I Promise the Endometriosis Diet Really Does Work!

I Promise the Endometriosis Diet Really Does Work!

If you are new to Endometriosis and natural healing, you are probably looking at the Endometriosis Diet right now and wondering how on earth anyone can live without eating all these foods! I mean, really? No meat, no dairy, no sugar and no gluten? What is left, right?

Well, I know it is hard but I can promise you that it really does work, based on my own personal experience! I have been in Germany for the last 3 weeks. It has been a wonderful time but it did involve heaps of eating. The kind of eating I am talking about has been mostly with friends and family who prepare the meals for you—which of course makes it incredibly hard to say, I can’t really eat this or that and could we not add this or that. It just comes across as rude. So, inevitably I just ate most of the meals and sort of hinted that I would prefer something a little fresher or lighter or with less meat. Luckily, my family is quite accommodating and the last visit included some wonderfully home-made ratatouille.

However, over the last 3 weeks, I ate most of the foods I used to eat—meat, dairy and sugar. Luckily, I managed to avoid gluten as this one really impacts me straight away! Well, the other day, I honestly thought I was going to just sit in a puddle on the floor and cry! All of my symptoms re-appeared! I had the bloated tummy, poor digestion, tight and sore shoulders, feeling tired and lethargic and just felt flat! It felt like I had done all that hard work for nothing!

Now, if you are new to my blog you may not know this, but it has taken me almost 2 years to cut out most of these foods, which was quite a challenge! I first cut out dairy, then sugar and meat and eventually gluten. I have lost 2 dress sizes in the process and felt amazing! I had energy again and for the first time ever a completely flat stomach!

The point is, it took me a long time to get to where I am now and the thought that this could all be thrown away from one visit in Germany was just frightening. I felt like my healing journey was going backwards, rather than forwards. I even got my allergy symptoms back!

But luckily I have some wonderful friends and a wonderful fiancé who assured me that my body would bounce back, as soon as I fed it what it really wanted—nutritious and healthy foods. See, my body was rebelling against all this food. It was shouting at me to make a change! Why are you eating this stuff, Mel?

So, the last couple of days, I have made a concerted effort to eat the Endo Diet again. I have cut out all the meat, cheese and sugar again and it is amazing how much better I already feel. My digestion is better again and my skin is starting to clear up too—a sign of poor digestion.

The Endometriosis Diet really does work! I don’t have the same pain I had a few days ago—just by cutting out those certain food groups!

I know it is hard to get motivated to cut them all out—just do it one at a time! You can do it and when you start to notice the difference, sticking to it will just seem logical!

Got any questions about the Endo Diet? Anything you want help with? Feel free to ask in the comments below.

 

Big hugs,

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  1. Hi,
    I would start by saying this is a great blog for us Endo Girls 🙂 I am following the endo diet for the last one month and also doing castor oil packs along with it… I notice blood clots gettig discharged from my vagina off late… Once I visit the loo and wipe myself, I can see some
    Blood clots on the tissue… Could this be the endo dissolving and exiting he body or I need to be alarmed about it? Thanks… Waiting for your reply

  2. Hello, I was just wanted to ask if you take regular vitamins and supplements to help with endo? And have any actually helped!

    Thanks.

  3. Hi Melissa,

    I am spending most of my free time researching about endometriosis and general mentruation issues. I have polycystic ovaries and my doctors and healers are pretty sure I have endo. I am seeing a gynecologist in 10 days to speak about a laparoscopy.
    I am in agony every month, every other month being worse than the other (not sure why). I have diarrhea and vomit on the first day and am on the edge of fainting due to the intensity of the pain. It’s been like that since I can remember apart from when I was on the pill from age 17 to 28. I am 35 now and it doesn’t seem to get any better despite all the healing and dieting I have been doing. I tried chinese herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, reiki, shamanic healing, vortex healing, various hand on healing, deep spiritual healing, ayurveda etc…I was on the diet you advise for many years (no meat, vegan, gluten free, sugar free…) but it didn’t make any better. Then in my research I found out that a lot of women had freed themselves from period pain with the paleo diet which is based on meat, fresh fruits and vegge and suppression of grains. So I tried it. my pain did improve greatly after 2 months but came back. So I am confused as it seems that for polycystic ovaries, it is better to eat a high protein diet but for endo it is not…hmm so having both, what am I supposed to do? I am pretty desperate as all my attempt for healing seem to fail and I can’t stand this pain anymore. If you have any suggestion, they are welcome. Thank you
    Helene

  4. I’ve been suffering with this undiagnosed for a while and this year I finally had a doctor acknowledge it. Because it went for so long I lost a phalopian tube due to scaring and infection. They want to put me on hornone treatments but I refuse to go there…for fear of messing my body up even more. So my question to you is have you found anykind of a shopping guide or something that can help with pointing out good things to have? Can you eat chicken, turkey or fish…or are we talking about no meat at all? Also, I was told that I needed to avoid caffeine…have you heard of this? Should I do some kind of liver flush to possibly boost my body into being cleaner. I just had the surgery in Feb 2013 and 2 months later the pain was back and it was way worse than before. I need help please…and I am so thankful that I came across your blog, so that I can connect with other Endo Girls and find hope.

    • Hi Samantha and welcome to my blog.I am super thankful you found me too 🙂 I think the first step is to really look at your diet and cut out any foods that are inflammatory in nature. Things like Gluten, Sugar, Dairy and highly processed foods. Caffeine will trigger your adrenals to produce more cortisol and this can then in turn affect your inflammation and your other hormones. I would also highly recommend Exclzyme for healing any scar tissue that might be left from the operation or any adhesions that are building up to try and heal you. I would wait on the liver flush for now sweets and just build up some strength.
      I am developing a new programme in the new year, which will provide you with heaps more answers. You can sign up to receive an early bird discount:
      http://www.reachtechnique.com

      Hugs,

  5. Melissa,

    What do you eat as your main energy source? I find quinoa and rice and egg are all suspicious… Getting lost here for better replacement.

    Thanks so much,

    Ann

  6. This has been the worst feeling ever I cry more than I ever have and for no reason or because of the pain, I’ll cry in public or in my room and I hate it. I can’t stand the cramps, the feeling of my stomach being in knots and all the other symptoms I just found out I have this and am waiting to see my dr. do these symptoms ever go away?

    • They can go away Alicia. I am sorry it is so bad. Know that I have been there and that my pain is rarely there now 🙂 Go natural sweetheart. It is the only way 🙂

  7. Hi,

    I just ran across your blog and it has been so helpful to me, but anyways I just found out I have endo and I always knew I had something wrong just didnt know what until now. my question is no matter what I eat or drink I get this feeling like I’m going to throw up and was wondering did you get that feeling too at first? and if you did what did you do and what did you eat or drink until it went away?

    • Hi Alicia,
      It sounds to me like you have insufficient Hydrochloric Acid in your stomach, which helps to digest the foods you eat. I would recommend going on a predominantly liquid diet and including as many green smoothies and juices as you can handle. Get some Spirulina into your drink as this stimulates the stomach acid. Nausea is also closely related to the liver. I would look into getting onto some liver specific herbs like Bupleurum, Dandelion Root, Globe Artichoke etc.
      I personally love Bupleurum as my favourite one.
      Hope this helps Alicia 🙂

      Check out: http://www.endoempowered.com/bupleurum-endometriosis-specifically/

  8. hi im Bernadeth from phillipines.. im one of that “Endo” girls. just want to ask you some questions if
    -are you totally healed from it?
    -is it possible to have baby in the future?
    -do brown rice have Gluten?
    -what specific fruits and veges do i need to eat for my ENDO?
    i would be more happy to get a reply and answer from you MEL..
    Thanks. GOD BLESS and MORE POWER..

    • Hi Berndrix,
      Welcome to my blog.
      I am not totally healed – but about 93% healed – still have pain on the first day of my period.
      You can have a baby – just read some of the success stories on the blog 🙂 Brown rice doesn’t have gluten in it.
      You should eat mostly berries and green vegetables for endo. Avoid the sweeter fruits if you can – apples, pears and bananas. Eat more blueberries instead.

    • Hi Mel,
      Thanks for your reply, yeah i haven’t read all of your Blogs yet, you know God is so Good i thank HIM cos HE used you to inspire us all and not to despair instead… keep it up Mel, more Power and God bless!!!

  9. Hello Melissa,

    I have really bad endo, and the pain is killing me , I just do not know how ro start. I am vegetaria, but I do not know exactly what to change or to do. I am so lost. Help me to get a diet to follow please.

    • Hi Isabel,

      You have come to the right place. You want to start with your diet. Cut out as much processed food as you can – including bread and milk. You will feel heaps better – there is heaps of info on my blog 🙂 You can get better!

  10. Hey girls,
    I have started by cutting out gluten and soy 6 months ago and felt directly less bloated, but I wasn’t really in that happy place yet so about 3 months ago I cut out dairy and sugar on the top of that ( I was already vegetarian so the meat wasn’t a problem )

    I have to say now that I got so much use to eat “healthy ” I am not craving the “forbidden” food anymore. I am enjoying so much making ( and drinking 😉 my nuts milk and even my boyfriend loves the dinner I am cooking ! for the first time in years I had a full 6 weeks without thinking about endo ! a week ago I was in a restaurant and I decided to give a try to a vegetarian burger as a treat and I spent 3 days to regret it.

    I am definitely sticking to the endo diet for as long and as much as I can because I truly believe that it is the way we should be eating and not only us endo girl but basically everyone who is health conscious. When I am in a shop I get sick just reading the list of chemicals and preservatives added to our food, beauty products, everywhere. I think this is sick.

    I still have to go to do some test to see if my level of oestrogen lowered down… but at least my life is back !
    It took me a few months before starting to see the results but it is totally worth it ! and by the way I lost 6 kilo’s without ever having to count any calories or restrain the portions of food I am having! it’s not about quantity but about quality ! 🙂
    Thanks Melissa for all your effort, great posts and help in this process to a happy healthy living !
    Julie

    • Hi Julie and welcome to my blog 🙂 It is wonderful to have a fellow health activist on the site 😉
      Yeah, I look at those nasty ingredients too and just can’t believe that companies actually feel nothing in selling them.
      Definitely agree – Quality all the way 🙂

  11. I read up on the endo diet once and got so overwhelmed I didn’t even try. As you said once you have cut out meat, dairy and gluten what is left. Also I am such a fussy eater which does not help at all.

    Maybe if you could post a few days typical meals it would help give me ideas.

    Currently I have cereals for breakfast (and sometimes luch) with cow’s milk (dairy).
    My other lunch option would be a sandwich (gluten). My main meal of the day is normally pretty good though. I tend to stick with chicken with veggies.

    • I think the key is not to try and do the whole diet in one go. Pick one food group you want to cut out and just do that for a month or whatever you can. I picked dairy first as it was the easiest for me. I replaced milk with almond milk or rice milk and now I just have Kefir with my breakfast. Don’t try and do gluten, dairy, meat and sugar – way too much!
      I have Quinoa for breakfast with blueberries and strawberries, salads or dinner left-overs for lunch and dinner is always a meal without food combinations – not mixing protein with carbs. You can get there! Just hang in there 🙂

  12. I’m on the diet for almost 4 months now and a lot has improved since then, expecially my digestion. I used to look like I’m pregnant a lot of the time, because of the bloating. My PDS has disappeared and since I’m on the diet my stomach is flat again! And I also lost almost 8 kilo’s, wich was also very welcome.

    A major difference with the diet is my emotional health, I’m just happier 🙂

    To be honest, I’m still waiting for my endo pain to decrease, my hormones are still out of balance but this is also because of the fact that I just got off the bc pill 2 months ago.

    But the diet for endometriosis is definitely the best thing that’s happened to me!

    • That is awesome to hear and well done! Just let the pill work it’s way out of your body and help it along with some Vitamin B and you will feel better 🙂 Love your blog!

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