In my online support group for women with endometriosis, it horrifies me sometimes to read the suggestions and opinions shared with women by doctors and surgeons. Yes, endometriosis is a confusing and challenging condition to treat but when I hear these recommendations, it truly frustrates me!
I want you as a woman with endometriosis or someone who knows endometriosis to know that you have more hope and possibility for your health. Here are some common lies I hear doctors and surgeons use, which I want to dispel right now!
Getting a hysterectomy will cure you of endometriosis
This one shocks me the most. I have had women as young as 22 years of age being told that they need to have a hysterectomy to finally be rid of the endometriosis. Let me be clear. Endometriosis is not purely a hormone-related condition and cutting out anything to do with our “womanly bits” does not ensure that it won’t return.
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No matter how many organs or parts of your body you cut out, you will not ever successfully correct the imbalances that have gone on inside you. We need to correct those imbalances to finally regain health.
Lupron, the contraceptive pill or other hormone treatments are the only options for managing the condition.
This flies straight in the realm of controversy, but after working out a technique over the last 5 years, using completely natural methods, I know that it is totally possible to manage endometriosis without any of those options! If anything, these treatments can leave women in a worse state due to all the side effects and consequences they cause within the body. Does anyone read the labels? Women have died from taking the contraceptive pill, women have been left disabled after taking Lupron. These things are not a joke and we should really research what we put into our bodies before we simply take a doctor’s word for it.
Please don’t take Lupron
You cannot get pregnant when you have endometriosis
Please, please don’t believe this one! It is not true! Women with endometriosis can totally get pregnant and it is possible for you too. I have worked with many women and have seen many women successfully get pregnant and it all came down to reducing the factors related to having endometriosis, rather than just cutting out things and taking painkillers.
Your body is experiencing some key signs of having endometriosis: namely inflammation, an unsupported immune system and hormone imbalance. When we correct those problems, we allow the body to be strong enough to carry a child. We can totally do these things by using a holistic approach to endometriosis. Yes, something as simple as diet, exercise, changing our thoughts and cleansing our body can change all of that!
Diet has nothing to do with endometriosis
I hate this one the most! As you can imagine! How can it not make a difference? What we eat, three to five times a day fuels our body. It is what gives us our minerals, our vitamins and all those bits we need to make this body move and function. Let me tell you that doctors don’t get trained in nutrition. They only learn about nutrition when it comes to diabetes and heart conditions and even then it is a small percentage.
Just think about it logically and try eating differently for a month and you will notice a difference! If diet had nothing to do with endometriosis, then women wouldn’t feel different when they change it!
There is NOTHING we can do
Of course, there is! We don’t need to simply live with endometriosis and wait for some miracle pill! It ain’t going to happen, ladies! Endometriosis is not something you simply need to live with and taking more drugs will certainly not help the body rebalance. Stop laying down and feeling defeated by this condition. Get empowered! Make a change! Try something different today!
Your body is smart. It knows what it is doing. It was created with the genius behind it! Stop mucking about and trust that it knows what to do. We cannot cure anything with a drug, a diet or anything else. What we do is provide an ENVIRONMENT, the perfect setting for your body to have what it needs and rebalance itself. Nothing more, nothing less.
Get out of that shitty headspace and change your thinking:
When endometriosis is truly “happy”, then your body will do the healing work for you. You don’t have to push or fight. You just need to trust and provide. Nurture your body with the right environment.
Okay, rant over! But seriously, ladies, please don’t ever believe that you are stuck when it comes to endometriosis or that you need to believe everything you hear from a doctor or what you’ve read on a Facebook group or website. Do your own research. Work these things out for yourself and try something different. It may well work!
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