There are plenty of myths about what causes Endometriosis. Many theories and thoughts on a subject so few seem to know anything about. When we have the condition, we somehow have a deeper sense, perhaps by listening to our bodies, on where the imbalances truly lie, or perhaps I have delved far deeper than most on the subject and have really considered my personal experience in relation to the information that has been presented.
I have gone so far down the rabbit hole and delved into the body’s personal healing powers, imbalances and even the emotional connection to this condition that perhaps I feel I may shed a brighter light on what really causes Endometriosis from a personal point of view.
To me, it all began with a poor immunity and a weak liver. I was born underweight and developed jaundice at a very young age. To me, this was perhaps the beginning of it all. Many of us start off life in this way. Our immunity is compromised with one interesting fact—we are not breastfed for long enough. Our mother’s milk is crucial to gain that initial burst of immunity from infection.
Added to the mix, we may have “inherited” our mother’s poor liver function. I know this is the case for me. My mom and her mom all suffered from poor liver function. When I look at our family tree, the clues are all over! The conditions are similar or directly linked to poor liver function. Even my sister has indicators of this. Digestive disorders, inflammatory conditions, acne and heart conditions are all miasms of the same source—the liver.
Now, to put this all together in terms of what I believe causes Endometriosis, let me explain the basics of disease:
1. It all begins with an excess of toxins in the body
Our environment and our diets are unfortunately loaded with toxins. They are everywhere and we spend every day using our liver to flush them out. These toxins play havoc on our endocrine system (the one that looks after all the hormones in the body) and will create inflammatory responses in the body.
2. Our excretion mechanisms fail to flush out the toxins
We need our digestion and our kidneys to flush out these toxins effectively. It is likely that a combination of poor diet and a lack of good and frequent water would have limited our abilities to do this. Gluten is one of the big culprits in creating digestive issues. Lack of drinking enough water will affect our kidneys.
3. The toxins then remain in the body and create more imbalances
One of the main things that happens with excess toxins is that we develop imbalances. The thyroid is one of the main organs that is affected by these toxins. Once the thyroid is out of balance, it causes the other hormones within the chain of hormones to become imbalanced. These include our adrenal glands, cortisone, estrogen and progesterone.
The imbalance also creates a reaction by the body to respond with inflammation. It feels under attack by these toxins and the tissues that are affected become inflamed, in an attempt to heal them.
4. The imbalance then creates internal problems
We all have candida growing in our bodies naturally. When the thyroid is out of balance, it stimulates these bacterial growths to become a problem—they grow too rapidly and create havoc in our bodies! Bacterial overgrowths, candida or any other fungal overgrowth will sap us of nutrients, the very nutrients we need to heal the body of disease. They also affect our immune system as they draw out the best nutrients—even some immune supporting nutrients—for their own benefit. We land up feeding the fungus!
These fungi love sugar, wheat and damp, dark and warm spaces. As we feel lousy, we tend to stay indoors. We avoid the sun, drink heaps of water and become addicted to sugar and wheat, just feeding that internal fungus even further.
5. We continue on this path
This path leads to further deficiency of nutrients and ultimately more inflammation, lower digestive ability and in the end… well, a big fat mess. The liver is lumped with all of it! It has to try and clean it up. It is dealing with an excess of toxins, hormones and all the while losing vitamins and minerals to help it do its job.
6. The excess hormones combined with low immune function create the Endometriosis
We have excess estrogen, as the liver can’t flush them out. We have a low immunity as we are fighting this “fungus” living in our body. We are not getting the necessary minerals to get the liver to flush out the excess estrogen or fight the “infection” of the misplaced Endometriosis cells. Inflammation develops and with inflammation comes the pain and reaction from prostaglandins.
There is also an emotional connection here. I believe we develop conditions in areas where our emotional pain might reside. There seem to be many connections with women who have suffered from sexual abuse or pain related to pregnancy, young children etc. To me, the connection was the loss of a baby brother at the young age of six. This connection should not be underestimated and the healing powers of releasing that pain should really be explored alongside the physical side of healing.
With this information you can at least know where to start with your healing journey. What to focus on and how to move forward. There is little point in just focusing on the symptoms and trying to reduce pain. The pain message is there for a reason—your body is trying to tell you something!
Clean out the toxins, support the body with immune supporting substances and give your body a real chance to heal!