One of the things I find really difficult to do is watch or hear women struggling with Endo and to just be quiet. I know sometimes I can seem pushy and almost preachy to some and I find it really hard to contain myself. It all seems so obvious to me and yet somehow it is all just such a mystery to so many of you out there.
Endometriosis is not a mystery. Disease is not a mystery. It is all really simple. What we give our bodies, is how it will react. Think about it for a minute….. what you put in, is what you get out. If you feed yourself poor quality food, you are going to get a body that responds poorly. Low energy foods = low energy body. It makes sense doesn’t it? So, why are people still surprised they get diseased when they feed themselves McDonalds burgers and french fries?
The saddest thing to me is how we view food and our lifestyle. I almost want to cry when I suggest to someone that they cut out sugar or dairy or wheat and they say: “That is too hard, I couldn’t possibly cut any of those out of my diet!”. What amazes me is that these poor women are suffering, each and every day. Going through bloating, digestive issues, headaches, nausea, migraines, aching bodies and endo pain each and every day and yet….. the commitment to change things seems too hard or difficult. They are struggling to get out of bed and yet they are not prepared to make changes. I am sorry, but I simply don’t understand this. Surely the pain of Endometriosis should be enough to motivate you to change?
Perhaps the problem lies more in the way diet is viewed. It is somehow fashionable to live on Junk Food. I am not sure why? Perhaps, it is all those cool commercials showing young people going out and partying, eating burgers and drinking? We feel like we are missing out on something if we don’t eat these foods. It is like being healthy isn’t trendy and we are odd balls for not eating these foods. The sad thing is, these foods are made from the lowest quality ingredients, so these large companies can pay for those expensive TV ads! Ironic really.
I guess we are all at different stages with our healing and what we are prepared to do for our bodies. I know for a long time I wasn’t prepared to give up anything for my health. I believed I could just take supplements and everything would be okay. I can tell you honestly, it wasn’t.
I think the biggest thing that we need to understand is that We are What we Eat. If we eat poorly, we will feel terrible. It doesn’t really matter if it is endo or something else. Our bodies will become diseased and we will feel terrible. It is simply logical. The body cannot live on poor nutrient foods. It can’t sustain this way of eating long-term. It has nothing to do with age. It has to do with our bodies ability to deal with a poor diet over a long time. Many people think they are getting tired, feel sore and achy because they are getting old. That is not true. It is your body, feeling exhausted at trying to deal with mediocre foods.
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So, I know you believe that Endometriosis was perhaps just bad luck or you inherited it from your mother or which ever reason you want to tell yourself. The reality is, you mistreated your body and it is telling you it is not okay. The western diet is not nutrient rich. It is nutrient poor. Most diets contain less than 10% of the stuff we really need to sustain our bodies!
I know I am a little worked up about this but I just find it so hard to stay quiet when I know that what we eat plays such a massive role in healing. Please don’t believe you can dismiss your diet. Please don’t believe your doctor who tells you that it makes no difference. I can promise you, it makes a HUGE difference and it is so easy to change.
I urge you to take a step each day in changing what you eat. Start with one thing a day and gradually improve what you eat each and every day. Make a decision that you want to be better and that all those foods that you know make you sick are not worth it. Your health is more important. Your life is more important. You are more important. That is within your power.
Please watch the movie foodmatters. It will really open your eyes to the massive importance of what we eat and how our health improves once we change that.
How you feel with Endometriosis all begins with what we put into your mouth, each and every day. How important is it to you?