I got another one of those comments the other day. You know the ones where someone is suggesting that what I am sharing is dangerous and that we should all see a medical professional and use prescribed drugs for Endometriosis, and that there are potential dangers with using the natural approach for Endometriosis. This was someone advocating the use of Depo Provera—I can’t think of a worse drug to use for Endometriosis!
Here’s the thing that really annoys me.
If you read the Hippocrates Oath and what it is all about—this is an oath all medical doctors are sworn into in the US—it clearly states:
First do no harm.
This means, we should opt for things that are not harmful to the body FIRST before resorting to things that have potential dangers and side effects.
I once sat down and read the side effects on a basic headache tablet. It was scary. I then took it one step further and decided to read the side effects of the contraceptive pill, painkillers and yes, even things like Lupron.
This stuff is seriously ridiculous. Does no one consider these drugs and their side effects as dangerous? Does no one think about it anymore? Are we place all our faith in doctors that we don’t think about what might happen when we take all of these things? With all of those side effects? What about when we combine a whole bunch of these chemicals together? I know for many years I would take a whole combination of various drugs to deal with all the various side effects of my Endo and my treatments.
So, let us really look at some of these side effects and what they mean. Are we really that much better off if we have to live with a list of these things?
- Hair growth in unfamiliar places
- Sudden numbness or weakness
- Feeling like you want to pass out
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Loss of interest in sex
Here are a few just to whet your appetite: (click on links and they will open in a separate page)
I have written an article on this one in the past and there are people working hard to get this one off the market. Check it out.
This one actually has a massive warning sign about the potential of irreparable bone loss. Let us welcome osteoporosis right now!
I want to ask you if you think that an approach where we can rebalance the body naturally, without any negative side effects, where we use common sense and logic to rebalance the body, is dangerous? We are not using anything the body doesn’t naturally desire or know how to use. There are no potential side effects and the body is not put under any kind of strain—like in the case of most drugs and hormone treatments where the liver, kidneys and stomach are all put under strain.
Why do we feel comfortable to trust someone else’s opinion for what our bodies need? Do we really feel that they have a better understanding of our bodies? Do we feel that perhaps they know something we don’t? Let me tell you… in most cases they know less than they will admit, especially when it comes to Endometriosis.
Doctors and gynecologists are completely baffled about Endometriosis. No one knows what causes it or why it spreads. It is a constant mystery and yet we trust them to give us hormone-based treatments with a long and dangerous list of side effects and yet… we don’t question this? They simply don’t know and they are using drugs and hormone treatments, which were often designed for a completely different condition. Oh well, let’s just try it on Endometriosis?
Have you read the most common side effects? Do you believe they are better than just dealing with Endometriosis as it is?
You might have most of those symptoms already—why induce them in your body?
Why do we trust in a medical system that produces drugs that cause women to become permanently paralysed or die and think that is okay?
“The FDA has received more than 12,000 reports of adverse events linked to Lupron, including more than 1,100 deaths.” Read full article here.
Does permanent neurological damage mean anything?
But Mel… the Endometriosis will spread if we don’t do something!
The Endometriosis spreads and gets worse with countless surgeries and manipulating hormones too. Do you know that adhesions are a direct result of surgeries performed poorly within our abdominal cavity? Do you know that taking synthetic hormones for years at a time affects our liver? The liver is the key organ at regulating hormones and here we are pumping it full of synthetics. Does that make sense?
Do you understand why Endometriosis grows? It inevitably grows because the body is lacking in the right nutrients and is overwhelmed with toxins. Do we really want to add more toxins to the body and keep eating our standard western diet and expect change?
I wish women with Endometriosis would open their eyes.
We are smarter than this, ladies. We are smarter than believing that our only options are surgery and hormone treatments. When we mess with nature—the essence of intelligence that exists within our bodies—we are messing with more than we could possibly understand. It is damaging to believe that anyone could ever fully know or understand the body. It is a massive and wonderful mystery and should be left alone, rather than poked and prodded with all these foreign things.
Science in a petri dish is not the same as science on a human body!
I get it. I get that having Endometriosis is scary. I get that there is little information and we want the pain to go away.
The thing I don’t get is why we can’t see that our bodies are perfect in their design. They are intricate and sensitive and the workings of the body are incredibly complex. I don’t get why we can’t respect its genius and work with it and help it and allow it to do its healing and reach its homeostasis, all by itself. We need to let our egos step aside and finally get empowered about what our bodies really need.
Nutrient-rich foods. Exercise. A positive mindset. Cleansing of toxins & rebalancing with the help of herbs and plants.
It is not complex and yet somehow we dismiss it.
Providing the healing tools for your body. Provide the right environment for it to feel good. Trust…
I hope this message reaches all the women in the world with Endometriosis who are struggling. Chances are, you are struggling with symptoms and side effects of whatever form of treatment you are on.
Perhaps it is time to really think about some genuine options to provide for your body.