Whatever triggers endometriosis, estrogen keeps it going. So my next step is to eliminate foods that increase estrogen and that convert estrogen down the wrong pathway.
Your body should convert estrogen along a C-2 pathway which is healthy and not cancerous. This is the pathway used for healthy reproduction. Unfortunately, when certain foods and toxins are introduced into the body, estrogen will convert along the risky C- 16 and C-4 pathways. I believe this not only worsens endometriosis but can cause cells to become cancerous. I have put together a list of foods that inhibit the secretion of unwanted estrogen and foods that can help eliminate endometrial cell growth!
Healthy Gut = Healthy absorption of estrogen
- Dietary fiber
- Flax seed
- Dark leafy greens
- Probiotics (kombucha is the bomb y'all)
Avoid excess estrogen and stop C-16 pathways
- Manage insulin by getting carbs from vegetables and fruits.
- Omega-3; diets low in omegas cause the body to go through C-16 pathway.
- High protein diets help the live to eliminate excess estrogen.
Great nutrients to metabolize estrogen
- B vitamins
- Omega 3
- Green tea
- Vitamin E; low vitamin E is linked to high estrogen and cancer
Avoid drinking alcohol and dairy product
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Women who engage in high intensity workouts along with a healthy diet see a 75% decrease in symptoms. With the pain I've been experiencing, I'm willing to give it a try. Why not?
I'm not citing MLA right now but I will give the links to the two articles that I got a lot of my information. I'm a high school anatomy and physiology teacher so I'd get struck by lightning if I didn't at least paste the link.
These articles give me hope that I can manage this disease. I can give up ice cream to get the family I've always wanted.