Endometriosis

Diet

  1. Decrease refined carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can cause insulin resistance which negatively impact hormones. When hormones are out of balance estrogen can dominate and trigger abnormal cellular growth.
  2. Eat foods that promote liver detoxification, these include: cabbage-family, beets, carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, onions, lemons and artichokes. These compounds enhance estrogen metabolism. Cut unhealthy fats such as fried foods, foods high in trans-fatty acids and saturated fats.
  3. Soy and flax compounds can help mitigate the effects of estrogen.
  4. Cut out caffeine, alcohol & dairy.

Lifestyle

  1. Exercise aerobically. Aerobic exercise helps to detox the body and improve insulin sensitivity.
  2. Avoid exposure to chemicals that interfere with liver function.
  3. Limit exposure to pesticides and plastics.

Supplements

  1. Euromega Omega-3 – 2 Tablets Daily
  2. BioResponse DIM – 2 Caps Twice Daily
  3. ForteFlax – 1 Tablespoon twice daily. Ground flaxseed contains a fiber called lignans that help to metabolize excess estrogen.
  4. Progesterone cream can help control the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body. One-quarter teaspoon twice daily, 3 weeks on and 1 week off.
  5. Iodoral – 1 Tablet Daily

2 thoughts on “Endometriosis

  1. Marie says:

    My Daughter is 24 years old and has been suffering with Ovarian cysts and endometreosis for several years. She experiences severe menustral pains ever since she started her periods at 12yrs old. Her gyn put her on depo for 3 months which did not stop her period completely.
    She now has prescribed 3 tablets/day of provera ( still bleeding and cramping) and also wants her to start taking lupron.
    I am really concerned that the side affects of all this will cause her permenant damage physically and mentally. She does plan on having children and we are at a loss if these prescriptions are way too much and not the real solution to her problems.
    Pleases let us know your opinion. I feel that alternatives are available and more healthy for her. What would you prescribe for her condition since she is so young.

    Many thanks,

    Marie

    • Ray Hinish, Pharm.D. says:

      Hello Marie,
      I feel that you need to find a holistic physician to evaluate her plan and hopefully get her moving in a better direction. I would recommend that she take an aggressive stance with limiting refined carbs and getting on a regular exercise program. Insulin resistance can worsen these types of hormone imbalances. The supplements I would recommend are: 1. WholeMega – 2 caps twice daily. 2. Bioresponse DIM 2 caps twice daily and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed twice daily. These thing will get her started while she gets into a holistic physician to build a more tailored plan

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