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Diet Tips for Women with Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition that develops when tissue (usually the endometrium or uterine lining) grows outside the uterus, spreading to areas like the outer uterus surface, the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic cavity, cervix, vulva, bladder, bowel, the area between the vagina and rectum, or into surgical scars in the abdomen. According to the Endometriosis Association, this painful condition plagues over 6-million women and girls in the U.S. and roughly 1-million females in Canada.

British Nutritionist; author of the book, Endometriosis: A Key to Healing and Fertility through Nutrition; and Director of England’s Endometriosis and Fertility Clinic, Dian Shepperson Mills, is credited with establishing the bulk of research on the endometriosis diet. According to Shepperson Mills’ research, 20,000 women have tested the endometriosis diet and report improvements in the rate of internal inflammation as well as decreased pain. Here are the recommended diet tips for women with endometriosis…

 

1. Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Many scientists link oxidative stress with endometriosis, including, Shepperson Mills. And we all know that antioxidants fight the damage of oxidative stress as well as prevent the formation of free radicals, which cause DNA damage and increase the risk of cancer.

So in addition to butting out (if you smoke) or reducing your exposure to environmental pollutants, you can ease the inflammation associated with endometriosis by increasing the antioxidant-rich foods in your diet. Look to fresh fruits and vegetables rich in key antioxidant (i.e., vitamin C, selenium, vitamins A, and E) such as blackberries, cranberries, blueberries, artichokes, beans, and Russet potatoes.

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