Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Diet Tips for Women with Endometriosis

Diet Tips for Women with Endometriosis

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured, Women, Your Health

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.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 6 Rather Surprising Causes of Yawns
    Sure, a yawn is a very natural reaction to a night of restless sleep, a boring work meeting, a traffic jam after a particularly long day at the office, or a response to another...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Key Tips For Washing Your Hands Effectively
    Hand washing—it sounds like a fairly straightforward part of the daily routine. Most of us wash our hands at least a few times a day, and most often following a trip to the...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Medical Facts on Stomach and Gastric Cancer
    November is awareness month for stomach and gastric cancer (they're different names for the same disease), so it's a perfect time to digest more information about it.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Tips for Safe Toys on your Christmas List
    Toys are supposed to be a source of joy for children (and bigger kids that are young at heart).
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Sobering Facts for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
    We've all seen the commercials that show carnage in the wake of an impaired driver, but yet people are still getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Skin Pigmentation Disorders
    Special cells in the skin called melanocytes produce melanin.  Melanin gives rise to skin pigmentation, or coloring.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Bizarre Signs of Ill Health
    Hearing loss linked to diabetes? Eye sight decline linked to dementia? Studies now show that these seemingly unrelated heath issues can indicate a future chronic health issue.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Essential Nutrients for Brighter Eye Health
    Okay, we all know that carrots are reputedly good for eye health (as we age), but eating your weight in carrots won't make you bright eyed all on their own.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Wrapping Up 6 Health Hazards of Holiday Shopping
    We all make the jokes about how our credit cards will give us a heart episode when we open the mail in January.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Activities to Make the Holidays Shine Even Brighter
    The days surrounding Christmas can be a magical time, but there are ways to make it even better while cutting down on the associated stress.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Causes of Chest Pain That Are Not Your Heart
    Everyone worries that chest pain is related to the heart and they could be experiencing a heart attack, or myocardial infarction.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Wrap Yourself in These 6 Comfort Food Facts
    The holidays are one time when we might indulge in certain foods we might not otherwise, but it turns out some of them that can provide some benefits.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Ailments more Likely to Affect Women than Men
    As it turns out, some diseases and disorders pick sides when it comes to men and women. This can be due to hormonal differences between men and women, or other physiological...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Drawbacks of Using a Fitness Tracker
    One of the most popular additions to the average exercise regimen in recent years has been the fitness tracker.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer
    Lung cancer accounts for around 27-percent of all cancer deaths worldwide, according to the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice