Monday, November 24, 2014


          Hello to all of my followers.  Thank you all so much for reading my blog!  I still have many details about my jounrey that I am going to share with you.  Also, many more recipes, remedies, tips, and resources!  Thank you so much for the twitter and facebook follows/ adds.  I will create a new page to go along with the website.  I also will add you all from the new page.  The website is still under construction.  I have to raise more money for a better site for our online support group.  A temporary one will be up soon! I appreciate you all so much.  Please continue to share this blog.  Endometriosis awareness needs to be raised!  Thank you all so much for the support!  Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nutrition and Food Allergies

Watching what you consume can significantly decrease some endometriosis symptoms.  I became aware of these signs after my diagnosis surgery.  I searched for many ways to alleviate pain, gas, heart burn, constipation and diahrreaha.  I stopped eating beef and pork years before I had any surgeries. Avoiding certain food can help with:

  • Inflammation
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Balance hormones
  • Manage weight
  • Reduce toxins

 After my diagnosis, I also cut out the following foods:
  • Fried foods (I indulge every blue moon.  Since this causes the least amount of pain.  I also cook my french fries in the oven)
  • Red meat, pork
  • Starch
  • Sugar
  • White flour
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • All processed food (no fast food)
  • Dark soda (except sprite, gingerale)
  • Eggs
Below is a list of foods that are good to eat:
  • Legumes, almonds, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, etc
  • Almond milk to replace dairy and soy milk
  • Seafood  (high in fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation)
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables (eat both lightly steamed and raw daily.  I enjoy making a veggie smoothie.  Where I combine most of my daily servings.  About 3-5 different types veggies)
  • 1 gallon of water daily
  • Brown, black or wild rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Oat flour, rice flour, almond meal
  • Raw honey, agave
       Not comsuming beef and pork can improve digestion.  Also fried foods, to much starch.  Eating this way will ease digestive aches.  Also, you don't have to worry about calories or fiber.  Fiber is in most fruits and veggies.  Everything that we are supposed to eat.  You will be regular if you get nutrients and hydration.  Iron is also in dark green leafy veggies.  There is no cure for endometriosis.  However, you can improve your quality of life, by comsuming what your body needs.

        Your body will also become sensitive to eating bad foods.  Over time it will not allow you to comsume unhealthy foods.  Also, watching what you eat means there aren't many places who cater to no meat, no dairy, and no soy allergies lifestyles.  My family memebrs are witnesses.   I do not consume fastfood.  There are only a handful of resturants who can cater to these food allergies.  Many worry about what are they going to eat.  I have replaced many foods with alternatives.  Made my own versions of my favorite recipes.   The only meat I currently eat is seafood.  However, I will still upload recipes for people that do.  Which I will post for you to enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Castor Oil Pack

      Through my journey with endometriosis, I've found a few natural remedies along the way. They are quick and easy.  For menstrual cramps, gas pressure/bloating, castor oil packs work wonders.  I was introduced to them about four years ago.  They can be done frequently.  It promotes relaxation, circulation, and eases cramps.  DO NOT USE HOT WATER BOTTLE WITH CASTOR OIL IF YOU ARE ON YOUR MENSES.  CASTOR OIL PACKS ARE NOT TO BE USED ON MENSTRUAL CYCLE.  I also use this whenever I feel to much aching in my lower abdomen.  From my buddy endo of course.  I have also use whenever a cyst ruptures.

Benefits and Uses for castor oil:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases circulation
  • Repairs damaged tissue
  • Pain relief
  • Relieves constipation and gas

You'll need:
Castor oil ( I prefer black castor oil.  However, regular castor oil works well)
Hot water bottle
Two Towels (ones you don't mind getting oily)
Tea kettle, or small cooking pot

      Bring the water to a boil.  While it's boiling.  Prepare an area for you to lay down.  This usually puts me to sleep.  Once the water is boiling.  It's ready.  I prefer my hot water bottle to be really hot.  If this is your first time.  Please be careful, and add cold water to adjust the temperature of the bottle. Pour it in the hot water bottle slowly, and cautiously.  I also fill mines halfway.  To much water in the pouch makes my bladder uncomfortable.  The water can be heavy.

       Place the hot water bottle on the abdomen.     Place the hot water bottle on the lower abdomen, below the uterus.  On top of the towel.  Do not place directly on skin.  Use the towel as a barrier.  Wrap the plastic wrap around your entire waist.  Securing the HWB.  The plastic wrap is optional.  However, it is recommended for maximum effectiveness.   I know you all will get relief from your endo aches with this remedy.