Monday, March 26, 2018

My endometriosis awareness month

  Hi Love's. As of lately I've been experiencing ovarian cysts ruptures. At least four since the new year. I wanted to share that with my sisters, being transparent. I know that I have to do better. Busy day to day life is no excuse for not being fully on top on my regimen. Even though it has been completely plant based more recently than ever.
  Yet, I have been over indulging in "vegan/plant based junk food". Honestly sad to say. I am grateful that the cysts are rupturing without medical intervention. That means no surgical removal. That is still a sign of progress for me. I am going to get back to being mostly raw plant based. I will continue to update you all on my progress.  I appreciate you for still reading these blogs.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Taking control of endometriosis through diet

  Hello my loves. It's still March. Which means that I will be uploading information completely dedicated to endometriosis. I began this blog to share this data all year long. One of the main aspects of gaining some control over your endometriosis is to start with what you put into your body. There are certain foods that women with the condition should avoid. This list is also known as the "endo-diet. If this diet is followed as close as possible, it can decrease symptoms. Such as:

  • pelvic pain
  • constipation
  • hormonal imbalance
  • fatigue
  • bloating
  • bleeding between periods
  • heavy bleeding
  Some of the foods that contribute to those symptoms are:
  • red meat
  • pork
  • dairy products
  • saturated and trans fat
  • alcohol
  • gluten
  • soy products                            
  • refined sugar
  • caffeine
  • processed food

  The main objective in managing endometriosis naturally is to eat healthy. That's it. It does take time to see results, while changes occur overnight. Here is a list of foods that help ease endometriosis symptoms:

  • green leafy vegetables-which contains a lot of iron 
  • food's rich in omega 3's
  • foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries, oranges, etc
  • lots of distilled, spring or PH water. You can make your own PH/alkaline water by adding a few drops of lemon or lime to water
  • legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains
  • ginger which is anti-inflammatory, and helps decrease ovarian cysts

  These are just a few of the items to avoid and to be added to your diet. I guarantee that with the right research, you'll be more fulfilled with this way of eating. I also prefer to refer to the dietary changes as lifestyle changes. If you'd like to learn different recipes, check out more posts on this blog! Also subscribe to be notified when there are new posts!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Finally, doctors admit to menstrual cramps being "as bad as a heart attack"

  In recent news, doctors confirm the validity of menstrual cramps. Saying they are "as bad as a heart attack". Finally, they are beginning to take cramps more seriously. Many women's pain is usually dismissed. Yet, there is a term for painful periods and menstrual cramps is dysmenorrhea
We also know that if a woman's cycle causes her to not be able to resume normal activity, that she may have endometriosis. So in my eyes, doctors recognizing that cramps can be severe is leading the way towards more awareness regarding pelvic related conditions.  


Endometriosis Awareness Month

   It's March 1st ladies. That means that we will flood the internet on all social media outlets! I will be sharing many tips, details, recipes, and information regarding endometriosis. Even though many of us share endometriosis info daily. 1 in 10 women have the condition, making that 176 million women globally. It can take up to 10 years before being properly diagnosed. I personally believe that it is imperative we share our stories. This lets other women know that they are not alone. Stay tuned for more posts during endometriosis awareness month.