Living with Endometriosis

Food for thought

Blueberry BBQ Salmon from
10 oz wild Alaskan salmon filetsalt and pepper, to season1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries2 Tbsp organic ketchup1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar1 Tbsp brown sugar1/8 tsp garlic powder1/8 tsp onion powder1/4 tsp ground mustard1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Season salmon with salt and pepper and place on a parchment-line baking sheet, skin side down.
Heat a small saucepan over low heat and add blueberries. Heat until the begin to bubble and burst, about 10 minutes, then mash with a fork. Add in ketchup, both vinegars, brown sugar, onion and garlic powder, ground mustard and worcestershire sauce. Whisk well to combine and break up blueberries and turn the heat up to medium. Heat until mixture bubbles, stirring every few minutes, then turn heat back down to low. Cook for 10-12 minutes, whisking every few minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the salmon for 10-12 minutes or until opaque and cooked through. Serve blueberry sauce over the salmon. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 306 calories; 14 g. fat; 88 mg. cholesterol; 252 mg. sodium; 15.5 g. carbohydrate; 0.6 g. fiber; 31 g. protein

Research News!

Post-surgical ovarian failure after laparoscopic excision of bilateral endometriomas

Molecular genetic evidence that endometriosis is a precursor of ovarian cancer

Adenomyosis predicts impaired uterotubal transport in endometriosis patients with hyperperistalsis or dysperistalsis

Increased expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in the eutopic endometrial tissue of women with endometriosis

Tips for everyday living

When living with endometriosis changing your diet can help with some of the symptoms associated with this problem.

It can help reduce pain, and relieve cramps. Helps reduce inflammation and bloating. It can reduce estrogen levels and balance out your hormones.

Change the oils in your diet from the bad ones (saturated fats, butter, animal and organ meats, and lard) will help decrease symptoms. Choose oils like fish oil, walnut oil, flax seeds, and oil or olive oil.

A diet high in fiber is crucial to helping to reduce endometriosis symptoms, it is known to decrease circulating estrogen levels in the body. Whole grains (except wheat and rye), peas and beans, brown rice, and fruits and vegetables. Even oatmeal will help reduce symptoms.

Mustard greens, broccoli, cabbage and turnips are recommended to control estrogen levels.

Some foods to avoid are wheat (contains physic acid which can aggravate symptoms of endometriosis), Red meats (contain growth hormones and promotes negative prostaglandins which can cause inflammation), Chocolate, and dairy products (can cause inflammation), and caffeine (increases cramping, and increases estrogen levels).

Things to avoid

Try to avoid smoking, it's much better for your immune system. Women try not to be so stressed out. It seems to cause women to stop ovulating and causes hormonal issues. Increase fibrous foods in your diet to help balance estrogen. Also use vitamins and Chinese herbs they have been proven to be more effective then regular drugs for endometriosis. Hydrotherapy is also recommended by practitioners. Valerian, black haw, and wild yam are also some natural alternatives to use to relieve pain.

Natural Treatment for Endometriosis Infertility

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Art Auction

Artist Adelaide Damoah is auctioning off ten of her “supermodels” paintings in aid of endometriosis research. 40% of proceeds will be donated directly to the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF). This is your chance to own an original “Damoah” – and contribute to endometriosis research at the same time!

May place bids on Ebay starting, Monday November 26th.

About the authors

Drea Donaldson, Amber Melhouse, & Angela Rincon