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Endometriosis


About
A condition in which the endometrium grows outside the uterus, causing scarring, pain, and heavy bleeding, and often damaging the fallopian tubes and ovaries in the process. Endometriosis is a common organic cause of infertility.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Depending on how far it has progressed your doctor may prescribe medication to control the growth. Or there is laparoscopy surgery with a laser to remove growths.
  • Exercise daily.
  • If you think you have endometriosis see your doctor.
  • Pregnancy sometimes helps endometriosis by allowing time for the implants to heal and shed. Sometimes after pregnancy endometriosis is gone and for others it returns as soon as the regular hormone cycles return.


Advice
  • A fast for the three days preceding menstruation is recommended. Fresh live juices and steam-distilled water are beneficial.
  • Consume green drinks.
  • If condition worsens, especially if breathing becomes difficult or if chest or legs begin to experience pain, while you are taking medication, contact your doctor. A more serious condition may be present.
  • Stay away from the following: caffeine, alcohol, fried foods, foods with additives, hardened fats, fast food, red meat, non-organic poultry, butter, dairy products, animal fats, refined and processed foods, shellfish, salt, and sugar.
  • To relax the muscles, take a hot bath or apply a heating pad or hot water bottle.
  • Your diet should include plenty of raw vegetables, fruits, soy foods, whole-grain products, raw nuts, and seeds. Fiber and soy are extremely important.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Helps balance hormones.


Vitamin K
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes blood clotting.


Alfalfa
Importance: High
Comments: Provides vitamin K which promotes blood clotting. Also provides needed minerals, including iron. Lack of iron can contribute to endometriosis.


Essential fatty acids (primrose oil)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: A good source of essential fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).


Iron
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Those with endometriosis often lack iron. Ferrous fumarate form is recommended. Caution: Only use iron if diagnosed with anemia.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Improves production of blood cells. Balances hormones.


Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Alleviates stress. Helps with proper adrenal function.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps eliminate excess fluids.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Promotes healing. Buffered form is recommended.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with tissue reconstruction. Boosts immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa
Type: Internal
Purposes: Usually women that have Endometriosis are iron deficient and Alfalfa is a good source of iron. Alfalfa has a high vitamin K and needed mineral content that is necessary for blood clotting and healing.

Astragalus, Garlic, Goldenseal, Myrrh Gum, Pau d'arco, and Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: These six herbs are said to have natural antibiotic properties that reduce infections. Also known to have anti-tumor properties.

Burdock Root, Dong Quai, and Red Raspberry Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: These three herbs are said to have hormonal balancing properties.

Stinging nettle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Nettle is beneficial in treating endometriosis due to its rich content of iron.