Today you’re going to learn why the endo diet works.
You’re going to hear my story on how the endo diet helped change my life.
You’re also going to hear what the scientific literature has to say about it.
Lastly, we’ll share tons of real-life stories on how the endo diet has worked for women just like you.
Disclaimer: I hate when people make false promises. It’s unfair. So, I’m not going to say that the endo diet will FORSURE work for you. But, I’m very confident that it will positively influence your life.
What is the endometriosis diet?
The answer depends on the person.
Everyone’s body is different. And therefore there’s not really a “one size fits all” diet.
But, with that being said, I have a protocol for an endo diet “starting point”. I recommend that women with endo start by following this diet and then make changes based on how they feel.
My idea of a general endometriosis diet is…
From there, it’s on you to experiment with what works for you.
Maybe you realize that sugary fruits like bananas don’t agree with you. Or alcohol makes your symptoms worse.
Maybe you feel totally fine with aged cheese or the occasional ancient grain.
Or, you may need to take things a step further and incorporate a low-fodmap diet or move towards a vegetarian or vegan diet.
What 3 Scientific Journals Have To Say About The Endo Diet
At Chiavaye, we like to base everything in science.
That’s why, no matter what we do, we always consult the scientific literature first.
And here’s what it has to say:
The Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders published a study called “Diet and Endometriosis - Revisiting the Linkages to Inflammation.”
And they concluded that:
“Dietary modification as a complementary approach and a short-term recourse to reduce the effects of inflammation associated with endometriosis is feasible, practical and can be monitored under physician supervision.”
What this means:
Diet changes can reduce inflammation and can therefore also reduce the symptoms of endometriosis.
The BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine published a study called “Self-management strategies amongst Australian women with endometriosis: a national online survey”
They found that:
“Diet had high self-reported improvement scores and dietary changes were the most highly rated in terms of self-reported effectiveness in pain reduction.”
What this means:
Diet can help reduce pain associated with endometriosis.
The KTH Royal Institute of Technology published a study titled: “Using Magic Machines to Elaborate Menstrual Self-Trackers for Women with Endometriosis”
In the study, they found that:
“156 women with endometriosis were asked to follow a gluten-free diet for 12 months, 75% showed a significant change in pelvic pain symptoms.”
What this means:
Changing your diet (in this case, removing gluten) can reduce pelvic pain symptoms.
My Endometriosis Diet Story
I won’t get into all the details of my story here since I've already written about it on this page.
You can read all about it there!
You can also hear all about my story in the video at the top of this page.
But, here’s what I can tell you:
After implementing a low glycemic anti-inflammatory diet and eliminating gluten, soy, and dairy, my body completely changed.
Mainly, my levels of pain decreased dramatically.
My symptoms decreased and at times nearly disappeared.
My overall health and happiness skyrocketed.
If you want to hear more specifics about my story, you can watch the video at the top of the page or go to the other blog that's linked here.
Over the years, I've developed some strategies and tips that make the endometriosis diet easier to navigate. Since the diet works so well for me, I want to make sure the diet is as easy as possible for me to follow.
Here are some of my tips.
Real Life Success Stories of the Endo Diet
I’ve personally talked with dozens of women that have seen amazing changes while using the endo diet.
For the sake of this article, we went to Reddit, typed in “endometriosis diet,” and found dozens of real-life people sharing their success stories after changing their diet.
We took screenshots of a handful of them and added them below.
If you want to read even more stories just liked these, then go to Reddit, type in “endometriosis diet” and read through a couple of comments.
This last story was multiple paragraphs long. So we didn't include the whole thing.
But, you'll see that she says that an "anti-inflammatory diet has been crucial in helping manage my pain" at the beginning of the post.
Diet Alone Won’t Make Everything 100% Better
Yes, the endo diet has been a huge catalyst in reducing my symptoms and the symptoms of thousands of women.
But, the diet works best when you add additional “healing practices” on top of it.
Along with the diet, I recommend that women with endometriosis:
- Stretch or do yoga
- Get regular exercise
- Manage stress through some sort of mindfulness practice
- Nourish their vaginal skin with a healthy, chemical-free personal moisturizer that’s full of nutrients.