Managing endometriosis through nutrition supports the whole body, reducing inflammation and hormone imbalances to help bring you back into equilibrium.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 5 April 2013
According to research, nutrition is important when dealing with endometriosis – a condition which affects at least one in ten premenopausal women. Though the condition is so common, the cause of endometriosis remains obscure, and its treatment is controversial, so Yourwellness Magazine turned to Henrietta Norton, author of new book Take Control of Your Endometriosis, to find out how readers could eat to beat endometriosis.
For Henrietta, a Nutritional Therapist specialising in women and children’s health, “Managing endometriosis through nutrition supports the whole body, reducing inflammation and hormone imbalances to help bring you back into equilibrium.”
She explained that endometriosis is a condition where cells usually found in the womb lining are trapped elsewhere, such as the pelvis and lower abdomen, but they still multiply and swell with a woman’s monthly cycle, though they cannot be shed through menstruation. This means that the cells cause patches of tissue, known as endometriosis, which can lead to irregular or heavy periods, low back pain, reduced fertility, constipation and diarrhoea.
Henrietta also gave Yourwellness Magazine her top nutritional tips for beating endometriosis:
1. Increase intake of fruit and vegetables. The phytochemicals and fibre in fruit and vegetables help to repair and heal, and increase friendly gut bacteria, which reduces the absorption of oestrogen into the blood stream.
2. Check fat intake. Saturated fats can increase inflammation and the progression of endometriosis, but essential fatty acids can have the opposite effect.
3. Don’t be too sweet. A balanced blood sugar level is vital in maintaining hormonal equilibrium.
4. Pump up the protein. The amino acids in protein help to manufacture hormones and heal and repair damaged cells.
5. Go organic. Environmental toxins in non-organic products can influence the progression of endometriosis.
Take Control of Your Endometriosis is available from major retailers.
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