Goal is to achieve best health possible, through:
1. Improvement in diet
3. Control excess estrogen which occur through diet and environmental exposures
4. Improve hepatic function
5. Improve immune system function
1. Hormone balance
2. Anti inflammation
3. Limit alcohol: abstain for 2 months and then limit to 1 to 2 glasses per week. This helps liver function and detoxification.
4. Limit saturated fats. Avoid dairy and red meats because they contain arachidonic acid which encourages the production of prostaglandins. PGE2 is inflammatory.
5. Avoid dairy and red meats also because they are associated with excess estrogen.
6. Limit caffeine.
7. Achieve your optimal weight. Recommended in order to decrease endogenous estrogen.
a. Foods high in saturated fats
c. Being overweight
e. Tampons that are not labeled as organic/unbleached.
Foods rich in unsaturated fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds and oily fish.
Organic foods in order to limit environmental exposures.
Supplements and Endometriosis
Multivitamin in order to replace any deficiencies
B Complex Vitamins 25 mg in order to help with hepatic metabolism of estrogen and beneficial prostaglandin production.
Vitamin C 1000 mg 2 times per day in order to help with immune function.
Magnesium 300 mg can act as a smooth muscle relaxant.
Vitamin E 400 IU
Omega 3 Fish Oils 770mg EPA and 510mg DHA
Zinc is important for the metabolism of fatty acid and their conversion to prostaglandins PGE2 and PGE3 (beneficial), in contrast to PGE2 (inflammation producing).
Elimination caffeine, sugar supplement with EFA lead to a decrease in endometriosis symtoms.
Agnus castus (Vitex/Chastetree berry) has been proposed to helpnormalize the pituitary gland. Proposed to help with “hormone balance”.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is prosped to act through the liver in order to balance hormones.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is propsed to act through the immune system. It has been recommended to be used intermittently (10 days on 3 days off).