So, here we go now with ENDOMETRIOSIS.

Treatment Approach 1: Whole Foods & Teas Only

First of all, there is no ‘cure’ to this condition in terms of natural health definitions. So keeping that in mind, a whole foods and teas approach would also require your Doctor’s approval to allow you to continue with this condition without medical intervention and simply focusing on nutritional support to relieving symptoms, or at least, prevention of symptom severity.

In a consultation, we will be using software to then discuss and analyse your daily intake of:

  • Nutritional Macronutrients
  • Nutritional Micronutrients
  • Essential Fatty Acids, particularly those involved with your inflammatory pathways causing pain during your menstruation.

Herbal teas which may support a gentle (and very minimal) hormonal modulating effect may include formulas which have the following:

  • Chaste Tree
  • Cramp Bark
  • White Peony
  • Dong Quai

Another way to look at Endometriosis is also to evaluate liver function, as the liver is just as involved with your hormonal pathways as the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland in your brain.

This is when we could also look at nutritional detox plans prior to introducing any herbal teas, eliminating the usual culprits that exacerbate Endo-symptoms:

  • High trans fatty foods – fried foods, junk foods, ice-cream, etc.
  • High caffeine intake – coffees, soft drinks, energy drinks.
  • Alcohol
  • Refined sugars

Whether there may be emotional triggers that contribute to reaching for such foods can be discussed further in your individual consultation.

Without any other interventions such as supplements or liquid herbals however, you may need physical body work to support your body’s detoxification pathways and return to homeostatic function. This may be practices such as:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Remedial massage
  • Other alternative modalities

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NB: The word “Treatment” is for editorial purposes as part of a conceptual theme in this series of natural health blog posts. Naturopathy as a modality does not “treat” Endometriosis.