I love healthy food. Veggies are something I actually enjoy eating. That's not to say I never have a drink or dessert. But in general, I'm happy to say that I'm a pretty healthy person who rarely gets sick, and uses essential oils and natural remedies when I do.
However, I recently found out I have the symptoms of a painful disease called endometriosis. While I don't have the fertility issues that some women with 'endo' do ( we're very happy as a family of 3 at the moment), the pain can be awful. Doctors do not yet know why women get endometriosis, and there isn't a whole lot they can do besides give pain killers or worse case scenario, remove a woman's uterus.
The good news? Diet and lifestyle can ( and have) made it so that I have months where I am virtually pain free. It's all about digestion, in my case. I have to be extra careful about what I eat and make sure I am getting lots of fiber and my fill of veggies and fruits.
One of my coaching clients is an acupuncturist who specializes in treating women with endometriosis, and also has it herself. I spoke with her about what I'm going through and also reached out to local herbalist and also one of my favorite herbal doctors about alternative treatment and I'm happy to say I'm doing much better. The herbal supplements plus the overall improvements in diet ( aka just eat more veg and limiting how much dairy I eat) have helped me immensely.