Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Foods

As we mentioned in other previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, nutritional supplements plays an important role in treating endometriosis. In this article, we will discuss how to treat endometriosis with foods.

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1. Flax seed
Flax seed contains high amounts of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids while fiber helps to move stool that prevent lazy bowel syndrome and constipation, omega fatty acid on the other hand helps to balance the production of prostaglandins resulting in reducing over-contraction of uterine muscles.

2. Broccoli
Broccoli contains high amounts of fiber, vitamin C, and other vitamins while the fiber helps to move stool. Vitamin C helps to strengthen the immune system in fighting against the forming of free radicals, and endometrial adhesion and implants. Besides helping to strengthen the underline membrane of skin cell, it also reduces the blood flow during menstruation.

3. Black trap molasses
Black trap molasses contains a variety of vitamins B, C and K, and trace minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and iron. Women with endometriosis during their menstrual cycle were found to have low levels of the above nutrients causing menstrual cramps and increased the risk of a variety of endometrial symptoms.

4. Peas
Peas contain high amounts of vitamin B complex that helps to balance the level of estrogen in the woman's body. Deficiency of vitamin B complex causes menstrual cramps, hormone imbalance of prostaglandins, and stress.

5. Soy bean
Soybeans contain high levels of vitamin E which helps to strengthen the capillary walls and increase production of red blood cells.

6. Spinach
Spinach contains high amounts of vitamins A, B and C, folic acid and a variety of trace minerals that not only help to balance the production of reproductive hormones but also help to reduce blood flow during menstruation as well as strengthening the immune system. Women with kidney disease may want to consult their doctor before adding high amounts of spinach in their diet.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help, if you have endometroisis, please look on the bright side.

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