Right now, the world seems cruel to you. You were given a ticket which gave you a label: “You have Endometriosis”.
You can’t believe it.
How could this be?
How can I be given this horrible condition which I am now supposed to just live with?
Can’t they just cut it out? Remove it? Make it go away?
It seems like a death sentence at first. I know for me it was. I felt angry, frustrated and almost hurt that I had been “chosen” to be given this nasty condition.
I couldn’t quite comprehend the words: you have Endometriosis and it is not a condition that is curable.
Things look a little different from where I sit now. I have travelled so far from those days when I was first told I had Endometriosis. I have learnt so many things which have taught me that there are many options in life and for your health.
You might feel like your life is an endless array of painkillers, sleepless nights and worry. You might feel like the pain will never subside and there is no hope. I am here to tell you that it can and it will get better. Your body wants to get better and will do whatever it can to help you.
Here are 10 things you can do to help your body heal and to improve how you feel with Endometriosis:
1. Change your diet
This sounds really simple but many of us still don’t do this one thing. Doctors don’t stress the importance of diet and yet if you think of a plant, when it is sick, the first thing you change is the soil it is sitting in. We are like cars; what you put in is what you get out. If your diet doesn’t consist of things your body needs to heal, it simply can’t. The challenge for many of us is that we believe we eat quite well and we perhaps don’t know that certain foods are not actually healthy, even when they have been marketed to us as being healthy. Here are some foods that I strongly recommend you cut out: meat, dairy, gluten and sugar.
2. Focus on your emotional healing
Our emotions and the issues that we face are often a direct link to our illnesses and diseases. You need to release the negative energy from your body to heal. There are so many ways to do this. Explore them and find one that works for you. Healing begins in your head and not in the body alone!
3. Find peace
Whether you take up meditation or yoga or simply go and sit in a peaceful park, you need to find a place where you are at peace. The more frequently you can do this, the better you will feel. Focus on nothing, allow yourself to just be and not worry about the future, the past or anything. Let yourself be still. No judgment from yourself nor from others. Just be yourself and love it!
4. Improve your digestion
If you struggle with constipation and diarrhoea and the ups and downs of that, you need to reassess your digestion. It is not normal. There are a number of ways to help your digestion. One of them is naturally what you eat but you can also improve your digestion with herbs. Try Slippery Elm or Psyllium Husks. You will feel so much better by simply improving your digestion.
5. Increase the Super Foods in your diet
Super Foods have more of everything your body needs to heal. More vitamins, more minerals and they each contain specific elements for healing. Get a copy of my free Super Foods Guide and you will get an idea of just how amazing these foods are.
6. Regulate your hormones
So much of that depression, loneliness and feeling like there is no way out is largely related to your emotional state. Endometriosis does that! You can regulate your emotions very easily with Maca Root.
7. Go for a walk
Just getting out and walking will make you feel better. You will get the body to release some of the toxins in your cells and the movement will help slow down your mind. Exercise is really important for your healing.
8. Believe that you can
When you go to a doctor, whose job is to heal you, and he tells you that Endometriosis is not curable, do you believe that? I mean really believe it, like deep down? Scary thing is, the mind has amazing powers and if you believe that, unfortunately it can become your reality. Be aware of what you absorb and start to believe. If your mind is filled with thoughts of I can’t have babies, I can’t be healed, the situation is hopeless, the pain will never go away, I am doomed with this condition forever, it unfortunately will become your reality. You can change your mind’s course with every thought that you have. Surround yourself with sources that do believe you can heal. Find books and natural practitioners who do believe you are curable. This belief will do amazing things for your healing alone!
9. Increase the alkaline level in your body
Acid-producing foods, drinks and even thoughts increase disease and your chance of healing. By consuming more alkaline-producing foods, drinks and herbs, you can reduce the high acidity in your body. Try some Horsetail Tea or Umeboshi Plums. They have fantastic alkalising effects on the body. Reduce high acid items such as Black Tea, coffee and junk food. Fruit and vegetables are the best and easiest form of alkalising the body.
10. Be proactive about your health
There is a vast amount of information on the net, at the library and all around you. You can absorb endless amounts of it but at the end of the day, you need to make decisions each and every day that move you towards your goals of being healthy. Is that piece of cake moving you towards your goal of being better or is it diminishing it? Each thing you do has a response in your body. Become aware and become proactive about healing. I can only advise you on what you can do but at the end of the day, you need to take action.
It is interesting but having Endometriosis has taught me a great deal about discipline. Sticking to things was never my forté. My close friends and family would vouch for that. The thing is, it is only when something becomes important enough to you that you find the motivation to stick to things and follow through. For me, my healing is vital. I don’t want to heal for my own sake anymore. I want o heal to help all of you.
You are all so special to me and I appreciate you reading my blog.
I hope this simple list helps you at least find some basic relief. Endometriosis doesn’t need to be a life sentence or a terrible condition we have to put up with.
We can become stronger and better and heal ourselves!