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Heidi, I am a 30 year old 0+ secretor with severe endometriosis and uterine polyps (diagnosed with an ultrasound). I don't have health insurance, can't afford laparoscopic surgery, and am at a general loss as to how to treat this issue.
I didn't see any reference to the condition in the Blood Type Encyclopedia and wondered if you or your readers have any recommended protocols. Thanks.
Hi, Tina ~ welcome!
Surgery for this condition rarely eliminates the pain. When a hysterectomy is done, you have a huge slew of new problems and usually the pain persists anyway. So ~ thank yer stars you can't afford it!! :-D
Endometriosis responds well to this diet. You may be relieved to hear that it's much less about adding supplements and such, and more about eliminating things you do eat which have contributed to the trouble.
Just commit to following your diet and exercise plan. In particular, do strictly avoid wheat, dairy and coffee -- they are MAJOR culprits. This, plus adding the beneficial oils daily (and black currant seed oil is a helpful one you could take as a supp) along plenty of fresh vegetables, should remove the causes of the endometriosis and start the healing.
Fresh veg, some fruit, and lots of water -- and exercise, three times weekly -- will relieve any constipation you may have. Liver hypofunction made worse by slow bowel transit time contributes significantly to the nightmarish pain of endo.
Bromelain is something I'd take daily -- it has a solid reputation for aiding removal of excess endometrial tissues. It's just an enzyme found in pineapple, and it's not at all expensive. 100-200 mg daily, and call me in the morning!
The process will take some time, but far less than it took to develop the endo. The great thing is, you'll see improvements which will inspire you to keep going. Truly, the O plan is the most powerful strategy to turn things around right now, and the best insurance policy for the future.
Take good care, dear, and a very warm welcome to the BTD!