Here you can search the thousands of posts from our older message boards. Just click on the link for the time period you wish to search and you will be taken to the fill-out form for that volume. You can also click on the 'Return to Index' link and display all the messages in threaded form.
The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 8
Re: Endometriosis facts.
Posted By: Aimee F.
Date: Monday, 1 February 1999, at 6:48 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Endometriosis facts. (Renee (O))
I did a lot of research on this subject, and determined that my symptoms were strongly indicative of endometriosis. Every doctor that I talked to, both naturopathic and allopathic, agreed. My gynocologists eyes lit up at the idea of getting to do the laporascope to make the positive diagnosis, but he was dissuaded due to the dangers of any kind of surgery. In any case, this is a very nasty disease that many more women suffer from than is commonly believed. My mother suffered for 15-20 years before anyone even figured out what the cause was, and by then she was happy to have the surgery just to ease the pain. She was basically told that it was her own fault for not having had more children earlier! What a crock! Luckily, I learned from her mistakes! I figured it our early and have been able to almost completely relieve my symptoms through a combination of ER4YT and herbs recommended by my naturopath. My first recommendation is to be absolutely certain that any meat you eat has been raised without hormones. While they don't know what causes endometriosis, they do know that too much estrogen is a major problem. Your liver can only convert so much estrogen into usable form, and the remainder can be responsible for all kinds of problems. For that reason, suggestion number two is to support your liver and do not overwork it. This may mean eliminating alcohol for a while, and taking whatever liver support herb (milk thistle, dandelion) is appropriate for your blood type. Eliminate caffeine if you're type O, and no matter what your blood type, try to avoid foods wrapped in plastics, and drinks that come in cans. Most cans are lined with plastic, and a lot of plastics have substances in them that simulate estrogen in the body. There is speculation that the abundance of plastics in our food packaging could be a contributor to the early onset of menstruation in young girls. There's lots more information to be had, and if you don't already have it, check out the Endometriosis Sourcebook. This is an invaluable book in helping one to understand and come to terms with this disease. Most of all, Eat Right 4 Your Type! I am convinced that this has been the major factor in my speedy reversal and my current ability to enjoy life and concentrate on something other that my abdomen! If you or anyone else would like to discuss endo further, feel free to email me.
Good health to all,
Messages in This Thread
Jennifer Wingate Type A -- Sunday, 31 January 1999, at 10:54 p.m.