I was diagnosed in 2009 at age 24 for Endometriosis. In high school and after, I thought having crazy pain at that time of the month was normal. Having to take Tylenol during that red tide period, I thought was normal. It was only 2 years ago after having my baby that I found out it wasn’t normal. I used to carry a bottle of Tylenol in my purse, waiting for that monthly timeframe to take it. I realized it’s been 6 years that I’ve had Tylenol. It was only 2 days ago I took it. Mainly because I’ve been lazy this year in being cautious in what to eat.
Soy, wheat, dairy, gluten, beef, or any other hormonal injected food has caused my body a lot of pain due to the reactions those ingredients can cause in the body that has Endometriosis. What’s good for women, could be deadly for those with Endometriosis. I used to eat tofu almost every day, I enjoyed edamame in Japanese restaurants, but out of all the ingredients I’ve listed. A small 1 inch block of tofu can cause me hands or legs to swell for days. My first year being cautious of balancing eating with endo I’ve cut off all the ingredients from my diet. However, now I do eat all in moderation except for soy. There are days I get affected, but I normally go to the gym to cut out the pain. Having testosterone fought the endometriosis pain effects I go thru. I used to go to the gym 5-6 times a week, I felt awesome. My body had more testosterone then, so the pains of endometriosis I rarely felt. Now with the baby, it’s been a big adjustment with the diet. I got lazy, especially since I took advantage of eating anything while pregnant since the endometriosis effects was on pause. My new schedule and teaching yoga – I’m always hungry. Therefore, as of July 1st, I’m trying to get back to my Endometriosis diet. Two days ago I made Protein Banana Pancakes with just 3 ingredients: bananas, 2 egg whites, and quest protein powder. Blend altogether and cook.