This was the first meal since I went #sugarfree that we’ve had everything on the table in a ‘help yourself’ way. Eek. This is *not* a good thing for me. I will help myself over and over, I’ve no cut off system 😱🐷 So this was my first serving... @lafincadelcastilloarabegranada recommended these avocado and gram flour flatbreads. SO moorish! Black beans from @theherbivorekitchen recipe (ta!), chipotle yoghurt, tomato salsa and pan fried salmon (on sale, therefore (probably past it’s very best but) affordable. A week today and I’ll have had my surgery... eek eek and more eek.
CHILD FREE. Où comment ne pas être maître de ses envies, de son corps. Cette image me représente parfaitement (bon je suis à droite bien entendu). À la rentrée vous pourrez retrouver mon témoignage Child Free sur la plateforme des 3sex... Ça fait des années que je dis ne pas vouloir d’enfants (même si à certains je disais que ça arriverait un jour pour éviter les réponses du genre : t’es une femme tu en auras forcément envie un jour, quand tu rencontreras l’âme sœur et qu’il en voudra etc). Puis avec le diagnostic de ma pieuvre, ma décision est encore plus certaine! Alors si dans votre entourage vous avez des personnes qui disent ne pas vouloir d’enfant, qu’elles soient femmes, hommes, trans, non binaire, foutez leur la paix. #endometriose#endometriosis#endometriosisawareness#childfree#childfreebychoice#childfreeforlife#endogirl#endowarrior#endosisters#endosister
Magnesium for endometriosis. 🍫 ~ Magnesium is a bit of a wonder mineral, especially when it comes to endometriosis. It’s one of those supplements that I just won’t live without. In fact, not only do I take it as a supplement (and make sure I’m getting plenty in my diet), but I also use it as a spray, in a balm (that I rub on my abdomen) and in baths when I’m due on. 🛁 It helps me to get a restful sleep (super important when you’re trying to rebalance your hormones), reduces muscle tension and cramping and is my go-to during a painful flare up. ~ Magnesium is essential for so many functions in our body, but in the context of endo, it's really helpful for reducing cramping by relaxing the muscles, battling fatigue by supporting energy production, ensuring excess/old oestrogen is eliminated properly and helps to stabilise blood sugar, which keeps our hormones balanced). ~ You can increase your magnesium intake by eating more cacao, oats, nuts, brown rice, avocado, figs and lots of leafy greens. Magnesium deficiency is common in women, so if you’re concerned about your levels, check in with your doctor or seek support from a nutritionist. ✌️ ~ If you’re curious to learn more about magnesium for endo, I’ve written an article about the 4 ways I use magnesium and why for Endometriosis News. To read, just head to the link in bio. ~ #endometriosis#endometriosisawareness#endometriosiswarrior
ULTRASOUND SERIES: ENDOMETRIOSIS Endometriosis (ENDO) affects 1 in 10 women. It is a condition associated with the endometrial tissue (uterine lining) growing outside of the uterus. ENDO is associated with pain, often very severe, but also urinary (urgency, frequency & painful voiding) and digestive problems (diarrhoea & constipation, bloating) and other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headaches, infertility, miscarriages and more. So it’s safe to say this is a pretty serious condition that’s wreaks havoc on women’s bodies. The most common region to find ENDO lesions is around the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, but many extra-pelvic deep endometriosis (DE) locations may also be involved, including the bladder, bowel, uterosacral ligaments (ligaments attaching the uterus and the sacrum - most common site of DE) & parametrium (fibrous tissue that separates a portion of the cervix and the bladder). On transvaginal ultrasound imaging (TVUS) ENDO lesions are most often seen within the ovaries, called endometriomas or chocolate cysts (see image 2). Unfortunately not all ENDO lesions can be be seen with ultrasound. Laparoscopic surgery is sometimes required for a complete diagnosis and for the removal of any lesions. TVUS is a very user-dependent tool, that’s why it’s so important that you have your scan performed by someone who is adequately trained in this area. You need an ENDO expert. YOU NEED AN EXPERT DIAGNOSIS and you are entitled to demand that as part of your care. Are you suffering with ENDO? There are things you can do to support your body and manage your pain. Do you have any of the above symptoms? Don’t just put up with them, ask for help & seek advice from practitioners that know and understand the condition. ENDO is not just a pelvic disorder, but a whole body inflammatory condition and there are ways you can aid and manage your ENDO naturally. An anti-inflammatory diet is a good place to start. If you need some guidance, send me a
Tell us your #endometriosis story! We are proud to be working with the BBC to shine a much-needed light on the impact of endometriosis. We need as many people as possible to share their experience as part of a quick and anonymous survey created by the BBC. Take part in the survey here by clicking this link: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BBCEndometriosis2019/ Please share and thank you for taking part!