The presence of endometrial tissue (from the uterine lining) outside the uterine cavity. The most common locations are the ovaries, the posterior broad ligament and the recto-uterine pouch. The likely cause is the reflux of endometrial cells by the Fallopian tubes during menstruation.
From a naturopathic perspective, endometriosis is directly linked to estrogen metabolism. Either the body is producing too much estrogen, it isn't eliminating enough of it, or estrogen is being reabsorbed by the intestine and re-enters the bloodstream. In all three cases, a natural approach can help prevent endometriosis from worsening, and often reverse it.
Avoid soy and soy by-products. Eliminate simple sugars and processed foods. Avoid too many stimulants, such as caffeine. Do not drink more than 200 ml of coffee per day. Be sure to eat protein at every meal. Make sure your lunch and dinner consist of 50% to 60% vegetables. Opt for vegetables from the cabbage family (e.g. cauliflower, Chinese cabbage and Brussels sprouts) and their by-products, such as sauerkraut.
- DC 22 or DC 37
- DC 24
- DC 15
- DC 35
- Detoxification (use DC 26 & DC 13 together)