10 Ways to Manage Endometriosis Naturally
Endometriosis is one of the most common health issues experienced among women and one of the leading causes of infertility. However, it is often misunderstood and can be very difficult to manage. Here at BeBalanced we understand the connection not only between your hormones, but also how they affect endometriosis. In this article we’re going to give you 10 ways to manage your symptoms of endometriosis naturally!
When you suffer from endometriosis, the use of heat and warm water relaxes tense muscles and eases cramps. Soothing additions such as Epsom salts and essential oils add an extra layer of relaxation that is beneficial for your skin as well. You want to soak for at least 15 minutes to get the maximum benefit!
Tip #1: Incorporate tub time
Foods that are processed and are high in fat and sugar can stimulate cramping. These foods are low in essential nutrients and fiber and may promote pain and inflammation.
Tip #2: Go lean and green
By focusing on foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, estrogen levels are stabilized and balanced. These foods also provide antioxidants which can prevent endometrial flares.
Exercise releases endorphins, which are pain relieving chemicals. Just 10 minutes of aerobic exercise a day can unleash these natural pain killers. It also improves blood flow and that means that oxygen rich blood is easily delivered to your body, preventing cramping and bloating.
Tip #3: Get moving
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce pain and inflammation. Studies are now showing that by increasing omega-3 fats, you can reduce your risk of having endometriosis and limiting symptoms.
Tip #4: Consume omega oils
Omega-3 fats are found in fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, and can be taken as a high-quality supplement such as our Essential Omega Oils.
Developing a stress relieving routine can both help your body and mind. Relaxation techniques including meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, and massage can significantly decrease symptoms of endometriosis.
Chronic stress and inflammation lead to a significant imbalance between progesterone and estrogen. This imbalance can cause severe flare in endometriosis symptoms.
Tip #5: Manage stress
Inflammation within your body can cause severe endometrial flares. There are over-the-counter medications that can help with this, however, to manage your inflammation long-term, you want to focus on natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. By using supportive supplements and herbs such as curcumin (found in our Curcumin Complex formula) and cinnamon, you can manage inflammation within your body and keep those flares at bay.
Tip #6: Reduce Inflammation
Studies have shown that women who regularly consume red meat have a much higher risk of developing endometriosis. This is most likely due to red meat causing estrogen imbalance and triggering inflammation within the body. By keeping red meat consumption less than 1 time per week, those risks decreased.
Tip #7: Cut down on Red Meat
Caffeine and alcohol can both dehydrate you, which can induce endometrial cramping. Listen to your body and take notice of the way that it reacts to these substances. If it seems to trigger symptoms, try to limit your intake. Choose to hydrate with infused water and herbal teas.
Tip #8: Limit caffeine and alcohol
By regulating your sleep and making sure that you get at least 7 to 9 hours per night, you are supporting your body. And when you have a flare of endometriosis, even taking just 20 minutes to lie down with a heating pad and rest, or listening the one of the BeBalanced relaxation tacks, can energize you and prevent suffering for the rest of the day.
Tip #9: Rest and rejuvenate
Support comes in many different forms. When it comes to managing symptoms of endometriosis, there are three that seem to be the most important: supportive/comfortable clothing, supportive belly wrap, and supportive people.
Tip #10: Find support
At BeBalanced, we offer natural, non-invasive treatment options to address the root cause of endometriosis with no negative side effects. Using a holistic approach, we work on reversing inflammation and oxidative damage, while also supporting healthy hormone balance through a whole foods diet, customized supplementation, stress management, and one-on-one support.
Treating Endometriosis Naturally
If you or someone you know is suffering from symptoms of endometriosis, fibroids, or other hormone imbalances related to mood, sleep, weight, energy, PMS or menopause, schedule a free consultation at one of our centers today!