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*TMI Maybe*Has Anyone Tried The Anti Inflammatory Endo/IBS Diet? Or Anything Else To Help Weight Gain When Your Body Flushes Everything Out?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I am struggling to find the PDF, but I have heard there is an elimination diet some people with endo have found success with that's also used by people with IBS symptoms, at least at reducing digestive symptoms.

Have you tried it, or found anything else diet-wise that's helpful?

I can't exactly eat the BRAT diet (banana, rice, apples, toast) for two weeks out of the month, if you know what I mean.

Does anyone with digestive symptoms have anything diet wise that they've found helps? I'm willing to try anything.

Thank you in advance

posted July 17, 2019
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A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I am interested to try a low nickel diet after reading about it in this article from an Italian research group: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC70...(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators).pdf I have done low FODMAP several times, with okay results, and it seems like this might be a good next step.

posted August 4, 2022
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I follow the autoimmune protocol diet. Or AIP. You can find info on google or Pinterest. Dr Amy Myers is a great resource. It helps me with endo/IBS symptoms.
Endo is very much like an autoimmune disease so applying the lifestyle modifications like you have an autoimmune disease is very helpful

posted July 31, 2021
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

There is an Australian site that has a course you can take to learn all about the lowfodmap diet. It's basically an elimination diet you do for 4-6 weeks and then reintroduce certain food groups to see what you are having a reaction to. You can download an app to your phone which can help while shopping at the grocery store for foods low in fodmaps. There is also a book you can buy which will provide you with more information. They also have links to dietitians who are trained to help you along your journey. I am thinking of going to one, but haven't gotten it all together yet.
This is the website: https://www.monashfodmap.com/

The best place to start is by eliminating gluten, dairy, and highly processed foods (foods with additives and ingredients listed that have complicated names) Here is a good article I found about processed foods: https://draxe.com/nutrition/processed-foods/

Try adding in a probiotic supplement and eating at least 1 prune a day. Foods high in fiber really help. Try to add them into your diet. Such as spinach, kiwi, sweet potato, dates, nuts and raisins)

I'm not sure if you struggle with constipation. This video provides some good information on what to do to alleviate symptoms.

Constipation help: 7 tips to prevent or treat constipation (that REALLY work!)

I am also trying to eliminate soy for now or try to reduce it down as much as possible because I heard it can mess with your estrogen levels. Just read the back of the labels it is hidden in everything. Look for non-gmo or organic products.

Here are some other helpful videos I found from Tia Mowry (from "Sister Sister" fame) about her struggle with endometriosis and diet changes she had to make:

Dr. Oz - Endometriosis: How Changing Your Diet Can Help Alleviate Painful Symptoms

Tia Mowry on her Endometriosis Journey | Quick Fix

I just found this website they have some pretty simple and delicious recipes for starting a "clean diet:"

This was really delicious and easy to make (I just took out the garlic, since it may be one of my trigger foods)

I'm still struggling to find the right balance. Keep a food diary and take note when you have reactions to certain foods. Try making small changes each day.
Everyone is different so what works for me may not work for you, but it is worth a try. I hope some of this will help you and help others too. Take care.

posted June 12, 2021
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I find berries help me. I call them my safe foods. I loved to eat blue berries and grapes help me. Sometimes I will just eat fruit with some nuts when I have a flare up.

posted November 19, 2020
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

This cookbook has really helped! I've noticed the anti inflammatory diet really helps tone down my IBS symptoms and inflammation overall. Still in pain but it helps.

posted November 10, 2020
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I have been prescribed 500mg of naproxen twice daily for a paragliding accident. Since then.. my excrutiating pain has been down to almost nothing. It has also decreased since I started dating a vegetarian. Red meat, dairy products were also reduced from my diet. which helped.

posted October 11, 2019
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Nice, @A MyEndometriosisTeam Member! And you reminded me; just started acupuncture and my acupuncturist said to eat lots of ginger and turmeric as they are anti-inflammatory. Curry too, onions and garlic. For me, I have to cook onions and garlic really well or else I burp lots.

posted October 8, 2019
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

The Mediterranean diet is good and Turmeric for the whole body has been a huge help for me.

posted October 8, 2019
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

CirceTrov just reminded me of another book I read ages ago. I think a nutritionist who works for the National Health Service in England wrote it. Same thing; extreme diet for me but the info was super helpful and I found some of the foods I avoid to this day from it.


posted July 21, 2019
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I've been trying to do the diet mentioned in the "Endometriosis Health and Diet Program" - it's a book written by an Endometriosis clinic owner and it not only answered a load of questions i had, from whether a hysterectomy would help to beneficial supplements, but it also details an extreme diet he puts every patient on that lowers the inflammatory state every Endo patient is in. Even if the diet doesn't sound good, the info contained within was AMAZING!

posted July 19, 2019

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