MFY 13 | Endometriosis: Why You're Suffering & How to Reclaim Your Fertility


Welcome to Episode 13!

In this episode, we dive into the complex topic of endometriosis and infertility. If you have endometriosis, you probably already know that there's no cure and that the conventional treatment options are limited. But you might not have heard about the MANY natural therapies available that can help you recover your health, reduce your pain, and increase your fertility!

Dr. Haylee and Kristin share the most up-to-date research on what contributes to the development and spread of endometriosis, how the condition is diagnosed, how it can lead to infertility, and what you can do to start getting your life back and increasing your chances of a successful pregnancy.

We also have a special FREE download that provides you with a quick-reference guide for the interventions we discuss in the episode. Download your checklist for 7 Ways to Reduce Pain & Increase Fertility with Endometriosis now!

Show Notes:

2:10        What endometriosis is and which parts of the body it can affect

3:35        Symptoms of endometriosis

5:35        Why it can be so difficult to get symptoms taken seriously and receive a diagnosis

7:25        How endometriosis is definitively diagnosed and other tests doctors can use to investigate it

10:30     Stages of endometriosis

11:30     Theories for what causes endometriosis

11:55     Retrograde menstruation (backflow of menstrual blood)

12:20     Metaplasia (immature cells develop inappropriately into endometrial tissue)       

12:45     Research-supported contributing factors to endometriosis

                13:00     Excess estrogen

                14:00     Inflammation and immune system dysfunction

15:20     Microbial imbalances (dysbiosis) in the gut and in the reproductive tract

17:50     Toxins – phthalates, PCBs, dioxin, benzophenones

18:50     Genetics

19:30     How endometriosis contributes to fertility problems – adhesions, inflammation, progesterone

22:30     Conventional treatment options (or lack thereof)

24:30     Natural therapies that reduce pain, increase quality of life, and improve fertility

                24:45     Anti-inflammatory diet – what to remove and what to eat instead

                31:20     Uncovering food sensitivities through an elimination diet and/or lab testing

                37:00     Addressing digestive issues and dysbiosis

                42:45     Supporting the liver and detoxification

                47:00     Exercise

                50:15     Avoiding certain toxins

54:50     Other healing modalities – acupuncture, abdominal massage, physical therapy, etc.

56:00     Supplements that can help with endometriosis

58:25     Wrap-up – interview next week, Fertility Assessment, FREE endometriosis checklist