Endometriosis Fact Sheet

Healthy eatingEndometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells that form in the lining of the uterus. Instead of being expelled in a menstrual flow, these tissues remain in the body and can attach themselves to other organs including the lower abdomen and bowel. The ensuing result can lead to pain and inflammation.


Whilst there is no ‘cure’ for this condition, adjustments to your diet can make a tremendous difference and even allow you to live in remission of the symptoms.


Foods to Eat Food to Avoid
Broccoli Red meat
Cauliflower Ham (sodium nitrate content)
Nuts- especially almonds and cashew nuts High sugar foods
Olives High ‘bad’ fat foods
Avocados Dairy products
Chia seeds Alcohol
Lemons Nightshades: potatoes, tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant, chillies
Oily fish – salmon, tuna, sardines etc Pickles
Soy foods Cheese


Drinking herbal teas can help. Try: red raspberry leaf, sage or chasteberry


Other helpful drinks include:


  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tsps in a glass of water
  • Dandelion or nettle tea
  • Supplements that can help are:
  • Vitamin B5 and B6 (at least 100mg of each)


  • Vitamin E
  • Turmeric (or curcumin)
  • DIM (diindolylmethane)
  • Magnesium
  • Omega-3
  • Iron- if heavy blood loss
  • Probiotics
  • Iodine

NB: This fact sheet offers generic advice on endometriosis but everyone is different. It is therefore beneficial to have a personal health and nutrition assessment to get specific advice that takes account of all your health and wellbeing needs. Call us on 06 844 0587 to book an appointment.


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