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After my resent endometriosis attack which left me immobile for over a day I decided a change was needed.
When I was younger I had surgery, 2 kids and still the pain came back. I am truly baffled and feel overwhelmed with the road ahead of me. There are a lot of articles concerning the treatment of endometriosis and many of them leave me feeling like a diet as close to vegan as possible is the best solution. Meat, dairy and sugar create a spike in estrogen levels which contribute to the growth of endo tissue, so it is possible (or theoretical) that greatly reducing the food that causes the spike will slow if not stop the pain.
I am not saying this will be easy or that I am looking forward to it, but my babies and fireman need a healthy mom/wife for many years to come. I have no time for pain management or surgery. Nutrition is something I can control on many levels and I feel like it’s my responsibility to be a good steward of this body. After all one of my latest posts listed all the wonderful meat products I like to eat with every meal here.
Today is day 4 and I have not completely gone vegan simply because I can’t waist food. 😉 However 90% of my diet has been free of animal products and for the most part I feel pretty good. I switched cows milk with almond milk, meat protein for green leafy veggies and lentils, and I have cut out sugar. I have been drinking water by the jug and because its so cold lately I enjoy tea in the afternoons. To spice things up I added a vegetarian meal plan to my current subscription over at emeals.com, so I don’t get to bored.
Like I said this change is coming out of necessity and a lot less about my love for animals or the environment. Even though I do love animals I just thought I would be eating them more often.
Check back in to see how I’m doing.