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endometriosis diet advice
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:51:44 PM »
my BFF/ex-wife was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, and this morning she started looking at some sites on her phone. I didn't have an opportunity to see what sources she was checking, and I have no experience in finding good evidence-based information on these types of things. so now she's all depressed that she can't have dairy or sugar or coffee or red meat or pretty much anything she likes, and I can't really comfort her because I don't yet have any solid counterclaims. she will listen to me if I have good information, but I'm not sure where to find it. what links should I send her?

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Re: endometriosis diet advice
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 07:13:18 PM »
The Mayo Clinic web site makes no mention of diet for endometriosis either on the treatment page or on the self-management page. I would take this as a good indication that diet has no effect on the condition. Your BFF/ex-wife should consult a doctor. Not an alternative practitioner. Best of luck to her. It sounds like an extremely nasty condition.

Treatment:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

Self-management:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/manage/ptc-20236461
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Re: endometriosis diet advice
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 07:28:12 PM »
The Mayo Clinic web site makes no mention of diet for endometriosis either on the treatment page or on the self-management page. I would take this as a good indication that diet has no effect on the condition. Your BFF/ex-wife should consult a doctor. Not an alternative practitioner. Best of luck to her. It sounds like an extremely nasty condition.

Treatment:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

Self-management:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

Some of the LCHF diet doctors say their patients get relief when they go on LC diets.

Plus there's this:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3374872/


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Diet plausibly has a role in the aetiology of endometriosis through effects on steroid hormone levels; however, few published studies have examined the diet and endometriosis risk. We evaluated dietary risk factors for endometriosis in a population-based case–control study. Cases were 284 Group Health (GH) enrollees aged 18–49 years with newly diagnosed, surgically confirmed endometriosis between 1996 and 2001. Controls were 660 randomly selected age-matched female GH enrollees without a history of endometriosis. Nutrients and selected food groups were assessed using the Women’s Health Initiative FFQ. OR of endometriosis risk associated with dietary exposures were estimated using unconditional logistic regression and adjusted for identified covariates. Increased total fat consumption was associated with decreased endometriosis risk (fourth quartile v. lowest: OR 0·5, 95% CI 0·2, 1·0, P-trend=0·12). Increased β-carotene consumption and servings/d of fruit were associated with increased risk (β-carotene third quartile v. lowest: OR 1·7, 95% CI 1·1, 2·6; fourth quartile v. lowest: OR 1·6, 95% CI 1·0, 2·5, P-trend 0·16; fruit >2 servings/d v. <1: OR 1·5, 95% CI 1·0, 2·3, P -trend=0·04). We also found a suggestion of decreased endometriosis risk associated with the consumption of dairy products (2 servings/d v. ≤1: OR 0·6, >2 servings/d v. ≤1: OR 0·7), but this association was not statistically significant for the highest tertile. The present study suggests that specific dietary components may be associated with endometriosis risk.

More fat, less fruit and some dairy are hallmarks of the LCHF diet.

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Re: endometriosis diet advice
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 07:51:04 PM »
Your BFF/ex-wife should consult a doctor. Not an alternative practitioner.

this is her attempt to be "proactive" while waiting for her next appointment with her doctor; she's a wiccan priestess but her boyfriend is an atheist and skeptic, and she respects him, so thankfully her vulnerability to woo is much lower than it was a few years ago.

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Treatment:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

Self-management:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

these are both the same link, but I found the self-management one, thanks, and I will make note to check the Mayo Clinic site for future non-urgent medical questions.

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Re: endometriosis diet advice
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 10:09:45 AM »
Your BFF/ex-wife should consult a doctor. Not an alternative practitioner.

this is her attempt to be "proactive" while waiting for her next appointment with her doctor; she's a wiccan priestess but her boyfriend is an atheist and skeptic, and she respects him, so thankfully her vulnerability to woo is much lower than it was a few years ago.

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Treatment:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

Self-management:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20236449

these are both the same link, but I found the self-management one, thanks, and I will make note to check the Mayo Clinic site for future non-urgent medical questions.

Oops. Sorry about that. Glad you found the other. I've fixed my post.


Some of the LCHF diet doctors say their patients get relief when they go on LC diets.

Yes, I suppose they would because, of course, carbs are the cause of all ills and the LCHF diet cures everything.
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