This painful condition is on the rise. It is caused by dominant estrogen levels and deficient progesterone, yeast infections, and prostaglandin imbalance, as well as excessive caffeine and alcohol, magnesium deficiency, hypoglycemia, and sexually transmitted diseases (vaginal warts and chlamydia). Endometriosis increases the risk of uterine and breast fibroids, and many times may lead to hysterectomy. The keys for improvement are hormonal rebalancing, enhancing the immune response,and addressing liver health. Endometriosis often calms down after menopause or after the hormones are rebalanced.

Endometriosis is a condition in which some of the inner lining of the uterus becomes implanted on other pelvic organs.

Symptoms include irritable bowel syndrome, cramping, abdominal and rectal pain, heavy periods, constipation, or diarrhea.

Dietary considerations
Eat lots of fresh foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Include soy products, if you are not allergic to them, to balance estrogen. Avoiding sugar, caffeine, alcohol, animal fats, chocolate, fried foods, and dairy foods will increase estrogen levels.

Supplement support for endometriosis
• Pro-Gest Cream (To order, visit www.emerita.com.)
• Dandelion root extract
• Milk thistle extract
• Vitamin B complex
• Coenzyme Q 10
• Ester-C: 3,000 mg
• Kelp tablets for thyroid balance
• Flax oil

Lifestyle choices
• Place warm castor-oil packs on abdomen.
• Have regular massage therapy.
• Get regular exercise.
• Enjoy early morning sunlight.