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Ep64: Talking about Gender and Inclusivity with Lori Johansson

While endometriosis primarily affects people assigned female at birth (AFAB), not everyone who has endometriosis and is AFAB identifies as a woman. We speak with Lori Johansson about gender, gender identity, and ways to be more inclusive in our endometriosis advocacy. Lori is a nonbinary endo advocate with both endo and adeno, and as part…

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Ep63: Endometriosis and Relationships

We talk about how we can have strong relationships, in general and especially as people living with chronic illness. We discuss some keys to relationship success (especially romantic relationships) and what Amy learned from her divorce. We also talk about how we are ALL worthy of love, which is something we want everyone to take…

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Ep62: Estrogen Metabolism

We give an overview of estrogen in the bodies of people assigned female at birth, including the different types of estrogen and where they are made in the body. We talk in depth about the process of estrogen metabolism, the role of the liver and the gut, what we can do to help this process,…

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Ep61: Is Finding Peace with Endometriosis Possible?

Is it possible to find peace with the pain, the symptoms, and the countless ways endo devastates our lives? We discuss our own journeys of searching for peace – what ‘finding peace’ means to us, what benefits it has brought us, and where we are in terms of acceptance. While there is no ‘correct way’…

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Ep60: Endometriosis Interview (Part 2) with Wendy Bingham DPT, Founder of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

Wrapping up Endometriosis Awareness Month, we are back for part 2 with Wendy Bingham DPT, founder of the non-profit ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about what different cases…

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Ep59: Endometriosis Interview (Part 1) with Wendy Bingham DPT, Founder of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

As a part of Endometriosis Awareness Month, we speak with Wendy Bingham DPT, the founder of the non-profit called ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about why the definition…

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Ep58: Endometriosis Interview with Heather Guidone, BCPA, CEC Program Director

In honor of March and Endometriosis Awareness Month, we are thrilled to speak with Heather Guidone, Board Certified Patient Advocate, and Program Director of the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, GA. Heather is responsible for the CEC’s comprehensive multidisciplinary care program, clinical research facilitation, disease education and legislative/public policy endeavors to promote better care…

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Ep57: Endometriosis is NOT the Endometrium. Part 2

In part 2, we talk about how endometriosis is different from the endometrium in terms of its estrogen and progesterone receptors. These directly affect the biological processes of the endometriotic tissue, causing it to act differently than the endometrium does in response to estrogen and progesterone, ultimately leading to… you guessed it! Pain and inflammation!…

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Ep56: Endometriosis is NOT the Endometrium. Part 1

Endometriosis is tissue that is SIMILAR to the endometrium (uterine lining) but it is NOT the endometrium. Yet many websites, medical bodies, well-meaning advocates, and even misinformed doctors continue to get the definition of endo incorrect. Is it really such a big deal to know that endo is NOT the endometrium? Yes, because the two…

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Ep55: Endometriosis and Estrogen

What role does estrogen play in endometriosis? How does endo make its own estrogen? Can endo still progress and/or cause pain when a person is in medical menopause? Do people with endo have estrogen dominance? Why does the body need estrogen? What factors should we consider if thinking about taking estrogen HRT? We answer all…

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