What Causes Endometriosis?

What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. The theory of retrograde menstruation remains unproven after 100 years, and yet ineffective treatments that are based on it remain prevalent today. We also discuss the newer theories of embryonic origin, metaplasia, and genetics, and their implication on treatment.

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Living with an Invisible Illness

Living with an invisible illness has its challenges, and for many of us, endo was also a nameless illness during our struggle to be diagnosed. We talk about how both of these can affect us emotionally, especially if we got sick at a younger age. It’s hard to know how to speak about endo so we also give examples of how to respond to some common situations.

When Sex Hurts

Painful sex is a reality for many with endo. We talk about the physical, emotional, and even societal sides of this, and discuss ways to improve our sex lives with endo.

Common Endometriosis Myths

What exactly is endo? What colors is it? Why do some doctors miss it during a laparoscopy? Is a biopsy necessary? What is silent endo? Does menopause help it? We debunk common myths, discuss some easy ways to explain about it to those who are unfamiliar, and even unearth a few ancient legends about endo along the way!

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8 Tips for More Energy

Is your lifestyle giving you energy or draining it? We talk about sleeping, eating, relationships, managing activities, and more. The goal is to have more energy, and then not lose it once we have it!

Finding Gratitude Even in the Difficult Moments

Practicing gratitude can help us break free from negative feelings, but what if we can’t find anything to feel grateful for? We talk about a gratitude game Amy plays, the ‘at least’ game, to shift our focus to what’s going right for us. The sillier and more humorous the game, the easier it is to find gratitude in those tough situations!

How to Stop Self Sabotaging Your Endo Diet

Many of us want to eat healthy, but find it really hard to actually commit to it. How do we stick to our true priorities of feeling better, and not give in to our food cravings? As Brittany goes over a method to stop self sabotage and align our actions with our priorities, Amy has a dual with her dietary kryptonite live on the show!

The Endometriosis Diet

Do you follow the endometriosis diet? We talk about what it is, why some women follow it, how to know what foods are right for you, and where to find recipes for nutritious meals. Amy has eaten this way for 14 years, and shares tips overcoming common obstacles. Read More

Period Shame, Endoflares, and Social Stigma

Amy shares about her mortifying endoflare at work, which makes us wonder why as women do we often feel shame in relation to our periods, our endo, and our womanhood? We explore societal, cultural, and historical reasons, and what we can do about it.

What’s it Like to Live with Endometriosis?

What does endo have in common with a horror movie? Find out as we explore what symptoms like pain with sex, bowel movements, and periods really mean on a physical and emotional level. We go into detail about the challenges, the ‘rules’, the consequences, and ways to empower ourselves.