Ep24: Traveling with Endometriosis

Going on vacation presents a lot of opportunities for endo to flare: the travel itself, different food, a bed that’s not your own, stress, being on the go, indulgences of food and drink we might not normally partake in. It’s no surprise that traveling, or even just a holiday or special occasion that we celebrate,…

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Ep23: How to Deal When People Comment on What You Eat

People love to make comments about what you are eating, especially if you have chosen to eat a certain way that is different than the mainstream – such as the endo diet, gluten free, sugar free, paleo, AIP, low FODMAP, etc. It’s hard enough to follow a special diet as it is. Throw in rude,…

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Ep22: Bowel Endometriosis

Where is bowel endo located? Is it treatable? Does it show up on a colonoscopy? Does having bowel symptoms mean I have bowel endo? Today we answer these questions and more. Amy also shares about her experience with excision surgery and bowel endo.

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Ep21: Managing Stress for Less Endo Flares

For many of us, stress is one of our biggest triggers for an endo flare. What exactly is stress, and how does it affect our bodies? Today we talk about ways we can manage stress, or better yet, eliminate it altogether from certain parts of our life.

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Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

We talk about all the feelings that have come up for us post excision such as sadness, gratitude, shock, anger, and hope. Amy talks about some of the new health problems she’s battling, and we reflect on what it means to work towards acceptance and peace with our endo and health.

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Ep19: Endometriosis and the Workplace

Getting into work everyday when you have endo can be a real challenge. Pain flares, brain fog, and other symptoms can make it hard to actually do your work. We talk all kinds of tips for a successful day at the workplace, from strategies to meet deadlines, schedules, supplies, emergency drivers, clothes, medical accommodations, and…

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Ep18: Asking Empowered Questions for a Better Life

What kind of questions do you ask yourself about your life with endo? Empowered questions invite you to find answers that help you take back control of your life. We talk about some of the questions we ask ourselves, and how they’ve led to improvements in our physical and emotional well being. Let’s take back…

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Ep17: Set Boundaries to Protect Your Health and Self Care

You have the right to set boundaries to protect your physical and mental health! In fact, it’s vital that you do so. But what exactly are boundaries? When do we need them? Why do we need them? Most importantly, how do we successfully set them?!

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Ep16: What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

With countless endometriosis myths and misinformation floating around, endosufferers are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? We also discuss how to know if your doctor is an expert and have fun imagining if Amy got a cat named…

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Ep15: 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. Information sources here.

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