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

Updated 1/2024. Many of us follow an individualized way of eating to help us manage our symptoms. It’s hard enough to be gluten free, Paleo, AIP, low FODMAP (or whatever way you choose to eat that helps you feel your best). Throw in unwanted, relentless, or obnoxious comments about your food choices from family, friends,…

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Ep22: Bowel Endometriosis

Updated 1/2024. Where is bowel endo located? Does it show up on a colonoscopy or other scans? Does having bowel symptoms mean I have bowel endo? Most importantly, is it treatable? (YES IT IS!! In spite of some inexperienced doctors saying that bowel endometriosis is too “risky” to be removed, the truth is that in…

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Ep21: Managing Stress for Less Endo Flares

Updated 1/2023. For many of us, stress is one of our biggest triggers for an endometriosis flare. What exactly is stress, and how does it affect our bodies? Today we talk about ways we can try to manage stress, or better yet, eliminate it altogether when possible from certain parts of our life. CONNECT WITH…

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Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

Updated 2/2023. 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. CONNECT WITH…

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Ep19: Endometriosis and the Workplace

Updated 12/2022. 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…

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Ep18: Asking Empowered Questions for a Better Life

Updated 2/2023. 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…

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Ep17: Set Boundaries to Protect Your Health and Self Care

Updated 2/2023. 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 and why do we need them? Most importantly, how do we successfully set them?! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR…

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Ep16: What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

Updated 1/2024. With the prevalence of endometriosis myths and misinformation, people with endo are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? What actually treats the disease? What “treatments” are actually just symptom management? Which commonly recommended “treatments” are not…

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Ep15: What Causes Endometriosis?

Episode updated 4/2022. What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. What we do know is that multiple studies have shown that there’s many cases of endometriosis where it would be impossible for retrograde menstruation to be the cause, but still ineffective “treatments” for endometriosis are based on this never proven, 100…

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Ep14: Living with an Invisible Illness

Updated 1/2023. 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 during our formative years. It’s hard to know…

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