Ep80: Exploring Our Beliefs Around Our Personal “Endometriosis Diet”

Updated 1/2024. Many of us follow a specific way of eating to help reduce our endometriosis pain, fatigue, or flares. This could be an anti-inflammatory diet, the Paleo diet, gluten-free, dairy-free, or any other way individual to us. It often involves cutting out foods that cause us to flare, and it can feel restrictive, limiting,…

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Ep79: Ordinary Courage

Updated 4/2023. With endo and chronic illness, it can feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or downright scary to ask for help, set boundaries, or do what we need to take care of ourselves in public situations (example: using a standing desk at the office or bringing our own meal to a catered event). We talk about the…

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Ep78: What Does Endometriosis Look Like And Why Does It Matter?

Updated 9/2023. The color of endometriosis is one of the most important factors for a surgeon to identify it, but unfortunately, many doctors haven’t been trained to recognize all the visual appearances of endo. Which means that an untrained gynecologist could miss endo during surgery, leading to misdiagnosis or leaving endo behind during surgery. We talk…

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Ep77: How Having Meaning in Our Lives Helps Our Mental Health

Updated 10/2023. We discuss finding meaning in our lives and the impact that having meaning or not having meaning can have on our mental health. How can we figure out what brings us meaning? How can we find more time for the things that give us joy? AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating Disease,…

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Ep76: HRT – Hormone Replace Therapy

Updated 1/2024. We discuss HRT: everything from what it is, the type of doctor you may see, hormone testing, safety, delivery methods (oral, pellet, patch, etc), and more. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears…

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Ep75: Perimenopause, Menopause, and Progesterone

Updated 1/2024. We talk about the life transition from having regular cycles to going through perimenopause to being in menopause. We discuss what perimenopause is, how we may know if we are in it, what symptoms we may have during this time, and the potential benefits progesterone can have. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE…

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Ep74: Interview: Thoracic Endometriosis with Wendy Bingham of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

We are back 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 thoracic endometriosis: what it is, the symptoms, the treatment, how it’s…

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Ep73: Exploring the Idea of Happiness

Updated 9/2023. CW: Brief mention of suicidal ideation. // What is happiness? Is it possible to have while living with endo and other chronic illnesses? If so, how can we find it? We explore the idea that happiness is a skill that can be learned and share our experiences trying to find deep happiness anyways…

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Ep72: Interview: The Importance of Inclusivity in the Endo Community with Bee Lynn

CW: Removal of the uterus, hysterectomy and what that means for pregnancy and for us as a person, body dysphoria, invasive medical procedures, discrimination, trauma. // We speak with Bee Lynn on the topic of why inclusion and representation are important within the endometriosis community. Bee (they/them) is a patient advocate as well as social…

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Ep71: Hormones 101. Part 3 – Miscellaneous

Updated 10/2023. In our final episode on the basics of hormone health, we talk about some common supplements that may help support hormone health, the importance of sleep and healthy fats, and progesterone and anovulatory cycles. LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com…

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