Ep63: Endometriosis and Relationships

Updated 9/2023. 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…

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Ep62: Estrogen Metabolism

Updated 12/2022. 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. Then we talk in depth about the process of estrogen metabolism, the role of the liver and the gut, and some tips to we…

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Ep61: Is Finding Peace with Endometriosis Possible?

Updated 4/2023. 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…

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Ep60: Interview: Extra Pelvic Endometriosis (Part 2) with Wendy Bingham

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: Interview: Extra Pelvic Endometriosis (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: Interview: Insights into Endo with Heather Guidone, 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

Updated 1/2023. 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…

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Ep56: Endometriosis is NOT the Endometrium. Part 1

Updated 4/2023. 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…

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Ep55: Endometriosis and Estrogen

Updated 1/2024. We talk about some of the roles that estrogen can play in endometriosis and how it can make it’s own localized estrogen. We dispel the myth of retrograde menstruation and discuss why mouse endometriosis models are problematic. We also discuss the myths that everyone with endometriosis is estrogen dominant (not true!) or that…

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Ep54: Do You Hate Your Personal “Endometriosis Diet”?

Updated 1/2024. Many of us follow some kind of specific way of eating to help reduce our pain, fatigue, or flares. This could be an anti-inflammatory diet, gluten-free, dairy-free, or another way of eating. It often involves cutting out specific foods, and it can feel restrictive, limiting, or sad that we no longer eat the…

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