The Best Packaged Foods for the Endo Diet

"Packaged foods" and "endo diet" seem like complete antonyms -- after all, eating for endometriosis means focusing on plant-based whole foods and minimizing processed goods. But in the modern world, let's face it: packaged foods are just a fact of life. For endometriosis, it's important to eat whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains,…

Is Endometriosis an Autoimmune Disease?

I still remember how confused I felt when I first started delving into the literature of endometriosis: people with endometriosis suffer from systemic inflammation and have a high incidence of food allergies, yet endo still isn't considered an autoimmune disease in the conventional sense? What does that mean?! Studies suggest that endometriosis often coexists with…

What to Eat When You Have Endometriosis

Disclaimer: Because of my background in eating disorder recovery, I'd like to first preface this post by saying that when I use the word "diet," I don't refer to a "diet" intended to help you lose weight or pursue "wellness." These tips are not intended to help you lose weight or change your body in…

Health Update: Is It Safe to Skip Your Period?

For the first time in my two-year health journey, I'm happy to report that my doctors and I are making progress on my treatment plan -- and damn, does it feel good to be heard. The latest development on my health journey? I just started taking the progesterone-only pill on top of my hormonal IUD…

What's in My Endo Survival Kit?

My (figurative) endo survival kit is a collection of resources and tools that has helped me through the hardest times with suspected endometriosis. Today, I'm here to share what ride-or-die items I couldn't live without when I'm really struggling with my endo. To those who have been suffering with endo for years, these items might…

The Ultimate List of Endometriosis Resources

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a portion of any purchases made on my blog. Thank you for supporting Endo Strong! When I first began to consider endometriosis as the root cause of my long-standing symptoms, I didn't know where to turn -- other than the Internet! It's thanks to…

Book Review: WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

I'm not going to lie: when I first read WomanCode, the book didn't resonate with me the way it does now. I first picked up the book hoping to learn a little something more about my hormones and the female body -- which I did. But it didn't teach me anything I couldn't have learned…