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What’s the link between endometriosis and stress?

The vicious cycle of stress and endometriosis If you’ve tried everything—conventional or natural—to relieve your endometriosis and/or adenomyosis, and you still aren’t feeling better, maybe its time to think about stress. Now, I know some women are resistant to the idea that stress could have anything to do with their symptoms. But that’s probably because […]

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Is there a really a difference between adenomyosis and endometriosis?
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Is There Really a Difference Between Adenomyosis and Endometriosis?

Even though endometriosis and adenomyosis are considered distinct from one another in the medical literature and our doctors’ offices, both diseases share the same definition: the presence of endometrial-like tissue in places other than the endometrium. In the case of endo, this occurs outside the uterus, “most commonly within the lower abdomen and pelvis.”1 In […]

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Is Endometriosis and Autoimmune Disorder. Image by Christopher Bucklow
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Is Endometriosis an Autoimmune Disease?

Way back, as early as 1987, researchers observed that a large percentage of endometriosis patients had “classic” characteristics of autoimmune disease.1 Similarly, autoantibodies—antibodies against one’s own body tissues—were detected in adenomyosis patients a few years later.2 More recently, HLA-G, a gene prevalent in several autoimmune diseases,3 was found in a significant number of patients with […]

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Top 3 Tips for Healing Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Naturally

Top 3 Tips for Healing Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Naturally Both adenomyosis and endometriosis — which really should be considered the same disease — have debilitating symptoms no woman should have to suffer through. So far Western medicine has found no cure, but that doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist. When the nurse practitioner told me over the phone, after giving […]

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