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After I failed with my “Endo diet” last year, I decided to do better this year. I told my husband last month that I want to buy a book by Dr. Andrew S. Cook, MD, FACOG titled “The Endometriosis Diet Health & Diet Program: Get Your Life Back“. He told me that he will order it for me. The book arrived in the third week of January. And guess what? Instead of one, he ordered me three books about Endometriosis! Yay! I love my hubby! The funny thing was, at that time we didn’t even know that I have Endometriosis and that I wanted Dr. Cook’s book just because I was interested in the Endo diet he has. It was like the universe being kind to me, it gives me a heads up!
The three books he got me are:
I haven’t read them all. I only finished the Endometriosis Health & Diet Program book. In my opinion, this book is really good! I have spent so much time researched about Adenomyosis – which most of the time I also read about Endometriosis -, and this book tells you everything about it. You don’t have to spend hours researching on the internet, you just need to read this book. It’s just like a bible for people with Endometriosis!
Just check the table of contents:
This book is very informative. Other than give you abundant information about Endometriosis, this book also gives you a detail information about how to change your lifestyle (detoxing, stress reliefs, optimizing sleep, exercises, herbal and supplemental supplements), diet plan for Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, and recipes for Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain. It gives you a week worth example of exercise plan, a whole 10-18 weeks sample of Endo diet plan, and 100 Endo diet recipes.
For Endo diet in this book, it consists of 3 phases, I’ll quote it from the book.
Phase 1: The Repair Phase
Phase 1 of the diet is the strictest, but don’t worry, it only lasts for 1 to 2 months. The goal of this phase is to begin the process of rebalancing your gut microbiota, heal your gastrointestinal tract, lower inflammation, stabilize blood sugar, strengthen and rebalance your immune system, reduce toxins from your diet and encourage gentle detoxification.
Phase 2: The Rebalance Phase
Phase 2 of the diet lasts 1 to 2 months. This phase is designed to strengthen your army of beneficial bacteria and slowly begin the reintroduction of foods to expand your dietary choices.
Phase 3: The Rebuild Phase
Phase 3 of the diet is the maintenance phase. This phase is rich in prebiotic and probiotic foods to encourage growth of your beneficial bacteria. In addition, the dietary recommendation are designed to reduce your symptoms and help ypur body continue to heal.
The 3 phase sounds good to me, I don’t know how well I will do but I’m willing to give it a try! I started the phase 1 yesterday, I will post a journal about it in a different entry. Wish me luck!