Get Your Glow Back – Episode 44 – With Henrietta Norton
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other places which causes pain and discomfort.
Getting a Diagnosis
symptoms of endometriosis tend to be similar to PMS, heavy periods and as a result can be misdiagnosed
1 in 10 women are diagnosed with endometriosis, it take on average 7.5 years between onset of symptoms to diagnosis so it’s likely a lot more are suffering
The most accurate way to diagnose is through laparoscopy, a type of key hole surgery.
if symptoms are significantly impacting your daily life go and see a doctor!
if you are concerned about your fertility
if you are getting a lot of spotting in between periods
What are some of the things we can do for pain management?
yoga can be helpful, gentle movement and stretching supports blood flow around the pelvis
Dietary and Supplement Intervention
Anything which helps to reduce the inflammation is good
omega 3 fatty acids, beneficial bacteria in the gut helps the conversion from tryptophan to serotonin which can help with pain management, linseeds have been shown to help moderate hormone imbalances.
How Can We Look Change Our Diet to Increase Fertility
bringing variety into the diet is so important especially getting as many colours of vegetables in as possible, vitamin a, beta kerotene, fibre, beta glucaronidase, essential fatty acids.
Beginning Wild Nutrition Supplements
Being asked to recommend existing products on the market so endometriosis sufferers because of their synthetic derivatives.
developed her own range of food-grown supplements, studies suggest there is a higher absorption of nutrients from food-grown supplements at lower doses.
When we are supplementing it’s not enough to just put nutrients in we have to also think about what else is going on, is the digestive system working, are you in a period of stress it’s important to think about the factors that will affect absorption
Wild nutrition is about being a partner to that woman on her journey and providing her the information she needs.
Henrietta’s Key Supplements
less is more, for most people these 3 are sufficient:
Good B Vitamins – especially if you are smoking, drinking or not sleeping
Magnesium – there is a magnesium draw when we are menstruating, magnesium can help aid sleep and good sleep is key for health.
Omega 3 – if you are eating oily fish 3+ times/week there is no need to supplement but if we aren’t it can be really helpful.
Adaptogenics can help support cortisol levels for stress and during stressful periods
for immune support during winter months – vitamin C and zinc
Nutrients and Supplements for Children
omega 3 – if not eating oily fish multiple times a week, if you are vegan the nut oils can be great, putting them in a smoothie can work well.
Some capsules are chewable
Vitamin D – eggs and oily fish are good sources
Iron & Iodine – Eggs are a rich source of iodine, iron rich foods wherever and however possible.
What was the best piece of advice you were given before you started your business?
Do it! and think big – put in the infrastructure from the start.
Be authentic – hold on to the message and passion that you started with
Always hire people who are better than you – don’t try and be jack of all trades
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