Homeopathic Remedy Sepia
I cured all the symptoms of endometriosis using a homeopathic remedy called Sephia many years ago. I do not remember the quantity taken, but I do remember the time for the treatment was about 45 days.
I have suffered from endometriosis for many years. I also have hypothyroid and wonder if the iodine deficiency mentioned in Ted's educational posting could be related to both?
Yes iodine deficiency could definitely be the cause or part of the cause of your endometriosis.42% of women with endometriosis have thyroid problems.1 woman cured her endo by taking iodine http://www.topix.com/forum/health/endometriosis/TUA0R4LDRL0G919BH and quite a few women have cured their PCOS by following the iodine protocol.
I was advised by an endocrinologist specialist to seek advise/communicate with doc if you are going to supplement with iodine (beyond typical amount found in daily vitamin), as, if you have hypothyroid it can cause difficulty in the monitoring of your thyroid levels. I would also like to recommend, in my opinion, for hypothyroid, seeing an endocrinologist over primary care (or talking to obgyn- in relation to pregnancy) to monitor your thyroid levels if at all possible, especially awaiting conceiving and pregnancy. Or if you don't have access to endocrinologist, speak up to the doctor you see about monitoring levels for these situations. Its a delicate balancing. Hope this is helpful. I also love safe natural cures. Cheers.
A study shows that a nutrient called lycopene which is found in Guava, Watermelons, tomatoes, papaya, grapefruit etc, has been very helpful in helping women with endometriosis.
I don't have endometriosis or at least my doctor doesn't think I do but seeing so many women suffer with this just breaks my heart.
I heard a lot of women had success with tomatoes and watermelon, even someone on this site wrote that she found relief from watermelons.
It may take time and you may need to be patient, but I hope there is a cure out there and we can all be healthy and happy. Good luck everyone, God bless.
Hello, my name is Crystal, and my brother in-law has brought mms to my attention recently. I have only been taking it for less than a week, 2 drops twice a day to treat a cold I recently caught working with the public. I have done a bit of research and have seen testamonials from people ailing with things like cancer and hep c, but I am left wondering if it may also aid in a cure for my endemetriousis(please excuse my spelling, medical terms can be impossible at times, lol). I was diagnosed two years ago, after more than nine years of symptoms and exploratory surgeries, and numerous miscarages. By the time I was diagnosed it had attached to my overies, uterious, and recently my lower spinal cord. I am really curious and very hopeful that mms may be able to help me, as my doctors are urging me to have a partial hysterectimy at the age of 26, and I am still hoping to have a child.....has any one heard of mms helping a simular case???????
(Eastern Pa, America)
What is MMS?
I found the information provided in "Endometriosis Cures" went pretty much right along with what I have researched myself, and with what my naturopath has recommended to me for the management of my endometriosis.
First off, I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo via laparoscopy in March of 2007. I am in my early 30s. Currently I am using a B vitamin supplement twice daily (NutriCalm by Nature's Sunshine), magnesium (250mg) twice daily, Red Clover blended tincture three times daily and T.-W tincture (dulse, bladderwrack, wild lettuce & irish moss) three times daily, evening primrose oil (1300mg once or twice daily), digestive enzymes (OmegaZyme by Garden of Life), and Carlson's Cod Liver oil once or twice daily. In addition, I use a low-dose progesterone cream twice daily (Phyto Prolief.I may switch; I prefer not to use products containing parabens. Any suggestions or opinions on progesterone cream?).
I am not clinically hypothyroid, but am on the low end and it runs in the women on my mother's side (my great grandmother even died of goiter). My naturopath said I exhibited many symptoms of a declining thyroid and I felt the same, which is why I am on the T.-W.
The Red Clover Blended and primrose oil have estrogenic properties; however research shows when ingested, the body uses it to balance out estrogen levels as I am estrogen dominant (one of many indicators I have-I started my period at age 10!). Also, the Red Clover Blended will help "clean up" the areas where endo was/is, which is a result of balancing the estrogens.
The B vits, magnesium and cod liver oil (I love omega 3s!!) have drastically balanced my mood and reduced my anxiety/panic attacks. I still have my days, but it is much much better than it was just a few months ago.
The enzymes I have actually used for a few years now, before I even knew I had endo. Now I realize how much they benefit me in helping my body digest and utilize all the foods I eat, especially proteins (and especially cooked meats, which have no enzymes at all).
In regards to food, I have done hours and hours of reading and research on my own. By far, the best book I have read is Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition by Dian Shepperson Mills & Michael Vernon. Some of it is a tough read, but I soaked it up, wanting to know so badly now my body works and what I can do to help it heal. I think one can make nutrition very complicated, but from all the information I have gathered, it is very simple, basic nutrition to me! Eat lots of organic (when you can) vegetables, fruits (avoid moldy fruits like cantelope), lean meats and eggs (absolutely no antibiotics or hormones and pasture-raised when possible), nuts (organic is really important here), wild caught small fish, and no-gluten or low-gluten organic grains. Healthy oils are super important-of course the fish oil, but on salads using olive oil is great and in addition I occasionally use coconut oil in other dishes (smoothies, etc.). Avoiding most dairy is a good idea, I believe, as it has helped lower my inflammation levels (an easy sign-less phlegm in the mornings!). I still have raw milk organic cheese, organic kefir or yogurt a few times a week, and soon we will have access to raw milk to drink (cow share program), which I will have once in a while, but not daily like I used to.
I believe if you follow a healthy diet as I mentioned above, in addition to drinking water or green tea with lemon every day, your body's pH will naturally become less acidic and more alkaline. I have pH strips that I use every few months and so far it has gone up almost .5 (I'm at about 6.45 using saliva.). I don't see a need to use baking soda or vinegar (unless the vinegar is part of homemade salad dressing) to up the pH unless you like that sort of thing. It may, however, speed up the process. I have also always been a "no salt" kinda girl, but recently I started using a good quality mineral salt on my foods (just a dash here and there-and not on canned/high sodium foods, but raw or gently cooked foods). It really helps with flavor and is decently good for you.
As far as the nanoinsects and fungus, I am a firm believer in garlic, onions, ginger and turmeric! I eat one or more of them almost every single day in some form (garlic and onions raw, ginger crystallized and turmeric powdered). If you are getting those and plenty of fiber from fruits and veggies, I believe this is a great cleanse for your intestines and also for your whole body in general. I have not had a cold or flu for over 2 years! This is something we should do our whole lives, as those foods are so beneficial, in so many ways.
In addition, other important foods I consume several times a week are flax seeds (fresh ground from whole as needed in a cheap coffee grinder), organic raspberry leaf tea, dried fruits such as figs and currants (great with nuts!), organic local broccoli (The perfect vegetable! However, it is a goitrogen which may hamper thyroid function, so I don't go overboard). And of course, lots and lots of fresh, filtered water.
I feel so very fortunate to live in a small eco-minded community, as we have many local farms growing organic produce and pasture-raised livestock. This gives me the opportunity to support my community, eat seasonally (which I have been trying to do-I love it!), in addition to having organic, freshly harvested produce and clean, nutritious meats! And even for those who are not that lucky, if you look around, there are great little shops with food sections and even some of the bigger chains are carrying lines of organics (which usually is better than conventional at least). With all these options, there's no reason to resort to trans-fatty fast foods or pre-packaged, preservative-laden convenience foods!
One other important thing I have changed in my life is what goes ON my body. It's taken me a few years (as I had interest in this, yet again, before endo), but I have drastically reduced what I use in the shower and for toiletries. I try to get products with no parabens, lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, or any other weird stuff that I don't know what it is. Just don't be fooled by stuff that says "all natural" until you read the ingredients list. Burt's Bees is a pretty good brand that is more affordable than some. And most recently, I got an inexpensive shower filter (less than $100) that removes chlorine and VOCs which may be directly related to endo, and a host of other problems/diseases. For lotion, I use the same organic virgin coconut oil that we eat!! I really feel these small changes have drastically reduced the toxic load on my body, and I hope within the next year or two it really shows. One crazy thing I have noticed-my sweat only stinks when I eat junk! (I don't wear deodorant anymore! Will sometimes spray lavender hydrosol under my arms.) To me, that says a lot!
The last, but not least, of the changes I have made is movement. I have been pretty sporadically active in the last decade, and need to lose weight-about 60 more pounds (Excess body fat = excess estrogen! Not to mention contributing to many other problems!). My naturopath suggested yoga for me for activity but even more importantly, reducing stress and anxiety. I have fallen in love with it. I recommend it especially to women who don't like strenuous exercise or just need to slow down (which is all of us, right?? (: ). You would be shocked at what you can do in yoga class-and will love how it helps you focus mentally AND reshapes your body. I am slowly working in more aerobic activity (biking, walking, etc.).it gets easier as I become more fit and more self-confident.
As for my own rate of healing, I feel I have really taken control of a few areas of my health-less stress and more activity. The food changes have come slowly and not always consistent, but I am still trying and know that a year from now I will be a different woman!! I never had debilitating pain, but my pain is much much less now, and only seems to flare up when I am eating non-nutritious foods for more than a day or two (aka fast foods or junk food!). The more I read and hear about other women and how they are changing and bettering their health, and the more knowledge I have on endometriosis and also how our amazing bodies have the capacity to heal themselves, the more motivated I become!!
So, after this novel of information (it's so easy to go on and on.there's so much to learn!), the main ways I believe to support your body and "heal" endometriosis include: balancing body pH, supporting thyroid function, boosting immunity through correct nutrient intake (including temporary supplements if necessary), detoxing often (but gently through daily diet and drink and no crazy fasts or diets!), and moving more. Those are the main things, and there's so many little things that help you support them. One other suggestion-even if you have already seen many doctors, I think seeing a naturopath or kinesiologist is so important, so you can find out what you specifically are deficient in nutrient-wise. Although there seems to be emerging constants for us with endo, everyone is still different. I am finding my naturopath a continual and necessary resource for my endo.
So, that's my story. I hope this has been a source of good information for anyone wanting more on how we rise above endometriosis and receive good health in return. I would love to hear from anyone regarding your experiences!!
Thanks - that's really useful information.
I've got endometriosis which has blocked both my tubes.
I've been trying bee pollen, royal jelly, and bee propolis. I mixed these with honey and take one tablespoon first thing in the morning and one before going to bed. I also drink water with lemon and ginger. My past two periods have been almost pain free and my spotting has significantly decreased. I've been trying castor oil as well. Will keep you updated with what happens
(Auckland, New Zealand)
I am really interested in the outcomes of the suggestions made here. I have had Endometriosis for over 15years and would love to hear of women who have successfully managed to cure themselves of the condition. There are so many of us out there that really need to know there is a way out!
(Wellington, New Zealand)
(Gippsland, Vic. Australia)
Hi, I had endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Went on the medical roundabout, medication - side effects - more medication. Took myself off them, and put up with it. My cycle if you can call it that was 1 - 12 months apart. I came across the herb Yarrow and took (sipped) 1 cup first thing in morning on an empty stomache and 1 cup in the afternoon. My cycle then became 1 - 2 months apart and some years later I conceived. It is also good to take at menopause. I would try and buy a good quality organic one that has not been irradiated. All the best.
Apart from the home remedies you can try a combination of ayurvedic and homoeopathic remedies which are 100% safe and natural, free from side effects. Remedies such as OM24 ENDOmetease formula and C46 ENDOmetease formula gives good results. They work on our body by correcting the hormonal imbalances that cause the endometrial tissue to implant in places other than the uterine cavity;restoring the female reproductive endocrine axis to normalcy;providing relief from symptoms like abdominal pain and strengthening the immune system so that it may clear the retrograde menstruation properly thus preventing abnormal implantation. Along with this you also need to do some relaxation exercises with meditation and yoga.
You did not mention iodine. Read http://www.jcrows.com/hypothyroidism.html for a further clue to fixing your thyroid - it is very likely not genetic. Then I'd suggest reading the rest of their iodine info on that site. Also read iodine under remedies here on earth clinic. That should help you a ton with balancing hormones, thus losing puffy water retention weight, and losing solid fat weight over time. Hope this helps.
I found out in February that I had endometriosis. After refusing to be thrown into menopause, which was suggested by my gyno, I decided to do lots of research. So far I have found out that you have to avoid soy and wheat products completely. I have been trying at this for quite awhile. It is hard to avoid foods I love, but it is worth it. Anytime I make a mistake the pain comes back within 20 min, but as long as I avoid it, I have no pain. Other things I found online to avoid is dairy, bad fats, and artificial sweeteners. The point of all of this is to avoid inflammation which causes the pain to worsen. The soy and wheat is avoided because they help your body produce the bad estrogen. I am now trying MSM to keep inflammation down. I am starting slowly at 500mg and upping that each week by 500mg till I find a level that helps the best. (on a side note the MSM got rid of my acid reflux two days after starting this). Another thing I read online through my researching is if you have metal fillings you need to get rid of them. I do not have the money yet to do this, but I have several and the endo came within 3 years after getting them. There are a lot of articles online that focus on how the mercury throws a lot of things out of wack in the body and can be the environmental factor that triggers a lot of diseases. I plan on doing this ASAP and the MSM also helps to detox the heavy metals, that is why I am slowly building on the MSM, to not get too many toxins at once. I read that sweating helps to release the mercury through the skin after the MSM releases the toxins from the fat and such. So exercising or using a sauna or something will help to sweat out the toxins. Hope this helps. Endo was very hard to accept for me and I know when I go to a restaurant or a party it is hard to avoid the temptation of foods with soy or wheat, so I eat before going to these things. Restaurants sometimes have allergy lists that you can ask for to find out which foods don't have soy or wheat in them. Look at the ingredients list on everything. Soy hides everywhere. If you need support with this please email. Figuring this out alone has been hard so I get it and am willing to help others.
(Picton, Ontario, Canada)
I would try Lugol's solution; Potassium Iodine/Iodide solution in water; available since 1829 and prescribed by every physician prior to the 1940's & 50's. Since Iodine is stored for our health in our brain, thyroid gland, breasts, ovaries and prostate and utilized by every cell in the body it can do no harm. In fact doctors used to learn a rhyme about it that goes like this; 'If ye don't know what when or why, prescribe ye then K and I. ' Which is Potassium Iodide. Since Fluorine, Chlorine & Bromine is used in our water supply, pesticides, hot tubs etc, these halogens compete for storage in the body with Iodine and flush it out of our system and block it's return. High levels B vitamins, Selenium, Vit. C is required to re-absorb iodine into the body. Have a look for a book by Dr. Brownstein called Iodine; why you need it, why you can't live without it.
Sea Moss, Burdock Root
Hi, I suffer from endometriosis. I was diagnosed back in 2009! I've been struggling with it ever since I started doing some natural research because I believe that God gave us the green earth to heal ourselves. What helped me is sea moss and burdock root. I make my own sea gel and order organic burdock root off of Etsy. I make a tea out of it every morning and afternoon. It helps a lot with the mucus and extra minerals in my body.
Hi! I am an Endometriosis sufferer as well. I have totally stopped the Depo Provera shot I have been on since about 2005 (this one is different from the 1st one I was on from 2001 till then) and am wondering how the sea moss gel is made. Does anyone know? Also, I really believe this shot has given me Fibromyalgia too and I am also dealing with that pain. Any advice would be appreciated.
Has anyone used serrapeptase to cure endometriosis? About two years ago I saw it while searching for alkalizing body.
(Bar Harbor, ME)
I used this for a couple months prior to endo surgery. I had the surgery a few years back and had severe endometriosis and all my sx had returned so I was expecting another big removal. This time- nothing! No endometriosis at all. I think this may be the reason. I also use iodine, coconut oil, and acv, all only occasionally over the past 3 years. The serrapeptase was the only treatment I did daily.
However, I am still having heavy, painful periods. Cayenne, coconut oil, acv, mag oil, castor oil packs have not helped. Haven't found a solution yet. Also, I think I may have overdone the iodine because now I sweat massively at night, a sign of hyperthyroidism. I still use 4 drops of lugol's into my farm milk to sterilize each half gallon when I get it home.
I plan to continue using the iodine for my milk because the farm has campylobacter, but I won't but pasteurized milk and I have to drink milk to help with kidney stones. The iodine has defintely helped my interstitial cystitis dramatically, though. Borax helped that also, fyi, but again, that's not a super safe sounding cure to me, although I do use it on a rare occasion.
Yes, serrapeptase 250,000 iu at night plus progesterone cream at night works.
Try Using yarrow, black seed oil and also sea moss complex. I had severe endometriosis I've had two surgeries every since I started this regimen I have no more endometriosis and no more painful periods! Hope this helps!
Serrapeptase, Pine Bark, Turmeric
One of my daughters suffers from Endometriosis; the other from fibroids and cysts. They both have gotten a great deal of relief from using Serrapeptase (Enteric coated), Pine Bark Extract, and Turmeric. Good Luck on Journey to Heal!
Serrapeptase, Progesterone Cream
Serrapeptase 250,000 iu per evening before bed on an empty stomach (to literally dissolve the excess fibrin) plus natural progesterone cream (to balance estrogen) rubbed into skin at night is the winning combo to put endometriosis into remission. Find your dose of natural progesterone cream. I personally take 150-200mg per eve which is 3-4 pumps of the cream.
I've purchased most of the supplements/vitamins recommended for the reduction of cysts & for treating endometriosis, however have run into a view obstacles. i just need clarification on a few matters.
my first question is on alkalization. if i have a water ionizer which produces alkaline water at selected ph levels, could that be used instead of the baking soda & water combination or in conjunction with it?
i also noticed that among the list of supplements are magnesium & magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride. does this mean that both magnesium & citrate or chloride needs to be taken? would it be enough to take the magnesium citrate or chloride?
how about niacin? is it the same as niacinamide or is it a form of niacinamide?
I'm somewhat of a novice at this so i'm trying to educate myself in this whole process, which at times can be a bit overwhelming.
i've had little or no success in finding a couple of things on the list, such as tungsten, disodium edta, molybdenum & molybdenum. any suggestions on where to look for them?
last question - any suggestion on how to take all of these in a day without upsetting your system.
please respond in a timely fashion, as time is of the essence for me.
mahalo for your cooperation
I can answer a couple of those questions. First off niacin is one of the many B complex vitamins which stimulates the circulation which causes the tingling, itching & flushing some people mistake for an allergic reaction. Niacinamide is another form of niacin that does not cause the flushing. My recommendation is to stick with the niacin and let your body adjust to the flushing, but also stay away from the time release niacin. I am finding it harder to find niacin which is not time release, but I keep looking until I find it.
On the magnesium supplement, take one or the other but not several different forms of magnesium. Another form of magnesium that works well and is easily found is magnesium sulfate which is sold under the name of Epsom salts and can be found in most drug stores, grocery stores, & department stores. The nice thing about magnesium is that when you get too much it lets you know by causing diarrhea.
One way some people cope with taking all the supplements during the day is to get a good multivitamin/mineral supplement that contains all those that you want and then take 1 twice a day. You are not likely to harm yourself because you are not going to much above the RDA of each, if above at all. Remember the RDA is the minimum recommended to prevent clinical symptoms of deficiency, and in many cases much lower than needed for optimum health. I think the RDA for Vitamin C is either 250 or may have been raised to 500mgm per day. Linus Pauling recommended 6 to 8 grams (6000 to 8000mgm) of both l-lysine and vitamin C daily to keep our cardiovascular systems healthy. As you can see there is a vast difference between the RDA (minimum required) and the maximum recommended for optimum health. If you research the niacin, you will find that it also has a lot to do with our cardiovascular system, including lowering the cholesterol.
(Durban, South Africa -kzn-durban)
(Moke Hill, California)
Chantel, don't let anyone tell you it's impossible. I had a fertility specialist tell me it was impossible. I had endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and a blocked fallopian tube. My eggs also dropped down before optimal time to get fertilized. I can't remember the name of this condition. There was also at least three other problems. Long story short, I gave up, and after two years of no drugs, and no doctors. I got pregnant. Suprise suprise... Doctors don't know everything. They only know what they've learned in a book. Do what you need to to clean your body of the endometriosis. But, give your body the time it needs to heal, the less you focus on getting pregnant, the more relaxed you'll be to get pregnant. Good luck to you.
How does one "clean" their body of endo? I believe I have some creating a blockage in my colon as my digestive system shuts down and behaves as if it is compacted (only the clear mucus comes out) during my period. Right now I am taking bioidentical progesterone, Mg, and have eliminated many chemicals. Idk what else to do other than eliminate wheat (so what that be a paleo diet???) and my mercury fillings and maybe go back to getting Apple Cider Vinegar every day (I did this up until a couple of yrs ago). (I recently go kicked off of birth control after being on it for 15yrs fro endo due to a blood clot and now, I am having to try to deal with this naturally). Oh, I have also been taking Fibrovan and am going to also try Indole-3-carbinol (I3C). I have also been taking Iodine. Thanks, Lahoma
If anyone had the worst endomertriosis ever it was my daughter. Since early teens her life was hell.The things that were happening to her you would only read in medical encyclopedia with an annotation "very rarely", and no doctors ever heard about it. She almost died from birthcontrol pills, slowly deteorating to the point that she had to walk with someone s help and looked like the last stage cancer patient.She was 19 at that time and running out of diagnoses; her doctor said it was all in her head. She run out of birth control pills one day and immediately felt better and better with each day with no birthcontrol pills.
She married her bf and they had a baby girl right after that as she was afraid she won't have children as doctors said. But the life of hell continued and all her doctors were saying that she had the worst endo ever. And there is nothing they could do but remove her organs. She did not want to live her life like that and was depressed. Fast forward, she went on a one full year of raw food only diet, no meat, gluten, etc. Her endo is a history now. She is not on a 100% raw diet anymore, but pretty strict on what she eats. No gluten for sure. One more note, she always had breast lumps, just like I did, and there is one supplement that really worked for us, especially for me-Bupleurum Entangled by Health COncerns. After one bottle course I was free of lumps for a year or two.
Vitamin E and Borage Oil
I have endometriosis and have very painful periods (understatement). One capsule of vitamin e (natural) and one capsule of borage oil have helped and I no longer have pain. It took 2 menstrual cycles to work. Hope this helps someone.
Like Maria from Sydney, I've had success with watermelon as well, the only pain-free period I've had in my entire life! My friend had experienced a great deal of relief as well by eating it. I'm currently trying to eat it daily in hopes of having a break from the dreaded cramps. I will report back and update on how it turned out!
It's a miracle! I've taken ACV & coconut oil for many years, herbs from an amazing Chinese herbalist who's healed me for many ailments and nothing has worked. Endometriosis has been a persistent problem. I've eaten a quater of a watermelon a day for the past 2 weeks for no other reason than I was craving it. I'm on the second day of my period - NO PAIN and NO CLOTS!!!!!!! I just googled the two together, apparently it's the Lycopene in watermelon, it contains more than tomato's. I can't quite believe it!
(Tyrone, Pa, Us)