What are we fighting when we have endometriomas or endometriosis?
I’ve changed my diet and I’m thinking of another power boost to shrink those cysts. Besides the meal plans, I know that the foods we eat probably aren’t enough to combat these cysts since during the process of cooking or digesting, most of the vitamins and minerals are diminished and is eventually absorbed is probably not enough for us to combat these cysts or endo.
I came across vitamin B because I was actually looking for a solution to avoid mosquitos for a Thailand trip coming up in April. I know that by eating vitamin B1 and B6 for 3-4 weeks straight at 100mg a day would make my body odor very unpleasant to mosquitos – yay!
Then I thought, “Well, that just meant I was lacking vitamin B in the first place. Could this be related to estrogen or my problems?” We are who we are because we ate ourselves into it so maybe the foods I ate didn’t have enough of this vitamin B.
I did some research on the web and indeed, vitamin B6 combats estrogen! It deactivates estrogen. Women who have endometriosis, ovarian cysts or endometriomas like me, have an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone and that’s why we have these crazy things growing in us. With the Endometriosis Diet we’re already taking care of the problem by eating non estrogen producing foods. To “further” this process, I’m going to take this B6 at 100mg a day to see what happens.
Many doctors (the good ones who aren’t all out for just money and care about you too) prescribe B6 to women who have short period cycles. Why? If your cycle is too short, you cannot be developing a good lining for that embryo to implant and burrow if you’re trying to get pregnant and B6 tends to elong the cycles to get you to that nice place.
What else is B6 good for? Menstrual cramps! B6 combats estrogen and levels it out with progesterone. Why is progesterone important? Here’s a great list from drkaslow.com:
- 1. Menstrual cycle shorter than 28 days
- 2. Heavy menstrual bleeding
- 3. Fluid retention during menses
- 4. Premenstrual tension, nervousness, headache, nausea, and fluid retention
- 5. Menstrual bleeding longer than 3 days
- 6. Menstrual cramps
- 7. Uterine fibroids
- 8. Breast lumps
- 9. Breast swelling with increased subcutaneous fluid
- 10. Decreased systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure
- 11. Pulse and temperature decreased
- 12. Poor retention of sodium and chloride
- 13. Vomiting and toxemia of pregnancy
- 14. Uterine contractions during early pregnancy
- 15. Habitual miscarriage
Do any of these sound familiar? Next time you’re at the market, pick up a B-100 complex, mosquito fighting, cyst shrinking, cramp eliminating Super Vitamin!