Recipes / diet ideas

Hello everyone

I've just found an app and website for 'Deliciously Ella', which features gluten, dairy and sugar free recipes : can't seem to paste the link here but thought I would share in case it can help anyone.

I have stage 4 endo and am feeling pretty rubbish at the moment : lots of migraines and generally feeling rough. Have been trying to make dietary changes these last few months and figured the Deliciously Ella app might be a good starter when you don't know where to start and are too frazzled!

Fingers crossed X X X X

(Update : fruit /dates /raisins seem to feature in some recipes so I guess not strictly 100% sugar free, but will give this a go anyway and post any keep you posted)

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  • Do you find that watching what you eat helps with the pain?

  • Hello I am really interested in some more information and if u could email them or private message me and I'll give u my email address. Really at last resort and diet I think would help thanks x

  • This sounds great. How did you get started? I've started looking into it before but the literature can be a little confusing. Is the lara briden book a good place to start? I love cooking (and eating!) and I think if I can understand the basic rules, I'll probably be able to amend my diet quite quickly. I assume it has to be all or nothing for it to work?

  • That is so, so kind of you. :) This is why I love this site. Women supporting women - it's such a positive thing!

    I'll drop you a note. :)

  • Hiya. Sorry to hear that you're feeling so rubbish :( Thinking about it, I've no idea what stage engo I have?

    But anyways, I am following your post as I read somewhere that diet can effect things. I remember thinking "Really?" as it doesn't seem right to me....but I really don't know about these things. So I'm intrigued to learn how your diet can help?

  • Wow, that's really interesting - thanks for replying :) Maybe I need to look in to this, only I'm scared as I like my food :(

  • That's great thanks :) I'll email you now :D

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    Hope that helps

  • Kiwimedic I would be really interested in your meal ideas, really trying to give this clean eating for endo a go!

  • Hey everyone ☺️ So glad this has helped get a lot of great ideas and suggestions going, thanks so much!!

    Ironically way back 20+ years ago when I first felt ill, I thought I had systemic candida due to ongoing thrush, upset stomach and set about going on a bit of a restricted diet but with no guidance. I was late teens, on the pill to help aid heavy painful periods and was stumbling round in the dark looking for clues, getting absolutely nowhere with doctors.

    I'd found cutting out bread, wheat, milk and chocolate seemed to help. But I went too far and cut out tonnes of food and ended up pretty underweight and run down. A few years later and with a colonoscopy and barium xray under my belt to investigate now really troubling tummy upsets, I saw a homeopathic doc. He put me on official anti candida diet but also prescribed high dose vitamin C to ***help reduce inflammation***, as well as homeopathic remedies and minerals. I felt loads better and the ulcers and patches of inflammation which previously appeared in my bowel were no longer there at follow up!

    Stayed on this diet for years, got through university and got degree and first job, but was still not feeling 100% well. I couldn't figure out why I had candida - it was usually a problem for people with comprised immune systems? What was at the root of it all? A trip to Africa a few years ago convinced me I had a parasite (!) - spent hundreds on remedies but didn't get 'better' til I took a simple anti parasite remedy from the USA.

    Feeling massively better I started reintroducing everything back into my diet, felt and looked lots better....until killer period pains appeared out of nowhere. Thought I had food poisoning. Absolutely crippling. It continued each month. A friend suggested mefemanic acid so off I went to docs and got by on this every period.

    But I still wasn't right. Exhausted, burned out, making stupid mistakes at work, periods still disabling.

    Finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis last Nov at age 40, only picked up as we prepared for first time IVF. Also have frozen pelvis. Migraines are a real problem now too. Working full-time and finding it really difficult.

    We're looking at a second go of IVF but really want to give diet a try and see if it can get this inflammation down.

    Currently looking at benefits of high dose vitamin C for us ladies, will post back again soon 💓

    Thanks so much! X X X X

    Sorry that was so long 😲

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