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What foods should I eat with endometriosis and polycystic ovaries

What food should I not eat with endometriosis as worried doing my self worse then good also with polycystic ovaries

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Hi Alarna

Your best way forward is to have a search online for foods you can not eat with Endometriosis.

Which is usually dairy, gluten,wheat ,sugar, soy /soya and meats like chicken and beef.refined and processed foods.

Then look for the Polycystic ovaries diet.

Foods to avoid

Sweetened juice, canned fruit in heavy syrup, or sweetened applesauce.

Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, and peas.

Refined grains made with white flour such as white bread and pasta, bagels, or white rice. ...

Sugary drinks such as soda or juice.

Sugary foods such as cookies, cakes, and candy.

Both diets are pretty similar.

Write down all the foods you can eat with both these conditions.

Go through the lists and tick off any foods you try that make you ill.

If you find foods you can eat on both diets it makes things easier as you will not be upsetting both conditions then.

Once you have a list of foods your body likes slowly introduce some of the foods the diets say to avoid. Then you can also work out what your body will tolerate in this list as well.

It's a elimination process because everyone's body reacts differently to certain foods.

So listen to your body it tells you what it needs.

I hope you find what works for your body soon, so you feel more comfortable and happy with in yourself

Z xx


Thank u as I'm not coping at min but will tack the food list in to consideration x

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I hope you feel able to cope soon.



Just scared at min as not sunk in I have them or scared I'm not going be one of them looky one as get brusd off x


Try not to worry as the stress can make you feel more anxious.

I know this is easier said than done.

Have you spoken to your doctor or gynecologist about your diagnosis. I went armed with questions.


As I say my doctor is not to nice just brushing me off but got a list for when I sew my gyne in may hopefully they help me


I'm sorry your doctor does not listen.

I asked my gyne what ever I was worried about. he was very good and full of answers. It's worrying until you speak to a expert.

I found a book called Endometriosis for dummies by Joseph W Krotec MD and Sharon Perkins RN was very helpful to read while I waited for my gyne appointment. it was full of questions to ask my gyne as well. it has a part on polycystic ovaries as well.

Try not to worry to much. have you away to distract yourself until you have your appointment.

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