FASTING & ENDOMETRIOSIS (deutsch in den kommentaren)
hot topic - i know. Difficult topic. My ego was in the way until I actually gave it another shot. And it did help a few of my symptoms (for now) so why not give it a try and research a bit more?
Now - first of all I need to aknowledge that everyone is different and what works for some might not work for others. Fasting is also not a cure for endo. There is no cure. It only helps me with certain symptoms.
For some time now I’ve been doing intermittent fasting (16-18 hours fasting & 8-6 hours eating) and I’ve never felt better. I’m not pain free, mornings are still difficult for me and my period this time was still painful but by far not as painful as it normally is. In fact - it’s been the best period in probably three years 🤞🏾.While I was still bed ridden on the first two days - I didn’t scream and cry in agony for seven days straight. My fatigue is a little bit less as well - not significantly but still worth mentioning. I even fitted a workout in today (day 4) - i did regret it though and nearly passed out in the end. Not recommended 😅
My digestion (which a lot of my pain was coming from) is MUCH better since my body actually finds the time to digest what I eat and I feel like a lot of inflammation has been decreased which is actually scientifically proven to be a benefit of fasting.
Other benefits of fasting include multiplying of stem cells which have the ability to regenerate damaged and weak tissue, increase in BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) which regulates your serotonin metabolism and cognitive function and fasting also claims to modulate hormones.
Anyhow. I’m trying to be as fit as I can for my surgery in June to ease my recovery and fasting has definitely made quite an impact in how I feel on a daily basis. I do not want to draw major conclusions yet because it’s been my first month and period since I truly committed to the process but if I can feel a difference in such a short time I am curious as to how much change is still ahead of me.. Oh and besides the fact that I physically and mentally feel better. I also lost about 12kg’s since our wedding last year (...)