The endo-diet-diaries

Hi readers! Let me start with the causes which have lead to the topic of today’s post: 10 years of pain, cramps, birth control pills, doctor visits, hospital emergency rooms, false diagnoses, 1 year after my first laparoscopy and a horrible experience with IVF, where hormones made my endo explode, a complication of the surgery…

Welcome to my blog on endometriosis awareness, fertility and nutrition!

Nice to meet you and I’m very happy that you found the way to my blog. My name is Emmanuelle, I’m 35 years old and I live in the wonderful city of Zürich, Switzerland, together with my husband. Sports enthusiast, water and nature lover, interested in health and nutrition, Wanderlust, explorer, bringing people together, endo…

My first week of the anti-inflammatory endo diet

One experimental week it was… I ate plenty of new foods, went to new stores and discovered an online offering I never knew that existed. Even if I find it hard, not being able to eat everything, I had imagined it to be more difficult than it actually is. I admit, I mostly ate at…

Day 5…

Only a brief post today, to give an update on my experience with the endo diet. I had an interesting encounter yesterday with another endometriosis patient who told me, I don’t have to be 100% strict about the endo diet… if I am doing 80%, this is already fantastic and a tremendous change with what…

Day 3 of the endo diet

3 days since my last gluten, lactose, sugar, alcohol, red meat and soja… 3 days since I decided to give the so called endometriosis-diet a try. After 2 surgeries in 12 months, I am open to try about anything to try and stop this crazy thing from growing on my organs. So far so good,…

Endo strikes back (so soon!)

Hey there readers, here’s a post… from my hospital bed… I just woke up after my second endo surgery (in 12 months). I never thought it would come back so fast, but it did… So here’s the story: I actually fel quite well after my first laparoscopic surgery, except for my S2, S3 nerves being…

Endometriosis awareness month

Hey dear readers, I wish all of you a very happy and above all, healthy Newyear! We just got back a fantastic holiday and I was supposed to come back full force… until my bowel decided to block traffic… seems like I had too much Christmas overload food & Drinks after all, so he decided…

Alternative medicine to cure endometriosis and/or get pregnant?

I have always been a firm believer of traditional medicine. Coming from a family with lots of doctors and with a theoretical background myself, I was never really open to alternative forms of medicine. But with classical medicine failing when it comes to curing endometriosis and in my quest to become pregnant, I admit that…

More than endo-Monday, number 3: sustainable travel

In one of my earlier posts, I already mentioned my passion for travelling. Travelling has always been very important and inspiring in my life. As my das had his own travel agency, my sister and I grew up seeing many parts of the world and always doing and visiting new things. It wasn’t until a…

Is adoption an option ?

I always thought getting pregnant would be something natural, easy and quick, without big issues and without needing help in any way. I never thought about the possibility of having to try for several years, never thought of alternatives to naturally conceiving, nor did I think of the possibility that I could stay childless forever……