43 episodes

Laugh, cry, and shout with us as we talk all things endometriosis. We pride ourselves on having well-researched, accurate information on endometriosis that we deliver with a sense of humor! We hope this show will make you feel supported, inspired, and more empowered on your own health journey.

In Sixteen Years of Endometriosis Amy and Brittany

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.7, 66 Ratings

Laugh, cry, and shout with us as we talk all things endometriosis. We pride ourselves on having well-researched, accurate information on endometriosis that we deliver with a sense of humor! We hope this show will make you feel supported, inspired, and more empowered on your own health journey.

    Ep43: Rethinking the Name and Definition of Endometriosis

    Ep43: Rethinking the Name and Definition of Endometriosis

    The definition of endometriosis is often written incorrectly on websites, magazine articles, and even in research publications. Endometriosis is NOT the endometrium - it is tissue similar to the endometrium, but in reality, it is more different than similar! This misconception continues to propel misinformation and myths about the cause and treatment of endo. What if we were to move away from talking about the endometrium in the definition of endo? Additionally, the etymology of the word ‘endometriosis’ isn’t doing us any favors either! Today we talk about why renaming and redefining endo based on current knowledge could be a good idea. We talk about how nonsensical the theory of retrograde menstruation is, go over an alternate definition of endo as suggested by researchers, and have a LOT of fun inventing new names for endo! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo. WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

    • 56 min
    Ep42: Improving Gut Health. Part 2

    Ep42: Improving Gut Health. Part 2

    We jump right into tips for helping your gut health, explaining about fermented foods, chemical and mechanical digestion, intermittent fasting, purifying the toxins in our tap water, and supplements. Amy also explains how healing our gut is individual to everyone depending on the root cause, and how she healed her gut 3 different times from chronic diarrhea, gastritis, and gut dysbiosis and high levels of opportunistic bacteria, each time needing a different protocol for healing due to the reason behind the problem. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

    • 57 min
    Ep41: Improving Gut Health. Part 1

    Ep41: Improving Gut Health. Part 1

    Gut health is so important! Our gut plays a vital role not only in our digestion but in the health of our full body. In this episode, we explain in detail about the gut microbiome as well as the gut-brain connection. We give tips about probiotics, prebiotics, resistant starch, and other ways to keep the hundreds of species of bacteria in our gut diverse and happy. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

    • 58 min
    Ep40: The Silver Linings Endometriosis Brought Me

    Ep40: The Silver Linings Endometriosis Brought Me

    There are so many negative ways that endometriosis can affect our life, from living with chronic or acute pain, infertility, or fatigue. It might affect our relationships, or ability to work/study or to go after our dreams. But since endo can also cause us to rethink the way we are living our life, we might enact any number of internal or external changes that improve our life, such as: changing to a healthy lifestyle, cutting out toxic and draining relationships, or figuring out what really matters to us. Have you found any “silver linings” because of endo? Today we talk about some of the good that it’s brought to our life, and how we were able to notice the good among all the challenges. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

    • 54 min
    Ep39: The Potential Long Term Risks of Lupron

    Ep39: The Potential Long Term Risks of Lupron

    Lupron is commonly prescribed for the treatment of endometriosis symptoms, but patients - and even doctors! - are not always fully informed of the side effects that can occur from taking this medication. Since Lupron has been on the market for over 30 years, there is much information available on the potential long term risks reported in independent data analysis, the FDA adverse events database, and patient surveys and reports. Knowing the potential risks can help us make more informed decisions and decide if the risks outweigh the benefits for our situation. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep38: Understanding The Types of Endometriosis

    Ep38: Understanding The Types of Endometriosis

    This episode is the first one in our new mini series called "The Endofiles”. The goal is to better understand the disease that we are living with! There are generally 3 accepted forms of endometriosis: Superficial, Ovarian Endometrioma (OME), and Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). We break down information on each type, as well as the 3 subtypes of DIE. Knowing more about the type of endo that you have can help you understand your treatment options, your post-op report, and feel more empowered in general about endo! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Midwife Monica ,

So much great and valuable information

Excellent show with so much valuable information for women dealing with these types of disorders. Women need support when battling endo and this podcast offers that support, education and so much more. Great job, keep going!

swanlake45 ,

Bingeworthy!

The episodes on mindset are topnotch and leave me moved to tears at times then laughing a few minutes later. Often they make me think critically about how I'm approaching my own life with endo. The synergy these two lovely ladies has is amazing and I cannot wait to hang out with them twice a month🥰 They are also really good at breaking down endo info and science in a fun, digestable way!

karh1215 ,

Great podcast!!!!

I’ve listened to you guys from the very beginning and have looked forward to each episode! So many relatable stories and tips. Thank you ❤️
Kayla from Long Island, NY
Instagram: @endo_adeno_warrior

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