How Quitting Sugar Eased My Endometriosis Symptoms

Updated: May 23, 2019

Most of us know just how important eating the right diet is for our health. However, most of us decide to tune out the unfortunate truth about our sweet tooth and continue to plough through the naughty treats.

This was certainly the case with me especially when it came to anything sugary.

I ate healthily most of the time, so my thinking was a little sugar and a few treats surely couldn’t harm, right?

This is what I liked to tell myself… until my endometriosis diagnosis put me on a journey that forced me to learn more about sugar and its direct negative effects on the disease.

And it was only when the symptoms of my endometriosis became unbearable, resulting in the first of several operations, did I look to my diet in a desperate attempt to reduce my endometriosis pain, and which ended up being the single most important reason for me creating the Make Me Sugar Free blog and program.

Everything I researched and learned from the experts, made it very clear I had to give up sugar, and so, after several attempts, I did.

And without doubt, quitting sugar has helped me enormously, helping to reduce multiple painful symptoms caused by endometriosis.

If you’re reading this, you too most likely suffer from endometriosis or know someone who does. You may be at the stage I was a few years back desperate for a cure or just a momentary reprieve from the constant pain.

woman suffering from endometriosis holding her stomach

I really hope that by sharing this blog and telling my story about healing many of my endometriosis symptoms through my diet, that it helps you and sets you on the road to your healing and recovery.

Who gets endometriosis?

Endometriosis is the kind of disease that you only ever hear of if you have it or someone close to you has it. This is despite an estimated 1 in 10 women suffering with it.

Many women who have it may not even realise they do because it’s often misdiagnosed as IBS, gall-stones or just ‘heavy periods’. Women with endometriosis will no doubt suffer agonising pain that can flair up without any rhyme or reason - pain so intense that it can effect their lives dramatically.