The Conversation, February 19, 2018 6.14am AEDT
ByManager of Nutrition and Food Services, The Royal Women’s Hospital
Current treatments for endometriosis, such as surgery and contraceptive pills, can be invasive or cause unpleasant side effects. So, the internet is awash with advice for alternative treatments, including acupuncture and dietary changes. Some women claim to have reduced their symptoms by eating “anti-inflammatory” foods, cutting out gluten, dairy and alcohol.
But what is the evidence behind eating or avoiding certain foods, and should women with endometriosis adhere to a specific diet?