outsmart Endo Belly Protocol
The Professional Guide to Relieving Chronic Bloating, Pain, and Digestive Issues in People with Endometriosis
WHAT IS ENDO BELLY?
Endo Belly, also known as Endometriosis Belly, is a common symptom experienced by people with endometriosis. It refers to the chronic bloating and distension of the abdomen that can occur with this condition. This symptom can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and often even painful.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, typically in the pelvic area.
The tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other structures in the pelvis. Beyond the reproductive organs, endometriosis lesions can occur anywhere in the body, such as on the diaphragm, bowel, bladder, and ligaments.
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“ Excellent roadmap to holistically deal with endometriosis“
– Mar, Endo Warrior
Definitions of Endometriosis & Endo Belly
Endo Belly Causes & Symptoms
Integrative Step-by-Step Management Protocol
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Strategies
Nervous System Regulation Tactics
Personalized & Functional Nutrition Strategies
CHAPTER 1: Defining Endo Belly
Endo Belly, also known as Endometriosis Belly, is a common symptom experienced by people with endometriosis. It refers to the chronic bloating and distension of the abdomen that can occur with this condition. This symptom can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, typically in the pelvic area. The tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other structures in the pelvis. Beyond the reproductive organs, endometriosis lesions can occur anywhere in the body, such as on the diaphragm, bowel, bladder, and ligaments. Endometriosis lesions have even been found on the knee joint and inside of the nose. The growth and proliferation of these lesions can cause inflammation, pain, and scarring.
Endo Belly is caused by underlying dysbiosis of the small intestine and/or the colon, usually both. Dysbiosis is when the microbial community living in the intestines gets out of balance, with the beneficial bacteria being overrun by “bad” bacteria, fungi, and other microbes.
In fact, in the small intestine, the community of microbes should be quite small. When too many microbes (even some of the good guys) proliferate, bloating happens. Quite literally, the microbes in the intestines ferment the food that you eat and release gasses. It’s exactly the same thing that happens when you brew beer or kombucha.
When this happens in the small intestine, it’s called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and/or Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth (SIBO and/or SIFO.) Associated with the microbial imbalances is inflammation, increased intestinal permeability, and stress on the immune system. (Did you know that about 80% of the immune system is in and around the digestive system?)
It is important for women with endometriosis to address their Endo Belly as it can exacerbate other symptoms, such as pelvic pain, nutrient malabsorption, and constipation or diarrhea. In short, Endo Belly can make Endometriosis that much more difficult to manage.
In the following chapters, we will discuss the steps to relieving Endo Belly, including dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, and targeted supplementation. We will also explore how to manage this symptom long-term to support overall health and well-being.
“I highly recommend her book to my friends, family member, and clients as a resource and tool to help them thrive. I love this quote from the book, “When you focus on root cause healing, you learn to build your physical and emotional resilience.” You will find amazing strategies to begin your resilience journey in this book!”
– Dr. Rachael Miller, PT, DPT, IHPS, WHC
Both endometriosis patients and professional women’s health practitioners can learn from this comprehensive Endo Belly Protocol.
Chapter 1: What is Endo Belly?
Chapter 2: Causes of Endo Belly
Chapter 3: Overview of The IWHI Endo Belly & SIBO Protocol
Chapter 4: Support Parasympathetic Dominance While Eating
Chapter 5: Continuous Improvement of Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Chapter 6: Enjoy Delicious, Pleasurable, Nourishment
Chapter 7: Finish Eating for the Day by 7-8pm
Chapter 8: Consider the Impact of Surgery/Endometriosis/Adhesions/Inflamation on the Anatomy and Motility of the Intestines
Chapter 9: Motility Support with Supplementation
Chapter 10: Follow a Personalized Anti-Inflammatory Food Plan
Chapter 11: Chew Eat Bite of Food 20-40 Times
Chapter 12: Utilize Targeted Supplementation
Chapter 13: Utilize a Binder such as GI Detox
Chapter 14: Use Personalized Supplementation and Nutrition to Help Build a Robust, Healthy Colon Microbiome
Chapter 15: The Important of a Holistic Approach to Treating Endometriosis
PRAISE FOR OUTSMART ENDO BELLY
“I feel more confident in addressing my patients with endometriosis after learning from Dr. Drummond, and I feel more empowered to help them navigate their options for management.”
“I would have never been able to find all this information on my own even with many hours looking for it and then putting it in a concise format.
Thank you Jessica for doing all the hard work so we can learn this important information.”
“My life has almost completely changed. I feel healed from the inside out. 30 pounds lighter, mentally lighter, up for sex again and actually feeling vibrant! I feel very grateful and really know now anything is possible. We can heal our lives and our bodies. I just want to thank you, Jessica, for doing what you do and for being a light for us sharing your experience and wisdom and making a difference in the world! Big love!!”
“Integrative, evidence-based, practical and empowering. Jessica Drummond is a leader in integrative women’s health and her vast experience and compassion makes this a must-read! It’s both practical and empowering. As a nutritionist working with women with anxiety, I am thrilled to have this comprehensive evidence-based book as a resource for those in my community who are on their endometriosis healing journey.”
“Informative, Well-researched, & Inspirational. This is a great read for anyone suffering from endometriosis or most chronic illnesses. She sites hard evidence and makes room for all of the emotions and difficult feelings that go along with trying to live with and treat endometriosis. There are so many pearls of wisdom couched in amusing quotes.
My favorite is: “Your stomach has no teeth.” What does that mean? Well, its actually quite profound, and made me smile.”
ABOUT DR. JESSICA DRUMMOND
Founder & CEO
The Integrative Women’s Health Institute
Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC has been passionate about supporting, caring for, and empowering people who struggle with women’s and pelvic health concerns throughout her 20+ year career working as a physical therapist and clinical nutritionist.
Dr. Drummond’s trademarked approach is holistic, multi-pronged, and comprehensive, which combines science-informed research, functional nutrition application, lifestyle medicine strategies, nervous system regulation, mind-body connection, hormone balance, physical & manual therapy, and so much more.
While her private clients hold a special place in her heart, Dr. Jessica Drummond also is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians and wellness professionals. The Women’s Health Coach Certification Program and The Advanced Women’s Health Mentorship programs can confidently and safely provide practitioners integrative tools they need to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare, one practice at a time.
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