Hi everyone. Thanks so much for all the support, prayers, tips, experiences and encouragement. May God bless all our efforts, Amen.
It has been 20 days on Serrapeptase and l just continue to marvel at the changes in my body. God is just too good. The itching l mentioned in a previous post is gone. I have more energy, sleep better and just literally pain free! Well, not completely pain free; l did experience some ovarian cyst pain on Monday at about lunch time at work and it continued till l got home. Apart from that, l feel greeaatttt!!! Now speaking of lunch, l had to add bread to my diet. I know it sounds like l’m cheating but please hear me out. It’s actually the blandest tasting bread l have ever eaten so it’s more like suffering than cheating! It’s called Genius brown bread free from gluten, wheat and dairy, basically everything that can produce estrogen. I had a tough time trying to decide what to eat for lunch at work so l did some research on it and found a lot of positive reviews from endo sisters who eat gluten free bread so l decided to add it to my diet. It was really tough to find supermarkets that stock them but I eventually saw it in Sainsburys. I normally make a sandwich of 2 slices with sardines and kale veggies, no mayo or butter. Brown or wild rice is also good. I even found a Naija blog where you can cook jollof rice with brown rice! It’s called 9jafoodie.com although you have to be careful of the ingredients eg oil (olive oil in small quantities is the best), salt etc. I can’t wait to try it.
My African sisters, l can imagine how hard it must be to adhere to this diet especially when these types of food are so hard to find but please don’t give up. Research is key. If there’s no gluten free bread where you live, then try brown rice. Also, be careful with chicken as they can be full of estrogen unless they are organic. Fish has it’s own problems too. Apparently, there are some types that have very high levels of mercury which is bad for women trying to conceive. The ones that have low levels are sardines, salmon, mackerel (titus) etc. Mackerel comes with a warning though-king mackerel has a LOT of mercury- pls make sure it’s North Atlantic mackerel you buy. Pls do your research.
In other related news, my DIM plus supplement was finally delivered today so l’ll start using it tomorrow.l’m still trying to get an appt with my GP on a Saturday but no luck yet.
Thanks for reading.