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My Favorite Endometriosis Reads

When I was first diagnosed with endometriosis, I was at a loss. I had done a lot of research online, but at the time, there really wasn’t much information. I slowly started to join endometriosis groups and connecting with other endometriosis sufferers online. Learning more and more each day, I really became intrigued with my illness. I longed to learn more, to become so knowledgeable that I could educate anyone I came across. So, I decided to start searching for books.

I have always loved to read. It sounds crazy, but as a child, you could always find me nose deep in a book. For hours. And the library was probably one of my most favorite places to go. (Besides the ice-cream shop!) So after my diagnosis, I turned to Amazon, because, what can you not find there? I googled chronic illness and honestly, not too much came up. And then typed in endometriosis. There still was not much to pick from. But I found a few and ordered them. There was something comforting about reading about others stories and struggles with this illness. I know I was talking to so many women online with this illness, but reading it in a book made me feel so much more connected. I didn’t feel alone. And now, even though it has only been 3 years since my diagnosis, there are even more books out there about this illness.

So here are my top favorite endometriosis books I have found helpful.

The Endo Patient’s Survival Guide

This guide was written by Andrew S. Cook, Libby Hopton, and Danielle Cook. Although it is not necessarily a book per say, or a specific story of someone’s diagnosis, it is a GREAT resource guide for all things endometriosis. From going over the basics to looking deeper into this illness, it has all the information you may need. And it is easy to understand. Sometimes, I find books can be too technical, with their medical terms, making it hard for me to follow. This guide is very basic and to the point. It is actually something I carry around with me often, incase I come across someone who is not familiar with endometriosis. The diagrams, drawings, and fonts make it fun to look at as well, something else I find important with books; I need to be intrigued by it, otherwise, I quickly put it down.

Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

This was also written by Andrew S. Cook. Dr. Cook is an internationally acclaimed specialist and in this book he talks about how to find the best doctors and health care providers, reasonings for why endo surgery is done poorly often, why patience are typically misunderstood and mistreated, and his treatment program that he has found to be successful. Although this one was more medical-related, meaning, more medical terms, I did not find it hard to follow. In fact, I found it very helpful!

From Pain to Peace With Endo

This book was written by Aubree Deimler. She was actually one of the first with endometriosis that I started following and interacting with on social media. I loved reading about Aubree’s journey from before diagnosis, to diagnosis, and after. She gives so much great information. I love her determination to heal naturally. I know for so many, talking about naturally healing angers them. But it is something I truly believe in and reading Aubree’s story, definitely encouraged me to take that route as well. This is also a great book to better understand how to decrease inflammation, connection between hormones and endometriosis, and the importance of releasing toxins from your body and mind.

Endometriosis: A Key to Healing and Fertility Through Nutrition

Written by Dian Shepperson Mills and Michael Vernon, this book offers a lot of hope and support to all us sufferers out there. Although I found it a bit difficult, a lot of medical terms, it was still very informative and educational. I specially enjoyed reading the case histories of women who were able to gain their quality of life back. It sure does give you hope to read.

Whole New You

This is actually a cookbook written by Tia Mowry. I loved her in Sister Sister, and would watch it daily as a child, so finding out she had endometriosis as well was, in a sense, cool. This was actually my very first endometriosis-related book I ordered, the day after my surgery. (I wanted to get my health and nutrition on track right away.) I loved how it wasn’t ‘just a cookbook’. In fact, throughout, she talked about her endometriosis journey. I really connected to her story and to top it off, the recipes are delicious!

The Doctor Will See You Now

I saved my very favorite for last. Written by Tamer Seckin, this book is so moving and informative. In fact, I am pretty sure it’s the favorite among almost all of the endometriosis warriors I know. From talking about the disease, to symptoms, misdiagnoses, care, and support, this book will leave you feeling as though you are not alone. I found so much comfort in reading this book and have read it over and over again.

There are many amazing endometriosis books out there that I haven’t listed or been able to read yet. I would love to know, what are some of your favorite books about endometriosis? Or that you have found helpful since your diagnosis.

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