Following are books I have read regarding Endometriosis that are just sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust.  If any of these books interest you, I’d be happy to share them with you (only if you reside in the United States – postage is too expensive for international shipping…sorry)…with a few simple rules:

1) Contact me using the form at the end of this page.  I will never distribute your contact information to ANYONE.

2) I’ll ship the book to you, free of charge.  You can only “checkout” one (1) book at a time.  If the book you wish to read is unavailable, please still feel free to contact me. I’ll put you on the waiting list.

3) Please try to read the book within one (1) month.  If more time is needed, just let me know. Also, please feel free to highlight or make notes in the margins; however, understand that these books will be passed around to other readers…so you may want to avoid personal notes.

4) Once you’ve finished reading the book, please mail it back to me (you’ll need to pay for shipping). I’ll then be able to mail it on to the next interested person.

Consider it the Bloomin’ Uterus library! Check back often for new additions and updated availability!

Available for Checkout:

100 Questions & Answers about Endometriosis by David B. Redwine, published in 2009.  EMPOWER YOURSELF! It is estimated that between 10 and 20 percent of American women of childbearing age have endometriosis. About 5.5 million women in the U.S. and Canada are diagnosed with the disease each year. Whether you’re a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from Endometriosis, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Endometriosis gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, and provides sources of support from both the doctor s and patient s viewpoints. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of endometriosis.

Endometriosis A Comprehensive Update (Springers Briefs in Reproductive Biology) by Sajal Gupta, Avi Harlev, and Ashok Agarwal, published in 2015.  This Springer Brief provides an update on endometriosis research — from the underlying mechanisms, predisposing factors, role of environmental pollutants, treatment options, impact on quality of life, and biomarkers, to emerging treatment modalities in order to help clinicians to pursue a patient-centered approach in managing the disease. This book provides clinicians with a better insight into early diagnosis and management of endometriosis. It explores the possible identification of proteins in different types of endometriosis diseases and at different stages of the progression.  This may aid in the discovery of potential biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis of these diseases. The ability to identify a protein, common between women of different races, ages and in different regions of the world will hopefully contribute to improving women’s health worldwide.

Endometriosis – A Concise Practical Guide to Current Diagnosis and Treatment, published in 2017 by Endo:PRess.  FREE downloadable E-Book.  Click here to download.

Endometriosis: A Natural Approach by Jo Mears, published in 1998. Endometriosis affects almost 20 percent of women in their childbearing years. Despite being a serious condition that can lead to ovarian cysts and infertility, the painful condition usually goes undiagnosed and untreated. Health writer Jo Mears shows how to take effective action, details strategies, and suggests alternative therapies for managing endometriosis.

Endometriosis: Emerging Research and Intervention Strategies, published in 2003 (warning : full of studies and very scienc-y). Endometriosis is a common disorder, probably underdiagnosed, that is a significant cause of infertility and has a major impact on the quality of women’s lives. In this volume, leading scientists and clinicians present the current status of our knowledge about endometriosis. Topics include findings from research on endometrial cell functions, extracellular matrix components, and steroid hormone receptors in eutopic and ectopic tissues. In addition, clinical advances in the management of endometriosis are presented, including new treatments and genetic and demographic analyses of occurrence of the disease. Special attention is paid to the significance of environmental factors in inducing endometriosis.

Endometriosis Sourcebook by Mary Lou Ballweg, published in 1995.  The Endometriosis Sourcebook is the definitive resource for the millions of sufferers urgently seeking up-to-date, authoritative information. It covers everything women need to know, including the latest research, treatments, nutrition and advice.

Explaining Endometriosis by Lorraine Henderson & Ros Wood, published in 2000. In this new edition of their authoritative guide, Ros Wood and Lorraine Henderson offer comprehensive yet easy-to-understand advice that will enable women with endometriosis to understand this complex disease. They provide up-to-date information, clearly laid out to enable women to make informed choices about their treatment and lifestyle.

From Pain to Peace with Endo: Lessons Learned on the Road to Healing Endometriosis by Aubree Deimler, published in 2014. Your body has an amazing capacity to heal when given the proper nourishment. Learn about the interplay of your body’s natural healing mechanisms to put in place an environment to ward off endometriosis and related conditions: Learn how to eat to decrease inflammation in your body and why healthy digestion is key; understand the connection of your hormones and endometriosis; see why it is necessary to release toxins from your body and mind; learn how to find peace and love for your body and that which is greater than your physical shell.

Heal Endometriosis Naturally Without Painkillers, Drugs, or Surgery, by Wendy K. Laidlaw, published in 2015.  What is Heal Endometriosis Naturally ? Heal Endometriosis Naturally is NOT just another “how to” on alternatives. This book is NOT just about eating more healthily – yet it will explain how eating in a new way will help. It is NOT a ‘quick fix’  – yet this book will show you how easy it is to maintain the natural approach and get out of pain for good. Heal Endometriosis Naturally is a Road Map to a Pain Free Body. Pain is a symptom of a much bigger problem that is a little harder to see, but a lot easier to heal when you know why and how. Inside this book you will find the road map detailing the 12 basic principles I used to heal my endometriosis naturally after suffering for over 33 years. Heal Endometriosis Naturally shows you how to: * Eliminate underlying triggers of endometriosis  * Get rid of the debilitating pain within three menstrual periods * Dissolve and eliminate cysts and adhesions * Beat chronic fatigue

Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein, published in 2009. If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it’s time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing–without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever.  The life-changing plan in this book gets to the root of your disorder with: A stretching, muscle-strengthening, and massage program you can do at home; Guidelines on foods that will ease your discomfort; Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments; Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure.  Comes with Healing Pelvic & Abdominal Pain DVD (please return both the book and DVD).

Living Well with Endometriosis by Kerry-Ann Morris, published in 2006. As someone who suffers from endometriosis, and who has connections to a wide network of healthcare professionals, Morris is the perfect person to guide sufferers through diagnosis, treatment and living well with the condition. Like the previous titles in our successful Living Well series, this book will offer a holistic approach to living with the disease. The author will offer strategies for coping with the psychological aspects of endometriosis, including how best to tell others about the condition; treatment options including alternative and complementary treatment plans; dealing with infertility; and weighing the hysterectomy option. The author will draw on her relationship with fellow sufferers as well as medical professionals to help readers, making this the most comprehensive guide to endometriosis available.

SuperFoods HealthStyle: Simple Changes to Get the Most Out of Life for the Rest of Your Life by Steven G. Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews, published in 2006. The 21st-century program for promoting vigor, preventing disease, and extending your lifespan. Don’t rely on genetics and luck — let SuperFoods HealthStyle be your guide to a longer, healthier, better life! Like its bestselling predecessor, SuperFoods Rx, SuperFoods HealthStyle translates the most recent cutting-edge research into simple recommendations that you can use to vastly improve your physical and mental health. And now there are 10 more SuperFoods to add to the original list of 14: Avocados, Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Dates, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Honey, Kiwi, Onions, Pomegranates. With SuperFoods HealthStyle you’ll learn: How ordinary spices like black pepper and cinnamon can make you healthier; how poor sleep habits could be sabotaging your overall health;how the simplest imaginable exercise program can be the most effective; why paying attention to one simple aspect of eating could be the answer to weight control. Be as active at seventy as you are at thirty-five with SuperFoods HealthStyle — and get the most out of life for the rest of your life.

Take Control of your Endometriosis by Henrietta Norton, published in 2012. As a sufferer of endometriosis and a qualified nutritional therapist, Henrietta Norton provides both a personal and professional look at how women can take control of their endometriosis and relieve their symptoms naturally. She shows how making informed choices can improve wellbeing through diet and lifestyle changes and can personally vouch for the positive difference these alterations can make to the health of endometriosis sufferers. With an explanation of endometriosis and its symptoms, a guide to what foods to eat and which to ditch, plus recipes to make the dietary changes easy to follow, this an authoritative and accessible guide to empower women to manage their endometriosis.

The Endometriosis Survival Guide by Margot Joan Fromer, published in 1998. “The Endometriosis Survival Guide” provides the basic information women need to recognize and understand this common but complex disease that often goes undiagnosed. It clears up the myths that have grown up around endometriosis, evaluates the latest treatment options and addresses concerns about infertility.

The Endo Patient’s Survival Guide by Andrew S. Cook, M.D., FACOG; LIbby Morton, M.S.; and Danielle Cook, M.S, R.D., C.D.E., published in 2015.  The Endo Survival Guide is the patient’s essential companion to living with and overcoming endometriosis and pelvic pain: from seeking help and getting an initial diagnosis, to navigating treatment options, and achieving optimal relief and wellness.

The Monster Inside Me by Keira Edwards-Huolohan, published in 2016.  “This zine is about my experience being diagnosed with endometriosis (finally), as well as my painful periods and sex throughout my life.  It also includes a little rant about sexism and how that affects diagnosis.”

Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle by Linda Sparrowe.  This book offers a complete program of yoga poses designed for menstrual health, new medical information on diet and lifestyle, and instruction on meditation and breathing techniques that relieve common symptoms experienced by many women, including: Premenstrual syndrome; Menstrual cramps; Heavy periods; Bloating and pain from uterine fibroids; Pain from endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Unavailable at the moment (someone else is reading it…):

Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health by Mary Lou Ballweg, published in 2004. Endometriosis is a serious disease associated with pain, immune dysfunction, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune diseases that can be managed only through active, informed decision making. Developed by the Endometriosis Association, Endometriosis provides new information on treatments and lifestyle changes that gives women with endometriosis and their families the tools they need to successfully manage the disease. This authoritative guide contains groundbreaking new discoveries on endometriosis and its relationship to autoimmune problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other poorly understood diseases.

Living Well with Endometriosis by Kerry-Ann Morris, published in 2006. As someone who suffers from endometriosis, and who has connections to a wide network of healthcare professionals, Morris is the perfect person to guide sufferers through diagnosis, treatment and living well with the condition. Like the previous titles in our successful Living Well series, this book will offer a holistic approach to living with the disease. The author will offer strategies for coping with the psychological aspects of endometriosis, including how best to tell others about the condition; treatment options including alternative and complementary treatment plans; dealing with infertility; and weighing the hysterectomy option. The author will draw on her relationship with fellow sufferers as well as medical professionals to help readers, making this the most comprehensive guide to endometriosis available.

Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain.  What Every Woman and her Doctor Need to Know by Dr. Andrew S. Cook, published in 2012.  Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain provides extensive information about the realities and the myths of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Dr. Cook explains why so many patients are misunderstood and misdiagnosed, why most endometriosis surgery is done so poorly, the principles and correct techniques for effective endometriosis surgery, and how to find the best doctors and healthcare providers. This book embraces a women’s perspective and provides much-needed support for women who have suffered from the pain of endometriosis. He also explains his comprehensive and successful program for treating endometriosis.

The Doctor Will See You Now by Dr. Tamer Seckin (the co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of America), published in 2016. Endometriosis materializes when the endometrium – the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus – sheds, but does not exit a woman’s body during her period. Instead, it grows outside of the uterus, spreading to organs and nerves in and around the pelvic region. The resulting pain is so physically and emotionally insufferable that it can mercilessly dominate a woman’s life. The average woman with endometriosis is twenty-seven years old before she is diagnosed. It is one of the top three causes of female infertility. The pain it emits can affect a woman’s career, social life, relationships, sexual activity, sleep, and diet. It is incurable, but highly treatable. Unfortunately, though, it is rarely treated in a timely manner, if at all, because of misdiagnoses and/or a lack of education among those in the medical community.  This book gives hope to everyone connected to endometriosis. That includes every woman and young girl who has it, and the women and men in their lives – the mothers, fathers, husbands, children, and friends – who know something is wrong, but do not know what it is or what to do about it. This book is written at a level that everyone with ties to this disease can relate to and understand, but it is also for doctors with good intentions who lack the knowledge of how to diagnose or treat it.  The Doctor Will See You Now is for women determined to let the world know their stories so that every woman with this disease – from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a woman” to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades – knows she is not alone.  Yes, her pain is real.  No, she is not crazy.  Yes, there is hope.

The Endometriosis Natural Treatment Program by Valerie Ann Worwood & Julia Stonehouse, published in 2007. Endometriosis is a common medical condition in which the tissue lining the uterus is found outside of the uterus. Painful menstruation and infertility are two of the numerous symptoms, and it can take up to eight years to diagnose. This groundbreaking book offers practical, easy-to-implement ways to alleviate symptoms and improve overall health and well-being. It explores the environmental toxins, cosmetics, dietary habits, and other lifestyle issues that may be partially to blame for the condition. The authors outline a program for eliminating certain foods, changing habits, and using supplements and essential oils to begin healing the condition, incorporating aromatherapy, diet, sitz baths, and other methods. They suggest slow yet steady lifestyle changes that focus on whole, unprocessed foods, detoxification, self-massage, essential oils, stress reduction, herbal remedies, and supplements to address nutritional needs. The books also includes checklists and self-tests to help women implement the plan for treatment.


Please understand I make no money off of this.  I will go to the post office, stand in line, reach into my pocketbook and ship this book off to you.  It is my gift to you. May we continue to learn, grow, cope, and thrive together, EndoSisters.

Yours, Lisa

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  1. i have been following this blog for a while now and today i felt like i should share my story because i was a victim too. I had endometriosis for 18 years and i never thought i would ever get a cure due to the terrible symptoms i had and this made it impossible for me to get pregnant even after 12 years of marriage and it was a serious issue. I got to know about Dr. Aleta who treated someone and the person shared a story of how she got a cure and let her contact details, i contacted Dr. Aleta and she actually confirmed it and i decided to give a try too and use her herbal medicine that was how my burden ended completely. My son will be 2 this december and i am greatful to God and thankful to her for medicine too. If you have (Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroid, Ovarian cyst, Ectopic Pregnancy or any infertility issues) just reach her on (aletedwin @ gmail. com) she has professional advise and a cure too.


  2. ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR GETTING MY WIFE OUT OF FIBROID WITH HIS HERB One of the greatest moments in this world is when you see your own wife put to bed, this awesome moments makes you a man and not just a man a real man. My wife suffered from Fibroid which made her unable to get pregnant and give us a child for almost 18 years with multiple surgeries done and none seemed to help the situation. I almost gave up but due to the love i had for her because i married her a virgin i had to find a way to help her. I told a member of my church who recommended Dr. williams to me, i contacted him and he sent me a medicine and this medicine shrinked it naturally in a weeks it was like magic but it’s science. I am happy writing this because he delivered a baby girl. Do not loose hope too soon contact him on and i am confident she will help you too.


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