Note: this is about eating eggs. If you’re looking for info on Endometriosis and freezing your eggs for fertility treatments, click here.
So you may know a lot of the dietary restrictions many people choose to follow with Endometriosis. I’ve heard “don’t eat eggs,” and “eat eggs!” I LOVE me some eggs, so have decided to continue to devour them, but am curious as to the whole “don’t eat eggs” mentality – and it’s something I’ve never really looked into. I’m assuming it has to do with hormones and proteins, just like red meats and dairy, but will give it a looksy today.
So last week when I wrote about flax seed, flax oil, lignans, Endometriosis, and estrogen levels, I emailed Good Karma to find out if they filter their flax milk. Supposedly, filtered flax has A LOT LESS (sometimes even no traces of) lignans (the phytoestrogen which may raise our estrogen levels).
Anyway, a representative from Good Karma wrote me back today, and I thought I’d share it with you.
So for the past several months, I’ve been using flax milk instead of coconut milk in my tea, cereal, and protein shakes. I’d grown tired of coconut milk, and am also wanting to lose an unwanted and “sudden” 20-pound weight gain. It really wasn’t sudden, I just hadn’t noticed it until none of my pants fit…grrrr.
I’d read the flaxseed (also known as linseed) was a phenomenal source of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber, and people boast of it’s anti-inflammatory properties. So I was ecstatic to try it out and actually not mind the flavor of flax milk! It’s gotta be good for my Endo, right?
That is, until this weekend, when someone on an Endo group on Facebook responded to my flax milk post that flax is bad for Endometriosis. Why? She didn’t say until several posts later, but it looks like flax seed and flax oil mimic estrogen, much like soy… *grumble grumble grumble*