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Positives: The recipes actually taste fantastic and I look forward to my prep day and all our meals now! The diet is easy to follow, author has done well to include the shopping lists, meal plans, and breaking it all down to baby steps for lasting changes in endo symptoms. This has been life changing for me. Read her website as well- informative and even more details on how the nutrition affects inflammation. I didnt even realize the grains Id been cutting out (things I loved before) because I am enjoying meals again without them. we have several special diets in our home- diabetes, fodmap, and pork & seafood allergies. I have been able to use every recipe with uncomplicated adaptations- often she includes them in the instructions!
Cons: some foods are difficult to find. I recommend using Thrive market for the dry goods (and some amazing additives), and Sizzlefish, Butcher Box, & Wellness meats for your fresh fish & truly grassfed animal products. I'm not gonna lie, the prep day is long. Takes me 2 to 3 hrs to prepare for the week each weekend though does get easier with practice. IMO all the time is WORTH it to be nearly pain free. ;) If you have a food processor that will help immensely in nearly every recipe.
After many years of struggling with undiagnosed endometriosis, I finally had an answer after undergoing surgery. However, once I was diagnosed the only treatment offered to me was birth control pills, and this barely helped the problem. I decided to do my own research and this book was the first step in my journey. I did not follow each week in order but used the recipes that I found appetizing and prepared large batches as suggested. In whole, cutting out dairy and gluten, along with buying fresh meats has been life changing. I credit this book to beginning the change that has greatly impacted my life. After 6 months I barely have any debilitating pain and swelling like I used to, my periods are lighter and I do not experience any of the extraneous "endo" pain. It takes time but I am now a believer that diet is the most powerful approach to this disease. So thankful to the author!
This book is hands down the next best thing aside from working with Katie herself - all the recipes are easy and accessible, and it is so vital to have the profound, deep nutritional research as the foundation to healing and remission. In a world with a lot of noise to sift through in the wellness industry, this book rises above the rest, and is written by a functional nutritional therapist who has Endometriosis herself. This isn’t just another fad diet or the typical “Endo Diet”, it’s a true lifestyle change that can lead to a better understanding of your health, how the disease works, and how to get better. I love this recipe book - lots of delicious and simple recipes (mostly Paleo or can be modified to be AIP) that balance blood sugar, keep you satiated, and is filled with tons of nutritional education. I have especially enjoyed the Golden Hour Fish Pie, Cocoa Ragu, and Strawberries and Cream “Oatmeal”. Looking forward to cooking, healing, and learning more!
I just purchased the book and so far it's really good. I really recommend this book, before I found this book I had no idea where to start tried Keto and did not help me. I can not wait to try it, I believe it will be very helpful.
Highly recommend!! Endometriosis is a complex condition, but the author breaks things down into simple, actionable steps and she makes dietary changes accessible with her delicious recipes, meal plans, and tips. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to manage endo naturally (or really any almost any condition!) with nutrition and lifestyle.
Really great advice that is easy to follow. I have been following for 2 weeks and my Endo belly & hormones have shifted. Her approach is not the conventional endometriosis diet that excludes meat. I have been a vegan for 10 years, vegetarian 26 years, diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis while trying to conceive and have tried everything and I truly trust in her approach to healing endometriosis symptoms. I love cod liver oil now, miracle supplement ❤️
I had high hopes as the description says it will relieve symptoms but the book has many red meat recipes which personally set me off with a bad flare and gives me endo belly really bad. Some of the recipes were really not to my liking like Baked Apples and Onions!!!
There also seemed to be many recipes which needed oven cooking or frying. Fried food also sets off my symptoms. Reading through the recipes I felt I would be constantly in the kitchen and there were no quick recipes. I did not really like the idea of a set diet plan. I would rather choose my own eating plan and this book is too rigid in its approach and use.
Very disappointed and after buying the book I noticed the one good review was from a 'professional reviewer' and not from someone who has endo. Unfortunately, all told, not impressed with this book.
I bought this because I have recently been diagnosed with endometriosis. I found that the recipes included in the book were long winded and not varied enough as I’m vegetarian. I wasn’t really interested in the background information and there was just too many pages on pages of writing. It’s more of an information book with a few basic recipes in between. I haven’t used it and I won’t be using it.