Zinc is an important nutrient for women’s health and is effective treatment for acne, PCOS, period pain, and many other periods problems.
More than twenty years ago I discovered something: When I stopped having dairy, I stopped having period pain.
Since then, I’ve worked with thousands of patients who have had the same result. For many women (not all), stopping dairy can dramatically improve period pain, heavy periods, endometriosis, acne, and PMS.
PCOS is the hormonal condition of having excess androgens or male hormones. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that causes pelvic pain. They’re two very different conditions but they’re also both quite common. That makes it relatively easy to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time.
Here’s how to differentiate the symptoms of PCOS from endometriosis and where to start with treatment if you have both conditions.
Endometriosis is not a hormonal condition. It’s affected by estrogen but it’s not caused by estrogen or “estrogen dominance.”
Instead, endometriosis is a whole-body inflammatory and immune disease, and possibly a microbial disease.
What does that mean for treatment?