All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: I would like to know a proper diet that I need to follow to reduce symptoms associated with endometriosis.

I have had surgery for this condition but the endometriosis still remains and fertility is a problem because of this condition.


A: Endometriosis best responds to herbal medicine (combined with some essential nutrients), which can be beneficial if you want to control it naturally.

Herbs like dong quai, paeonia, ladies mantle and calendula would be used in combination to help with endometriosis. The herbs would be combined with essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9) and magnesium, as well as other herbs to support the liver and assist with liver clearance of the hormones. The B vitamins will also be required to reduce the amount of stress on the body that endometriosis produces.

The mode of action of the herbs and nutrients are: astringent, lymphatic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and stimulates the circulation. This means they help to get rid of the endometrial tissue that the condition produces in a safe and effective manner.

It is best if you see a naturopath or registered dietician who can help you formulate the best herbs, supplements and diet, for your specific condition and monitor you while you are in their care, to ensure your health improves and you heal from the endometriosis.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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