The Endometriosis Health & Diet ProgramGet Your Life Back
This book is the most up-to-date, scientifically based research and integrative treatment for counseling women with endometriosis we could find. The two authors, Dr. Andrew Cook, MD, and Danielle Cook, MS, RDN, CDCES are experts in this topic and specialize in women’s health. The book begins with the physiology and contributing factors for developing endometriosis, then they offer a lifestyle plan to slow or halt the disease, and end with a focus on food and reducing inflammation. Excellent book for nutrition counselors.
Endo is a very under-researched condition that most doctors are treating with old science that in my experience actually aggravates the issue. – Circe Trov, Amazon 4/3/19
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.2.1, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 2.1.7, 4.1.1, 4.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.2.2, 8.3.1, 9.1.2
CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based
Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:
- Describe five characteristics/symptoms of endometriosis.
- Explain the only way to absolutely diagnose endometriosis.
- Describe the physiology of the origination and continued maintenance of endometriosis.
- Identify four toxins that can interfere with menstrual hormone function.
- Describe the relationship between glutathione and estrogen, progesterone and cortisol, adenosine and sleep, and zonulin and the gut.
- Identify two guidelines known to improve the quality of sleep.
- Name one positive function of the following: milk thistle, N-acetyl cysteine, betaine, magnesium, melatonin, alpha lipoic acid, and resveratrol.
- Briefly outline the three diet strategies of the Phase I Endometriosis Diet Plan.
- Describe three foods that are different between Phases 1, 2, and 3.
- Identify a major health function of the following herbs/phytonutrients: ashwagandha, green tea, chasteberry (vitex), garlic, berberine, and marshmallow root.
Why we chose this book
Endometriosis, as a woman’s disease has not been studied well. Past common surgery procedures are now being discredited. Lifestyle decisions and especially food choices are being recognized as effective in giving relief from pain for most women. Since food is integral to better health outcomes, nutrition counselors need this information.
About the author
Dr. Andrew Cook, MD, FACOG, gynecologist, is Founder and Director of the Vital Health Institute, where he specializes in pelvic pain, endometriosis, and women’s health. He is an internationally renowned endometriosis specialist.
Danielle Cook, MS, RDN, CDCES, is the Director of Integrative Medicine at Vital Health. She has hospital clinical, Nutrition Support, Diabetes Education, personal trainer, and functional medicine training and experience.