Whether you suspect you may have endo, or you definitely have endo, or you know someone that has it, or you are just curious, it can be hard to understand much of what is online when it comes to endometriosis. It can easily seem hopeless and scary much of the time and there are conflicting stories and opinions about all sorts of things.

This section is here to hopefully help you navigate things a little better. Remember, analyze everything you hear critically. We at AEEP are endo patients and people who have gone through a lot. We are not doctors or drug companies. We are sharing what we have learned and conclusions we have come to, and from there you and your healthcare provider can come up with a plan that best suits you.

5 Self Care Tips for Endometriosis 

By Guest Contributor | February 26, 2023 |

Living with endometriosis can be very difficult. You’re in constant pain, always tired, and your clothes seem to never fit. That’s why it’s so important to take really good care of yourself by developing a strong and consistent self care routine.  A strong and consistent self care routine will help you get through your most…

Why do I need Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

By Endo Project Squad | February 13, 2023 |

      Pelvic floor physical therapy can be a great source of treatment for those with endometriosis as well as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction or PFD. Patients with endometriosis often have PFD as a result of pelvic muscles being constricted due to years of pain and inflammation. Endometriosis lesions (if in the pelvic cavity) largely disrupt or affect…

The worst gaslighting of all

By AEEP | March 25, 2021 |

What is gaslighting? A Google search brings up this definition: “Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment”. Many of us in the endometriosis world have realized that for…

AEEP’s Third Birthday

By AEEP | May 23, 2020 |

By Holly Sanneman American End of Endo Project just had its 3rd Birthday.  Last year was an exciting birthday… this one, not so much.  The quarantine we’ve all been in came just five months after the wildfires that roared across Northern California and came dangerously close to AEEP headquarters. The smoke cleaned up and hope…

Detox your home of Environmental Estrogens- Part 5

By Guest Contributor | April 10, 2020 |

By Melissa Velasco, RN As we close out this 5-part estrogen dominance series, we want to leave you with tips to help decrease the amount of estrogen in your environment. Ultimately, we want to help you detox your home of environmental estrogens, because we know that you can’t always control the rest of your surroundings.  …

Not Ovary Acting Film

By AEEP | February 29, 2020 |

Met with classically unhelpful physicians, Leah seems to think things will never be better.

Endometriosis & Exercise- Practical Ways to Fight Back Part 4

By AEEP | January 19, 2020 |

By Melissa Velasco Exercising with endometriosis can leave some people in pain for days.  But this does not have to be the case!  In this 5-part series, we have covered the many aspects of estrogen dominance and how we can address an estrogen dominant body. So, it should come as no surprise that exercise must…

You really need to know this about endometriosis

By AEEP | January 7, 2020 |

You may have realized by now just how important education is when it comes to creating positive change. Putting good information out into the world is important for clearing up harmful myths and getting everyone, endometriosis suffers and everyone else, on the same page. But among the most important things we need to teach is…

The American Diet & Endo

By AEEP | October 5, 2019 |

Dear Endo Warrior, the American Diet is not your friend, point-blank.    During this series, we have introduced you to different ways you can decrease estrogen-dominance, something that is commonly associated with endometriosis.    In Part 1, we discussed estrogen-dominance as a whole, and 5 dietary changes that can help your body eliminate excess estrogen. In Part…

Estrogen Dominance 5-Part Series: The Stress Needs to STOP!

By AEEP | August 15, 2019 |

By Melissa Velasco Endometriosis- a diagnosis that causes stress and also worsens with stress. With that in mind, it almost seems as though we will never win this battle against endometriosis. However, even though we have yet to achieve a “cure,” women with endometriosis can make lifestyle changes that will decrease disease progression and symptoms.  …