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March 26, 2023

The Truth about The Pill, Lupron & Endometriosis

with podcast guest

Dr. Jessica Drummond


Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds physical therapy and clinical nutrition licenses and is a board-certified health coach. She has over 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis. Jessica’s program, Outsmart Endometriosis, is a beacon for many struggling with endometriosis, and I can’t recommend it enough!

In this episode, Jessica and I talk about the increased public awareness around endometriosis, how to differentiate between period pain and endometriosis pain, why it’s challenging to get an endometriosis diagnosis, how endometriosis impacts fertility, why it’s crucial to have a maintenance mindset when it comes to endometriosis, how Jessica’s protocol support women with endometriosis, and so much more.

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  • Increased awareness and research around endometriosis
  • Endometriosis is much more than period pain
  • Common symptoms of endometriosis
  • Challenges with getting an endometriosis diagnosis
  • How endometriosis impacts egg quality and fertility
  • Massive improvements are possible with diet and lifestyle changes
  • What research shows about the effects of Pycnogenol vs. Lupron for stabilizing smaller endometriosis lesions
  • Don’t chase symptoms; optimize systems
  • The underlying genetic component
  • Lifelong management of endometriosis
  • Many women don’t have access to integrative strategies for managing endometriosis
  • Pros and cons of hormonal birth control for endometriosis symptoms
  • Why most doctors prefer to wait until the late teens or older to perform excision surgery
  • The oversimplification of endometriosis on social media
  • What you need to know about nattokinase
  • How Jessica’s protocol support women with endometriosis
  • Even if you’re struggling with endometriosis, you can feel well


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