It’s been a long and hard-fought battle to get medical professionals to finally acknowledge the pain so many women experience. When endometriosis was finally recognized, women wore that diagnosis like a badge of honor. This week’s guest, Kate Powe, explains why it’s time for women to acknowledge their diagnosis without letting it define them.
Kate Powe is a Sydney-based, online Naturopath with a passion for putting women back into women’s health. Kate runs a global practice supporting women with endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid health, mood, fatigue, and methylation issues and aims to educate and empower women in making the wisest health and treatment choices for themselves, be that natural, medical, or both.
In this episode, we talk about the importance of self-education and owning your diagnosis, the main symptoms and causes of adenomyosis and endometriosis, how and when to combine medical treatment with natural options, why a restrictive diet isn’t a long-term solution, the best nutritional treatment options, and so much more!
- Kate’s 13-year search to find the cause of her symptoms
- The difficulties in coping with women’s health issues in a male-dominated workplace
- The main difference between endometriosis (endo) and the similar but lesser-known condition, adenomyosis (adeno)
- Can women have both endo and adeno?
- The two main adeno symptoms that women should look out for during their cycle
- The potential link between immune function and endo and adeno
- Why good gut health is crucial in treating these chronic inflammatory conditions
- The negative impact of long-term, restrictive diets, like SIBO and low FODMAP diets, on women’s health issues
- The differences between the three main surgical treatments for endo and Kate’s recommendation on which one is best
- Kate’s message on how to acknowledge your diagnosis, but not be defined by it