Can Stress or Trauma Trigger the Onset of Endometriosis?


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Today’s episode is a another special mini-episode from my live Q&A calls with my Live and Thrive with Endo Course coaching group.

The questions they’ve been asking have been amazing and I know will resonate with many of you, so I decided to share some of my answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

In this episode I’m talking about whether stress or trauma can actually trigger the onset of endometriosis.

In this episode I discuss:

  • The research around trauma and onset of endometriosis symptoms.

  • The link between endometriosis, autoimmune conditions and childhood trauma.

  • The effects of stress on inflammation and the immune system.

  • How stress impacts the way the brain responds to physical injury and how you experience pain.

Lastly, I want to emphasise that this is a direct answer to a direct question from a student. This is not blanket advice for everyone. I just wanted to share this in case you're having a similar experience, but please know that everyones journey with healing endo will be different.

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This episode is sponsored by my free guide ‘A Natural Pain Relief Tool Kit for Endometriosis’. This four page guide includes evidence based and effective remedies which you can use at home to reduce your pain with endo. Download your copy here.

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