By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
This is an unusual health condition. What occurs is that tissue outside of the uterus starts to act like uterine lining or endometrial tissue. This means that it
becomes sensitive to the quantity of circulating estrogens.
This tissue is often located in the abdomen, although rarely it is elsewhere. It can be in the reproductive tract, such as in the Fallopian tubes or around the ovaries.
This aberrant tissue swells up with blood as the level of estrogen rises during each menstrual cycle. Then, when the estrogen level falls just before the menstrual period begins, the aberrant tissue releases the blood and shrinks, just as does normal uterine lining.
The main symptoms are pain, cramping, and a bloated feeling that coincides with the menstrual cycle. The pain and other symptoms can be anywhere in the abdomen, though usually they are in the lower abdomen.
Infertility occurs n about one-third of women with the condition.
Medical science does not know the cause of endometriosis. They theorize that perhaps cells that are shed with the menstrual blood flow backwards up the fallopian tubes and out into the pelvis. Another theory is that embryonic cells change into endometrial cells somehow.
Their remedies for it are symptomatic such as pain killers, hormone therapy to change the menstrual cycle, or surgery to remove the aberrant tissue.
NUTRITIONAL BALANCING RESEARCH
Our research indicates that:
1. The aberrant tissue is not that different from normal pelvic tissues. The normal pelvic tissues become too sensitive to estrogen, and perhaps to other female hormones.
2. Copper imbalance may be involved. The change in the pelvic tissue may be related to copper imbalance. I say this because women with endometriosis always have a fairly severe copper imbalance on their hair mineral tests.
However, it is sometimes tricky to identify, because the hair tissue copper level can be normal. Also, the serum copper and serum ceruloplasmin may also be normal or near normal.
One must look for signs of hidden copper toxicity, which are discussed below and in the article entitled Copper Toxicity Syndrome on this website.
Correcting the copper imbalance can help reverse endometriosis. Based on just a few cases, as the copper balance improves due to a nutritional balancing program, the sensitivity of the pelvic tissues to estrogen decreases.
Just “lowering copper” is not enough, however. A complete nutritional balancing program is needed, in my experience, as it is more comprehensive.
As the copper balance improves, and general health improves with a program, the so-called metastatic endometrial tissue or aberrant tissue seems to change back into normal pelvic tissue. That is our observation. No hormone therapy or surgery are needed if the copper balance is corrected.
3. Trauma. Some women with endometriosis have experienced pelvic trauma such as rape.
4. A calcium shell pattern. Most women with endometriosis have a calcium shell pattern on their hair mineral test. This is associated with excessive copper and with trauma.
5. Fearful. Women with endometriosis may be more fearful. This is also associated with excessive copper in the body.
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