As anyone who knows me or has read my ‘About Me’ knows, endometriosis is what lead me to eating gluten- and dairy-free.
Padma Lakshmi is the presenter on ‘Top Chef’ in America and also founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America. As she says in this clip, 10% of women have endometriosis and it is only fairly recently that any treatment has been available – so why do so few people know about it?
As much as I am against the reverence of celebrity, if women in the public eye spoke up more about endometriosis then perhaps more of us wouldn’t feel alone, subnormal and have to writhe in agony and despair for years on end thinking, and sometimes being told (even by the medical profession), that we are hypochondriacs or insane. Communication is vital. Education is power.