Tia Mowry’s Best Medicine For Endometriosis Is Food #BDOBookshelf

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict, the mother of one, recently got candid about her fear of expanding her family due to her struggle with endometriosis, telling PEOPLE magazine, “I do suffer from endometriosis, so there’s a little bit of a challenge there.” Characterized by the growth of scar tissue outside the uterus, leading to severe pain, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that 5 million American women suffer from the condition. However, it appears that the 38-year-old, who hosts her own show on the Cooking Channel has discovered a way to soothe her symptoms. Her secret? Food!

“Food is powerful and has a significant impact,” she writes in an excerpt from her new book, Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, For a Healthier, More Gorgeous You, per Health magazine. “No matter what you put in your mouth—the good, the bad, or the Cheeto—it’s doing something.”

About the new book, the former co-star of the sitcom “Sister, Sister” wrote in an Instagram post the day of its release:

“I tell my story of how I was diagnosed with endometriosis and how food was my medicine! In the book are over 100 recipes that nourished me to health and I was able to have my miracle Cree! I want to inspire, uplift and encourage with this book! I hope it nourishes your soul as it did mine!”

According to the Mowry, she was diagnosed in 2006 and soon after began experiencing debilitating abdominal pain.