Later, she underwent laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure in which a surgeon makes several small incisions about half an inch. Plastic tubes called ports are then placed through the incisions to create a passageway for a small camera that transmits images of the abdomen to a monitor.
Benefits of the technique include “shorter hospital stays, less pain, rapid recovery and early return to work,” the University of Southern California, Department of Surgery states.
Along with pelvic pain, particularly pain with menstruation, endometriosis can also come with pain during sex, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, and infertility cites the Mayo Clinic.
After her physician suggested eliminating the junk food she grew accustom to eating on set, the actress ditched processed foods, dairy products, refined sugar, and snack packs, to name a few. “I started to feel deeply, thrillingly alive,” she writes. “For the first time in my life, I understood the concept of profound ‘wellness.'”
Empowering Others Through Food
Tia Mowry’s diet makeover has worked wonders for the star. But she went on to caution others that what works for her may not work for them.
“Although I’ve had my own powerful healing experience, that does not give me the expertise or credentials to offer specific healing advice to anyone with a serious condition.”
However, she hopes that by sharing her story she can help shape a different perspective. She wants her story to aid in doing away with the stigma surrounding eating clean. It’s about making healthy food choices.
“It’s not just because they’re packed with nutrients and are simply good for you. I’m determined to push past that stigma because whole, natural foods, cooked with love, taste absolutely fantastic,” Mowry writes. “You heard me: fantastic.”
To try over 100 of these “fantastic” recipes, pick up Mowry’s new book here.