According to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, 1 in 10 women in the US suffer from Endometriosis. This can mean painful, heavy flows, which disrupt your monthly routine AND over a decade for proper diagnosis.
"Let's be clear. There is no cure for endo. I still get fatigued. I can be moody like the best of them. And I'll never be the person that wears a panty liner on the first day (give me that overnight pad and please, don't forget the wings). But I am the person that doesn't let her endo define her anymore."
Jessica Murane founded Know Your Endo to make the tools she uncovered in her own healing process available to more women.
The baseline for Jessica's path to improvement was diet, getting to know her body's response and replacing inflammatory foods in her daily routine with whole foods. Through the Know Your Endo project, she's making practical resources available to those who may not be receiving the educated support needed to empower their healing path.
"If you're a person living with endometriosis, taking care of yourself needs to be your number one priority. That might sound selfish, since most our plates are already full of commitments and family/work/school responsibilities. And when you have endo, just making it out of bed some mornings can feel like a part-time job. But if you don't give your body the care it craves, things will not get better and can potentially result in even worse symptoms and pain. Still not convinced? Remember, the better you take care of yourself, the better you'll be able to care for others in your life.
Creating endo lifestyle tools is the best way to begin to take charge of your health. There’s no one specific tool that is the best tool to manage your endo pain and symptoms. Nope. We need a few tools that work together, and that collection of tools might be different for everyone."
With so many friends and family suffering from painful periods, this project is personally important to us at Perennial–let's share helpful resources because painful periods shouldn't be the norm.