Tia Mowry-Hardrict: A Case Study

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict is an actress we have all probably heard of at one time or another. She was most famous for her television series Sister Sister. She co-starred in this show with her twin sister Tamara. Month after month she would suffer abdominal pains that were so severe, at times she would have to leave her college classes and go home. Tia suffered with symptoms for many years before she consulted a physician who diagnosed her with something called endometriosis. This was heart wrenching to her as she was told it could affect her ability to have children. She then underwent two laparoscopic surgeries to help manage her condition. After this she decided to take a more wholistic approach and try and modify her diet.
Because endometriosis can be caused and worsened by inflammation in the body, there are certain dietary habits that are harmful to women with the disease. When
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According to Bulletti, et. al. (2010), “Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue (glands and stroma) outside the uterus, which induces a chronic inflammatory reaction, scar tissue, and adhesions that may distort a woman’s pelvic anatomy. Endometriosis is primarily found in young women, but its occurrence is not related to ethnic or social group distinctions. Patients with endometriosis mainly complain of pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia. The associated symptoms can impact the patient’s general physical, mental, and social well being.”
There are many theories on the etiology of endometriosis. One of which is called The Theory of Retrograde Menstruation. This theory deducts that when the endometrium is shed it backs up through the fallopian tubes and into the woman’s abdominal cavity. Then, month by month when a woman is having her menses, this tissue grows and contracts the same way it would in the uterus. This can be the cause of the severe pain felt by women with this disease every

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