• Endometriosis

  • Don’t Let It Take Over Your Life
  • By: Barton Press
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Connor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Painkillers and surgery are not your only options. 

It’s a debilitating illness that affects approximately 200 million women of childbearing age worldwide.

Yet, for a disease so prevalent, endometriosis remains frequently underdiagnosed and untreated, not to mention misunderstood.

You may have had to consult with various doctors before finally getting the right diagnosis. 

The unbearable pain you constantly experience, even outside your period, may have been dismissed by your bosses or co-workers as laziness or being over-dramatic.

Your friends may not be able to grasp why you’re canceling on them yet again, because your condition affects not only your body, but your emotions as well.

Because even doctors still don’t completely understand endometriosis, its treatment can vary in terms of effectiveness.

Often, treatment is focused on managing pain, only providing temporary relief and not actually addressing the underlying issues.

However, with a holistic approach, you can get to the bottom of what’s causing your symptoms and harness your own body to fight back.

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Informative

My girlfriend suffers from all the symptoms mentioned in the book, so we learnt a lot. Nothing we didn't have an idea about before, eat healthy, exercise etc. but it did cover some parts that really help us solidify suspicion of what she has.

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A must listen/

This book provides an objective perspective of exactly what happened. I don’t always agree with his perspective, but it leads me to believe that it was accurate and precise.

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Great holistic info on Endo

As someone who believes in holistic approach to healing, I’m grateful for this book as it includes movement, nutrition and mindset in addition to the basics of Western medicine for Endo. Easy read with great resources.

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If you want to try the natural way

This book is pretty good introduction in what seems to be a very complicated state of endometriosis. Of course, it is always best to see the doctor and get the proper medication, but it certainly doesn't hurt to try some of the natural remedies presented in this book.

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Great to know I'm not alone

So many times during my chronic pain journey, my pain has been questioned, ignored, or caused a nuisance to those around me. It is both sad and comforting to know that others are going through something similar. Lara does a fantastic job at giving language to something that often takes our ability to speak away. She is angry, and rightfully so.

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Simply an awesome audiobook!

Simply an awesome audiobook! It's as though he was speaking directly to me. Very powerful!

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Great information, comprehensive, executed wonderf

This book has a plethora of information!
Enjoyed the whole body prospective and approaches to calm the body of irritants caused by the disease and lifestyles.

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Outstanding resource for both patients and clinic

Jessica Drummond is truly an expert on the topic of endometriosis. In this book, she holds nothing back. This book is packed with valuable information for both women with endometriosis and healthcare practitioners who help these women. Jessica's comprehensive approach is evidence based and she combines this with many years of clinical experience as a women's health physical therapist and functional nutritionist. Patients and clinicians are tired of band-aids and are ready for a integrative approach that combines root cause resolution via diet and lifestyle changes, with surgical intervention when necessary. As a holistic health coach and physical therapist, I will be recommending this resource regularly!

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Wonderful and so needed

I’ve been following Lara’s career as a writer for many years. This book is an eye opening look into what it is to be chronically ill with vagina problems. Endometriosis awareness is so needed and I’m thrilled that she wrote this. Much love, Maddie

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Great listen

I listen this audiobook many years ago and have copies to share today. It is well explaining and foundational to becoming grounded in reality and changing misperceptions of one's self.

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  • Lara McDonald
  • 04-18-21

Very helpful guide!

It gives so many tips to reestablish your life and the things in it. I particularly like the taking time for you. This is an excellent book that I am going to incorporate into my life.

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  • Uros Dezutelj
  • 03-05-21

Amazing book, wrong voice

I really enjoyed this book, I even think about getting the paper version to have all the nice recipes for smoothies and other nutrition tips.
It's very helpful and complete, I discovered a lot of concept and ideas. I'm very grateful

I didn't like the voice though. She get so high in some tones that I had to constantly adapt the volume in my earplugs as it was hurtful sometimes.
I'd rather have a more calm voice for this kind of healing book.

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  • Lucy Akhtar
  • 03-02-21

Educational and you feel understood!

This book from Lara Parker was a highly anticipated one. The information and the journey Lara shares through out the book really help someone struggling.

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  • Harley Douglas
  • 03-02-21

Must read for all Endo warriors and their support

A must-read story from a true Endometriosis and chronic pain warrior. This book tells the story of what it’s really like to live in pain, be told by doctors the pain is in your head or that there’s nothing by wrong with you, and how hard it can be to get your friends and others to believe your pain. Thank you for writing this, Lara. You are a badass.

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  • Freddie Pugh
  • 03-02-21

Definitely recommended

If you have endometriosis or other uterus-related disease, you gotta read this book! Lara expresses her deepest feelings, and most times you feel like she understands what you are going through. I am happy that I am not alone!

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  • Harriet Howells
  • 03-02-21

I needed this

This was such a raw and emotional read but made me feel so less alone and more validated than I have been for years.

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  • Zak O'Neill
  • 03-02-21

Unrealistic ingredients

I purchased this book in hopes of getting some simplistic advice on how to cleanse and live a healthier lifestyle, however the amount of information is overwhelming and having that many herbs and supplements handy is unrealistic.

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  • Abby Walton
  • 04-20-21

appreciate it

This appears to be a good resource for individuals who have Alzheimer's Disease run in their family or others looking for ways to possibly prevent the disease.

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  • Alisha Stephenson
  • 03-02-21

Hope for Chronic Illness

I've dealt with chronic illness for years and have been to many, many doctors. I could tell when speaking with them they didn't have real answers and were playing a guessing game. This book and the rest of the medical medium series offers answers that make sense and work. My family has all benefited from this information and we continue to heal.

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  • Elise Poole
  • 04-16-21

This has given me hope for life again!

Listening to Wendy's voice helps to make this more personal and I feel like she is by my side supporting me through. She speaks with a kind, soft and nurturing tone that is very easy and comforting to listen to. Hearing the pain that she suffered and the years that she was bed bound, and how she has healed herself through only natural means, has made me begin to believe there is hope again. I already feel more optimistic after almost 11 years in pain.

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