About the Author
Dr. Andrew S. Cook, MD, FACOG, is the founder and director of the Vital Health Institute. He is an internationally renowned endometriosis specialist, pelvic pain specialist and women’s health expert, as well as a highly respected gynecologic surgeon and a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has devoted his life to helping women with complex health problems.
Danielle Cook has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science, and has a diverse background in the field of nutrition. She has worked as an inpatient Clinical Dietitian, a Nutrition Support Specialist and a Diabetes Educator/Dietitian in an outpatient setting. She has also taught several classes at the university level and in addition to her nutrition background, she was a personal trainer for 9 years and studied exercise physiology.
Over the past decade her focus and specialty has shifted to the study of Functional Medicine and she is currently the Director of Integrative Medicine at the Vital Health Institute.
When not studying or working, Danielle enjoys surfing, hiking, yoga, reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Endometriosis can have a profound impact on a woman’s quality of life, and it affects the lives of 6 to 10 percent of women worldwide. This timely book will dispel the myths surrounding endometriosis and provide scientifically based recommendations that are easy to understand and follow. It offers recommendations on treating root causes rather than just symptoms — it’s a comprehensive, integrative program for treating endometriosis and serves as a starting point for building an individualized program. The plan is deep in scope but easy to understand and follow. The plan is split into three accessible and straightforward sections: Part 1 provides basic information about endometriosis, contributing factors in the development of endometriosis and standard, conventional treatment of endometriosis. It explains the medical side of endometriosis and how lifestyle factors may impact the disease — it answers the “why” of this condition Part 2 consists of an integrative lifestyle plan to manage symptoms and potentially slow or halt endometriosis disease progression. You’ll learn how to strengthen your body and optimize your health through detoxification and stress reduction, effective exercise and helpful supplements and much more Part 3 focuses on food and its impact on endometriosis. Andrew and Danielle have developed a scientifically based diet targeted to specifically address the many factors associated with the development of the disease. The diet will reduce inflammation, optimize gut health and function, balance and strengthen the immune system, improve energy and much more. It features 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes. This book will be an invaluable tool in helping to treat and manage endometriosis. Whether you suffer from endometriosis or have a loved one who does, this guide will offer relief and healing.