Tia Mowry on Taking Diet Pills on Sister, Sister and How Junk Food Affected Her Fertility

A Painful Lesson

Actress Tia Mowry
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But Mowry’s problems with food didn’t end there, as she also tells EBONY. In her 20s, after experiencing extremely painful periods, she was diagnosed with having endometriosis – a condition where tissue found in the lining of the womb grows in other parts of the body.

When two laparoscopic surgeries didn’t ease the pain, her doctor told her if she wanted to get better – and ultimately have children – she’d have to change her diet. Giving up dairy in particular was key.

Years later, when she was filming The Game, she went to see Donna Gates, author of “The Body Ecology Diet” and gave up “processed foods, refined sugar, and dairy.” Months later her eczema cleared up, her migraines disappeared and she lost weight.

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Marissa Charles

Born and raised in London, Marissa Charles is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her work has appeared in publications in the UK, the US, Australia, South Africa and France. She loves writing about health, fitness, celebrities, true crime and human-interest stories Her byline has appeared in a variety of publications, including EBONY, the Daily Mail Online, The Guardian, Essence, the New York Post, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com and British Glamour. Marissa currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no children yet but is a proud – and at times embarrassing – godmother.

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