A Painful Lesson
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.