Tia Mowry has a new cookbook called Whole New You and it’s all the rave. The book gives readers fresh ways to make healthy living an everyday affair with unique recipes that all members of the family will enjoy.
“TODAY is the day,” Tia exclaimed on Instagram earlier this week. “My new cookbook is available!”
In the book, Tia shares her experience with endometriosis that nearly caused her to have an ectopic pregnancy. “One of the main reasons that I decided to write this book is to inspire and to encourage other women; and to help educate the masses about how food is medicine,” Tia told EBONY before her book’s debut.
“I was diagnosed with endometriosis in my mid to late 20’s. I had no idea what it was. I had just gone through having very painful menstrual cycles,” the actress explained. Although Tia had surgery to correct the problem, she maintained the unhealthy eating habits that contributed to her illness. The doctor became candid with Mowry after performing a second surgery on the actress.
“She went in, saw the scar tissue had built up, and said this is going to be a repetitive cycle if you do not change the way you eat, and if you want to have children,” Tia said. “As I got older wanting to have kids, I was like I have got to get this right. So that’s when I finally got on the diet; which are basically the things in my cookbook. I ate these same types of foods. I didn’t have any more endometriosis symptoms.”
Many women with endometriosis do not understand the full effects of the disease. “It can get really bad,” Tia revealed. “When I got pregnant, I had a scare of having an ectopic pregnancy because of my endometriosis. So it also doesn’t just affect your uterus. It affects your intestines, your eyes, all of your organs. Endometriosis is an autoimmune disease basically.”
Learn more about Tia Mowry’s book, Whole New You, here!