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If you have a diagnosis with uterine fibroids, then most likely you're searching for remedies for pain relief and ways to help shrink or eradicate fibroids that leave millions of women feeling isolated and somewhat depressed from dealing with an unbearable medical condition that alters their usual way of life.
The first step in getting help is to thoroughly educate yourself by understanding the opposition of uterine fibroids or otherwise known as uterine leiomyomas. If you are not adequately trained on the various types of tumor growths, their triggers and symptoms of this chronic disease, then you may want to start by reading my first article in a detailed series on uterine fibroids: 6 Types of Uterine Fibroids and Symptoms Explained
Aside from seeking qualified help from a medical practitioner, there are extra steps you can take to ensure a much happier and healthier lifestyle when cohabitating with the disease. The critical point to this approach is balancing hormone production to prevent further tumor growth.
If you desire truly to live you will cease trying to find magic tricks and short-cuts to life and learn the simple laws of being, and order your life in conformity with these. Realign your life with the laws of nature—this and this alone constitutes living to live.
— Herbert M. Shelton, Getting Well
Our eating habits play a huge roll in the development of fibroids. Those who have a diagnosis should know that changing the diet is an essential approach to the prevention of this disease. Several types of food should be eliminated from the menu as soon as possible. Of these food types, the contributing factors to the growths are GMO foods, fatty processed meats, followed by dairy products, refined sugar and carbohydrates, alcohol, caffeine, and lastly the ultimate culprit: unfermented soyfoods.
The good news is that your best options seem to be limited. Most likely this sounds twisted to the reader, but the body begs to differ. Sometimes less is more. As we narrow down the choices to wholesome fruits, vegetables, fresh ocean or lake catch fish (not farmed), free range or grass fed poultry and beef, and whole grains, one cannot go wrong. Yes, the cost is more to have better food, but in return, you are filtering out all the junk by narrowing down your choices thus you have more funds available to spend on the costlier food.
Once you've started this routing you must stay on the path, follow until it becomes the norm. Sooner or later you will no longer crave the old things of the past, and not only will you see a change with your condition, but your overall health and wellbeing as well. By the way, there is no bad news.
Foods Types That Encourage the Development of Uterine Fibroids
Plant Based Protein or Grass Fed
Plant Based Protein or Grass Fed
Alters Hormone Levels
Almond or Coconut Milk
High Pesticide Levels
Organic Health Food Stores
*** Refined Sugars
Inflammation & Weight Gain
Orgnanic Raw Honey
Insulin Spike & Unbalanced Hormones
High Fiber Whole Grains
Multiple Health Concerns Including Uterine Fibroids
Only Fermented Soy
Inflammation & Overtaxes the Liver
Herbal Green Tea
Inflammation & Reduced Immune Function
Non-Alcoholic Juice or Smoothie
Estrogen plays a critical factor in the development of fibroids. Women who have a high concentration of belly fat are twice as likely to overproduce estrogen. Given these two facts, it is easy to deduce that overweight women are more inclined to battle with the disease.
Even though daily exercise ensures the loss of estrogen, keeping off the weight is another matter. If you are following our first step in controlling the diet, then this should not be a problem. Remember that exercise is a preventative. If a woman already suffers from the condition the activity itself does not shrink the tumor, however, following the controlled diet along with the next three steps will more than likely help shrink the growth.
Essential oils have been around since the dawn of ancient times when great civilizations like that of the Chinese and Egyptian Dynasties, or the classical Greek and Roman cultures made use of a wide array of potent aromatic essences and resins used in their daily lives. Since then, spanning through the ages of time to the modern day aromatherapy world where essential oils are used as therapy for almost every health and well-being condition.
In lieu of the disease, certain oils are used to help alleviate symptoms associated such as the balance and support of hormonal changes, aiding the reproductive organs as well as fighting off inflammation and the progression of tumor growth.
How to Use Essential Oils
Rub two drops of the oil of your choice over your lower abdomen and pelvic region twice each day for thirty minutes to an hour before rinsing.
How to Use Castor Oil
Though Castor oil is not an essential oil, its use is also considered necessary to fighting uterine fibroids pain and inflammation; the process causes the circulation in the lymphatic and circulatory systems and also multiplies lymphocytes (white blood cells) that remove toxins from the body. Apply a castor oil pack to lower abdomen and pelvic region twice each day for at least an hour before rinsing.
Types of Essential Oils
Green tea is another ancient remedy first used by the Chinese. It is also a significant step as per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Research has shown that the properties of green tea prevent the growth of rodent fibroid cells. The following study established that these green tea properties also prevented the acceleration of human fibroid cells and over time caused a death rate in the tumor growths.
Other studies have shown that drinking organic green tea 3-5 times each day accompanied with a controlled diet and daily exercise have a significant effect on the reversal of disease.
If you've ever visited a health food or supplements store or even the vitamin aisle of your local pharmacy, the type and brand of supplements are utterly overwhelming. There are hundreds and hundreds of options to choose from, and it might feel like a daunting task, especially when searching for the right combination of herbs and vitamins to help tackle your fibroids.
Listed below are the right combinations to balance hormones namely estrogen levels, relieve inflammation and pain in the pelvic region, and regulate normal menstrual cycles with a regular flow.
The Best Vitamin Supplements for Uterine Fibroids
Production of Healthy Red Blood Cells
Vitamin B Complex
Prevents Estrogen Dominance
Boost Immune System/Flushes Uterus of Waste
Reduction of Menstrual Cramps
Prevents Estrogen Dominance
Helps with Muscle Tone
Helps Produce Hemoglobin/Prevents Anemia
Reduction of Mentrual Cramps/Helps Calcium With Absorption
Reduction of Inflammation/Fibroid Growth
Regulates Muscle Contraction
The Best Herbal Supplements for Uterine Fibroids
Burdock Root Tea
Cleanse & Detoxify Estrogen
Removes Excess Estrogen
Increases Blood Circulation
Helps With Inflammation
Cited Work & Resources
- U.S, Department of Health & Human Services: Fact Sheet
- Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) Uterine Fibroids
- Healthline: Fibroids
- National Center for Biotechnology Center: Vegetarian diet and reduced uterine fibroids risk: A case-control study in Nanjing, China.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
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Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on March 28, 2020:
Good piece. I have seen firsthand how a woman was able to shrink her fibroids (although not completely) by eliminating certain foods like sugar and red meat from her diet.