Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HELP! CAN I EAT TO SHRINK MY FIBROID?

This morning, a client asked me to proffer a dietary solution for her uterine fibroid condition, perhaps a non-surgical solution. Her doctor had recommended surgery for the 7cm fibroid tumor, but she is scared and thinks that surgical intervention is not her portion. (Nigerians always say that, maybe some).
My response to her was not totally discouraging judging by the look on her face.  I did not offer any non-surgical solution but rather encouraged her to consider her doctor’s opinion not without letting her know how a change in diet can help her to treat her symptoms and also to improve the fibroid condition in the form of shrinking it or reducing the size of the fibroid.
What Are These Diet Changes?
1. Increasing the intake of soy products and flaxseeds.
Why?
Both contain phytoestrogens which help to properly regulate the body’s estrogen production.
It is common knowledge that estrogen fuels fibroid growth, so why recommend soy products? Soy is rich in natural estrogens that are much weaker than synthetic estrogens; they bind to the estrogen receptors on the fibroid tumors, thereby preventing the estrogen naturally found in your body from attaching itself to the receptors. So consuming soy prevents the bodily form of estrogen from fueling the growth of the tumors. So select natural soy foods rather than the genetically modified ones or even the supplements. You can take soy milk in place of whole or low fat milks.
2. In addition to soy products, eating plenty of high fiber foods.
Why?
This keeps constipation away. Constipation increases fibroid symptoms and can worsen pain and pressure. Foods rich in fiber include, whole grains like cereals, oats, millet. Green leafy vegetables like spinach etc.
*** Fiber can also help in removing excess estrogens from the body.
3. Eating omega 3 fatty acid rich foods like salmon, mackerel, tuna etc. They can help to reduce inflammation and fibroid growth.
4. Iron rich foods come in very handy for women who suffer prolonged or heavy periods due to fibroids. This helps them to ward off anemia.
5. Eating more vitamin k rich foods to encourage blood clotting and help reduce excessive menstrual flow. Leafy green vegetables like lettuce, spinach, celery, okra, cabbage, and fruits like cucumber, kiwi, avocado and plum are rich sources.
6. Avoiding or cutting back on foods that contain non plant source estrogen. Such foods include red meat, dairy and eggs. Also avoid refined carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar.
7. Increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep estrogen levels at an all-time low. Plant based diet create a more alkaline body and thwarts fibroid growth. In other words, when the body is acidic, fibroid growth is enhanced.
8. Detoxifying foods and pears (rich in phytonutrient) to reduce/shrink fibroid tumors.
Diet changes are to be made not only in the face of a challenging health concern. What diet change have you made recently and what prompted you to make the change?

38 comments:

  1. ....food for thought..but surgery is still the best option.

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    1. Not...surgery should be last option....they grow back faster...trust me..... went there then tried MORINGA www.wweenetwork.myzijastory.com and also drink Brag Vinegar Once per day...it Fibroids SHRINK... Surgery is quick but no garuntee. Moringa also take away the anemic and craving for foods that cause Fibriods to grow especially in women of color...

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  2. Intersting facts and tips. Keep 'em coming:-)

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  3. This is an alternative but i also think the best is just have it remove on time and get it over with it.

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  4. It sounds interesting that you could shrink a fibroid with diet alone. However, for how long can doctors watchful wait before calling it a day?How much can they wait before saying the let her try an alternative route?

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  5. Hi!
    Very informative post! was looking out for some useful info on diet for fibroids. My friend was recently diagnosed with a uterine fibroid..but its in a very early stage, so they've ruled out surgery, good for her.It is quite common in women.These health tips need to be practised on a regular basis though. thanks for sharing :)

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  6. This is the first time I heard of this health condition. will definitely watch my diet. Thank you for sharing..

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  8. It is so amazing what eating the right foods can do for you. Because I found that as long as you eat right and add some exercise to that it really pays off. and I seriously believe in prevention is better than cure

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  9. Eating good food is vital to our well being. I like mackarels.

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  10. Yet, as thinking about nutrious food than moringa leaf is definitely a super food in its own right. Reports demonstrate that moringa's leaves include lots of vitamins A, B and C, calcium, steel and protein.


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  11. For many women, fibroids are a huge problem. Causing uncomfortable and often unbearable symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, bloating, backache, pelvic pressure, bowel and bladder problems and even infertility, it's no wonder that treatment is often sought. Unfortunately, this is often met with frustration, with doctors generally recommending that fibroids are left as they are not life threatening. However, this does not take into account the reduced quality of life which undoubtedly accompanies this condition. Rather than resorting to surgery, many women have discovered that it is possible to reduce fibroids naturally.

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  12. I will do mine naturally instead of surgery. I have a co worker that I am currently working with now and she got rid of hers naturally and the doctors recommended surgery but she denied the survey. She is cured but she still stick with her diet cause she don't want them to come back and she just got use to eating that way. She told me to go online and it will give me all of the information I need.

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    1. Great please provide more information. This is the best advice I have read and I agree with your friend. I am at that stage were I am denying surgery. Thanks for posting Anonymous...the best advice ever.

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  13. Hello AnonymousJuly 11, 2012 12:33 AM
    Please can you tell me what your friend did? I'm desperate, mine was diagnosed at 3 - 5cm multiple, but the biggest one has changed to 7cm within one year. I have been reading lots of things on internet but all very confusing cause they dont say how much you should eat. Some say NO soy some say eat Soy. PLEASE HELP :(

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    1. don't eat soy, especially for women of color it's bad for estrogen levels
      try Moringa and a fresh fruit/vegetable diet- if you eat meat make sure it's organic and hormone free, buy local or organic produce that is pesticide free, if that's too expenseve wash all your produce in white vinegar and water before eating to remove pesticides and drink plenty of water.. liver cleanse, colon cleanse and look into a natural hormone balance herbal regimen with a holistic dr

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  14. went to an herbalist and she immediately recommended Moringa also as well as some other herbs to balance my hormones; colon cleanse, liver cleanse, sea veggies.. not only for fibroid but to stimulate the body's natural cleansing and overall healing abilities.. also it's important to believe that healing is possible - surgery is not necessary do your research and take charge of your health in the way God intended. no stress needed.

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  15. Hi pls tell what did your friend use i need to shrink mine too. Thanks

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  16. Hi all please advice me on what to use i don't am afraid of surgery and i can't aford it .What can i use to shrink my fibroids naturaly.Thank you. nerima44@yahoo.com

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  17. i have fibroids and i heard that unsulphured blackstrap molassess shrinks them,but i have been taking vitamin c and drinking brags apple cider vinegar twice a day its giving me a lot of comfort, im getting ready to start juicing i feel in my heart that is going to shrink them, since i been looking into this fibroid promblem i realize THEY SHRINK WITH EVERY HEATHLY METHOD EXERCISE, JUICING, NO RED MEAT, RAW ORGANIC FOODS, IRON AND VITAMIN C, OMEGA3 FISH OIL STOPS INFLAMATION AND AIDS TO THE SHRINKING THEM,WELL GOD BLESS US ALL I BEGIN ALL OF THESE THINGS FRIDAY NOV.1ST 2012 I HOPE YOU ALL WILL JOIN ME.

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    1. I am taking acv 3 days already for my fibroid , i would like to know the status of yours did acv cured you?

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  18. Thanks for all the shared info's here I'm learning a lot.Just started using BSM and cahnge my diet to all vegies n fruits plus continued prayers.Trust God He Heals!!!

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  19. Myself and my friend are book for surgery next month but we are scared of the side effect. We heard about fibriod clear also a shrinking method/drug, but pls can anyone confirm d drug. Or help us we also want to shrink ours naturally. vivianamadi8@yahoo.com

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    1. I stopped eating all meat. Some people say fish is not meat, but I don't eat that either. Within one month of changing my diet, my period flow was cut in half.I used half the pads I had been using. I did not have any pain, and I usually sleep on the heating pad. The second month I missed eating meat and ate a small amount. I had a cycle about a week later and had pain in my leg as usual. I am back to no meat to say the least. I will see how month number 3 goes.My goal is to keep getting exams to see if there is a link. I went to a gynecologist and she hasn't been able to make a connection yet. I too am scheduled for surgery in a month but am unsure if I will go through or ride the wave for a few months.

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  20. I need a place to buy Bragg apple cider vinegar in Nigeria, can someone please help me zikabush@yahoo.com

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  21. Fibroids are non cancerous tumours of our body which is not harmful but they should remove from body because they are unwanted. Homeopathy is always been special treatment for every deseases because i thought Homeopathy removes deseases from our body permanently.But in the case of myoma treatment i know the another best hospital for treatment- Jaslok. Myoma surgery at best hospital for fibroids in mumbai gives fast and best option for uterine myoma surgery.

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  22. Hi everyone, I agree that surgery should be the last of the last options. Please try all else cautiously first. Ask questions whenever you are not satisfied. Do not rush into anything as a result of desperation. Remember you have compete responsibility too over what choice you eventually make about what to do. Fibroids is serious among black women (nothing racist about it). Let us all find a way of helping each other genuinely to flash this 'thing' out! I am so touched by what I am reading, I will not say much, but I would like you to visit "Kenyaneemfoundation .com" CLICK on Health Information. On the Alphabets, CLICK F and read about their success stories, research and work and contact them for any questions.

    The Best of the Best for you all

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  23. I have heard a lot about Vitalzym. Anyone who has tried it yet? I have been reading about it and I am pretty impressed!

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  24. what do i do get my fibroid shrink and disappear

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  25. I just found out I I fibroids I won't be going to doctor yet till next Monday I've been researching fibroids I've never heard of it before all your information has been great.I will definitely try these methods to reduce my fibroids.

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  26. Oh my greatness, I must say this to the world. I'm Daniella living in the US, I'm a patient of Uterine Fibroid tumor, i have seek for drugs, gone for many checkup, i hardly even sleep at night. I have been suffering from this ill health for about 9-11yrs now. I have taken drugs to suppress and all other medications but it still there.
    Just couple of weeks ago i was surfing the internet and i saw someone talking about how Dr. Lamp cure her from breast Cancer which almost took her life with his UGBESIN BT1 medicine with some few spiritual work. It amze me so much that i had to contact Dr. Lamp through his email on herbalcuremedicine@live.com for his spiritual Herbal medicine to cure Uterine Fibroid tumor.
    All he told me was that i should abide to conditions and in just 7days, i should go for checkup to be sure i am cured.
    This sounds so heartwarming and so how funny but i gave it a bold step.
    He asked me to send my picture so he can pray in his temple as he work his medicine. He gave me his OTOPY DV HERBAL, Certified by the FDA and UNICEF, generally accepted worldwide. he asked me to take it for 7days and also asked me to abide to conditions as the OTOPY DV HERBAL would was my stomach without pains.
    My dear can you believe that after seven days i went to the hospital to know how check my self because i was now feeling light, the doctor was shocked to asked me what i took. He did several scanning and nothing was there anymore i was totally cured and healed. this Dr. Lamp herbal medicine surprised me.. he is currently helping my friend out who has not been able to conceive after 13yrs of marriage. All my friends and relatives wants to meet him for vote of thanks.
    Dr. Lamp said he has different drugs for different illness and he is still currently inventing a new one that can cure any form of sickness concerning blood cancer.
    Please meet this man if you are ill because health is wealth. Dont go waste your money on hospital bills just as i did for about 11yrs without results. his email again is herbalcuremedicine@live.com.

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  27. hello everyone in this forum i am Loveth from USA. i was waiting for this days to come so that i will share a testimony of how i was cure of my cancer by DR OGUGU the great healer. i will never forget this two days in my life the day i tested cancer positive and the day i tested negative.the day i tested positive was the saddest day for me but the day i tested negative was the happiest day for me, but who was the source of my happiness is God and DR Ogugu the great healer, that is the reason i am taking all my time to share this testimony so that people who might also need help of curing their sickness to contact him through his email:dr.ogugusolutiontemple@gmail.com as i earlier did when i was searching for help.this man brought countless joy into my life and my family as well. well i have really believe that God sent you to heal his people from this deadly disease. i will forever give thanks to you for healing me from cancer . please kindly contact this great healer if you need his help cause he can save your soul he just save mine. contact email address: dr.ogugusolutiontemple@gmail.com

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  28. i don't normally comment on a blog, but i will like to share some personal opinion witrh the experience of a woman who is former fibroid sufferer and how she completely eliminate her uterine fibroid by following 3 steps procedure which is natural, sophie Brewster from the USA also implemented this 3 steps procedure to eliminate her 7cm fibroid to 2.3cm she is living testimony on fibroid cure which is simple procedure and natural ways to shrink your fibroid, she is healthy and happy till date, for more details on fibroid cure visit http://fibroidcurenaturally.blogspot.com
    Hope this helps

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