This post was most recently updated on August 10th, 2018
It’s a frightening STATISTICS: One study found that between 80% and 90% of African American women and 70% of white women will develop fibroids by age 50. That’s a lot of women with this problem, isn’t it? nichd.nih.gov/health
And yet most women are not aware of these statistics. Another surprising study found the association between uterine fibroids and lifestyles including diet, physical activity and stress…ncbi.nlm.gov
So the fact is that fibroid is a serious problem with excruciating pain and host of other issues.
Fortunately, however, women like you don’t have to suffer from fibroids if you know the 10 diet rules
Now the question is which foods to avoid and which foods to take to get rid of fibroids.
That’s what this article is about.
Are you thinking to remove painful uterine fibroids?
Fibroids literally kill with its severe pain and non-stop periods. It ruins sex life and endangers the dreams of becoming a Mom. Fibroids are the number ONE reason for hysterectomy in the US.
“Each year, up to 500,000 women in the United States have a hysterectomy”- Observer.Com
I feel upset when I have seen a news of a teenage girl who removed her uterus unable to bear the extreme pain. It really made me very sad that the modern medicine fails to treat the menace of fibroids for which woman has to sacrifice her motherhood.
The real problem is this…
The real tragedy is that the removal of the uterus doesn’t give women freedom from disease. Here you have to realize one thing. The fibroids itself is not a problem.
The real problem is estrogen dominance. The removal of the uterus doesn’t correct estrogen dominance and therefore it will manifest in various forms including ovarian cysts and breast cancer.
“Endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, cervical cancer, and cancer of the ovaries or fallopian tubes often require a hysterectomy.” Observer.Com
The First and foremost…
You have to realize that there is no fault with your body and therefore stop feeling bad about yourself. The environment you live, the diets you eat and everyday products you use are responsible for estrogen dominance in your body.
What it means is that the environment you live, the diets available in the market are bad but not your body. If you can acknowledge this fact and take corrective measures, your body is capable of restoring its health and you will be free from not only fibroids but also other life-threatening diseases.
What are fibroids?
Fibroids are the tumors and they grow in the uterus cavity or on the wall of the uterus. Estrogen and progesterone hormonal imbalance is responsible for the growth of fibroids. See Are You Sick of Fibroids Pain and Bleeding?
Complications of Fibroids growth:
- Fibroids cause you mild to severe painful periods…
- Fibroids could cause infertility…
- Fibroids could block your fallopian tubes…
The root cause of fibroids
Excess estrogen in your body feeds fibroids and therefore your fibroids grow bigger. Estrogen comes from the foods you eat and the environment you live in. So unknowingly you are feeding your fibroids regularly. Don’t think that it is only a fertility problem. Excess estrogen will cause breast cancer, ovarian cysts and other life-threatening diseases.
“Study after study has repeatedly shown that the majority of breast cancers in adult women are non-genetically linked, and upwards of eighty percent of breast cancer, is caused by estrogen dominance. Michael Lam, M.D…Read more
The good news is this.
Once you realize this fact and take necessary dietary changes, your fibroids will starve, shrink and die.
How to shrink fibroids with foods and lifestyle changes
Can I really shrink uterine fibroids with foods?
Is the surgery only option for removing my fibroids?
What are the foods and things to be avoided to shrink my fibroids?
Let us discuss and figure out the right answers…
Your fibroids causing you severe pain…
You’re experiencing a lot of inconvenience even to pee and poop…
Your sex life also getting affected…
You met the doctor and they surgically removed your fibroids.
You felt happy…
But after a few months you are once again diagnosed with fibroids. This time you’re not so scared about the surgery. This time also the fibroid is removed successfully.
Once again you’re relieved from painful symptoms of fibroids… And that is how you have had three surgeries….
Still you are not free from haunting fibroids… This time your doctor removed your uterus (hysterectomy) as the fibroids coming repeatedly…
After four surgeries you have a sense of relief as you get rid of fibroids once for the all. You’re thinking that all your problems are over…
This is how fibroids victims are leading their life…
But is it true you are free from all the problems?
Do the surgeons remove the cause of fibroids?
Fibroids grow because there is too much bad estrogen in your body. Estrogen feeds fibroids and they grow bigger and bigger.
So the food for fibroids is estrogen…
Estrogen comes from the foods you eat, the environment you live and the lifestyle you adapt…
The state of too much estrogen and too less progesterone is often referred as estrogen dominance.
Modern doctors removing the uterus left and right but not removing estrogen dominance… In other words doctors only eliminating the consequence but did not touching the cause of fibroids.
What does it mean to you?
You are never free from the consequences of excess estrogen unless you restore your estrogen and progesterone balance.
Here are the risks associated with estrogen dominance…
•Elevated Blood Pressure
•Irregular Menstrual Flow
•Breast Cancer Risk
•Abnormal Pap Smears
•Decrease in Memory
•Low or No Sex Drive
•And many more…
Now let me ask you a question…
Which is better whether to remove fibroids or the estrogen dominance?
Your doctor doesn’t tell this fact to you…
Your doctor straight away removes your uterus without considering estrogen dominance.
Fibroids are the number 1 reason for hysterectomy in the US…
Most of the highly intellectual women realizing the limitations of modern medicine and making changes in their lifestyle….
I’m sure; you being an intellectual take the right decisions and protect your fertility and overall health.
How to control estrogen dominance?
Several factors interfering estrogen metabolism and however the following factors are directly responsible for your estrogen dominance;
•Ageing ovaries due to advanced age
•Enhanced cortisol levels due to highly stressful life..
•Obesity due to wrong food choices and sedentary lifestyle…
•Exposure to xenoestrogens
In view of these facts, I have framed the following 10 diet rules that I’m discussing below to get complete freedom from troublesome fibroids and the deadly consequences of estrogen dominance.
Here are 10 diet rules to shrink fibroids naturally
Fibroid Diet Rule 1: Minimize Toxic Foods, High Glycemic Index Foods That Contribute To Hormonal Imbalance.
Eating foods with a high dietary glycemic index (GI), a measurement of the effects of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels, or high glycemic load (GL), a ranking of carbohydrate content of various foods based on their GI, is thought to potentially promote tumor growth by increasing endogenous concentrations of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Examples of high GI and GL foods include instant white rice, white bread, rice cakes, French fries, donuts, and scones.
In vitro studies have shown that uterine fibroid cells proliferate in the presence of IGF-1. Other studies have found a positive association between high GL and other hormone-responsive tumors, such as ovarian and endometrial cancer. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 2: Maximize nutritious and hormone balancing foods
Due to the suspected link with estrogen, any factor that results in an increase in estrogen levels such as hormonal imbalance or artificial hormones tends to be associated with higher chance of fibroid. On the flip side, studies have shown that when estrogen levels decline such as after menopause; there is a much less likelihood of having fibroids.
An initial step is to eliminate overload of estrogens in the woman’s body through weight loss, the intake of saturated fats and incorporating high-fiber foods into a daily diet. Calcium D-glucarate which is commonly present in cherries, oranges, apples, broccoli and cabbage also helps to eliminate excess estrogen from the body. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 3: Maintain digestive Alkaline-Acid Balance
Almost all foods that we eat, after being digested, absorbed and metabolized release either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into the blood. Grains, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish, cheese, milk, and salt all produce acid. The mass consumption of these foods has caused our bodies to become overly acidic, which strips it of minerals. Over the long haul, those who do not balance their diet with alkaline foods (vegetables and fruits, primarily) become prone to weak bones, joints and muscles, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and a host of other health problems. In other words, long-term health and longevity have everything to do with acid-alkaline balance. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 4: Maximize consumption of raw foods
Aim for a raw food: cooked food ratio of 80:20. Meaning, eat lots of fresh vegetables, some fruit (don’t overdo it), nuts, seeds. Raw. This helps increase your dietary fiber, which is also useful in shrinking fibroids. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 5: Eliminate food allergens
When the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to something a person eats or drinks, it’s known as a food allergy.
According to FARE, eight foods are responsible for 90 percent of food allergies.
- cow’s milk
- tree nuts (such as cashews or walnuts)
- soy. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 6: Optimize your digestion
Eat pesticide-free fresh fruits and vegetables. The enzymes in fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables will help restore the natural digestive juices to the gut and increase digestion. If your digestive tract is too fragile to digest raw fruits and vegetables, consider juicing them to extract the enzymes and easily absorb nutrients. A balanced digestive tract has a healthy ratio of digestive enzymes and beneficial bacteria to keep thyroid hormones and estrogen functioning normally. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 7: Enhance your immune system
Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
- Don’t smoke.
- Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Control your blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 8: Cleanse your body regularly
Vibrant and exceptional health comes from regular body cleansing and reducing your daily toxin intake. To achieve a state of optimal health, people should perform a full body cleanse once or twice per year. Cleansing your body is the first step to eliminating toxins from your life. click here to read more
Fibroid Diet Rule 9: Detoxify your body as and when needed
This is the most important step to shrink fibroids.
The liver is the body’s largest gland. One of its major function is to detoxify the entire body. If the liver is not working properly, the body will be filled with toxins and excess hormones Estrogen is metabolized in the liver.
Estrogen that is not metabolized by the liver will continue to circulate and exert its effect on the body. Herbs that detoxifies and strengthens the liver will help speed up the removal of excess estrogen, toxins and other impurities from the body. To cleanse and strengthen the liver, these are the things you should do.
Herbal cleansing to clear the gastrointestinal tract and fortify the liver: One of the best herbs to fortify the liver is silymarin a special extract of milk thistle.
Others include: dandelion leaf and root, turmeric, artichoke. click here to read more
If you have growing fibroids and worried about your fertility, try this Easy Fertility Cleansing
Fibroid Diet Rule 10: Eat Sattvic diet to counteract the stress
All the modern foods cause stress. Continuous stress for a prolonged time will have serious implications on your fibroids.
Eating Sattvic diets is the best solution to live a peaceful and joyful life. Sattva means goodness, positivity, wholesomeness according to yogic science.
Sattvic diet regimen is, therefore, include all the foods that are “pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing clean diets”.
Some of the sattvic diets are seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins. Meditation and yoga can help to reduce stress too, especially if practiced regularly.
You can shrink your fibroid permanently and prevent life-threatening diseases with few lifestyle changes.
Are heavy bleeding and severe pain killing you?
When fibroids grow beyond 15 cm, belly looks like pregnant. They bleed heavily with massive blood clots. This may endanger the fertility irreversibly…
Pills work short term but the problem gets worse. Those who undergo surgery often develop fibroids again (natural treatment can only reverse estrogen)… So it is the time for C.H.A.N.G.E…
Here is what to do now…
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