Newly updated: November 19, 2018
It is said that Uterine Fibroids are more common than blue eyes. These benign, abnormal cell growths tend to be between the size of a nut, a walnut, and an orange. They grow on the uterine wall and are comprised of muscle tissue, scar tissue and excess estrogen.
According to the recent information obtained about Uterine Fibroids from NIH, U. S. Department of Health & Human Services:
- Most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. One study found that, by age 50, 70 percent of whites and 80 percent of African Americans had fibroids. In many cases, fibroids are believed not to cause symptoms, and in such cases women may be unaware they have them.
Most women with uterine fibroids suffer severe discomforts such as severe pelvic pain, distended bellies, pain, excessive menstrual bleeding with clotting, irritable bowel, bladder infections, infertility and fertility challenges, and painful intercourse.
Yet, fibroids are not deemed cancer, and a woman has less than a .5 %, less than one-half of 1% chance of becoming a cancerous growth before menopause. It has been found that benign growths usually cease after menopause, while new growths after menopause could mean uterine or breast cancer.
The proposal of surgery by most of their allopathic doctors is all too common. But some have figured out another option in using alternative methods to help the body heal, shrink fibroids, and avoid surgery all together…
It’s something many women can not understand, yet feel they are doomed to develop at some point in their lives no matter what they do. They say to themselves, “It’s genetic. My mother, aunts, and sister have them, so I was bound to develop them also…”. Please know that we are not doomed to suffer the same ailments, conditions and diseases our family suffers or suffered. If the body is fed what it needs, it knows how to heal itself, and prevent illness and disease.
I’ve updated this article with the following recent statistics:
-Fibroids are the number 1 reason for hysterectomy in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC).
-Fibroids result in 150,000-175,000 hysterectomies in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC).
-Prevalance of Uterine Fibroids: 10-20% women (NWHIC)
-Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 20 or 5.00% or 13.6 million people in USA.
In a recent US study by BioMed Central Women’s Health, with randomly selected women between 35 to 49 in reports, medical records and sonography, the incidence of uterine fibroids by age 35 was 60% among African-American women, increasing to greater than 80% by age 50, whereas Caucasian women showed an incidence of 40% by age 35, and almost 70% by age 50.
When it comes to uterine fibroids, it is crucial to understand they can be prevented. And yes, there are ways to shrink them naturally and avoid surgery. But how can we do any of this if most times women don’t know they are ‘feeding‘ their fibroids?
If you have fibroids and drink and eat:
-COFFEE (with and without caffeine)
-SODAS (all carbonated beverages)
-TEAS/ICE TEAS (except Green Tea and White Tea is recommended for healing)
-BEEF/CHICKEN/TURKEY/PORK (in truth, all animal meats overall would be ideal to eliminate)
… then you may be ‘feeding’ your fibroids. Instead of helping your body shrink them, they may grow larger. In my practice these are the first foods I recommend be eliminated from the diet.
Estrogen dominance and an overloaded liver are some causes for uterine fibroid risk, and the above list of foods cause more hormonal imbalance. Even organic versions or decaffeinated versions of the above foods should be avoided. What we eat determines whether we put ourselves at risk for fibroids. Period. This is such a valid point, that an Italian scientist in studies showed women who eat plenty of vegetables cut their fibroid risk in half, while women who eat red meat double their risk!
In continuing the discussion regarding foods, there is a controversy regarding soy. The following is very important to understand: Soybeans contain the compounds genistein and daidzein, which are estrogenic and reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as reduce hot flashes and other types of menopausal discomfort. If they reduce the risk of cancer, then the thought of them causing fibroids is not true.
The type of estrogens that are harmful to a woman’s health are xenoestrogens. This type of xenohormone imitates estrogen. These estrogens are foreign to the human body and the bad news is that xenoestrogens are not only in plastics and styrofoam, but its in the hormones the stockmen and farmers use to fatten up their animals for market – beef, chicken, turkey, pork. These xenoestrogens put you at risk of estrogen dominance, and in turn make a woman more prone to developing abnormal cell growth, or ‘feeding’ abnormal cells.
With that said, studies also show uterine fibroids to be more common than blue eyes. They are painful and cause excessive menstrual bleeding. Another recommendation I make to clients and patients is I tell them, “Do not wear tampons”. Your body does NOT eliminate monthly menstrual waste properly if something is obstructing the vaginal tract. And Ladies, a tampon can never absorb a menstrual blood clot. It is necessary to avoid the chlorine and other chemicals traditional pads are laced with so as not to suffer heavy menstrual bleeding, itching, odor, and vaginal discomfort in the form of discharge all in part due to the interaction of these chemicals with your body chemistry. The body can not heal itself, or shrink the fibroids naturally, if waste is constantly staying within the body and being reabsorbed because of the use of tampons instead of maxipads.
The following recommended natural therapy should be used for minimum 6-8 weeks (depending on the severity and size of fibroids) to help the body shrink fibroids, promote hormonal balance, reduce heavy menstrual bleeding, decrease inflammation and pain, and stabilize mood:
Ladies, studies show 2/3 of hysterectomies are unnecessary. Also, according to The Lancet, a myomectomy carries a high risk of adhesion formation (up to 60%) and uterine rupture, especially after laparascopic resection. And, according to Obstetrics and Gynecology International, Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE), one of the newest methods used to remove fibroids, is now showing superior risk compared to hysterectomy.
Follow the recommendations in this article. Prevent surgery as so many others have…
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