Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the uterus or womb in women. The growths are made up of fibrous tissue and muscle. They vary in size and most women are unaware they have fibroids because, often there are no symptoms. Fibroids may be as tiny as a seed or grow larger than a tennis ball. Although fibroids are usually not dangerous, they can cause discomfort and may lead to heavy menstrual bleeding, causing anemia and fatigue. It can also result in frequent urination and back pain.
You need silica, a trace mineral to naturally cut away fibroids or any abnormal internal growth. You need to eat foods such as Dandelion, Watercress, Organic Celery, Kale and Cavolo Nero. Dandelion and Watercress should be eaten raw, by either adding it to your salad, sandwich or other cooked foods. Organic Celery, Kale and Cavolo Nero can be slightly cooked either stir fried or steamed for 3 to 5 minutes. You can also add it to soups.
Ensure you purchase vegetables that have not be pre-cut for convenience as the cutting causes oxidation and loss of nutrients. Most modern women are getting fibroids because we are eating more processed and convenience foods or fresh vegetables that have oxidised, even though it may be organic.
Fibroids are also caused by hormonal imbalances. We need to be mindful of the meats we consume, especially if these have been cured with preservatices such as sodium nitrate or sodium nitrite. This is why cured meats can be kept for so long without any refridgeration.
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If left untreated, fibroids can contiue to grow both in size and in number. The heavy menstrual bleeding will become heaview and it may be accompanied by severe cramping. Even the smallest fibroids can cause large blood clots during menstruation resulting in heavy bleeding. Fibroids normally shrink on their own especially after menopause. Therefore no treatment is required unless you have unbearable symptoms.
Drinking alcohol may increase your risk for fibroids. Alcohol may also trigger inflammation. Women with severe fibroids often also have high blood pressure. As previously mentioned, we need to avoid consumption of foods high in processed salt and other chemical preservatives. We can flavour our meals naturally using herbs and spices.
Vitamin D may help reduce the risk of fibroids. This “sunshine vitamin” is naturally made when our skin is exposed to sunlight. However, those with darker complexions and living in colder climates are most likely to be deficient which is why we recommend a supplement. Those who live in warmer climates who are constantly shading themselves away from natural sunshine may also be deficient. Foods that are high in Vitamin D include egg yolks and fatty fish such as mackerel, tuna and salmon.
Consuming foods that are rich in fibre will also prevent amd slow the grouwth of fibroids. This includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, oats, lentils, beans and barley. Foods that are rich in potassium such as avocados and bananas will also help.
Consuming green tea which is high in antioxidants will help slow doen the growth of fibroids by reducing inflammation and high estrogen levels.
Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in turmeric. It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties and antioxidants. It can destroy fibrotic cells or stop them fro reproducing.
Regular exercise, including proper breathing, relaxation and eating healthy meals can help improve the symptoms asoociated with fibroids such as heavy menstruation, cramps, mood swings and depression.
Avoid sugary foods and refined carbohydrates that have added processed sugars such as white bread, white rice, white pasta and white flour. Abstain from other processed foods such as potato chips, biscuits and packaged energy bars and energy drinks. Soda and fizzy drinks should also be avoided.
If you have fibroids and would like to avoid having these surgically removed, try following our recommendations above first. A healthy food intake and lifestyle changes are the first steps to treating fibroids naturally and relieving symptoms. In many cases, fibroids do shrink and disappear without treatment. It is certainly worth making the effort to prevent or treat fibroids naturally as having fibroids, like any other illness or disease, can severely impact the quality of your life. It can lead to painful periods and depression.
Doctors can prescribe chemical drugs that shrink fibroids. However, as with any chemical medication, these will cause severe side effects such as bone loss. This is a temporary solution since the fibroids will grow back once you cease taking the medication without making positive changes to your lifestyle and eating habits.
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