Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Curing Uterine Fibroids, One Food At A Time

What are Fibroids?

Fibroids are tumors that develop from the smooth muscle layer of the uterus. They are the most common growths of the uterus and female pelvic organs. These compact tumors are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus. One estimation suggests that between 20 to 50 percent of women of the reproductive age have fibroids. Many women go undiagnosed. Some estimates state that up to 30 to 77 percent of women will develop fibroids sometime during their childbearing years, although only about one-third of these fibroids are large enough to be detected by a health care provider during a physical examination. 

Growth of fibroids is dependent on estrogen production. This is the reason why fibroids have the potential to enlarge during pregnancy (when increased levels of estrogen are present). After a menopausal stage fibroids can potentially regress (when there is decreased levels of estrogen). 

Fibroids can exist as a single large growth or multiple growths. They can be located on the surface of the uterus, in the wall of the uterus, or in the uterine cavity.

Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms and many women are unaware that they have them. When they do cause symptoms, it ranges from abnormal bleeding to pelvic pressure.

What are signs and symptoms of fibroids?

     1.  Abnormal menstrual cycle
  •  Abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding.
  •  Abnormally heavy menstrual periods that come more frequent than your normal cycle (less than every 28-30 days).
2.  Pelvic pain/pressure
  •   Painful menstrual periods.
  •   Pain during or after sexual intercourse.

  •   Pressure on the bladder which can cause frequent urination.
  •   Acute or severe pelvic pain from twisting of the fibroid on its stalk, or from degeneration of the fibroid.
3    3. Frequent urination or constipation

      4. Bloating/protruding belly

      5. Reproductive Dysfunction

      Foods To Avoid Eating (raises estrogen levels) 
  •       Bacon
  •       Sausage
  •       Red meats
  •       Egg yolks 
  •       Avocados
  •       Cookies and other pastries
  •       Snacks such as potato chips
  •       Dairy products (feed the tumors)
  •       Caffeine drinks (coffee, sodas)

Foods You Should Eat (known to shrink fibroids)

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Alfalfa
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Watercress
  • Beans/Lentils
  • Ginger
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Collard greens
  • Broccoli 
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Bok choy
  • Turnips
  • Radish
  • Wasabi
  • Watercress
  • Arugula
  • Horse radish
  • Cauliflower
  • Flaxseed
* Drink plenty of water- Flushes out the toxins in the body.
*Juicing additionally helps to get the benefit of all the whole fruits and vegetables at once. 

Additional Information:
The liver plays an important role in removing waste products from the body. There is some evidence to support the theory that a poorly functioning liver can contribute to the formation of uterine fibroids. Modern life introduces many chemicals and environmental toxins into the body which can overload the liver. Many juices, particularly those including fruits and vegetables with the B vitamin, can really help support and cleanse the liver.

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