How to Naturally Prevent and Relieve Uterine Fibroids
Also known as leiomyomas, uterine fibroids are extremely common and can cause a host of problems, from extreme abdominal pain to infertility. Apart from surgery or medication, there are quite a few herbal remedies and diet changes you can make that may prevent or even rid your body of these tiny tumors.
What are Fibroids?
Fibroids are tiny non-cancerous tumors that grow within the uterine walls--when enlarged, they can lead to severe abdominal pain, cramps, heavy periods and can even reduce fertility. They range in size from a few millimeters to almost eight inches. About 75% of women will experience uterine fibroids in their lifetime. It's the reason for more than two hundred thousand hysterectomies each year.
Because fibroids can exist in women for years without any symptoms, the best medicine is prevention. However, if you've already been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or suspect them, there's still hope. In this article, we'll touch on both the prevention and the natural treatment to help your body rid these pesky growths.
How to prevent Uterine fibroids
Although some risk factors are out of your control, there are certain changes you can make to your diet to prevent and/or reduce fibroids.
1. Avoid Foods that alter hormone balance and make fibroids worse
Because their growth is mainly driven by hormone changes and their imbalance, it is important to avoid foods that contain hormones, nitrites, steroids or antibiotics. These mainly include dairy, soy, non grass-fed meats and processed meats.
2. Regularly detox and eat green vegetables
Eat lots of green vegetables as they help to detoxify the body, and rid it of harmful toxins or food additives that also increase your risk of developing fibroids. Doing a natural colon cleanse or detox every few months also helps to speed this process, and keeps the digestive system healthy.
3. Reduce caffeine and alcohol
Consuming too much alcohol reduces immune system function and disrupts hormone balance. Excess caffein is stressful on the liver and reduces its ability to keep hormones in check.
4. Consume Flaxseeds, whole grains and high-iron foods
Flaxseeds not only help to balance estrogen levels, but also help to regulate bowel movement and are packed with heart healthy omega 3's. High iron foods are beneficial to those who are already diagnosed with fibroids and experience heavy periods. Last, but not least, whole grains are the least processed foods and are very mineral rich. This too promotes healthy thyroid function and leads to healthy hormone balance.
How to naturally treat Uterine Fibroids
There are quite a few herbal options when it comes to naturally treating fibroids. You can try individual herbs like Vitex berry, Fish oil, Flaxseed oil, milk thistle, Red Maca or progesterone cream. It's possible to mix a few of these and find combination that works for you.
Another option is to use pre-formulated herbal products to treat this condition. I suggest a combination of the following products.
First, begin with the Womb Blend Tea, as this kick starts the process of regulating hormones and cleaning out blockages in the ovarian system. This herbal tea is a combination of Red Clover, Hops, Blue Violet, Chickweed, Pennyroyal, Chaparral, Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper.
Simply boil the pouch for 5 minutes in a gallon of water, then simmer for 15 minutes. Next, turn off the heat and let it sit for at least one hour before bottling and refrigerating. Honey or molasses can be added for flavor.
Drink one to two cups daily of this tea for two weeks (the gallon should be done at this point).
Next, begin drinking the Bloom Women's Reproductive Cleanse. This women's tonic is ready made and is to be taken 2oz daily before sleep (finish the bottle in 6 days). It not only combats uterine fibroids, but also helps to increase fertility, boost libido and maintain healthy hormone balance.
Bloom can be taken repeatedly until you have achieved your desired results. While the fibroids might not have disappeared completely after drinking one bottle and getting to this second step, there should definitely be some shrinkage or improvement in your condition.
Last, but not least is regular supplementation of Maca powder. Preferably Red Maca for women, however regular Maca works well too. This adaptogenic herb alleviates stress, increases energy and regulates hormone levels. It also boosts libido and fertility. It's an all round great supplement for anyone.
For the best results, be sure to combine these three steps with the recommended diet and exercise. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us in the comments below or shoot us an email. You can even call for further direction at 954 730 8894. We have nutritionalists available on hand to help answer any questions you may have.