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Shrink Fibroid Tumors Naturally

By | November 18th, 2018 | Modified - March 1st, 2019
Shrink Fibroid Tumors Naturally
Shrink Fibroid Tumors Naturally

Fibroids

Fibroids are tumors in the female reproductive system, and doctors also call them leiomyomas or myomas.

They are compact and tough tumors of smooth muscle cells, and tumors of fibrous connective tissue in the uterus.

A tumor is the abnormal growth of a tissue, and fibroids or “uterine leiomyomas” are benign.

Benign tumors stay localized to a given area and therefore don’t spread to other areas.

Rarely, there is an association with fibroids and cancer. A tumor becomes cancerous when the tumor spreads to and infects other areas of the body.

Uterine sarcomas are cancerous tumors, and fortunately they are a small percentage of fibroid cases.

99 percent of U.S. fibroid cases were benign tumors and not cancerous. This study[1] showed a 0.44% cancer rate.

Women In The U.S. With Fibroids

It is fortunate most fibroid cases are not cancerous because a large number of women in the U.S. have fibroids.

These studies[2][3] estimate that 20%–40% of women in their reproductive years have fibroids. The number increases from the onset of menstruation and slows with age after menopause.

The number also varies by race for U.S. women.

This study[4] showed that 60% of African-American women by age 35 had fibroids, and the number increased to 80% by age 50. In contrast 40% of Caucasian women had fibroids by age 35. The number increased to 70% by age 50.

This smaller study[5] of women ages 18-30 also showed significant variations across ethnicity.

African-American women had the highest percentage of fibroids at 25.5%. Caucasian women 7.5%, East Asian women, 5.8%, South Asian women 5.5%, and Hispanic women 4.2%.

What Causes Fibroids?

Since fibroids rarely appear before the first occurrence of menstruation and regress after menopause, evidence supports excessive production of estrogen promotes fibroid growth.[6][7]

Increased rates of fibroids correlates positively with increased amounts of urinary estrogens and androgens[8]

Eating diets high in meat and dairy increase estrogen levels in the body and support fibroid growth. Environmental pollutants also contribute to increase fibroid rates.

African-American women are more likely to sprinkle baby powder (talcum powder) on their genitals, which doubles the odds of developing fibroids. [9]

Internal memos showed Johnson & Johnson knew about the cancer risk but still decided to target African Americans.[10]

Vitamin D insufficiency leads to increased fibroid rates. In clinical studies, vitamin D inhibited fibroid cell growth, and shrank fibroid tumors.[11][12]

This study13 found 80% of African-American women had deficient or inadequate vitamin D levels, compared to  only 20% of white women.

Fibroid Symptoms

Many women who have fibroids don’t display any symptoms, or only have mild symptoms. Other women have more intense symptoms. Common uterine fibroid symptoms include:

  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
  • Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain caused by pressure tumors put on pelvic organs
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain during intercourse

Shrink Fibroid Tumors Naturally

1. Have Proper Vitamin D Levels:

The Institute of Medicine recommended the blood serum level be 20 ng/ml. This study[14] indicated this level was too low and should be 30 ng/ml.

This study[15] challenged the 30 ng/ml recommendations and suggested the blood serum level be 50 ng/ml. The study found that traditional populations of East Africa had a mean blood serum vitamin D level of 46 ng/ml or 115 nmol/L.

-Darker Skin People Require Longer Sun Exposure To Make Needed Vitamin D

Darker skin people have to stay in the sun for longer periods of time compared to white or lighter-skin people to make adequate amounts of vitamin D.

The darker skin developed in a warmer sunnier climate and allowed darker skin people to stay in the sun for longer periods of time.

Darker skin offered increased protection from the sun’s UV radiation, but also caused people with darker skin to produce vitamin D at a slower rate.

Read More:

Vit D Levels – What Should Your Vitamin D Hormone Level Be? »

Vitamin D From The Sun: Darker Skin Needs More Sun Exposure To Make The Optimal Level »

What Is Vitamin D? Vitamin D Benefits »

2. Eat An Alkaline Plant Based Diet

Women who ate vegetarian diets had lower estrogen levels. Lower estrogen levels lead to lower fibroid levels, and also to lower breast cancer rates. High estrogen levels trigger increased rates in both.

“The incidence of breast cancer among vegetarian women (Seventh Day Adventists) is 60 to 80 percent of the incidence among American women in general, and the incidence among women in Africa and Asia is even lower.[16]

Women who ate plant based centered diets excreted more fecal estrogen, which decreased the levels of estrogen in the body. This was nearly triple the the output of women who ate meat.[16]

Women who ate meat held on to more estrogen.

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-Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide

I do recommend eating an alkaline plant based diet, based on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide. All plant foods are not equal, even though in general they all offer more cancer protection than meat, dairy, and processed foods.

The plant foods on the guide are based on natural non-hybrid plant foods, and least detrimental plant foods.

They help keep the body in a state of homeostasis and optimal function by keeping the blood at a slightly alkaline 7.4pH.

Read More: Alkaline Body – Do You Need One? »

Learn more about health and vitality supporting foods on the Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide. »

3. Use Natural Herbs

Women have successfully shrunk fibroids eating foods from the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide, and taking herbs used in the Dr. Sebi methodology.

You can gain a comprehensive understanding of the herbs used in Dr. Sebi’s methodology, and how to use them by reading my herbal book, Alkaline Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Sebi’s Office offers two herbal products that help rejuvenate the vaginal canal, balance estrogen levels, reduce inflammation in the vaginal canal and uterus, and shrink fibroids:

  1. Estro
  2. Uterine Wash & Oil

4. Exercise

Women who exercise 7 or more hours a week have a lower risk of having fibroids than women who do not.[17]

Watch this animated video about how an alkaline plant based diet supports healing, health, and vitality. »

Sources

[1] Frequency of uterine sarcomas in patients admitted for uterine fibroid surgery.
[2] Ryan GL, Syrop CH, Van Voorhis BJ. Role, epidemiology, and natural history of benign uterine mass lesions. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2005;48:312–324.
[3]Wallach EE, Vlahos NF. Uterine myomas: an overview of development, clinical features, and management. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;104:393–406.
[4] Uterine fibroids: current perspectives.
[5] Racial and ethnic differences in uterine fibroid prevalence in a diverse cohort of young asymptomatic women (18-30 yo)
[6] Rein MS, Barbieri RL, Friedman AJ. Progesterone: a critical role in the pathogenesis of uterine myomas. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995;172(1 Pt1):14–18.
[7] Andersen J. Growth factors and cytokines in uterine leiomyomas. Semin Reprod Endocrinol. 1996;14(3):269–282.
[8] Jung BH, Bai SW, Chung BC. Endogenous urinary steroids in premenopausal women with uterine leiomyomas. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2004 Jan;84(1):55-60.
[9] Faerstein E, Szklo M, Rosenshein NB. Risk factors for uterine leiomyoma: a practice-based case-control study. II. Atherogenic risk factors and potential sources of uterine irritation. Am J Epidemiol. 2001;153(1):11-9.
[10] Johnson’s Baby Powder 8/5/92.
[11] Bläuer M, Rovio PH, Ylikomi T, Heinonen PK. Vitamin D inhibits myometrial and leiomyoma cell proliferation in vitro. Fertil Steril. 2009;91(5):1919-25.
[12] Halder SK, Sharan C, Al-hendy A. 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 treatment shrinks uterine leiomyoma tumors in the Eker rat model. Biol Reprod. 2012;86(4):116.
[14] R Vieth. Why the minimum desirable serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level should be 75 nmol/L (30 ng/ml). Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Aug;25(4):681-91.
[15] M F Luxwolda, R S Kuipers, I P Kema, D A Dijck-Brouwer, F A Muskiet. Traditionally living populations in East Africa have a mean serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration of 115 nmol/l.
[16] Goldin BR, Adlercreutz H, Gorbach SL, Warram JH, Dwyer JT, Swenson L, Woods MN. Estrogen excretion patterns and plasma levels in vegetarian and omnivorous women. N Engl J Med. 1982 Dec 16;307(25):1542-7.
[17] Association of physical activity with development of uterine leiomyoma.

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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