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Home >Uterine Fibroids (revisited) Wait Before You Cut!

Dave Foreman

Uterine Fibroids (revisited)-Wait Before You Cut!

by Dave Foreman
Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old manís concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, canít sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

Uterine fibroids are among the most common tumors in women. These non-cancerous growths of the uterus may appear during your childbearing years. Uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Most of the time, uterine fibroids aren't harmful.

What is it?

As many as three out of four women have uterine fibroids, but most are unaware of them as they often cause no signs or symptoms. Women can experience shortened menstrual cycles, fatigue, increased vaginal discharge, painful sexual intercourse, heavy periods and pain or increased pressure in the bladder or bowel. Fibroids cause problems for about one in four women, most frequently during their 30s or 40s.

Modern medicine still is unsure of what really causes fibroids to occur. The following is a short list of some of possible links:

  • Genetic alterations
  • Hormones-Fibroids contain more estrogen and estrogen receptors than do normal uterine muscle cells.
  • Other chemicals and toxins such as heavy metals and hormones.
Because modern medicine is unsure about what really causes fibroids, it also offers us little medical treatment options. Certain drug treatments and surgery take a back seat to the old "Watch and Wait". I met a woman recently who was opting for the "take it out-it isn't part of me" because she didn't want to go the natural route. Regretfully this is more often the case.

Natural medicine does offer us a few other options that aren't as toxic or invasive and can be part of your "Watch and Wait" approach. Dietary changes such as consuming more whole foods (fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and whole grains) is a great start. Removing refined foods, dairy, red meat, fried and fatty foods, salt, caffeine and alcohol will also provide you with added benefit. Since fiber is great for trapping and removing toxins, adding more fiber (total at least 35 grams per day thru diet and supplements) is one of my top recommendations.

Since one of the more popular beliefs into the cause of Uterine Fibroids is estrogen toxicity, we will begin our supplement review with those supplements that will have a balancing effect and detoxification of your hormones. Supplements like progesterone creams or herbs like chaste tree berries (Vitex) can be very helpful. Even the supplement DIM can be helpful in supporting the process of metabolizing (breaking down) estrogen into less harmful compounds.

Detoxifying herbs like milk thistle, dandelion and burdock can also be helpful. Using a box kit cleanse that supports the whole body may be an even better choice. These box kits will not only work on the liver (major detoxifying organ), but will cleanse the other systems of the body as well (lungs, kidneys, skin, lymphatic system, blood and bowels). Cleansing daily might even be a better choice for you. I love the tea Flor-Essence because it is gentle enough to be used every day.

I have had success with women who chose to fast one day per week. Fasting like this means to avoid all solid foods and focus on drinking plenty of water and herbal teas. Adding in some prayer to the fast will intensify the effects and get you on your way to feeling better more quickly.

Lastly, emotions and thoughts play an important roll in Fibroids. My favorite author in this category, Louise L. Hay, has something to say on this subject. I love to use her book Heal Your Body as my reference for emotional links to physical illnesses. In it, Louise mentions the following Probable Cause for Fibroid Tumors in women: "Nursing a hurt from a partner. A blow to the feminine ego." If this is possible in you, the New Thought Pattern should be: "I release the pattern in me that attracted this experience. I create only good in my life." Most of you reading this paragraph think I have lost my mind. I can honestly say I haven't. Being able to look inside yourself is key to the spirituality part of my 4 Pillars of Health. If you have tried everything else, what have you got to lose? If you haven't, you should be doing this anyway.

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