Heavy periods and painful cramps suck. A major cause of these symptoms is uterine fibroids. Fibroids seem to linger amongst women and especially in the African American community. Some of our favorite foods are the main culprits and we have to finally stop to pay attention, or be forced to go into early menopause, have our uterus completely taken out or go under the knife.
If you opt for neither of those, listen up, cause there may be a way to eliminate and shrink uterine fibroids completely naturally:
Avoid Foods & Environmental Toxins That Make Fibroids Worse
According to Dr. Axe, in order to shrink uterine fibroids, you have to start with eliminating certain foods from your diet. Those items include:
- High-Fat, Processed Meats
- Conventional Dairy
- Refined Sugar
- Refined Carbohydrates
- Pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, bleach, food preservatives, harmful cleaners (even certain eco-cleaners) and food dyes.
You’ll also want to opt for natural, unbleached feminine care products as well as organic body care products and makeup.
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Eat & Consume Foods That Help Relieve Fibroids
Believe it or not, there are certain foods that can help aid in the process of eliminating and relieving fibroids. These are food to incorporate into your diet:
- Organic Foods
- Green Leafy Vegetables
- Beta Carotene-Rich Foods like Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale & Spinach
- High-Iron Foods like Grass-Fed Beef & Legumes
- Whole Grains like Millet, Spelt, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Rye & Oats
- Herbal Teas Made with Chasteberry, Milk Thistle, Yellow Dock, Dandelion Root, Nettle & Red Raspberry
Eating mostly organic foods may help to prevent and shrink fibroids because organic products are grown and made without the use of chemical pesticides. Organic green leafy vegetables have many anti-inflammatory effects, so they may discourage the growth of fibroids in a woman’s body. These vegetables are rich in vitamin K, which aid in blood clotting and help control menstrual bleeding. Since hormonal balance is key to natural fibroid treatment, you want to reduce your pesticide intake as much as possible.
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Turn To The Essentials & Try Supplements That Aid In Fibroid Reduction
Introducing essential oils and supplements can aid in the reduction of fibroids, however always make sure to consult with your doctor about the supplements you plan on incorporating into your diet to ensure