First you need to know what uterine fibroids are. They are non-cancerous, benign tumors that are usually small and cause no problems. It's not until they get bigger that they are beginning causing problems.
They are pretty common so there's no reason to panic. There is no definitive reason for the creation of fibroids but there are some common factors. Bad diets full of saturated fat and low in fiber can cause them as well as stress, obesity and higher estrogen levels.
Women have a variety of options for treating fibroids. While surgery is an option, it may be easier on the body to go a different route. Over the counter medication can help take care of some symptoms of uterine fibroids, but they can not cure the fibroids themselves. Natural, holistic remedies have been shown to shrink the fibroids and even prevent them.
I'm sure you've heard the old Ben Franklin saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Consuming the correct supplements and herbs, along with a healthy diet might just be the least invasive and most productive way to prevent the fibroids in the first place. This combination makes your body so healthy that fibroids are unable to develop or thrive in it. Great news indeed!
The first thing you must do is to change the way you look at and treat your body. You have to think about it as a temple and not a compost heap. Cut out the saturated fats, caffeine, sugar and other foods that you know are not good for you.
Replace the “compost” with veggies that contain compounds that prevent higher estrogen levels like leafy greens, cabbage, celery, broccoli, peppers and carrots. These will help to level out the estrogen levels thereby eliminating existing fibroids while preventing new ones from appearing.
To help improve your immune system while lowering the risk of infection in the reproductive organs, you may want to start eating more oats and flaxseed. You may also get magnesium and calcium supplements.
In this day and age, we tend to eat too many foods high in Omega-6 and too few high in Omega 3's. Omega 6's tend to be things like vegetable oil and margarines. Just by changing the vegetable oil with olive oil and butter for the margarine, will greatly reduce your Omega 6's. Popular foods high in Omega 3's are fish like sardines and salmon. If you're not a fish lover, do not panic. Many drug and grocery stores now carry supplements rich in omega 3 fatty acids. If yours does not, just visit your local health food store.
By using the above tips, you will find yourself feeling much better. Your body will become much healthier and become toxic to fibroids. The ones you had will start slowly shrinking away and your new found hormonal balance will help prevent new ones from starting.