Regulate Your Diet
One of the most important changes is to reduce or eliminate red meat and ham as well as processed meats from your diet. Eating these foods puts women at higher risk for developing fibroids.
Some other changes women can make:
Think green. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables like lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, green beans, and brussel sprouts. They are detoxifying and contain Vitamin K.
Lose weight. Losing weight will help to reduce the growth of fibroids. Being overweight leads to high blood pressure increasing the risk for premenopausal women.
Avoid refined carbs like white bleached flour.
Cut down on alcohol and caffeine.
Choose organic foods free from pesticides.
Easy enough to say, but life throws us curves. Major life events are associated with the growth of fibroids. Our adrenal glands release the hormone, cortisol, which increases fatty tissues leading to fibroid growth. Consequently, reducing stress will aid in reducing and shrinking fibroids.
Take up yoga and/or meditation, and do more exercise like walking or jogging to help reduce stress.
OTC Medications Can Help
The National Uterine Fibroid Foundation recently stated that anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen can not only help to manage the pain of fibroids, but they can help shrink fibroid growth.
Drink Herb Teas
Choose red raspberry and teas which contain milk thistle, dandelion root, and nettle for your afternoon tea time. Green tea is especially helpful to treat fibroids.
The goal should be to promote healthy circulation and detoxify the tissues in the uterus. A happy woman is one that can manage the pain and reduce the heavy and mid-cycle bleeding due to fibroids.