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Natural Treatment for Fibroids
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

There are many great herbs and foods to decrease fibroids.

Fibroids are high in estrogen receptors, so balancing estrogen and progesterone is the cornerstone of treatment.  I recommend a hormone test to measure the estrogen and progesterone levels, specifically the 24 hr. urine hormone test.

Treatment Goals

Increase liver clearance of estrogen:

  • eat at least one large serving a day of brassica family (broccoli etc) or supplement with DIM 2 x day
  • calcium d glucurate 500 mg 2 x day
  • freshly ground flax seeds 2 tbsp daily
  • B6 250 mg/ day
  • herbs to support phase 2 detox of the liver- milk thistle, rosemary, schizandra (I like medi-herb liv-co)

Reduce estrogen and other toxic exposure from environment:

  • organic food and pure water (pesticides and conventional animal products may contain synthetic estrogens)
  • no birth control pills
  • natural cleaners/ cosmetics
  • natural feminine hygiene products

Support progesterone production with vitex or bio-identical progesterone cream (hormone creams only after testing)

Anti inflammatory support for the uterus (curcumin, boswellia, fish oils, neural therapy)

Lymphatic support to reduce congestion (calendula, poke root, massage, exercise, neural therapy)

If excess bleeding is present use herbs to reduce bleeding, and test for hemoglobin and ferritin status

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