Daily Observer (Jamaica)
Treating fibroids NATURALLY
to maintain a healthy weight, thus reducing the risk of fibroids.
Clinical studies have shown that eating too much red meat and drinking large amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of fibroids. So it is best to remove or restrict these in the diet. In addition, reducing or eliminating refined carbohydrates or sugary foods will reduce the risk of fibroids. These foods increase blood sugar levels which cause the body to produce excess insulin which may play a part in triggering or worsening fibroids.
It should also be noted that white flour and rice, pasta, sodas, sugary drinks, baked goods, chips and water crackers are central in helping to increase insulin levels. On the other hand, fibre-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables will help to curb the appetite, balance hormones and prevent excess weight gain which will in turn help to reduce fibroids. Other foods such as whole grains, lentils and beans, brown rice, dairy products, quinoa and dried fruit may also be helpful in the fight against fibroids.
Some studies have shown that the risk of fibroids may be increased if the intake of vitamins A and D in the body is low. Therefore, increasing the amount of vitamins A and D in the diet is very important in treating fibroids naturally.
Also, supplementing with some of the B vitamins will also help to reduce some of the symptoms of fibroids.
Studies involving fibroids have also shown that there may be a link between high blood pressure and fibroids. Therefore, managing high blood pressure will help to reduce the risk of fibroids.
Herbal remedies may also be helpful in the treatment of fibroids and their symptoms. These include green teas. It has been shown that the bioflavonoids in green tea may help to reduce the size and the number of fibroids. This may be due to its ability to reduce inflammation and toxins in the body. In addition, herbs such as vervine and shepherd’s purse have been shown to reduce the growth of fibroids and balance the hormones. Bitter herbs such as cerasee encourage the expulsion of these fibroid cells through the colon. In addition, castor oil can also be taken to reduce constipation. Persistent constipation can worsen fibroids.
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“The highlight of the week for me was wearing a little black dress that I hadn’t worn in a long time as it had gotten a little tight,” she said excitedly. “I also noticed that although my skin was glowing, I had a little acne breakout on my face, but I tend to get those around the time of my cycle, so I’m not overly concerned.”
She has also been faithful to her exercise routine, despite the menstrual discomfort.
“It’s been going good with outdoor walks and hikes with my morning workout crew and some at home exercises from Youtube,” she updated us. “I still need to do some more squats, though, as I’m trying to keep as much of my butt as possible, which I tend to lose some of when I lose weight.”
Her goal for week three is to continue steadily with her diet like she did this week, and add some more cardio to her workout.
“I’m also contemplating doing an ionic foot detox, or something of that nature, but I will consult with Mr Grant first,” she said. “I’m also looking forward to the weigh-in to see what my progress has been like. Overall, I’m making progress and would encourage anyone to just do it — the journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step.”
You can also track Tamara’s #Journeyto135 in video format on Youtube at ‘The Trailblazers with Tamara Mckayle’.