Fibroids And Diet

Fibroids and diet can be intrinsically linked. What you eat can have a huge impact on your overall health and the same applies where fibroids are concerned.  Certain foods can be very beneficial if you have fibroids, whereas others can aggravate an existing condition, causing further growth or even be implicated in the formation of fibroids.

I often say, don’t be too “hung up” on single factors as the “fibroids puzzle” is a complicated one and experts generally believe that fibroids grow in response to a number of primary and secondary factors which interact with our unique genetic make-up.  However, if you were going to change just one thing to help your condition, altering what you eat can arguably have the greatest impact.

A quote made by Amanda Leto, the creator of Fibroids Miracle:-

“The first and  one of the most important measures you should take to achieve a uterine fibroid-free environment (where all symptoms of fibriods abate and uterine fibroid formation stops and is prevented) is to change your diet.

While some women are genetically predisposed to develop uterine fibroids and their related symptoms than others, what you eat influences your genes.  Thus by changing your diet you can change the expression of your genes and thus gain a tremendous improvement.”

In general, a diet which is high in refined carbohydrates, processed foods, acidic and toxic foods which lacks known “healthy” foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables affects the chemical processes within the cells, contributes to hormonal imbalances, impairs digestion and prevents the normal elimination of toxins.  A poor diet can also cause insulin resistance.

Foods Which Can Aggravate Fibroids

  • Conventional dairy products
  • White sugar
  • Refined carbohydrates and refined grains
  • Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils
  • Gluten grains
  • Conventional red meat and fatty meat
  • Egg whites
  • Soy
  • Processed foods
  • Alcohol and caffiene
  • A recent 10 year Italian study analysed the diet of hundred of women and indicated that what they ate had a tremendous influence on the development of fibroids.  Women who ate the most red meats and dairy products were more likely to develop fibroids, whereas green vegetables and certain other foods had a preventative and protective effect.

    Most of us know what the principles of a healthy diet are and in general, having a common sense approach is a great starting point.  Think “moderate” when it comes to portion size and calorie intake, even if you are not overweight as overloading your digestive system is not helpful.

    You should aim to eat organic foods where possible, avoiding environmental pollutants and eating the best quality foods you can.

    Fibroid-Friendly Foods

  • Fruits
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Sprouts (such as alfalfa, barley, watercress and millet)
  • Non-starchy vegetables
  • Lean organic meats
  • Organic fish (ensure it is pollutant-free)
  • Wholegrains
  • Beans
  • Brown rice
  • Nuts and seed
  • Herbs and leaves
  • Garlic
  • Along with dietary modification, there are a number of other steps you will need to take to achieve a fibroid-free environment. These include detoxification, hormonal balancing, cleansing, exercise, relaxation and the use of carefully chosen dietary supplements. You can find full details at Fibroids Miracle.

    Read more about Natural Fibroid Treatment.