The Natural Way To Treat Fibroids
Fibroid tumors are common for most women. They are usually benign, causing problems for about 30% of the women who suffer with them. Black women are three to five times more likely to develop these kinds of tumors. Women who overweight or obese are also at risk. In most cases fibroids do not need to be treated and in fact most women who have don't know that they have them. However, when they do become problematic then treatment including surgery, may be necessary.
Some women try to get them to shrink naturally, by changing their diet and exercising regularly. Naturalist or holistic doctors recommend eating more fruits and vegetables and legumes and whole grains. They also recommend steering clear of commercially produced meat, dairy and eggs because of the growth hormone fed the livestock Since estrogen is known to be part of the trigger mechanism for growing fibroids, menopause will sometimes take care of the problem.
But what to do until you get to menopause. A very popular treatment can probably be found in your kitchen. It's a drink made with apple cider vinegar and baking soda. These two compounds alkalize the body and cause a reduction in fibroids and cysts, according to proponents. Taking this mixture is said to reduce or eliminate cysts within a month, fibroids may take a little, but not much longer. Shrinking fibroids will also help to eliminate fertility problems in women who want to get pregnant. Sometimes the tumors block the fallopian tubes preventing the sperm from swimming to the egg. Proponents claim that apple cider vinegar and baking soda works to reduce excess calcium in tissues in the body. The ovaries and menses can only function properly when calcium levels are reduced.
Another kitchen combination is lemon and baking soda to accomplish similar results. While lemon or lime is more effective alkalizing potassium, apple cider vinegar is more effective on the body's metabolic rate, and this can lead to weight loss. Ideally, the apple cider vinegar and baking soda, or lemon and baking soda, should be taken three times per day, however twice a day is adequate, as well.
Other naturalists swear by black strap molasses and apple cider vinegar. The recipe is usually 2 tablespoons of natural apple cider vinegar combined with one half to one teaspoons of baking soda or molasses, dissolved in 8 ounces of water, two or three times a day. Within a couple of month, this concoction is said to regulate the menstrual cycle, and reduce heavy bleeding and virtually eliminate cramps altogether.