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1. Avoid Foods that Make It Worse
High-Fat, Processed Meats. High-fat, processed meats are some of the worst food choices for women when it comes to fibroids. Foods high in unhealthy fats like non-organic meats are processed meats can increase inflammation levels and often contain chemical additives. (Think hamburgers and processed breakfast sausages.) When you eat beef, you should always opt for grass-fed beef.
Conventional Dairy. Non-organic dairy is very high in steroids and other chemicals that can alter hormones and encourage the development and growth of fibroids.
Refined Sugar. Consuming refined sugar can increase pain and reduce immune function in the body. It may also lead to weight gain and hormonal imbalance, two factors that encourage the development of fibroids. Studies have even shown that a high dietary glycemic index is associated with higher risk of uterine fibroids in some women. (3)
I've read that there is a benefit to having heavy periods.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: proloz
I too was a candidate for ablation. I choose not to do it. Read all the things that can go wrong and really think if you are ok with any of those scenarios. It may not happen to you but it might. As i've gotten older I will say that things have gotten much much better and I'm glad of the choice I've made. I've read that there is a benefit to having heavy periods. Most of us have too much iron and menstruation and donating blood is a good way to get rid of it. Look into natural remedies too.