The issue of fibroids has come up multiple times lately in my private Facebook group, Finding Peace with Endo. It seems it’s a common issue with endometriosis. The inquires prompted me to look into how to naturally shrink fibroids without surgery.
If you’ve been following the blog here over the past year, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Anthony William, otherwise known as Medical Medium. His books have helped me tremendously on my healing journey. I’ve experienced great results from his suggestions, and have seen many in my network having success too!
I came across a podcast he did recently where he talked more about the underlying cause of fibroids along with some suggestions on how to manage them naturally. (You can listen to that here).
I’ve included some of his advice below, along with other suggestions that I’ve picked up from other endo sisters along the way.
#1. Nettle Leaf
Nettle leaf is a powerful herb with many benefits. It’s a powerful immune boosting agent that contains biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation and interfere with your body’s production of inflammatory prostaglandins, which play a key role in both fibroid and endometriosis pain.
There are chemicals in nettle’s leaves that interfere with the way that your nerves send pain signals. This results in less feelings of pain and makes this herb a good choice for pain relief.
I’ve been drinking Nettle tea every day and have seem positive effects. This is the tea I drink.
The herb Melissa, or lemon balm leaf, has high levels of antioxidants which substantially increases its ability to heal and work effectively. It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Lemon balm contains a compound called terpene that helps to calm your nervous system. It also supports your digestive tract.
#3. Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry leaf is commonly considered a reproductive tonic. It has been found to provide relief for PMS, cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding due to a compound it contains called ferulic acid.
To note: Raspberry leaf can go either way with endometriosis. It could help or hurt. Unfortunately I experienced the latter, but that’s not everyone’s experience. I’ve heard many ladies say that it helped them a lot. Always listen to your body when introducing new supplements or herbs.
Turmeric is a staple in the healing world, especially within Ayurveda. It has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant since ancient times. It’s a blood purifier and can help to regulate menstrual cycles.
A fellow endo sister in my Facebook group shared how turmeric helped her to significantly reduce a uterine fibroid. She took a teaspoon of turmeric in warm water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning.
I’ve also heard that turmeric is more effective when taken with black pepper. The main component in turmeric, curcumin, which is what holds anti-inflammatory properties. When you ingest turmeric with black pepper, you increase the amount of the curcumin your body can absorb and use.
So, if you cook with it, make sure to add both turmeric and black pepper.
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#6. Avoid Dairy & Eggs
According to Anthony William’s podcast on fibroids, he suggests avoiding both dairy and eggs which feed the growth of uterine fibroids.
Both dairy and eggs are common food allergies, so they can cause digestive distress and endo pain as well. Best to stay away.
#7. Add in Fruits & Veggies
The foods Anthony specifically recommends to help shrink fibroids include: asparagus, leafy greens, apples, celery, papaya, berries, mangoes, bananas, cucumbers, and winter squash.
On the Positive Side?
Anthony shared a story of a woman who was able to shrink a huge uterine fibroid by following the suggestions I’ve shared here. I’ve heard other stories of success from other endo sisters too.
Please know that surgery isn’t the only way. Surgery does a number on your body and immune system, so if you can avoid it all the better.
Have you had success naturally shrinking uterine fibroids? Any suggestions I missed?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.