Like chocolate lol High in magnesium, that is why we crave it around period time, well i used to, i'll have to think up another excuse now. lol.
How about relaxation of the coronary artery to prevent heart arrhythmias and angina, and along with the high antioxidant content for overall heart health?
I believe you're right there spud. My sister said the doctor told her that tumors are solid and cysts are liquid filled, to put it simply. No clue if that is true or not. By 'solid' I don't mean hard, but that it doesn't have a liquid center to it.
This is true Mama, it is widely accepted that cysts are considered fluid filled and fibroids are solid. There are also tumors that are made up of fatty tissue, these are also benign.
Yes, lipomas. Warts and keloids are also benign tumors.
When people hear the word 'tumor' they often think of cancer, and this can be very missleading if not corrected.
I agree. There are malignant tumors and benign tumors, which are vastly different.
Uterine fibroids and fibrocystic breast disease, although not cancer, are still very serious conditions that need to be treated. I'm sure Hv will have some good herbal options for these conditions, but the ones that I have used personally, and which have worked very well, are the iodine protocol for FBD, adaptogenic herbs, such as maca and jiaogulan, anti-inflamatory herbs, DE, and having a diet that based on good organic produce, where possible, little or no refined carbs, sugar and wheat products. I do eat red meat for iron and protein, but small amounts.
Yes, meats tend to be loaded with estrogens. Same with a lot of diary products. Therefore these should be limited and organically grown/produced used to reduce estrogen exposure.
Plenty of water , all day , everyday. (goes without saying for most of us here). :)
I am so proud of you.
Hi MamaCatPatch, there are doctors that call uterine fibroids, 'fibroid tumors', these are not cancerous, but benign growths of fibroid tissue in the uterus. They can cause a lot of pain and heavy bleeding (this is what I had). They can sometime grow very large, and can cause infertility in many women.
I wonder if some doctors deliberatly use the word 'tumor', to try and frighten women into having surgery. This is a cynical view, but when dealing with doctors, I've become a very cynical person.
They really could be either one. Cysts are fluid filled sacs and tumors are solid. Both can occur in the uterus, but a biopsy would be the best way to determine which one it really is. Of biopsies have their own problems so I still think focusing on getting the hormones down should be the primary focus to help shrink whatever it is.
Ultrasound scans are able to tell if the fibroid is solid or fluid filled, so most of the time a biopsy is unnecessary, this is also the same for breast cysts or fibroids.
Yes, they use ultrasound for this but I am not convinced of what you can really tell with it. It is like watching a movie on a static filled screen. Making out images can be a bit of a problem.
The one thing that makes me wonder if they are right about it being a tumor is the size. That sounds as if it is awfully large for a cyst.
I agree about the biopsies. I don't like them at all. And i think they are done way more than they should be. Like for every suspected lump in a woman's breast. More often they are fibroids or calcifications than malignancies. T hat is why I recommended just focusing on the hormones rather than doing a biopsy.
As far as the mammograms I would like to see more thermography used in its place as well as better development of HCG based cancer tests.
The uterus, breast and ovaries all need iodine to function properly. I had large uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian cysts. I increased my iodine intake to 50mg - 100mg per day for 6 months, and I now have no uterine fibroids, no FBD and no ovarian cysts. I still have 25mg of iodine per day as a maintenance dose, because I am prone to these problems.
Yes, iodine is also a great idea. I still prefer herbal sources though and in this case would go with the black walnut hull since it is also a mitosis inhibitor. This can help further slow down the growth of the tumor. At least use the black walnut in conjunction with another iodine source so you get the mitosis inhibition.
The tumor is most likely being hormonally "fed". Therefore I recommend focusing on balancing the hormones more than anything. The bitters are a great start, and B vitamins are very important. Phytoestrogens and building up the intestinal flora will also help a lot. If you have a copy of my hormone balance write up have her read it. If you don't have a copy I can send you one.
As for can hormones cause acid reflux, the answer is sort of. Hormone imbalances can cause issues with the gallbladder. Estrogen increases cholesterol secretion in to the gallbladder while progesterone causes gallbladder stasis. Gallbladder issues in turn can cause acid reflux symptoms. The bitter and fiber should reduce this.