Did you know that some studies report that by the time a white woman is 70 years old that she has a 50% chance of getting fibroids. And if you’re a black woman, that statistic is as high as 80%?
Those are some pretty alarming statistics, right?
It’s the reason why I created my free Fibroid 411 Guide that will give you even more tools that just may help.
And while not all women feel their fibroids, I did. And here’s the kicker: I found out by accident. I had taken myself to the emerg one evening and lucky for me the radiologist was still there so I could get a transvaginal ultrasound. Hours later and I was given the “everything looks normal!” diagnosis and was sent home stuffing my ultrasound report in my purse as I yawned my way home.
The next day, when I looked at the report, I noticed that I had an intramural and a subserosal fibroid. Why on EARTH wouldn’t my doctor tell a woman who was complaining of pelvic pain that she had fibroids? Was it just missed? Did he not think it was important to let me know about it?
I don’t really have the answer but I do want to help you understand how I shrunk mine and…
How you can shrink your fibroids naturally.
Now I’m not saying that this is possible in all cases. I’ve seen women with some incredibly large fibroids that require surgery (in fact, I do plan to create a video on that in the future). I will say that no matter how big your fibroids are, addressing the causative factors are still incredibly important – even after surgery which doesn’t just “fix” the problem.
Here is a breakdown of the tools that can help you shrink your fibroids naturally:
1) Fibroids are A SYMPTOM not the root cause.
And with that said, there is never just ONE root cause, rather there are causative factors. I always tell the women I work with that the body is like a symphony. When one part of the body isn’t doing well, the rest of the symphony will suffer.
But if you’re like the many women who DM me on Instagram you may have thought, “what supplement can I take for my fibroids?” Thing is, it just doesn’t work that way. Frankly there is no silver bullet so we can’t address it as such.
2) Excess estrogens are part of the fibroid profile.
And there are MANY reasons for this like: an imbalanced digestive system (constipation especially where estrogens aren’t getting eliminated), copper excess (since many of our homes have copper piping), and low levels of progesterone.
One of my favourite supplements for estrogen detoxification is BroccoProtect which helps to up-regulate phase II liver detoxification of estrogen which is often sluggish in people.
Canadians you can get BroccoProtect here.
Americans you can get BroccoProtect here.
But speaking of progesterone support is always key but if you’re not seeing an improvement, you need to factor in that stress is 1000% a part of the picture because cortisol (the hormone released in response to stress), when chronic, will consume progesterone.
And speaking of stress…
3) Get your sleep!
Women are statistically proven to be sleep-deprived. Watching Netflix or being locked on your devices is horrendous for your ability to fall and get into a deep sleep and this will 100% impact your stress levels. When I see women in a hyper reactive fight-or-flight state, I’ll ask them, “Are you tired?”
And nine times out of ten, the answer is yes.
So please get your sleep and if you struggle with sleep, incorporate some yoga nidra daily (Which isn’t actually exercise! You’re simply laying there listening to a guided mediation). One of my favourite ways to find great yoga nidra recordings is through the Insight Timer App.
4) The importance of poop
If you’re not pooping at least once per day, then you’re storing estrogens and toxicity that need to be eliminated. Increase your water (and add a pinch of high quality sea salt to it for mineral and adrenal support) to at least half of your body weight. For example, if you weight 140lbs you would need to be consuming 70oz of water daily.
Still bunged up? Increase your fibre intake daily by upping your vegetables and decrease the level of refined carbs. Your veggies (specifically green ones) should make up 50% of your plate. And if you need added support, add in a fibre supplement that’s a blend of soluble and insoluble fibre.
And lastly, if you’re not on an enzyme that has HCl on it, please make sure you get on it because you need to be assimilating the nutrients from your food. I suggest taking one capsule of Digestzymes at every main meal.
Canadians you can get Digestzymes here.
Americans you can get Digestzymes here.
5) Consider getting your minerals tested to assess how to safely introduce iodine.
Okay this is a BIG ONE. Under no circumstances am I telling you to take an iodine supplement because frankly it can be dangerous to your thyroid, however I am suggesting you entertain the thought of getting your minerals tested. We offer this as an upgrade in my hormone membership program Sexy Lady Balls via Hair Trace Mineral Analysis (HTMA) testing (members can access this service after they purchase the base membership in our ‘shop’ section).
I truly believe that people in North America are deficient in iodine. Sufficient iodine intake can help to promote the healthy detoxification of estrogens.
But again, this has to be done SAFELY!
6) Detox your beauty bag and home!
Imagine spending a ton of money on supplements but they don’t work because you’re re-toxing every day by what you put on your skin, or what you’re using to clean your home?
If this thought sounds completely inundating, start slowly, because baby steps are still huge steps. For beauty and skincare I am a huge fan of BeautyCounter which has an incredible line of products to choose from.
Alright you! That’s it! If you loved this video then make sure to SHARE it! And don’t forget to download my free Fibroid 411 Guide and keep your eyes peeled because I’ll send you even more tools your way when you do.
Until next time, see ya!