Thursday, February 5, 2009

water fasting, estrogen dominance, and xenoestrogens

I was looking for something else when I found this interesting page. It describes how a woman shrunk her fibroid by doing a water fast. Also has a very clear discussion of estrogen dominance and xenoestrogens. Worth looking at.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I recently came across your very interesting blog. I'm also dealing with a fibroid; mine was the size of a volleyball and weighed about 12 lbs. I don't have or want children but I don't want surgery either. I've done a lot of the things you have done with very little success. Fasting does help. I haven't had an MRI recently to see how much my tumor has shrunk, but it is definitely somewhat smaller than it was. I did a 10 day water fast and have noticed improvement. I'm in the midst of a second fast (probably about the same duration) and hope for more shrinkage.

Many fast sites tout the success of water fasting for fibroids (tumors of all sorts); you might want to do some research on your own for that.

Another thing you might want to check out is EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique. It sounds odd but it works fantastically well. There are countless web sites devoted to it, but here are a few that I got some help from:

http://www.mercola.com/forms/eftcourse1.htm

http://www.emofree.com/

There are also MANY EFT videos on YouTube; this is one I got a lot out of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvHIilsh2ug

Best of luck on your health quest; you are definitely in my thoughts/prayers. I'll be reading regularly to see how you are faring.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

The volleyball-sized fibroid sufferer (again); I thought of something else you might want to try to help get your liver in good shape. Several times a week I start the day by drinking a glass of warm water with the (freshly squeezed) juice of a single lemon in it; this does wonders to alkalize your liver. I don't do it daily as the citric acid can be tough on tooth enamel, but do give it a try. Citrus fruit in general is very helpful, but the lemon juice in water trick is really a standout. It is best to not drink or eat anything else for an hour after consuming the lemon juice/water mix.

Best of luck!

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks so much for your nice note.

Wow, volleyball size, that is really huge! From what I have read it is indeed supposed to be very difficult to shrink fibroids once they are that size. But good for you for giving it a good go!

I had heard of water fasting before but never had any direct contact with someone it worked for. I'm so glad it seems to be helping. I'm not so sure I would want to do it right now while trying to conceive, but will keep it in mind. Probably there are other readers of this site who will be interested too, so thank you!

Thanks much for the info on EFT. The hypnotherapist I saw suggested it to me too. I have gotten as far as downloading the free manual, but haven't gotten into it. It sounds very powerful though. Thanks for the nudge, and also for the links which look really helpful, especially YouTube that sounds really good.

Thanks much for the words of support and please let me know how your fasting works!

Fibroid Shrinker said...

And great idea about the lemon juice in water!

I sometimes do Japanese umeboshi (pickled plum) in water, it's also high in citric acid and alkalizing.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for your blog. I had a fibroid about the size of a fist and was very displeased with the medical office I dealt with: first word was hysterectomy. I no longer go to that office. I recently did a 10-day fast/cleanse (4 days distilled water, 2 days simple fruit only, 2 days salad greens only, 2 days steamed veggies and kasha or millet). I had a radical reduction in the size of my tumor. On self-checks I can't feel a thing, whereas before I could always feel exactly where it was and how big it was. I feel so good after doing this, especially empowered about the ability to take charge of my own health naturally. Also I think the mental benefits almost exceeded the physical benefits.

To the woman with the volleyball-sized tumor: my heart goes out to you. I'm so glad that you've found success with the fasting. Keep up the good faith and power to your health.

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Hi, thanks so much for sharing, including exactly what you did. That is very exciting! Indeed it's great to take charge of your health yourself. Hearing examples like yours is very encouraging.

Wolfie said...

I'm so glad I found this site. As I'm typing, I'm actually undergoing some heavy fibroid pain as mine is the size of a softball.
When I had read that yours was the size of a volleyball I cringed. I'm happy to see that you are taking an active stance. My sister who also suffers from Fibroids hasn't really done much except take the usual painkillers like Ibuprofen which works for me sometimes but sometimes relying on pills too much just scares me a bit.

The advice given on this site is definitely something I'm taking note of and I'm increasing my water intake. Since I have the next few days off, I'm going to attempt a water fast. I've never really fasted before so I hope I can do this.

I will be bookmarking this site since I'm relieved to see that I'm not alone in this. I have mostly male friends and they just don't understand what I'm going through...correction...what WE go through.

--Wolfie

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks so much, so glad you are finding the info on this site helpful.

I hope your pain goes away quickly.

Please do let us all know how the water fasting goes! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

My sister had a fibroid approxomately the size of a volleyball and it is almost completely gone thru fasting, lemon water, avoiding dairy products, (things that estrogen feeds on) refined sugar, caffeine, meats and eating primarilly organic vegetables, soups and fruits.
She wears a size 2-4 in pants now and thru fasting and proper food changes and prayer she avoided the surgical knife. Be encouraged,you can do it too. Thank you Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Just want to share this info that Water-only fasting really work. The detox was still working even after I broke the fast by eating fresh fruits & vegetables. I could no longer feel any solid mass on my abdomen.

I tried water-only fasting for 2 weeks this past August. After I broke the fast, I was still eating mostly fresh fruits & vegetables. In August, I went to get sonogram, the fibroid shrank by more than 30% after water-only fasting. Then in Sept and part of Oct, the detox was still ongoing because I was eating raw garlic mixed with fresh squeeze juices. I also sprinkle curry spice on all my food. Garlic & curry support the liver in the Phase II detox.

In Sept & early Oct, I had stabbing pain in the area where I had the fibroid. At first, I was scared that it was growing bigger. But it was simply detox reactions. The raw garlic I eat everyday is supposed to cut off the blood supply of tumor. Therefore, the fibroid was losing blood supply.

One week after the stabbing pain stopped, I couldn't feel any solid mass, I only felt some soreness in my right abdomen. It's been about 2 weeks now, even the soreness feeling is gone. And of course, I couldn't feel any solid mass anymore.

Besides getting rid of the large fibroid via water-only fasting, my blood pressure is lowered. It was originally around 120/70-ish. After the water-only fasting & continuing with healthy food, my blood pressure drop to 100/60-ish range. It's a 20 point reduction in blood pressure.

Water-only fasting is truly amazing. Of course, you should check out library books on Fasting before starting it. I used this book written by Bruce Fife that I borrowed from the library. It's a good book, I highly recommend it to people to treat many ailments.

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks so much for sharing the details, that's really wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm on day 8 of the master cleanse fast, that's lemon juice, maple syrup pure water(kangen water) the holistic doctor I go to, said I was able to start the fast, after many weeks of detoxing techniques already.. I don't know the measurements yet, but my tummy is visibly smaller, the largest tumor was 13 cm at the start of my treatment and has been shrinking slowly, i'd love for the fasting to rid it completely

Fibroid Shrinker said...

That's great! Thanks for sharing and please keep us posted on your further progress,

Positivity said...

Great info here. I'm 34 years old and have been battling these fibroids for over a year now. I still hope to get pregnant and so I've been researching natural methods. Has anyone checked into taking herbal remedies? If so, what seemed to work for you?

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks Positivity!
In the righthand column, check out the index -- look under Chinese herbs and Western herbs

Yuki said...

I sense that this will become one of the best blogs in the Internet. It is meaningful, to the point and a topic of great focus. I came across it today and very much look forward to blogging with everyone in here.

I have a very large fibroid right underneath where my cell phone used to be. It kept on growing bigger and bigger... but as soon as I stopped using a cell phone, it stopped growing. Now I am trying to shrink it and hopefully rid of it without abusive medical procedures.

Thank you for creating this blog and thank you everyone for being in here.

Love
Yuki

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks so much Yuki for your kind comments.
Scary about the cell phone. A male friend of mine had prostate cancer and felt that his habit of keeping his cell phone in a pocket near there, and often holding it on his lap while he drove, may have contributed.
Who knows how much the cell phone might have contributed to my fibroids. It's also not great for fertility either.
I now wear a Belly Armor belly band http://amzn.to/rdmvuW when talking on my cell phone, keep a Belly Armor blanket on my lap while at my computer http://amzn.to/qUAgUh and keep my cell phone in a radiation blocking case http://www.lessemf.com/cellphon.html
Wishing you the best of luck and please keep us posted on your shrinking progress.

Anonymous said...

I am on day 7 of a water fast, trying to shrink a fib.roid larger than a grapefruit. For the past 2 days, I have been experiencing lots of pain. in the areea of the fibroidand in my kidney area.
Is this a normal sign that they are shrinking? Have any of you lovely women experienced that?

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Good question -- anyone have any thoughts on this? (sorry for delay in posting, busy time work-wise recently)

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies,

I just came across this blog tonight...very informative. I'm in the process of trying to dissolve 9 fibroids the largest is the size of my fist. I'm 43 and 122 lbs size 2/4 and look 6 mos pregnant. I'm desperate because all the docs have told me hysterectomy is the only option.

I'm going to try the water fast....pray to God it works!

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Hello Anonymous
So glad you found the blog and are finding it helpful. Do let us know how the fasting goes. And you may want to try some of the other things mentioned in the blog...

Lioness4Judah said...

May I ask how to do the Water-only fast? Do you drink a certain amount of water at certain times of the day? Are you allowed to take supplements or the molasses or apple cider vinegar while water fasting. Also, I've heard of 7 days, 21 days, 40 days... How long should the water-only fast last to shrink fibroids? Thanks for the advice.

Anonymous said...

hi everyone. is it okay to take a lemon juice alone without maple syrup and cayenne pepper? and also have anyone heard about apple cider vinegar with baking soda and black strap molasses?

Anonymous said...

hi everyone. is it okay to take a lemon juice alone without maple syrup and cayenne pepper? and also have anyone heard about apple cider vinegar with baking soda and black strap molasses?

Tracey said...

I am on day 2 of a juice fast. Going to do 10 days. Been ttc for 4 years. Early this year docs found a polyp about 10 cm filling my womb. My op was 4 weeks ago and now I'm doing the juice fast in hope of increasing my fertility chances. I also have numerous fibroids in lining of my womb so my womb is the size of 14 week pregnancy. I am mostly staying positive, meditating and fasting. Crossing fingers it happens for us soon :-)
Thank you for a wonderful blog.
Tracey x

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks for sharing Tracey, good luck with it and let us know how it goes. Admire your fortitude!

My Body In Balance said...

Hi everyone, interesting reading, I have fibroids,the largest 10cm and i look pregnant all the time. i have a hysterectomy scheduled for 17th sept and really don't want to have it, i am at present doing the 16/8 intermittent fasting. has anyone had experience of this working as well as a total water fast? all comments gratefully received.

My Body In Balance said...

Hi everyone, interesting reading, I have fibroids,the largest 10cm and i look pregnant all the time. i have a hysterectomy scheduled for 17th sept and really don't want to have it, i am at present doing the 16/8 intermittent fasting. has anyone had experience of this working as well as a total water fast? all comments gratefully received.

Anonymous said...

Hi All,

I have numerous large fibroids and I too am probably facing a hysterectomy soon (not scheduled yet, but probably soon to be scheduled). I too have been trying to avoid surgery (for about four years now). Fibroids are truly horrible. Over the past four years, I've tried everything: veggie/raw foods diet, juice fasts, serrapetase (vitalzym), exercising, castor oil packs, herbs, green tea, coffee enemas, oil pulling, meditation, creative visualization, acupuncture, blackstrap molasses, Sedona Method. I've barely eaten any sweets, dairy or soy in years (just the occasional treat). I've yet to try a strict water fast, but am thinking of trying that too soon. Wish I had a remedy to report and share! Best of luck to all, and thank you to Fibroid Shrinker for this blog, I've read it often and it provides hope and support, your posts are so much appreciated!

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks for sharing and so sorry to hear that the things you have tried have not worked. Appreciate your kind words. Hope that you can find some way to avoid a hysterectomy. Please keep us posted.

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Hello Lioness4Judah
Sorry for overlooking your comment until now. Those are excellent questions but I am afraid I don't have the answer. You might want to check out this book on water fasting: http://amzn.to/NGkQSr

Anonymous said...

hi everyone! i have tried juice fasting with carrots and wheatgrass. It however decreased the size of my fibroids but not with so much success. I had been with the juice fast for 50 days and had been consuming fresh juices and fruits and veggies for almost 3 mos before the strict juice fast. Do you have other suggestions pls on how to shrink fibroids? I really don't want surgery. :(

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Hi Anonymous
Sorry to hear that the juice fast didn't do it. Did you try others in this top ten list? http://shrinkingfibroids.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-ten-must-do-natural-remedies-for.html

Anonymous said...

Hi im diagnosed with larger 4.3 cm fibroid and few other of small size in my uterus. I have not tried anything yet.looking to get advice from ganachologist. Im having longer periods from last month.trying to get pregnant but worrying about fibroids if they may lead to miscarriage.
Anyone pls advice something if I can get rid of them naturally without any surgeries.