So what are fibroids????
Fibroids are non- cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. It’s also important to mention fibroids is an estrogen dominant disorder.
What does that mean??? That means that level of estrogen out weighs the level of progesterone in the body.
What causes a higher level of estrogen to produce?
The answer to this is many. A lot of factors play a role in estrogen dominance.
1. Stress- When we stress our body uses progesterone to manufacture what’s called cortisol (the stress hormone) as a result leaves us with an excess of good ol’ estrogen.
2. Our diets: Certain meats, greedy foods, processed foods have hidden amounts of estrogen.
3. Birth control contraceptives: Some birth control pills contains high amounts of estrogen, not only does this put you at risk for estrogen dominance but it also places you at higher risk for things like breast cancer and cervical cancer.
4. Alcohol: Anytime you have alcohol in the blood it raises your estrogen levels.
So how do we fix this???
We aim to correct the estrogen dominance!
By, Improving your diet, decreasing your alcohol intake, increase your fiber, improve your mineral intake. Magnesium is an important mineral to help detoxify estrogen excess. Certain herbs can help to improve mineral deficiency- my favorite is nettles! Start to exercise! Eat more veggies! Vegetables contain indol-3-carbinol, a constituent that helps the liver to metabolize excess estrogen.
And of course herbal teas and yoni steaming!
Herbs to explore: Red clover, nettles, vitex and raspberry leaf.