On Going Natural to Heal Fibroids
It’s taken me a while to actually sit down and write this post. Mostly because I know how sensitive a subject fibroids, pcos, endometriosis and infertility can be.
They can be like that pink elephant in the room we try to sweep under the rug. Knowing that neither the broom nor the rug are big enough to cover the issue.
No matter how tough it is I know it has to be done.
Far too few women of color are speaking on it while far too many sisters are suffering. Fibroids and other reproductive issues are often symptom-less (meaning, many women have them and don’t know it), but when there are symptoms, they can be debilitating.
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in and around the uterus. While they can cause discomfort, women are often given very limited, yet extreme options for getting rid of them.
Did you know that almost 600,000 women are getting hysterectomies every year ? That is a staggering statistic! Not only are we having our wombs – the most sacred space – removed, it’s not even fixing the problem. Many women’s fibroids, cysts, and endometriosis come right back after hysterectomy.
I’ve worked through my own healing for years. After dealing with severe cramping, heavy bleeding, and hospital visits every month I just couldn’t take it anymore. I found out that I had endometriosis and could’ve been infertile forever. I knew I had to do something about it because I wasn’t ready to let the doctor’s “only option” attitude become my reality.
I didn’t like the idea of taking in toxins, like birth control or synthetic hormones, to mask the problem and I definitely wasn’t going to lose my uterus. I had played with the idea of natural healing before but it was time to get serious.
Disease is not caused or cured overnight.
Lasting healing is like taking a lifelong journey within yourself. You’ll always be uncovering, renewing, restoring and getting back in alignment. Unlike the fast and furious, “cut out the problem” approach in western medicine, self-healing is designed to reintroduce you to your body and restore the body’s ability to heal itself.
It’s like giving your car a tune-up.
You’re flushing your body of years of toxic buildup and replenishing the nutrients it needs to run like a well-oiled machine.
Be patient with your process.
Because the body is totally connected, when you heal one part, you create a domino effect throughout your systems. Eating better foods to get rid of your fibroids, cramps or hormonal imbalance will also help your liver, heart and give you clear, beautiful skin.
Good in, Good out. Healing is heightened in a clean body.
One thing you’ll learn on your journey is that what you put in your body will either enhance or defeat your efforts. Many of the foods, including “healthy” foods, that we eat have a negative effect on fibroids and reproductive disorders.
Foods like wheat, rice (even brown rice), beans, soy, and sugar are highly estrogenic. These foods contain chemicals called phytoestrogens which mimic estrogen in the body. While they can be beneficial in very small amounts, it’s important to limit their use while you’re healing fibroids.
Other more obvious foods like fried foods, processed foods, canned food, and refined sugar should be avoided altogether. Conventionally grown veggies should be washed thoroughly since pesticides and herbicides are estrogenic as well.
Did you know that your household cleaners, air fresheners, even some hair products contain synthetic estrogens?
Substitute, don’t sacrifice.
I know you must be thinking “what can I use/eat?!” There are lots of options for switching to a low estrogen lifestyle for sustained health. I’ve been switching things out in baby steps and it’s really helped with not feeling like I’m sacrificing so much. I shared some easy ways to start the transition in this post. I also included a low-estrogen food list in the bonus materials that come with the Queen Maintenance Kit. You can order that here.
Another lifestyle change is embracing your natural, kinky curls. While most of us have moved away from relaxer, some just can’t get with the kinks However, science has pointed to a connection between fibroids and relaxers.
Keep in mind that “natural” is much more than a hairstyle. It’s a really rewarding lifestyle and comes with all kinds of benefits. Be sure that you approach it as a journey. You don’t have to take every step at once, but one step at a time is far better than standing still or walking backward.
“Every patient has her own doctor inside”
– Albert Schweitzer
Do you trust yourself to heal yourself? At the end of the day, that’s what matters. Healing naturally is all about your beliefs, and how they affect your choices. Not only the foods you eat, or the chemicals you use but also the actions and mindset you choose to carry toward healing.
A doubtful mindset will almost always create lackluster actions and minimal results at best. A positive, uplifted mindset coupled with discipline and faith will send powerful energy into your body and into the universe that you are ready for your divine responsibility. I have personally witnessed healing from the worst diseases happen when the person had their mind under control.
Naturally healing your body is a journey that will reveal many layers of you, to you. It will test you and build you up, it’ll reestablish your firm connection to the Creator, and your confidence in yourself.
What are some steps you are taking toward healing yourself naturally?