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Fibroids and diet

In clinic I often hear of the misery that women with fibroids suffer every month, with heavy bleeding, pain and abdominal swelling or bloating, and this was true of last week.  As with many gynaecological problems, fibroids are an oestrogen sensitive condition, which means that they worsen and grow when there is excess oestrogen in the body.

Following a hormone balancing diet is a wonderful way to control excess levels of oestrogen that can otherwise encourage fibroids to grow.  As part of the diet, it is also essential to look at the liver function, as optimal liver function is needed for hormone balance.  This is because the liver is responsible for processing oestrogen and if it is not functioning efficiently then old hormones can accumulate.  Substances that can compromise liver function therefore need to be eliminated as much as possible, and gentle detox principles including avoidance of alcohol and caffeine have a powerful effect.  This can be difficult in a work hard and play hard culture, which is why we coach you through each step, making it achievable, practical and with plenty of alternatives.

Find out more about how diet can help fibroids, or contact us to make an appointment at one of our London nutrition clinics.

Julia Alderman

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