Uterine Fibroids | My 90-Day Natural Healing Plan

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Hello lovelies!

Time flies. I first wrote about my diagnosis last July. Since that time I’ve experienced significant improvement in a few areas, and not so much in others. I thought I’d sit down and fill you in on my progress (well, lack of progress), and update you on my new 90-day healing plan that begins on (edit: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019).

In short, I didn’t stick to the plan. My plant-based diet has had several hiccups in the last year, and I grew tired of taking supplements only 60 days in. I suppose I just wanted to feel normal. I wanted to eat what everyone else ate, do what everyone else did, and go where everyone else wanted to go.

But — everyone else I know is fibroid-free. Here I am carrying around the same tumor one year later, wondering how different my life would be if I had only stayed the course. My desire for my life to remain the same is the reason my life has remained the same.

The Doctor’s Visit

Back in August I visited a well-respected surgeon who confirmed what I already knew about my unwanted guest — it’s still there. The office initially scheduled me for an open myomectomy on November 2nd, two weeks after my 33rd birthday. Because of the size of my fibroid, I was ineligible for the robotic procedure and would have had three very noticeable scars on my midsection — well above the normal C-section area which would have been easily covered by bikini bottoms. After a quick exam he informed me that my fibroid is vascular – which slightly complicates my surgery because my tumor is feeding off its own supply of blood. (Suddenly my recent fatigue made sense.) He also told me that my fibroid moves around when touched, which he said was a good thing.  I can’t remember why that’s a good thing, but I’ll take his word for it.

I left the office feeling violated. This man wanted to cut me open, remove something, close me back up, and send me on my way with the promise that I’d only be able to deliver a baby via C-section from then on. He also offered me no guarantees that another fibroid wouldn’t grow back (they often do). Oh, and don’t forget about the scars. I cancelled my surgery date shortly after because it just didn’t feel right. I’ve read so many horror stories about complications during and after surgery that I’m glad my feelings were strong enough to give me pause.

My 90-Day Plan

I walked back to the car thinking, “I don’t want this to be my story.”

Surgery for an ailment related to diet, stress, and environmental factors felt more like an intrusion than a solution to me. Cutting into my womb is inevitable to remove my fibroid, since it’s submucosal. To cut into my flesh before giving my body a chance to right my wrongs doesn’t sit well with me. If all my choices leading up to my diagnosis created illness, then making different choices can pave a path for wellness, right?

Since I’m no longer symptomatic (apart from occasional bloating), I made the decision to return to the drawing board and give the holistic approach an honest try. I know history will repeat itself if I don’t alter the lifestyle factors that contributed to my unwanted visitor. More than anything, I’m grateful for the opportunity to prove myself right about natural healing.

After re-researching various fibroid-shrinking supplements and herbs, I noticed most anecdotal natural healing success stories took 3-6 months. And so, I plan to devote the next 90 days (and beyond) to my own healing. The individualized plan below is based on my blood type (A), and my own reactions to various foods and supplements in the past. I keep bumping into the health-promoting benefits of eating wild-caught fish, but I plan to omit fish and meat until further notice. I have learned a lot from the teachings of Melissa Ramos who seems to be a guru on all things hormones and poop, so I encourage you to look her up.IMG_2917

My Personalized Fibroid Shrinking Diet

  • Spring Water! (80+ Ounces Daily)
  • Most Vegetables
  • Most Fruits

Natural Herbal Teas
Burdock
Chamomile
Elderberry
Fennel
Ginger
Red Raspberry
Tila
Hawthorn
Aloe
Slippery Elm
Alfalfa
Echinacea
Fenugreek
Ginseng
Green Tea
Milk Thistle
Rose Hips
St. John’s Wort
Valerian

Salty Flavors
Pure Sea Salt
Powdered Granulated Seaweed

Sweeteners (Sparingly)
Agave Syrup (Cactus)
Date Sugar or Raw Honey
Blackstrap Molasses

Nuts and Seeds
Hemp / Almond / Walnut

Oils
Olive Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Hempseed Oil
Avocado Oil

Nah, Fam 
Refined Sugar
Alcohol
Black Tea / Coffee

My Personalized Fibroid Shrinking Supplement Regimen

Use this list as a guide to continue your own research. I have carefully researched the proper dosage for my body’s needs, and for that reason will not list the dosage here. If you are strapped for cash and can only afford a few to get started with your healing journey, I would reach for a high dose Vitamin D supplement first. I currently take one by Sports Research and I can feel the difference. Of course, consider hormone testing and a complete blood workup before you head to the vitamin shop.

  • High Potency Multivitamin
  • Green Tea Extract Capsules
  • Omega 3 Oils EPA + DHA
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C (with bioflavonoids)
  • Black Seed Oil
  • Red Raspberry Leaf
  • Calcium D-Glucarate
  • Vitalzym Systemic Enzymes
  • Zinc Citrate
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Chlorophyll (Liquid)

My Personalized Exercise List

As is the case with most Type A blood types, I find that I respond more favorably to low-impact exercises that emphasize breathing, stretching, and peace.

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Walking
  • Low Impact Aerobics

Beneficial Rituals
Warm Water with Lemon
Water Fast 1-2 Days Weekly
Grounding / Outdoor Walks
Sleep 8 Hours (10PM – 6AM)

Detrimental / Avoid
Crowds
Loud noise
Negative Emotions
Smoking
Strong Smells or Perfumes
Violent Movies
Lack of Sleep
Extreme Weather

As I’ve mentioned, this list is personalized for me based on previous blood tests and personal reactions to foods and supplements. I do plan to go into detail about each supplement in time, so be sure to follow my site for updates.

I’m looking forward to my new lifestyle. I will provide updates along the way, but do not hesitate to check in with me if you’d like a progress report.

Until later!

Be Well.

Consciously Candace cannot make claims to treat or prevent any condition, illness or disease. All information should be used for informational purposes, and does not replace the advice of trained medical professionals or dermatologists. Be well!

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