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I was told I have uterine fibroids.


Q. Dear Terry, "I was told I have uterine fibroids. What are uterine fibroids? What can be done naturally? What would you do/recommend? — Laurie H., Wichita, KS

A. Dear Laurie, Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in or just outside a woman’s uterus. They are extremely common - as many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms.

I do have some options that I believe can make a difference. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input.

When it comes to uterine fibroids, you need to choose botanicals and nutrients that will help reduce inflammation and support healthy cellular growth and development.

I think you would benefit greatly by adding a strong, absorbable curcumin to your daily regimen. Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is a potent antioxidant and powerful anti-inflammatory that works via multiple pathways. I recommend taking 750 mg of high absorption curcumin twice daily. Choose a product that features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be better absorbed than standard curcumin.

In addition to the curcumin, I would also recommend adding iodine to your daily regimen. Iodine helps prevent the hormonal imbalances that can lead to uterine fibroids/cysts. For optimal support, I suggest choosing a formula that contains multiple forms of iodine. I recommend taking 12.5 mg of iodine twice daily.

Healthy Regards! 

Terry . . . Naturally

 

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