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No “best” treatment for common uterine fibroids

April 23, 2015
  • By: Urmila Parlikar,


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April 27, 2015

While I’m all for the energetic/psycho-spiritual approach fibroids require a more solid strategy in order to resolve… And even then they are typically considered difficult to resolve once having grown beyond 5cm.
1. Dietary changes can be helpful but serious attention to cleansing the body (especially the liver) must be considered. Dandilion is helpful. Alkaline water a must (I like Kangen water best). For liver cleansing there’s a great product called Smartcleanse worth trying. And please for the love of God stay away from
2. Sodas (insanely acidic). and
3. Drinking anything stored in plastic (Google xenoestrogens)
4. Castor oil packs with organic castor oil
5. Maya Abdominal Therapy
6. Avoid drinking eating a lot of cold foods/drinks (fibroids are considered a “cold’ condition according to Eastern Medicine and should not be exacerbated by intake of cold)

I hope this helps inform and empower…

Reid Forrester
Holistic Fertility Coach & Bodyworker
Atlanta, Ga.

April 25, 2015

I have been weighing my options for surgery; but after meeting a 65year old woman at our local hospital who informed me that she was going to have surgery to remove the uterus- I thought it may not be helpful to advise women to ignore surgery after menopause with the idea that the fibroids would shrink.
This woman ignored surgery with a hope that menopause would change things, but the problem did not seem to go away. She attributed that to the size of the fibroids at the time of menopause as possibly having a part to play in this.
Her fibroids did not shrink but they “calcified” (hardened like rock salt)…Well, I am not a medic, so how true is this shrinking of fibroids after menopause?

April 24, 2015

Hello there,

Have you ever considered the Holistic approach to your health concerns ?
The arena is slowly but surely getting the attention it deserves as the success rate of treatment is rising & rising each year. The spiritual perspective is the only way forward if we will only drop our defences of non-understanding and sceptism. If you would like to know more about the nature of Holistics and treatments available you should talk to a professional that knows what they are doing and not to mention has the understanding of spiritual fundamentals.
Healing is big business and is getting bigger. A good example of this Holistic Healing is called Reiki Healing which focuses on your chakras (energy centres) and balances them. Dramatic healing can take place with this approach like you have never seen. Doctors & Professionals are left in the dark with this when it comes to explanations.
Astara is a professional Reiki Master Healer(maybe you have heard of her already)? If not you can see her range of highly skilled & professional services on offer. If you are looking for an alternative to conventional medicine you really should check her out at

Holistic healing is the future. Holistic healing is now. Good Luck
I really hope you take on board this alternative route to your healing as this is based on the truth. Our body manifests what our mind is occupied with…Check the buddha out, he explains it better than I.

God Bless & Love & Light


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