I am a 28 year old female with Uterine Fibroids and PCOS( i don't think PCOS is an issue any more as i don't have any blood sugar issues since going PALEO) I have been told to eat no more than 20% of my calories from Fat per day in order to heal the fibroids. What do you think? Should I lower fat intake? Problem is i love BACON!!! Thanks for your help.
asked byKaylee2014 (90)
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on July 17, 2012
at 06:48 PM
Lowering your fat intake will not help, since the problem with fibroids is hormonal imbalance & your body needs fat to produce hormones.
Read Dr. John Lee's site for more info on using bio-identical Progesterone cream to help shrink your fibroids.
In the meantime, get your Vitamin D3 level checked & sun/supplement to 50-60 ng/ml. D3 is an essential building block of hormones.
And my blog post on Optimum Fertility is all about hormonal balance:
on July 18, 2012
at 12:09 AM
Maybe you could go back to your doctor and tell him you've been thinking about his "Low Fat" recommendation and you are willing to give it a try, but does he have any research you can read.
This is a nice way of asking him to back up his recommendation.
on July 17, 2012
at 06:46 PM
hey honey. i think this reasoning is not too deep. i think the doctor is probably just recommenting what they think a "healthy diet" is. did they connect it to your weight?
on July 15, 2013
at 11:38 PM
Hey guys - i'm a personal trainer, and i just had a new client start with me today.. she's got the worst case of this I could imagine. She's had these on and off for the past 6 years, had 6 surgeries including 2 c-sections.. and she's at the point now where they're so large that her surgeon has/want to remove her uterus and ovaries because of liability.. she already pushed the surgery back a few months til september, i'm hoping that she can reverse it... her diet is HORRIBLE. she's been eating under 1200 calories a day for the past 2 years... she's got maybe 20% body fat but her body is obviously just destroyed on the inside. Her surgeon also says she has no visceral fat left on her organs... think she has a shot at recovery? I can't tell her not to do the surgery because i'm not a doctor but I really don't want to see her have to go on hormone therapy, and neither does she..
any thoughts on this specifically?
on January 26, 2013
at 04:04 PM
Drastically lowering your fat intake can make an impact, as the hormones you need come from fat. But, it will not really solve the problem. It is the only CW bullet, other than tinkering with your uterus. They still believe that taking progesterone makes fibroids worse. I agree with Dragonfly that Dr. Lee is a great place to start.