Nutrition|September 19, 2011 1:34 AM

PESCETARIAN

 

In a previous blog I mentioned the positive effect that I noticed when I removed meat from my diet.  Within recent months, I decided to remove chicken as well, and officially become a PESCETARIAN.

I guess that women who have fibroids already have elevated estrogen levels, hence the growth of fibroids.  Thus our diets can’t contain any additional estrogen.  When I stick to my diet (and yes, it is a challenge at times), I definitely notice an improvement in my monthly symptoms.  This is meaningful for me because it is truly horrible to be at work or traveling, and feel miserable.

Another source of estrogen that is not often discussed, is SOY.  Soy contains estrogen as well.  You’d be surprised at how many foods contain soy products – soy milk, soy lecithin, soybean oil, etc.  Please be sure to read the ingredients on the foods that you buy.  After a few weeks without soy, again I noticed an improvement.

I definitely know that my health and quality of life would be greatly compromised without the dietary changes that I’ve introduced.

Have a great week and be well,
Sateria

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
-Buddha 

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4 Comments

  • Three years ago I found out I had a fibroid but it wasn’t until this past year that I started having problems with anemia. The past five months my symptoms got dramatically worse. I went to a referred doctor and told her I thought my symptoms were made worse due to possible food allergy. Her answer was no and by her tone and facial expression it was ridiculous for me to think so. The things I have cut out of my diet are diary and alcohol. I am now also going to reduce my intake of sugar, including fruit sugars.

    • We hope that you continue to improve. Please try our juicing recipe for anemia. Let us know how you are doing! Be well.

  • Hello!

    I am so happy to read your comment on dairy products. The immense amount of estrogen/hormone found in dairy does directly affect the growth of fibroids. Since being diagnosed, I have turned my diet into one that is pescetarian and have found/seen major improvements.

    Also, eliminating alcohol or liquor on your period will improve your cycle. They typically thin out your blood causing your uterus a challenge to fully cycle and build your lining.

    Hopefully we can meet one to share our stories.
    -M

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