I was going try to find some information about corn and whether or not corn is okay to eat when you have fibroids. I don’t eat a lot of corn. I know a lot of packaged foods contain corn in one form or another. I’m talking about corn in it’s kernel form. I used to eat a lot of it popped. I had cut that out for a while but I’ve had popcorn two or three times in the last 30 days. It isn’t because of the popcorn that I was looking up about corn though.
I was trying to figure out what I could make for dinner today. I figured I’d use the excuse of it being Easter Sunday to try to make a couple of dishes so I can have an excuse to take pictures and get connected enough to the process to be able to write a post about it. In the process of looking for vegetable based recipes I came across a recipe for a corn salad that I thought sounded interesting; but then it occurred to me that corn might not be something I want to be eating. For some reason what did not immediately occur to me was that I was already eating corn–just that I was popping it.
Anyway, in the process of trying to find some information about corn I came across an article that was written for women with fibroids suggesting foods we can eat to help alleviate our symptoms. In the article I came across an interesting statement. The gist of the statement is that changing your diet will not cure your fibroids if you have them.
It’s not that any of us who have had fibroids for a while and have been trying to use natural remedies to get rid of them actually believe that changing our diet will cure our fibroids. I for one have learned, not by reading articles but by discovering the reality using my own fibroid assaulted body for experimentation, that fibroids aren’t going to go anywhere as long as you have a uterus in or on which to house them. And who knows? Maybe we’ll come to learn that a uterus isn’t even necessary for fibroids to grow. The point is, in my experience so far, it is clear that there’s no way to get rid of the fibroids except to wait out the time and hope they really do go away after menopause, or get rid of the house in which they live. Problem is, that house in which they live is built inside of me.
I do think though that is a good idea to make that point very clear, that changing your diet will not cure your fibroids if you have them. But it’s equally important to make the point that NOT changing your diet can make your fibroids grow bigger and cause you to end up with a bigger problem.
Among the many other contributing factors to my being where I am today with my fibroids, I think that my failure to change my diet when I first discovered I had fibroids possibly played the biggest role.
I don’t want to make excuses. While money was and is a definite hindrance to making big changes, there are certainly plenty of small changes I could have made that I did not make and still have not made though I talk about making them. Just the other day I wrote a post about my plans to go and do some grocery shopping and pick up some items that can help me to get started in the process of learning how to eat in order to prevent further damage even if none of the changes I make can repair the damage already done. But I haven’t managed to get to the store yet. There’s always something.
All of that is to say, while changing your diet will not cure your fibroids if you have them, if you don’t change your diet you might end up going from looking early first trimester pregnancy to looking late second trimester to early third trimester. And the difference on your quality of life will be dramatically unpleasant.