As I was looking through the pictures I’ve taken while charting my progress with shrinking my fibroids over the last few years, I realized that outside of fasting, I saw the best results while using apple cider vinegar and baking soda daily. I know I previously said that I didn’t think this method really worked; but I think I should reconsider. I believe that because the fibroids grew back to their usual size I concluded that the remedy did not work when in fact it was that I did not keep up with the treatment and I did not change my lifestyle in any way once I stopped the treatment. So of course the fibroids grew back. It wasn’t like I had gotten rid of them. There’s no way to do that except by removal of the uterus. The thing is, you can’t stop the treatment once the fibroids shrink down enough for you.
Obviously my best results came via fasting; but I don’t know that I can or that I want to keep fasting all the time. Right now I am struggling to get through my most recent fast. I find that the fasts are having to be done too frequently. I wrote in another post about my concerns that fasting is having an adverse effect on my metabolism. I think it is also becoming less effective as a fibroid shrinking remedy. My stomach is smaller after 12 days than it was when I started the fast but not by very much. I will have to extend the fast if I want to try to get back to where I was a year ago; but to extend the fast by another 5 days is to lose more weight; and while I won’t pretend like it’s such a bad thing that I’ve managed to get off the few extra pounds I put on over the long and dreadful winter, I think I’m good as far as weight goes. I don’t think I need to get any smaller. I’m not a teenager or even in my twenties and once you’re past a certain age you don’t want to get too skinny because you just look hard and beaten down and often older than your actual age.
So for me the ideal situation would be to find a remedy that works without me having to fast; and my photos seem to be telling me that apple cider vinegar with baking soda did work for me. I’m thinking maybe once I complete my fast I will start using that remedy again. I will continue with the DIM supplements also because that has seemed to help in other areas even if it has not helped to shrink the fibroids; and I will make a more concerted effort to pay attention to what I eat, how I treat myself, how I manage stress and all the things that keep my life in a state of chaos.
I have to admit that I am feeling a lot better since I started my fast than I had been feeling. I am hoping I can make it to 21 days; but I’ll settle for 14. I have 2 days to go to make it to Day 14. Then I will begin a new cycle of trying to shrink my fibroids naturally because the more I think about it the more panicked I become at the thought of getting cut open and having a part of me removed. I know I said I am ready to work on overcoming my fears; but I don’t think I want to make getting the courage to undergo a hysterectomy my first challenge. So I’ll see if I can get my stomach down a second time around using the apple cider vinegar and baking soda remedy in conjunction with DIM supplements and any other supplements I think might be useful, proper diet, and a commitment to mental, emotional and physical wellness.