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    My diet over the last 8 days has been restricted to coconut milk, coconut water, water, kale (blended in coconut milk), blackstrap molasses, cinnamon, cashew butter, chia seeds.

    coconut milk

    I’ve been drinking a lot of coconut milk and coconut water. I haven’t been drinking them for any reason related to fibroids. Apparently I need to elevate my levels of potassium. But I can no longer eat bananas. So I’ve been drinking the coconut water for the potassium it contains. And I’ve been drinking the coconut milk because it’s the last option left for a dairy-free milk. I can’t drink the soy milk. I don’t particularly care for almond milk or cashew milk. I was avoiding the coconut milk because of the saturated fat content; but I finally decided to put those concerns aside. The coconut milk contains a fairly decent amount of calcium, vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D. It also contains a little bit of iron. Would be awesome if it had some protein. I can get down a glass of it more easily than almond milk or cashew milk. And it doesn’t appear to cause any digestive issues. So I’m going to stick with it for a bit.

    Increasing daily water intake

    Pouring water into mug

    I don’t drink nearly enough water. Trying to keep 1500 ML of water right next to me to force myself to drink more water every day. So far I’ve taken a couple of days to finish the first 1500 ML.

    The blackstrap Molasses

    blackstrap molasses
    I ran out of the Wholesome Sweeteners – Organic Blackstrap Molasses I’ve been using so I had to pick up some blackstrap molasses from the grocery store. The only brand they had was house of herbs blackstrap molasses. So I had to buy that. The House of Herbs brand claims to contain 70% of the daily recommended amount of iron. Not sure how true that is. By comparison the Wholesome Sweeteners contains 15%. But apparently blackstrap molasses varies. The House of Herbs version is not unsulphured. Perhaps that has something to do with the enormous difference in the claimed iron content?

    The Chia Seeds

    Chia seeds blackstrap molasses cashew butter

    Using Chia seeds to help buff up my blended drinks and increase my calcium, protein and iron. Also using as a source of fiber.

    The Cashew Butter

    cahsew butter cinnamon

    Using the cashew butter as additional source of iron and protein.

    The Kale

    kale on a white plate

    Kale is amazing if the nutrients list I’ve found is 100% accurate. Just 1 cup increases my daily Potassium intake by 9%, my Protein intake by 5%, my Calcium by 10%, Iron by 5%, Vitamin C by 134%, Vitamin A by 133%, Magnesium by 7% and Vitamin B-6 by 10%. (this assumes the accuracy of information found via Wikipedia)

    The Cinnamon

    cinnamon in a white bowl

    For being nothing but just some brown powder that you sprinkle over stuff and add to stuff to give an aroma and taste that evoke pleasant memories of childhood, cinnamon does a pretty decent job helping to increase (per 1 teaspoon): calcium by 7%, iron by 3%, and dietary fiber by 16% (this assumes the accuracy of information found via Wikipedia)

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    My name is Monica. I have fibroids. My fibroids are large enough that they have transformed my figure into something I am still trying to learn how to live with. In the meantime while I try to learn how to live with my fibroids I am also trying every possible method I can find to try to shrink them naturally because I am afraid of the idea of a hysterectomy. I lived with fibroids from 2007 - 2016. I started documenting my experiences on this blog in 2012. On March 7th 2016 I had a hysterectomy out of concern that I might have ovarian cancer. It did not turn out that I had ovarian cancer. The cancer scare forced the hysterectomy I was trying to avoid, and so, I became fibroid free as of March 7th 2016. I will try to keep this blog up and running in the hope that it will be of some use to others going through what I went through.

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