Originally written 2012/04/18
Can you shrink fibroids by fasting?
Based on a comment someone left in response to one of my other posts I began to read up on fasting as a means by which to shrink fibroids. I’ve even been trying my own little program that includes a 5 day fast at the start of the month, but I don’t have enough time put in yet to comment on results.
Recently I saw some youtube videos made by people who claim they got rid of their fibroids by fasting. They didn’t really give a whole lot of information such as how long they had to fast for the fibroids to go away. In the comment that I mentioned above the lady suggested that fibroids would go away after a 30 day juice fast; but I personally don’t want to do a 30 day fast. In fact I know I would be advised against it by any doctor because I do have other health issues. I did have an eating disorder for a lot of years of my teen and adult life so that would be a bit of a risk for me in a lot of ways. So I won’t be undertaking a 30 day fast, but I’m going to try to modify the program I’ve been doing a bit so that I don’t just fast the first 5 days of the month.
What about the apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses?
Previously I’d tried apple cider vinegar for a few months, then I added blackstrap molasses along with the apple cider vinegar, but I’ve stopped using those because I don’t really think they make a huge impact. Although my comparison photos in other posts seem to indicate an improvement when I was drinking apple cider vinegar, I was also working out a lot more frequently and a lot harder, and there were patches of time when I was eating very little because my stomach didn’t seem to have enough room with the fibroids to allow me to eat much of anything before I would be in pain; so I’ve come to the conclusion that the working out and the limited amount of food I was eating had more to do with the appearance of shrinkage than the apple cider vinegar or the blackstrap molasses.
The Fasting Plan
For the next 30 days I’m going to try consuming only what is absolutely necessary to prevent myself from losing too much weight and passing out from hunger. What I plan to do is just drink tea one day, the next day eat but only enough to avoid hunger and limit the inevitable weight lost, then the day after that back to tea, and the day after that eat again with the same plan of only eating what I need to make sure I don’t start passing out, because I do that, and also to make sure that I don’t lose more weight than I would like. I’ll keep this up for 30 days then report back at the end with a photo update, if I manage to get it done.
Status of my fibroids today
Right now my stomach is no bigger or smaller than it was in my last update. At their biggest my fibroids had my waist measuring 33 inches. You’re talking about someone whose waist at it’s biggest was 23 inches before all this started so you can imagine the difference between 23 inches and 33 inches. I think the fibroids themselves added an extra 5 inches and the other 5 inches were from the weight I gained as a result of whatever malfunction started this whole ordeal and created the fibroids to begin with.
Today my waist measurement is down to about 28 inches from the fibroid-caused 33, but I believe that it’s the weight part that’s gone and all I have right now are the 5 extra inches of fibroids. So from here on, if I manage to get the measurement below 28 then I can say my fibroids are shrinking. We’ll see in 30 days, if I manage to do this every other day tea fast. Today is day 1 and I keep smelling mango and it’s going to be hard remembering that I can only drink tea today.
Hope whatever you’re trying is working for you.