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Is sugar bad for fibroids?


Originally written 2011/11/01

If you’ve been reading any of my articles you know I am in the process of trying to get rid of my fibroids naturally. So far I haven’t gotten rid of them but I’ve had significant enough improvements to be inspired to keep trying. This morning I woke up with the thought of sugar and fibroids in mind. My stomach has been uncomfortably large for the last couple of weeks. Part of that is because I was heading up to that time of month; but the other part is because I’ve been a bit reckless with my diet this month. I’ve been consuming a lot more sugar than normal.

I’ve known for some time that sugar affects my fibroids. I can’t speak in general terms because I’m not a doctor and I’m not an expert on fibroid science. I am, however, an expert on what it’s like to live with large uterine fibroids; and I can speak from my own personal experience on what appears to me to be a very real connection between sugar consumption and fibroid maintenance or growth. What I mean by that is that my fibroids will either stay the same size or they’ll get bigger depending on if I consume pretty much the same amount of sugar every day or if I consume more sugar than normal. When I consciously consume less sugar over an extended period there is a very obvious difference in how large my stomach is. And it isn’t just the size of my stomach that decreases with a significant reduction in sugar consumption. The overall feeling of un-wellness and fatigue, of being weighed down and feeling noxious inside goes away as well. Maybe it’s more accurate to say that the toxic feeling only comes when I’ve gone overboard with sugary foods. It also comes when I’ve gone overboard with greasy, cheesy foods and when I’m sleep deprived, but that’s for another article.

In the matter of sugar and its effects on fibroids, my personal experience is that it does have a negative effect. It does interact in some chemical way that allows my fibroids to thrive by creating an environment inside me that is highly toxic and the impact is not just that my fibroids either stay the same or they grow depending on how much sugar is consumed, it’s also that my entire system goes out of whack and everything down to the pores of my skin is affected.

Today I am going to start incorporating particular changes in my diet into my efforts to shrink my fibroids naturally. Prior to this I was focusing primarily on getting more exercise and avoiding over-eating; but it’s clearly not just about not over eating. It’s more about eating foods that aren’t going to contribute to creating a toxic environment inside me that keeps the fibroids alive and growing. I’ve already seen that sugar is one of those bad foods for me.

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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.


  1. Great info… Blessings on you and your journey. Please let me know how it turns out because I too would like to get rid of mine naturally. I’ve been taken grape seed extract but not consistently and I need to do that. A woman who had very large fibroids used grape seed extract and she passed hers on her own. But she was taking over 600mg a day. Keep me in prayer as I pray for you on your journey.

  2. Thanks, Monica! I think I’ve figured out a connection: sugar affects liver and pancreas, which affects insulin. Insulin absolutely interacts with other hormones.


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