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Advocate for Uterine Fibroids

3 Ways to Be an Advocate for Uterine Fibroids

July is Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. A condition that affects between 80-90%% of black women by the time they reach the age of 50! And while uterine fibroids is a condition that is so common in our community, it is one that isn’t talked about enough and one that many of us suffer in silence. This month, take control of the narrative surrounding uterine fibroids and become an advocate for yourself, your sisters, and your friends. 3 Ways to Be an Advocate for Fibroids Become Aware. So many of us have heard of uterine fibroids but we don’t know much about them. Uterine fibroids are treatable, non-cancerous growths that develop on or around the uterus. They can be painful or painless and are treatable. Simply...

Top Foods to Eat (and Avoid) for Uterine Fibroids

Top Foods to Eat (and Avoid) for Uterine Fibroids: Did you know that uterine fibroids occur in about 25% of women over age 35, and are 3 times more likely to occur in African-American women. may occur at a younger age, grow more quickly, and are more likely to cause symptoms in African-American women. can cause heavy menstrual bleeding and/or pelvic pain or bloating grow during pregnancy and with estrogen therapy decrease in size after menopause Foods to Eat that may help reduce fibroids: vegan diet (no animal products) liver cleansing foods (because the liver processes excess hormones like estrogen): beets, carrots, artichokes, lemons, parsnips, dandelion greens, watercress, burdock root Morning detox drink: juice half a lemon and add to a cup of warm water, or fresh...