Fibroids: Alternative Therapies To Avoid Surgery

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Recently on The Today Show, they ran a story about an NBC journalist with life long fibroids who had been to many doctors only to be dismissed by them. A familiar story for many of us. She ended up in the ER, then found a doctor who ultimately removed her fibroids surgically and put her on pharmaceutical medications.

What is missing in this story is any conversation about the root cause, diet, estrogen's role and alternative therapies to avoid surgery and prescriptions to avoid and reverse painful fibroids.

Uterine fibroids, like breast fibrocystic condition are rooted in excess estrogen and iodine deficiency.

Iodine is critically important for the proper functioning of the breasts, ovaries, thyroid and for healthy estrogen metabolism.

If you're deficient in iodine your estrogen levels increase. When estrogen levels rise, you get symptoms of estrogen dominance, i.e. endometriosis, cysts, fibroids, cancer etc. Iodine is extremely effective at preventing and treating fibroids, cysts, nodules, goiters and balancing hormones.

It works by promoting healthy estrogen metabolism, down regulating estrogen receptors and stabilizing estrogen-sensitive tissue in the breasts, uterus, ovaries, and brain. As one paper says, iodine has 'a net anti-estrogenic effect.'
Iodine’s anti-estrogen effect makes it one of the best treatments for estrogen dominance symptoms like fibroids and avoid surgeries and pharmaceutical drugs.

Learn more about The Iodine Protocol