Getting Rid of Uterine Fibroids & Endometriosis

| October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conventional medicine has been notoriously parasitic when it comes to women’s health issues. Women are particularly vulnerable to the Whack-a-Mole, pill-for-every-ill paradigm we were taught in medical school. A woman’s complex hormonal physiology underwrites gender specific medical conditions that are easily exploited by a money driven, drug company sponsored medical system.

The miracle of being able to conceive, incubate and give forth another human being is predicated on the complex orchestration of hormonal physiology in women. Every month there is a cyclic ebb and flow of the hormones estradiol (the primary estrogen in humans) and progesterone. The yin/yang interplay of these two hormones allows for monthly growth and deciduation (shedding) of the uterine lining.

Estradiol levels start a gradual rise on day one of the cycle. The pharmacology of estrogens in general includes what is called “hyperplasia” (Hyper=increased beyond normal. Plasia = growth. Very helpful to understand Greek and Latin roots in deciphering medical terminology). Estradiol makes cells multiply. Cells that have more estrogen receptors will respond to increased levels of estradiol with increased growth. Cells in the uterus respond to this increased estradiol like a plant responds to Miracle Grow. This includes uterine blood vessels. Layers of uterine cells build up similar to layers of a brick wall.

The increasing levels of estradiol are produced by the controlled maturation of one of around a million eggs from either the right or left ovary (You literally are one in a million😉). Hormones in the pituitary portion of the brain, FSH and LH, orchestrate the monthly hormonal cycle. This egg is contained in a sac call a “follicle” (imagine a tiny marble inside a tiny balloon). FSH–follicle stimulating hormone promotes growth and estradiol production of the follicle. Estradiol promotes growth not only of uterine cells but also uterine blood vessels. This all creates a nurturing environment for the egg to “nest”.

Around day 15 of the cycle comes ovulation (ovule =egg) when the egg is released from the follicle and travels from the uterus along the fallopian tube highway to embed itself in the uterus. This is when the aforementioned follicle, under the influence of luteinizing hormone (LH) starts producing progesterone. Because the follicle turns white during this transformation, it’s called the “corpus luteum” (corpus = body. Luteum = white. Luteinize = turn white). 

Progesterone (Pro = for or in support of. Gestation = incubation) has many functions. One, is to be the “mortar” between the layers of growing uterine tissue. You can imagine if you’re layering bricks to build a wall and not applying mortar between each layer, that wall will come crashing down once it gets to a certain level. This is what happens to cause a miscarriage if a woman is not producing adequate progesterone. Inadequate production of progesterone will cause excessive uterine bleeding in general. This is a primary indication for hysterectomy (Hyster = uterus. Ectomy = cut out. The uterus was thought by a male dominated medical community to be the source of the “crazy” in women. This is where the word “hysterical” comes from. A hysterectomy would cut out the crazy). 

The corpus luteum is only sustained by LH for around 10 days. Once LH production ebbs, The corpus luteum atrophies and progesterone production stops. The uterine walls then come tumbling down in the form of the monthly menses (Menses = monthly). Mind you those dilated, hyperplastic blood vessels have been enriched with extra vitamins, minerals, etc. to sustain a fertilized egg. If there is no fertilization, the menstrual blood becomes a big nutritional check that is written each month. Obviously, if you keep writing checks, you should be making deposits. Critical for menstruating women to be mindful of replacing magnesium, B vitamins, amino acids, iron and potassium.

Estradiol and progesterone have an accelerator/brake relationship when it comes to cell growth. Estradiol makes cells multiply. Progesterone maturates cells such that they don’t overgrow. This is one reason why progesterone is so critical to the prevention of breast cancer. Drugs that interfere with the estradiol/progesterone balance (birth control pills, synthetic estrogens from prescriptions or environmental chemicals like pesticides) increase the risk of breast cancer. Progesterone deficiency is a breast cancer risk. Even if you’ve had your crazy cut out (hysterectomy 😜), you still need natural progesterone replacement.

A progesterone deficiency takes the brakes off of growth by cells with a high density of estrogen receptors. This estrogen dominance is the fertilizer for the overgrowth of uterine cells inside or outside the uterus. Excessive growth inside the uterus is called fibroids. Outside the uterus, it’s termed endometriosis (Endometrium = uterine cells. Osis = excessive growth).

The genesis of endometriosis and uterine fibroids is inflammation. Inflammation is the immune system response to critter overgrowth. Overgrowth of uterine cells is fueled by the exact same hormonal antecedents that fuel the excessive growth of fat cells–estrogens, insulin and growth factors from the immune system response to critter overgrowth. This cell growth and inflammation causes pain and excessive vaginal bleeding. It can also cause painful intercourse and infertility. Here’s how to get rid of fibroids/endometriosis.

  1. Cap the well— This expression comes from the Red Adair textbook of putting out oil well fires (John Wayne portrays this legendary Houston Texan in the eponymous movie). The first order of business for Red and his team was to stop the spewing of oil from the well as this was fuel for the fire. Fuels for the fire in endometriosis/fibroids are estrogens, insulin and growth factors produced by an activated immune system. You start capping the well by following the BALi Eating Plan. Eating BALi reduces your critter counts. If critter counts go down, the immune system stops producing cytokines and growth factors. The low glycemic index of BALi foods will reduce the production of insulin by the pancreas. This not only reduces the growth rate of the fibroids, it also reduces overgrowth of fat cells. These excess fat cells are a source of estrone, the second most potent estrogen in humans. More estrone=more belly fat and bigger fibroids. Use black seed oil packs for 45 min each day for two reasons. One is that black seed oil has powerful critter killers. This gets rid of pain and inflammation caused by the immune system response. Secondly, black seed oil contains plant chemicals called “phytoestrogens”. These are plant chemicals that will occupy estrogen receptors and prevent native estrogens from promoting overgrowth.
  2. Replace progesterone— Progesterone also acts as an estrogen blocker. The synthetic forms of progesterone (progestin) used in birth control pills are often used to treat fibroids for this reason. Again, this increases your risk for breast cancer. Use natural progesterone. There are OTC forms of progesterone cream like our Her Balance available at health food stores or natural pharmacies like West Texas Rx and Southpark here in Amarillo. However, some women require prescription strength progesterone from Jedi trained practitioners like Amy Dunn N. P. Ph. D.
  3. Thyroid Replacement– Hypothyroidism slows down the metabolism of estrogens, causing estrogen dominance. If thyroid levels are low, Candida will overgrow. This leads to inflammation. If thyroid levels are low, your pancreas compensates by producing more insulin (Both thyroid hormone and insulin are required for efficient transfer of glucose from the bloodstream into cells to be used as fuel. If thyroid levels decline, you must produce more insulin). More insulin is gasoline on the fire for growth of fibroids/endometriosis. More insulin creates more belly fat cells that produce estrone. Estrone also fertilizes the overgrowth of fibroids/endometriosis.
  4. Iodine supplementation– Iodine supplements like Iodoral and IodoRx increase estrogen metabolism and kill critters like Candida. Iodine is a mineral in the same chemical family as chlorine, bromine and fluorine-halogens. Halogens are powerful critter killers. This is why chlorine is added to city water/swimming pools, fluoride is added to dentifrices and bromine is added to baked goods. This is why muffins and Twinkies never grow mold.

If you follow this basic protocol, you’ll reverse the overgrowth of fibroids and endometriosis and keep your crazy😜.

 

‘Nobody’s talking about’ 2 medical conditions that affect 8 million women in America — but that could be about to change

“Myovant is among the companies working on new treatments for the two conditions along with other women’s health disorders. With the new developments, analysts anticipate both the endometriosis and uterine fibroid markets to hit $2 billion over the next decade”.

Read more at http://www.businessinsider.com/womens-health-new-treatments-for-uterine-fibroids-endometriosis-2017-10.

 

(MSU is a commonly used Robyism that typically stands for “make science up” or “make sh*t up”. “Critter” is commonly used to reference Candida yeast overgrowth and inflammation.)

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Category: General Health, Hormone Support, Women's Health

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