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Posted by: balletomane, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:31pm
I went for an ultra sound scan today and was so happy to find out that my large uterine fibroid has shrunk in size (by 15%) since 7 months ago when I had my last scan. Even more amazing is that my ovarian cyst has shrunk by almost 40%! The smaller fibroid has slightly enlarged but not significantly. It was amazing for me to look at the images and see the black shadow of the cyst having reduced to almost half its previous size!

I could tell the doctor was surprised when he compared my results from before, but he tried to keep cool and calm ;D

I knew that this was going to happen, as I could actually feel the body healing continuously. I'm so grateful to Dr. D for the blood type diet. I have been following my SWAMI recommendations for almost one year and it is working! I have also been trying to follow the Female Balance Support Protocol (not all, but as much as I could) and apparently it has helped.

Vitex, I believe, has been especially useful toward the cyst. The half year prior to the last scan, I stopped taking vitex and the cyst had not shrunk. But before that, when I took vitex, the cyst did shrink. So I resumed that, along with Fem Balance, which has vitex in it. I also have been taking Aromastat and I believe it has partly contributed to the balancing of my estrogen/progesterone balance, shown in my recent saliva test.

There are other methods that I have been using to add to my holistic healing such as Transcendental Meditation, Vedic sound technology, castor oil pack, positive affirmations and letting go of resentment/forgiving the source of my resentment. I feel that taking care of the spiritual and emotional aspects are crucial in healing and find that they support my physical healing tremendously.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:42pm; Reply: 1
I am so happy for you balletomane :)....and always so excited to read about someone's health improving while following these diets.  That's such great news and proves to all of us that our
bodies can heal just about any condition.  I'm sure you loved the surprised look on your
doctor's face~  Did you tell him what you've been doing?
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:42pm; Reply: 2
Balletomane, that is wonderful!  I'm really happy for you.  Hope your MD sees the light soon, too!  :)
Posted by: balletomane, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:47pm; Reply: 3
Thank you!!!

Chloe, the doctor didn't ask me so I didn't tell him. But I did have an urge to tell  ;D Yes, it is true without a doubt that our body can and does heal itself! We have such infinite potential waiting to unfold  :)

O in Virginia, that's what my husband said when I told him the good news after the scan! He said I should go back to the first doctor who wanted to scare me into having an expensive operation, and tell him the results! LOL!
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 24, 2011, 6:05pm; Reply: 4
(woot)
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, January 24, 2011, 6:47pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from balletomane

I have been following my SWAMI recommendations for almost one year and it is working! I have also been trying to follow the Female Balance Support Protocol (not all, but as much as I could) and apparently it has helped.

Vitex, I believe, has been especially useful toward the cyst. The half year prior to the last scan, I stopped taking vitex and the cyst had not shrunk. But before that, when I took vitex, the cyst did shrink. So I resumed that, along with Fem Balance, which has vitex in it. I also have been taking Aromastat and I believe it has partly contributed to the balancing of my estrogen/progesterone balance, shown in my recent saliva test.

There are other methods that I have been using to add to my holistic healing such as Transcendental Meditation, Vedic sound technology, castor oil pack, positive affirmations and letting go of resentment/forgiving the source of my resentment. I feel that taking care of the spiritual and emotional aspects are crucial in healing and find that they support my physical healing tremendously.


Look what you have accomplished!!  (ok)  These are all very effective things you have been doing, and good for you!  (hehe)

The bottom line . . eating right for your own body . .
Meditating, releasing resentments from your body and mind . .
castor oil packs . .
The wonderful supplements:  FemBalance, Aromastat and Vitex!  You are not the first person who has seen their fibroids and cysts shrink after taking vitex.  I always tell people to be patient, keep taking it and be consistent.  Vitex is slow-acting, but has shown amazing results at shrinking them.
Posted by: Jane, Monday, January 24, 2011, 6:54pm; Reply: 6
That's wonderful news Balletomane!  I know you must be relieved.  Keep up the good work!
Jane
Posted by: balletomane, Monday, January 24, 2011, 6:57pm; Reply: 7
Thank you Lola, Victoria and Jane!
I am more motivated than ever to "do the work"--it certainly isn't a quick fix but I'm developing good patience and know that all the work is well worth it (woot)  ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:38pm; Reply: 8
You rock girl :K)
My fibrom is also shrunk  and my heavy bleading is reduced a lot

I take vitex, blackcurrant seed oil ( the first 14 days of my cyclus
and magnesium  and B6
I have reduced simple carbs as well most of the time.

Really I ought to drink raspberry leaf and hibiscustea as well - but I never get around to it ::)
Posted by: Bobbier, Monday, January 24, 2011, 9:22pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from balletomane


I knew that this was going to happen, as I could actually feel the body healing continuously. I'm so grateful to Dr. D for the blood type diet. I have been following my SWAMI recommendations for almost one year and it is working! I have also been trying to follow the Female Balance Support Protocol (not all, but as much as I could) and apparently it has helped.



Congratulations to you on your healing journey! Forgive me for my lack of knowledge on this but what is the Female Balace Support Protocol? I am new to all of this. Thank you.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, January 24, 2011, 9:28pm; Reply: 10
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:48am; Reply: 11
:D that is really cool Balletomane... am currently hoping to shrink mine with vitex also.

the pain is incredibly debilitating (frightening) every 2 weeks (at ovulation and menstruation) -
did you notice improvement with pain too? (and after how many cycles?)
Posted by: balletomane, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 2:18am; Reply: 12
Henriette,

Yes, I have also upped my magnesium intake (through spraying magnesium oil on my body--thanks to Chrysta's suggestion) and B6 in my NAP supps so it is taken care of. Reducing carbs! A constant goal to work on but except for "special occasions" and winter time, this is not too big of a challenge at all  ;)

I forgot to mention the use of topical progesterone cream. I believe it has also helped me regulate the estrogen/progesterone balance.

Bobbier,

Welcome to this "new way of living"  ;) No need to apologize for lack of knowledge on any of this... I was a newie some time ago and I have learned SO MUCH from the forum members here! Victoria has provided a link that leads to all the protocols for different health issues. For female issues, here is the page:

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/16.html

Basically if you have female issues, you can follow the recommendations according to your blood type. If you are a non-secretor, you can add a few more (listed at the bottom).

Honeybee,

Sorry to hear you have debilitating pain with ovulation and menstruation. I no longer have such pain during my period. My PMS is all gone. As for ovulation, it doesn't hurt as I haven't been ovulating every month and even if I do, I don't feel any pain. Last month though, I started to ovulate again and my period was precisely 28 days. If you follow this diet and female protocol and stay on course, the pain will definitely lessen and eventually go away completely... I'm sure of that  ;)
Posted by: AKArtlover, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:28am; Reply: 13
balletomane  :) :) :)
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:13pm; Reply: 14
Balletomane, you have done good work for yourself!!!!  I'm so happy for you.  I think you should tell your doctor, perhaps put it into writing.
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:17pm; Reply: 15
Wonderful Balletomane!
Sounds like you are keeping balanced physically, spiritually and emotionally. I think that makes a great difference in our successes in life.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:23pm; Reply: 16
:)
Posted by: balletomane, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 3:42pm; Reply: 17
Thank you AKArtlover, NewHampshireGirl, Ruthiegirl and Wholefoodie.

When all my tumors have disappeared, I plan on informing all the specialists who made me feel miserable and used scare tactics to persuade me into surgery :). Yes, writing them would be a good idea  ;)
Posted by: Raquel, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 5:21pm; Reply: 18
Great Balletomane!!!

I went to the doctor the last week and my fibroid is only 1 cm smaller, anyway I don´t have pain and heavy bleading... ( doctor always recommended surgery, but I dont want)

I follow my SWAMi since 1 year at home 100%, I have been taking Vitex 300mg per day for 6 month,
maybe I must add Aromastat????  ??) ??) ??)
My last hormone test was all ok, no Menopause time yet, said doctor ;)
Posted by: Raquel, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 5:27pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from Victoria


Look what you have accomplished!!  (ok)  These are all very effective things you have been doing, and good for you!  (hehe)

The bottom line . . eating right for your own body . .
Meditating, releasing resentments from your body and mind . .
castor oil packs . .
The wonderful supplements:  FemBalance, Aromastat and Vitex!  You are not the first person who has seen their fibroids and cysts shrink after taking vitex.  I always tell people to be patient, keep taking it and be consistent.  Vitex is slow-acting, but has shown amazing results at shrinking them.



Victoria how slow acting Vitex??? Ive been taking per 6 month 350mg per day!  and I have the fibroid  almost the same size...
Posted by: balletomane, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 5:45pm; Reply: 20
Raquel, 1 cm smaller is no small feat! You should be happy about it. Most women who have fibroids and don't watch their diet probably find them enlarged constantly. If you have been following SWAMI you are reversing the process and this can only be in the right direction. Just stay on course and let's encourage each other!  :)

I find vitex most useful toward shrinking the ovarian cyst, not the fibroids per se. I take about 10 drops of tincture a day in my hibiscus tea, not very much.

I think if you don't have pain and heavy bleeding, you are doing very well already.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 6:42pm; Reply: 21
When I had an ovarian cyst, I took a whole dropperful of Vitex tincture twice a day for a couple of years.  It had shrunk quite a bit after one year (as seen by my annual exam) and was gone by the second.  Vitex is slow acting and my sense was that it was cumulative, therefore consistency is really important to get benefit from this herb.  But I like it a lot for this type of thing.

Also the transdermal Progesterone cream can be really important for women who are prone to this type of imbalance.  I used it from my mid-40's on . . .  
I use slightly less than is listed on the bottle as recommended, because I am using it long-term.

As far as the Aromastat, Raquel, if you feel that you have an estrogen dominance, it should really help.  Have you ever had your hormone levels tested?
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:03pm; Reply: 22
I love it and the dancing girl as well.. she is a good representation of who you are in mind and POSTURE ans the SPIRIT it takes to STAND TALL. ;D  
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:08pm; Reply: 23
Awesome! Good job my friend!!! All the information and good knowledge does not work unless someone applies it. Dr.D has shared some awesome information that is helping all of us heal but it's up to each one of us to apply it.

And WOW! You applied it for sure! Good for you!!!

I find it a bit annoying that medical Drs can't get excited (they choose not to) when you heal. Is it out of shock and disbelief because they pretty much never see it happen? Probably. They like to think things should be more difficult. When my protein levels in my urine went from really high to better than normal and my blood pressure went down AND I lost 25 pounds... while I was 4 months pregnant and just followed the btd for a month... the Dr said it was probably because the baby was pushing up on my stomach and that was the reason my weight went down. Silly man. It's unbelievable that we pay these people so much money. lol
Posted by: Raquel, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 8:55pm; Reply: 24
Thanks Balletomane, you are right, when my mon was only 39-40 needed a hysterectomy total because lots of fibroids and ovarian cyst, and now my cousin (42 yo, type A) has the same problem with bleading, pain, etc ... :-/  saddly she doesn´t want follow BTD or SWAMI...


Victoria I did a complete hormone test recently, (one month) and all hormones are ok, which is the name of estrogen dominance test ????
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 9:35pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Raquel
Thanks Balletomane, you are right, when my mon was only 39-40 needed a hysterectomy total because lots of fibroids and ovarian cyst, and now my cousin (42 yo, type A) has the same problem with bleading, pain, etc ... :-/  saddly she doesn´t want follow BTD or SWAMI...


Victoria I did a complete hormone test recently, (one month) and all hormones are ok, which is the name of estrogen dominance test ????


It would help to know what the doctor considers ok.  Does it mean that they are normal for a woman in perimenopause, with reduced progesterone and therefore an estrogen imbalance?  (which could be considered ok for your age, but still create problems in your health) Or does it mean that your hormones are what they were when you were in your 30's?

Normally, as we women age, our ovaries produce less and less progesterone, while our estrogen levels drop much more slowly and sometimes not at all.  In those cases, transdermal progesterone can work wonders.  
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:28pm; Reply: 26
The female balancing protocol is my holy grail atm!!!
I have just placed my Aromastat order - it is also a top recommendation in my SWAMI Xpress.

And now upped my dose to taking 2000mg of vitex each morning. Plus some iron and mag occasionally. Black currant seed oil is not available here, having a tbspn of EVOO instead.

Finding the rosehip & hibiscus tea with some chamomile is very soothing.

My ma had a 60gram cyst and then an ectopic pregnancy with blood transfusion when she was my age.
Interesting how stress & pain can totally pull me off my tracks; and only now feeling back ontop of the stress - it seemed no matter what I did I couldn't pull myself out of it & back on track, happy to be making progress now though.
Definitely inspired by your efforts Balletomane.


Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 4:06am; Reply: 27
Quoted from Victoria
When I had an ovarian cyst, I took a whole dropperful of Vitex tincture twice a day for a couple of years.  It had shrunk quite a bit after one year (as seen by my annual exam) and was gone by the second.  Vitex is slow acting and my sense was that it was cumulative, therefore consistency is really important to get benefit from this herb.  But I like it a lot for this type of thing.


Victoria,
You're right about that. I actually saw my cyst and the smaller fibroid shrink after half year's of usage a while back. Then I read some "misinformation" online saying that vitex is very estrogenic, blah blah blah, so I got scared and stopped using it for half a year. The sizes of my fibroids and cyst grew back. Then I found out that Dr D's supps actually contain vitex so it should be alright for me to go back to the tincture. I am glad I did.

Quoted from Victoria
Also the transdermal Progesterone cream can be really important for women who are prone to this type of imbalance.  I used it from my mid-40's on . . .  I use slightly less than is listed on the bottle as recommended, because I am using it long-term.


I forgot to mention that I also use transdermal progesterone cream. I use a low dosage, 2 dabs only, once a day before bed. I tried having two doses before but the one in the morning made me so sleepy that I couldn't work, and the extra dose also made me feel depressed. So I reduced and it has been working fine.  :)
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 4:06am; Reply: 28
Quoted from Goldie
I love it and the dancing girl as well.. she is a good representation of who you are in mind and POSTURE ans the SPIRIT it takes to STAND TALL. ;D  


That's so sweet of you to say that, Goldie. ((((HUGS)))
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 4:13am; Reply: 29
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Awesome! Good job my friend!!! All the information and good knowledge does not work unless someone applies it. Dr.D has shared some awesome information that is helping all of us heal but it's up to each one of us to apply it.


Thank you so much Chrysta. I want to thank you too, once again, for the tips on Magnesium. It is on the female balance protocol for all blood groups and I find that topical application has worked wonders on me  ;)

Quoted from christaalyssaA+
I find it a bit annoying that medical Drs can't get excited (they choose not to) when you heal. Is it out of shock and disbelief because they pretty much never see it happen? Probably. They like to think things should be more difficult.


Ha ha ha, tell me about it! It is this mindset that reinforces the vicious cycle of DIS-ease. On the contrary, when I was lying there being examined, I reinforced my thoughts with positive affirmations and actually felt good about my healing process. I chased away all thoughts of fear and worries. I believe that to be so important in our quest to be well. Perhaps it was something that traditional medicine men and women did in the past but something that has been lost in today's impersonal medical system.

It was fantastic to hear about your health improvements during your pregnancy. That doctor sounds like a moron ;D

Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 4:24am; Reply: 30
Quoted from Raquel
Thanks Balletomane, you are right, when my mon was only 39-40 needed a hysterectomy total because lots of fibroids and ovarian cyst, and now my cousin (42 yo, type A) has the same problem with bleading, pain, etc ... :-/  saddly she doesn´t want follow BTD or SWAMI...

Victoria I did a complete hormone test recently, (one month) and all hormones are ok, which is the name of estrogen dominance test ????


It seems the more we talk with women the more we find they have similar issues. It is not surprising given the kind of processed food most people eat (on top of not being compliant with their blood type), as well as the environmental toxins (not just pollution but also the plastic utensils and chemical-laden personal care products). These chemicals mimic estrogen (known as xenoestrogen) and further aggravate our estrogen dominance condition.

One of the specialists I saw initially also said hysterectomy might be necessary due to the size of my fibroids. I'm glad I learned very soon that this would have serious repercussions on my health despite the fact that I do not plan to have children.

Regarding hormone tests, normally MDs give you a blood test to determine your female hormone levels. However, very little female hormones can be tested in the blood (to put it simplistically). The best way is to do saliva tests. They are much more reflective of your true level. I do so by ordering test vials from a lab called ZRT Lab, sending them back (across the Pacific Ocean!) and very quickly they send me results via the Internet with a detailed analysis. Definitely worth a try. I have been using these tests to monitor my hormone levels and keep track of my symptoms (through their questionnaire). Very useful.

I also suggest the book by Dr John Lee, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About PREmenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty." Excellent source of information.
Posted by: Raquel, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:00pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from Victoria


It would help to know what the doctor considers ok.  Does it mean that they are normal for a woman in perimenopause, with reduced progesterone and therefore an estrogen imbalance?  (which could be considered ok for your age, but still create problems in your health) Or does it mean that your hormones are what they were when you were in your 30's?

Normally, as we women age, our ovaries produce less and less progesterone, while our estrogen levels drop much more slowly and sometimes not at all.  In those cases, transdermal progesterone can work wonders.  


Thanks Victoria for explanations, I did a complete blood test, Dr. said that I'm not in perimenopause or meno yet....I think that maybeit is because the vitex ;) magnesium, yarrow and SWAMI or course! I don´t know if i did a estrogen dominance test?

Balletomane do you have the link for test salive, or some lab in Spain ????



Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:05pm; Reply: 32
Hi Raquel,

Here is the link to the lab's saliva tests:
http://www.zrtlab.com/test-kits/saliva-testing-kits.html

You can request them to send the test kit to you and you can mail it back by expedited air mail--that is, if there is no equivalent tests in Spain.
Posted by: Raquel, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:14pm; Reply: 33
Thanks Balletomane for the link, I'm going to ask here too.
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:46pm; Reply: 34
Sure, Raquel. I hope you find a lab in Spain that does this. Let us know.
Posted by: Raquel, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 5:28pm; Reply: 35
;)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 5:50pm; Reply: 36
love this sup as well
in combination with all already mentioned in this post
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP066
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 5:53pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from balletomane


I also suggest the book by Dr John Lee, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About PREmenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty." Excellent source of information.



lol Awesome! I used Dr. Lee's progesterone cream while I was pregnant. (I only learned about it in my 2 month but do believe it helped me to stay pregnant even though I didn't know I was at the time.) When I'm not breast feeding Benjam'n anymore I'll go back onto my progesterone cream. I only buy Dr Lee's progesterone cream. I'm so happy his family are still making it. He has died but really has left a great legacy. I have actually put my step father on it also and my sister in Hawaii was able to get pregnant because of this. Very exciting!

As for that Dr I had during my pregnancy, being a moron... yes he was. But that's how they are trained. I do believe there are good ones, but that only comes from their personal desire to learn more so that they can truly help people instead of the "cut it out, sew it up, medicate it" mentality that they are trained to have.
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:05pm; Reply: 38
Yes, I use Dr Lee's progesterone cream as well. Highly recommended :)
Posted by: Raquel, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7:09pm; Reply: 39
When Dr. Lee recomended to use the cream? for fibroid?
Posted by: honeybee, Monday, January 31, 2011, 9:53am; Reply: 40
Quoted from balletomane
Here is the link to the lab's saliva tests:
http://www.zrtlab.com/test-kits/saliva-testing-kits.html

You can request them to send the test kit to you and you can mail it back by expedited air mail--


Did you interpret your results from the saliva test yourself Balletomane? Wondering how one would go about that.. I have ordered a female hormone profile test kit but have no idea about translating results of such a thing  :-/
Posted by: balletomane, Monday, January 31, 2011, 10:16am; Reply: 41
Quoted from Raquel
When Dr. Lee recomended to use the cream? for fibroid?


Raquel, the cream is for upping your progesterone level. A women in pre-menopausal state or entering menopause could have a very low level of progesterone. Even if the estrogen level is already low, an even lower level of progesterone would lead to "estrogen dominance," which is responsible for a whole host of symptoms like fibrocycstic breasts, fibroids, PCOS and PMS. So you have to find out about your progesterone and estrogen levels first before knowing if you would need to use that cream.
Posted by: balletomane, Monday, January 31, 2011, 10:19am; Reply: 42
Quoted from honeybee


Did you interpret your results from the saliva test yourself Balletomane? Wondering how one would go about that.. I have ordered a female hormone profile test kit but have no idea about translating results of such a thing  :-/


Honeybee,

When you get your report from the lab, they will provide a detailed analysis for you so it would not be necessary to second guess  ;)
Posted by: honeybee, Monday, January 31, 2011, 10:24am; Reply: 43
The lab I have contacted said there is no report unfortunately .. hope I can find a good online ref or maybe my GP can lend a hand here.. thanks for your reply!
Posted by: balletomane, Monday, January 31, 2011, 11:13am; Reply: 44
ZRT is in my knowledge the best lab for this type of test. Their lab director is David Zava, the guy whom Dr. Lee mentioned in his books.
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