Endometriosis & Polycystic Ovaries: How to heal & protect the female reproductive system
It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 10 women of childbearing age suffer from some kind of reproductive organ condition at some time in their life.
Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts are two of the most common dis-eases that cause discomfort and anxiety in many women and there are some natural remedies that can help.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is cysts which manifest when tissue from the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Sometimes the tissue even attaches to an ovary and forms a growth, and in serious cases, leads to fertility problems.
What are Polycystic Ovaries?
Polycystic ovaries form when eggs mature within the follicles or sacks, but the sack doesn’t break open to release the egg. Cysts eventually form because the cycle repeats and the follicles keep on growing inside the ovary.
Symptoms for both of these ovarian cysts include:
- Breast tenderness
- Dull ache in the lower back and thighs
- Nausea or vomiting
- Painful and irregular menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding
- Inflammation, fullness or pain in the abdomen
- Problems passing urine completely
- Difficulties getting pregnant
- Chronic Fatigue
- Weight gain.
What causes these cysts and other dis-eases of the female reproductive system?
The cysts actually form in order to contain toxic waste from chemical dioxins contained in pads and tampons, medicinal residues that have been prescribed for the reproductive region. Additionally, a diet that over time is heavily weighted towards inflammation-causing foods and unhealthy lifestyle and personal care habits can lead to these conditions in women as well.
Toxic Feminine Hygiene Products
One of the leading causes of endometriosis and cysts on the ovaries and all of these different problems are the commercial pads and tampons that women use during their period.
The pharmaceutical industry uses dioxins in these products so that women bleed more requiring them to buy more product.
Do you remember the toxic shock syndrome?
Not too long ago, there were such excessive toxins in these products, it was actually killing some women. Then they finally managed to get the dosages worked out and everybody thought the issues went away, but it's still a very real problem.
Additionally, bleach, fragrances, 'odour neutralisers' and other chemicals are often added, many of which are harmful to the body and some are even carcinogenic, meaning they cause cancer!
And if you have teenage girls whose 'cycles' have begun, make sure that you educate them early on about the difference between unbleached natural products and those that contain chemicals and dioxins.
Start by eliminating foods that cause inflammation in the body, including processed grains, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, chemically infused caffeine, processed meats, trans fats and hydrogenated oils.
Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables with a particular emphasis on the following which will help soothe pain, reduce inflammation and create an environment for the reproductive area to heal:
- Good Fats and Omega-3 Oils: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Coconut Oil and Avocado Oils;
- Magnesium-rich foods: e.g. Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Bananas, Spinach and Chard;
- Iron-rich foods: e.g. All leafy greens, prunes, artichokes, black beans and organic eggs;
- One-Seeded Foods: e.g. Avocados, Olives, Peaches and Apricots.
Before going to bed at night, insert into the vagina at least a tablespoon of plain live-cultured, organic yoghurt that contains no gelatine. Then place a natural fabric, unbleached pad and go to sleep. The live cultures in the yogurt will promote healing in the affected area, and if done consistently for 1 to 2 months, the cysts will naturally remove themselves.
Detox & Cleanse the body
A 2-3 week juice fast or water fast will give your body a chance to heal more rapidly.
It's also a good idea to help the body eliminate any toxic residues that may be accumulated or remaining in your digestive tract, either before or after your fast. You can do this with my natural colon cleanse fibre/clay product called Cleanse Me.
You may find it difficult for the first few days, but stick with it and you'll discover just about any ailment or dis-ease can heal and you'll soon have more energy and confidence.
A 21-day CABALA juice fast (juicing fresh apples, carrots, beets and lemon) with a cold-pressed juicer (or on days when you need extra-convenience, try my Raw CABALA juice powder) This is an excellent protocol that has worked wonders for many women to remove even the most-advanced and stubborn cysts.
Professional modalities like good Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Osteopathic can also relieve pain, promote healthy posture and balance, and are safe, alternative therapies if done by a skilled practitioner.
The power of pure, essential oils for supporting the reduction of pain, cramping and restoring an emotional state of wellbeing should not be underestimated. Clary Calm is one essential oil blend that can help balance hormones naturally.
The primary ingredient in this blend is Clary Sage, which is well known as a powerful essential oil for PMS and alleviating women's hormone imbalances.
Clary Sage has unique hormone-like components that help to balance out estrogen production in the body. Studies show that it reduces pms and menstrual cramps by 2-3 times. In fact, it is so effective at relieving pain, another study showed clary sage to be quite effective in also relieving pain in childbirth.
PMS Bath Soak Blend
Add 3 drops of Clary Sage, 2 drops of Chamomile, 2 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Lavender to a running warm bath. Tip: Mixing these oils with 1/4 cup Epsom salt before adding to the bath will help keep the oils from floating on top of the water and will include the benefits of magnesium.
The medical world knows only how to treat symptoms without addressing the underlying cause of the problem.
If you go to a Doctor for some type of reproductive organ pain, you'll probably be prescribed a pain relief medication and then a drug like 'progesterone', which will not only suppress the inflammation in the pelvic cavity, but cause a raft of side-effects, like losing your period or ability to conceive and a host of hormonal issues.
In my mind, it's far better to attempt to heal yourself naturally using some of these principles of self care I've shared with you here.