Margaret Wertheim, MS, RD, LDN, a dietitian at Pulling Down the Moon, an integrative care center for fertility in Chicago, believes good nutrition can only help women who suffer from this condition. Having witnessed the impact of fibroids on fertility in many of her patients, she often recommends diet modification aimed at reducing the intake of xenoestrogens, or environmental chemicals that possess estrogenic activity that may fuel fibroid growth, such as bisphenol A in water bottles and canned foods, as well as reducing the intake of growth hormones present in foods such as conventionally raised, nonorganic beef.
Hi Stephini, Long time follower and absolutely think your’re spot on everything! I have some very dry, flaky skin and poor digestion. I was a raw vegan for a couple of years and boy did that screw me up-leading ultimately to an eating disorder of epic proportions. I have regained the weight/grew a couple inches taller even. And have been paleo for almost 2 years. However do you think resulting seb derm or roasea could be a result of a hormonal imbalance/hypothyroidism or nutritional imbalance? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated because its pretty embarrassing and socially isolating. Being paleo has pretty much cured by acne though.
Hi Kris. Yesssss! Even though I haven’t experienced tingling extremities I DO feel an extremely uncomfortable vibrating and buzzing feeling in my core. Mainly in my chest and head area. Makes me feel dizzy. It can happen any old time….but I notice it the most when I’m just sitting down because it just seems so odd to be feeling like this when you’re at rest, ya know!? It’s just one of the many symptoms I’m having right now. Up until yesterday I really thought I was dying of a horrible neurological degenerative disease! I am 49. I have terrible headaches now, for no reason at all (not based on my diet or drinking alcohol), I feel dizzy, light-headed, disoriented and a little wobbly on my feet and, worst of all my memory has gotten reeeeeeally bad. I used to be really quick and smart and now I feel slow and, really, not myself at all. THAT’s the worst part: not feeling like myself. 🙁 I had blood tests which all came out fine and my doctor said that my symptoms sound perimenopausal and to go do some research online – which I did…seems like many women my age have these awful symptoms. It was quite a relief to find! Yet….the smallest thing can make me doubt that I am, indeed, just experiencing perimenopause and then I’m thrown into the most awful panic-anxiety feelings. I was NEVER like this before. I was fearless! Oh and the crying. Ugh. I was never a crier either. I feel like this whole thing was actually brought on last year by a VERY stressful situation that threw me into my first panic ever. Ever since then I’ve had all these awful symptoms. Oh and my periods went from being very regular my whole life – every 28 days – to every 24 days for the last year. I’m getting them more often! Hilarious! Except the last period, which came on day 30 (the full moon Sept 16th) and for the 3 weeks preceding it, all the above symptoms went into overdrive. I thought I was going crazy and didn’t recognize myself. Sigh. I am taking a lot of natural supplements now and am thinking about taking the progesterone cream but need to do more research. Here’s to hoping there is light at the end of this tunnel….