A Miracle Home Remedy for Fibroids That Works Every Time!

by Jane
(New York)


Here's a natural remedy for fibroids that's guaranteed to work fast, along with other highly effective home remedies for reversing uterine fibroids...


QUESTION:

Hi. Love what you guys are doing here. Very insightful and very helpful. However, I must say that I do not see anything concerning fibroids. Do have any information that you can share on how to get rid of fibroids with natural remedies?

Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
Jane


ANSWER:

Hi Jane, and thanks for your question regarding natural remedies for fibroids.

Firstly, for those who don't know, fibroids, or uterine leiomyomas are predominantly non cancerous (benign) tumors of the uterus. They are in fact extremely common with around 3 million women diagnosed in the U.S. every year and 80% of females actually developing them by the age of 50. Fibroids can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, extended periods, pelvic and rectal pressure and pain, bladder weakening and lower back pain.

Thankfully, natural remedies can help tremendously with uterine fibroids and are definitely a much better and safer option than surgery.

Here's the top 6 you may want to consider...


Home Remedy for Fibroids #1... Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Black Strap Molasses: This should certainly be your first remedy of choice for shrinking fibroids. Uterine fibroids only occur and grow in an acidic environment. So if you have fibroids, your body's pH level will be low (acidic) which is definitely not what you want. Apple cider vinegar and black strap molasses boost your pH level and make the body alkaline (opposite to acidic). In an alkaline environment, fibroids begin shrinking immediately. As a side benefit, the ACV helps with brown fat metabolism, so if you're overweight or suffering from cellulite, this will help with these problems as well. In addition, the black strap molasses is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, boron, B6 and selenium, which are all vital nutrients for women's health.

So here's what you do...

Purchase some organic apple cider vinegar containing the "mother" apple. Make sure that what you buy still contains the mother as no other ACV's will work. Bragg's apple cider vinegar is the best for this. Also purchase some organic black strap molasses. Once again, this must be organic and it must be "unsulphured black strap molasses". No other molasses will work. Here's some reputable brands if you're interested... Organic Unsulphured Black Strap Molasses.

Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of black strap molasses in a glass of warm filtered water (it needs to be warm enough to dissolve the molasses). Drink this concoction 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach. (First thing in the morning and last thing at night are two of the best times). Or if you like, you can have the ACV in a shooter glass and the molasses straight off the spoon. It doesn't really matter how you do it as long as you have them every day!

Now, the most important part to this remedy is the time frame you take it for because this is where many women get mixed up. This is not a "prescription" remedy, meaning you don't just take it for a few weeks or months then stop. You take it for the rest of your life! You don't just want to get rid of your fibroids right now, you want to keep them away for good. That's what this remedy will do! You can back off on the dosage once your fibroids have shrunk and your symptoms have disappeared if you like, but don't stop with it altogether or those fibroids will slowly start to grow again.


Natural Remedy for Fibroids #2... Baking Soda: Whereas the first remedy listed here is a permanent (rest of your life) protocol, this one is only temporary. The baking soda is a very powerful pH booster, so it alkalizes the body very quickly. It basically gives you an "alkaline" shot (remember, fibroids shrink in an alkaline environment) which is important at the beginning when you're trying to reverse the growth of fibroids.

So what you do is mix a teaspoon of baking soda (Bob's Best is the best!) in a glass of filtered water and scull it down. Do this once daily after you've eaten. We do admit the baking soda doesn't taste the best, which is why you'll probably need to dring it in one hit. However, you only need to do this for two weeks so it's not so bad.


Natural Treatment for Fibroids #3... Lugol's Iodine: Both Dr David Brownstein and Dr Marcus Sircus recommend iodine for shrinking fibroids of the breast, uterus and ovaries. Iodine therapy (painting the uterus with iodine) was once the standard treatment in conventional medicine for reversing severe uterine fibroids. Studies have also shown that liquid iodine will shrink fibrocystic breast disease.

Lugol's liquid iodine is definitely the best and most effective iodine for reversing fibroids. In his book "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It," Dr David Brownstein recommends you take 100mg's, or 16 drops of the 5% Lugol's iodine solution under the tongue in divided amounts to reverse fibroids (eg, 4 drops taken 4 times throughout the day). This should be done for 8-10 weeks before backing off to a dosage of 25-50mg's (4-8 drops) per day. You then continue with this amount indefinitely (permanently). Just make sure you purchase the 5% solution and not the 2%. Here's what it looks like... Lugol's 5% liquid Iodine.


Natural Cure for Fibroids #4... Milk Thistle and Maca Root: The estrogen hormone contributes to fibroids by stimulating unwanted cell growth. But both milk thistle and maca root work to metabolize and get rid of excess estrogen, which in turn helps to shrink uterine fibroids.

You can buy both of these herbs from any good health food store or online. Just make sure the maca is genuine maca root that comes from the Peruvian mountains.


Home Remedy for Fibroids #5... Matcha Green Tea: Green tea contains some very powerful antioxidants, particularly the catachin antioxidants, which have been found to inhibit and even shrink fibroid cells. Green tea is also a great anti-inflammatory and studies have shown it helps to reduce fibroid symptoms. Matcha green tea is by far the best and contains 137 times more catachins than regular green tea. For best results, be sure to drink 3-4 cups a day.


Natural Remedy for Fibroids #6... Herbs: Certain herbs are also terrific for helping to shrink fibroids and reducing the symptoms. Garlic, cayenne pepper, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon and dandelion are all powerful anti-inflammatories and contain some strong antioxidants. Ginger and cayenne pepper in particular help with excessive menstrual flow and menstrual cramps, so if you suffer with these make sure you include these two herbs and spices in your diet as much as you can.


And finally, don't forget to eat well. Plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are the key. And be sure to stay well clear of all refined and processed foods and drinks. These foods mess with your hormones something chronic and will do nothing to help with your fibroids or their accompanying symptoms.


So hopefully these tips and remedies help you out Jane.


Good luck and all the best to you!


Regards

Troy (Admin)

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Aug 07, 2016
Large Fibroids in Uterus
by: Wendy

Thank you so much for the info you posted above on the top 6 things to do for Fibroids. I am going to buy all the stuff today and start this program. I have one Fibroid the size of a baseball and the other the size of a golf ball bleeding and giving me a lot pain, especially in the pelvis. I am taking high doses of DMG and have felt better and will continue to keep taking this. DMG shrinks cysts too. I have 2 cysts on my ovaries and I am prone to them on my feet too. The DMG shrunk the cysts on my feet and I am waiting to go back to my Gyno to see if it's shrunk the cysts on my ovaries too.
Thank you again for this information. I would love to hear from anyone else who has tried these top 6 and see how long before they saw results. I will write back with my results from my next ultrasound. Good luck everyone.
Wendy

Aug 11, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Wendy. Yes DMG (dimethyl glycine) is also very good for reversing fibroids and cysts, so supplementing with this nutrient is a good idea. And don't forget that stress and coffee exacerbate fibroid and cyst growth too so try and keep both of these to a minimum as well!

All the best.

Aug 18, 2016
Cysts GONE! - Update
by: Wendy

Hi Troy.
Thanks for writing back. Appreciate the advice.
I went to my Gyno for an ultrasound on Monday and both cysts are gone from my ovaries!!!
The large fibroid also shrunk a bit (7.9 now 7.6).
So I am happy to report this!
I am going to start my iodine tomorrow along with all the great advice listed here. I've got Matcha green tea and baking soda too and apple cider vinegar and turmeric pills.
Do I just take the drops directly in the mouth or do I mix them with water?
16 drops to start right?
I'll keep updating. Thank you... wishing everyone healthy days.
Wendy

Aug 19, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

That's great news Wendy! With the 5% liquid iodine, you should start with a dosage of 4 drops per day for a week then 8 drops per day for another week. After this, work up to the 16 drops each day for a period of 6-8 weeks before backing off to the 8 drops daily, and then the 4 drops per day. You should then stay on this amount permanently for overall good health. The best way to have the liquid iodine is mixed in a glass of water and the dosages split up throughout the day - 3 times per day on an empty stomach would be the ideal. And remember, with the baking soda you only have it for two weeks.

All the best!

Oct 02, 2016
Fibroids
by: Lilly

I have a huge fibroid subserosal that measures 16cm×9cm. I've had it for 6 years now and am trying to find a cure and way to shrink it. I went to a holistic doctor, which my insurance doesn't cover and is really expensive, and the herbs and supplements given to me are not working at all. I feel hopeless, but this cure seems cheap and hopefully comes with no side effects. I also have high blood pressure. Does anyone know if these remedies are contraindicated for HBP? Thanks.
Lilly


Oct 03, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Hi Lilly. If you have HBP then the only one you would need to precede with caution with would be the baking soda. However, as long as you take it in combination with the apple cider vinegar you'll be perfectly okay (ACV and baking soda actually help to lower blood pressure when taken together... Natural Remedy for High Blood Pressure). You also only take the baking soda for two weeks anyway just to boost your body's pH level so you'll be fine. All of the other herbs and supplements are 100% safe as long as you stick to using them as directed.

Good luck and all the best!

Oct 03, 2016
Dosage for kids
by: Xyz, California

Hi Troy
Thank you for the wonderful post! I have fibroids and am going to follow your instructions ASAP. I have heard fibroids are hereditary and I have 2 girls, one 11 and another one 13. Can you give me some useful suggestions on how to prevent fibroids for them and keep them healthy?
Is it okay for them to take the ACV at least once a week, or can you let me know the dosage for their age? Thanks a lot!
God bless you

Oct 04, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Xyz. Apple cider vinegar is excellent for young growing girls and will help immensely with their overall health, along with preventing fibroids. Black strap molasses or raw honey are also terrific and are both rich in essential nutrients. The ACV and black strap molasses/honey should be taken every day for best results. 1-2 tablespoons of the ACV and 1-2 tablespoons of molasses or honey is perfect. The hardest part can be getting them to drink it. Here's a few handy recipes that can make it much easier... 5 Recipes to Get Your Daily Dose of Apple Cider Vinegar.

I would also recommend lots of probiotics, particularly for young girls going through/about to go through puberty. Boosting their good gut bacteria will do wonders for balancing out all those hormonal changes that are going to occur. A good probiotic supplement, along with plenty of probiotic rich foods such as kombucha, yogurt, etc, will work a treat... Cultures for Health.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Oct 10, 2016
Dosage
by: Xyz

Hi Troy,
Thank you for your reply about the dosage for my kids. I am already giving ACV to My kids everyday!
This question is about me... when we take the baking soda for 2 weeks, do we still take the ACV everyday as usual? I am already taking it everyday!!!! My next concern is once the 2 weeks of baking soda intake is over, can I take it again if the fibroid is still there? Or just stop after 2 weeks? Please let me know. Thank you for helping out.

Oct 10, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

The ACV and molasses are taken every day indefinitely. Do not stop with these... ever!! The baking soda is taken for two weeks, however, you can continue with this for up to 4 weeks before dropping it. Don't go beyond 4 weeks or you may end up with alkalosis (too much alkalinity). If you find your fibroids have not shrunk after a further 6 weeks, you can go back on the baking soda for another 2-4 weeks. This will be all that you'll need and your fibriods should be much smaller or even gone by this time.

Hope this helps.

All the best.

Oct 17, 2016
Dosage
by: Xyz

Hi Troy,
Sorry to bother you again! This is again about the dosages. For balanced pH levels and formation of alkaline in body, ACV is the best solution... I clearly understand that! Also, I started giving my girls 1 tbsp of ACV and 1 tbsp of Black strap molasses everyday. I am having the same 2 times a day. Now my concern is if we are taking this on a daily basis for the rest of our life, will this lead to increased levels of alkalinity and cause any side effects? Or because I have fibroids, do I need to take this my entire life and do my kids need to stop at any point?
Thank you for all your help! God bless!

Oct 18, 2016
Using baking soda to treat my fibriods
by: Eve

I had a myomectomy but now my fibroids are coming back again. I still want to have children. I am happy to have come across this site and hope this is going to help me. I would also like to confirm whether bicarbonate of soda is the same as baking soda?

I've been highly stressed and I have learned that stress also contributes to the growth of fibriods. I have change my diet, though it wasn't easy. I am no longer eating meat, only fish. I would also like to know whether eating brown bread is good for me or not?

Oct 21, 2016
Reply for Eve
by: Troy

Yes, bi carb of soda is the same as baking soda. Just remember though, the baking soda is only one remedy. You must utilize all 6 recommendations to successfully shrink your fibroids (and shrink them for good). For the foods you need to be eating... fresh fruits, vegetables nuts and seeds are crucial. Breads of any sort are not good and should be avoided.

Oct 21, 2016
Reply for Xyz
by: Troy

Taking apple cider vinegar every day for the rest of your life will cause absolutely ZERO negative side effects, only positive effects! It would be no different to you eating, say, 6 organically grown apples every day. Organic ACV is just crushed fermented apple juice. And there is no danger of your body becoming too alkaline... none at all. The ACV and molasses will only keep your pH slightly alkaline, which is perfect. You should actually be more concerned (as should every person) with your body becoming acidic. This is a far more dangerous and deadly problem. I've been taking ACV for over 20 years now and would never be without it!

Remember also... ACV was Hippocrates all-time favorite food. :)


Oct 22, 2016
How do I know if its effective?
by: Richie

I am really happy for what is going on here. Kudos to the admin of this site. My question is can I use any other black strap molasses hence I was unable to see the recommended brands in the grocery stores around my area. What I saw was black treacle. Is this okay for use? Secondly, at what months do I need to go for an ultrasound to see if the remedy is effective. Thanks.

Oct 22, 2016
Turmeric and Green Tea
by: Amanda

Should I stop taking turmeric and green tea when I start using the apple cider vinegar and black strap molasses?

Oct 24, 2016
Reply for Richie
by: Troy

Hi Richie. No the black strap molasses MUST be organic black strap molasses. This is the only type you should take. You may have to order it online or find a health food store. Grocery stores do not normally stock it. As far as having an ultrasound? After 6 months of following this protocol your fibroids should either be completely gone or barely visible, so having an ultrasound after this period would be a good decision.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Oct 24, 2016
Reply for Amanda
by: Troy

No! You should definitely continue with the tumeric and green tea. They all work extremely well together and in synergy with each other. :)

Oct 25, 2016
Ultrasound and cell phone usage
by: Eve

Hello, I just have a concern about having another ultrasound after six months? You said in one of the comments below that if you find your fibroids have not completely shrunk after a further 6 weeks, you can go back on the baking soda for another 2-4 weeks. This will be all that you'll need and your fibriods should be gone by this time?

I would also like to know whether using cell phones have any effects or contribute to this problem? Every time I use my cell phone I feel something in my womb. Can this cause a problem?

I fell so blessed to be part of this blog.
Thank you



Oct 28, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Eve. Firstly, you don't need to wait 6 months to have another ultrasound. This is only a guideline. However, waiting 6 months gives these remedies (and your body) plenty of time to shrink your fibroids. Of course, for peace of mind you can certainly go for an ultrasound earlier to see if your fibroids are shrinking.

In regards to cell phones causing fibroids or other female health problems? Don't know about that one. No studies so far have shown anything towards this, only in regards to the possible development of brain cancer.

Hope this helps.

All the best.

Nov 03, 2016
I can touch the fibroid?
by: Amanda

I am very glad to come across this blog. God bless the admin. Firstly, I am the type of person that cannot do without bread. I've stopped eating all other junk food as well as drinking soft drinks, but is there a type of bread that I can eat? Secondly, I've been taking tumeric for 6 months now and I've also added the ACV, Molasses & baking soda. I've been doing this for two weeks now but whenever I press on my stomach I feel the fibroid still hardened at my lower abdomen. My question is how do I know if it is actually shrinking? I'm scared of going to the hospital to hear the same news that it is still there. Help!

Nov 04, 2016
Reply to Amanda
by: Troy

Hi Amanda. Firstly, you can use Ezekiel bread as a substitute for conventional bread... Ezekiel Bread Recipe - Dr Axe. Secondly, do you actually have a fibroid? Or is it a cyst or a tumor? EACH ARE DIFFERENT. You need to go back to your physician A.S.A.P and get a confirmed diagnosis. This is crucial so don't delay.

Hope this helps.

Best regards.

Nov 04, 2016
The scan confirms fibroids
by: Amanda

Still thanking you for the great job. Yes I was diagnosed in June this year and the result confirmed I had four multiple myoma measured in " mm". This prompted my research on how to get rid of it. This is my first time of hearing about Ezekiel bread. Is it the same thing as wheat bread?

More grace.

Nov 04, 2016
Reply to Amanda
by: Troy

Yes, ezekiel bread is a form of wheat bread - a healthy form. With the above remedies, try and include the Lugol's iodine as well. It's very powerful for shrinking fibroids. It will usually take 4-6 weeks for your fibroids to shrink, sometimes longer depending on the size and how many you have (up to 6 months if you have multiple or large fibroids).

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Nov 05, 2016
7 weeks taking ACV and black strap molasses
by: Cassie

Hi Troy. Thank you for your advice on this topic. I have several fibroids of different types, some on top of my uterus, others inside - largest about 5 cm as of August 2015. I've taken 2 tbs of black strap molasses and ACV everyday since September 10. My period in October was much lighter, but continued to spot for 8 days. I have been taking 4 oz of 5 percent iodine for one month. I'll up that to 16 oz. Also taking DIM, calcium d-glucarate, and Fibrovera AHS, and a tincture from my naturopath. Naturopath prescribed calcium and Fivrovera, but I started with the black strap molasses and ACV. I don't have heavy bleeding but feeling of pressure in uterine area. Question: Given I have several fibroids, some embedded in my uterus, how long might the ACV & BSM take to kick in? I realize this is a long process. Thanks so much!

Nov 07, 2016
Please help
by: Anonymous

Hi, my gyno told me on Friday that I have a fibroid on my womb and have endometriosis as well.
Can I do all these remedies at once. Kindly help.

Nov 08, 2016
I need help
by: Sandra

Hello! So happy to have come across this. I just got married and was diagnosed with fibroids and would like to know if the listed protocol has any side effects for someone that is trying to conceive. And if after shrinking the fibroid(s), would I still be able to get pregnant and continue taking it during my pregnancy? Does it have any side effects for a growing fetus? Thanks.

Nov 09, 2016
Reply to Sandra
by: Troy

All of these recommendations are safe to have when trying to conceive. In fact, the ACV, black strap molasses and Lugol's iodine will actually help with a healthier pregnancy! The baking soda is only taken for two weeks so this wont be a problem either. With the Lugol's iodine, drop the maintenance dose to two liquid drops per day instead of the 4-6 drops when you do become pregnant. A lower dosage is better in this scenario.

As always, you should consult your health care professional first before following any nutritional advice (we are required by law to put this in).

All the best to you Sandy and good luck with your pregnancy!

Nov 09, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Yes! In fact, you should do all of these remedies at once to get rid of your fibriod - this is what's needed. Also, have a read of this recent Q&A on endometriosis remedies for some extra tips... What are the Best Natural Remedies for Endometriosis?

All the best.

Nov 09, 2016
Ultrasound when?
by: Xyz

Hi Troy,
Thank you so much for guiding us here. You are doing a noble job by helping us! I have/had a fibroid around 11 cm big. You earlier told me about baking soda, saying you can take this for 2 to 4 weeks, but no more than that. I took the baking soda for 3 weeks continuously and I won't take anymore, as per your advice. My question is... when will the fibroids shrink and when can I go for an ultrasound? I am also taking organic black strap molasses with ACV 2 times everyday. It's been 3 weeks and I can see lots of differences in myself. I am active and have even lost a few pounds!
Thank you 😊


Nov 09, 2016
Reply to Cassie
by: Troy

Hi Cassie. It may take up to 6 months for your fibroid(s) to completely disappear and your hormones to return to normal. What you are currently doing is good. Just remember that your diet and what you eat is extremely important as well. And don't forget to include lots of herbs and green tea!

Hope this helps.

All the best to you. :)

Nov 10, 2016
Reply to Xyz
by: Troy

You're very welcome Xyz. What you are doing is excellent. Don't forget about the other recommendations also.

Even though most fibriods will shrink within a 6 week period, it can, in some instances, take up to 6 months to fully shrink multiple fibriods. It can also take up to 6 months to completely re-balance your hormones (which is crucial). Having an ultrasound after 3 months would give you a very good indication on whether your fibriods have either shrunk or are shrinking. Most times you can even feel it in yourself that your body and hormones are beginning to return to normal. This is a good indication that the remedies are beginning to take effect.

Hope this helps you.

And keep doing what you're doing!

All the best. :)

Nov 12, 2016
Fibroids
by: Cassie

Troy, thanks for your reply. My concern is that the abdominal pressure and pain are more now than 2 months ago. So I'm wondering if the fibroids are growing or if my body is trying to eliminate them. I'm 51 years old and still have a period. I read somewhere that as menopause comes on, more estrogen is produced so maybe that's what is making them so difficult to deal with now.

Nov 18, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Yes, more estrogen produced can certainly make fibroids grow. Have you read our article on hot flashes (flushes) and night sweats/menopause? Boron (borax), magnesium and Maca are vital for hormonal balance, especially if you're going through menopause. Have a read of that article here... Home Remedies for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats and this one on boron/borax for menopausal symptoms (be sure to pay particular attention to the osteoporosis and sex hormone section)... The Borax Conspiracy.

Hope this helps you Cassie.

All the best. :)

Nov 20, 2016
Hopeful
by: PC

Thank you for the wonderful recommendations in this blog and for the contributions made by the bloggers. I have uterine fibroids, five I was told by my Dr in fact. Recently at my six month follow up visit the ultrasound showed that (12) small ones had popped up. What a shocker that was for me. I was happy to read about the recommendations given, and I have started taking at least four of the six. I'm about three months in. I'm currently taking the blackstrap molasses, ginger turmeric, maca supplement, Lugol's iodine 2% and moringa. I'm hoping for positive results at the next ultrasound. What do u think contributed to the growth of the additional fibroids. Thank u for the info.

Nov 21, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

The growth of fibroids depends on many different factors. Your age and hormone levels is a big one. Just make sure you take the apple cider vinegar with the black strap molasses as the two work together. This is crucial. With the iodine, because you are taking the 2% solution you will need more so be sure to double the recommended dosages that are listed for the 5% solution.

All the best!

Nov 23, 2016
Stress and fibriods
by: Eve

I really want to thank you for this site and its wonderful tips. I have also learned that stress and depression also contribute to the growth and increase in size of fibriods. Whenever I am stressed out I always feel the fibriods hardening. I want to fall pregnant. This is challenging and it's putting pressure on me and my husband. I need help. I have two 6cm and 4cm large fibriods. Will these remedies shrink my fibriods regardless of the size and type. Mid November I would like to go back and have another scan to see what is happening. However, I am now positive that I will be healed.

Thank you.

Nov 24, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Eve. These remedies for shrinking fibroids definitely work, as long as you work them! (Stick with them and purchase good quality supplements). Yes, stress can make fibroids grow and make it difficult to fall pregnant so you must try and keep this under control.

Have a read of this article from our friends at Earth Clinic as well for some extra tips on how to shrink fibroids... Effective Natural Cures for Fibroids.

And for some extra belief, I recommend you have a read of one of my all-time favorite books... How the Secret Changed my Life.

Hope this helps you Eve.

All the best!

Nov 26, 2016
Maca root powder and fibroids
by: Sarah Jane

Hi there, I'm interested in taking maca as I love the taste and the increased energy it gives me, however, there is so much conflicting information on the internet about maca and fibroids. It's very confusing indeed. Can you please set the record straight? Thank you :)

Nov 29, 2016
Need to know pls
by: Jummybaby

Hi dear, I need to know if I take baking soda and apple cider vinegar together is this ok? One is alkaline and the other is acidic? I have fibroids and you said fibroids shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, the molasses is purely sugar and I am a diabetic, so isn't it harmful for my health. Pls your reply is needed urgently.
Thanks Jummybaby

Nov 30, 2016
Reply to Jummybaby
by: Troy

Hi Jummybaby. Firstly, the ACV and baking soda taken together are perfectly safe as they balance each other out and in turn balance your acid/alkaline base. Remember, the baking soda is only taken for two weeks. And while it's true that the apple cider vinegar is acidic, once it enters the body it actually becomes alkaline. A common misconception is that ACV stays acidic, even when in the gut. This is totally false, which is why when you just drink the ACV on its own, your pH level rises (not falls) and your body still becomes alkaline.

In regards to the black strap molasses, yes it contains sugar, but it has a low glycemic index so its slow releasing. It will actually help to stabilize your blood sugar levels. The truth is, black strap molasses is beneficial for diabetics, not harmful... Benefits of Black Strap Molasses - Dr Josh Axe.

I also recommend you have a read of our article on natural remedies and treatments for diabetes for more information on ways to control your diabetes naturally... Natural Diabetes Treatment.

Eating estrogen and phytoestrogen rich foods are very helpful when trying to conceive. The best ones are... dried fruits, flax seeds, sesame seeds, chickpeas, beans, peas, tempeh, alfalfa sprouts, brand cereals, tofu, soy milk and soya beans.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Nov 30, 2016
Reply to Sarah Jane
by: Troy

Hi Sarah Jane. Fibroids are particularly prone to grow when hormone levels are high - especially when estrogen levels are elevated - which why they grow rapidly during pregnancy and shrink once a woman reaches menopause (and hormone levels drop). Maca is terrific for levelling out and normalizing hormone levels, including estrogen and progesterone levels. There is no harm in taking maca for fibroids. In fact, it's a common remedy prescribed by Naturopathic physicians for shrinking fibroids. Used in conjunction with green tea or Essiac tea, it's even more effective. One supplier of maca powder had this to say...

"In our 15 years of experience at whole world botanicals with supplying the finest quality of maca root powder and capsules to our customers in the U.S., we have never had a customer report that royal maca had made her fibroids grow larger. On the contrary, we often receive reports that the fibroids have shrunk or disappeared completely."

The websites that poo poo maca are usually the medical websites. The sad fact is most would recommend you take a harmful pharmaceutical for your "womanly problems" rather than use something natural that comes with no side effects.

Maca is perfectly okay for overall health AND for shrinking fibroids. Just make sure you purchase good quality maca and not the cheaper varieties and you'll be fine.

Hope this helps you Sarah Jane.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Dec 03, 2016
Trying to conceive/fibroids.
by: Fidodo

Hi Troy, thank you for your provided information - I have been reading up on them. I am taking the ACV and blackstrap molasses and Aloe Vera Juice to help in shrinking one large intramural fibroid. At the same time I'm trying to conceive. When diagnosed, my doctor told me the fibroid would not stop me from conceiving. This was over one year ago and yet still no sign of pregnancy?
Please, I really need your advice. I am so confused on what's best. Meanwhile I am taking a serrapeptase supplement first thing in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast. I would appreciate your help.
Many thanks,
Fidodolicious.

Dec 03, 2016
Thank you so much
by: Veronica

Thank God for your site - it's very good. Can't wait to try this. I've got some questions as I'm suffering from huge multiple Fibriods, Endometriosis and terrible serious candida, Leaky Gut Syndrome.

1. What can I replace Blackstrap Molasses with as I'm too sensitive with sugar?

2. I bought Lugols liquid 12%. What dosage would you recommend? My thyroid is enlarged. Can I take it with Iodoral?

3. I've read that Matcha Green Tea has loads of caffeine and read that it increases fibriods. Can I get decaffeinated Matcha and will it be as effective?

4. Maca root in the past seemed to have increased my fibroids. Can I replace it with Nattokinase or Serrapeptase or anything else?

Sorry for all these questions. Many thanks, Veronica

Dec 06, 2016
Reply to Veronica
by: Troy

Hi Veronica. Okay, lets go through your questions one by one...

Firstly, there is no substitute for the organic black strap molasses. And you don't need one anyway. Black strap molasses is low GI and the sugar it contains is a natural sugar (like what you find in fruit). It's easily absorbed by the body and wont cause any adverse effects. It's even safe for diabetics to take, and in fact, recommended for diabetics (read the comment reply to Jummybaby below for more information on this). It will also help tremendously with your other health problems.

Secondly, check that the 12% Lugol's iodine you have is for internal use as well as external. Some are only for external use. 4-5 vertical drops in half a glass of filtered water once daily for the first 6 months, then 2-3 drops per day after this permanently would be somewhere around the required dose. Do not take this with the Iodoral though. Personally, I don't like Iodoral as it can cause unwanted side effects. Lugol's liquid iodine is much safer, and more effective anyway. The liquid iodine will also help with your other health problems as well.

With the Matcha green tea, keep in mind that it only has about 1/3 of the caffeine of a cup of brewed coffee, which is not that high. However, if you're worried about the caffeine then by all means go with the decaffeinated variety. Matcha green tea DOES NOT increase fibroids though. According to a study published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, the ECGC's contained in green tea actually shrinks fibroids... Green Tea Extract - A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids. Once again, the Matcha green tea will help with your other health problems also.

Finally, it's unlikely that the Maca increased your fibroids as it actually normalizes hormones in the body (read the reply below to Sarah Jane). It was more than likely some other trigger that caused the growth. However, if you're not comfortable taking it then leave it out. The Nattokinase is an excellent alternative and has been shown in studies to attach itself to uterine fibriods and stop their growth. This supplement would also help with your endometriosis.

So hopefully this helps you out Veronica.

All the best to you!

Dec 07, 2016
Reply to Fidodolicious
by: Troy

For best results, you should use ALL 5 remedies in conjunction with each other (together). This is how you get the most out of the protocol. Taking the serrapeptase every morning is good. Maca root is also very good for fertility, as well as for shrinking fibroids. Have a read of this handy article from Katie Wells at WellnessMama for more natural fertility tips... How to Get Pregnant Naturally.

Finally, when it comes to trying to conceive... don't stress! This only makes things worse. It will happen when it's meant to happen so relax. Have a read of my reply to Eve below and get the book I recommended to her. It's well worth it!

All the best to you. :)

Dec 26, 2016
How Long Before You See Results?
by: Lana

Hi, I'm currently doing baking soda daily, and adding iodine & Matcha tea, as well as doing the ACV & black strap molasses. I also ordered alkaline water to drink. Today is Day 5. I'm just beginning to see my pH strip turn a little darker green. I am definitely acidic.

I know everybody's body is different, but... when can I expect to see alkalinity & maybe fibroid shrinkage?

Dec 27, 2016
Thanks for your dedication
by: Bee

Hello, I have browsed all over the Internet and have found this site to be quite a blessing for me. Thank you for being so dedicated to helping women, like myself, who suffer with this condition. I am currently on Lupron and I don't know if these natural remedies will work as well with my medication. My fibroid was a whopping 18cm and has shrunk to 11 cm on Lupron. I am terrified of what will happen when I discontinue the Lupron, but I have already met the time limit from being on it. I am praying I can curtail the hemorrhaging and get to the root cause. I pray I can curb the rapid growth my fibroid exhibits, otherwise I will be having an emergency surgery. Every doctor I see says that my case is the worst they have seen. However, I have not given up hope.

Dec 28, 2016
Reply to Lana.
by: Troy

Your body should definitely be alkaline after 2-3 weeks. Make sure you test your pH level first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything for a true reading. Remember also, the baking soda is only taken for 2-4 weeks then you must rest from it for 6 weeks before going back on for another 2-4 weeks then resting again. Everything else is taken constantly every day. The fibroids should start to shrink within 4-6 weeks, however, it can take a full 6 months and possibly longer (up to 12 months depending on the size and how many) to fully shrink all fibriods.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you Lana!

Dec 28, 2016
Reply to Bee
by: Troy

You're very welcome Bee. You can start on these remedies as soon as your times up with the Lupron Bee. None of these remedies are harmful (only helpful) and all of them actually get to and remedy the underlying cause (real cause) of uterine fibroids. Just remember to follow the 2-4 weeks on 6 weeks off, 2-4 weeks on complete rest cycle with the baking soda though.

Good luck and all the best!

Dec 29, 2016
ACV
by: Anonymous

Hello. My reason that I had to stop using apple cider vinegar is I have problems with acid reflux. Certain foods cause problems for me and ACV is one of them. Is there any other way to use it so it doesn't cause any problems with my acid? Thank you.

Dec 30, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Apple cider vinegar usually helps with acid reflux by settling down stomach acid rather than making it worse. Make sure your ACV is organic and still contains the "mother" apple. Maybe you could try the ACV capsules instead? Also make sure you are taking a good quality probiotic and fermenting your own foods so your gut receives plenty of beneficial bacteria. This practice will usually fix acid reflux completely within 6-8 weeks. In addition, have a read of our article on acid reflux remedies for some more handy tips and treatments... Home Remedies for Acid Reflux (GERD) and Heartburn.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jan 05, 2017
Question
by: Cony

Hi. Can I substitute maca root for chasteberry?
Thank you for this website, it's really useful.

Jan 05, 2017
Best brand of DMG?
by: TD

Dear Troy,

Thank you for all the info you have stated. Now I have more hope for my situation. I have read in the comments that DMG can shrink fibroids. May I know what is the best brand of DMG?
I have 6 fibroids - the biggest is 8cm. My Dr suggested for me to undergo surgery but I am still hoping that there are other options since I am only 28 yrs old and want to have a baby. Please help me. Thank you very much and happy new year.

Jan 06, 2017
Reply to Cony
by: Troy

Yes you can Cony. In fact, combining maca with Vitex (chasteberry, chastetree) is even better if you can, however, either one on its own still works extremely well.

All the best!

Jan 06, 2017
Reply to TD
by: Troy

Hi TD. BulkSupplements sell a 100% pure form of DMG... BulkSupplements Pure DMG. It's the best in my opinion. Take 500 mg's twice daily placed under the tongue for best results - and only use a wooden spoon to measure out, not a metal spoon or the DMG will oxidize on the metal.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jan 06, 2017
Fibroids Protocol
by: Jazz

Thank you very much for this! When drinking the baking soda in filter water, how far "time wise" in between can I drink the apple cider vinegar with black strap mollasses? Can I start both protocols during my period? I love farm eggs too. I found they are fine for me. I cant tell if they contribute to the growth of fibroids or not. I actually started to eat more eggs after being diagnosed with fibroids. I heard protein is important for women for overall health. What about seaweed like dry kelp? Can I use a rich iodine whole food to substitute Lugol's 5% liquid Iodine?

Sometimes it's hard to tell if the fibroid is growing or discharging? My 4th day of my period was today. I have various sizes of blood clots and medium flow of my period (medium meaning changing 10hr pads 5-6 times a day). Every time I change a pad I expel blood clots. I'm really confused. Am I getting better or not? My blood iron level is very low but despite this I look less pale. I take many things during my period - parental supplements, iron, vitamin A, B, C, D complex and pau d'arco, cinnamon, tumeric and cummin.
My tummy was very bloated about one week before my period. Now I am less bloated. It seems all the blood was congested and stuck there before the 1st day of my period and is now expelling from my body. I understand hormonal balance is the key. Again everything in balance. Estrogen dominance or testosterone deficiency or both, I am not sure.
Are there any conventional meats I can eat? Without eating meat, I am afraid of missing out on nutrients. My health is getting better. My body temperature is higher, my hair is growing back, my overall stress level and overall health is better.
Thanks for reading this.
Blessings!!

Jan 11, 2017
Reply to Jazz
by: Troy

Hi Jazz. Firstly, we are not doctors so if there's any health issue that you're concerned about then you should speak with your health care professional. With that said, there are a couple of the questions that you've asked that we can help you with...

The ACV and black strap molasses combo is taken 20 minutes before a meal (on an empty stomach) whereas the baking soda is taken after you've eaten. Remember, the baking soda is only consumed for two weeks. You can read more about these remedies for fibroids here... Effective Natural Cures for Fibroids - EarthClinic. It is also quite common for the black strap molasses to cause abnormal menstrual bleeding in the beginning.

With the iodine, kelp will not work as well as Lugol's liquid iodine. Lugol's iodine is an incredibly powerful cure for fibroids.

Eggs are fine to eat - 2 or 3 a day is perfectly okay and very healthy (they also help to balance out your hormones). A small amount meat is okay too (not processed meats) - chicken and red meat - but they should be grass fed and free range.

Hope this helps you Jazz.

All the best!

Jan 11, 2017
Lugol's iodine dosage
by: xyz

Hi Troy
Hope you are doing well. Thank you for helping all the women here! 👍
I am already taking ACV with organic black strap molasses everyday. I have already taken baking soda with water for 3 weeks then stopped. My fibroid is 11 to 12 cm and I haven't been for an ultrasound for the past year. I don't have heavy periods or serious cramps but I have urinary incontinence, a little pressure in my stomach when I am sleeping, and I can feel pressure when I am walking. Can I take lugols iodine liquid drops? Will this be helpful? Any side effects? I am confused about dosage too. Thank you for helping me. Take care.

Jan 12, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Firstly, you must get a hold of the book "Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It" by Dr David Brownstein. It tells you everything you need to know about using iodine to shrink fibroids... Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It.
Secondly, the dosage and protocol for taking Lugol's liquid iodine is listed in the above article - you take the liquid drops in a glass of filtered water. Iodine is safe and most people, particularly women, are chronically deficient in this crucial nutrient.

Here's a quote I also found on the benefits of iodine...

"Iodine is also critically important for maintaining estrogen balance within the body. Based on a controlled clinical trial with 1,365 women, 4mg daily of molecular iodine quickly "resolves" fibrocystic breast disease - it makes breast lumps and cysts disappear usually within only two months for most women. Iodine can similarly reduce uterine fibroids and one of the first conventional medical treatments for severe fibroids was to paint the uterus with iodine."

All the best to you!

Jan 12, 2017
Vitalzym?
by: Cony

Hi Troy,
Is it safe to take Vitalzym at the same time whilst following the 6 recommendations above.

Jan 12, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Perfectly fine Cony. As long as you aren't pregnant or on blood thinning medications this supplement is okay. Just be aware that because Vitalzym does have a blood thinning effect, menstrual bleeding can increase, so this is something to be mindful of. :)

Jan 15, 2017
Breast Fibroids?
by: Nyeei

Great information. Will these remedies work for breast fibroids as well, with the same effect?

Jan 16, 2017
This is a blessing page
by: Anonymous

Hi Troy.
Should I take all of these while I'm on my period.
I'm tired of my fibroids. I cannot go to work. I'm so dizzy and my anemia is also killing me, and I'm always cold. I cannot stop waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I pee way too much and don't sleep.
Thank you so much.

Jan 17, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Yes, these will work for fibrocystic breast disease as well, particularly the iodine and ACV, which are considered a standard natural treatment for this problem. You can read more about this here... Iodine and Breast Health: 6 Things You Need to Know.

Jan 17, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Better to wait until after your period before starting on the protocol. The unsulphured black strap molasses is high in natural iron and magnesium so this will help with your anemia. You will need patience to recover and get your health back to normal - including getting rid of your fibriods. The perseverance will be worth it though.

All the best. :)

Jan 17, 2017
Breast fibroids
by: Nyeei

What about the other remedies you mention above... Baking Soda, Milk Thistle, Maca Root, Matcha Green Tea, etc. I have a very huge fibroid but without any pain in my breast.

Jan 18, 2017
Tranexamic acid 500gm
by: Freda

Hi Troy
Im taking around 4/6 tablets of Tranexamic acid everyday. Can I still start your programme? Also, I've got milk thistle capsules but not maca root. Do I have to use both? I have bought everything else.
Thank you for your help.

Jan 19, 2017
Raw organic honey in place of molasses
by: JJM

Hi Troy,
Would it still be effective to use raw honey in place of the molasses?
Thank you!

Jan 20, 2017
Reply to Nyeei
by: Troy

All of these remedies will help, along with these herbs...

Vitex (chaste berry): This herb helps to increase the levels of progesterone hormone and corrects the balance between estrogen and progesterone.

Evening primrose oil: This oil is a great source of essential fatty acids which have natural antiprostaglandin properties to reduce breast cysts. Prostaglandins are chemicals that your body produces and can cause breast inflammation and lead to breast cysts.

Butcher’s Broom: This herb contains chemicals that are related to diosgenin, which is a hormone like element of wild yam. It helps to reduce inflammatory of the breasts, which can cause cysts.

Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce breast inflammation also. It reduces the effect of estrogen on the breasts.

Gotu Kola: Also known as Centella asiatica, this powerful herb acts as a tonic or health booster and helps to shrink breast fibroids-cysts.

For dosages of these herbs, follow the directions listed on the bottle.


Diet tips to treat breast cysts include...

Stop drinking coffee and black tea (Matcha green tea is okay), which are higher in Methylxanthines. Methylxanthines can cause breast cysts. Methylxanthines can also be found in some chocolates and colas. Also, avoid drinking alcohol and decrease the consumption of animal meats and dairy products.

Lack of iodine in your diet can also lead to the formation of cysts. Lack of iodine makes your thyroid gland inactive and lead to the formation breast lumps and cysts. This why the Lugol's liquid iodine is so important.

Wearing brass that can restrict the circulation of lymph in the lymphatic vessels. Tight brass can block or slow the removal of wastes through the lymphatic system. Women who wear constricting types of brassieres such as under wire and throughout the night, are the most susceptible to breast cyst formation.

Consume soy based foods, which are have higher isoflavones. Fermented soy foods such as natto, misso, tempeh are the most beneficial. These help to reduce the effects of excess estrogen. Vegetables like Brussels, broccoli and cabbage contain chemicals called indoles, which help to protect the breasts from excess estrogen.

Hope this helps you Nyeei.

All the best!

Jan 20, 2017
Reply to JJM
by: Troy

Unfortunately no. Raw honey wont work as well as the unsulphured black strap molasses because it doesn't contain the same high amounts of key nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, boron, B6 and selenium. :)

Jan 20, 2017
Reply to Freda
by: Troy

Hi Freda. You will need to check with your health care professional first if you're taking Tranexamic acid. The maca is not essential but good to have if you can get it.

Hope this helps.

All the best. :)

Jan 20, 2017
Organic black strap molasses
by: JJM

Thank you for your reply. I was asking about the raw honey because I bought the black strap molasses and didn't realize it had to be organic. I think I read in a previous post that it wouldn't be as effective if it wasn't organic black strap and unsulphured. Is that correct? Also, is it a waste to just drink regular green tea, or does it have to be matcha? Thank you!

Jan 20, 2017
Iodine and supplements
by: Jazz

I got everything except the iodine. Which one I should use... iodoral, pill form, liquid 2% or 5%, nascent liquid & kelp pill? I heard people say to take a lower dosage at the beginning.
Which maca do you recommend? They have different colors. The effect may be slightly different I think?
The baking soda you recommend is out of stock. Any other alternatives?

Thanks a lot. :)

Jan 23, 2017
Castor Oil Packs
by: Cony

Hi Troy,
I was reading somewhere about castor oil packs for the liver and fibroids. Can I add this to my regimen? Do castor oil packs affect fertility in any way or do they damage the uterus?

Regards,
Cony.

Jan 24, 2017
Reply to JJM
by: Troy

Yes it definitely needs to be unsulphured organic black strap molasses. This is crucial as "regular" molasses doesn't contain anywhere near the same amount of nutrients. With the green tea, no it doesn't have to be matcha green tea. Matcha green tea is higher in nutrients and antioxidants but normal green tea is still high so this is fine. Better than nothing!

All the best. :)

Jan 24, 2017
Reply to Jazz
by: Troy

The iodine should be the 5% Lugol's liquid iodine. The dosage recommendations are listed in our article and these are in accordance with iodine/fibroid expert, Dr David Brownstein's recommendations. As long as the maca root powder comes from the Peruvian mountains, this is fine. If you can't get Bob's Best baking soda then go for a USP grade such as this... Baking Soda USP Food Grade.

Hope this helps Jazz.

All the best!

Jan 24, 2017
Reply to Cony
by: Troy

Castor oil packs can certainly help with uterine fibroids Cony and adding this to your daily regimen would be fine. There are a few things you need to be mindful of if you're going to use them though. You can read about them here... How to Use Castor Oil Packs For Fibroid Tumors.

All the best. :)

Jan 24, 2017
Vitalzym and castor oil packs
by: Cony

Hi Troy,
Thanks for your response. The link you provided cautions the use of castor oil packs while on blood thinning medication. I am also currently taking Vitalzym together with the 6 recommendations and Vitalzym has blood thinning effects. So is it still safe to do the castor oil packs?

Regards,
Cony

Jan 24, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Vitalzym doesn't thin the blood like pharmaceuticals such as Warfarin, etc. The castor oil packs would be fine in my opinion. This video gives some helpful advice... Castor Oil Packs for Fibroid Tumors. :)

Jan 29, 2017
I need the one that will work best?
by: Jessica

Hi, pls I need the one that will work best for me. I can't take the 6 you recommended. Should I go for the bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) or the Lugol's iodine. I just need one of them to take. I don't want to take everything there. Thank u.

Jan 29, 2017
Hyperthyroidism and Lugol's iodine
by: Ann

Hi Troy. I have Hashimoto's but occasionally my thyroid goes to hyper condition. For the moment my thyroid is working normally. I am taking some sea vegetables like kombu/arame a few times per week as I heard these can help to stablize the thyroid and also shrink fibroids. I have concerns about taking lugol's iodine due to possible hyperthyroidism, so can you please give me your view? It makes sense to use it externally as the fibroid is intramural and I can feel the exact position of it?

Jan 30, 2017
Acidity
by: Xyz

Hello Troy.
Thank you first of all for this wonderful site and helping us always!
I have been taking ACV + organic black strap molasses everyday, first thing in the morning for the past 3 months and I feel great already! I have fibroid problems and find this medicine works really good.
I have also started on the lugols iodine. I have been taking it with distilled drinking water but suddenly got an acidity problem. Thankfully, I somehow managed to get rid of it. My question is does the ACV + black strap molasses or lugols iodine cause acidity? If so, how do I stop this?
Thank you

Feb 01, 2017
Reply to Jessica
by: Troy

This is a tough question Jessica. If you did have to pick one then the apple cider vinegar/unsulphured black strap molasses would probably be number one. But the liquid iodine is also important. Don't forget also that you must eat healthy as well or nothing that you take will help. :)

Feb 01, 2017
Reply to Ann
by: Troy

Hi Ann. According to iodine experts, Dr David Brownstein and Dr Gabriel Cousens, iodine is CRUCIAL if you suffer from hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and/or Hashimoto's. You should take the time to read both of their important articles. Here's the links...

Busting the Iodine Myths.

Iodine – The Universal & Holistic Super Mineral.

Hope they help.

All the best to you Ann. :)

Feb 01, 2017
Reply to Xyz
by: Troy

It's not the ACV, black strap molasses or iodine that are causing your acidity (these actually help with this), it's the distilled water. Distilled water is acidic and should not be drank! As Dr Mercola says...

"Distilled water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued drinking of distilled water is a bad idea. Water filtered through reverse osmosis tends to be neutral and is acceptable for regular use provided minerals are supplemented". Early Death Comes From Drinking Distilled Water


Only drink clean filtered water (not tap water). In addition to this, start taking a good quality probiotic supplement - this will help to stop any acidity... Top 10 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 02, 2017
Multiple fibroids
by: Mary

Hi Troy,
I am at pre-menopause and about eight years ago I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids (currently a big intramural one of ~11/10 cm diameter and one of 4.5 cm, a pedunculated one, of 5/6 cm diameter and multiple smaller ones). I have had massive hemorrhages – two years ago I wasn hospitalized and last year again. Doctors indicated a hysterectomy. I refused, so I have been put on Esmya (ulipristal acetate) which stopped the menses for a few months and reduced the fibroids somewhat. But once off the treatment in 4-5 months they grew back and bleeding started again. I tried last spring apple cider vinegar with honey (no baking soda) and a tincture and plant mixture given by a naturopath, but it did not work and I got candida (I suspect it was related to vinegar intake) and again heavy bleeding. I am afraid to take the vinegar again because of this. Do you think that blackstrap molasses and baking soda, green tea and the iodine protocol would do it in my case? I took the Iodine loading test and it indicated 95% Iodine excretion and 4.53 mg Bromide. So it looks like I am "saturated" with Iodine. Do you think that taking Iodine in my case would help? Dr. Brownstein suggests taking vitamin C, magnesium, selenium and B vitamins with iodine. Do you think it would be helpful to take these supplements together with the other products? I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and estrogen dominance. Would a progesterone cream (together with thyroid medication) be indicated/helpful in my case (to avoid heavy bleeding, PMS-bloating, swelling, etc.) in parallel to your recommended regimen and with serrapeptase/nattokinase?
Thank you for all your help.
Mary

Feb 03, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Mary. I cannot give you specific advice by law. What I will say though is in regards to the ACV that you tried, was it organic ACV with the mother apple? (Bragg's is the best brand). Apple cider vinegar doesn't give you yeast infections, it actually stops them, so that wasn't the cause. I would look to your diet (sugar/processed foods) for the real cause of your yeast infection. The ACV and unsulphured black strap molasses (must be unsulphured) work extremely well for fibriods AND menopausal/female problems. Black strap molasses does contain natural sugar so if you're going to use this you should also take a good quality probiotic supplement (you should be taking one anyway just for overall good health).

In regards to iodine, I recommend you read this article by iodine expert, Dr Marcus Sircus... Sources and Uses for Iodine / Iodine to the Rescue. It tells you everything you need to know (and yes, taking selenium, vitamin C, magnesium and B vitamins with iodine is crucial).

A progesterone cream for menopause is also a good idea. Here's some other recommended tips you might want to look at as well... Home Remedies for Menopause hot flashes and Night Sweats. Green tea and the serrapeptase/nattokinase are also extremely effective.

Hope this helps you Mary.

All the best!

Feb 06, 2017
Re: multiple fibroids
by: Mary

Hi Troy,

Thank you very much for your response and links. No, the ACV was not Bragg's organic and doesn't say it contains the "mother". I'll look for the brand you mentioned. Does the combinations (ACV+molasses+baking soda), matcha tea and iodine work for regulating periods and reducing the menorrhagia (and large blood clots)? This is something I am very concerned about. What are the recommendations for iodine? In about how many days/weeks should it be increased from 50 mg/day to 100 mg/days? In case of large fibroids, if not resolved in 2 months, should one still decrease to 50 mg/day, or just stay on 100 mg/day for 4-6, or more months, until resolved?
Many thanks again.
Best wishes,
Mary

Feb 07, 2017
How to deal with fibroids and conception?
by: Joy

Good morning. I am new to this site and was introduce a few days ago. I have been trying to conceive and have fibroids. Will taking acv and baking soda be okay for a woman who is trying to get rid of her fibroid and still conceive. Where in Nigeria can I find acv and baking soda?

Feb 08, 2017
Want to make sure I'm doing this right?
by: Dana

Wonderful wonderful information!! I am looking forward to trying this, thank you!! Just to be clear, I take everything from 1-6 correct?

Feb 13, 2017
Green Tea Extract
by: Jenn

I read a study that suggested 800 mg of green tea extract may be more effective than drinking lots of matcha tea every day. What are your thoughts?

Feb 13, 2017
Trying to get pregnant
by: Sanah Brown Bowers

I just found out today that I have 5 small fibroids. The largest is 2 inches and not near my uterine line so the Dr said this is why I didn't have any symptoms or trouble. I have no side effects but do want to try to shrink and get rid of them for the babies sake . We are trying to have a baby now, just started a week ago, but I was reading that iodine isn't good for the baby and can cause retardation, etc, if taken in excess. Can you please tell me if I should take it or not? I'm not pregnant yet but don't want my body to have an iodine overload. Also is the other things you recommended safe if you are trying or do get pregnant like the baking soda apple cider and molasses?

Feb 15, 2017
Reply to Mary
by: Troy

The ACV, molasses and baking soda are all very effective for treating heavy menstrual bleeding. Cayenne pepper is also extremely good (1-2 capsules per day)... Home Remedies for Menorrhagia.

With the iodine, you should follow the exact recommendations listed above and endorsed by Dr David Brownstein, regardless of your iodine levels. Remember also that you should supplement with liquid iodine for the rest of your life at a dosage between 25-50 mg's a day.

Hope this helps you Mary!

Feb 15, 2017
Reply to Joy
by: Troy

Hi Joy. These remedies are safe to take while conceiving and will actually help in the process. For best results, you should use all six in combination with each other. Remember also, the baking soda is ONLY taken for two weeks to boost your body's alkalinity. Here's where you may be able to purchase these supplements in Africa and have them shipped to your location... Find Vitamins & Minerals.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Feb 15, 2017
Reply to Dana
by: Troy

Hi Dana. Yes you should follow all of the recommendations listed from 1 through to 6.

Good luck and all the best to you! :)

Feb 15, 2017
Reply to Jenn
by: Troy

Yes, green tea extract can be more effective than drinking the tea because the extract is more highly concentrated (more catachin antioxidants). So if you can get a hold of green tea extract in capsule form then by all means take it Jenn! :)

Feb 15, 2017
Reply to Sanah
by: Troy

All of these recommendations are safe to take when trying to conceive. Remember, the baking soda is only taken for a two week period to boost alkalinity. With the liquid iodine, pregnant and nursing women need between 220 to 290 micrograms a day according to the Institute of Medicine, so make sure you're at least getting this amount. Toxicity is impossible at this level. You can read more about iodine for pregnancy here... Iodine Helps Prevent Autism.

Hope this helps you. :)

Feb 15, 2017
How long does it take to see results from ACV & blackstrap molasses?
by: Sue

I have been taking ACV & Blackstrap Molasses for 2 weeks to help shrink my Fibroids & Cyst. How long will it be before I start to see results. The pain is not as bad as it used to be but I just need a round about figure before I go back to the Dr for another ultrasound. Thanks!

Feb 15, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Sue. It can take up to 6 months (at the most) to completely shrink ALL fibriods and cysts, however, 3 months is the usual time frame. Just remember, it does take time for the body to shrink any fibroids and cysts and get itself back to a healthy state. Having an ultrasound after 3 months will clearly tell you if the protocol is working. An ultrasound after 6 months should come back clear. DMG (dimethyl glycine) is also very good for shrinking cysts too.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 16, 2017
Fibroid
by: Ms. T

Hello. Really a great website. I've been taking ACV for almost 2 months now, just with water. I've started taking Blackstrap Molasses with water about a week or so ago. Will this still work to shrink my Fibroid?? Do I have to take the baking soda?? Please let me know.
Thanks so much.

Feb 16, 2017
Castor oil packs & fatty liver?
by: Rosie

Thank you for your fabulous website. I am already on the apple cider vinegar and will increase to follow all 6 protocols. I have a large fibroid that descends into vaginal cavity and puts pressure on my bladder plus makes intimacy impossible. The doctors want to do a hysterectomy, which I do not want.

I have 2 questions. Firstly, the website on castor oil packs says to avoid for any liver disease. Does this include non-alcohol fatty liver disease? Secondly is a green vegetable and green matcha tea only diet for 3 or 6 months a good way to go?

Feb 16, 2017
Reply to Ms. T
by: Troy

The fact that you've now started on the blackstrap molasses (be sure it's "unsulphured" BSM) with the ACV will help even more. It may still take a few weeks before you start to feel its positive effects though. The baking soda is definitely worth adding. Just remember, you only have the baking soda for two weeks to boost your body's pH level. The Lugol's liquid iodine is also very important, along with following a "clean eating" diet so that you get the most out of the supplements you're taking.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 16, 2017
Reply to Rosie
by: Troy

Hi Rosie. Castor oil packs can actually help if you are suffering from fatty liver disease (as well as fibriods)... Castor Oil Packs for Fatty Liver. It may be a good idea to work with a naturopathic physician in regards to this. As far as following a green vegetable and matcha green tea diet for 3-6 months, I wouldn't recommend it. You wouldn't be able to get all of your daily nutrients. It would be a much better idea to follow a clean eating, raw food (primarily plant based) diet in my opinion. Here's why... Raw Food Diet: Benefits, Risks and How to Do It.

Hope this helps you Rosie.

All the best to you!

Feb 17, 2017
Exercise for Fibroids
by: Jazz

What is the role of exercising for shrinking fibroids?
Thanks

Feb 17, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

It's all about balancing out your estrogen levels Jazz. Increased fat levels in the body also increases estrogen levels. This of course fuels fibroid growth. One woman's fibroids (and menstrual cramps) disappeared within three months of starting a vigorous exercise program. Exercise helps with regular ovulation, and irregular ovulation also seems to worsen fibroids. :)

Feb 17, 2017
Exercising
by: Cony

Hi Troy,
When I do vigorous exercise like running, I have a yellowish discharge. I am following the 6 steps provided. Is this normal? Is it the fibroids dissolving?
Regards,
Cony

Feb 19, 2017
Fibroids
by: LS

Hi Troy,
I have fibroids I take Ibuprofen for pain and I also take molasses with ACV. I have the combination of magnesium + Calcium + D3. Is that ok? I have the Lugol's solution also but should I eat Sardines or fish because I don't eat meat at all?
Thank you

Feb 20, 2017
61 y.o. With Abdomenal Fibroid
by: Memray

I am menopausal and recently developed a very large fibroid in my abdomen. I don't have insurance and a local free clinic helped me get an ultrasound and MRI for diagnosis. They recommended surgery but do not have a surgeon on staff (they will try to find one but I may have to wait). The fibroid is large - my abdomen is starting to bulge. I have awful cramps and this has affected me mentally - I am very depressed. I keep reading about ways to help shrink my fibroids but am getting confused.

One blog recommended DIM, green tea & mangosteen juice. Your blog recommends BSM, ACV, Iodine & baking soda, along with vitalzym & calcium d-glucarate & the DIM.

I don't know which is better - I just want to try and shrink this thing inside of me.

Please help.

Feb 20, 2017
Reply to Cony
by: Troy

Hi Cony. Vaginal discharge when exercising is quite common. The yellow discharge could very well be the fibriod breaking down and dissolving, along with your hormones balancing out. I'm not a gynecologist though. If you have any concerns you should get it checked out by your health care practitioner, just to be sure. :)

Feb 20, 2017
Reply to LS
by: Troy

With the magnesium + calcium + vitamin D, just make sure it's magnesium citrate and not one of the other forms. Fish is definitely okay to eat, especially EFA rich fish such as sardines, tuna salmon, herring and mackerel. :)

Feb 20, 2017
Reply to Memray
by: Troy

The DIM (diindolylmethane), green tea and mangosteen juice are all very powerful and certainly help with the shrinking of fibriods. Are they enough on their own though? Probably not. To shrink uterine fibriods you need to take a holistic approach and you need to hit them from different angles. That's why we suggest the remedies listed above (including green tea and DIM). You will find that the liquid iodine, ACV, unsulphured black strap molasses and baking soda, combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, are four of the best and most potent remedies for fibriods you'll come across. Try them for yourself and you'll see (remember, the baking soda is only taken for a two week period).

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Feb 25, 2017
I have fibroids and doctor's order is surgery.
by: Kay

I was doing some research and read somewhere that raw honey and beetroot works. Would you recommend these too?

Feb 26, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Yes, raw honey or Manuka honey along with beetroot juice are also excellent for shrinking fibroids Kay. Because honey is high in natural sugar and so is the unsulphured black strap molasses, a teaspoon a day would be enough. With the beet juice, try and add it to a smoothie along with other healing vegetables/fruits and herbs/spices such as tumeric, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek, cilantro, kale, cucumber, spinach, celery, carrot, cherries, mango, cranberries, lime and coconut.

All the best!

Mar 01, 2017
Dimethylglycine (DMG)
by: Anonymous

Is the dimethylglycine safe to take? Also, I have been taking the ACV & blackstrap molasses for a month as of today to help shrink my fiborids. I am still in pain though. When will the pain subside? Also can I take the mix 3 times a day instead of 2. Would this be harmful or helpful?

Mar 01, 2017
Iodoral for fibroids?
by: Angie

Hello Troy,

I came across this fabulous site while looking for natural ways to treat my (quite big) uterine fibroids. I've seen that you recommend Lugol's iodine. I have already purchased Iodoral and chelated magnesium glycinate/lysinate to try the iodine protocol before seeing your recommendations. Is there a problem (side effects) associated with taking Iodoral and magnesium glycinate/lysinate (at least until I get my Lugol's order?) Or is it bad/less effective? Also, is it allowable to eat whole wheat bread during the treatment?
Thanks. Angie

Mar 02, 2017
Reply to Angie
by: Troy

Hi Angie. Firstly, the Iodoral is still very good and definitely worth using. The chelated magnesium glycinate is also very good and is even recommended by Dr Mercola. So you have no problems there using these two supplements. Try eating plenty of dried pumpkin seeds and seaweed too as these are rich in magnesium, iodine & zinc. Also, it's better to avoid whole wheat bread if you can because of the gluten. Try and go with some of the better & healthier alternatives listed in this article... 10 Healthy Ways to Replace Conventional Wheat Bread.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Mar 02, 2017
Reply to Anonymous
by: Troy

The DMG is perfectly safe to take. It's an amino acid that's found in many of our foods. Yes you can up the ACV/molasses mix to three times per day if you wish. This should help even more. Just make sure you are using organic ACV with the mother and the black strap molasses is unsulphured black strap molasses. This is crucial. Don't forget about the liquid iodine as well and eating correctly (#6) - plenty of green tea too. Remember, a holistic approach is needed to shrink fibriods so try and utilize all 6 recommendations if you can. If you have any concerns about any pain you are experiencing, you should see your health care professional. We cannot comment on this. Sorry.

All the best to you. :)

Mar 10, 2017
Which Maca Root Powder is best?
by: Chantel

Is it best to buy gelatinized or raw maca root powder?

Mar 12, 2017
Type O not recommended to take AVC?
by: Eve

I came across the article on eating right for your blood type and it was saying that people of type O should not take apple cider vinegar.. or any apple juice. I have been so confused about this. Please assist. I have recommended this remedy to many people and am worried about this blood group issue. Thank you

Mar 13, 2017
Reply to Eve
by: Troy

Hi Eve. The "Eat Right for Your Type" concept is based on a book by naturopath, Peter D'Adamo. He believes that your blood type is part of your "genetic heritage" and that certain foods, exercise, and a whole bunch of other things are tied to your particular blood type and "genetics". He even says that some blood types should exercise while other blood types should not. He also says that type "O's" should avoid organic coconut oil. I've yet to see the scientific studies to prove any of his theories?? If you can find them, I'd be interested in reading them. Organic apple cider vinegar (and organic coconut oil) is good for everyone. You have nothing to worry about.

This article about his blood type diet and what it's actually based on is worth reading... Blood Type Diet.

Mar 13, 2017
Reply to Chantel
by: Troy

The raw maca root powder is definitely the best Chantel. Make sure it comes from the Peruvian mountains as well. This is where the best quality maca is grown. :)

Mar 13, 2017
Good News!
by: LS

Hi Mr. Troy,
I thank God and I thank you for all of these remedies. I bleed less and also have less clots. My question is how am I gonna know if they're shrinking because I stay away from Doctors (I didn't want to have surgery)? I've been taking this protocol for 2 months and I feel really blessed.

Thank you Mr. Troy
God bless you.

Mar 14, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Glad these remedies are helping you LS. If you want to know for sure if your fibroids have shrunk then an ultrasound is the one true way. Another 4 months would mean you've been on this protocol for 6 months. This would be an ideal time to have an ultrasound done to check. There is no harm in having an ultrasound either so don't worry. Be sure to continue doing what you're currently doing too LS.

All the best!

Mar 14, 2017
Lugols and Kelp
by: Sella

Hi.
This website is fantastic, thank you very much for the advice. I too have fibroids and suffer every month with heavy bleeding and pain.

Regarding the Lugols iodine, should I take Lugols iodine drops and Sea Kelp as well? I have read that taking this will add extra effect. Just wanted to ask your advice on this?

Also should I be taking selenium and magnesium together with the Iodine and Kelp?

Thank you


Mar 15, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Sella. It's not a prerequisite but yes you can take organic kelp along with the liquid iodine. However, I would recommend broken cell wall chlorella instead... Broken Cell Wall Chlorella. This miracle blue-green algae contains iodine, along with highly absorbable amounts of other essential nutrients, including selenium & magnesium (which you've asked about also). Chlorella is a powerful detox food and goes very well with the liquid iodine.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Mar 19, 2017
Fibroids and iodine
by: Mary

Hi Troy,
I started the protocol recommended on your website for fibroids. I got to 7 Iodoral/day. I am also taking the ACV/molasses and I took the baking soda for 2 weeks. I also tried to take 2000-3000 vitamin C, Magnesium (100-400 mg), Selenium (200-400 iu) and B2/B3 (1-2 tablets) as recommended in the iodine protocol. The daily amounts vary, as I had digestive problems (probably vitamin C and maybe Mg?). I noticed that I am very tense since I raised the iodine to 5 or more tablets/day and have a sensation of a lump in my throat (contraction). I am agitated, can’t sleep. I am thinking of reducing the amount of iodine (and give up the B2/B3, maybe this causes nervousness and air hunger?) I do sometimes have these reactions when stressed, but not for so long. Do I have to reduce iodine gradually? What would you advise - take a break, or stop taking iodine altogether? Would the treatment (with ACV and molasses and green/matcha tea and maybe start maca/milk thistle) be effective in curing fibroids? What would be the minimum amount of iodine for the treatment to work?
Is it possible for the iodine to create hyperthyroidism, or to stress adrenals? Thank you for your help. Mary

Mar 20, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Mary. Firstly, yes iodine can cause insomnia & tenseness if you have too much. I prefer the Lugol's liquid or Nascent liquid iodine over the capsules, however, with the capsules, I suggest you drop back to only one a day. 5 or more capsules per day seems like a lot? Where did you see that 5 or more per day should be taken? 1 a day will work fine. Vitamin C and magnesium wont cause digestive problems. The magnesium can make you more regular in bowel movements, that's about it. Drop back on the iodine and you'll likely be fine.

Hope this helps.

All the best. :)

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