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Friday 21 September 2018

Natural Foods to Help With Ovarian Cyst

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Many women have ovarian cyst at one time or the other, most ovarian cyst present little or no discomfort  and are harmless. Again, most cases of  ovarian cyst are benign, or non cancerous , Other cyst however can be cancerous, which is why a diagnosis is required urgently when a cyst is suspected. Though many  of them often disappear without treatment within a few months.  However, some do present with serious symptoms and discomfort and in severe cases may rupture requiring hospital emergency.

What Are Ovarian Cyst

They are fluid filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface.  Women have two ovaries. Each about the size and shape of an Almond on each side of the uterus.  Eggs which develop and mature in the ovaries are released in monthly cycles  during the child bearing years.

There are two types of ovarian cyst

a.  Function and
b.  Abnormal cyst

According to Dr Marilyn Glenville, " No matter  the kind of cyst, you will need to get your hormones back into balance for support  and to stop them from happening again and again.  Herbs and adequate nutrition  can help you achieve this.  You will need to work on the health of your liver to enhance the destruction of abnormal cell and ensure that any excess hormones are excreted"

Symptoms of Ovarian Cyst

Most symptoms comes and go on their own.  The most common symptoms are:

- Pelvic pain  --- a dul or sharp ache in the lower abdomen on the side
- Fullness or heaviness in your abdomen
- Bloating

Those at risk of  ovarian cysts are women with hormonal problems
- Pregnancy, menopause and postmenopause


1.  Dark leafy Greens
2.  Flaxseeds
3.  Almonds
4.  Brussels Sprouts
5.  Chia Seeds
6.  Cashews
7.  Raw Cocoa
8.  Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
9.  Cauliflower
10. Cabbage
11. Spinach
12.  Mustard greens
13.  Sea Salt
14.  Lemons
15.  Ginger
16.  Tumeric Root
17.  Oats
18. Fermented foods like millet
19. Eggs
20. Avocados and other healthy fats such as found in some fatty fish, sardines. herring and other source of omega 3 fats


Release Excess Estrogen:  It is important to ensure that you go natural and whenever possible organic.  Ensure that the foods you have chosen are capable of clearing excess hormones and they include:  Brussel sprouts, cabbage, mustard greens, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli.

Magnesium Rich Foods are Important:  You will find them in Leafy greens, turnip, beet greens, fruits like bananas, prunes, avocados, cashews, almonds, raw cocoa, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Omega 3 Rich foods:  These are healthy fats that can help control hormone distruptions and address insulin resistance, which is often linked to polycystic ovarian syndrome.  Foods you will find them include:  Flaxseeds, sardines, mackerel, fish like wild Akaskan, herring etc.

Detox Your Liver:  There are so many commercials out there claiming to detox your liver but, most of them are far from cleaning or helping the liver do its work.  Include natural foods to cleanses, detox and support your liver health.  Some in this category are cayenne pepper, oatmeal, eggs, brazel nuts and other nuts.

Fibre Up:  A diet high in fibre has been shown to decrease the reabsorption of estrogen in the body, lowering the incidence of estrogen related issues including cyst and breast cancer,  Fruits and veggies are the best sources of fibre for this purpose.

Support Your Gut with Fermented Foods

Include probiotics, these are provide you with a group of gut bacteria or genes that produces an essential enzyme that helps metabolize your  excess  estrogen.   Giving your gut what it needs to process estrogen and maintain hormonal balance is vital


Caffeinated drinks.  These can disrupt your body's hormones greatly, You can drink your coffee, green in moderation and coffees are best taken black.

Alcoholic Beverages

Continuous intake of alcohol will increase estrogen levels and support cyst formation

Wheat Products

Wheat contains a substance known as phytic acid which is responsible  for binding  minerals like magnesium and zinc,which are vital for hormone balance and preventing cramps. 

Refined Sugar

It is better to avoid all forms of which sugars especially simple sugars found in cakes, breads, cookies and other processed foods.  They are immune suppressors and will support the growth of cyst.


Lemon and honey tea
Ginger and tumeric tea
Bitter cocoa
Chamomile tea
Hibiscus flower tea

Finally, It is important to have regular exercise and ensure you get a good sleep as they are work together to support your immune system and discourage the development of cyst  You can keep the development and growth of ovarian cyst by eating right and living a healthy lifestyle.


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