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I Have A New Fibroid & Here Are The Changes I'm Adding To My Routine
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I Have A New Fibroid & Here Are The Changes I'm Adding To My Routine

These healing changes are small, but impactful.

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After my surgery in 2018, I was hoping never to have to write another personal story about fibroids again. But here we are. For the last five months, I've been having a period every two weeks, and for some reason, I thought it would just go away. Fast forward, I have a new doctor—a Black woman—and underwent a series of tests that told me what I already knew: I have a new fibroid smack dab in my uterus.


Thinking back on the years since I had my laparoscopic myomectomy, the changes I swore to make to my diet just didn't happen. Not saying that's the total cause of this new fibroid, but one sure thing is our diets have a lot to do with our overall health. And the pandemic didn't do my eating habits any favors. So with this news, I'm making small but impactful changes to my diet based on research I've done.

Keep reading to learn more about the small changes I'm making that I hope will impact my overall and reproductive health.

Golde Original Turmeric Superfood Latte Blend

Golde

Inflammation in the body can cause all types of issues, and one thing that is clinically proven to help is the curcumin in turmeric. I used to try to whip up my own turmeric concoction until I found this superfood blend from the Black-owned wellness brand Golde that is made with organic turmeric and ginger. I've added this to my nightly routine, and I can report anecdotally that it's helped with my cramps and gives me a better night's rest.

Retrospec Beaumont Step Through 7-Speed City Bike

Retrospec

You might be wondering why a bike is on this list, but let me explain. Because I work from home, movement is a much-needed part of my life, even on days when I don't want to move. Additionally, excess weight can increase the risk for fibroids because fat cells produce more estrogen. Research also links high blood pressure and the lack of vitamin D to fibroids. So biking helps me get some sun, fresh air, and exercise while keeping my blood pressure and weight in check.

Oster Versa Professional Power Blender

Oster Versa

Getting enough veggies isn't always the easiest thing for me, but now I can dump all my spinach and fruit into one place and blend it into a smoothie. My recent test results show that I'm anemic again, so getting iron from spinach and leafy greens is important. And vitamins and minerals from fruits and veggies are impactful for hormone balancing.

BLK & Bold Matcha Powder

BLK & Bold

Green tea is small but mighty, and studies prove it. A study done at Meharry Medical College found that the bioflavonoid in green tea called EGCG could help reduce the size and number of fibroids. Matcha and green tea bags are already in my cabinets, but I can't say I've done a great job drinking daily. Now, I am making it a point to have matcha each morning. For sweetness without refined sugar, I add Zoe and Zach's Wildflower Honey with Lavender.

Aroma ARC-914SBD Digital Rice Cooker

Aroma

These days, I'm giving up take-out and leaning into cooking my meals at home. My cabinets are now full of organic oats, beans, and brown rice. Because I'm more of an "it needs to take less than 20 minutes" at-home chef, rice bowls are my go-to. And having a rice cooker on hand has made putting my rice bowls together a breeze. I load my brown rice up with organic sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, and any other veggie I'm craving for lunch and dinner. I know that may sound boring, but for now, that's what I'm committing to ensure I'm doing my part.

KIND Dark Chocolate Protein Granola

KIND

Sugar is my weakness. And refined sugar is not good for inflammation. Giving up sugar is a slow grind, but one thing I've found helps is granola. I love this one from KIND because it has protein that helps curb cravings and isn't loaded with sugar. I also realize that I love food with a crunch, so I run to this when I feel myself craving sugar, potato chips, or any sweet dessert I can order to my door.

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