Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ovarian Cysts, Fibroid Tumors and Turmeric

Ovarian cysts and fibroid tumors often involve blood stagnation, according to Paul Pitchford, author of "Healing with Whole Foods." Turmeric in the diet helps dissolve these growths. Since the ovaries and uterus are not a well-circulated area and growths there resist treatment, a concoction of turmeric, licorice root, and cinnamon bark can help speed up the reabsorption of these growths.

Avoid all sugars, red meat, fatty acids and white flour.

Foods and spices which disperse stagnant blood are turmeric, chives, garlic, basil, peach seed, leeks, ginger or ginger tea, Rosemary, nutmeg and aduki beans.

Raditaion Concerns? Foods that Counteract Radiation

According to Paul Pitchford in his book, "Heaing with Whole Foods," buckwheat contains the glucoside rutin, which protoects against the effects of radiation. Apples and fresh sunflower seeds contain pectin which bind radioactive residues and removes them from the body. Bentonite clay and lecithin also have this action. Lecithin dosage is 1 teaspoon daily. Barley grass is also helpful.

External treatment in any type of radiation exposure is a bath of one pound sea salt and one pound of baking soda. If there is serious radiation exposure, use this bath three times a week for a month.