Eager to have the UFE done as quickly as possible, I scheduled an MRI. The result would eventually reveal that I had two large fibroids (9 cm and 8cm) plus others too numerous to count! As I listened to my doctor, I couldn’t help but notice that he did not seem very enthusiastic about me doing the procedure. When I questioned him about this, he chose his words very carefully. Based on the MRI, I was the perfect candidate for UFE.
I began to seriously doubt whether or not I was making the right decision, so once again I returned to Earthclinic (http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fibroids.html) to figure out what I had missed. I found nothing new. However, through additional research I learned that vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron. This made a lot of sense to me as I had stopped drinking juices (orange juice in particular) because I found them incredibly sweet. I also realized that I hadn’t been eating a lot oranges – I always ate apples, bananas, pineapples, etc. I needed foods with higher vitamin C content.
Further research led me to a discussion about the use of beets, aloe vera juice, and molasses to shrink fibroids. This seems to be a popular formula among Dominicans. Anyway, I went out and bought some lemons and a few beets – I already had fresh aloe vera juice in the fridge. I figured, why not? I then juiced and bottled the beets. Every morning and evening I would prepare the following drink:
- 1 cup beet juice
- 1/4 cup aloe vera juice
- 1-2 tablespoons unsulphered blackstrap molasses
- The juice of one lemon
- Enough water to fill the glass
After a few days, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and my belly looked flatter. I dismissed it though – it had to be my imagination. Next day, same thing – my belly looked flatter than the day before. That’s when I started measuring. I measured below my waist, where the protrusion was greatest, and that day it was 38 inches. Two days later I measured again and it was 36 inches! I wasn’t imagining it.
Vitamin C! Who knew?
I called my doctor and explained that I wanted to delay the UFE. He sounded pleased.