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Got Milk? Possible Impact of Dairy on Fibroids

Posted in Fibroid Relief Blog

milk-image2A tall glass of ice cold milk.  A warm chunk of brie cheese on a cracker. Dairy, I’m your biggest fan. And I’m not alone. However, if you suffer from uterine fibroids, you may want to consider the impact dairy may be having on your health.

In an article in the February 2011 issue of MORE Magazine – “How Safe is Your Milk”?  - the author explores the possible negative consequences of pouring a glass of milk over cereal every morning.  According to the article, dairy products – specifically milk, yogurt and cheese –  contain estrogens, a sugar component and a protein ingredient. The combination of these three things can increase a woman’s “hormone load” with possible impact on the development of some cancers, specifically breast.

While the article does not refer specifically to uterine fibroids, we do know that estrogen fuels the growth of fibroids.  If you’re considering making nutritional changes to lessen uterine fibroid symptoms in general (or prior to a treatment such as focused ultrasound), I would encourage you to read this article and do some additional research. As always, I recommend that you also discuss this further with your physician.

There are some positive health benefits associated with the consumption of dairy (calcium and protein) so as always, it is a balancing act!


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4 Responses to Got Milk? Possible Impact of Dairy on Fibroids

  1. Shirley Yuille says:

    Dear Doctor Murphy,

    Thank you kindly for your information.

    Shirley Yuille

  2. emilia says:

    Pls. help how leave normal with fibromalayia

  3. Wade Hedlund says:

    In some countries, especially those with small numbers of animals being milked, as well as harvesting the milk from an animal, the dairy may also process the milk into butter, cheese and yogurt, for example. This is a traditional method of producing specialist milk products, especially in Europe.:*

    Kind thoughts
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