Can Fibroids Shrink On Their Own?

This excerpt is taken from Dr. Saul’s website: If you decide to head over there, pour yourself a cup of tea and find a cozy nook because the wealth of information on his site is likely to have you spellbound for a few hours…

Max Gerson, M.D., on Fibroids:


 Can Fibroid Tumors Be Dissolved?


Dr. Gerson’s answer: “Fibroid tumors are mostly benign. Benign tumors take 10 to 20 times as much time to absorb as malignant tumors. This goes for adhesions and scars. Fibroid and benign tumors are dissolved only very slowly because they are not abnormal. It is difficult for the parenteral system to bring its digestive powers to bear on these benign tumors. But when they turn malignant, then they are quickly dissolved.”  (Editor’s note: a fibroid turns malignant only very rarely.)



Fibroids often shrink or go away on their own, especially after menopause. Menopause is a big hormonal change for a woman. Hormonal therapy may help. Doing nothing and waiting for menopause may also work, too.



Fibroids are probably caused by vitamin E deficiency (Evan Shute, M.D., 1946, in The Vitamin E Story) Shute was an obstetrician. Vitamin E is very intimately involved with the body’s hormonal balance.



Even though fibroids themselves are mostly muscle tissue, they are related to fat. Generally speaking, the more overweight you are, the more fat you carry. The more fat, the more estrogen in your body. Fibroids thrive on extra estrogen. Exercise helps reduce fat, and is therefore likely to reduce estrogen, too.



Meats are dietary sources of estrogen. A low-fat diet is good; a very low meat diet is even better.



“Iodine is also critically important for maintaining estrogen balance within the body. Based on a controlled clinical trial with 1,365 women, 4mg daily of molecular iodine quickly “resolves” fibrocystic breast disease – it makes breast lumps and cysts disappear usually within only two months for most women. Iodine can similarly reduce uterine fibroids and one of the first conventional medical treatments for severe fibroids was to paint the uterus with iodine.”


Copyright 2008, 2005 and prior years by Andrew W. Saul.

Andrew Saul is the author of the books FIRE YOUR DOCTOR! How to be Independently Healthy and DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works. (reviewed at )

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  1. I have fìbroid that is 11 cm ,my ginecologist choose ony one option to remove the whole uterus . Please i am afraid is there any alternative for me ?

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