During my journey, I have met many black women my age and much younger who have had whole or partial hysterectomies and are suffering with infertility because of non-cancerous uterine fibroid tumors.
These experiences have made me passionate about sharing the power of eating a plant-based vegan diet as a means of restoring health, fertility and avoiding needless surgical interventions.
I have been a 100% whole food plant based vegetarian on and off for the last 24 years. It is only very recently that I’ve begun to self-identify as vegan. This came as a result of learning more about the “black” vegan movement.
I’m beginning to see how the black vegan movement connects with systematic racism which can be seen in the medical “treatment” of women of color with fibroids.
Every year 600,000 women in America will have hysterectomies. 200,000 of those will be performed because of uterine fibroid tumors. It is estimated that 2/3 of all hysterectomies are completely unnecessary.
If you are a black woman it is likely that you have or know someone who has fibroids as 80% of all black women will develop fibroids before the age of 50. When our symptoms worsen, we seek medical help and are disproportionally offered hysterectomies before being told about other options - medical or lifestyle related.
As I talked with other women who had been diagnosed with fibroids and chose to have hysterectomies, I kept hearing stories of how their doctors told them “it was looking like it might be cancer” and “they shouldn’t take chances.” This despite the fact, 99.9% of uterine fibroid tumors are non-cancerous growths.
I heard stories of women needlessly maimed. It made me angry and sad for them. I knew that the chance of my meeting so many black women with “cancerous fibroids” was about as likely as me winning the lottery.
I knew that having a hysterectomy puts a woman at a higher risk of having cardiovascular diseases, which kill more women than breast and uterine cancer.
During my last bout with fibroids, I set out to find a solution that would help me to rid myself of my fibroids in a natural way. I kept being led back to the 100% whole food plant based vegan diet as the foundation on which a fibroid focused natural health program can be built. Here's the beautiful thing. The natural program that will relieve symptoms and shrink fibroids, comes with the added benefit of improving a woman's over all health.
I put my story, as well as the program that others and I have successfully used, together in a book, Taking THE FIGHT to Fibroids: A Step-by-Step Guide to Naturally Knocking Out Uterine Fibroid Symptoms & Winning Back Your Life. It is available in paperback and on Kindle.
I recently launched a 90-day group health-coaching program to give women that extra support that is needed to stick with and win their fight with fibroids. I also am the admin of a free private Facebook group for women who are looking to fight fibroids naturally.
I want to introduce the 100% whole food plant based vegan diet to as many women as I can to help them improve their fertility and over all health.
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