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Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast


About
Non-cancerous condition in which small lumps and cysts develop in the breasts.


Notes
No Considerations Listed.
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.


Advice
  • Diet should be high in fiber, low in fat. Incorporate raw foods like seeds, grains, and nuts. Apples, grapes, bananas, grapefruit, raw nuts, seeds, yogurt, fresh vegetables, whole grains, and beans.
  • Onions, garlic, and shiitake mushrooms provide germanium, which enhances the flow of oxygen to the tissues.
  • Stay away from coffee, non-herbal teas, chocolate, and cola. The caffeine they contain is harmful. Alcohol, meats, animal fats, fried foods, cooking oil, white flour, tobacco, and sugar should not be a part of your lifestyle and diet.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin E
Importance: Very High
Comments: Antioxidant capabilities keep the breast tissue healthy.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Very High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Has some of the same effects as vitamin E, only stronger.


Kelp
Importance: Very High
Comments: Provides iodine. Lack of iodine can contribute to this disorder.


Primrose oil
Importance: Very High
Comments: Can possibly decrease size of lumps.


Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy ductal system in breasts.


Beta carotene
Importance: High
Comments: Antioxidant. Forerunner of vitamin A.


Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: High
Comments: Antioxidant. Forerunner of vitamin A.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Needed for enzyme systems.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Controls hormone levels. Helps with fluid balance.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Helps with tissue reconstruction. Aids in balance of adrenal hormones.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with reconstruction of tissues. Enhances immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Echinacea, Goldenseal, Mullein, Pau d'arco, Red Clover, Squaw Vine, and Turmeric (curcumin)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Overall these 7 herbs accelerate the detoxification process in the whole body.
Cautions: Do not use goldenseal for more than seven days, and don't take it if you are pregnant. Check with your doctor if you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma. If allergic to ragweed, use Goldenseal with caution.

Poke Root or Sage
Type: External
Purposes: Poultices made from Poke Root or Sage may be used to relieve pain and inflammation.
Cautions: Poke Root should be taken externally only.