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FEATURE: Help For Women With Fibroids

Wise Woman herbal and home remedies are simple, safe ways to help yourself when you have a diagnosis of uterine fibroids.

Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority (80%) remain as small as a walnut.

Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.

The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown, but estrogens, especially estradiol, promote their growth. After menopause fibroids disappear. But because estrogen levels can rise during the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic fibroids may grow in the years just before the cessation of menses, resulting in symptoms such as feeling of heaviness in the belly, low back pain, pain with vaginal penetration, urinary frequency or incontinence, bowel difficulties, or severe menstrual pain and flooding.

Women of color are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will grow more quickly.

Fibroid tumors are not cancer, not malignant. Tumor means a swelling or a growth, not a malignancy, not cancer. Less than 0.1% of all uterine fibroids are malignant.

Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously. Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve, but not impossible to control with natural measures.

  • The “root chakra” (lowermost energy center in the body, which includes the uterus) said to store unexpressed anger. It is believed that any unwanted growths in these organs can be countered by allowing the anger to safely discharge.
  • One woman’s fibroids (and menstrual cramps) disappeared within three months of beginning a vigorous exercise program. Exercise helps insure regular ovulation, and irregular ovulation seems to worsen fibroids.
  • Consuming three or more servings of whole grains or beans daily not only reduces the size of fibroids but offers protection from breast and endometrial cancers as well.
  • Red clover flowers (Trifolium pratense), are one of my favorite infusions, but use during the menopausal years may increase difficulty with fibroids.
  • Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids.
  • Vitex or chasteberry tincture, 25-30 drops two to four times daily, often shrinks small fibroids within two months. But results come from long-term use – up to two years.
  • Ask someone to burn moxa over the area of the fibroid while you envision the heat releasing the treasures in your uterus. What is locked up in this fibroid? What can you give birth to?
  • Acupuncture treatments can shrink fibroids.
  • Poke root (Phytolacca americana), used internally as a tincture (1-10 drops per day; start small) and externally as a belly rub oil, has gained a reputation as a profound helper in relieving pain and distresses from fibroids. CAUTION: Poke is considered poisonous; it is not often found for sale. This is one remedy you may have to make yourself to try.
  • Warm castor oil packs on the belly, or ginger compresses (soak a towel in hot ginger water) relieve pain and help shrink the fibroids.
  • The use of progesterone to treat women with uterine fibroids is hotly debated. One side holds that fibroids are created by lack of progesterone. The other side makes, to my mind, the better case: that progesterone increases fibroids. Evidence? Fibroids increase in size during pregnancy, when progesterone production is high, and atrophy after menopause, when progesterone levels decrease. Whichever side is right, eating more whole grains and beans usually changes estrogen/progesterone ratio for the better and shrinks fibroids.
  • Reduce fibroids by reducing your exposure to estrogen: avoid birth control pills, ERT/HRT, estrogen-mimicing residues from herbicides and pesticides used on food crops (eat organically-raised products). Tampons that are bleached with chlorine may mimic the bad effects of estrogen, too.
  • Lupron (leuprolide acetate), a drug which induces “artificial menopause” by shutting down the body’s production of estradiol causes a significant decrease in fibroid size within 8-12 weeks. Fibroids do regrow to about 90 percent of their original size when the drug is withdrawn however.
  • Major advances have been made in surgical treatments for women with fibroids. There are many options now besides hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), including hysteroscopic resection, uterine embolization, myomectomy, and suprecervical hysterectomy. Since these are fairly new procedures, take the time to find a surgeon who is skilled in the procedure.
  • Hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure, but by the age of sixty, more than one-third of American women will have given up their wombs to the surgeons. The presence of non-symptomatic fibroids is never sufficient reason, to my mind, for a hysterectomy. Of my students and apprentices who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids, those who “did their homework” – that is, helped themselves before and after their surgery with all the tools at their disposal – seemed to fare much better than those who did not.
  • With very few exceptions, no woman is healthier without her ovaries. So, even if you elect a hysterectomy, keep your ovaries.

These Wise Woman ways, and lots more, are in my book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, available from www.ashtreepublishing.com. They are arranged in order of risk: the safest first, the most dangerous last. If you have a uterine fibroid and it is a problem, begin with the mildest remedies first. Set a time limit for your use of any remedy, but, except in an emergency, don’t go on to stronger remedies until you are sure the safer ones aren’t effective for you. As with any advice, you are the best judge of what works for you.

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    Q: I read your article on uterine fibroids. It was very helpful, however, do you have any other information regarding how I can get rid of the fibroids even faster? My doctor is pushing for me to have a hysterectomy ASAP. I am currently taking the fibroid formula and have eliminated dairy and meat products. My doctor says my fibroids have taken over my uterus and is pushing on my bladder, which causes me to urinate constantly. I have high regards for your recommendations. Could you please add any other suggestions of what else I can do to help eliminate the fibroids as rapidly as possible.

    A: Check out the Fibroid Cleanse and Regimen to help with the reduction of fibroids and tumors in the female reproductive system. The Fibroid Cleanse and Regimen is ALL-NATURAL, safe and effective at aiding with the process of shrinking, dissolving and preventing future growth of fibroid tumors.

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    Q: Hello, I am contemplating the Total Woman Cleanse because I have uterine fibroids. One of the fibroids is rather large, taking up the major portion of my uterus. What do you think will occur with these fibroids during the cleanse? I think the large one is contributing to painful ovulation. Should I expect heavy bleeding on the next menstrual cycle? Thank you for your insight.

    A:

    The Female Cleanse would be a great kit to prepare your body before the Fibroid Cleanse

    The Female Cleanse may provide a multitude of benefits that may or may not include heavy bleeding. Either way, your body will give you all the information you need to know during your cleanse. 

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    Q: I have been living with uterine fibroids for about 2 1/2 years. My uterus is the size of a 3-month pregnancy now. I had always counted on getting surgery following in my sister's footsteps but...I don't want to. I know that surgery will not cure them and they will possibly return. So now I am looking for alternative ways to solve this problem. I have some questions: What complete regimen do you recommend for this? 1. How long have other clients said it took for their fibroids to disappear? 2. Mine I believe is as big as a cantaloupe or larger and there are a bunch there. 3. Will my uterus go back to its normal size as well after they shrink, disappear? Thanks so much for reading and your advice. Once I know I can buy the right formulas to start my healing.

    A:

    We recommend you perform the Fibroid Cleanse, which is a 20 Day all-natural program to help with the reduction of fibroids and tumors in the female reproductive system.

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    Q: I suffer with Fibroids, and I have had them for many years. My last check up revealed that they have pushed my uterus up to my umbilical area as well as being close to my liver. I have not experienced any problems with bleeding or pain. Does your products eradicate the fibroids, other than shrinkage

    A:

    Our products do not get rid of fibroids. They only help you (your body) to naturally dissolve them which takes time.

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    Q: I have uterine fibroids that are causing irregular periods and anemia. I have tried your menstrual cycle formula and the fibroid formula but I'm not sure if I should use these together or one versus the other. I would also like to know if these formulas prevent pregnancy or if I need to take the herbal contraception as well. Please advise ASAP! I need to replenish my supply. Is there anything to help a person with what doctors say is Multiple Sclerosis, lesion in spine and brain in MRI test and balance is off?

    A:

    You can take the Menstrual Cycle Formula and the Fibroid Formula together, as they complement one another. These formulas will help reduce your symptoms.

    Herbal Contraception is the best formula to take to help reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies.

    For multiple sclerosis, first perform the Full Body Cleanse. This cleanse will help reset your system and perform optimally.

    After you complete the cleanse, do a regimen of 3 capsules each of Brain Booster, Circulation Aid, and Central Nervous System Formula.

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    Q: I TRULY LOVE YOUR SITE! I am a health seeker by holistic means and am suffering from Uterine fibroids as well as cysts in my breast. My Naturopathic doctor told me that the fibroids wont totally go away with any and all treatment. However, I believe differently. I know that I will get rid of the fibroids, and I believe that I will also learn how to keep them driven away with the helpful information that I have found on your site. Thank you for also expounding on natural birth control. I have also been doing some research on this topic (being that the synthetic birth control, tampons, sanitary napkins and food microwaved in plasticware has created an estrogen dominance that has fed these insatiable tumors). I will be trying your natural birth control soon, and wanted to ask if you have also heard of another form of natural birth control called, "Neem Oil". It has been widely used in India with a 98% effective rate. I am just wondering what your take is on this?

    A: The Fibroid Cleanse & Regimen can greatly benefit you. It is a 20 Day Cleanse and Regimen that naturally works to strengthen and purify the female reproductive system, while helping with the reduction of fibroids.

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    Q: I have a whole lot going on with my body. I have fibroids; I have internal scar and keloids on my body; I have things causing me not to conceive and I would like to have a baby, and I'm over weight so what route do I take. I'm currently in a medical study to help my fibroids shrink for the last three months and at this time I don't know if I have had any success. What do you suggest as the best cleanse for me?

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    I recommend the following in this order to perform for healing: FULL BODY DETOX WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE * Purchase MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book for reading during cleanses (helps get your mind right for healing).

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    Q: I am a voluptuous (plus sized) African American female who has large fibroids (size of 7 month pregnancy). I am planning to have uterine artery embolization this spring. I came across your website and am interested in the full body detox and the fibroid buster kit. Which product do you suggest?

    A:

    I suggest BOTH! First perform the FULL BODY DETOX, secondarily, perform the FIBROID BUSTER kit and regimen. With fibroids your size you will need constant cleansing of your body and a change of diet. You require a life change! Do this and you will heal naturally!

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    Q: My question is regarding fibroids. I have been told I have had fibroids about the size of someone 3 months pregnant. I have been told there are two in clusters. They gave me the diameters, but I don't have that information at this time. My OB/GYN has told me he believes it is causing me to be slightly anemic. I have been trying some remedies on my own like more exercise and a change in diet. My primary physician does not recommend surgery she has me taking iron ferrous sulfate supplements twice per day to help with my iron count. It seems to be helping. The only problem I have with taking the iron supplements is that it sometimes causes constipation and I am normally pretty regular. I usually eliminate 2 times per day sometimes 3. My OB/GYN on the other hand keeps pushing for me to having surgery.& amp; nbsp; They had me take BC pills, however I took myself off of them because they made me sick. I took them only for 6 months. I'm 45 and have never taken BC pills ever and I don't want to start now. I've never been pregnant. I flow heavy on my 2nd and 3rd day heavy and after that it is manageable. My cycle has improved however I want to reduce the flow on those days if possible and of course dissolve the fibroid if at all possible. Doctors tell me they won't go away unless removed. I used to be on my cycle for 7 days and 4 of those days were heavy. Now I'm normally on for 4 days and only the 2nd and 3rd day are heavy. I know that as I reach menopause they may shrink in size, however I'm still aways off from that. I eat no red meat however I do eat fish and poultry. I eat a pretty good balance of vegetables and fruits, mostly raw and steamed. I drink lactaid milk. I don't eat much dairy except cheese and eggs occasionally. I do have a weakness, I love potato chips. I know this is not good. I can feel the fibroid get bigger when I eat them. When I stop for a period of time it decreases in size. At least I feel like it does. I'm not a sugar craver, however during the week before my cycle I'll crave sweets. I usually resist. I feel it's my diet that has caused the fibroids as well as every female in my family has had a hysterectomy due to fibroids. I think it is also hereditary as well. Whatever the case I'd like to know what regimen can you put me on that will help me? The goal is to reduce or dissolve the size of the fibroid so it is not affecting my iron level. I'm also starting to see my abdomen get bigger when I've always had a flat stomach. Perhaps this is me just getting older, however I think it's the fibroids. Constant low levels over time can't be good. I hope I have provided you enough information to give me your recommendation. If not please feel free to e-mail me for any additional information you need. I'm looking for a natural cure. Outside of this condition I'm in very good health. No problem with weight, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'm pretty athletic and active as well. Please advise. I look forward to your recommendation.

    A:

    I remember just recently e-mailing you on this inquiry. Your diet MUST CHANGE! Consider full fledged RAW FOODS and VEGAN diet during your healing transition. Lactaid milk is HORRIBLE for you. Did you read our â€FIBROID TUMORS†article?????? You need to keep on performing FULL BODY DETOX followed by Fibroid Buster kit and regimen, back to back! Continuously! Detoxing must become a lifestyle for you! For iron, consider Dherbs.Com IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA and MOON CYCLE FORMULA. Also, consider a telephone consultation because time is greatly limited in writing back in response to inquiries. There is much healing for you, Beloved!

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    Q: I have fibroids and my doctor is suggesting that I have my uterus removed - which I'm totally against. Could you give me some information about herbal remedies I could take to help reduce the fibroids? Thanks. I look forward to your response.

    A:

    Take a look at our 3-week Fibroid Buster kit and regimen. Read our free articles on fibroids too!

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    Q: Hi Dherbs.com, My question is regarding fibroids. I have been told I have had fibroids about the size of someone 3 months pregnant. I have been told there are two in clusters. They gave me the diameters, but I don't have that information at this time. My OB/GYN has told me he believes it is causing me to be slightly anemic. I have been trying some remedies on my own like more exercise and a change in diet. My primary physician does not recommend surgery she has me taking iron ferrous sulfate supplements twice per day to help with my iron count. It seems to be helping. The only problem I have with taking the iron supplements is that it sometimes causes constipation and I am normally pretty regular. I usually eliminate 2 times per day sometimes 3. My OB/GYN on the other hand keeps pushing for me to having surgery. They had me take BC pills, however I took myself off of them because they made me sick. I took them only for 6 months. I'm 45 and have never taken BC pills ever and I don't want to start now. I've never been pregnant. I flow heavy on my 2nd and 3rd day heavy and after that it is manageable. My cycle has improved however I want to reduce the flow on those days if possible and of course dissolve the fibroid if at all possible. Doctors tell me they won't go away unless removed. I used to be on my cycle for 7 days and 4 of those days were heavy. Now I'm normally on for 4 days and only the 2nd and 3rd day are heavy. I know that as I reach menopause they may shrink in size, however I'm still always off from that. I eat no red meat however I do eat fish and poultry. I eat a pretty good balance of vegetables and fruits, mostly raw and steamed. I drink lactaid milk. I don't eat much dairy except cheese and eggs occasionally. I do have a weakness, I love potato chips. I know this is not good. I can feel the fibroid get bigger when I eat them. When I stop for a period of time it decreases in size. At least I feel like it does. I'm not a sugar craver, however during the week before my cycle I'll crave sweets. I usually resist. I feel it's my diet that has caused the fibroids as well as every female in my family has had a hysterectomy due to fibroids. I think it is also hereditary as well. Whatever the case I'd like to know what regimen can you put me on that will help me? The goal is to reduce or dissolve the size of the fibroid so it is not affecting my iron level. I'm also starting to see my abdomen get bigger when I've always had a flat stomach. Perhaps this is me just getting older, however I think it's the fibroids. Constant low levels over time can't be good. I hope I have provided you enough information to give me your recommendation. If not please feel free to e-mail me for any additional information you need. I'm looking for a natural cure. Outside of this condition I'm in very good health. No problem with weight, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'm pretty athletic and active as well. Please advise. I look forward to your recommendation. Also, how much per month will these products cost and how many months do the kits last? How do you recommend I buy them? By kit or individual? Thank you for your time!

    A:

    I recommend you perform the FULL BODY DETOX kit followed by the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. Perform them back to back. Take a break for about a month and perform both of them again. Six weeks on and six weeks off. While your off of these 2 kits, take individual formulas of IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, FIBRIOD BUSTER, and MOON CYCLE FORMULA. In re iron, you are taking POISON! The kind of iron you are taking is poisonous and mixes with sulfur in your body which creates constipation. I suggest Dherbs IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA which is 100% all-natural with absolutely no adverse side effects! Also, you have to improve your diet. Nothing greatly causes fibroids than DAIRY PRODUCTS! The meat, potato chips, dairy, etc. is filling up your trashbags (tumors). Go VEGAN and RAW FOODS! Start reading some of our free health articles, i.e. â€FIBROID TUMORSâ€, â€WHAT IS RAW FOODSâ€, etc. Dherbs products can greatly help you and you'll see and/or feel the difference (as long as you don't cheat on your diet). There is much help for you!

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    A: Fibroids develop from certain foods within the diet such as sugar, dairy, certain meats and other processed foods.  When your body doesn't expel waste properly the tumors can develop. We always recommend doing the Full Body Cleanse followed by the Fibroid Cleanse, especially for large fibroids.  Both cleanses require you to adjust your diet, which is a major part in getting rid of the tumors.  The Full Body Cleanse eliminates the toxins and waste from your body and detoxes all of your major organs.  The body is always more receptive to healing when your overall health is in a better state.  The Fibroid Cleanse includes multiple formulas that helps the tumors shrink. You can continue with the Fibroid Formula after cleansing.  

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    Q: I've looked at both your product lines for fibroids and infertility. My doctor says I have 4 fibroids, and oddly unhealthy looking uterus with plenty of scar tissue and that's probably why I have been unsuccessful trying to conceive. He suggest I have major surgery to have all of the fibroids and scar tissue removed so my chances would be better. What do you suggest in my case? I am 37, my biological clock is ticking, and I cannot afford to have surgery and be out of work for 6 weeks.

    A:

    Read my article on "Surgery" for my answer about surgery. In regards to fibroids, I believe in removing them naturally. I recommend the Full Body Detox followed by the Fibroid Buster Kit and Regimen and then a daily Fibroid regimen. Biological clock ticking? Get rid of this notion! It's all in your head. The mind can give you anything you desire! Think healthy and think positive! Any time you believe that you can conceive you will achieve - guaranteed!

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    Q: I have fibroids, it is big , I have done operation twice before, I want to know how long it take for the fibroid to dissolve if I start taking your herbs, and how much is the full pack, and how much will it cost me for the whole treatment?

    A:

    The Fibroid Cleanse contains beneficial herbal formulas that can help your system cleanse itself, which can aid in your pursuit of optimal reproductive health, and assist your body in achieving and maintaining a healthy balance of hormones, which can possibly contribute to slowing the growth of existing fibroids or hindering the development of new ones.

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    Q: I have fibroids that are altering my lifestyle. I have decided to have the surgery because I look 5 months pregnant. Would the FIBRIOD BUSTER really help shrink anything at this point? I have been suffering for over 1 1/2 years fighting with my insurance company over this "pre-existing" condition. Please respond.

    A:

    The Fibroid Buster will not be effective enough to help you at this point. You would need to do the Full Body Cleanse to detox the toxins and waste that has contributed to the tumor followed by the Fibroid Cleanse. Both will help assist with breaking down the fibroid.

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    Q: I've been plagued by uterine fibroids. I've had 6 surgeries and they keep coming back I tried your detox and female detox plan, eating healthy. I thought I was doing well but they've come back. I want to try to have another child with my husband of 15 years. My doctor wants to do IVF. He says it's our only hope. I'm 39 he says time is running out. I believe there is another way. My doctor is insisting I'm wasting time & money trying to use alternative & herbal remedies. He says if there was a magical herb there would be no plants or trees left. I am ready to accept whatever fate is bestowed upon me but don't want to become homeless in the process. Your honest and professionalism is greatly needed. Sincerely.

    A:

    The choice is your and yours alone to make! Naturally, to heal will take some time, just as much time as it took to develop the fibroids via what you ate, thought, did, etc. You have to stay committed to any natural protocol, Beloved! Naturally healing takes time!

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    Q: YOU ARE PROBABLY WELL AWARE RIGHTNOW THAT I'M 45 AND I HAVE FIBROIDS. FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS I HAVE HAD A COCONUT OIL CRAVING. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MAYBE LACKING WHY I CRAVE COCONUT OIL. I LIKE TO FREEZE IT AND THEN CRUNCH ON IT IN ITS SOLID STATE. I KNOW IT SOUNDS STRANGE BUT I STARTED THIS HABIT ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO. I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS THE MASSIVE BLOOD LOSS DUE TO FIBROIDS, THAT HAS RESULTED IN THIS WEIRD CRAVING. I JUST DONT TAKE ONE TBSP, I TAKE ALOT MORE AND I CANT, AFFORD IT AND I KNOW THAT THIS HABIT IS NOT GOOD FOR ME.

    A:

    I don't know the exact reasons why you are craving frozen coconut oil but clearly you are lacking something and your Body Intelligence instructed you to eat frozen coconut oil. The oil is perhaps serving as a vehicle for the fibroid debris so as to pull what debris it can out of your body. Coconut oil is natural so I don't see anything wrong with your newfound custom. As long as you're fine with it, keep doing it.

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    Q: I am scheduled to have a hysterectomy for large fibroids in the wall of my uterus. I was told to contact you for suggestions/alternatives.

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    Read our articles †UTERINE SENSEâ€, â€FIBROID TUMORSâ€, and â€SURGERY†on our website before you have a hysterectomy! You'll never be the same after that surgery! Guaranteed! I would suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX kit followed by the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME and perform both 2-3 times a year and dissolve the tumors naturally.

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    Q: I was told that fibroid tumors are caused by the fact that they are giving cows high doses of estrogen so, women are getting these tumors because they have more than normal amounts of estrogen in their bodies. More and more women are getting fibroids.

    A:

    Very true!

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    Q: I am currently on medication to stop my menstrual period to shrink fibroids. How do I find out if there are any adverse drug interactions between the medicine and the herbs taken for the detox?

    A:

    I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW; DO NOT MIX HERBS WITH MEDICATION (DRUGS) BECAUSE IT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE. MEDICATION IS POISON AND HERBS REMOVE POISONS FROM THE BODY. REMEMBER, GOD ORDAINED THE HERBS FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS (REVELATION 22:2) AND AS FOR USE AS MEDICINE (EZEKIEL 47:12). NOT DRUGS! YOU CAN NEVER HEAL THE HUMAN BODY WITH DRUGS BECAUSE THE BODY IS ORGANIC AND THE DRUGS ARE INORGANIC AND THUS THE BODY CANNOT ASSIMILATE ANYTHING INORGANIC. STOPPING THE MENSTRUAL PERIOD IS DANGEROUS! THERE ARE FUTURE RAMIFICATIONS FOR DOING THIS. YOU ARE GOING AGAINST YOUR NATURE!