Food For Fibroids

by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Recognizing the unity of body, mind, and spirit, she empowers women to trust their inner wisdom, their connection with Source, and their ability to truly flourish.


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  1. Jill G
    4 months ago

    Dr Northrup,

    I am sorry to say that with all due respect, your “watch and listen” sections are not accessable to those with hearing disabilities. Please consider adding Closed Caption to your videos. With warm regards, Jill G

  2. Betty
    1 year ago

    What are suggestions for breakfast substitutes for oatmeal, cereal, cream of wheat, waffles? I do eat yogurt with fruit but I don’t want this or eggs every morning. Also, could desserts made with less sugar, sugar substitutes be ok for fibroid patients? I’d hate to have to throw out so much food that fibroid patients should avoid.

  3. Alice Freund
    1 year ago

    This was really useful. I will change my diet immediately to decrease blood sugar. .Because fibroids are caused by estrogen dominance, does it make sense to increase progesterone? Is there a natural way to do that?
    I have multiple fibroids (too many to count) and my doctor wants me to have a hysterectomy. I am 15 years post-menopausal and the concern is that my uterus lining is 6 mm (measured in a rare spot where there are no fibroids) and also that something cancerous could be hidden.

    Thank you.

  4. Erika Isabel Vega
    2 years ago

    The moment I heard the connection about Fibroids and collagen I felt a deep pang in my gut. Since seeing this, I’ve been trying to learn more if there’s any correlation between taking collagen peptide powder, bone broth or other sources of collagen and fibroids but without any luck. I see it in the comments here and elsewhere that several women are concerned about this and it’s frustrating to not find answers. Here’s what I can share from my personal experience. I have been diagnosed with fibroids but am mostly asymptomatic. I only discovered them through getting appendicitis. However, while I was taking collagen I was experience brief but sharp pelvic pain in the morning getting out of bed. I didn’t understand what this was yet. After I saw this video I was completely scared of collage and stopped taking it. Since then the sharp pain has stopped. I still have to deal with the fibroids, but at least I’m not experiencing the occasional pain anymore. I wish I could learn more about this specifically. I’m wondering if bone broth is safe and maybe only the peptide powder is dangerous? Maybe I wasn’t absorbing it and digesting things properly? I want to know if I need to permanently remove collagen from my diet or need to learn how to properly consume it. Anyway, good luck to all who are also worried about this. If anyone finds info please share!

      2 years ago

      Google how to know if your fibroids are shrinking. I read that sharp pains was a sign that the fibroids were shrinking. Let me know what you find!!!

  5. Sue
    3 years ago

    I’m drinking collegen and have a big fibroid, sc should I not be drinking collegen?

    1. Tirzah McClinton
      2 years ago

      Try increasing your water intake.

  6. Jaye
    3 years ago

    I have a 5cm uterine fibroid.
    my Gyn is not overly concerned and has been aware of and watching it for a number of years –
    recent conversation w integrative MD who thinks better to try to eliminate it w daily drops of Women’s Chamber…
    Any positive/negative experiences or opinions about effectiveness of this particular Chinese herbal supplement?

  7. Forrest
    4 years ago

    The most beautiful thing about life is learning. No matter what you are told or what you may believe, when you gain knowledge for yourself then and only then can one become true to self. I said all that to say nature, the universe, plants have always offered a solution to mankind beyond explanation without the need of side effects or finance.
    Fibroid Tumors as wells as most illiness found in society are the results of DIET! When we change diet life becomes abundant and health is no longer an issue…..

  8. Jacqueline Goods
    4 years ago

    I believe every thing you have said in the video about avoiding foods for Fibroids and living a creative life that is right for you. In 2012 I was diagnosed with a Endometrial Polyp, at that time the ultrasound showed three very small fibroids in my uterus. In December that year I had a D & C and ablation to remove the polyp at that time. About 18 months ago I experienced heavy bleeding and they found another polyp. I cancelled removal of the polyp twice as I was scared of the procedure. I have a Heart Arrhythmia (diagnosed in 2015 called Prolonged QT Syndrome) that made me scared of complications of anesthesia. I am menopausal now and have not experienced any heavy bleeding since March 2016. I asked my doctor to wait and do another ultrasound this year. We did one in May this year and now I have two polyps. My doctor is pushing for a Vaginal Hysterectomy and I am to see the OBGYN/Surgeon next month. What are my options? My doctor is certain the fibroids will grow and I will have to have a abdominal hysterectomy.

    I am scared of the surgery and wondering why the polyps are developing post menopause. Is it absolutely necessary to have the Hysterectomy? I do experience some lower right side pain, but no bleeding. Do you have any information on Endometrial Polyps and do they occur or can occur post menopause? I have read they can be due to High Blood Pressure. I do know I have White Coat Syndrome and when I get nervous my blood pressure raises. Yet I have been monitored for this and it always returns to normal levels. I am 53 years old now and have been officially menopausal since October 2017. I am a healthy weight and exercise daily either walking, or attending a Cross Fit Gym. I ran for 37 years as a competitive runner, but sadly I cannot anymore due to the heart arrhythmia. I also attend a Yoga class once a week.
    I know I can eliminate grains and sugars that elevate my sugar levels. What about the spikes in Blood Pressure that could be causing these polyps to grow? I take a Beta Blocker called Nadalone daily (40 mg) for my heart arrhythmia. Are you able to offer me any advice before I meet with the OBGYN/Surgeon on August 9? I really do not want to have any surgery, but these polyps are a concern. I would like to know why they are developing and if my fibroids are growing now if I am experiencing some pain on my lower right side.

    1. Kerry Redmond
      3 years ago

      Did you get a reply to this? Maybe a more private reply? Just wondering as you sound a lot like me!

    2. Phoebe Germany
      2 years ago

      Check into DIM and a liver detox like stinging nettle. Also a good water fast to cleanse at a cellular level. Juicing is so healing. Google these and also serrapatase and chasteberry.

  9. Kari Martin
    4 years ago

    I had a fibroid the size of a grapefruit and started taking natural progesterone cream and it quit growing. You can also have a myomectomy to remove the fibroid and avoid a hysterectomy.

    1. joana
      2 years ago

      WHere can i find this product? i have a huge mioma as well.

  10. Toni
    6 years ago

    I have a sub mucosal fibroid that I have been dealing with now for 4 years. I am 53 years old and waiting for my period to stop. I have seen multiple surgeons and physicians. I still have no solution other than a hysterectomy or to take Lupron. I was an avid fitness girl and have had to stop all exercise because it makes me bleed even worse. Over the past 2 years I had passed out from the bleeding and but now have the anemia and fainting under control. I have had a d and c but nothing else seems to be appropriate for my situation per the physicians. I do take lysteda thanks to me reading about it in your books! I am a rather holistic type of person so the Lupron really frightens me, however, this fibroid is literally dictating my life. Other than this issue, my health is excellent. I do believe emotions affect all of this, With that said, I listened to your heartbreak story and as we all know some emotions are unavoidable. So my question is, what would you recommend in this situation?

  11. julie palermo
    7 years ago

    Hi I have a question regarding the diet of breads I am gluten intolerant all my foods especially bread are made with rice flour, sourdough which have no nasties. All my foods are hormone free, when I can raw treats which I love but I also have absorption issues as well. Lets’ not talk about my iron levels & the fact of having iron infusions have landed me in hospital so many times with heavy pelvic bleeding the last one OMG, I thought i was having a heart attack.
    I am lactose intolerant so no dairy, I believe I eat alright but I know my fibroid is emotionally based which came back after I spilt with my partner some 6 yrs ago. My fibroids still haven’t gone just now the opposite too large having an embolisation in the next few weeks. I guess for me it is all about self esteem, self love.

  12. Luz
    7 years ago

    Thank you for this great advise Dr Northrup. Unfortunately it is too late for me as I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago. I had about 16 fibroids in my uterus and some endometriosis. This information empowers me to talk to other younger women about it so they do not have to endure pain for years as I did.

  13. mercedes barroso
    7 years ago

    LOVE YOU :)))))

  14. Hana
    7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing these information with us. It helps me as usal and guide me to look at every thing including my body in a brighter way.
    from Kuwait

  15. Josephine
    7 years ago

    …Fibroids are about creativity that hasn’t been birthed yet! wow, such a new fresh thought for me!Thank you

  16. Iwona
    7 years ago

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing your wisdom on women’s health and wellbeing…

  17. Marge
    7 years ago

    You are my virtual gynecologist I want
    to take to the streets and spread your
    wisdom.You are right on about everything.i am an RN and I work in
    Pre op so many patients are completely
    clueless I believe we have an obligation to teach people to take
    responsibility for their health by making
    good choices and supporting their
    journey to wellness.Keep teaching and
    sharing your knowledge and experience you have inspired me to be
    a glorious ageless goddess. I thank

  18. Mary
    7 years ago

    I also had a fibroid the size of a 5 month pregnant woman. I had a partial hysterectomy just removing the uterus 2 yrs ago. I’ll be 51 this month I still feel like crap and no Dr listens. All they say is see a psychiatrist but I know I’m imbalanced my hormones are all over. I hardly sleep, no energy and lost my job. They gave me sleeping pills I think I tried everyone on the market total disaster. They don’t help. Thanks for listening

  19. Deborah heatherington
    7 years ago

    I just started taking a collagen powder which I add to my morning shake!
    It is supposed to help many things but especially joints! I have osteoarthritis and have had hip replaced at age 58.
    I do not want any more joint replacements!
    Question to you is Will this creatine powder aid in creating fibroids?

    1. Deborah heatherington
      7 years ago

      Sorry collagen powder not creatine

    2. Sue
      3 years ago

      Hi did you get any feedback on this. I am drinking collegen and have a big fibroid and was wondering if I shouldn’t be.

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