Natural Cures for Fibrocystic Breast Disease


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Posted by Patricia (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 05/10/2009
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I've been taking Rhodiola for 5 weeks and have increased energy and have lost about 15 pounds that I have been struggling with for the last 5 years. I have had breast cysts that have disappeared and my memory has definitely improved. 6 weeks ago I attempted to climb the 7 flights of stairs to my condo when the elevator was out. I had to stop and rest at each floor. Today I take the stairs instead of the elevator without stopping at all.

When I started taking Rhodiola, my daughter had told me about it but I didn't know much about the herb only that it would give me an energy boost that I really needed. The only negative factor that I have experienced is insomnia, so now I make sure that I don't take the herb after about 3pm. I take 2 - 250 mg per day. One in the morning as soon as I get up with 10 oz of warm distilled water and the juice of 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon, and one around 3pm at my work breaktime with lots of water.

Posted by Susan Cole (Beverly, Ma.) on 03/14/2009
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I have cysts in my breasts and was having xrays at hospital done and they made my left side breast cyst burst . The pain was very bad and I went looking for natural cures and found Rhodiola rosea and one capsules stopped the pain . I took it every day from that time on to now. I use only natural cures now and eat natural foods only

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Posted by Leemarie (Georgia) on 05/01/2015
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I began making eating Turmeric paste that I made from Turmeric Powder 5 years ago. I am 45 now and have had fibrocystic breast tissue all of my life since I can remember. I began making the drink and having it 2 times a day and if not drinking tea would put it in my scrambled eggs and saute with onions or in my ground beef. I use turmeric root in my home-made organic chicken broth and beef broth too. Basically I get it however I can into my diet.

My skin became radiant and very soft all over and my face glowed. And my husband said my skin felt damp. It was a major change from my very dry skin in contrast. And finally I noticed that there was something different about my breasts. And my husband actually pointed out that they weren't lumpy anymore. I've always had that kind of breast tissue and so when it went away they were smooth feeling and no lumps at all. I had no idea that it would benefit me in that way but I'm very glad about the changes. I also had no more painful underarms that I'd become accustomed to and so the changes are welcome. I absolutely love Turmeric.

Replied by Ava

How wonderful! Could you please share your recipe for the paste and the turmeric drink you make? Thanks!

Vitamin C, Lugol's Iodine, Vitamin E  

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Posted by Janie (Pasadena, Ca, Usa) on 07/15/2011
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Following all the feedback I have read on Earth Clinic in the past few weeks, I have finally figured out a remedy combination to help my extremely painful fibrocystic breasts (so bad lately that sleeping face down causes tremendous pain):

* Lugol's Iodine: 1 drop in water/day
*1,000 mg Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate (which is 1 teaspoon Ascorbic Acid type of vitamin C to 1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of water. I take it on an empty stomach, but not first thing in the morning, which can cause diarrhea.
*1 capsule of Vitamin E/day

The pain reduced by 50% after 24 hours and by 90% the 2nd day of these remedies. I have now cut back my Lugol's iodine dose to 1 drop every 2-3 days. I think it was the addition of the Lugol's that made an immediate difference.

Replied by Tammy
San Francisco, California, Usa
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These remedies work. My severe breast pain was gone in 3 days. I am drinking 1,000mg of sodium ascobate vitamin C a day plus taking 1 drop of lugol's iodine in a small amount of water every 3-4 days. I didn't do the vitamin E though. Thanks you very much.

Replied by I Need Help
New Jersey, Nj, Usa

Was your Lugol's iodine 2% or 5%? Thanks

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Posted by Mary (Logansport, Louisiana) on 09/16/2008
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Fibrocystic Breasts: Hey this stuff can hurt. I had it so bad my left arm was painful. I really thought I had breast cancer. The doctor told me to GET OFF THE CAFFEINE and take Vitamin E twice a day. It worked havent had a problem like that since then.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Canada

Dear Mary:
Another thing that works for fibrocystic breast disease is lugol's solution iodine. Iodine is also supposed to prevent breast cancer. My naturopath said in 2-3 years the lumps will dissolve due to the iodine. I take 10 drops per day which is about 60mg of iodine. I also got a thermogram done to put my mind at rest and get a clear picture of my breast health. The thermogram (infra red picture of your breasts) shows changes years before any cancer gets a chance to develop. Relieved my worry and no radiation. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, Pa
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I just stopped drinking coffee (the only caffeinated drink) and it was gone!

Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand
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Yes.. 10 yrs ago I thought I had breast cancer, my breasts were so sore I could hardly move my arms. Went to the doctors and he asked if I drank coffee! I had been dieting for about 6 weeks and given up milk and sugar in my coffee, drinking about 3-4 cups a day. Doctor told me BLACK coffee was the worst culprit and gave me a little booklet (about 30 pages) listing all the symptoms and complaints linked to coffee consumption. A few days after discontinuing the black coffee all soreness was gone. I wish I had kept the little booklet, must have lost it in one of my many shifts. One thing stuck however..If you must drink coffee always add full cream milk or better yet cream itself, it mitigates the bad effects (but I forget the reasons for this) Cheers.

Replied by Autumn
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I had fibrocystic breasts at one time in my life. It was horrible. Fortunately, all I had to do was eliminate coffee from my life. Once coffee was a eliminated, the cysts were go in 30 days. The only caffeine I consume now is the caffein in green tea.

Replied by Veronica
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I read here that Vitamin E helps tender fibrous breasts. Since the implantation of my IUD 3 months ago, my breasts had been so tender not even my boyfriend could touch them. A week ago I tried taking one Vitamin E/day, and each day they have been noticably better. Now they're back to normal! Thanks!

Replied by Lizzie
Lonon, Uk

I don't drink caffiene at all and I have this, so maybe caffeine is not the culprit. I will try the Iodine though. I love this site.

Replied by Nola
New Orleans, La

I never had normal breasts even in my teens. They were always fibrocystic. It wasn't until after I had early cancer treatment (lumpectomy and radiation) and then sought natural medicine did I learn about cleansing. I learned about liver cleansing and how there are 3 types of estrogen. One is metobolized thru the liver and excreted thru the urine. After years of your liver filtering "junk" in Rx, food additives, preservatives, food dyes, anesthesias, airborn environmental toxins that go into our lungs and from there enter out blood stream etc. It gets clogged. Like a car filter if you want to think of it that way. When you change the oil in your car you change the filter too right? Think of your liver as a filter too. My estrogen levels were way off the charts. I was so estrogen dominent. The endocrinologist couldn't tell me why. But I put my faith in God and He helped me find info online about the 3 types of estrogen and the role the liver plays in them. So if you think about it this is what happened and WHY I WAS estrogen dominant. I say WAS!!! As your body makes estrogen and does not excrete it as it should - it recirculates thru your body and blood stream along with what is already there that also hasn't been eliminated. Makes simple sense! Once I cleansed my liver with in 1 month my breasts were absolutely normal for the 1st time in my life. I had no idea that would happen. I cleansed to lower my estrogen levels and then it cured the fibrocystic tissue in my breasts. When I went back to the encocrinologist she couldn't believe my estrogen levels were normal. She asked me what I did and didn't know what to say when I told her. She was happy but as a mainstream medical practitioner she looked so trapped in what she could only do to help her patients as approved by the hospital who pays her pay check. That's not medicine. Managing diseases is not medicine.

Anyway you are probably wondering how do you cleanse your liver? It is simple. Drink Apple Cider (not apple cider vinegar) for a week and eat very lightly. No meat, cheese, sugary sweets, fried foods - more salads and soft foods. The pectin in the apple cider has an affect on softening deposits in the liver and gall bladder. Do this for 6 days. (Start on a Sunday). On the 6th day b/f you go to sleep mix 1/2 cup of organic unrefined olive oil (OO) with either 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed organic lemon juice or organic grapefruit juice (I perfer grapefruit juice). Use a hand mixer to totally mix both juices. Take a straw and drink it down and immediately go and lay down for the night on your right side. Do not wash the dishes or do anything else after you drink it except go right to sleep. Lay in this position for as long as you can. When you awake in the morning you will feel an urge to go to the restroom. When you do you will expel debris from both your liver and gall bladder.

I could not believe the energy that I felt after I cleansed my liver for the first time. I also no longer had seasonal bronchitis after this. I became a firm believer in natural cleansing. If you have this condition you may want to try this. I wish you all the best!!!

Replied by Melinda
Appleton, Wisconsin

How much apple cider vinegar do you drink daily for the 6 days?

Replied by Geetha
South Africa
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Thank God, I found this site. I have been suffering from cyclic breast pain from the time I stopped breast feeding. My son is now 21 yrs old. I am 46.

This pain makes you go crazy. Have been to my gynae on numerous occasions. Put me on evening primrose, which never helped. Been for MRI and ultra sounds. The lumps are still there and very painful. Then put me on Danogen tablets, which made me gain an enormous amount of mass. which is really difficult to get rid off, despite my regular walks and exercise. I eat healthy (vegetarian) have decaf coffee, no fizzy drinks, no tea. I really do understand what all you women are going through. When I stumbled on this site and everyone is talking about Lugols Iodine, I was so excited. Here is something that most of you are taking and is helping. Am going to start taking this as from today. Will keep you posted on results.

Replied by Dassmogul
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Hi Guys,

I found out last September that I had breast cysts, the pain was very uncomfortable. I went and did two ultra sounds and they saw very small cysts, as small a rice grain, but they still hurt. I was told that I had FBD, I did my research online and found that many women were using the Primrose oil, so I started using it. It has helped me somewhat but the discomfort still lingers, I am so excited now to go and try the Iodine and see if this will help me as well.

Will keep you posted.

Replied by Dassmoguls
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I have been taking the Iodine Sea Kelps for a week now and have experienced some relief of the breast pain. I am also going to supplement it with Vitamin E & C, Selinum and Magnesium.

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Posted by A.b. (Usa) on 11/19/2015
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I have been struggling with fibrocystic breasts - the pain starts 10 days after the first day of my cycle. About 3 weeks ago I started on Vit E (400iu) and CoQ10 which is supposed to be very helpful. I also realized I was very deficient in Vit D so I started on it. I'm noticing a difference already.

I will incorporate iodine once I get my Vit D level stabilized as I think the deficiency worsens the detox that comes with iodine. A Vit D deficiency can make you uncomfortable in both your groin and armpits which really contributes to the breast pain since it is so near your armpit.

Also I have read that Vit D does help balance estrogen.