How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed

How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed

September 15, 2019 57 By Ewald Bahringer


[Music] endometriosis is a major cause of disability and compromise quality of life among women a chronic disease which is under diagnosed under reported under researched for patients it can be a nightmare of misinformation myths taboos lack of diagnosis and problematic hit and miss treatments overlaid by a painful chronic stubborn disease pain is what best characterized the disease pain painful intercourse heavy irregular periods and infertility about one a dozen young women suffer and it accounts for about half the cases of pelvic pain and infertility it’s caused by what’s called retrograde menstruation instead of the blood going down it goes up into the abdominal cavity where bleeding tissue of the uterine lining can implant on to other organs you can have the lesion surgically removed but the recurrence rate within five years is as high as 50% now endometriosis is an estrogen dependent disease so might the anti-estrogen effects of the phytoestrogens and flax seeds and soy foods help as they appear to in breast cancer I couldn’t find Studies on flex but soy food consumption may indeed reduce the risk of endometriosis but I couldn’t find any Studies on treating the disease with soy there’s another food though associated with decreased breast cancer risk seaweed seaweeds have special types of fiber and phytonutrients not found among land plants so it’s it’s not like choosing to get your beta carotene from carrots versus a sweet potato if you want these unique seaweed components some of which may have anti-cancer properties we need to find a way to incorporate sea vegetables into our diets anti-cancer properties such as anti estrogen effects Japanese women have among the lowest rates of breast and demetria and ovarian cancers they have longer menstrual cycles and lower estrogen levels circulating in their blood and that may help account for their low risk of estrogen dependent cancers we assume this was their soy intake but the seaweed might be helping as well you can drip seaweed broth on human ovary cells that make estrogen and sea estrogen levels robbed because it’s either inhibiting production or facilitating breakdown of estrogen and may even block estrogen receptors lowering the activity of the estrogen you do produce this is in a petri dish though but it happens in women as well the guesstimate that an effective estrogen lowering dose of seaweed for an average American woman might be around 5 grams a day but no one has apparently tried testing it on cancer patients yet but it has been tried on endometriosis three women with abnormal cycles two of which with Sun Demetrios has volunteered to add a tiny amount of dried powdered bladderwrack common seaweed to their daily diet it effectively lengthen their cycles and reduced the duration of their periods and not just by a little check out subject number one a 30 year history of irregular periods averaging every 16 days but having just a teaspoon quarter teaspoon of this seaweed powder a day added 10 days on to her cycle up to 26 days and a half teaspoon a day brought her up to like 31 nearly doubling the length of her cycle and they all experienced market reductions and blood flow and a decreased duration of menstruation poor subject number one was having periods every 16 days that lasted nine days long you imagine after 30 years of this kind of craziness just 1/2 teaspoon of seaweed a day and she was having periods just once a month and only lasting about four days and most importantly in the two women suffering from endometriosis they reported substantial alleviation of their pain how is that possible look at their drop in estrogen levels a seventy-five percent drop after just a quarter teaspoon of seaweed powder a day eighty-five percent after 1/2 teaspoon now obviously with just a couple women no control group we have to do you have bigger better studies but look when this study was published more than a decade ago in out a single such study has been published since does the research world just not care about women millions of women are suffering with these conditions who’s going to fund it though that much seaweed cost less than five pennies so a larger study may never be done but with no downsides I would suggest endometriosis sufferers give it a try [Music] you