Seaweed Endometriosis Treatment

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Seaweed for Endometriosis?

Low risk possible anti-estrogen treatment for endo

endometriosis seaweed treatmentSeaweeds, like the readily available bladderwrack, may have anti-cancer properties which may be at least partly related to anti-estrogen effects.  We know that Japanese women have some of  the lowest rates of breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancers.  They also enjoy longer menstrual cycles (more time between bleeding) and lower estrogen levels circulating in their blood.  This may explain the lower risk of cancer, but this lower estrogen may also be helpful in treating endometriosis, which is also very estrogen sensitive.

Lowering estrogen is not easy, and usually involves weight loss and things like that.  However, research suggests that an average estrogen-lowering dose of seaweed might be only around five grams a day, which is NOT hard to achieve.  This has not been tested as a treatment for cancers, but it has been tested in animals against endometriosis and has been reported to lower estrogen in women as well.  Larger studies are required but since this is low risk, the reward of adding some common seaweed to your diet may be high!

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“I help and guide women to beat endometriosis and gynecologic cancers that are associated with endo, like ovarian cancer, using a unique combination of minimally invasive robotic surgery, precision medicine therapies and complementary holistic natural support towards thriving in survivorship." Dr. Vasilev is the only physician triple board certified in Ob-Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology and Integrative & Holistic Medicine in the United States. He is an accomplished advanced robotic master surgeon, and is internationally vetted by iCareBetter (https://icarebetter.com/doctor/dr-steven-vasilev/). He serves as Professor at the world-renowned Saint John's Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California and is Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is former faculty and professor at UC Irvine, UCLA, USC and City of Hope and was the founding Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in "Best Doctors" for over 20 years.