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!

About Dr Steve Vasilev MD

“I help and guide women to defeat gynecologic cancers and advanced pelvic conditions such as endometriosis, 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 quadruple board certified in Ob-Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology and Integrative & Holistic Medicine in the United States. He is an accomplished advanced robotic surgeon and serves as Medical Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Gynecologic Oncology at Providence Saint John's Health Center, Professor at John Wayne 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. He is an active member of multiple medical societies and has been nationally listed in "Best Doctors" for 18 years.