Treating Lipoma Naturally
I was just reading the Optimum Choices Holistic Lipoma Guide which focuses on how to treat lipoma naturally and wanted to share this with you all and share some of the valuable take-home message from this well written guide. You can find a link to the original guide at the bottom of this post.
The screenshot below is the table of contents for the Holistic guide. Let me go through each topic with some nice take-home messages for you. You can of course read the full guide which you should if you want an in-depth understanding of what the author is saying and want to make your own conclusions. (see link at bottom of post to the guide)
Table of contents:
What are Lipomas?
I quite like the authors viewpoint. Lipomas are basically benign fatty tumors that are present because the body is trying to get rid of unwanted material. It is a sign that something is wrong and out of balance. The body is unable to break down the unwanted material through normal channels, which are the kidneys, liver, intestine …etc. The author uses the analogy of the body “sweeping” the unwanted mass of dirt (fat) under the rug (skin). Lots of supplements are not the answer. Instead, a healthy or adjusted diet with a balanced lifestyle of physical exercise and mental health and proper dietary intake is a much better solution. So really a “holistic” approach to let the body’s natural healing processes takes care of the unwanted lipoma. These principles can apply to both humans and animals and almost certainly apply to many other diseases and conditions.
Modern Medical Viewpoint of Lipomas
If a smoker smokes in a room where smoking is not allowed and a smoke alarm goes off what do you do? Do you take out the batteries and keep smoking (and break the rules) or do you stop smoking and allow the smoke alarm to stop (follow the rules)? Unless you are a smoking advocate you will probably choose for the later option which is to stop smoking right?
Well modern medical consensus tells us that as long as lipomas are not bothering you in a cosmetic or health regard, leave them alone. The holistic viewpoint is that lipomas are a “warning sign” that something is out of balance. Ignoring them is like ignoring the smoke alarm. Is the medical establishment “breaking the rules” of health(care)? Surgery, liposuction, steroid injection all address the “symptoms” and not the “cause“! And if the medical establishment is treating the symptoms and not the cause, allowing the root of the problem to persist unchecked, what consequences will that have on our health and other bodily functions – other organs, cancer, immune system, endocrine system….etc. Everything in the body is connected in some way or another. Biology is an amazing thing. change one thing, and you will send a wave of changes through your body. That’s why drugs often have side-effects – you are disturbing the delicate balance in the body and causing problems to the bodies ultimate goals of reaching homeostasis (balance). That is what holistic medicine is trying to achieve… natural balance in the body through a holistic approach (appreciating the complexity of biology).
Changing Diet to Reduce Lipomas
“Taking supplements is like putting your finger in the hole of a dike to stop the water escaping” (a Dutch folk story). Processed foods, artificial sweeteners, refined sugars, preserved foods, GMO foods are all un-natural and do not exist in nature without human intervention. They are a huge (scientifically proven) cause of many of the diseases we face today. They disrupt the delicate balance in the body and are very likely (although this still needs to be scientifically proven) a cause of the appearance of lipomas. Making healthy, natural, organic choices in your diet will take you a long way towards better health and ridding your body of unwanted lipomas. So back to the quote above: Don’t rely on a pill or drug to fix your lipoma, you will be missing the most important cause of your lipoma, and will only be treating the symptoms and not the cause.
About the Author:
As a teenager, he first noticed a lipoma appearing which grew to half a grapefruit by the time he was in his 50s. He decided to have it surgically removed at the age of 54 which he did. The lipoma grew back within 2 years to the size of a golf ball. That’s when he woke up to the realization that the medical procedure he had undertaken simply treated the symptom (removing the lipoma) and did nothing to treat the cause (unbalance in his body). He links his lipoma to a root canal therapy he had performed in his youth that left unwanted bacteria in his jaw producing toxins that we’re causing unbalance in his body. (read the original article for the story…I do not want to miss-represent the author on his personal story).
Possible Causes of Lipomas
A lipoma is caused by a very complex imbalance in the body that can come from many difference sources whether they be genetic, immunological, dietary, hormonal, lifestyle, infection or exposure to chemicals (to name a few).
Hidden Poison in Food
The author goes into great detail on hidden toxins present in soy beans. Apparently, soy beans contain poisons after cooking that are harmful to the body if not neutralized by fermentation. Ancient Chinese practices used soy as condiments, consuming them in very small quantities. Recent western diets have been over-exploiting the use of soy in foods. Over consumption of soy can create health issues in both humans and animals.
Genetically Engineered or Genetically Modified (GE or GM) foods produced by Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are often referred to as a serious health concern. These GMO are often the result of trying to conserve crops from harmful destructive pests to improve economic value of the activity (farming). Farmers introduce GMO to reduce pesticide use and get more yield from their crops. Some crops are also genetically modified to grow larger and stronger and produce better yields. What it ultimately comes down to is “Money” not “health” (unless you are starving!). Food production and consumption is a business, very much like healthcare consumption..healthcare is a business! Especially in the USA. Some countries have actually nationalized their healthcare system. Look at Europe and especially Scandinavia. They have the best healthcare systems on the planet…. but let’s get back to the topic….GMO.
Most of us are eating GMO foods on a daily basis. It’s all around us. We eat it probably with every meal if we are not conscious about the foods we eat. The problem comes down to the old and still current legal saying: “innocent until proven guilty!“. This applies to GMO and GE foods. As long as there is no evidence that it is harmful for us, its safe! Think of historical blunders that have happen. For example, 50 years ago the tobacco industry was saying that there was no scientific evidence that second-hand smoking was harmful to our health or even first hand smoking for that matter and hence deemed safe! …well we all know where that ended up…
The scary thing is that the companies that are using GE to manufacture GMO foods are the same companies that made the blunders and told us that harmful produces were safe when they were not (DDT, Agent Orange, PCB, Aspartame…to name a few).
The body needs to be in a naturally balanced state in order to have the best chance of ridding it of lipomas and treating the cause instead of the symptoms. This means that the bodies immune and endocrine system (what regulates all the hormones in our body) needs to be in a healthy and balanced state. Only then can you have a chance of focusing in on the specifics of trying to rid your body of lipomas.
Well I think this review has probably been long enough and I made my point and I thank the author for this very interesting and insightful guide and making it available to the public and the lipoma community.
A nice subsequent read to this articles if you are in the mood to read more is the recent article I wrote on the use of nutraceuticals as an alternative to the traditional drugs on the market today, which treat the symptoms but not the cause. Nurtaceuticals aim to restore balance in the body by acting in a more holistic fashion on body processes. The nutraceutical I mention is also having great success on treating lipoma naturally in Asia. You can read the article here.
And here is the link to the Optimum Choices Lipoma Guide. Enjoy!
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