Treating Lipoma Naturally – A Holistic Approach

Holistic Approach to Lipoma TreatmentTreating 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:

Treating Lipoma Naturally - A Holistic Approach

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 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).

In Conclusion
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!

Please leave your comments below! What do you think?

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FREE Lipoma Guide and Lipoma Treatment Options

What to do if you suspect a Lipoma? Lipoma Guide and Lipoma Treatment Options Explained.

Lipoma Treatment OptionsHere is a guide to lipoma recognition, monitoring, risk factors and lipoma treatment options. It’s not meant to serve as a comprehensive guide but instead as a point-form guide to help you understand many of the things to looks out for and the lipoma treatment options you should be aware of.

Here we go:

Lipoma Diagnosis (look for the signs and symptoms):

1. Look for lumps under skin – usually they are found on torso, neck, armpit, upper arms and thighs. But they can appear anywhere.

2. Make sure it’s not a cyst – See here for difference between lipoma and cyst.

3. Assess softness – it should be pretty soft to the touch and move around under the skin.

4. Assess painfulness – if it hurts, that could be an indication it is adjacent to nerves which could lead to more pain if the lipoma grows.

Lipoma Monitoring: (Keep a close eye)

1. Record the date of when you noticed the lump and measure its diameter (keep a diary).

2. Measure its diameter from time to time and record the date and measurement. You could do this monthly for example.

3. Keep track of its texture. It should remain soft and move under the skin.

Lipoma Risk Factors: (Some people maybe at higher risk)

1. Risk of getting a lipoma tends to increase as you age. Its most common in the 40-60 age group.

2. Conditions that may pre-dispose you to developing a lipoma are:
-Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome.
– Madelung syndrome.
– Adiposis dolorosa.
– Cowden syndrome.
– Gardner syndrome.

3. Lipomas are generally considered to be linked to your genes as it has a hereditary link.

4. Obesity can increase risk of a lipoma developing.

5. Sudden trauma (bumps/hits/knocks) to the skin can cause a lipoma to form in some people.

Lipoma Treatment Options with Home Remedies:

1. Use chickweed – contains saponins, which breaks down fat. You can buy chickweed to either ingest with meals or as chickweed ointment that you can apply on the lipoma. Available at most pharmacies.

2. Use Neem – Indian herb used in cooking. It helps break down internal fat.

3. Use flaxseed – Rich in omega-3 acids which dissolve fat. Apply flaxseed oil directly on to the lipoma.

4. Drink green tea – anti inflammatory properties and thought to help reduce tumor size, including lipomas.

5. More tumeric – Rich in antioxidants that help stop inflammation and fat cell formation. Mix turmeric with olive oil (about one teaspoon of each) and apply directly to the lipoma. Apply daily.

6. More lemon juice – Contains citric acid and antioxidants that stimulate liver and destroy toxins. This helps with fat burning and may help reduce lipoma size throughout the body.

Lipoma Treatment with Medically Approved procedures:

1. Surgical removal – generally for small lipomas once they have reached 3cm in diameter. Fairly easy operation but can leave a scare (see risk factors to surgery). Here is a list of risk factors associated with lipoma surgery:
– A scare where the incision was made
– Chance of a seroma forming (pocket of fluid) in nearby tissues or organs.
– Damage nearby nerves, which can result in numbness or tingling in your skin.
– Muscle injury.
– Local Bleeding and bruising.
– Infection, which needs further treatment.

2. Liposuction – generally for larger lipomas where surgery could be risky to perform (eg neck area) (watch video). Also used when lipoma removed for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons. Leave a small scar which will likely disappear over time.

3. Steroid injection – Least invasive medically approved way of getting rid of a lipoma tumor. Steroid mixture contains triamcinolone acetonide and 1% lidocaine. Injected into the middle of the lipoma. Repeated monthly until lipoma disappears.

Treating Lipoma with Nutraceuticals:

1. Metadichol® (Polilex) available in South East Asia (Read this post)

Take Part in Lipoma Clinical Trials:

1. Collagenase Injections (clinical trial details)

2. Keep an eye on the Clinical Trials page for Lipoma

Can you add to this list? Please comment below!

Make sure you consult with your doctor if you notice any lump appear under your skin.

Inspiration for this post was obtained from Wikihow with additions made.

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Rhino Rohit Dies in Kanpur Zoo

Rhinoceros “Rohit” dies in Kanpur Zoo

A 26-year-old Rhinoceros named Rohit passed away recently. The official cause of death following a postmortem examination was respiratory failure. During the autopsy, veterinarians observed 3 very enlarged structures in Rohit’s intestine. One of the structure was a large tumor of fatty tissue called a lipoma. The lipoma was causing Rohit very serious constipation since August 2012.

Rhino Rohit was treated on many occasions due to constipation where a veterinarian would have to manually remove the “faecal ball” that was building up in the large intestine due to the lipoma obstruction to release Rohit of the constipation.

Rhinos are a highly endangered species and Kanpur zoo is now left with three rhinos, of which two males and one female.

Rhino Rohit was born in Kanpur zoo in the month of June 1989.

RIP Rohit!

Source: The Times of India

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Differences between a Sarcoma, Carcinoma and Lipoma

What are the differences between a Sarcoma, Carcinoma and Lipoma?

Cancer-biologyFor most people, these terms are scientific “jargon” but its important to know the difference. Especially if you have a lipoma and want to understand and appreciate the differences between a lipoma verses a sarcoma or carcinoma.

Let me explain.

A sarcoma is a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal origin which are for example: bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues. Any malignant tumor arising from one of these tissues is referred to as a sarcoma. Human sarcomas are quite rare. The first sign of a sarcoma in an arm, leg, or torso may be a painless lump or swelling very much like a lipoma!

A carcinoma on the other hand, in much more common and originate from epithelial cells. Malignant tumors arising from tissues such as breast, colon and lung, are referred to as carcinomas.

Both are formed when the DNA in your cells (our genes) mutate and start to behave abnormally and start to exhibit malignant properties.

Most lumps that develop under the skin are not a sarcoma or a carcinoma. They are often a Lipoma which is the most common soft-tissue lump found in humans and pets. Lipomas are made up of fat cells (adipose tissue) and are encapsulated by a thin fibrous capsule to give them their district localized lump formation. It’s important to realize that a lipoma is usually not a health concern until it starts to grow and negatively affect adjacent areas. Lipomas can take years to grow and may cause pain as they start to press against surrounding nerves and muscle tissue. Lipomas do not necessarily have to grow and can remain the same size for years or even an entire life-time.

It’s important to consult with your doctor on any lumps that form under your skin, especially if they are growing and causing you discomfort.

I hope this has helped you understand the differences between a sarcoma, a carcinoma and a lipoma. As always, comment below!

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Metadichol (Polilex) for Treating Lipoma

Could the Nutraceutical Metadichol® (Polilex) be the answer for Lipoma Treatment?

A recent formulation is being devised for the treatment of many conditions ranging from Eczema, Psoriasis, Lipoma, wrinkles, warts, MRSA and other skin infections. Its called Metadichol® (Polilex).

Polilex for LipomaMetadichol (aka Polilex) is actually a byproduct of the agricultural industry and present in very small amounts in foods we consume on a daily basis.  Metadichol (derived from sugar cane or rice, grapes, wheat, peanuts, apple and broccoli etc) has been around for billions of years and helps the cells by interacting with nuclear receptors to boost the immune system, which is often the cause of a disease when compromised in some form, whether it be by innate factors (our makeup) or external factors (foreign organisms and molecules).

Many drugs on the market today actually treat the symptoms and not the underlying cause of the disease. This often leads to compromised immune systems that in the long run are a result of further manifestation of disease (think of antibiotics for example). Food based drugs like Metadichol have been natural elements of our diets already for centuries. Now, in higher bio-activity form, Metadichol is being tested to treat diseases like Eczema, Psoriasis, Lipoma, wrinkles, warts, MRSA and other skin infections.

These types of drugs are often referred to as “Nutraceuticals” and this market is growing very fast due to the need to have alternatives to drugs that treat the symptoms and not the cause, as well as the consumer (us) becoming a lot more conscious about the foods and medications we place in our bodies. Did you know that the average drug has approximately 80 side effects? These side effects are for a reason – They are an indication that the molecule we are putting into our body is foreign and not well tolerated in the bodies naturally ecosystem. It is there to do one thing: Treat the undesired symptom. But in doing so, often triggers a range of secondary symptoms which sometimes leads to poorer health and quality of life.

Metadichol is a small molecule only 53 nm in size and can enter through the nuclear pores to interact with our genes and helps repairs the diseased cells and boost immune system function. Positive effects for Metadichol have been documented formalaria, acne, eczema, ganglion, lipoma, MRSA, wound healing, fungal infections, psoriasis, hair growth, wrinkles, kidney disease, regulates glucose, insulin resistance, Diabetes type 2, Cholesterol, improved lipid profiles, hypertension, kidney disease, heart disease, reduced protein oxidation or oxidative stress, TNF a – significant immune system function, and increases serum vitamin C.

Polilex for Lipoma Treatment

Patent: Metadichol® liquid and gel nanoparticle formulations (US 20140275285 A1)

Dr. Raghavan states on his linkedIn profile: “Our third patent (referring to Metadichol) published Sept 18th 2014 received notice of allowance on Oct 21 st 2014 and will appear as a full patent in Feb 2015

An image (Figure 8) from the Patent link above shows the complete disappearance of a Lipoma on a dog with Metadichol gel application within 30 days. (View high quality image source)

Metadichol for Lipoma in Dogs

FIG. 8 shows treatment of gel on a dog with lipoma that developed into a open skin tumor infection.



A quick Pubmed search did not return any results for “Metadichol” or “Polilex” so this is very new and scientific publication are probably being written and will emerge in 2015.

Just yesterday, I came across a great post title <New Nutraceutical, Metadichol® – Breathtaking Results!> on a blog called written by Mark Pegram – the author describes some amazing successes with Metadichol and says that this product has only been on the market since the last part of 2014 in Southeast Asia with some amazing reports of healing going on. And interestingly not a single side effect has been recorded to date.

The author tried the product on his dog and I quote:

“Also, the lipomas are shrinking on our 13 year old dog. We simply spray a couple of sprays on her food every day.”

A quote from the author was particularly interesting to me:

“It would be interesting if the Metadichol® is also renewing the health of our microbiome and homeostasis is reached in the body through this symbiotic relationship.”

You see, not only do I run Lipoma NET and try to help the Lipoma community get access to quality information and research about lipoma and its treatment options, I also run the Cystic Fibrosis community at and run the largest community for CF which was founded back in 1996. Metadichol sounds like it could have serious benefits to CF sufferers as their GI biomes are completely destroyed due to constant antibiotic therapy treatments which over time completely destroys the microbioms in the gastric track and cause so many problems.

So there you have it. My first post and encounter of the new nutraceutical Metadichol. I hope to update you on more about this new therapy candidate as the research emerges. Please comment below and let me know what you think! And of course if you have any questions. Also join my newsletter where I will bring all my most important publication in the one place.

I will leave you with this quote from  Dr. Stephen De Felice “One good nutraceutical can wipe out the drugs.”

To your Health!

- Chris

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