At our center we use naturopathic medicines to shrink fibroids and reduce their side effects such as heavy bleeding and pain. Estrogen stimulates the growth of fibroids. Estrogen like compounds called xenoestrogens are found in the environment and our food supply. Estrogens are also made in fat tissue. Weight loss and the removal of xenoestrogens from the diet may help decrease fibroid growth. Estrogen dominance can also occur due to imbalances in the liver’s detoxification pathways and the gut microbiome. Dr. Braga uses natural medicines to help improve the processing of estrogen by the liver and gut to help treat fibroids.