A benign tumor composed of adipose tissue, a lipoma is the most common form of soft tissue tumor. Soft to the touch, lipomas are usually moveable and tend to be painless. Many lipomas are small (around 1cm or less in diameter) but can enlarge to sizes greater than six centimetres. Commonly found in adults from 40 to 60 years old, lipoma can also be found in children.
In themselves, lipomas are not serious and most lipomas cause no symptoms or problems. Sometimes a lipoma under the skin can be unsightly if it grows to be several centimeters across. Rarely, a lipoma may press on another structure and cause problems. For instance, if one presses on a nerve it may cause pain. Also, rarely, a lipoma may develop in the gut wall and cause problems, such as pain or a blockage of the gut.
Often the most bothersome symptom is the location or increased size that makes the lipoma noticeable by others.
There is a condition called familial multiple lipoma in which groups of fat cells occur under the skin and then produce multiple fatty lumps. This is an uncommon condition and runs in families.
The exact cause of lipomas is unknown. Lipomas tend to run in families, so genetic factors likely play a role in their development.
Lipomas primarily consist of triglycerides, which are formed from the unused calories of the food we eat, and serve as a source of stored energy.
Maintaining a healthy weight and limiting the sugar, fat and cholesterol in your diet help to keep blood triglycerides within acceptable ranges.
If you’re concerned about developing lipomas because of a family history, or want to prevent a recurrence if you already have one, it certainly does not hurt for you to follow a healthy diet that limits your fat and cholesterol intake.
The low-fat, low-cholesterol diet is a healthy diet that includes lean sources of meat, such as chicken and fish, plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and non-fat dairy products and healthy oils, such as olive and vegetable oil.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey. Check out www.grasslandbeef.com.
People with a lipoma can try a variety of supplements, including the following:
Iodine – Iodine is proven to be beneficial in treating lipoma. An essential supplement for proper thyroid hormone production, iodine plays a huge role in immune function.
Vitamin C – Shown to be beneficial among cancer patients, vitamin C and vitamin D can also prevent seasonal colds and flu. The supplement is easily absorbed and readily available.
Omega 3s – Omega3 acids, extracted from fish oil, help maintain healthy triglyceride levels, which is very important for lipoma sufferers.
Turmeric – There are lots of links which show turmeric may help treat lipomas. It’s also highly recommended by veterinarians to reduce lipomas in dogs.
Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
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Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/squeaky-clean
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Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Further Information (links and books)
Treat Lipoma – How To Naturally Treat and Prevent Lipoma Lumps [Kindle Edition], Richard Walsh
Herbal remedies for lipomas www.livestrong.com/article/489826-herbal-remedies-for-lipomas
Acupuncture for lipoma www.livestrong.com/article/551903-acupuncture-for-lipoma
Lipoma and diet www.livestrong.com/article/503393-lipoma-diet
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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