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What can help prevent functional ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Healthy diet

A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it.
Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:.

In brief: Healthy diet

A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it.
Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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While there is not a lot of research to support these ideas, they make sense and may prove to be helpful. Cruciferous vegies which contain DIM may also be helpful. For more info see http://www.askanaturopath.com/faqs/ovarian-cysts/p/173 and http://www.thehealthguide.org/ovarian-cyst/what-is-the-ovarian-cyst-diet/
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