View Full Version : Lipomas - fatty tumors
12-23-2006, 09:36 AM
Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. I have several on my forearms. They grow slowly but steadily and I keep getting more. The medical approach is to use surgergy which I would like to avoid. Has anyone had success getting rid of lipomas with the raw food diet?
12-23-2006, 11:06 AM
I am not sure of what this is. It is in my back and I have had it for years. It hurt alot and would vary in size and pain. I have asked several doctors many times and they always avoid answering. Finally one (after I asked 5X in one appointment and would not let her divert to another topic) told me it is lipoma. All I know is that with raw the swelling went down and the pain went away. If I slip to SAD it comes back. So yes, if it truly is a lipoma - raw definitely heals it. . . . so long as I stay RAW. I also had a large growth on my eyelid that has shrunk to not noticeable by being raw. And my fibrous breasts are much less so. There are old threads on here where members have shared about this type of healing but I no longer remember the names of the participants or the threads.
12-23-2006, 11:44 AM
I have one of those in my low back area about the size of a golf ball. I went to see a surgeon about it and he said it was a lipoma and I really did not have to do anything about it unless it got bigger and if it bothered me. I was told that massages will help it go away. Eating raw has probably helped some also, at least it's not getting any bigger. I wish I knew what caused them. The doctor just told me they were heriditary, and most likely others in my family have had them. :(
I really wish I knew of a holistic way to relieve the pain of them. I have several of them. I've had them for 26 years. The ones on my back and legs really hurt, especially when I'm getting a massage. When I mention it to my dr. it is ignored, too.
12-23-2006, 12:19 PM
I have what I think is one on the side of my knee, I've had it for years and actually it developed after I'd had a bug bite in the same spot. Don't know if there is a connection or not but I've never had a doctor look at it. It is sore to touch and hasn't grown at all since it first popped up. I am hoping it will go away on its own!
12-23-2006, 07:06 PM
Pamrose I've had 2 in my boobs :eek: Super scary and annoying because they remove them while your awake and you can see them open you up. I hated every second of it.
My 2nd one disappeared 9 days after I went raw. No, I don't think its related. :)
I just got lucky! The ultra sound showed I'm clear and free of lumps and its quite odd because less than 2 weeks prior my doctor and I clearly felt and saw the large mass beneath my skin. Scary!!!
I don't know how to get rid of them other than removal and I advise anyone who fears it to just get it taken out as soon as possible. It's better to not worry about it. They can grow if you leave it in. I'm quite young so I have sooo many years ahead of me to get many more. I'm hoping raw keeps them away! (( hugs ))
12-23-2006, 07:12 PM
The doctor just told me they were heriditary, and most likely others in my family have had them. :(
I always wondered this. It must go far back in my family history because I am the only one with Lipoma problems out of anyone in my family who doesn't date back from 4 generations. :(
01-08-2012, 07:15 PM
I realize this post is 6 years old but I am covered in lipomas and searching for a remedy. I am no where near a raw foodist yet but it's my understanding eating all raw foods and juicing may well be the answer. If anyone else has multiple lipomas please have your doctor look into Dercum's disease. There is one researcher in the world working to find a treatment and cure for it, her name is Dr. Herbst. So far she has discovered pork, red meat, turkey and dairy have an acid in it called sialic acid that contribute to the formation of the fatty tumors. As I said before I am no where near a raw foodist but In my humble opinion (based on the various sources of research information I've gathered)eliminating all animal products and adopting a raw lifestyle may at the very least prevent further formation of the tumors. I hope I can do this, I was raised on meat and potatoes lol...thankfully at this point, I am disgusted by all flesh now but I'm still eating eggs and dairy occasionally . I have to make the switch to all live foods soon as the condition is progressive and debilitating and they are already all over my body including next to my spine. I hope everyone else is not in the same boat as I am in. Typically people just get a handful and it doesn't progress any further but if you are alarmed by them or they are spreading all over please consult a specialist. Thank you for this post, please ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist if you suspect you could have it. For more information you can also contact the Fat Disorders Research Society.
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