Lipoma - Fat Deposits

Last Modified on Apr 23, 2014

What Is a Fat Deposit?

A lipoma or fat deposit is a slow-developing growth of fat this is usually located beneath the skin and above the muscle. Lipomas are typically easy to identify as the deposits move easily with light finger pressure and feel “doughy” or pliable to the touch. A lipoma is not cancerous and is usually harmless; however, some deposits may be painful or continue to grow. If these conditions occur, it may be necessary to have a lipoma removed.

The symptoms and characteristics of a lipoma are relatively standard. Most lipomas are small from 1 to 3 cm in diameter and can be felt just beneath the skin. The growths typically feel soft and rubbery and cause little pain. Typically, a fat deposit remains the same size or grows very slowly and is not a major health concern. Issues that may cause concern include the location of the deposit as well as the size if it continues to grow or is uncomfortable.

The exact cause of lipomas is unknown; however, obesity is not the root cause of the deposits. Lipomas do typically tend to run in families, however, so the cause likely has genetic underpinnings.

Natural Remedies to Remove Fat Deposits

Fat deposits typically cause little actual health concern; however, the deposits can be unsightly and uncomfortable depending on the location. As such, many individuals prefer to treat lipomas using natural means. Often a change in diet – eliminating processed foods and artificial sweeteners and consuming whole foods and products – is an effective change toward eliminating lipomas. Likewise, sage, turmeric, chickweed and thuja occidentalis are supplements that can be taken orally to diminish fat deposits. Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle also prevents the further onset of lipomas.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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[YEA]  12/24/2011: Julia from Gardner, Ks: "My father has had fatty lipomas growing on his stomach and arms for years. He also has type2 diabetes. His friend told him to take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before going to bed. He has been doing this for a 6wks. His fatty tumors have shrunk half their size and many have totally disappeared. They are even soft when you touch them and they use to be hard lumps. His blood sugars are also regulated and never high in the morning like before. He has made no other dietary or supplement changes. I really believe this will work for you."

01/02/2012: Anupam from Montreal, Qc, Canada replies: "This sounds too good to be true! I will surely try it for few weeks and share my results with you. Thanks!"
01/22/2012: Lee from New York, New York replies: "so far I been trying 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before bed and in the morning and afternoon I drink organic apple cider juice. ( I will reply in 8 weeks to see if theres any progress.) Thanks for the post."
02/15/2012: Rohan from Bangalore, Karnataka, India replies: "I am going to try this too. I just found a dealer in India who has Apple cider vinegar. I am waiting for the shipment. I have more than 120 Lipomas all over my body. Just on my hands I have 25 - 30 each. Have them on stomach, lower back, thighs, forearms.. I have been wearing full sleeves shirts and have avoided boxer shorts since 2 years due to embarrassment.

I will try this for sure and will update my feedback in 2 months. Thanks a lot for the information."

02/26/2012: Mike from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada replies: "I will try this, I got nothing to lose at this point. I believe you sound sincere, these Lipomas can hurt thanks for hopefully something that can help people like us. Mike"
03/03/2012: Mike from Omaha, Ne, USA replies: "How does your father take the apple cider vinegar? Does he take it full strength or dilute it with water? Would you clarify that for me please? I don't know if I can take it full strength even though it is 2 tbls. Please advise. Thanks!!"
03/23/2012: Gaurav Jaggi from New Delhi, Delhi replies: "Hi, A company called global health supplies which is based in new delhi supplies organic apple cider vinegar honey all over india. The brand name is melrose. Its from australia. Its an excellent product. You can call mr. Gaurav jaggi on 919911126748. Or even email on also visit for any information on the product."
03/25/2012: Julia from Gardner, Ks replies: "My dad is doing great! His arms and stomach are looking great. He doesnt dillute it but takes 2 tablespoons faithfully before going to bed. I pray this works for you all like it has helped my dad. Good luck!!"
03/30/2012: Sasanova from Jakarta replies: "2 tbspoon of Apple cider vinegar(_____s)or any which organic and contain 'mother' with manuka honey and a glass of water."
05/07/2012: Bobby from London replies: "I tried this for a month and didnt notice much change in my lipomas. I am going to keep going with it. I am going to setup a blog and I think what I want to do is try to find the common link between all the people that have lipomas.

So I want people to put in their age, their location, and their diet, do they eat dairy. etc. There must be a reason these things suddenly appear, I refuse to believe that for no reason at all they appear.

What do people think about this?"

05/07/2012: Bobby from London replies: "Hi Everyone! I am new to this thread. I have had my lipomas for several years now and they are really starting to bug me. Anyway I have tried Apple Cider V, but had no success as yet.

I have decided to start a study of my own and try to draw some potential comparison of all the people suffering from this disease and perhaps create a little clarity.

Checkout: and fill in the form with as much information as you can.

Please also suggest any questions you feel would be useful, to try to draw comparisons.

I will make the information publically available at the end of the year, no personal information will be collected and everything will be anonymous.

Thoughts and suggestions welcome. Bobby"

08/30/2012: Giggit from Beaumont, Tx replies: "I tried just about EVERY THING you can think of to rid my self of an UNSIGHTLY lipoma that is located slightly under my right rib. I had been growing this nasty protuberance for 13 years. Because I am a relatively thin female, and the lipoma is pretty large it was like having a third breast. I hated it.

I recently became extremely interested in herbal remedies, and I decided that I would try a liver detox. This detox consists of Burdock, Dandelion Root, Milk Thistle and other liver cleansing/blood cleansing herbs/roots. I feel indebted to God for the fact that my lipoma has gone from about 4 inches (give or take depending on the direction you looked at me) to something akin to 1 inch and still growing smaller. Mind you, it took me about two months to see such a difference, but it was the only thing that actually has worked for me in any way shape or form. I hope this information helps others out there struggling with this problem. "

09/18/2012: Sofisticatedmama from New York, Ny, Ny, Usa replies: "This is for Giggit from Beaumont, Tx. , You said that you did a liver detox and it removed your lipomas to a minimum, can you please tell me exactly how you did it cause I am also full of lipomas. I have them mainly on my thighs so I don't wear any shorts during the summer days cause they're so noticable. I began getting them in 2002 and since have developed around two hundred of them all over my body. I would greatly appreciate all your input in this matter. I hate the way I look. Thank you"
11/14/2012: Akram from Kabul, Afghanistan replies: "Dear Julia, I am male 32 from Pakistan, currently working at Kabul and having 3 lypo lumps in my head. One of them was pluto, whilst the other two were jupiters. It was a real embarrasment for me all the time. I couldn't comb my hair propely. I contacted many physician and they told me that any surgeon shall offer me surgery. But if its not painful, let it be.

I read your suggestion quiet long ago but was stuck in my professional thingies all the time. Last night I finally bought the apple cider vinegar bottle of 450cc. I took two table spoons last night and two in the morning. Miraculously, the huge lypos are now the size of mars as compared to previous.

I really want to thank you for sharing this with us.

With love and thanks, Akram"

11/18/2012: Nitesh from Victoria, Bc Canada replies: "Hello everyone. I am also suffering from Lipoma. Its started when I was 16 years old and growing till now. Its all over my body, arms, stomach, thighs. I am very frustrated from these. Now I have reached the stage where I no longer wear shorts because of these stupid lumps. Really need help on these. its all the time in my head and bother my alot.

please do reply me with some suggestions, I tried homopathy, other medicines too but of no use."

11/19/2012: A.k. from Kabul, Afghanistan replies: "Dear Nitesh, If you want fastest results that work within hours. Here is the miraculous tip.

Get some Turnips, boil and fry them and eat them with spoon in your dinner. Add the taste of your choice, (chilli sugar etc)

Before going to bed, take a couple tea spoons of apple cider vinegar. If by chance you happen to wake up in the night (or rather set and alarm / reminder) eat as much turnip as you can.

I'm sure you shall be praying for me after you see those lipomas shrink fast.

Re-do the task till results are as per your desire.

A.K.Afridi-Kabul Afghanistan

(Source: Personal Experience)"

11/19/2012: Nitesh from Victoria, Bc Canada replies: "Thanks A. K. I'll definitely try the method you told in fact I get hold of apple cider vinegar too near by. thanks for the suggestions. i pray for all those are suffering from these freaking lumps that they all get rid of these asap."
12/03/2012: Khan from Phoenix, Arizona replies: "Akram, thanks for the suggestion... I am gonna try vinegar treatment today and hoping to see results :) Thanks again and God bless! Khan"
12/18/2012: Kelsy from Dubai, Uae replies: "hi i am also suffering from lipomas, in fact I had 3 removed yesterday. I will try the apple cider remedy I hope and pray it will work for me. kelsy from dubai"
03/17/2013: Dietz from Waterloo, Ontario Canada replies: "I have lipomas all over my body also. They have grown to about 2 to 3 inch in size in some areas of my body. I was wondering how long that your father took the Apple Cider Vinegar. Was he doing anything else to his diet? When he stopped the ACV did the lipomas come back? Has he tried anything else to prevent the lipomas?"
05/16/2013: Parm from Vancouver, Bc replies: "Hi Guys, I brought organic Apple Cider Vinegar from local store and it is easy to take with water. This is just one week now and my lipoma are getting soft. I will post update next week and seems like this is working for me."
06/06/2013: Naresh Jain from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India replies: "Hey All!!!! Looks like we are not alone!!!!! Me suffering from Lipoma for good 10 year and it started to multiply at rapid pace for last year and half... My Dr. Say no way out for lipoma but will give a try to turmeric (Haldi) paste with olive oil and ACV two tea spoon bed time. Will also Pray to god that It works.

Also wanting to know if anyone is suffering from Ulcerative Colities also with Lipoma ( yes me blessed with both Ulcerative colities and 40 odd lipoma)

Cheers all. Naresh Jain"

09/26/2013: Jessie from New Jersey replies: "I have a Lipoma on my left side that is also giving me ulcerative colitis. It's actually giving me so much grief and I went to the doctor last night and he just kept saying, surgery, surgery, surgery. Wasn't compassionate at all!! It is very painful at times and it is so unsightly!! Yuch. I purposefully actually gained weight so the fat could hide it. :( It's right in my oblique area. I will try the apple cider vinegar. I am praying this works because I have no insurance to which the dr told me last night, well this is a problem. Duly noted, jerk. Thanks. :("
10/13/2013: Kim from Walnut, Ca replies: "I have a lipoma growing on my neck below right ear and now one the left ear area, gettng painful to turn head and sleeping is such a discomfort, antibiotics didn't help much and just bought apple cider vinager and turmeric.......... Very good to see apple cider has helped some, anything orgainc that is working, can't go wrong with that.... Best of luck to all!"
01/10/2014: Katt from La replies: "Wow I wish I would of read this before I let the dermatologist do a biopsy it was just a small area, but it still hurt months later it was deeper than what she thought anyhow the lab said it was just lipoma . I think that the biopsy was unnecessary I had couple more of these lipoma fat deposits on my lower back so I started ACV and they are disappearing. We're vegetarian and we eat tons of organic nuts I wonder if the fat deposit comes from nuts so I cut back on them."

Dietary Changes

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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  06/21/2013: Arusha from Goa, India: "I'm 32. I had my first lipoma on my arm ages ago. I ignored it. Recently I have been getting more. I'm almost certain that they are the result of poor metabolism/extremely imbalanced eating habits/overload of carbs & fats & sugars/sedentary life.

In any case, over the past 2 months, I have finally switched to a healthy diet: no processed foods, only olive or coconut oil, no sugar, no dairy (except curds), no white flour (in fact i'm keeping off wheat), no caffeine, no processed foods, plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts and some fish/egg, and I have reduced the amount of grains I consume.

I try to stop consuming grains by 5pm. After that I only eat fruits/vegetables/legumes/nuts/protein. The idea is that by the time I sleep, my body will no longer be digesting and can start healing.

I also do yoga every day, and make sure to get exercise.

Finally, I have started taking a little apple cider vinegar before sleeping.

So... these lipomas are still here, but smaller and softer. I am curious to see if they will eventually go or not. But I think this lifestyle change has helped. It seems there are no clear-cut answers to lipomas, their causes and their remedies (from what I read online any way). But perhaps we can think of them as imbalances, or signs of imbalance, and pinpoint the root cause of imbalance in ourselves.

In my case, disordered eating habits have been the cause of all my imbalances, and perhaps by addressing those, helping my metabolism to speed up, not taxing my liver anymore, and helping my body cleanse, this has helped. Perhaps for someone else, it would involve another set of changes. Along methods such as the apple cider vinegar of course.

Good luck to everyone else here, Arusha"

06/22/2013: Kathy from Lv, Nv replies: "I read if you take Diatomaceous Earth it shrinks the lipomas."

General Feedback

12/02/2012: Linda from Seattle, Wa: "I have found that these lympomas are not fat at all. If you have one removed, ask the surgeon for a pathlogy report. They are not human tissue. They are tapeworms that form into round balls. Cystercicosis is caused by the pork tapeworm is from what I have researched. One can be vegitarian and still get pork tapeworms from contaminated water, soil, air and passed by unsanitary measures. Removing one or several limpomas surgically will not help. You need to treat the larva, eggs, adults and cysts or the infestation will get severe, they can travel to the brain (neuro cystercicosis), many times misdiagnosed as dimentia, brain tumors, lipomas in the brain. Seriously, research it!"

12/04/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Linda: thanx for your post on this problem. There is also the Beef and Fish Tapeworm w/ possible Cystericosis. I have been twice diagnosed w/ Parasites by a Mennonite Iridologist and 3 yrs ago what appears a cyst on my right cheek or jaw w/ noticeable swelling and some occasional pain; also maybe another on upper left jaw. I have occasional acute brain pain (not head-ache) as described by others w/ cystericosis. I have been using Magnet therapy especially on the brain area and have so-far not been afflicted by any bad symptoms other than the occasional pain (which is quite severe but lasting only a few seconds).

These cyst are proly most dangerous as they spew out Malonic Acid as well as Pathogens like Streptomyces and Candida (which can cause cancer).

Thanx to the late Dr Hulda Clark for her contributions on Parasitosis."

02/24/2013: Dev from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia replies: "hello, I was also suffering from these fat lumps but someone told these lumps generates cause of not enough oxgyen in our body.. then I have started doing yoga and also started homeopathic medicine, since then these lumps never generated again... thanks"
04/23/2013: Sam from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Hi Dev, What kind of yoga did you do. which homeopathy medicine did you took. thanks"
01/11/2014: Katrine from La replies: "Very interesting . If I ever see the doctor or dentist and if the situation deems necessary I will request a pathology lab analyisis. I had lipoma on my lower back and I had the dermatologist remove it and she sent it to the pathology for identification and it was just body fat, However I'm looking at the cause . I read it is from too many high fats we're vegans and eat lots if nuts everyday that the fats coat your cells and lipoma .I'm doing a 20 day juice fast and parasite cleanse using FOOD GRADE diatemous earth and fresh green walnut hulls. Cell Food to oxygenate the body"

11/27/2012: Geoff from Las Vegas, Nv : "I have at least 27 lipomas. A couple of years ago, I had a saliva test which showed a soy and casein allergy. I used to be a vegetarian and ate a lot of soy and milk products. Now I never eat soy and have recently stopped eating dairy. I will try the apple cider vinegar treatment."


07/10/2013: Victor Romero from Macon, Ga, Usa: "If you have only one small lipoma, try ice. Has anyone tried applying an ice pack (like you would for a sprain) directly over the lipoma for about an hour, then waiting for a couple of months to see if it slowly goes away or diminishes? Using an ice pack may sound overly simple, but it has worked for one person that I know who had a lipoma on his elbow that was the size of a lemon. But as a word of caution, do not apply ice to a large part of your body because it can lower your body temperature and cause death or other serious medical conditions and injuries. So take whatever precautions you need to take to prevent skin burns caused by ice or other injuries that may result from applying ice.

This ice remedy to remove subcutaneous fat is based loosely on the same mechanism that is believed to cause "popsicle panniculitis" in young todlers. That is a condition where a todler eats a frozen popsickle, then develops red cheeks followed by localized fat destruction and dimpling of the cheek. Baby fat in the face is saturated fat (it will harden easily when cooled) and the ice cools the fat enough in that area to make it as hard as pad of butter. As I understand it, it is believed by some that the fat cells that were cooled undergo programmed cell death (similarly to what is reported to happen when a plastic surgeon/cosmetic surgeon uses a Zeltiq skin cooling machine to remove fat underneath the skin).

Please note: I am making no claims of safety of applying ice to lipomas to reduce their size or appearance. I am also making no claims that the lipomas will stay away forever. I am also making no claims that the fat doesn't simply move to another area of the body. Finally, I have no idea how this process affects your blood lipid level, your blood cholestrol levels, or your liver functions. So if you try ice on your lipoma, you do so at your own risk."

Kombucha Tea

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YEA (1)

[YEA]  01/31/2014: Reiler from Arizona: "Hello everyone, I would like to share my personal experience and solution for lipomas... I had a medium size lipoma on one of my arm pits, and a couple on my back, and what really helped and worked for me, after practically tryng everything without any positive effects, was drinking "Kombucha" tea, it all happend when I started drinking it for the first week only., I noticed that my lipomas were reduce almost 80 percent!! ... I couldn't believe how fast it worked., im still drinking it and I expect full recovery soon!!!! I will post my progress in a couple of weeks.. I hope this advice works for you, Take care, God bless you!

Lipoma Remedies

04/23/2014: Susan from Lakeland, Fl: "Six years ago I had a lipoma the size of a large orange removed from my ankle. I was originally diagnosed with arthritis in the MRI but a podiatrist who studied at John Hopkins realized on an ultra sound right away that it was a lipoma. Long story short, it grew until it was cutting off the complete circulation in my leg. it had ingulfed the nerve in my ankle, causing nerve damage and pain and it was blocking the main artery in my foot. When the surgeon went in to take it off it had mestatasized to skin and they had to scrape it tearing much of the was a horrible experience. What was supposed to be a small scar was over 6 inches long. I looked at it and knew immediately he didn't get it all. I turned my ankle this weekend and for some reason it trigured the growth again......I've never tried any of these home remedies and I have two more on my foot....I'm going to try some of this stuff and see what happens...I have nothing to lose. Lyposuction would be amazing but this lipoma is hard and does not move......I'm interested in anything any one has to say that may help me....Thanks so much :)"

04/23/2014: Nanowriter from Hotspot, Texas replies: "Research iodine (Lugols solution or Ioderal) and lipomas. Iodine is very useful in treating all manner of abnormal growths.

You may also want to try castor oil packs which are explained in detail here on EC by Mama to Many, I think."

05/04/2013: Abhishek Gupta from Bareilly, U.P., India: "I have lots of lipomas in my all body some are getting bigger and some have pain. Plz give me some cure for that."

05/05/2013: Wayseeker from Motown, Ca replies: "Shivambu. Amaroli. Urine therapy."
09/08/2013: Naresh Jain from Chennai, India replies: "Bro I am under treatment with Vaidya vidwan dr vsn murthy, chennai. His treatment is working for me so far but very slow (still touch wood) he is basically a Ayurvedic expert must be around 75 plus.... Mail me at nareshoffice@, if you wanna more input. FYI me also suffering from lipoma and I've no business interest in it. Cheers"
03/07/2014: Sameer from Mumbai replies: "hi my name is sameer I had lot of lipoma in my body I had done many medic an but not get any result so pl help me I was serching I got this post, so tell me about Vaidya vidwan dr vsn murthy in chennai. I stay in mumbai so how I got medican and what are the cost of medican pl tell me as soon as possible u can send me in my male or whatup me in my no 9920273184"

Lipomas and Diet

06/19/2013: Matt from Ithaca, NY: "My personal belief is that the lipomas at least for me may be caused by excessive consumption of soda/carbonated beverages, or possibly a combination of soda, red meat, and foods with preservatives or processed foods (think bags of chips, campbells soup, etc). The scientific research of lipomas suggest that they reproduce on their own. What I have noticed is that when I drink soda, this is when my nerves seem to pinch, so my thinking is that when I drank the soda, it caused the bump to grow, therefore making it more likely to pinch a nerve. I have not tried any of the suggested cures yet but will begin seeing what works. Other suggestions for remedies include sage oil, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme q10, MSM, and acetyl-L-camitine. Alpha Lipoic acid would make the most sense, but hopefully someone comes up with a viable answer. Sage oil was recommended because chefs use it in cooking to reduce fat content, so the theory was that if sage oil is applied to the skin surface where the fatty tissue is, the skin would absorb and then shrink the tumor. I have heard that surgery may remove the tumor temporarily but I'm thinking if my theory is correct in eating unhealthy, that may be whats causing them to grow back. My theory is that fat content from unhealthy food is creating the fatty tissue, and caffeinated products like soda and coffee cause the fatty cells to go into hyper mode causing growth and reproduction. But, this is just a theory. If anyone has scientific tools to evaluate this theory, please follow up. Thank you."

06/19/2013: Lin from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Usa replies: "I have 2 lipomas I have had for quite a while. One is on my head and the other on my back. I have been taking Pau 'd Arco every day, it will be a year in July. I have seen some reduction in the size and consistency, still working on it. Also I take Diatomaceous Earth which is suppose to help with that too. Also use Red Raspberry, Red Clover, Nettle, green tea and lemon. A lot of it is caused by diet, the more bad fatty foods you eat, the more it grows, I stay away from ice cream/dairy products, no sodas, not much fast food either. Hope this helps."
06/25/2013: Matt from Ithaca, Ny replies: "A mix of Apple Cider Vinegar pills, coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid seemed to be working a bit, in addition to eating healthier (No fast food, no dairy, no soda, no meat with high fat content, primarily fruits and vegetables). All the dietary supplements listed I was able to find in the organic section, homeopathic aisle of the local Wegman's grocery store. I am going to start trying Sa-Tan I believe it's called, it's a meat substitute that people seem to say isn't bad for taste. (I know it spells Satan, guess you gotta get past that). I have one lipoma in my chest that seems to have significantly reduced in size in just 3 days, though all others still remain the same. Texture doesn't feel much different, as it does not really feel softer, but shape feels different."
09/15/2013: J from Boston, Ma replies: "Not true because dogs get them. They get the same problems as humans and for the same reasons. You'll never see a raw fed dog have "diabetes". My dog has been raw fed for 8 years which means no sugar, no carbs and no processed garbage. I found this site trying to find herbal remedies to shrink it before it gets any bigger and needs to be surgically removed. Most (if not all) dogs that do have them surgically removed just grow more."

Remedies Needed

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01/17/2012: Ahmed from Hyderabad, India / Andhra Pradesh: "Hi All, I am a 27 years old male, and a few month before I felt there are some fatty lipomas / lumps on my arms and my back, and it is not stopping. I see in a couple of months it has grown rapidly.

Please suggest me a good treatment so that this can get rid off completely. Help me."

01/04/2012: Lizzy from Brooklyn, New York: "Kindly help me! Is there any remedy I can put on my neck tumors to reduce pain? Please help me."

01/05/2012: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Lizzy, alternate some kind of magnet (the side that sticks to metal), a refrigerator door magnet will work but isn't very strong, and a warm wet compress or washcloth with Epsom Salt. If these don't help, try a Cold Pack which can both reduce pain and inflammation.

Hope this helps and good luck."

01/05/2012: Francisca from Zug, Zug, Switzerland replies: "Lizzy, I am not sure I can be of much help but why not try to rub magnesium oil on it? Please read my other posts on a book I am reading right now, it might help you....."

04/20/2011: Sharon from Washington , Missouri: "Can ted or anyone tell me what you can do to get rid of lipomas. I have five of them on my thighs. I am not overweight but you can feel and see these lumps in your legs. Thanks sharon"

04/21/2011: Waterviola from Golden, Colorado, Usa replies: "yes, about your lipomas, I am not absolutely positive reguarding humans, but a great holistic veterinarian told me to stop feeding my dog carbohydrates (dry food) and her lipomas would resolve themselves - so she is on a raw diet now and doing much better. It does make sense to me that human nutrition may be similar in this situation possibly - if you eat too many carbs -and using more veggies instead for humans (as opposed to the meat ) - good luck!"
12/05/2011: Ahmed from Durban, Kwazulu-natal replies: "Hi,

Please check this site, They sell herbal remedies for lipoma. Hope this helps."

12/08/2010: Lynette from San Clemente, Ca.92672: "Dear Ted:
Somehow at the late age of 67 l got Dercum's Disease, can't make sense of it having been a health nut all my adult life. I've seen the only doctor in the WORLD who treats this, I see a top nutritional Ph. D, still the lympomas are growing relentlessly day by day, getting bigger, multiplying and beginning to get painful. I'm not at the point of taking drugs, nor will I, have you any recommendations for me??? l just tried pawhealers herbal formula for them, no luck. I found this horror after 35 HMO doctors couldn't by discovering a test that was incredible, l recommend this for everyone, it's called, Peripheral Blood Morphology Assessment or Darkfield Microscopy. I know there is no cure for this, but someone has to know something about how to stop them or slow them down. I'm going to lose 20lbs l'm hoping this might help some, the nutritional doctor put me on a diet that contributed to weight gain but did help my cells, they no longer show "Rouleau", lt's a lot of Raw Dairy foods, no low fat.
Thanks Ted,

12/09/2010: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "I would try Castor oil packs and high enemas. My boyfriend might have what you have. Do the Castor oil packs for 4 days on and 3 days off and have enemas often. Also see a Chiropractor and get adjusted! I have always told my boyfriend that I think he might have a problem with his lymph, and the Castor oil packs really help with lymph. However, he is a man and he won't do the Castor oil packs, so I will never know for sure if it would help him! Let me know if you decide to try this - I would be interested in your results!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  12/29/2010: Dekay from Chicago, Il replies: "Where is the best to apply the Castor Oil Pack? I only did one before and placed it over the liver and abdomen. Thanks. I want to add... I have Dercum's Disease. They are on my arms, under arms, and thighs, back and butt, as well as my stomach. They range from different sizes & shapes. Very painful when pressed. My arms feels like riblets(rows)of small pea size tumors. My thighs have masses and lge. Lumps of lipomas. My right thigh is larger than my left. I feel them all throughout my stomach and butt they are size of marbles. What have I learned so far... Still researching. Hypoxia on a cellular level is the root cause. Karen Herbst on Youtube... Look up Dercums... Breathing I & II. I will try to provide links to help.

Hypoxia...explained Part 1, 2, 3

Use of a trampoline 5-10 minutes a day

I've tried many things. However I want to try.... MMS and an oxygen concentrator prescribe by my doctor. Along with applying the restrictive breathing technique 3 times a day that Dr. Herbst recommends. I have been diagnosed with Dercum's, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Hashimoto, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Vasculitis and Crohns. I have lost over 60 lbs with 15 more to go. Still weighloss does not stop the lumps or the pain. Actually it made the lumps more prominent. The truth is the lipomas were probably there all along, hiding under all the fat. I went from 230 to 165 (meat, vegetables, fruit, waters and teas-stevia only sweetner) Removed processed foods. Oh I read somewhere persons developed Lipomas drinking high Protein shakes, The year before I did do a diet where I did drink protein shakes for about a month.... Numerous times throughout the day.... Could have some truth to it. So one might want to stay clear of those. Hope this helps someone. I will post back on the regimen above in a month. Right now I am using Beta Glucans... To help my immune system. Any questions feel free to email me. Good health to you."
12/29/2010: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "I would start the Castor Oil packs on your abdomen, over your liver area for the first two weeks. Put them on for 5 days and take a break for 2 days an hour to an hour and a half at a time. After that you could take some eliminants to help you with moving your bowels - such as Castoria (Fletchers)or any other good bowel mover, that has Senna in it. Use your intuition on the dosage. I take a whole bottle some days! Only a 1/4 tsp at a time, every 30 minutes. And other times, I only take 1 tsp - 1 Tbs in the whole day. I have been trying to get my boyfriend to do this for years and he shy's away from it. He is is no pain - I am not even sure if it is Dercum's - but I will keep on trying with him!"
04/20/2014: Don from Melbourne, AU replies: "According to Andreas Moritz a series of liver flushes might work. The theory is that the liver is blocked up and cannot filter blood sufficiently, and so the body stores the waste material in lipomas . Once the liver starts cleaning blood properly the lipomas reduce over time. I would use a topical methods and do the liver flush to attack it on two fronts. Some castor pack and apple cider type methods. Andreas has testimonials of liver flushes doing exactly this . check this hypothesis out, it doesnt cost anything to try, but is a bit of an effort. Most people wont try it because of the amount of effort required, but If u are really annoyed you will probably try everything that looks plausible."

08/11/2010: Lori from Ny, Usa: "Hi, I have many fatty tumors, about 10 on each thigh, and a few on my stomach. They are approximately 1 inch in diameter. I had two removed many years ago and they were benign. I was told to leave them alone. Is there any remedy for these lumps/fatty tumors?"

01/18/2011: Jules from Denver, Co replies: "Bloodroot could be the answer for lipomas. It's been used by vets for sarcoid tumors in horses and I personally know many people who have used it with success, myself being one of them. Look up Xxterra online and read about it. I worked for the makers of that product and it is the highest concentration, most pure formula available. Bloodroot causes the body's immune system to recognize and reject abnormal cells. I've seen it work on lipomas, sarcoids, skin growths, moles, warts, etc."
05/16/2011: Vialisa from Asheville, Nc replies: "I'm looking for cures for Lipoma... I've used bloodroot salve several times.. One lipoma I have it isn't budging.. Others it has worked well on... Also anyone have info on natural cures for minere's disease."
07/13/2011: Rddriggers from Denison, Us replies: "I had a Lipo Tumor on back of my neck that got as big as a tennis ball after a car wreck seven years ago. I tried everything under the sun. Castor Oil, heat, cold, all kinds of vitamins peroxide, etc. You get the idea. I'm apposed to any surgery unless absolutely necessary.

After it got about 3.5" in diameter, I had to have surgicaly removed, I am a male and I wore my hair long to hide it for awhile. You could eventually see it coming through when the wind would blow.

I tried it all, and nothing worked for nearly eight years. To save you alot of time, you might as well bite the bullet. I'm very happy that the ugly thing is gone and it cost $1500.00 in Texas at a Dermotologist Surgeon Hospital on an Out Patient basis. I fought very hard to not have it done that way, but I'm glad now.

I really wish I had better news or a better answer.

Good Luck"

12/16/2013: Neil from Philippines replies: "I will try this apple cider vinegar for my lipoma. I had some of them removed via surgical operation, they are fatty tissues. However, they came back right from the same spot and has been increasing in numbers (arms, legs, back), it's so annoying. I hope apple cider vinegar will work for me. Thank you for sharing this information."

02/03/2009: Theo from Ottawa, ON: "I have had lipoma (small fatty tissues under the skin) since my late teens. I am now 31. The lipoma are generally 0.5 to 1.0 centimeters in diameter. Over the years, however, more and more have been appearing, especially around my abdomen and inner thighs. About a year ago a couple even materialized on my face. I have been to several doctors and they all have said the same thing: "Some people just have them. They are benign tumors, so nothing to worry about." Well, to be honest, I am getting worried! It doesn't seem natural that these fatty deposits are building up all over my body, especially my face. What if my entire body becomes covered? Or worse, what if they get bigger? If anyone has cured this, I would love to hear about it!"

02/05/2009: Ann from New York, NY replies: "I just found out what I thought to be a lipoma was actually a sebaceous cyst. I did some research about natural help for lipomas and came across Manjishtha. I didn't end up using it, but it was the most promising looking of what I found. Be sure to get the root/powdered that has been harvested within 1 year as I read that the efficacy goes down when it is older."
02/06/2009: Shalini from Mumbai, India replies: "My sister had the same thing and she got cured by homeopathy but she does not the medicine name. try homeopathy"
06/30/2009: Monsoon from Pune, India replies: "Hi Shalini,

Can you tell me the name of the doctor that she got treated from. My fiance is in a bad state and continuosly seeing doctors. Though they assure him its nothing serious, they are multiplying so rapidly, he cant help getting worried. Do let me know the doctor please.
Thankyou so much"
08/28/2009: Gean from Salina, Ks replies: "My sister, who is in her 30's, has had lipomas for years, and some have been surgically removed but they grow back. A couple of months ago she started drinking alkaline water (it's a set up you have to have installed on your faucet) and the lipomas are shrinking."
08/30/2009: Theo from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada replies: "Thank you very much for posting this! Can you tell me exactly what brand of faucet she installed?"
08/31/2009: Sangeetha from Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands replies: "For Lipomas, try mixing some turmeric powder with olive oil (or coconut oil) and apply on the affected areas. Drinking turmeric dissolved in warm water would also help."
[QUESTION]  07/31/2010: Luis from West Covina, Ca, U. S. replies: "Can you tell me what is the ratio of turmeric powder to water for drinking and turmeric powder to olive oil or (coconut oil) for application to area of cyst. I have had some surgically removed, but the scars are a little big so I want to try an alternative method for a cure. Thank You, Luis"
[YEA]  04/07/2011: Trey from Nj, Usa replies: "Re lipoma's, I had two on my back for two years. Two months ago one started getting large and full and a bit annoying. A doctor suggested that I get it surgically removed (for asthetic purposes). I then discussed it with the wonderful owner of my health food store who suggested turmeric as a possible remedy, so I bought a bottle. I dont know if he had expected me to take the turmeric internally, but all I did was prick one capsule with a pin and put a dab of the turmeric oil on each lipoma.

Coincedently, however, I simultaneously started taking raw Apple Cider Vinegar the same day, and the following night I put a diluted dab of the ACV on my lipoma instead of the turmeric. Hense, I cant be sure which one 'did the trick', but to my surprise, within 2 days (when I reached back to 'scratch' my itchy lipoma) it opened up and emptied out quite a lot of a white substance! I then helped the process along that night by gently applying pressure w/ a tissue against it to empty it even more. They are both now flat and barely visable at all, so... Surgery was avoided! (Yay! =o) However, I can still feel an occasional 'tingle' or 'itch' from the area, so whatever caused the lipoma's in the first place may still be 'alive and well'. Perhaps I will put some more turmeric and/or ACV on the area again and see what happens. Anyway... Hope this helps others looking for non-surgical solutions?"

06/06/2011: Rose from Hannibal, New York replies: "To date all of my lipomas have been surgically removed. Now I'm going hemopathic and have found Cutting Gel... Which is a topical thremogenic used for disolving fat from the body. I've only been using it for a week now and the tumor in my left leg is about half the size it started out as. When it shrinks I will start using it on the one on my arm, which is about 4" long and 3" wide. They removed one from the same arm which was HUGE and I think they didn't get it all and it started growing again. Hope this works as I've got about 6 more to go."
07/01/2011: Rose from Hannibal, New York replies: "The Cutting Gel was working but very slowly. I've just started using Sweet Sweat, which is also an external thermogenic along with Lipo Trim and Cayenne Pepper pills. The tumor in my left arm is now about half of the starting size of 6" long and about 4" wide. I have no way of knowing how deep it is. I'm using it on a HUGE one in my side which started out about 8" around and is slowly shrinking. I know it's deep with many nodes in it as they are now surfacing."
01/02/2012: Lila from Trenton, Nj replies: "I've just discovered lumps on my thighs. I've been on a pretty rigid, heavy protein diet of late and have been working out heavily with weights and resistance training. Could this diet of mostly protein be contributing to the rapid increase of these lumps? Anyone else notice the possible correlation in their own diets?"
02/07/2012: Matt from Hki, Fi replies: "Ozone treatment is the only thing to date that has documented as a cure for a lipoma in addition to surgery. Do a Google searh about "EBOO Autohemotherapy" to find out more!"
02/12/2012: Deedee from Waterbury, Ct replies: "I had a large hard lipoma on back of my thigh the size of a lemon and started takeing a teaspoon of Flax borage fish oil every day and it started to shrink and was gone in 3 weeks. Wow that was awesome. I was told by my doctor that they don't go away but get worse. I cant wait to show her that it's gone. LOL"
02/21/2012: Apoorv from Bangalore, India replies: "Thanks a ton Sangeetha from Grand Cayman. Hopefully I read your blog and the suggestion to try turmeric with warm water. I am 23 years of age now, and had lipoma lumps only on my arms since I am 16. But recently it started growing in numbers, I have 16 lipoma lumps which are in 1-2 cm diameter over my hands, thigh and chest. After suggestion from Sangeetha, I started having turmeric with warm water before sleep. I won't lie its only 2 days, since I have started doing this, with exercise and yoga and I feel the lumps which were hard and big have shrunk to 1/3rd of there original size. I will keep following this routine and post more mails.

Also, it is very important to avoid fatty foods, have curd and vegetables. I have done a lot of research on this disease and was getting frustated not to find any solution. I found out that lipoma happens cos body is not able to remove toxins, dead cells from the body, and takes it out in the form of lumps through the skin. So to see the results quickly, take fresh air, exercise and most importantly turmeric with warm water and milk.

Caution: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric in warm water or milk. This quantity is more than efficient."

06/29/2012: Ascot from Wyandotte, Michigan U.S.A. replies: "It was interesting to read the comments regarding those unsightly, annoying fatty lumps just below the skin.

The first one to suddenly appear on me, was on the top of my left forearm at the age of twenty six, shortly after I arrived in the United States. As there are no mosquitoes in Scotland, I suffered terribly from those creatures with swelling in the face, legs and arms from their poisonous bites.

I have to wonder if mosquitoes gave start to to the fatty tumors, because I never knew of anyone in Scotland having them.... certainly none of my imediate family, relatives or friends.

Anyway, to cover all bases I'll be trying the flax, borage, fish oil, AND the 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric in either warm milk or water. If it works for me.... like Arnold, Ah'll be bahk."

07/01/2012: Sam from Portland, Oregon replies: "As far as I know, after spending months on the Web, nothing works for lipomas. And I tried zillion of remedies. Lipomas indicate liver and gallbladder problems, obviously not the simple ones, but such as genetic abnormalities etc. I also have hyperlipidemia (while mostly eating raw and green) and life time of high bilirubin. Again an indication of the liver problems. I think these all connected with lipomas."
11/07/2012: Dr.yogini from Pune, Maharashtra, India replies: "Remedies for: Lumps/Lipomas/Cyst/Tumors--

Hi Dearies, I am a Naturopathist Practitionar for last 22 years. Pl. try the following things in ur routine life .

We have 20 % formula - a great secret to give relief in all ur this type of problems.

1) A medium bowl of all type of salads,

2) one katori of leafy vegies --raw /half boiled /steamed & a cup of fresh vegies,

3) Three to five variety of fresh fruits each day , like Citrus, juicy, other type & also Dry fruits like Black Manuka, Khajur , Bedane [Kismis], almonds, ---

4) A tablespoon of Sprouts except gastric effect giving sprouts.

5) This type of variety should be included in ur everyday intake & then u may take ur Carb. Diet like rice, roti, bread, chapatis etc. According to ur hunger. Actully after taking all other variety u will have very less hunger to take carb. things.

Follow only veggie food & a healthy lifestyle .

Have excercise 4 half an hour & Pranayama 4 half an hour, in fresh air every day. This detoxes ur body & then forgot totally ur lumps / lipomas /cysts / tumors .

Dr. K. Yogini."



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