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Natural remedies for PCOS

Women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ) symptoms such as acne, excess hair growth, infertility, irregular periods and weight gain can attain profound changes through PCOS natural treatment remedies. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is hormonal disorders in which fluid-filled cysts develop on the ovaries the ovaries appear enlarged. The way of treating PCOS has changed as our understanding of how this hormone disorder has improved over the past couple of years. The root causes of PCOS are addressed by the natural treatment remedies. The use of diet plan, supplements, herbal and lifestyle changes have helped many women see positive results and help alleviate this disorder.

DIET

Stabilizing blood sugar levels through a balance diet, including whole foods, is the key to treating PCOS naturally. Sugary foods should be banished. Insulin Resistance Syndrome can develop overtime as a result of too many rapid spikes in blood sugar levels. Insulin Resistance Syndrome is a condition in which the body is not able to effectively control blood sugar levels and weight gain. In women suffering from PCOS, it is an underlying problem. In Insulin Resistance Syndrome, the body is also not able to use carbohydrates for energy and starts storing them as fat.

The consumption of good fats is pivotal in your body producing and balancing hormones. Did you know that your body can’t produce progesterone without cholesterol? And yes, while our bodies do produce a small amount of cholesterol on their own, the consumption of it is important for proper balance. When we talk about good fats, we’re talking about those that aren’t highly processed:

  • Organic Butter – best if found raw from pasture fed cows as it’s higher in the fat soluble vitamins so pivotal for fertility. Next best is going to be pastured butter from pastured cows, then organic butter, then regular butter (though toxins remain in the fat of animals so I prefer to always choose organic when it comes to animal fats) If raw, butter is best uncooked.
  • Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil – another good fat, made of medium chain fatty acids, is used primarily for energy and not for storing. It also lends a pleasant flavor and slight sweetness to dishes. Best used only lightly heated for the most health benefits, though it also has a high smoke point and can be useful for sauteing and frying. Although I prefer cooking with water  – no oil.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – from the first pressing of the olives, this oil has a stronger flavor yet is full of heart healthy benefits and well suited to dressings and dips. Best when used uncooked.

Be sure to stay away from processed vegetable oils: canola, soybean oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, etc.

  • Avoid factory meat and animal products

Because estrogen dominance is very often associated with PCOS, it’s best to stick with organic animal products as conventional animals are often given hormone shots and the excess estrogens are stored in the fat and meat. Ingesting hormones is causing major issues with our bodies, whether it be PMS, infertility, or menopause. The more organic/grassfed meat we can buy the better of we’ll be. Organic isn’t always the answer as many large organic farms just feed organic grain instead of allowing them to eat their natural diet, but if that’s all you can find – it’s better than conventional!  NO RED MEAT WOULD BE BEST. Only wild caught fish. Organic Chicken, and turkey without the skin  nd never friend in oil, only water.

  •  Avoid refined sugars and grains

Sugars are the thorn in the side of any woman who is dealing with PCOS. It’s basically a double whammy – it depletes the body of nutrients and it causes insulin resistance which causes unbalanced hormones. Cutting out all refined sugars and flours is extremely important!! Cutting back on your consumption of even unrefined (or natural) sugars is also important as any type of sugar affects the body’s insulin production. Some women, especially those with moderate to severe PCOS find that eating a primal diet is needed to reduce and even eliminate symptoms. In order to follow the best PCOS diet, the following basic tips should be considered.

  • Low GI carbohydrates should be balanced with sufficient protein.

Low GI carbohydrate foods: potatoes, apricots, cantaloupe, figs, kiwifruit, papaya, pineapple, raisins, and watermelon. Foods high in protein are: SkinlessTurkey Breast (and Chicken Breast), Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut), Eggs (Especially Egg Whites),  and Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon Seeds).

                                            MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES

  • Phytoestrogens should be included in diet.

Foods containing phytoestrogens include beans, (soy products not recommended), peas, lentils, and whole grains and seeds, especially flaxseed, rye and millet.

  • Intake of saturated fats should be reduced. 

Fatty cuts of meat, including meat drippings, bacon, sausage, and processed meats, duck, chicken, or turkey with skin, egg yolks, non-organic butter, fat or oil that is hard or in stick form, lard, and shortening, and hydrogenated vegetable oil.

  •  Dairy products should be avoided or limited.
  • Additives, food chemicals and preservatives should be avoided. 

Candy, soda, syrup, jelly, cookies and baked goods, anything canned, packaged, Reduced sugar foods and beverages are often loaded with highly processed, chemically-derived sugar substitutes; reduced fat foods usually have a lot of added sugars, Fried foods, especially those that are packaged or come from fast food restaurants, more often than not contain saturated and trans fats, MSG, High Fructose Corn, Artificial Sweeteners, Artificial Flavorings, and Artificial Colors.

Supplements and PCOS

Many women lack important minerals and vitamins for hormone health. A great imbalance between numerous minerals and vitamins are created when oral contraceptive pills are taken for the regulation of periods. The root cause of PCOS can be treating by correcting this imbalance. For PCOS, supplements with the following ingredients should be considered:

The best all-in-one organic liquid dietary supplement would be intramax which is a great-tasting natural formula contains over 415 essential ingredients derived from whole food sources such as fruits, vegetables, and herbs. 415+ Ingredients:71 Organically-bound Trace Minerals(full spectrum; plant-derived),100% Carbon-bond Organic®Essential Fatty Acids, Organic Electrolytes, Super Green Foods, Digestive Enzymes, Seeds and Sprouts, Vitamin Sources, Macro Minerals, Protein Minerals, Essential Sugars, Bioflavonoids, Antioxidants, Essential Oils, Amino Acids, Carotenoids, Vegetables, Fulvic Acid ,Aloe Vera, Probiotics, Fibers, Fruits, Herbs, Silver, & Noni with a (Peach Mango Flavor).  

Herbs and PCOS

PCOS can be effectively treated using herbs. The addition of supplements and making changes help with balancing blood sugar levels and controlling weight while the problems related to hormone imbalance are targeted by herbs. The following herbs should be considered:  

  • Chaste tree (Vitex Agnus castus): The function of the pituitary gland is stimulated and normalized by this herb to help treat infertility and PCOS. Chaste Tree helps to normalize the release of the luteinizing hormone which is responsible for a regular cycle. The herb Chaste Tree provides your body with the resources and nutrients it needs to function properly. If you took birth control pills to help normalize your cycle more than likely you would think you’re getting your period monthly.
  • Diet master tea with Peony and add  Licorice: The combination of these herbs can help regulate hormones like oestrogen and prolactin, improves LH to FSH ratio and reduces elevated levels of androgens like testosterone.
  • Maca is an herb that can help cure PCOS symptoms like acne, hirsuteism, irregular menstrual cycles and also insulin resistance.
  • Gymnema is an herb that can help reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
  • Tribulus is an herb that helps regulate ovulation and restore menstrual regularity.
  • Blue Cohosh is an herb that acts as a pelvic anti-inflammatory and an ovarian and uterine tonic.

 Other Natural PCOS Treatments & Exercises

For women suffering from PCOS, fitness and insulin resistance can be improved by introducing a regular exercise program, and a healthy weight can also be maintained this way. Some exercises that can help treat PCOS and its symptoms include aerobics, cycling, Pilates, power-walking and swimming.

  • Congestion can be reduced with the help of lymphatic drainage. Exercise like rebounding, massage and skin brushing should be tried.
  • For pain relief -linseed and castor oil packs should be tried. Also take 12-24 drops or more of Turmeric 3-4 times per day during and before cycle or as needed for pain. Corydalis is also a great natural pain killer.

Take care of your liver

Your liver is responsible for taking excess and old hormones out of the body. If it’s overworked because of over consumption of processed and sugary foods, it won’t be able to keep up and do all of its work – so the excess and old hormones stay. Gently cleansing the body is very beneficial as well as increasing your consumption of liver friendly foods like lemon, beets, and garlic. You could also take CAC liquid and Gland Rejuvenator for 7 days on and 7 days off for 30 days 2-4 times per year to help boost liver function and get rid of toxins.  

 

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