Ok, first I am not an expert. I didn’t spend 100G’s on a medical education. I majored in poetry so while I may make this sound pretty for God’s sakes please do your own research when deciding what you want to put in/do to your body.
I grew up hairy. Honestly I didn’t know any fancy terms like hirsutism until I turned 30 and starting trying to decode a way to make my body give me baby. I had three maybe four periods a year, which honestly at the time, did not bother me. I was and will always be a thicker gal, although I have lost 50 pounds and easily maintained it.
So what did I do? I started looking at PCOS as a disease that revolves around insulin sensitivity and made changes in my life that improved my insulin response.
I cut sugar (hence I said cut, not eliminated. Although I am doing a Sugar-Free challenge this month).
I eliminated grains/legumes from my diet and eat pastured meats, organic fruits and vegetables. I stopped eating all soy and try my best to stay away from plastic containers or anything else estrogenic.
I started supplementing with fish oils (mainly cod liver oil à la Weston A Price), added traditional foods to my diet and upped my vitamin D3.
I implemented intermittent fasting into my lifestyle, really only one 18 – 24 fast a week (which I am obviously not doing now as I’m breastfeeding).
I use body care products that are a 3 and under according to the Skin Deep database.
I get as much sleep as a mom of a 9 month old can.
Did it work for my PCOS? Yes. I noticed immediate results and now have the most regular period on earth. My skin has cleared up, I have balanced moods and I’m energetic. Yes, I’m still whittling away my pregnancy weight but it’s coming off slowly but surely (and it would even quicker if I wasn’t cheating so much). You are what you eat, it’s as simple as that.
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