Thursday, January 17, 2013

PCOS: Taking My Body Back

Here are some natural alternatives to Metformin that are less harsh on the body. I'm going to kick this PCOS in the face. Metformin is a prescription drug used to treat symptoms of PCOS.

The timeline for the production of a healthy egg is approximately 100 days!

$60 for 60days- Pregnitude contains 200 mcg of Folic Acid & 2000mg of Myo-Inositol (for improved insulin resistance) Can be purchased from Amazon.com


$26 for 30days- OvaBoost contains 200 mcg of Folic Acid, Unknown quantity of Myo-Inositol (for improved insulin resistance), 100IU of Vitamin E (for repairing cells damaged from free radicals), Melatonin (sleep cycle, hormone cycle regulator) and assorted other benefits for the production of healthy eggs. Can be purchased at Fairhavenhealth.com and amazon.com

High Protein Diet Plan- Higher Protein to Carb ratio. People with PCOS should eat the minimum carbs a day while maxing out on Protein and vegetables. My physician prescribed me 12oz of lean meats a day (broken up in 3 or 4 meals), High-Fiber Low-Carb Low-Sugar Vegetables (The green and leafy, squash, okra, brussel sprouts, ect), one serving of fruit a day, 1/2 serving of HEALTHY oils from almonds, 64 oz of water a day minimum, and a complete multivitamin vitapack (I picked mine up from GNC).

Cinnamon & Peppermint Leaf Extract may aid in insulin regulation too. Don't overdo it. I sprinkle some cinnamon onto my salads and add dried cranberries as a sweet treat to myself for dieting so well. There's a apple cinnamon "detox" beverage that has been floating around pinterest that suggests that you slice an apple and add a stick of cinnamon to the water and allow it to soak over night. Zero calories. There's also other variations of this beverage that includes adding a half teaspoon of assorted extract to the pitcher for flavor preference.Whether trying to conceive or managing symptoms, a woman with PCOS should work closely with her doctor to reduce health risks.

Experimental
Gleditsia (Zao Jiao Ci) - the first half of your cycle, before ovulation, this herb is known to dissolve the waxy capsule that forms around the ovaries in PCOS
Leonurus Seed (Chong Wei Zi) - If you have ovulation pain
Acupuncture - some people swear by it other's haven't tried it.
Diet & Exercise- PCOS start exercising and being smart with your diet. It is especially important if you have the weight to lose. If you are the perfect size you exercise also aids in insulin resistance directly as well as promote healthy circulation throughout your body which will help with your PCOS symptoms.

ALWAYS ask your doctor before starting any form of over-the-counter treatment or diet changes. Duh, be safe.

Ideas, Information, Inspiration & format generated directly from http://www.fertilityauthority.com/articles/natural-treatments-pcos

High Protein Diet Facts
http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/articles/diabetes-news/12069-higher-protein-diet-helpful-in-pcos

The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis

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