Polycycstic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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Kathryn L.
Joined: 8/09/2013

Dear Forum;

Anyone familiar with this syndrome?  It is basically a hormonal imbalance where your body produces too much male hormones and not enough female hormones.  My dermatologist suggested that our daughter might suffer from this as she has terrible acne, facial hair on her jawline and neck (not too bad though), and has not gotten her menses-she is 14.  Now, we are in search of an endocrinologist and ob to help our daughter.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a blast that is low in sugar (insulin levels can be high with someone with POCS) and can help stabilize female and male hormones, that would be fantastic.

 

We are new to nutribullet and we are all eager to improve our overall health and well-being.

 

Thanks so much!

Kathy

Kathy, There is a compoundKathy, There is a compound from the broccoli family sold as DIM (diindolylmethane)that helps bring into balance all sexual hormones. You might want to increase the intake of omega3's and reduce the intake of omega6's One of the best ways is to stay away from refined and processed foods which are high is sugars and flours. Simple sugars stimulate insulin which stimulates the production of androgens (males hormones) in the ovaries. Reducing the amount of insulin released really helps. Stay away from artificial sweeteners they also cause insulin to be released due to the sweet taste. Eat a diet rich in vegetables and low glycemic fruits, nuts, seeds, and beans. Exercise can also help a lot. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Kathy - We are seeingKathy - We are seeing puberty in girls at younger ages due to the added hormones and xenoestrogrens that have been introduced into the environment by industrial, agricultural and chemical companies. Fourteen used to be and still is a perfectly fine age to have not started menstruating yet. Is she athletic? We often see later puberty in those who are more athletic. Regarding hormone regulation, in addition to what Wally mentioned, It is beneficial to make sure that she is not consuming things like contaminated fish, non organic dairy (may be best to avoid dairy completely as to not introduce added hormones), drinking from BPA free bottles and not using BPA plastics and canned foods. If you are into alternative medicine, here is a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach: http://angelawarburton.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/pcos-%E2%80%93-a-chinese-medicine-diet-and-lifestyle-approach/ (there are some great dietary suggestions at the end of this page)
Kathy - I also wanted toKathy - I also wanted to recommend this site for more information! www.PCOSnutritionCenter.com
I have PCOS. Its like Diabetes, but instead of not producing insulin when your sugar spikes, PCOS produces too much which affects the ovaries and hormonesand whole bunch of crazy mess. So like diabetics you must watch sugar intake. I use a GLUTEN FREE, low glycemic diet instead of taking all kinds of meds. I am going to try blasting as a cleanse to reset and clean my system. All natural fruits and vegetables are awesome. Keep your daughter away from refined sugars, flour, so white sugar, flour, rice. MULTI GRAINS... Stay away from sugar substitutes...Best for PCOS is Raw Honey, Stevia, and Coconut Palm Sugar. HOPE this helps.
I have pcos as well and looking for a recipe. I just bought my nutribullet and excited to start
afross wrote: I have pcos as well and looking for a recipe. I just bought my nutribullet and excited to start
Including foods that will help keep your blood sugar stable, will help decrease symptoms. Use foods like sweet potatoes, legumes, dark leafy greens, raw oats, almond butter, edamame beans (in moderation), hemp seeds, chia seeds, spirulina, watercress and flax seeds to keep blood sugar stable. Looking at your current diet and eliminating refined carbohydrates like white breads, white rice, pastas and sodas, processed foods and sweets can also help improve insulin resistance. We've got some great blood sugar stabilizing Blast recipes. Here's an article to get you started with some additional links: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-low-carb-diet
I have suffered with pcos with very little support from medical staff. I have tried a low fat diet which was successful but did not last. I have just purchased the nutribullet I was wondering if this has helped anyone with weight loss and any of their symptoms? Also recipe ideas would be great!
I have suffered with pcos with very little support from medical staff. I have tried a low fat diet which was successful but did not last. I have just purchased the nutribullet I was wondering if this has helped anyone with weight loss and any of their symptoms? Also recipe ideas would be great!