Help Me With PCOS
If you’re a young woman and you’re suffering with acne, weight gain or irregular periods then you might have been told by your doctor that you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Or if you have the following symptoms…
• You don’t have a regular 28 day cycle or
• You don’t get a period at all or
• You have acne that hasn’t cleared up after you’ve cleaned up your diet or
• You get cystic acne or
• You can’t lose weight or
• You’re getting facial hair or extra hair growth
You might suspect you have PCOS.
But whichever the case you’ve no doubt discovered either from your doctor or your own research that the only treatments conventional medicine has to offer you are the contraceptive pill, Metformin and spironolactone.
None of which are natural treatments for PCOS.
So if you don’t want to take synthetic hormones and pharmaceutical drugs to treat your PCOS then what can you do naturally?
Using the contraceptive pill, spironolactone or Metformin might get rid of your symptoms, sort of, but they don’t actually cure your problem. They just cover up the symptoms.
Despite what doctors might say the contraceptive pill doesn’t regulate your cycle. Yes it might cause you to have what seems like a period every month but it’s not actually a period.
What you’re not told is that the pill actually shuts down your cycle, not regulate it.
That’s because the contraceptive pill is a contraceptive. It stops you falling pregnant by stopping you from ovulating. So while ever you are on the contraceptive pill you don’t ovulate.
And if you don’t ovulate you can’t be re-balancing or regulating your hormones. You’re suppressing them.
So then when you stop the pill all your problems will return.
Such as your acne. It may come back worse than before because the synthetic hormones you were taking supressed oil production. So when you stop taking them you get a rebound effect.
Oil production goes crazy for many months afterwards.
If your period was irregular or non-existent before taking the contraceptive pill when you stop there’s no guarantee you’ll continue to get a monthly period.
This is because the signalling between your brain and your ovaries gets all screwed up from the high levels of synthetic hormones contained in the contraceptive pill. They cause you to lose your natural body rhythm. Which means that if you want to have a baby in the future you might find it harder to conceive.
And the other disturbing un-talked about thing about the contraceptive pill is that the synthetic hormones it contains can actually increase your male sex hormones and make you insulin resistant.
So it can worsen your PCOS and weight gain.
Now if you don’t want to take the contraceptive pill, or you want to stop using the contraceptive pill to deal with your PCOS, then what natural treatments for PCOS are there for you?
There are a range of herbs, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that can be used. But what you need is individual to you.
Which is why if you’ve tried vitex, chromium, zinc, myo-inositol or L-lysine, to name a few, you haven’t fixed your PCOS yet.
The real key to solving your PCOS problem is to pinpoint exactly which of your hormones are out of balance, because it’s not always testosterone.
I consult with many young female patients who’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, or think they have PCOS, because they have all the symptoms of high testosterone levels (cystic acne, irregular periods, weight gain or difficulty shedding body fat). But when they’ve had their testosterone levels checked by the doctor with a blood test they found that they are normal.
So I get my patients to do a different test to the regular blood test for testosterone.
I get them to do a saliva hormone test because checking the blood is not always the best way to work out what’s happening to your cells. I find saliva hormone testing gives a better picture as to what hormone levels are like around your cells.
Here’s an example of the results from a saliva test…
And it’s not just testosterone that you need to check. Oestrogen and progesterone (your female reproductive hormones) can also be out of balance.
When either or both of these are out of balance you’ll notice you acne gets worse before your period. And you might experience other menstrual issues like breast tenderness, moodiness, irritability, headaches, sugar/chocolate cravings, period pain or heavy periods.
Here’s an example of testosterone and two different forms of oestrogen being high and progesterone being a low normal.
Another thing that you need to know about PCOS is you don’t have to have cysts on your ovaries to have it. Despite what the name implies PCOS is a hormone imbalance problem not an ovarian cyst problem.
So the key for natural treatments for PCOS to work is you need to know what YOUR hormone imbalances are.
Once I know I know this I can then design you a customised natural hormone re-balancing program specific to YOU.
So to discover what hormones you have out of balance so you can use the right natural treatments for PCOS, not synthetic hormones or drugs, all you need to do is contact us today and organize a Hormone Imbalance Assessment consultation.
During your 60 minute consultation with me I will thoroughly assess…
• Your current PCOS and hormone imbalances
• Your diet and exercise habits
• Your previous medical and lifestyle history
And once I’ve done this I can then determine what saliva tests you’ll need to do to identify, with laser like accuracy, the hormonal imbalances causing your PCOS issues.
Then once I have all this critical information I can develop you an individualised plan that that rebalances your hormones naturally, so you can have beautiful clear skin and dream figure.