Solving The Mystery Of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Have you been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? Do you find it impossible to lose weight?
Is your cycle all out of whack? And do you suffer from PMS, period pain and other period problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then the good news is there is a solution and it’s natural. Please let me explain…
If you suffer from PCOS there are 5 critical factors you need to address –
- Insulin Resistance – as much as PCOS is a hormonal problem the issue that triggers the hormone imbalances is insulin resistance. This is when your cells become resistant to a hormone called insulin (the hormone that regulates your blood sugars). Insulin resistance causes your body to make excessive amounts of insulin which then causes your ovaries to produce too much testosterone. But worse still insulin resistance also causes your cells to make and store fat.
- Too Much Testosterone – Testosterone is a male sex hormone and too much testosterone in a woman’s body is no good. Too high a level of testosterone disrupts ovulation and causes infertility, irregular periods, acne and embarrassing excessive hair growth.
- Belly Fat – one of the most common problems for women with PCOS is the inability to lose weight. The reason for this is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance switches OFF your body’s ability to burn body fat and stimulates it to make more, particularly belly fat. And the unfortunate thing is the more fat you put on the more insulin resistant you become. It’s a very vicious cycle.
- Cysts on the ovaries – from my experience not all women with PCOS actually have cysts on their ovaries. But multiple cysts on the ovaries can be common. These cysts interfere with ovulation and fertility and can be painful if they burst.
- Low Progesterone Levels – the hormone that I find out of balance the most is not testosterone it is progesterone. This is the female hormone that regulates your cycle and is critical for maintaining a pregnancy. Low progesterone levels cause premenstrual mood swings, period pain, tender breasts, acne and irregular cycles (both short and long).
To overcome PCOS the secret is to pinpoint your hormonal imbalances because they are not the same for every woman. While generally, testosterone is high it’s not always the case. Often the diagnosis of PCOS is given without any testing of hormones and I have seen many cases where a woman diagnosed with PCOS turns out to have low testosterone. So the first thing you need to do is check your oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels.
And the best way to do this is not with standard blood tests. These tests are designed to identify diseases. Whereas in PCOS it’s not a disease it’s functional problem. So you need to do a ‘functional’ test not a ‘pathology’ test.
If you don’t test and pinpoint the imbalances and just implement a standard PCOS treatment plan you might end up lowering a hormone that is already low and worsen the problem. And then wonder why you don’t get any better.
So to discover how to pinpoint your particular hormone imbalances and what you need to do correct them naturally, not with synthetic hormones or drugs, is call us today and organize a PCOS help assessment consultation.
During your 60 minute consultation with me I will thoroughly assess…
- Your current weight and hormone problems
- Your diet and exercise habits
- Your previous medical and lifestyle history
- Your body composition (fat, muscle & fluid levels) and the health of your cells
And also determine which special functional (not regular pathology) tests you need to do to determine with laser-like accuracy what hormonal imbalances are holding you back.
Then once I have all this critical information I can develop an individualised plan that fits your needs and lifestyle that rebalances your hormones naturally so you can achieve your dream figure.
If you are not local we offer phone and Skype consultations.