Natural Remedies for PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom {PCOS} affects about 1 out of every 15 women.  The symptoms tend to begin in the early teen years.  Many times birth control pills are prescribed for this condition, which only throws hormones further off balance in the long run and are not a good solution, in my opinion.  PCOS happens when a women doesn’t ovulate, which leads to many other problems, including multiple cysts on the ovaries.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Acne
  • Extra facial and body hair
  • Menstrual abnormalties
  • Thinning Hair
  • Obesity
  • Infertility 
  • Emotional Pain
  • Mental Anxiety

Before we consider natural remedies for this condition, we need to look at what causes it.  Like many health problems, the main cause is poor nutrition.  Eating a diet high in sugar and refined carbs is a big culprit.  Other causes of PCOS are:

  • Stress
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Hormone Imbalance

 My Natural Remedy Suggestions for PCOS:

  •  Change your diet.  Limit things like fast food, chips, soft drinks, refined sugars, white pasta, white rice, etc.  Be an ingredient reader!  Avoid harmful ingredients like MSG, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, etc. Changing your diet will result in a great improvement in your health.  Work toward eating 60% of your food raw, eating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc.  It can take a while to change eating habits {I’ve been there, and I’m still working on it myself!}, but just start where you can and keep improving it as time goes on.
  • Exercise daily.  I love using the rebounder daily.
  • Take hormone balancing herbs.  I have taken saw palmetto, red clover and fenugreek will successful results in balancing my hormones.  You can read specific instructions here.  The HB Formula is a great liquid option for hormone balance.  Another great supplement I discovered within the last year that I probably recommend the most for a condition like this is the Female Reproductive Formula by Dr. Christopher.  This formula nourishes the female reproductive system and works to correct any malfunctions.  It balances hormones so that your emotional and mental well-being will be in tact.  Imbalanced hormones can lead to some crazy emotions! :-)

*Be consistent with these remedies.  It takes a while to balance things out and get your body to a healthy state so it can heal itself.  Determine to change your lifestyle and take the supplements for at least 2-4 months, depending on the severity of your case.  We can almost always correct our health problems naturally!

Do you have any other natural remedies for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?


Sources:
Dr. Mercola
Web MD 

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