Recently I was doing research for a new program I am writing and I discovered that PCOS is a huge problem with women who are trying to get pregnant. As a matter of fact, it is one of the biggest causes of infertility.
So what is PCOS? It stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Basically, a cyst is a little balloon filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts can be painful.
Besides the pain in the lower abdomen, some other symptoms are: erratic, painful periods, often with much uterine bleeding as a result of elevated estrogen levels, painful intercourse, heel pain, and excessive hair growth.
When the ovarian cyst bursts the pain is relieved, though in some cases the cyst may reappear.
The incidence of ovarian cysts is on the rise, particularly among women between 14 and 55. Let’s look at some of the main factors that contribute to the development of cysts, and then the main things we can do to prevent them.
Causes of ovarian cysts:
- Birth control pills (especially depo provera)
- Hormone infused commercial meat and dairy
- Processed food diet
- A toxic, overburdened liver.
How can we diminish the likelihood of ovarian cysts?
Consume grass fed or organic meats and milks. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and drink lots water.
Use a natural progesterone hormone cream.
Increase your liver metabolism and detoxify. (Supplements that may help are the natural tinctures of olive leaf, dandelion, milk thistle seed, and artichoke.)
Check your thyroid.
Lose weight….keto diet recommended.
When all is said and done, it really comes down to a healthy lifestyle. Part of this means to be true to yourself, not wishing yourself to be different. The hard part, oddly enough, may not be acts of heroism, focus on creating one new habit at a time.
Pretty soon, I will be launching a program to help you with implementing a ketogenic diet.
Your health is in your hands. So make your choices wisely – you are WORTH it!