Monday, October 7, 2013

PCOS links to research

I thought it might be a good idea to give you some of the websites that I have found to help me understand PCOS and what kind of treatments are available. Even though there is not a "cure," there are a lot of options to consider and you want to figure out what you feel is best for you.

Here are a few links that I read to understand what exactly PCOS is and how it affects women.
A basic medical analysis:
A fertility website with a more natural view:
A very good informative quide:

There are waaaaay more websites than that, but those are the ones I have found to be informative and helpful so far.

Personally, I want to treat PCOS as naturally as possible. The more research I do on birth control, the less I want to use it, although I am currently taking Tri-Sprintec. The reason I have found is that birth control uses synthetic hormones that balances everything so that your body doesn't have to. So basically, it gets rid of the symptoms, but as soon as you go off the pill, your menstrual cycles will be wacky all over again. I found a girl on youtube who goes into detail about her experience with PCOS and how she was able to overcome it through natural means.
This is a link to her profile on youtube, and she has a 90 day series that is incredibly insightful. and this is her actual website: and she has resources and several plans you can choose to follow.
She talks about the supplements she took from Insulite Labs, a program to overcome PCOS through supplements, healthy diet, exercise, and overcoming food addiction. This is the website for Insulite Labs:
The current natural supplements I am on are D-chiro-inositol (DCI) to help with insulin resistence and Vitex, which I got from this company:

I have been taking DCI and Vitex for about 2 and a half weeks. I haven't seen a huge change, I still have had some pretty strong sugar cravings (but it could be that I had PMS too!) but I haven noticed that I don't feel as bloated after everything I eat. I'll keep you updated on how it goes!

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