for people who have polycystic ovary syndrome...i currently do not take medication for anything, but my doctor wants to put me on a low dose of metformin. Reason you ask? Well one side of polycystic ovary syndrome is weight gain and having a hard time losing weight and metformin does help you lose weight. I wanted to know if anyone who has this problem noticed that going raw/vegan/superhero helped balance it and you lost weight, or still had a hard time. I was wondering if people who were on birth control or metformin for pcos got off their meds once eating like this, or if some people still needed to stay on. Would love some feedback because i am debating going on it or not. I am not a medicine kind of girl, i don't even take tylenol so this is a big step.
Hi SurfChik, I would highly recommend the superhero plan for PCOS. This is a disorder of metabolism. It is caused by the modern, Western diet. Switching to a whole foods, plant based diet like the superhero plan will send it into remission. Reducing your exposure to concentrated sources of fat is essential as well as avoiding animal protein and refined carbohydrate. A dietary change is much more effective at reversing this disease and stronger then acupuncture, herbs or any combination of pharmaceutical medications. If diet change represents too big a challenge for the patient I do recommend those other palliative treatments. You are definitely up for the challenge! Justin
surf, sorry about that. It is difficult to communicate this way and not say something stupid now and then. You could try seeing an acupuncturist. I would suggest you find one with Traditional Chinese herbal training. You could consider a macrobiotic councilor. Some may be available by phone or even on line. As you continue your search, consider tightening up on any consumption of concentrated fats in the form of oils or nuts and nut butters. Maybe your system is too sensitive for these concentrated foods. I know that mine is. I also cannot metabolize grains. You may want to get a blood glucose test kit and see what happens to your system when you eat different things. Remember, the key to this disorder is dietary, so the solution should be found there. Unfortunately you could be looking at a highly restricted diet. That's what happened to me. Your disorder may also represent an imbalance that a practitioner could find and correct.
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