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Polycystic Ovaries – Insulin Resistance – Heart disease – Infertility

In babies, diabetes, Fertility, heart disease, hormone questionnaire, Menstrual disorders, obesity, soy, stress, sugar, Women on November 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Insulin resistance : a root cause of PCOS

Problems managing polycystic ovarian syndrome?  It may not be due to lack of willpower. Instead, you could be Insulin Resistant, a root cause of PCOS. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University and other research centers have clearly identified the existence and effects of Insulin Resistance, a biochemical condition that can cause excessive weight gain and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

 

PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal imbalance linked to the way the body processes insulin after it has been produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar (glucose). Insulin Resistance could be caused by:

  • genetic predisposition
  • high stress
  • unhealthy lifestyles
  • environmental toxins (hygiene products, herbicides / pesticides / industrial growth fertilizers)

 

Insulin resistant cells

Over time, the above factors have damaged the complex ability of the body’s cells to properly utilize insulin to convert glucose to energy. This process creates Insulin Resistance.

Insulin Resistance vastly reduces the insulin sensitivity of cells, which impairs the processing of glucose through the cell wall for conversion to energy. As a result, glucose remains in the blood stream, causing elevated levels of blood sugar, which are sent to the liver. Once there, the sugar is converted into fat and stored via the blood stream throughout the body. This process can lead to weight gain and obesity, key factors in creating PCOS, which is also referred to as Polycystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD.

 

Insulin Resistance can also cause PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)  is by raising insulin levels in the blood stream. Unhealthy lifestyles and genetic conditions can lead to the pancreas overproducing insulin. This excess insulin stimulates the ovaries to produce large amounts of the male hormone testosterone, which may prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg each month, thus causing infertility. High levels of insulin also increase the conversion of androgens (male hormones) to estrogens (female hormones), upsetting a delicate balance between the two and having a direct effect on weight gain and the formation of cystic follicles or ovarian cysts.

 

 

Symptoms of PCOS

The symptoms  vary widely from woman to woman. Because the symptoms vary so widely and not all women display all the symptoms, doctors very often misdiagnose PCOS. This became an issue of critical concern after a study in 2000 found that women suffering from PCOS have a higher risk of coronary heart disease.

  • polycystic ovaries
  • irregular or completely absent periods,
  • Hirsutism (excessive facial or body hair),
  • Alopecia (male pattern hair loss),
  • obesity,
  • acne,
  • skin tags (raisin-like growths on the skin),
  • Acanthosis Nigricans (brown skin patches),
  • exhaustion or lack of mental alertness
  • decreased sex drive.
  • high blood pressure
  • high levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol
  • atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty deposits called plaque cling to the interior walls of the arteries, leading to blockages that can cause heart attacks or stroke. Not only do PCOS sufferers have higher rates of plaque buildup but those over 45 have thicker deposits of plaque.
  • up to 40% of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have either impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 Diabetes by the age of 40.
    • Posted by : Goral Gandhi, MSc, Laboratory Director,  Rotunda – Center for Human Reproduction (Pvt) Ltd,     full article

Solutions? 

 

Endometriosis alleviated, finally.

In cancer risk factors, candida, candida questionnaire, digestion, Fertility, hormone questionnaire, Menstrual disorders, Women on November 21, 2008 at 10:29 pm

 

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Endometriosis.

 
I had this pain 25 out of 28 days each month for a number of years.  It was diagnosed through symptomology first, then surgical laporoscapy.
 

Doctors recommended:

  1. Morphine
  2. birth control
  3. laporoscapy surgery every couple years

I choose the laporoscapy surgery.  Unfortunately, because I still had the candida overgrowth, the endo returned within a few months.  I began searching alternative medicine archives. 

 

Alternative Approach: 

I tried this for 3 years, without cheating.

  1. organic, mostly raw food diet, no hormones or antibiotics
  2. purified water
  3. excercize (5-45 min day on mini trampoline, aerobic, stretching)
  4. avoided 37 food allergens (including dairy, wheat, egg, some beans, etc)
  5. no refined sugar, caffiene, chemical preservatives or food dyes
  6. many brands of supplements (starting with cheap ones, ending with expensive brands.
  7. followed candida diet (no sugars, vinegars, processed meats, etc)

After 3 years of disciplined struggle, I still had Endometriosis and systemic Candida Overgrowth.

 

What finally worked:

I got rid of endo and the candida infection with Shaklee’s technology based products. :
  1. ALKALINE CELLS: Created with Energizing Soy, Vitalizer, Osteomatrix & Alfalfa
  2. DIET: As Shaklee strengthened my body and my food allergies were overcome, I gradually add in more foods.
  3. CANDIDA: killing the candida overgrowth (which is usually the root cause of endo.)
  4. SCAR TISSUE: dissolved with Fiber Plan
  5. ENDOMETRIAL LINING: repaired with antioxidants (A, B, C, E)  
  6. NERVOUS SYSTEM: balanced with B-complex
  7. HORMONES/ CELLULAR REJUVINATION: balanced with lots of Energizing Soy Protein
  8. HORMONES / INFLAMMATION: balanced with essential oils (omegaguard, gla, lecithin)
  9. DNA REPAIR: repaired damage DNA with Vivix  (which also rebalances hormones, keeps candida astray and keeps inflamation down)
  10. EXCERCIZE: (5-45 min day on mini trampoline, aerobic, stretching)

 

Will it alleviate your pain?

Do you have endo or candida overgrowth

  • Take quiz to find out.  (endo quiz, candida quiz)
  • If you give your correct contact info, I’ll share and discuss your results with you.

Beautifully Deadly Hygiene

In allergy, alzheimer's, anti-aging, asthma, autism, beauty products, breast cancer, bumpy arms, cancer, cancer risk factors, chemicals, chronic fatigue, Fertility, fetal development, hormone questionnaire, hygiene, immune system, makeup, Menstrual disorders, mercury poisoning, skincare, Women on November 17, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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Problems caused: 

  • abnormal hormone levels
  • parabens found in breast cancer
  • mercury poisoning found in eye shadows
  • chronic fatigue
  • liver
  • infertility
  • asthma
  • allergies

Solutions for a Healthy Beauty 

 

More Information:

CosmeticsInfo.org

Babies Absorb Phthalates from Baby Products

Phthalates Information Center

FDA’s Guide to Parabens

Cosmetics, Parabens and Breast Cancer

Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition

Washington Toxics Coalition

The Dirty Dozen Ingredients In Personal Care Products

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In business owners, candida, candida questionnaire, cleanses, health quotient, hormone questionnaire, Menstrual disorders, questionnaires, services we offer, wellness profile on September 12, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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