Treating PCOS naturally: supplements (part 1)

– Are you ready for video number
three of this PCOS series? Well, then, let’s talk supplements to help you balance your hormones. (upbeat music) Hello, lovelies, and welcome
to another one of my videos in which we’ll be talking about PCOS and the supplements that you can use to manage your polycystic ovaries. If you haven’t seen any of the previous videos of this series, which are Finding Your Fertile Window and The First Three Steps You Can Take to Start Healing from PCOS, then make sure to click
on the card up here or wait until the end of the video and click on the playlist
that I will link in there that’s all about PCOS, and the
list just keeps on growing. You may have already discovered that most internet searches will tell you that PCOS cannot be healed or
cured, it can only be managed. Well, I’m here to tell
you that that isn’t true because PCOS is just a disruption
of your hormonal system, just like estrogen dominance might be. So, when you get to the root of the issue and you can restore that balance, you can totally kick this problem. And, no, let me be honest
with you, it’s not easy. Even treating PCOS cases
in my clinic is not easy, it’s not a quick fix, that
is, nine out of 10 times. Sometimes I’ll have somebody, all they need is a detox
of one thing or another, and, bom, they’re sorted. However, know that just because it might take a long time for you to really get rid of the problem, doesn’t mean that it can’t be cured. You need to be in it for the long haul. There are two ways to restore
this hormonal imbalance, and the first is changing your lifestyle and getting the right supplements, and the second is getting
homeopathic treatment. Now, I’ll be honest with you, doing both will give you the best results and the quickest results, because homeopathic treatment
is the only medicine that I know of that actually
looks at the root cause of a disruption of your health and then triggers that healing mechanism to heal your body again. However, that’s not to say
that changing lifestyle and getting the right supplements cannot actually help you cure, because it might just be
the boost that you need to set that healing mechanism into motion. However, if you’ve taken
every supplement under the sun and have done every
type of lifestyle change that you can think of and you’re still not shifting your PCOS, then look at homeopathy because you’re definitely
not getting in deep enough with the measures you’ve already taken, and homeopathy can do that for you. A very simple example
is detoxing the pill. I’ve mentioned this before, that taking the contraceptive pill for a longer period of time can also be a root cause of PCOS. So, detoxing that could be a
really simple homeopathic thing that needs to be done. I’ll be doing a video on
this more specifically in the future. I just wanted to say that in this video and the part two, I
will only be mentioning the supplements and the nutrients for PCOS and why they are useful for PCOS. I’m not going to be mentioning any dosages because I feel I would
do you a huge injustice, ’cause I truly believe
that these supplements need to be tailored to you. So, I would recommend to go and see naturopath or nutritionist or that you do your own research and that you make an
informed choice yourself. So, as I said, I am
splitting this video in two because there are so many
supplements out there, and it’s really easy to categorize them according to two categories. The first is glucose metabolism issues, because this is a huge problem
when it comes to PCOS and, not only that, it feeds
the second problem, which is high levels of
androgens, including testosterone. And, that’s what’s causing the hair growth in the wrong spots because you might be balding on your head, and all the other stuff
that you don’t want, and the cystic ovaries. So, in this video, we’ll be
talking about the glucose ones, and then, the next one,
the other hormonal ones. But, for now, let’s
get into these goodies. When you have PCOS, it is not unlikely for you to be struggling with your weight and struggling with sugar
addiction or carb addiction, or both, pretty much. In the first video I did
for this PCOS series, I talked about this a little bit and I explained that
getting on top of your diet and your sugar intake
is extremely important because more sugar in your
body means more insulin, and higher insulin means higher androgens. And, the androgens are those hormones, they call it the male hormones, even though men and women both
have them, but, for women, they can’t be in the same
amounts as for the guys because, then, we get
the male characteristics and we get the cystic ovaries. So, I just wanted to remind you that, besides these supplements, your exercise regime
and your whole food diet are equally important to
treating your PCOS naturally. The first goodie is inositol. Inositol? Inositol, inositol. How do you even say that word? (laughs) We produce inositol ourselves, but mostly get it from our food. And, inositol is really important when it comes to the cell
processes around insulin. Taking additional inositol increases cell sensitivity to insulin, and, if you’ve watched that
previous video of mine, then you may remember what insulin does. Insulin takes glucose or sugar
in our body into the cells, and glucose is important
for the energy of the cells. However, if we are insulin-resistant, then the cells will not
pick up on the glucose, even if it’s hanging around. As a result, your body starts
to produce more insulin because they think there is
clearly not enough insulin to get the glucose into the cells. And, as a result, you become
even more insulin-resistant. Not only is the problem that you’ll become even
more insulin-resistant because insulin goes up, the glucose will still be
hanging out in your body and will not be used. So, first of all, the glucose
is turned into fat reserves, so you are getting bigger, and, secondly, you still
feel hungry and tired because the glucose, the energy, isn’t going into the
cells where you need it. So, now you understand that
taking addition inositol improves the sensitivity
of the cells to insulin, the glucose goes into the cells, you feel less hungry and tired, so you’re less likely to have cravings, and the glucose isn’t turned into fat as much as it is previously. There’s another group of
nutrients that will help reduce insulin resistance, and that is chromium, magnesium, and zinc. If you have a history of
using the contraceptive pill, then it is quite likely that
you have become zinc deficient, as well, so taking an addition
of that is really important. And, then, we also have manganese, and manganese also helps
you with insulin resistance, so it makes your cells
more insulin sensitive, and the interesting thing
is that in diabetics it has been seen that they are really deficient in manganese. And, you understand now that if you have insulin resistance
for a longer period of time that, eventually, your
pancreas that creates insulin will just get depleted and exhausted. As a result, your body
stops producing the insulin and you become diabetic. That’s why diabetics are
often given insulin injections if medication is not helping anymore. So, you see that getting on
top of your insulin resistance is also really important because it predisposes you to diabetes. And, then, onto fatty acids, DHA and EPA, and you’ll be able to find these in the fish oil supplements. I’m a huge, huge fan of
fatty acids for many reasons. There’s research out there
that high doses of it can treat depression, it’s
really important for egg quality, it’s very important for the
development of your baby’s brain when it’s in your womb, and it’s fantastic for
preparing for labor. However, when it comes to PCOS, again, it’s very important to
combat insulin resistance. And, not only that, when you have PCOS, you have a constant inflammation
going on in your body and inflammation will
make you deficient in DHA, so supplementing with this is really important for
you for many reasons. Berberine, have you already
come across this one? I have no experience with
using this Chinese herb, however, it is known
for regulating glucose, again, if you’re already in that severe insulin-resistant stage or if you’ve gone into diabetes. However, I cannot recommend using this because it is advised against when you are pregnant or nursing. So, when you’re trying to conceive, which most of my viewers are,
then this is not a great herb for you to be using at this point. Instead, you could be using vitamin B-3, which also helps to control sugar balance in diabetic people. Green tea, well, this gem
can be used as an extract or it can be drunk just as tea, of course, in it’s many forms and flavors. However, if you’re trying to conceive, this might not be a good option for you because I don’t recommend to take caffeine when you are trying to conceive, and green tea does contain caffeine. Even the extract is not
advised, in general, for women that are pregnant
or that are nursing. So, maybe lay off the green tea. What you could decide is, if you are in a cycle that
you’re not trying to conceive, that you drink extra tea,
or you take the extract, or that you just use it
in your follicular phase because green tea is pretty amazing and that’s why I had to mention it, because it helps you lose
weight or control your weight, it combats high levels of
insulin, high levels of LH, high levels of estrogen,
high levels of testosterone, and, you know, we kind of want
that when it comes to PCOS. So, although this is really,
truly a natural treasure, think about whether you should
be taking it at certain times and not take it while you are
trying to conceive actively. Alright, now you’ve got a bunch
of supplements to consider to work on your sugar metabolism problems and, indirectly, your
entire hormonal system. Now, if you’re interested in part two, don’t forget to subscribe
and hit the notification bell so that you are notified
whenever it comes up, which won’t be in too long, probably. If you haven’t seen the other videos in this PCOS series yet, then make sure to click on the playlist on your screen right now. As I said, this list is evergrowing because there is so much to say about treating PCOS naturally, and I want you to be
able to get on top of it so I love making these videos for you. And, in the meantime, see
you in the next video, bye!

26 Replies to “Treating PCOS naturally: supplements (part 1)”

  1. Another great video ? could you have PCOS but still have regular 26 day cycle periods (light to medium flow) lasting about 4 days? I had 3 Mirena IUDs back to back for a total of 15 years so I think my hormones are off balance. Would off balance hormones cause PCOS like symptoms? I hope I’m making sense! Either way I may try these suggestions.

    Edited to add- you look like you’re feeling better! I hope you and baby are well ?

  2. Is there any certain amount of carb or calories from carb that someone with pcos should try not to exceed on her daily intake. It is said that we should even avoid having a lot of fruits as well… I am asking this since I can't digest protein properly so I have to eat a portion of complex carbohydrates like brown rice or whole grain bread. Fleur, it'll be somewhat helpful if you can suggest the measurement while eating every meal.

  3. I take a bunch of supplements for my PCOS (following the dosage) and my husband is worried that I am taking too many. Is that possible? He thinks I'm just peeing most of it out because I take them all at once (none say to take multiple times a day). What so you think?
    I'm taking: vitex, inositol, fertile aid, vitamin c, d, and e, fish oil, i-3-c, geritol, prenatal, and calc. Fluer. I haven't had any I'll effects so far. I drink them with my green smoothie in the morning (also I recently tried starting seed cycling so I add the seeds to my green smoothie as well, any thoughts?). Like I said no issues, but I am seeing my temps go all over the place which makes me think I may have low progesterone. Let me know what you think (sorry the comment is so long).

  4. Hey your vlogs are very informative and comforting. I am going though Subchornic hemorrhagic and 6 weeks pregnant. I don’t know y it has happened and how to heal it. I request you to please make a video on this subject. Not a lot of information is available over he internet. Thanks.

  5. mam i m taking pulsatilla 6x tab two tyms 5days gap and natrium sulfuricum tab daily 2tab three bilateral tubal blockage due to partial hydrosalpinx is there. will it clear my endometriosis and help me conceive? plz ?

  6. Hi Inge sorry I am spamming this video but I wanted to thank you very much for being so helpful and promoting charting. I am 33 and have been trying to conceive our third and last baby for the past 8 months. In the past 8 months I had 2 chemical early losses so I knew something was wrong at implantation stage. I never experienced any losses with my first two but I was also in my 20s. I started charting two months ago thanks to your videos and advice bought an Ava and femometer found Ava better for me as I have two other kids who keep waking me up at random times. Already from two months charting I could notice a pattern that I get a beautiful post ovulating rise peak at 7dpo and thereafter my temperatures drop prematurely they don’t remain raised long enough to allow for a healthy implantation envirnoment. I’m now in touch with my doctor re progesterone supplements thanks again for your videos!! They are excellent and hope i will have a successful pregnancy next time ❤️ xx

  7. thnk u mam for this video….i had pcod 4 years ago and i took allopathy and cured but again i have pcod and i thought to go to again allopathic treatment and i know that may b it's my sugar level is higher sometimes that's why i have this prblm…but now i am gonna look forward to have a healthy lifestyle….

  8. Could you please do a video regarding detoxing the implant Implanon or Nexplanon ? Also regarding do and don’t regarding Pcos lifestyle but as well different homeopathic treatment in place the price range of them and if it’s effective and how is it effectively working . And what about kombucha I mean there is trace of alcohol in it.

  9. I been taking Maca pills, Vitex and just prenatal vitamins… idk if I have pcos.. but I been ttc for about 11months.. I hope this works.. what do u think?

  10. I have started pregnitude as it has inositol and folic acid. My periods are regular but when trying for our 2nd baby, I miss carried 2 times at 5 weeks. what else can I do to maximize our chances?

  11. Can you please make fertility massage video and what's the difference of castor oil pack? Do you recommend it? Thank you!

  12. Heyy my endrometrium lining is 6.8 and my LT ovary has a follicle of 25.3/20.3 and my RT. Ovary has a follicle of 14/21 follicle on day 12 so is it normal to have 6.8 endrometrium

  13. I wish we had a lot of natural practitioners in South Africa. And had a lot of people talking about PCOS. Thank you so much for this?

  14. I have PCOS but im completely opposite. I am not over weight.. its actually hard for me to gain weight. I have my period every other. Ive been ttc for 14months now. Last medication i took was letrozole 7.5mg cd 3-7. I also bought these pills called upspring fertility thats suppose to be really helpful for women with pcos.. have you heard of them? What is your opinion?

  15. I was diagnosed with pcos just last week after getting off BC 6 months ago, was wondering why all of a sudden the last 3 months my cycles were wack. Thankfully I have woman around me who have been through pcos and endometriosis. So glad I found your channel and have a doctor here in South Africa that prescribed I take the exact supplements you spoke about on top of my daily multivitamin. ❤

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