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Focusing on leafy green vegetables and protein will be most helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My current rheumatologist told me at our first meeting to just assume I had celiacs disease and cut out all gluten; for the most part I do little if any grains of any kind now and find tomatoes and citrus trigger my arthritis. What foods are you having a hard time giving up? You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you not that I actually will need to…HaHa. I will be following you on Twitter. I have since started seeing a homeopath and we are trying to fix this naturally.

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Without wanting to bore you with an unnecessary rant about why vegetables are good for you, let me explain the three biggest reasons that motivated me to improve my delinquent vegetable habits. The first reason is phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are micronutrients that can only be found in plants and science is just beginning to understand some of their amazing health promoting properties.

Let me use turmeric as an example. This leads many people to take turmeric supplements. But as I explain in my Beat PCOS Supplements Guide , the low bioavailability of curcumin means that most but not all commercially available turmeric supplements pass straight through you.

Over 25, phytonutrients have been discovered so far, and if you wanted to get scientific about it you could find some of these in almost every vegetable you look at. Carrots, tomato, bell peppers, spinach, kale, and broccoli. The second big discovery which really changed my attitude towards vegetables was the knowledge that this is where many prebiotic foods come from see Step 9 above.

While this is far from an exhaustive list, some of the vegetables that are known to be high in prebiotics include Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, onion, leek, shallots, spring onion, asparagus, beetroot, fennel bulb, green peas, snow peas, sweet corn, and savoy cabbage Monash University The third good reason I decided to get my rabbit on, was the knowledge of how fiber affects our gut health.

One of the risks of eating a low carb diet that includes plenty of fish, meat, and eggs is that you can become constipated from inadequate fiber intake. When it comes to the question of how many vegetables is enough, all the recipes included in my free 3 Day PCOS Meal Plan and free 30 Day PCOS Diet Challenge seek to include two cups of non-starchy vegetables with every meal, with a particular focus on leafy greens.

This can be a lot more than what people are used to, but trust me when I say your body will thank you for it. Found in just about anything made from wheat, gluten is a protein that for some reason is particularly problematic for women with PCOS.

Rather than messing around with costly and potentially inaccurate immunoglobulin blood tests, the best way to find out how gluten affects your health is to do your own experiment. The key to success is finding alternatives to bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, and other gluten containing food products, which is not as hard as it sounds with the right information and support.

An important nuance to this PCOS diet principle is that butter and ghee are generally well tolerated. This amount is hardly worth worrying about given how healthy milk fat is see Step 7 if this sounds like crazy-talk. Again, I recommend a little self-experimentation here to discover your personal sensitivity to dairy. Many women use my free 30 Day PCOS Diet Challenge as a starting point for this process as all the recipes I provide are completely gluten and dairy free apart from butter of course.

Common culprits include eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. FODMAPS are small carbohydrates found in many common foods including some fruit and vegetables that are otherwise perfectly healthy. As a general rule food intolerance testing is of poor quality resulting in many inaccurate results as Chris Kresser explains beautifully in this podcast. The one lab that by far seems to have the best reputation amongst doctors I trust is Cyrex Laboratories.

Alcohol on the other hand has been shown to be a particularly problematic substance for women with PCOS. We have higher rates of liver disease because of this disorder Vassilatou 37 ; Kelley et al. Moving away from coffee and alcohol also makes it easier to avoid sugar and empty carbohydrates, which are often found in these drinks.

The goal of this free program is to make it both fun and easy for people like you to put these 13 food principles into practice. This 15 page free ebook includes a collection of some of my most popular PCOS recipes with an accompanying shopping list and further information about how to use food to beat PCOS. Given my previously terrible relationship with food, I can assure you there was ample cognitive dissonance as I went about implementing a PCOS friendly diet.

Be honest about your weaknesses, leaving your negative self-judgment at the door. Focus on your health goals, and set yourself up for success.

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Autoantibodies against appetite-regulating peptide hormones and neuropeptides: I was doing well all raw and I think I cheated too much not with gluten and my numbers went back up a bit. Will be heading back into it soon. Justs doing lots of research. I thought it was hypthyroidism. Recently I began swelling up… my face, my feet… Hair was always brittle and falling.. Nobody ever told me that I should avoid sugar or gluten.

I stopped eating sugar because I thought it was unhealthy. I asked my new doctor the old one insisted I drink milk for strong bones!!! I will definitely cut gluten though. Hi Dimitra, thanks for joining in. The naturopath I saw early one recommended that I give up both. I was already mostly sugar-free still am , but removing gluten made a huge difference.

I can actually feel a difference on the very rare occasions that I do have gluten- I feel tired and foggy for a couple days after. Good luck and keep us posted on how going gluten-free goes!

Both of my doctors told me not to eat or drink anything for 1 hour after because it will interfere with the absorption. So I set my alarm for 1 hour before I wake up and I take my pill and go back to sleep. Here is the group: Im trying to find folks who are vegan GF and seeing results numbers lowered … Only found 3 thus far, sadly. There may be more vegans with info there. The link is at the end of the post. Thanks so much for this.

I have to keep re-reading thru my tears. I am so overwhelmed. I have such pain in my spine. Was trying to get off pain meds to go to a spine specialist. Kept feeling like something else was wrong. My thyroid getting hard. Feeling like I was having hot flashes every few minutes. My heart flipping out. I thought I was correcting at first. Then started doing searches. Asked for a Hiroshima test as I like to call it. Had I brought this on myself? My favorite food gluten.. GF look for GF!

I have tried to memorize the goiter foods. Ordered the maca powder. What a kindness this blog. Taking Levothyroxine and Cytomel. On maintenance regimen of B12 injections every 2 weeks. Went vegan 2 months ago and now my brain is soooo foggy and I cant comprehend new tasks, cant concentrate and feeling out of it. So much so, I actually just lost my job this week taking too long to do my work. I am assuming that my new way of eating is off. No MSG, no aspartame, etc.

Suggestions would be helpful. Sometimes it does take a little bit of time for your body to adjust to your new diet. Is it possible that your diet is imbalanced at all? This book is blowing my mind!! AND all his recommendations are vegan! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful for your website. I have been vegan for several years and have just been diagnosed with Hashimotos. The only thing I would add is that I have a brilliant homeopath here in Sydney and the remedy he has me on is helping me enormously, and then I read about going gluten-free a couple of days ago and that has helped hugely, as well.

I have also joined the Facebook group. Feeling grateful to all of you and sending good wishes to everyone. I started on the Wahls Protocol Paleo, no grains, no dairy, no legumes, limited nuts and seeds recently and I must say it is very helpful.

My antibodies are still at or so, but my TSH is within normal range. I work with a Functional MD and take lots of supplements and also herbs. Some people are questioning why some people choose to eat meat despite wanting to remain vegan. This article by Dr. Wahls is a quick glimpse: It is a hard choice for my mind, but my body is thanking me for eating meat. I know each of our journeys is a personal one…. Linda, this forum is for vegans suffering from thyroid disease who are looking for support, without judgement.

I find it immensely offensive that you would come to this space to espouse your pro-meat-eating beliefs and blame us for our autoimmune diseases. Furthermore, I too suffer from anemia if I am not careful, but my desire to not eat animals overrides that and by taking iron supplements daily I have not had an issue in years. Also, did you know a lot of vegans use Naturethroid meds made from pig thyroids?

Ask people here and you would be surprised. Sometimes people have to make hard choices. Wow…I do not think I will consult with this page any longer…. I thought the same thing. I was a long term vegan when I was diagnosed…got scared by docs into thinking that my diet had brought it on myself so I gave in and started eating small amounts of meat. Since treating with anti-viral herbs and supplements, boosting my immune system and going back to veganism a very strict version , I have made huge improvements.

I am medication free and now almost symptom free. Healing is our God given right. Thank you for posted this comment, it encourages me greatly! It encouraged me greatly. So thank you Gretchen!

Kelcie recently posted… Kale Salad. I am happy to find your post as I feel like I can relate to it all. Except my nutritionist does want me stop eating soy and try to add in any animal products to make sure I am getting the protein needed to keep my bloor sugar from dropping.

I have started using Collagen powder in drinks and oatmela sna smoothies as it does not congeal and is supposed to help repair stomach lining. My stomach issues are a huge part of my Hashimotos. I have tasken food sensitivity testing, tons of vitamins, cut out gluten, soy and beans and I am still not sure how to fix everything and get my energy back.

I hope you found something that works for you. I had the worst constipation, gas, bloating, but a daily probiotic, along with giving up gluten, really helped with that. Good luck to you! I was recently diagnosed and looking for input other than the dr I am currently seeing. I feel one always needs to research for themselves. Your input is excellent and very helpful. Thank you for sharing!! I have been vegan for over 10 years, but realize my eating habits can always be improved.

I also would like to mention, carrageenan is found in many supplements and foods. From what I have read and researched this should be avoided.

I provided one link but if anyone googles, you can find much documentation about the negative side effects. I always took a B12 supplement. I learned via my previous lyme treatment, that bio-active B12 and folate, as opposed to sub-lingual can actually be absorbed easier in the body. My nutrition is and research all points to meat proteins being very beneficial for people with our diet. I wondered if you had any advice. I know that it is very possible to have a sustainable vegan diet and feel healthy.

If you were considering going vegan, I would forget about eating paleo for the time being. Try eating beans and grains to see how you do and let your body learn how to work on a vegan diet this will also keep you from being hungry all the time.

If you still have problems, maybe add the paleo back? Good luck with your treatment- I hope you find something that works for you.

I found your article very informative! Do you know if all synthroid is vegetarian? I can live with having lactose in my diet if there is no choice, but absolutely want to avoid non-veggie ingredients! As far as I know, all synthroid has lactose. So thrilled to discover your blog tonight thanks to my brother sharing the link.

You have provided such helpful information — thank you. You are such an encouragement to me. I have since changed my mind obviously. I definitely feel a big difference eating vegan. Have you tried using essential oils? If so what would you recommend? Thank you so much, Kelcie! We follow a Paleo diet to manage his symptoms with much success. I later found out that Synthroid contains gluten and switched him to Levothyroxine because it does not contain gluten.

Thanks for letting us know, though! I noticed immediately after starting medication that I have what feels like Carpal Tunnel on my left hand and arm, with numbness, swelling and tingling. I do play cello and am constantly typing but never had this problem before.

Has anyone experienced this? I was only 9 when I was diagnosed. Hopefully I will soon. I was diagnosed in I am now 60 years old. This went on for 45 years! I had LapBand surgery in It was causing me so much stomach inflammation…I finally had it. My Surgeon told me that she had to removed a huge amount of scar tissue, scar tissue grew and wrapped around my stoma three times… grew around the port and wrapped around my liver. Still in Flares that are intense and long lasting months at a time yet my Labs are always within a normal range.

I had previously been a varsity collegiate rower and was used to having abundant energy and a very strong body, and the way I was feeling was not okay with me. I came to find out that not one of the three endocrinologists had tested my thyroid antibodies a standard test or had done any other thyroid testing besides looking at my TSH.

My naturopathic doctor did more thorough testing and found that my thyroid antibodies were at normal is less than 1 and that I was severely anemic. He also strongly recommended that I try a Paleo diet to help my thyroid heal in addition to other vitamin and mineral supplements, a high daily dose of fish oil and iron, stress management, sleep management, and less intense workouts.

We also did comprehensive food allergy testing and found out that I had a gluten intolerance, and raging dairy allergy, and an egg allergy, so those were no longer a part of my diet either. After a couple of months I started feeling SO much better.

I was sleeping better, the weight was falling off, and I had more energy. But it was working, so it was worth it to me. One thing I did notice, however, is that I always felt hungry. It was also much more expensive for the grocery budget because I was purchasing only pasture-raised meat.

I ate strict Paleo for 18 months, and then, suddenly, I started feeling crappy again. To make a long story short, my naturopathic doctor and I started a journey where we would tweak this and that, I would feel better for 8 months to a year, and then I would go downhill again. Over time I became discouraged and my Paleo eating habits became less strict.

But, overall, my antibodies have steadily gone down and are now at 30 vs. That brings us to today. I want to see how I feel eating a gluten-free, vegan diet although I still eat eggs on occasion.

Today Day 8 , I feel super tired, sluggish, unmotivated, and depressed. As someone who LOVES to control all aspects of my life and to find all of the answers this was and continues to be really hard to accept. All we can do is try our best to take care of ourselves and be willing to try new things to see how it makes our bodies feel.

My heart goes out to all of us who are struggling…the struggle is REAL. We can be that community. So thanks, keepinitkind, for creating a place for us to share. I have had HD since I was 16 38 now and recently I have had my gallbladder removed. I am so all over the place, I feel so sick: My doctor upped my tabs because my levels where all over the place. Has anyone had any experiences like this?

Today I had a bad day, right side of my hair really thinning out. I work in retail and am getting embarrassed! I got diagnosed last summer, am on Synthroid just 50 mcg right now but that may change see an endo again next month. I take biotin and evening primrose oil for my hair. I have a bloaty face and breakouts all over. Lets just say I dont feel to pretty! Can anyone give me advice?

I read Synthroid could cause hairloss…very confused! I wont stop my med. My hair loss continued to worsen upon starting Synthroid. It took about three weeks to slow down. I also use a vegan shampoo that supposedly helps with hairloss Davines Energizing Shampoo.

It seems to help a little but not much. Hi Thank you so much for sharing your story. Have had hashi diagnosed for 6 years now. Always monitor each year but this dose seems to be working energy wise. However since the thyroid issue started, my weight has been a struggle.

I went on a juice fast for 40 days and then became totally vegan from being vegetarian prior to that. I dropped to my ideal weight. But still gluten free grain conscious, light meals and lots of veggies and fruits.

Gained weight again Went on another fast but could not drop all of it. I am vegan now and gluten free and almost grain free. The one thing that satisfies me is Tofu or edamame. I am scared it will worsen my condition.

Would love your insights. I think my body just keeps everything. I usually have a juice for breakfast, then some apple and raw veggie crackers for lunch and dinner is usually a salad. The fatigue was one of the worst symptoms. Thanks again and hope you are well. Immensely enjoyed reading your blog. My symptoms were getting worse until I cut out gluten and dairy.

Ive always been a gym junkie so ive continued with my work outs and now with my new diet starting to feel like my old self. All I can say is live life take care of yourself and enjoy life. Right now I am having a pretty bad flare up. I will try to somewhat follow your regime because it makes a lot of sense to me.

Thank you so much for sharing it so generously. Gluten might, indeed, have something to do with the current situation because we had quite a bit gluten balls in sweet and sour sauce with pineapple chunks, red and green peppers and green peas is my favourite……. Again, thanks so very, very much for sharing your story and how you tackled your condition.

My very best wishes. Somebody asked about oils. I heard that Frankincense essential oil gently massaged into the thyroid area is a successful treatment, especially during flare ups.

I just started with this so I can not really confirm or deny. The power of the mind can not be underestimated as well. I think that if we strongly believe that something works it actually does. Thank you so much Kristy for sharing your story! I added myself to the facebook support group. As far as vegan t4 or t3 hormone replacement I get mine specifically made at a compounding pharmacy. They make it for me without any gluten, soy, gelatin, and dairy.

They can do t3, t4, or any combination of them. I now get my medication made this way so it is vegan and completely free of all the added stuff! I hope this community continues to grow because the advice already given on this page is extremely helpful to me! From someone who resonated to all the above statements I have one question did you experienced swelling in your arms and legs and muscle pain? Before treatment, I had a lot of swelling in my legs and definitely had muscle pain and joint aches.

I still get back aches from time to time. I am also a vegan and animal lover — during the Winter season I am a volunteer worker at a privately run animal shelter. Eventually my periods stopped and I felt so full, heavy and achy that I had no other option than to guilt a friend into driving me into town on a horribly rainy night where we got stuck in hours of traffic.

I met my new endocrinologist who sent me for a battery of blood tests which showed a ferritin level of 8, TSH 4. He prescribed Thyroxine 62 mg daily and Tardyferon and asked me to retake the blood tests after 3 months two and a half months ago.

I am so glad I found this site. I have also requested to join the FB page. I was diagnosed several years ago but am still getting where I need to go. Complete Endocrine mess at this point. Completely menopausal but on all forms of hormones and a compounded T3T4 that changes every 6 months according to my blood tests. Still having weight issues, dry brittle hair, some loss. Went Vegan earlier this year. Gluten free for several years.

Only Stevia for sweetener. Coffee once in the am but adding coconut oil and cinnamon and honey to that. Had the lemon habit, stopped it and need to go back to it.

Will add the D3 back and am on a liquid B12 in the AM. Will add supplements you have recommended and at times. Also, eat a couple of Tablespoons of canned pumpkin plain, not pie mix daily. I am not a Vegan but a Vegetarian. I have stopped coffee and started the lemon habit for over 2 years now. I do have the vitamin D and B12 supplements but I take them at night I read somewhere that supplements work best at nighttimes.

I will try to swap that to the morning and see how it goes. I do have an active lifestyle play tennis x a week , watch what I eat but still every time I stand on that scale it goes only in one direction. It does get painful at times. I have recently found a holistic practitioner, whom I am scheduled to visit in a couple of months time. I have read good reviews but will know more when I go there.

Hi just wondering if u eat tofu and tempeh? I have hashimotos too and have just adapted a vegan diet and trying to stick to it. Also do u have an instagram page? I do eat tofu and tempeh. I do have Instagram- you can just click on the IG icon at the top of my site.

I feel like they keep pushing me the paleo route — but I feel really great doing a mostly plant based diet. I am a veggie nut! I did give up soy and recently gave up gluten and dairy, so hoping to see if that makes an improvement.

Great to be back here and read some of the posts. Really sorry to hear about your cancer. Could you give us an update? How you were doing now? I have been on Armour for a while but I really struggle with it.

I hate that it has so many fillers, and food coloring in it.. Looking forward to hearing an update. I can actually testify to the same issues you had, however I had an endocrinologist 16 yrs ago who just gave me synthroid and told me that was all I needed for life.

I did not know better so I took it and when it gave me headaches I switched without letting him know. I know I have thyroid nodules because I can feel them , I did my own research and went gluten ,soy ,corn and dairy free. I only consume sugars from fruits because I am already too thin and if I cut out anything else from my diet I think I will disappear, by the way I only eat whole foods.

My antibodies which I got tested on my own was last April and with the change of diet it went down to in December and I hope to get it down to between by the end of March. I have no professional help because all these doctors here only do tsh testing. I recently converted to vegan for all reasons — health, environment, animal welfare, and concerns about how our food is now produced.

I was diagnosed with hashis about three years ago after many years of illness and misdiagnoses. At one point, after a brain scan, my friend who has MS came with me for the results as we were both sure I would be leaving with the same dx, our symptoms were so very similar.

I lost my job and withdrew, and still find that regular work patterns are untenable for me. I am currently in a massive flair up and docs have doubled my levo — I thought it was menopause, but a blood test showed that , at 46, i am already post menopausal.

Cannot wait to start to feel myself again, and i know that will happen in the next few days????. Good luck to you all, and may those nasty little antibodies stay sleeping. This was crazy helpful as I also have pcos and hashimotos!

A lot of this I already knew but it was a fantastic refresher and gave me some new ideas! So happy to find this site, thank you Kristy! However, in the past year, my health has taken a turn for the worst. Had a case of pneumonia that kept recurring for a YEAR and the steroids I took threw me into a constant hypo state not to mention loads of weight gain.

I also had to have a nodule biopsy which thank god came back clear. Kristy I was in tears when you described getting your phone call. My boyfriend always wants me to go running with him in order to feel better. Would you recommend the doctor in Ventura that your friend recommended? If so, would you feel comfortable sharing the name? Thank you for your blog. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago.

So far I have only seen a naturopath, and not an endocrinologist. Having been completely disenchanted by Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to try an alternative route to figuring out what was going on with me. For years I have experienced incredible fatigue, which was always attributed to depression or bipolar disorder…so I have been on about 30 different mood medications off and on during my life.

Oh, I am 38 years old. My naturopath did not recommend that I see an endocrinologist, but perhaps I should. She ran a blood test and discovered that while my T4 was OK, my T3 was low, and there were antibodies attacking my thyroid. She also discovered that I was severely deficient in Vitamin D, and my estrogen is quite high I have endometriosis. DIM is derived from cruciferous vegetables broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc. My naturopath prescribed it, so I am trusting her knowledge. I admit, I am not a healthy vegetarian…before this diagnosis I basically lived off of bread and cheese and french fries since I became vegetarian 15 years ago.

I would like to become vegan cheese is a major weakness of mine , and I have given up gluten. However, my naturopath is insistent that I eat raw dairy and eggs. I hope you find some people who connect with you. There may be some more people there that can offer suggestions. Hi I have hashmitos, pcos, ibs and celiac. I also have food allergies and fibro. What i used to eat? Junk junk junk, lots of dairy, meat, processed sugar, white carbs , fast food, soda, etc.

Giving up the gluten and dairy helped wonders, also giving up soy helped me a lot! My vitamin levels are great, I take a vitamin d and regular multivitamin, I eat fruits and veggies daily and do organic and a good amount of fresh and raw fruits and veggies as frozen or cooked kills off some vitamins, I use salt with iodine although i do not eat nor use a heavy amount of salt in my diet.

I am a big believe in making soy a rare occasion as well as crucferious foods its done wonders for me. Thanks for the vote of confidence that diet can heal. I know its true, ive just given up lately. I have a question or wondered why your old excersize was doing more harm then good? Thank you for sharing all of these good recipes and suggestions!!!

I used to work out too hard. Thank you for all the helpful information. I have been a vegetarian for over six years and just recently switched to a vegan lifestyle back in April of this year. I do have Hypothyroidism and Hoshimotos and have lived with this for over ten years. Over the past four weeks I have felt extremely dizzy, unable to focus and anxious, and just started putting two and two together, that maybe the change to plant based has caused my synthroid dosage to be too much. I am have an appointment to visit my Doc to have blood work done to check my levels.

Your information has been helpful, to know that I am not only with the struggle of day to day life. Thank you for sharing. Have you watched it? I have not yet, but I will soon. It did help my symptoms. I did some research, and found that KETO is so good for mental health, also good for epileptics.

It has a very calming anti anxiety effect. So, then I went to SADiet which is horrible of course, bread, junk fast food, give up foods etc. Well finally, I was feeling so bad, so constipated, bloated, sick and achy that I determined to do the Paleo AIP diet. The Autoimmune Protocol Diet. Its incredibly restrictive but promises to heal a leaky gut, and reverse autoimmune disease. But this time, I did it right. I felt pretty good, although I went through a painful detox for a week.

I had some of the cake id made her, and then daily have found a reason since, to cheat. I have been eating fries all week, junk, chocolate, chips even.

I am such a busy single mom, working full time with house to take care of and my daughter. Thanks for sharing it. I want to do the AIP again, or Vegan. I want to be healthy! Thanks for sharing, Kristy! I recently switched to a Vegan diet about a month ago and just added in the B vitamin complex.

Thanks again for sharing your story! Going on 26 and hoping my diet change can prevent any other autoimmunes from developing!! I keep coming back to these websites about veganism and Hashimotos. I have done the AIP diet on and off for a few years. Green tea has a very low level of caffeine. If you are very sensitive to caffeine, you could use a decaffeinated brand.

It sounds like you may be using rancid oils. Steam vegetables, and sauté with coconut oils. Avoid frying food in general. You must proceed your writing. I am unmarried single girl and have been trying to be on diet from last couple of months but unable to reduce, i follow the diet plan but do a bit of cheeting as well..

My nutrionist told me last week that there is a possibility i might be suffering from PCOS, i feel depressed at times coz lost my mum 3 years back n live with my dad. Stuck weight and depression are the only two symptoms i have. Hi — You need to go see a gynecologist who can do some testing and understand what is going on. Hello — It sounds like you have a complicated picture.

The best medicine happens when you have someone who can take your full case and really understand what is happening at a hormonal level. It sounds like your thyroid may also be affected. Meanwhile, I suggest eliminating gluten and increasing protein. I would also stop the daily juicing and fruit intake and focus on whole grains, vegetarian protein, lots of seafood and green leafy vegetables.

I hope you feel better soon. Turmeric Milk Pcos Symptoms. My gynae took scans and told me that I have multiple follicles in my ovaries and it was spasmed. We are trying to conceive since December last year but not helping. Had gone through a lot of stress since December. I have started yoga now and completely eliminated sugar and dairy in my diet. Do eat junk like pizza only once a week. Can you please suggest and help me? I am really worried if I will comceive, i am 31 year old working woman.

Sounds like you are doing the right things. You need to see a naturopathic doctor in your area for personalized medicine for best results! Good luck with your fertility work! That was probably all water weight. But i have been consuming these Atkins shakes that have a dairy protein blend. Not sure if I should continue consuming them. High fat is beneficial for a moderate amount of time.

The ketogenic diet works well for women short term, often not more than 3 months. Paleo style eating eliminates dairy while still having high fat for short term use. In the long run, you will need some whole grains to sustain thyroid health and Mood balance and well as good digestion. I am sure your doctors are doing their best to help you with fertility. It is best to continue treatment with your current doctor. If you ovaries are small, you could have what is called premature ovarian failure — in which case you will likely be unable to have a biological baby of your own — but please dont take my word for it because without knowing you and having a real doctor visit, I could not really say.

Would you consider adoption? Many babies are in need of loving mothers like yourself. If anyone is estrogen dominant they should avoid anything with soy, chickpeas, hummus, beans. They have phytoestrogens and will make the pcos worse. They should eat carrots and broccoli especially, since it helps your body excrete excess estrogen. If I eat it alone, I feel bad. Are instant oats or rolled oats bad in pcos?? Do I need to avoid dairy.. Wheat and soya completely. Not everyone needs to eliminate all wheat or dairy, but it is worth eliminating each for 1 month and seeing how you feel.

Soy does not need to be eliminayed as long as it is GMO free and organic, and you are not having allergic reactions to it. Great blog and post, keep it up. Now I need more of eating fruits and vegetables than any other foods. But I love banana and orange, are they good for hormonal imbalance? Both those fruits are high in sugar. I would limit them to one every couple of days and choose more low sugar fruits like blueberries and green apples, and LOTS of daily vegetables.

Your email address will not be published. Important Changes Reduce sweets and sweeteners: Eliminate candy, ice cream, desserts and pastries. Read ingredients on every label. Foods ending in -ol or -ose glucose, dextrose, lactose, mannitol, xylitol, sorbitol etc should be avoided. Stevia is a natural sweetener that can be used freely.

Small amounts tsp of agave, raw honey or maple syrup are also ok times a week. Eliminate processed grain products: Avoid pasta, crackers, breads, wheat, white rice, and all other processed flour products.

Potatoes are also best mostly eliminated as their starch is converted to sugar very quickly in the body. After 3 weeks on this diet, high fiber non-wheat crackers, gluten free sugar free breads or whole grain rice cakes can be used times a week. Eliminate packaged baked goods, deep fried foods, high fat dairy products like cream and sour cream and margarine. Have balsamic vinegar occasionally, as it is high in sugar.

Consider juicing with beets, carrots, apples and kale. Replace cow milk and dairy products with goat and sheep cheeses, sheep or goat yoghurt. Limit dairy to 4 times a week. Many fruits needs to be eliminated or strictly reduced as these are a source of high sugar. Eliminate all dried fruits. Sour apples, crisp pears, grapefruit and all berries are ok in moderation. Eliminate all processed juices, or only have occasionally as a treat.

Fresh vegetables juices are ok. Tropical sweet fruits such as mango, banana, papaya and pineapple are too sweet as are most melons. Ensure adequate good quality protein — Eat more protein in the early part of your day to keep your blood sugar steady and energy up.

Include vegetarian proteins even if you eat meat. Good vegetarian choices are raw seeds and nuts, quinoa, avocado, tofu and other soy products, lentils, chickpeas, black beans, lentils and all other beans.

Swordfish, shark, king mackerel, halibut, sea bass or tuna can only be eaten once every 2 weeks which may contain high levels of mercury. Wild game is also acceptable pheasant, moose, deer, buffalo, etc.

Beef and lamb twice a month each maximum. Animal-source proteins are best organic and free range. Completely avoid all processed luncheon meats, hamburgers and fast food products. Tofu, tempeh, and edamame soybeans are good sources of protein.

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