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Posted by: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | 2007/07/18

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

I have just been told i have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
I am a very active person training twice a day and have gained weight over the past few months. THis being one of the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Once i start treatment will i be able to lose the weight i have gained or will i continue to gain weight?

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You should be able to lose the weight, but you will have to follow a diet.

Best wishes

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Posted by: PCOS | 2007/07/20

THanks so much for the reply on the eating and exercise program!!

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Posted by: Babe | 2007/07/19

As PCOS and blood sugar relates to the Endocrine System, the best diet to follow is one that encourages a healthy endocrine system. This would be a diet free of all preservatives, additives, refined sugar and gluten and dairy products.

I suggest the following program.

1. Firstly gentle regular exercise, start slowly and build up and do it at the same time every day, not more than 30 minutes a day, walking or swimming is best.
2.20-30 minutes of natural light, outside is mandatory for the Immune system to function fully.
3. Removal of all vitamin, mineral, or other types of supplements.
4. You must drink at least 1 glass per day of freshly extracted fruit juice and 1 of any vegetable juice.
5. You must take 2-4 tsp. of Barleylife each day with 2 tsp Millbrook flax oil Start with ¼ tsp. twice daily on an empty stomach, morning and afternoon are ideal, for a week and build up by adding another ¼ tsp. until you are on 2-4 tsp. This is a concentrated food and does not have a stimulatory effect on your body, as do other supplements.

Breakfast
¼-1/2 a cup raw nuts or seeds (not peanuts) with a minimum of 2 acid or sub acid fruits. (see food combining chart)

Mid morning
At least 1 sub acid fruit You can eat more but not less

Lunch
Either a large fresh salad, no onion or garlic, with 1-4 tsp. Cold Pressed vegetable oil and a little herb salt (optional) any raw veg first with any cooked veggies and this includes veg soup veg casserole including curries and one natural starch no gluten.
In other words, potatoes, brown rice, rice cakes, (with avo), polenta, mielies, sorghum (maltabella)

OR

As much sub acid and / or sweet fruit as you like, with a minimum of 2 portions not less but more is great

Mid afternoon
A minimum of 1-2 portions sweet fruit or sub-acid or preservative free dried fruit

Supper
Start with a side plate of any raw vegetables (no onion or garlic) or fresh salad and follow with any steamed or grilled vegetables and any type of unprocessed, gluten free starch.
i.e.
Baked potatoes
Brown rice
Baked sweet potato
Polenta
Mielies/corn on the cob
Gluten free pasta.

These can be served with cold pressed oil or a vegetable based sauce, such as a tomato and mushroom sauce.

OR
Portion of fish, chicken or meat.
Try to not eat after 8 o clock or just eat fresh fruit.

Reply to Babe
Posted by: PCOS | 2007/07/18

You might want to talk to somone to work out a diet for you. the treatment alone might not help

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