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Help Getting Pregnant With PCOS

Help getting pregnant with pcos
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There are ways you can increase you chances of conceiving with PCOS however and it basically revolves around treating the root causes of PCOS and not just the immediate problem of falling pregnant. This is important because if you still suffer the hormonal imbalanced of PCOS there is a much higher chance of miscarriage as well. As such here are a few steps you need to take to improve your chances of falling pregnant, avoiding miscarriage and curing PCOS at the same time!

Detox

We nearly all live in an environment of toxic substances that attack our bodies in small ways. Detoxification can be dealt with externally and internally as well.

Externally you want to rid your home of substances that are toxic. Get rid of chemicals and sprays that are suspect and replace chemical cleaners with more organic alternatives. Living in a cleaner environment does amazing things for your body and help the environment too.

Internally however you must also pay close attention to. Flushing the accumulated toxins from your body allows better working of all of your organs and the process of detoxing will boost your immune system as well which is vital for a healthy pregnancy. A neat site on detoxification

Diet

This is the big one in my opinion. I used to eat what I thought was a moderately healthy diet but really it was full of toxins and terrible things for my body. I believe this was the main cause of a very painful ovarian cyst I developed. Changing what you eat will help balance hormones and control blood sugar levels which is essential for your healthy pregnancy and chances of conceiving.

Low GI foods are a good place to start. Having foods which release sugars into the body slowly means your body will not be flooded with insulin due to your condition of insulin resistance which is part and parcel of PCOS. This means eating foods which have complex carbohydrates and not simple carbohydrates. The most basic way of saying this is to not eat processed foods and instead eat more natural and raw foods instead.

Avoiding sugars is also a major part of controlling blood sugars and hormones. Cutting back on sugary foods will help a great deal but also finding foods that have a lot of sugary hidden in them such as juices which are often full of sugars despite advertising being healthy!

Exercise

Along with diet exercise must be performed to invigorate the body and also to lose weight. Weight loss helps reduce the severity of inulin resistance and while it is more difficult for those with PCOS to lose weight regular light exercise can have an amazing effect when combined with a good diet.

Stress

Or more importantly not stressing is also helpful in controlling your hormones. Stress lowers your immune system and increases a hormone called cortisol which is yet another hormone thrown into a volatile mix which can lead to the symptoms of PCOS and infertility.

Destressing is a great help getting pregnant with PCOS and is something you must customise to your particular situation. My best advice is that you should not sweat the little things and not worry about things you cannot change. Once you can step back form the niggles in life you can focus on the big picture and it will stress you less.

For more information about these things that will help you combat PCOS and finally help you become pregnant and carry your child to term check out Natural Ovarian Cysts Relief Secrets as it helped my sister do exactly that.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Diet – More Food Information

PCOS Diet FoodsI talk a lot about diet and food when dealing with PCOS as this is a major part of naturally treating the condition. A Polycystic Ovary Syndrome diet can be a complex thing for many women to grasp though. As such I wanted to talk a little more in depth about a few aspects of PCOS and food.

Proteins

Maintaining good levels of protein is very important. Protein helps your body do a few things such as:

  • Building and repairing body tissues.
  • Producing enzymes, hormones, and other substances the body uses.
  • Regulating your body processes, such as transporting nutrients, and making muscles contract.
  • Keeps the body healthy by resisting diseases
  • Produces stamina and energy.

Some of these are more important than others in combating PCOS but the bottom line is protein is very helpful and sometimes when we go on diets to lose weight (which is needed to stop PCOS) we forget about protein.

Try to get your protein from sources that are low in fat however including chicken, fish, low fat cheese and soy.

Fats

Speaking of fats, not all fast are bad. We are often led to believe that all fats are some sort of evil designed to make us expand like balloons but the truth is more complex.

You may have heard of essential fatty acids or omega 3 fats which are actually very good for you. These fats can be found in fish primarily such as mackerel, salmon and sardines. These are fats you want more of.

The worst sorts of fats however are called trans-fats. These are chemically “changed” fats that have a very bad reputation among nutritionists. Products such as margarine are trans-fatty for instance and have had many studies linking them with diabetes. This should make those with insulin resistance and PCOS take note. Check on the ingredients labels of foods and if they have partially hydrogenated on it then try to avoid them as much as possible.

Carbohydrates

Carbs are essential to give you energy you need to do basically everything! However carbs are good for you or bad for you depending on the TYPE of carbohydrate. For those that might not be up to speed on this a quick rundown is as follows.

  • Complex carbs are found in unrefined foods usually and take longer to digest and thus release sugars into the body slowly. This helps your body cope with blood sugar levels and makes your insulin resistance less problematic.
  • Simple Carbs are the opposite. They are digested quickly and send your blood sugar through the rood very quickly provoking a response for insulin in your body which floods the hormone pathways creating the imbalances that cause PCOS symptoms.

So if people tell you to go on a low carb diet they are not totally informed of the whole picture. Make sure you eat complex carbs and cut out the simple carbs and you will manage your blood sugar levels better and it will help you lose weight as well.

All of this and more is outlined in the recommended book on this site: Natural Ovarian Cysts Relief Secrets

However another publication that deals with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Diet help can be found on amazon here:

The Insulin-Resistance Diet–Revised and Updated: How to Turn Off Your Body’s Fat-Making Machine

This is quite a good book too actually but I feel its total focus on diet does not cover the entire holistic approach needed to get rid of PCOS for good.

Foods to Avoid With Ovarian Cysts & PCOS

foods-to-avoidJust a quick follow up to my previous post on PCOS weight loss tips. There are also a number of foods to avoid with ovarian cysts and PCOS not just because some can make you gain weight but they also have further impacts on your condition.

A quick list of foods to avoid are:

  • Processed meat
  • Anything overly processed!
  • Too much dairy
  • Artificial sweeteners – Aspartane and others are quit toxic over time
  • Anything too sugary – Yes this means if you have a sweet tooth you need to adapt somewhat!
  • Hormone ‘enhanced’ chicken and meat – Your hormones are already going through a rough time. Stick to organic alternatives
  • White breads – If you must have bread make sure you use wholemeal not the white stuff that just turns straight to sugar which your body is bad at handling at this point

There are many more but these are some nasty foods to avoid with ovarian cysts and PCOS!

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PCOS Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Apple (jpg)(1)Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a multifaceted condition that is rooted in lifestyle factors but also your unique genetic makeup. Some women are simply more prone to suffering these problems than others. PCOS weight loss tips however are essential to all women who suffer from this problem because there is convincing links between weight gain and the hormonal imbalances that characterizes PCOS.

This is however a bit of a chicken and egg problem: which came first? The answer is probably both and over time it becomes a nasty cycle. For instance if you gain weight due to lifestyle factors you may trigger the insulin resistance that causes PCOS. However if you trigger PCOS from another reason you will find it easier to put on weight because of the insulin resistance. This means that however it happened carrying a bit of extra weight is a cause and continuing feeder of ovarian cysts and all the other symptoms of PCOS.

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Here are some PCOS weight loss tips that helped myself and my sister lose some weight and form a PCOS weight loss plan.

  • No more soda – These are a real health hazard and will just send sugar into a body that is coping badly with blood sugar. Ditch these as a start to PCOS weight loss.
  • Water down or stop drinking juice – Fruit juices are just loaded with sugars and eliminating these makes a big impact on your blood sugar levels and what gets turned to fat.
  • Stop buying process meat – We pretty much turned into part time vegetarians which helped a lot. Processed meat however was a big thing we ditched. Ham, bacon, salami and the like are packed with sodium and other things we just don’t need a lot of.
  • Drink more water – Hydration is good for detoxification and will help you body stay fit and improve your immune system. I also recommend green tea which has a lot of anti-oxidants.
  • Eat less grains – We have all seen the lie that is the food pyramid with grains as a major part of your diet. This is totally bogus and just a wide reaching scam by grain farmers. Cut down on breads and grains and instead …
  • Eat more vegetables – Hardly a secret but when you drop something off the menu make sure you fill that up with something healthy or you might just fall into an unhealthy trap as a replacement.
  • Walk just 30 minutes a day – No need for strenuous exercise regimes, healthy eating and moderate but consistent exercise can lower your fat and increase your metabolism. The key is consistency and making it a habit.

For a complete guide on how to overcome PCOS including PCOS weight loss shrinking ovarian cysts visit Ovarian Cyst Cures to discover exactly what to eat and many other insights into how to completely cure yourself.