PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of menstrual irregularity and affects 5-10% of reproductive age women. You may have experienced chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation, as evidenced by irregular periods); Clinical (acne, excess hair, oily skin, thickened skin, balding) or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism (elevated levels of male hormones, or androgens). Your doctor may have also found many cysts on your ovaries during an ultrasound.
EstroSense (www.pno.ca) can help balance hormones, which are key to reducing the symptoms of PCOS. Taking the eight nutrients found in EstroSense will help you keep hormone levels healthy and detoxify and eliminate carcinogenic estrogens. Taking 4-6 capsules a day provides the same cancer protecting plant nutrients as eating 1 kilo of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale.
The key ingredients that detoxify the liver include curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that is helpful with PCOS.
Estrosense also contains milk thistle that enhances detoxification by increasing glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant created by your cells to fight destructive free radicals.
The Estrosense label states: "Used in herbal medicine to promote a healthy liver", but then underneath it cautions about liver disease or liver trouble. EstroSense is designed to help detoxify the liver, so this reminder has only been added for consumers who do already have a liver problem(s) that they need to consult their MD, NP or Health Care Practitioner before beginning to take EstroSense.
If you have clearance to try an herbal remedy, I like Estrosense because it is gentle yet very effective.
I would also considering taking Vitex (ChasteBerry). This is a well-known herb that has been used for centuries for hormonal imbalances in women. It is also one of the most important herbs for PCOS because it helps stimulate and stabilize the function of the pituitary gland which controls the release of LH (luteinizing hormone). The ability of chaste tree berry to raise progesterone levels in the body is an indirect effect, so the herb itself is not a hormone.
Along with these herbal suggestions, A HEALTHY DIET IS ESSENTIAL!
1) Eat low Glycemic Index (GI) carbohydrates such as vegetables and high fibre seeds. It is very important for women with PCOS to completely avoid refined carbohydrates including sugar, white flour, whole-wheat flour and products made from them (i.e.- pasta, breads, desserts, pop, and candy).
2) Keep your blood sugar stable by eating every three to five hours and include protein and good fats (for example some nuts/nut butter, seeds/seed butter, hardboiled egg, hummus dip) at each meal.
3) Eat 7-10 servings a day of vegetables including 3 leafy greens every day. Your vitality will shine!
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