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    FANTASTIC! I too have endometriosis...but it is somewhat manageable after the surgery I had 3.5 years ago to remove adhesion and a Mirena IUD.
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    That's amazing!! And such an encouraging and REFRESHING thing for me to hear, because I have PCOS and none of my family or doctors believes it's curable or that I can even treat it without BC. Congratulations, it must be such an amazing feeling to know that you are healthy again.

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    I have PCOS, IR and hormone issues and this gives me hope and inspiration to keep trying and going with this lifestyle!
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post
    You've got to share what you did for the other PCOS ladies here.
    Hi Not sure if will help but its been my experience and hopefully the PCOS ladies can take something out of it that will help with their symptoms.
    I don't take any contraceptive/hormonal meds - I personally think they cause more harm than good - i had my tubes clamped when i was 26 since i was already happy with the 2 kids that i had and was having problems with the pill, the shots, etc - in fact i got pregnant with my daughter using one - i had a severe case of bronchitis around the same time and stopped smoking. At 36 (2 years ago) i was diagnosed with PCOS, was 25kg overweight, hypertensive, ashmatic and unhappy. I started moving more (especially the last 7 months) - i committed myself to at least 1.5 hours exercise 3 times a week - this is not negotiable i plan everything around my workout days. I took a multivitamin and omega 3 supplement daily. The biggest change though was my diet - last year i completely cut out wheat, sugar, legumes, potatoes, milk, vegetable oil, nuts, chocolate and reduced my fruit intake to about 2 a day which was mainly apples. My main source of protein is chicken and eggs, the only dairy i have is the occasional cream, mozzarela and yoghurt. If i want red meat it is more likely beef than anything else and i like ostrich (its my pretend red meat). I have some greens (spinach etc) with most meals and I love squash. I only started having butter, nuts, dark chocolate, dried fruit and other oils recently after i lost most of my weight - which is most probably why my weight is stalling (i'm 5kg away from my goal). Since making the changes i lost weight, dont have breakouts, my hair isnt falling out, i have more energy and my high blood pressure is way down (from 200/100 to 138/85) and of course smooth "Beautiful ovaries".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraan View Post
    Hi Not sure if will help but its been my experience and hopefully the PCOS ladies can take something out of it that will help with their symptoms.
    I don't take any contraceptive/hormonal meds - I personally think they cause more harm than good - i had my tubes clamped when i was 26 since i was already happy with the 2 kids that i had and was having problems with the pill, the shots, etc - in fact i got pregnant with my daughter using one - i had a severe case of bronchitis around the same time and stopped smoking. At 36 (2 years ago) i was diagnosed with PCOS, was 25kg overweight, hypertensive, ashmatic and unhappy. I started moving more (especially the last 7 months) - i committed myself to at least 1.5 hours exercise 3 times a week - this is not negotiable i plan everything around my workout days. I took a multivitamin and omega 3 supplement daily. The biggest change though was my diet - last year i completely cut out wheat, sugar, legumes, potatoes, milk, vegetable oil, nuts, chocolate and reduced my fruit intake to about 2 a day which was mainly apples. My main source of protein is chicken and eggs, the only dairy i have is the occasional cream, mozzarela and yoghurt. If i want red meat it is more likely beef than anything else and i like ostrich (its my pretend red meat). I have some greens (spinach etc) with most meals and I love squash. I only started having butter, nuts, dark chocolate, dried fruit and other oils recently after i lost most of my weight - which is most probably why my weight is stalling (i'm 5kg away from my goal). Since making the changes i lost weight, dont have breakouts, my hair isnt falling out, i have more energy and my high blood pressure is way down (from 200/100 to 138/85) and of course smooth "Beautiful ovaries".
    Thank you for posting your success. I also have PCOS.

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    I just got done reading the current Friday success story and it reminded me to suggest that you write up your story and submit it to Mark. I love hearing about people beating illnesses!

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    Congratulations! I have been primal for almost two years now and it has been slow, but good progress. I just wrote in my journal how I have finally decided to cut out the dairy, chocolate, and nuts. They have been my last comfort foods. In 9 weeks I am doing a Survivor Mud Run and hope that this will finally help me reach my goal weight. Your story has encouraged me to follow through. ( I also have PCOS, but still on Metformin.)

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    The CURE for PCOS is iodine supplementation.

    Severe Deficiency Symptoms for the ladies:
    * Migraine headaches (5,6)
    * Painful periods/heavy periods (5,6)
    * Pelvic pain (5,6)
    * PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome-cysts on the ovaries ) (5,6)
    * Endometriosis (5,6)
    * Fibroid Tumors (5,6)
    * Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (5,6)
    * Breast pain (fibrous tissue) (5,6)
    * Cancers in female breasts & organs (5,6)
    (5) Iodine Deficiency and Estrogen Dominant Diseases - Jorge D. Flechas, MD - YouTube
    (6) Iodine for Health by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

    For much more go to the iodine thread and to the Yahoo Iodine Group,

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    What's the cure for monomania?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brachiate View Post
    What's the cure for monomania?
    LOL! Well, it apparently isn't iodine!


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