I’m not one to take medication. If you’re following me on Instagram, which you should be 😉 you’ll know that I commonly inform people that “I have been treating my PCOS naturally?” I have had several people ask me just what exactly I do, in addition to clean eating and exercise, to treat my PCOS. What does it mean to treat something, “naturally?” Well, here is a little look into what my natural treatment looks like.
***All of these have been prescribed to me by my naturopathic doctor. I am not a medical professional. Do not take anything I have written as medical advice. It is always best to consult a professional before switching treatment plans or taking new supplements ***
1. The first two are my herbal tinctures! For those of you that are wondering what a tincture is, it’s a mixture of herb/plant extracts dissolve in alcohol. I put mine in gelatin capsules because I can NOT stand the taste. If I had to describe it, I’d say it sort of tastes like a mixture of rubbing alcohol, feet, and mud…not pleasant. My naturopath created these tinctures to suit my specific needs & alleviate my symptoms. My tinctures include extracts from maca, winter cherry, lingzhi, oats, dandelion, ginseng, and several other plants.
2. DIM, which stands for diindolylmethane. It sounds sort of scientific and artificial, but it’s actually a compound that is sourced from cruciferous vegetables. This DIM is DIM PLUS, so it also includes green tea extract, wasabi extract, and curcumin (the healthful compound in tumeric). DIM is an antioxidant that works as a hormone detoxifier and regulator. It is most commonly used for the excretion of “bad estrogen.”
3. B-complex. Just your run-of-the-mill B vitamin! B complex helps with energy, which I am no longer severely lacking, & definitely helps strengthen my thinning hair.
4. 2 vitamin D capsules. Vitamin D deficiency is a symptom of PCOS, & proper vitamin D levels have been shown to alleviate PCOS symptoms, such as weight gain and depression.
That’s it! Are any of you using natural means to treat your PCOS? Are any of my non-Cysters using any of these supplements? What are your thoughts on alternative medicine? Connect with me on Instagram @girlgonecrunchy and let me know. Comment Below! Or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org