PCOS can really suck and it affects an unbelievable amount of women.
1 in 10 women are thought to have PCOS or 5 million women in the United States alone.
Symptoms of PCOS include excess hair on parts of the body it shouldn’t be, acne, weight gain, difficulties with fertility, anxiety and depression and irregular cycles. It’s not fun and it can really take a toll on your self esteem which I learnt the hard way.
Thankfully I have an amazing Naturopath who gave me the tools and education to correct the course and balance my hormones.
Insulin resistance is present in up to 80 per cent of women with PCOS and this can contribute to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance can be caused by genetic factors but it can also develop due to a diet high in refined carbohydrates and processed foods.
Fortunately there is SO much we can do to get a handle on the symptoms of insulin resistance and PCOS. There is no doubt that diet and lifestyle can have a huge impact on the symptoms of PCOS. The Paleo diet is awesome because of it’s stabilising properties on insulin and hormone levels.
doTerra’s Metabolic Blend aka Smart & Sassy can also be hugely beneficial to support diet and lifestyle changes, particularly when one is switching to a low carb diet to manage cravings.
It’s an awesome combination of mood and energy enhancing, insulin stabilising and metabolism boosting oils such as Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger.
When used consistently through the day in either your water, rubbed onto your belly or soles of your feet, it effectively manages sugar cravings, stimulates the lymphatic system, calms digestive upset, supports the kidneys, reduces water retention and helps the body digest and assimilate nutrients more efficiently.
I have had many reports that consistent use of this blend has seen a significant reduction in the symptoms experienced.
The Metabolic Blend is one oil I highly recommend for anyone struggling to get on top of their wayward hormones. Used together with the right diet and lifestyle….you might be surprised at just what it can do.
For a complete hormone care package these would be my top recommendations-
Smart and Sassy aka The Metabolic Blend to remove excess estrogen from the body + ClaryCalm to balance hormones and manage PMS/ Menopause symptoms + Geranium nourishes the adrenal cortex which is responsible for hormone production + Thyme to support healthy Progesterone production which is an absolute must for anyone suffering from Estrogen Dominance.
Used consistently and in conjunction with a low carb eating approach, your hormones will be humming in no time at all!