Managing My Health NATURALLY

So you know how you watch television and you see all these commercials with medications and their side effects? Well, I decided recently that I want to manage my health conditions more naturally. There are natural supplements that help PCOS, and Insulin Resistance, AND MTHFR. Imagine that? For every condition you have, you can almost always find some herb, or natural supplement to manage it. So if your sick and tired of your doctors not listening to you, and you feel bullied around, than feel free to take my advise, and get your own natural supplements.

So Far:

I take an Optimal Multivitamin with Iron (See previous blog post here:

I take an Optimal Amino Acid Blend

I also am taking Vitamin D3, but in different brands. My above Multi has 1,000 IU of D3. I take an oral optimal Vitamin D that has 2,000 IU per drop. I take 2 droppers, so that is 4,000 IU. 

I ordered:

Rhodiola Tea. Natures Bound Vitamin B Complex. Liquid Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU.

The Benefits of Rhodiola:
·         Helps Balance Emotional and Neurological Function
·         Enhances Mental Awareness & Focus
·         Aids in Reduction of Stress & Anxiety
·         Strenghten Immune System.
·         Energy Booster

Natures Bound Vitamin B Complex:
It includes 1.7mg of Riboflavin, 20mg of Niacin, 2mg of Pyridoxine Hydrochloride aka Vit B6, 1,200mcg of Vitamin B12 as Cyanocobalamin (I know, I know, I need methylcobalamin but I couldn't find any liquid reasonably priced) and Pantothenic Acid 30mg)

Vitamin D3:
I am severely deficient in Vitamin D3. 
Because of this, the 5,000 IU I get from my multivitamin and my liquid is not enough.
Optimal Levels are shown below.

Right now, my Vitamin D levels are less than 10.
I have no doubt in my mind it is due to my Vitamin D Receptor mutations, so managing them and getting them to a better level is going to be a challenge.
Most people who need VD3 treatment are on 10,000 to 12,000 IU daily.
With my 4,000 IU from my Liquid, the 1,000 from multi and the 5,000 from my secondary liquid, I will be getting 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 Daily.

In Two Weeks:

Remember how annoyed I was when my OBGYN was willing to give me Clomid but would not monitor for progesterone or provide me with progesterone supplements? Thats okay... because I did my research and found that I am definitely needing to supplement with progesterone.

I found this great supplement called Progestelle, which is a natural progesterone cream/oil that is used to help those who are deficient in progesterone. Progestelle has no additives, and is more pure than the creams.

Progesterone can help with Endometriosis, PCOS, Cysts, Breast Issues, Fibroids, Regulating Menses, Magnesium Deficiency, Restless Legs, Fibormyalgia, the list goes on...

So with my paycheck on the 16th, I plan to order myself some Progestelle.

I also plan to order myself the following:
Medcaps IS
RelaxMax Cherry

The reason:

Medcaps IS includes the following ingredients:

Woman with PCOS struggle because of their insulin resistance.
Chromium is a key ingredient in this supplement.

Chromium is a mineral that can improve insulin activity and can help reduce the insulin resistance so common in Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  Insulin resistance is a core condition in PCOS and greatly contributes to hormonal imbalances that cause many PCOS symptoms.
Chromium supplements are used to treat depression and diabetes, PCOS and prediabetes. Some people use these supplements to reduce cholesterol levels, lose weight or increase athletic performance. 

Insulin resistance is a common PCOS symptom wherein your body cells don't respond to insulin, the hormone that helps your body process sugar from the carbohydrates you ingest. Your body produces more and more insulin and both blood sugar and insulin levels rise in your system. Besides contributing to other hormonal imbalances in your body, insulin resistance is associated with many chronic disorders and conditions, from diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Women with PCOS are at much higher risk of developing these conditions.

Research studies have been finding that chromium supplements can help improve insulin activity, insulin resistance and blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

I am already a type 2 Diabetic. I take insulin when my blood sugar is over 120. I follow a chart my endocrinologist showed me to follow. I currently am on Riomet, 2500mg Daily, but plan to come off of this entirely when I purchase the above supplement.

Blood Sugar
Insulin Dosage Given with Novalog
250 or Above

Medcaps IS also includes Fenugreek.
Because research shows that these are helpful to PCOS, I plan to supplement with the Medicaps IS and come off of Metformin all together.

My recent lab work showed my Insulin Resistance is back up, which means it’s now time to fix the issue, and get to the bottom of it.

As you can see, it has Inositol in it. It also has Taurine and GABA in it.
Inositol may be important for PCOS women for at least three reasons:

* It may aid insulin action and thus reduce insulin resistance.
* It may help to relieve depression, which is common in polycystic ovary syndrome.
* It helps your liver to metabolize fat. 

Inositol is a compound that has nine different forms. The most well-known and nutritionally active form is "myo-inositol", which most people simply refer to as "inositol". It is a necessary component of the membranes of your cells and is vital to many biological processes in your body. It is a precursor to a number of essential "signaling molecules" that instruct cells how to behave.

Some of inositol's signaling is related to activation of serotonin receptors, which could relieve depression and improve appetite balance. Serotonin is a brain chemical with several important functions in the body, including mood and appetite regulation.

Inositol is also a fat-solublizing agent that helps to transport fat from the liver. For those overweight PCOS women who may have a problem with fatty liver congestion, inositol can be helpful.

Although inositol is widely thought of as a member of the B-vitamin family, it is technically not a vitamin because the body can manufacture inositol and is not required to get it from the diet.

It also has GABA in it.

GABA is beneficial because it treats:
o    Depression
o    Anxiety
o    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
o    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

·         Promoting weight loss
·         Increasing lean muscle mass
·         Burning fat
·         Relieving pain
·         Relieving injuries and increasing exercise tolerance
·         Promoting a sense of relaxation.

Lastly, it includes Taurine, for an energy boost.
Magnesium is also great because some people are deficient in Magnesium.

I would like to give special thanks to the following people who have been helpful and supportive and encouraging in this adventure to change:

Bella Renee (Jessica Knapp)
Leandra Anor
Crystal Penny
Lauren Lange
Dr. Ben Lynch
My Loving, Supportive Fiancee Charles
His Best Friend/Brother Mike Gellner
And my best friend Alexander
And my Naturopathic Doctors / Friends Dr. Jess Armine, and Dr. Tina Beaudoin
The ladies at TTCAM and the PCOS Groups I'm apart of.

Without your support, I could not have managed to make this lifestyle change.
Next Step: Limiting Carbs, Increasing Proteins, Cutting out Sugars (Sodas and stuff like that) Drinking more teas/water, Going Paleo, and Eating Healthier.
Ultimate Goal: To become a happier, healthier, more physically fit me!

I will definitely keep you all posted!


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