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Eat Right For Polycystic Ovaries
August 17, 2011
PCOS? Your Diet Can Help You Conceive !There is no doubt that your diet is one of the most important things you need to consider when it comes to fertility, conception and pregnancy. If you are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome, there are many foods that can help you, while others will make your conditions worse.
Follow these simple guidelines when making your food choices everyday:
1. Completely avoids refined carbohydrates. Make sure to select low Glycemic Index (GI) carbohydrates such as whole grains and eat mostly vegetables.
2. Avoid wheat (pasta, breads, cakes, etc.) and any products that contain wheat. Read the labels! Many beverages and foods you would not expect, have wheat!
3. Keep your blood sugar steady by eating every 3 hours. make sure you always include a protein type with each meal or snack. Your body needs approximately five hours to digest proteins versus thirty minutes to digest carbohydrates. Substitute sugar with 100% pure hylitol. This is a natural sugar that is diabetic friendly and has 40% less calories than regular sugar. It helps maintain your blood sugar steady.
4. Eat at least five servings a day of vegetables. Make sure to add leafy greens like kale and dandelion bitters, they help keep your pH alkaline and support your liver.
5. Eat legumes like chick peas, lentils and black beans. Aid for one serving a day. These are high in fibers.
6. Avoid commercial red meat that contains antibiotics, drugs and hormones. You can eat 2 times a week organically raised meat that has been feed grass. Choose white meat over red meat.
7. Include fresh fruits and especially pesticide free berries.
8. Avoid milk and dairy. Plain organic Yogurt is fine for most women.
9. Add cinnamon to your diet (one tablespoon or more a day). 10. Avoid soy and soy products. They can make your PCOS symptoms worse.
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Vitex Helps Decrease High FSH and High Prolactin LevlesVitex agnus castus is the herb "par excellence" known to help lower high levels of FSH. Vitex works by acting on the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, which are responsible for regulating the reproductive system. Vitex has been shown to regulate pituitary activity and promote the balance of estrogen and progesterone levels by stimulating LH and decreasing FSH. Vitex has been shown to be particularly effective for disorders connected with hormonal imbalance, corpus luteum insufficiency, PCOS, anovulatory cycles, early menopause, endometriosis, poor ovarian response. Vitex is also helpful in women with PCOS who also tend to have high prolactin levels. Vitex has been shown clinically to support progesterone production and suppress prolactin.
Vitex is also recognized as a safe herb and it has been used for hundreds of years to regulate the female reproductive cycle and can be taken for long periods to time. The benefits of Vitex will increase over time, and maximum benefits are typically achieved after a few months of use.
But make sure not to take Vitex if you are on fertility drugs of any kind including Clomid.
Also, as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test slowly decrease Vitex and stop its usage within a week. Vitex works either when taken alone or in combination with other fertility herbs. When Vitex is part of a fertility herbal remedy preparation, it seems to work in a synergistic way to maximize fertility.
Getting Pregnant In 10 Easy StepsIncreasing fertility can be accomplished by making some simple changes to your diet and to your life style. Here, I will be sharing with you ten important steps you should follow in order to significantly increase your chances of getting pregnant. These steps are easy to follow for anyone with a busy schedule.
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