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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (or PCOS) is a common medical condition that can affect up to 18 percent of women. PCOS is the result of small ovarian cysts that can lead to an imbalance in a woman’s sex hormones. An imbalance in a woman’s sex hormones can cause a number of problems including irregular, missing or heavy periods as well as making pregnancy a challenge. PCOS also has the potential to cause an increase in androgens (“male hormones”). This can lead to decreased breast size, increased facial and body hair, a deeper voice, hair thinning on the head and severe acne. Hormonal imbalances can also lead to high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally.
What Can You Do to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally?
Visit with Your Chiropractor to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally. Receiving regular adjustments can help to lower the overall stress placed on your body by affecting your autonomic nervous system. Regular adjustments can bring you relief from conditions such as lower back pain, muscle spasms and migraines. Feeling better overall can help you to become much more relaxed. Chiropractors can also help with your flexibility levels and work to improve your biomechanics. Chiropractors can also help you to change your lifestyle to keep your hormones in balance. This can help to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally.
Opt for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet to Help Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally. A diet that is high in fruit and vegetables as well as in good fats and proteins can be a benefit when you are trying to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally. When trying an anti-inflammatory diet, you should make sure that your diet is low in carbohydrates.
Foods to Avoid When Trying to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally:
Any animal protein that may contain hormones or antibiotics.
Excessive dairy intake.
Farm raised fish; they have a tendency to be fed soy and corn.
Avoid soda and fruit juices due to sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Trans fatty acids as well as hydrogenate fats.
White flour, sugar, refined carbs and caffeine.
Good Foods to Eat to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally:
Plant proteins are your best option when it comes to consuming protein.
High quality fats including cold pressed oils and nuts.
Carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Low glycemic foods as snacks; this can help you to avoid a spike in your blood sugar levels.
When possible, opt for organic foods to avoid consuming pesticides that have the potential to mess with your natural hormone levels.
These supplements can help to treat the symptoms associated with PCOS. A number of women, who suffer from PCOS use supplements to help relieve a number of symptoms associated with the condition. Before beginning supplements, you should always consult a doctor. A doctor can help to determine if a particular supplement is safe for you and can help you with proper dosing.
The following supplements are good for women with PCOS:
Fish Oils/Omega 3
Other Helpful Supplements for to Help Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally can include:
Cinnamon. Cinnamon helps to regulate your blood sugar levels.
Gymnema. Gymnema is good for helping to regulate your blood sugar levels as well as helping with insulin resistance and sugar cravings.
Black Cohosh. Black cohosh is a uterine tonic herb with an oestrogenic effect. It is commonly used in menopausal women, but is also helpful in treating irregular menstruation and PMS. Black cohosh can also help to regulate your blood sugar.Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is commonly used in the treatment of male prostate enlargement. However, it is an anti-androgen. This means many women with PCOS use it to treat acne and hirsutism. While this side effect does not always occur, it can have the side effect of enhancing breast size.
Evening Primrose. Evening Primrose is a very popular supplement that is commonly used by women to help manage PMS, acne and fibrocystic breast disease. Evening Primrose is helpful when it comes to regulating irregular menstrual cycles. It is also rich in linolenic acid and G.L.A., which help to regulate hormones. Evening Primrose oil can help with the prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Dong Quai. Dong Quai helps to promote hormonal balance and helps to keep estrogen and progesterone levels within their normal limits.
If you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, there are ways to treat this condition naturally. Your chiropractor can help you to lead a normal lifestyle with PCOS. Changes in the way you eat as well as lifestyle changes can make it very possible for you to control the symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. With a little effort, you can treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally.
What is your current definition of beauty. Is it 5’9, blonde hair, blue eyes, skinny and full breasts, or the male version 6ft tall, broad shouders, a perfect smile, perfect teeth, and a super athletic body. If there is a yes or a maybe in your mind, where do you find yourself in those definitions? How do you measure up?
At the high there is about 2% of the population that meet all the above criteria and blessings to them. These physical types and other similar ones are valued more in our society than almost any other. so where does that leave the rest of us. If you find that you are always comparing yourself to these kinds of images and feeling yourself less than perfect, you are not alone.
More and more women and men are feeling the effects of fear based advertising. This is advertising and TV that perpetuates the age myth, the size myth, and the beauty myth. Companies that use these tactics, feed low self esteem and teach unreachable idealism, creating a society which is unsatisfied with itself and one obsessed with outer perfection.
Do you find you minimize valuable parts of yourself such as health, emotions, talents and abilities for the importance of the outer physique? You can discover your answer, by how much time you spend on each of these areas during the course of your day. If you are shocked by your findings, you are awakening, I believe we have been conditioned to equate the media and beauty industries approved images with health, talent, financial freedom, love and sex. The core elements that most all of us aspire to.
Placing primary importance on our outer appearance is valuing the effect over the cause, in other words appreciating the wrapping paper more than the gift. Exterior emphasis denies the whole, the truth, the soul and our uniqueness, creating feelings of fear, anger, jealousy, self hatred, judgments of inferiority and superiority, worthiness and worhlessness, depression, eating disorders, competition, entrapment, and quiet desperation.
If you don’t feel this subject effects you, you have either gone through the process of finding your value beyond the limits of social conditioning or you are so deeply effected by it, that you are in complete denial.
Redefining My Own Beauty
Although I had been on a spiritual quest most of my life, it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that my spirit made a dramatic choice and my ego made a semiconscious choice to begin valuing my authentic self more fully. Until then, as an adult, I had depended on my outer appearance for my livelihood, lovability and value.
Still strongly in denial that the outer imagery I was participating in and witnessing was effecting me negatively, I simultaneously began to feel little desire to continue modeling or acting and overnight I became ill. My illness took me on a two year jouney that forced me to stop working, be in bed and look at myself. I began to move my attention from my outer reality to my inward reality, taking small steps to face my anger, self hatred and unworthiness. It was the most challenging time of my life and yet one of the most rewarding. At the time, I didn’t know why I was ill with many ambiguous symptoms and exhasution, but as I look back it is clear that I was given the opportunity to strip away my false sense of external value and power. To take off my makeup, let my hair remember it’s natural color, reevaluate my sexuality- real from illusion, and look(what I perceived as ugly) and love myself.
As I came out of those two years, I was different. I knew more of myself, I was present, and appreciated more my heart, spirit and ability to show compassion and appreciation for others. But that did not exclude me from still vacillating, primarily unconsciously, of whether my outer self and outer reality was more valuable than my inner. Daily, I get closer to what is true, self love and inner wellness, beauty and peace and appreciation for the unique whole beauty of others.
How to Begin
Redefining Beauty is a personal jouney. It requires asking oneself certain questions, such as What is beauty to me? What do I truly find beautiful in myself and in others? This can take time because we have become so accustomed to thinking that our cultural messages and definitions of beauty are our own.
Inner Beauty begins with health, both physical and emotional. There are many ways to increase ones physical health, through balanced eating, exercise, healthy habits and meditation. Emotional health can also be strengthened through acknowledging emotions, talking about them honestly with a friend, partner or therapist, and emotional transformation methods such as journaling and meditation.
With physical vitality and emotinal harmony, you will see the difference in your whole life. You will feel great, look your best and have better interaction in the outer world. This is the journey of Inner Beauty and I look forwad to hearing your stories and comment about your own inner journey.
Contrary to popular belief, Grizzly Bears are not predominantly carnivores. They are essentially omnivores, eating plants and berries as well as fish and other animals. Read on for more information about the diet of Grizzly Bears.
Food for Thought
Grizzly Bears have adapted well to their environment, but because of their great size they spend much of their time looking for food. They roam a host of habitats throughout the seasons, searching for sustenance to keep them going. Plants actually make up the best part of their diet, and although vegetation doesn’t provide the same calories as meat, it is a much more reliable food source.
Fish and meat, however, are the most nutritious source of food for Grizzly Bears, providing the much needed fat and protein. In some inland habitats, they rely on carrion for their meat sources, but in others they have become quite proficient in hunting Elk, Moose, Deer and Caribou. In coastal regions where salmon, suckers and other fish spawn, these serve as an alternative food source.
Seasonal Variations in Diet
When the bears wake from their hibernation and venture out into the spring sunshine, food is often in short supply. They are naturally hungry at this time but the trees are still bare from the winter, and at higher altitudes the grass has not yet started to grow. At this time they have to forage on the sunny south facing slopes or search for carrion that has been killed over winter. They tend to lose weight in spring and continue to do so until June.
Once the days start to lengthen, the snow melts and the greenery flourishes. Grizzlies look for areas of lush vegetation along riverbanks, in wetland areas, forests and in parks. During summer they dig for ants and beetle larvae, and once the berries begin to ripen in late July they become the high-energy food of choice and the animals will even head to urban areas to feast on fruit trees and berry bushes.
Autumn is a time when the bears must consume as much as possible, in order to pack on as much body fat possible to store energy for their hibernation. As winter arrives, food sources diminish and they must concentrate their efforts on the roots and greenery that they find around water, as the plants here are the last to die off. They will also wander for many miles in search of carrion, as well.
November and December sees the Grizzly Bears head to their winter dens. In lower latitudes where food is abundant, they don’t need to hibernate, but those that do retire for the winter eat nothing until they emerge again in spring.