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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I am having issues with carbs, I feel like maybe something is missing from my diet or something is going on. I started a Primal/Paleo diet exactly a month ago because I have PCOS and possibly insulin resistance. I did develop mild gestational... (more)

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CD 0 · August 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Do you exercise with intensity. Could be in need of a deload week.

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I heard that birth control harms the bacteria in your guts, harms your gall bladder in the long run, makes you suicidal, and permanently messes up how you regulate your hormones. However, I have PCOS and possibly endometriosis (I talked... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I've been eating grain free for a couple of years and eating primal (1 cup of homemade yogurt and a little butter daily and the occasional bit of cheese) for the past year. I have had amenorrhea (no periods) for a year now - coinciding with... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

So here's some background info: I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 14, after seeing an endocrinologist because of my facial hair and acne. I was found to have tons of ovarian cysts too. Tried birth control but that was too expensive and... (more)

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

I am a 29 yr old female, 165lb, 5ft4in. I had a baby 3 months ago and am aiming to lose approx 25lb. I have now been doing paleo for three weeks. I was unfortunately unable to breastfeed due to having PCOS and increased testosterone levels so I... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

It's hard to say whether you are in ketosis. The best way to find out is a blood ketone meter. Bad breath can be a sign of getting into ketosis, but it certainly is not a reliable indicator. Some people do tolerate more carbohydrates than others,... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I am a 36 year old female, 5'3" and 155 lbs who started Crossfit and Paleo 1.5 years ago. I do have my occasional cheats with Paleo and laziness with Crossfit, but I have not loss weight I the past 1.5 years. I have always had high cholesterol... (more)

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usagi 0 · May 05, 2013 at 5:05 AM

I have always been athletic also and have always (well, since puberty) had PCOS. I was prescribed metformin about 5 months ago for blood sugar issues. No changes in cycle regularity (it's actually been totally regular since having a child three +... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

I am a serial dieter who has recently discovered Paleo and I would love if this could be the answer for me. 220lbs 5 ft 8ins with PCOS. I take metformin and Krill oil. I'm using myfitnesspal to track amounts each day and used the custom... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 05, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Fats should be at least 65% of calories, adjust the protein a little and the carbs to get there. Good fats are animal fats, fatty fish, olive oil, and coconut. Eat avocado, and small amounts of nuts. Egg yolks are a good source of fat, butter,... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

I'm a 5'3" 205lb 31 y.o. female who has been overweight to obese the last 12 years. I'd say ever since I started going through puberty at 7 (body hair, etc) and starting menses at 10 I've struggled with my weight. I was the thinnest playing 2... (more)

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Candice_3 0 · August 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I have taken n-acetyl-cystenice (however its spelling) mentioned above...and it didn't help me at all :( I so wish that it did. I have "cured" my PCOS and lost 100 lbs since February of 2012 all through changing my diet (strict paleo diet and... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

Just got all my lab work back from the endo. She says everything is normal, but she also didn't know what paleo was. Have at it! Fasted glucose: 68 mg/dL Testosterone: serum 35/ng/dL Free testosterone (direct): 1.3 pg/dL T4 (Insulin, free,... (more)

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Matt_44 0 · April 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Sleep? How's the quality of yours? Are you sore ever? Sometimes? Never? Recovery time?

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hi there! On my journey with PCOS that's going on 11 years, I've been on combo birth control and aldactone, lapsed into being untreated for 7 years and went back to being on medicine after going to the ER more than I should've for cysts. I was put... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · April 03, 2013 at 12:16 AM

If you take Metformin (as I did, and did terribly on it since I eat very low carb, and now regret) you should look into the fact that it depletes B vitamins which is serious. I would rather mess with vitamin supplements like calcium d-glucarate... (more)

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by 150 · about 14 hours ago

I'm still in the transition phase and not 100% Paleo yet. I'm very skinny, non-insulin resistant and have PCOS. Anyone with this condition benefited in terms of hormonal profile due to Paleo? I have most often known of women with PCOS who were... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM

My first question is how do you know you're not IR???? I was, until my mid-thirties, a thin woman with severe PCOS, and I was very IR. It's wrong to make an assumption that low body weight means you're not IR. And yes, I recognize that some... (more)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

Hello. I am near the end of my second month on the paleo duet. The first month I did the whole 30 and this month I have re-introduced small amounts of some things. I eat a small piece of 85% cocoa every day. I eat a small bit of cheese on the... (more)

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by 364 · about 14 hours ago

Technically this is more than one question, but since they're all related, I think they can be in the same post... In a nutshell, I have a PCOS diagnosis, which came about from me stopping birth control and not getting a period for 10 months. My... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM

My opinion is that most PCOS is caused by malnutrition (lack of certain nutrients) or environmental factors. I wrote a couple of blog articles that may be... (more)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

Hello, I started the Paleo diet roughly 30 days ago. I am doing it to lose weight to try improve my PCOS symptoms. I am aiming to eat 1200-1300 Cals a day - which is 200/300 less than my calorie intake to stay the same weight. I am finding... (more)

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Pecan 0 · August 09, 2013 at 8:31 PM

On the days I don't eat chocolate or other raw deserts, I average about 1200 calories (coming mainly from meat, veg and berries). I feel good, I have plenty of energy and mental clarity and I'm not hungry. I reckon that's a pretty good metric for... (more)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

Hello, I have been on the paleo diet for 28 days now. At the beginning i lost quite a few pounds but for the last two weeks i've remained the same. It seems the reason for this was me introducing nuts, both as snacks and nut butter. Since I... (more)

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CD 0 · January 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I don't like to drink my calories (with the notable exception of beer). And Coconut Milk is a big offender in terms of drinking calories. Whole milk is about 150 calories/cup where as Coconut milk is 450 calories/cup. The bigger controversy... (more)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

Hello, I have been on the paleo diet for 25 days now and am doing quite well. I lost 8 pounds in my first two weeks. I tried introducing fruit, apples and bananas into my diet as a snack while i am work but when I did this i stopped loosing... (more)

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diabeticbinger 0 · January 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Speaking from personal experience, I'd recommend cabbage or other low carb veggies. Along with eggs or the ham you mention. But mainly veggies cuz they'll fill you up in terms of bulk and also with nutrients, both of which will have a satiating... (more)

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by 540 · about 14 hours ago

I am a 29 year old female, 100lbs overweight, PCOS with insulin resistance and high free testosterone (taking Metformin and Spironolactone - ugh), severe gluten intolerance (negative celiac genetic test but plenty of gut damage confirmed by an... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I have been exactly where you are. I am so glad you are here. (My qualifications: lost 140lbs on paleo, periods have normalized, acne is gone, taking no medications anymore) Corn is a grain, even non-GMO corn. Avoid it like the plague. It comes... (more)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

Hey Guys, I am looking for some advise here. I have recently started the Paleo diet, currently on my 9th day. I am doing this in the aim of loosing weight to get healthly. I am 5'5 and Weight 12stone 5 pounds. I am currently on a strict paleo... (more)

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Doug_6 0 · January 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM

How often do you weigh yourself? I know that my weight fluctuates a lot daily depending on if I've lifted, how much salt, etc. I would give it a couple of weeks adjusting to the paleo lifestyle before getting too concerned. There's a reason... (more)

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by 55 · about 14 hours ago

Hi ! About a year and a half I was diagnosed with PCOS, I have all 'symptoms' (irregular periods+acne+hirsutism); also the cysts where visible on the ecography. But my blood tests showed nothing wrong, all levels where normal. After this I took... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 30, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Thyroid levels should be tested and don't take "normal" for an answer. Ask for the specific levels because the lab norms are often too high. A TSH level over 2.0 requires further testing. Hypothyroidism mimics PCOS.

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by 1981 · about 14 hours ago

I have been paleo for a year, and have had total success: fat loss, lean mass gains, improved general health and decreased anxiety. The only thing that hasn't gotten better is that I still have PCOS-related facial hair. Not so much that it is very... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · December 21, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I wish I had good news for you, and could say, "just stick with it and that will take care of itself." I think some have had good success with drinking loads of mint tea, but I haven't found anything that slows down the hair growth, and I've been... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Okay here goes. 24 year old female, 5'4 and around 135. I have been living a very "healthy" lifestyle for over 4 years. Tried so many different stupid, not healthy diets - Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, clean eating 6 meals a day, all that. Would... (more)

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Britt_2 0 · December 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I know you are not tracking calories now, but did you for a couple days days when you started? Any idea how much you are eating? I am 5'8, 125-130ish pounds, and my workout schedule is just about identical to yours. Without seeing exact portion... (more)

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by 1981 · about 14 hours ago

I was diagnosed with PCOS in my teens, kind of ignored it for years, since I only had one or two periods a year, and I would just take painkillers and stay curled up in a ball in bed until it was over. After changing my diet, my hormones have... (more)

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Shantess 0 · December 31, 2012 at 2:53 AM

As far as your GP and gyno telling you it's the PCOS causing you that pain, they really have no clue. You ask almost every woman with PCOS how her dealings with medical professionals has been and every one will tell you stories about clueless docs... (more)

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by 435 · about 14 hours ago

I have pcos, and possible endometriosis. I have insulin resistance, but I think that has improved a lot due to weight loss, interval training, weight lifting, and eating low carb. The biggest problem, and the one I most want to fix, is severe... (more)

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Kelleil 0 · December 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I have endo (but not pcos) as well and was bleeding a lot all the time. I went to an acupuncturist who prescribed "moxbustion" on the SP-1, KID-1, and ST-36 points. I stopped bleeding in 3 applications. I also use progesterone cream which helped... (more)

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by 187 · about 14 hours ago

hi there. i have recently been diagnosed with PCOS. i am 22 years old, 111 pounds and am fit and active - i've always eaten a very healthy diet of fish, eggs and vegetables (never really liked meat). i am pretty devastated, as the doctor says my... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 05, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I have PCOS and was always thin (until after years of fertility treatments, no hirsutism either. You absolutely CAN maintain your fertility, you don't have to be heavy to have insulin resistance and the proper diet WILL help. Get yourself to a... (more)

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