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by 0 · August 13, 2014 at 07:05 PM

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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CDone 0 · August 13, 2014 at 07:05 PM

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

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by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

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 06:07 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 · July 08, 2014 at 04:48 PM

Hey! So Im a teenager with PCOS. But Im pretty thin, Ive been paleo for a couple months now, and the problem isnt weight loss..I'd just like to balance my hormones. Many of my symptoms have improved/are improving like my acne, chronic fatigue,... (more)

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by 0 · March 21, 2014 at 12:37 AM

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 · June 06, 2014 at 06:23 PM

Hello, I'm MyMiracle a 26year old woman who has pcos with a lot of symptoms. Infertillity, over weight, excessive hair growth....and so on. I've tried lots of diets but nothing seems to work. I want to change my live, get healthy and happy. ... (more)

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Baris 0 · June 06, 2014 at 06:23 PM

Hey there @MyMiracleI had Dr. Justin answer your question on BWR. Your question was answered at (44:50)http://beyondwellnessradio.com/beyond-wellness-radio-episode-4-listener-questions/I know this is super late, but I hope it is helpful. (more)

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by 0 · December 19, 2013 at 07:06 AM

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 · December 01, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Please help me! I am seventeen and have PCOS and was mostly paleo for a good year and a half. Dropped at 5'4 from 140lbs to all time low of 108 in summer (too low!) and back to a comfortable 112-114. However, I have always had binge eating... (more)

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Ilkleygirl 0 · December 01, 2013 at 12:33 AM

my only concern with high carb is worries that it will skyrocket my cravings and weight... Seems like with pcos they say no fruit? Or very little? It's just so confusing! And I have to have no dairy due to the fact my system really can't handle... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2013 at 01:27 AM

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 0 · September 20, 2013 at 02:15 PM

Anyone out there used parsley tea before to induce your period? What were your results and what exactly did you do? I started the experiment last night with 2 cups of parsley tea(fresh parsley in hot, not boiling, water and some broth) and plan... (more)

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by 15 · August 27, 2013 at 08:28 AM

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 08:29 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 15 · August 13, 2013 at 08:46 PM

Hi All, I have only been eating paleo for two weeks, mainly to assist with the hormonal imbalance and symptoms of PCOS (acne, irregular cycles, skin tags) and to lose some 30lb of baby weight as I just had my first daughter 10 weeks ago. I was... (more)

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Emily_T 0 · August 13, 2013 at 03:39 PM

Congratulations on your baby! I agree with the above poster. If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor about how many calories you should be consuming for your child's health. 1400cals is not very much. If you are eating that little... (more)

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by 5477 · June 02, 2013 at 02:21 PM

And, would the impressive results in this study be any different for non-lean women with PCOS? " In the BF group, a significant decrease was observed in both AUCglucose and AUCinsulin, by 7 and 54%, respectively. In the BF group, free... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 02, 2013 at 02:21 PM

Been saying this for a long time. This is why the Leptin rx calls for a Big Aass Breakfast. http://www.jackkruse.com/quantum-biology-2-quantum-pcos/ The study you mention above however did not check BUN/creat and intracellular mg levels to... (more)

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by 0 · May 06, 2013 at 01:14 AM

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 05:05 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 · July 26, 2013 at 07:39 PM

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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atwistedlime 0 · July 26, 2013 at 07:39 PM

I would suggest dropping the calorie track and start measuring your food instead. I do 6-8 oz of protein per meal. I add fat and vegetables on top of it and really you can pretty much eat all you want of the veg. I have read that women with PCOS... (more)

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by 5 · August 27, 2013 at 04:21 AM

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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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 04:22 PM

Consider asking your doctor these questions instead of unqualified internet "experts." If you were prescribed metformin, take it. It has been verified by multiple randomized controlled clinical trials to treat T2 diabetes and to help restore... (more)

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by 0 · April 16, 2013 at 01:46 AM

I'm a 24 year old female, 5'8'', 242 pounds. I was recently diagnosed with insulin resistance and probable PCOS (I'm waiting on a follow-up appointment to confirm the latter). I'm now taking metformin, and it really is a wonder drug. The pounds... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · April 16, 2013 at 01:46 AM

definitely try to get at least 1200 per day, you are doing well by sticking to proteins and fats and a mostly ketogenic(low carb) diet, keep it up! its the best way to improve your insulin sensitivity and I have read much anecdotal evidence that... (more)

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by 5 · April 29, 2013 at 08:22 PM

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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Janknitz 0 · April 15, 2013 at 03:31 PM

Different labs have different values, but overall your labs look pretty good--fasting blood glucose actually a bit too low! I'd be wary of a doctor that diagnoses PCOS based on ultrasound alone--many women have cystic appearing ovaries but no... (more)

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by 10 · April 03, 2013 at 12:16 AM

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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Justin_12 0 · April 02, 2013 at 07:27 PM

After hearing the way Robb Wolf was talking about Metformin in his presentation at PaleoFX, I want to take some myself. Sounds like a good drug for protecting from metabolic damage caused by modern diets. Similar slides are up... (more)

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by 150 · March 10, 2013 at 02:22 PM

What dairy products do you take? And how often? I don't get what it means by moderation... Edited to add: Thanks for all the replies... Did a bit more of reading on it and realized my question should have been more specific I have PCOS without... (more)

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GiGiEats 0 · March 09, 2013 at 05:26 AM

No Dairy Products and Never - UNLESS it's grass-fed & grass-finished. If you cannot stomach lactose though, it's NOT recommended that you eat ANY dairy what-so-ever. Instead you can supplement with coconut milk, butter, oil, etc. (more)

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by 150 · February 28, 2013 at 07:28 AM

Hi all! I'm preparing to crack an exam that will lead me to my dream job. Once I clear that, I gotta stay in an Officers' mess where I'm not allowed in cook in the room (the daily schedule is hectic anyway), not allowed to take any member of my... (more)

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by 15 · February 25, 2013 at 04:31 PM

Hi Guys, I'm about 2 months into a strict primal diet that does include raw dairy and nuts, but does not include starchy veggies. I look and feel better already and I'm really excited to watch my progression in the upcoming year. One thing I've... (more)

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by 0 · February 25, 2013 at 02:11 AM

Hi everybody, I'm new here, I found this site because I'm trying to find a PCOS friendly way to lose weight, but also doesn't "only" involve soups. (A lot of diets are just soups and boring things I don't like). I thought the paleo diet would... (more)

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SuzyQ 0 · February 24, 2013 at 12:14 AM

The reason why Paleo works is because it's a lo-carb plan. Fat needs to be eaten in the absence of carbs. Also fat promotes fat loss and satisfies hunger. If you ate lo-carb AND lo-fat, you would be hungry all the time. Exercise on Paleo... (more)

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by 150 · February 21, 2013 at 03:41 PM

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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nemplsgirl 0 · February 21, 2013 at 01:51 PM

I'm just starting Paleo, but I am also thin, non-IR resistant and have PCOS. I hadn't really thought about any benefits in that area, but I'm interested to see if anyone has any insight.

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by 25 · February 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM

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 25 · February 14, 2013 at 03:04 PM

Hello, I started the Paleo Diet on the 1st of January. I have been quite successful and I am currently very happy with it. For the first time in my life I am successfully loosing weight(13 pounds) so far. I feel fine, i would not say I have... (more)