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by 5 · about 9 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 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 9 hours ago

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 6:23 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 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 hours ago

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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Lumifer_1 0 · March 09, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Experiment on yourself -- the only way to know. Your body is different from everyone else's.

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

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 25 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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by 364 · about 9 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 9 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 540 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 0 · about 9 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 105 · about 9 hours ago

Hi All, First time asking a question/questions, but long-time lurker. Sorry if it's long... Background Info: I have been dabbling in Paleo for over a year since being introduced via CrossFit. I am 32 years old, female, 5'5", 185 pounds (size... (more)

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Sampson 0 · September 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Am also a long time lurker and registered for an account so I could share my experience with you. I am 27 and was diagnosed with PCOS around 20. I was put on Yasmin ("the pill") and metformin. I took both up until I turned 22 when I went from 195... (more)

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by 1876 · about 9 hours ago

Has anyone on here had any luck controlling PCOS symptoms with Paleo? I was just diagnosed and they want to put me on hormone therapy, but i would prefer to control it with a healthy diet and lifestyle. i eat whole30 compliant diet 99% of the... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

YES! My PCOS symptoms (irregular, horrible periods, facial hair, acne, disastrous PMS mood swings and cramps) have greatly improved with strict Paleo (no dairy except for Kerry Gold butter) and supplementing the following: Vitamin D Calcium... (more)

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by 871 · about 9 hours ago

Hi everyone, So I have had a huge change in hormones in the last 6 months. I was on Diane 35 (strong anti-androgen) pill for most of my life (PCOS history) and decided to go off and supplement with Bio-progesterone to see if I would have less... (more)

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coffeeandcream 0 · August 14, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Okay, so I??m a couch potato so my view on the matter may be a bit warped, but it seems to me like you are working out an awful lot. Also you do not seem to eat enough fat. Why would you only use eggwhites in your shake? I would put whole eggs in... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Ive read on some of the other questions about woman who are overweight and have been doing paleo and training that get pregnant but talk about ketones being ok or even good. I have lost close to 20lbs before pregnancy in the last 2-3 months with... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 02, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You can relax about ketones in pregnancy. Kelly is correct about ketoacidosis being the issue with ketones & this is in the case of Type 1 diabetes, not Type 2. My thoughts have been influenced by this... (more)

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by 971 · about 9 hours ago

When I first started paleo I was coming off an extended period of high estrogen levels, so paleo foods made sense in that way (less plastic, less chemicals,no grains, no soy = less estrogen). At the risk of TMI, the truth is I was feeling VERY... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Avoid the Pill at all costs! Will mess up your gut flora & make things worse in the long run. Read Dr. John Lee's site on estrogen dominance. Lot's of other helpful information there. You can still be estrogen dominant with low estrogen. ... (more)

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