Thursday, December 12, 2013

Treating Absent Period & PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Naturally

A while back I decided to go natural on medications, treatments and that’s including healthy eating as well.  I had written about what I am using in a past blog Natural Fertility Treatment  and to be honest I have been getting my menstrual period monthly, which is a start because throughout my teenage years and a couple of months before I had started taking natural supplements I was very irregular.  This post is regarding some herbs, and treatments I’ve been doing and it’s also a little bit of information for those ladies out there that may be going through my same situation (infertility). 

Having a healthy cycle is a very important step to fertility, and being irregular decreases the possibility of getting pregnant.  An irregular period consists of many different reasons; such as stress, dietary deficiencies, and low body weight, getting off of birth control pills, hormonal imbalance, and PCOS. 

Here are some basics in how to treat both Absent Period and PCOS naturally:
Learn how to eat healthy with a whole food fertility diet or even a raw food diet. 

Be sure you are getting enough of the following:

Iron – Woman who do not get sufficient amounts of iron may suffer anovulation (lack of oculation) and poor egg health.  You can get iron with organic bison, chicken, eggs, beef, salmon, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, beans, dark leafy greens, seaweed and quinoa.
Vitamin C – Improves hormone level and increases fertility.  You can get a great source of vitamin C by consuming red bell peppers, oranges, strawberries and hibiscus flower tea.  You can also include kale, collard greens, parsley, and basil. 
Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3, Flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, sardines, halibut, shrimp, snapper, scallops, chia seeds and cod liver oil.
Clean Cholesterol Foods – Grass-fed Beef, raw milk, whole milk yogurt, coconut oil.
Fiber – Fiber helps remove excess hormones from the body and regulate the blood sugar level which helps to reduce fertility issues such as PCOS.  You may consume fresh fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens and beans.

Herbs to Promote Menstruation
CAUTION:  It is extremely important to rule out pregnancy prior to beginning any herbs for fertility, especially those to bring back a menstrual cycle. Using while pregnant may potentially cause a miscarriage!

Black Cohosh Root – this has been used for years to bring on a menstrual period.
Dong Quai Root (Angelica sinensis) –It works by promoting blood flow to the pelvis where it will stimulate an absent or scanty period.  It also helps building blood for the body. 
White Peony (Paeonia officinalis) – Helps build blood and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. 
Motherwort – Mildly stimulating to the uterus while calming nerves and stress
Now if you’re like me (I hate drinking different kinds of teas or pills, you can visit the website Natural Fertility Shop and purchase Rejuvaflow.  It contains all of these herbs in just one bottle. And all you would have to do is take 60 drops 3 times a day with a glass of water prior to menstruation. You can also read all of their information; this site has been a blessing in my life. 


Herbs to Promote Menstruation & Fertility
These herbs would be used once the first menstrual period comes back:

Vitex – Helps support hormonal balance.  It has been found to help normalize ovulation and support healthy hormone levels and reduce PCOS.  You can take 2 capsules in the mornings the entire month.
Maca – Nourishing food for the endocrine system.  You may take this the entire month. 
Royal Jelly – 1 or 2 teaspoons a day.  If you are allergic to bees DO NOT TAKE

Herbs to Help PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Cinnamon – You can use 1 tsp. in smoothies
Vitex – Helps support hormonal balance.  It has been found to help normalize ovulation and support healthy hormone levels and reduce PCOS. 

PCOS Diet

Balance your daily protein with equal amount of good carbohydrates such as whole grain and sprouted grain.
Make sure the proteins you are eating are complete and organic. 
Avoid foods that have high glycemic such as sugar and starch foods (pancakes, syrups, sugar, white potatoes, jams, scones, white bread, pasta).
Eat a diet high in fiber
Eat organic
Quit coffee
Eat 5 meals a day
Exercise 30 minutes 5 days a week

When To See A Doctor

If you have not had a period for 3 consecutive cycles or more, it is time to make an appointment with your OB/GYN.  The majority of the doctors prescribe birth control pills to regulate a cycle.  So this will prevent pregnancy for those trying to conceive.  

For more information on natural supplements and natural fertility treatments you can visit the website Natural Fertility Info; in this page you will find a lot more information of what I have provided here.  

Have a beautiful and blessed day!!!

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