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    Old 09-30-2002, 01:35 PM   #16
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    Re: For the ladies- PCOS& acne

    Wow, you really do ALL of those things ;-) See at one point my "ideal" pill popping regimen (including my meds) was about 30-40 pills a day. I couldn't afford to buy that many vitamins and herbs, nor could I actually steadily maintain that, so I decided I would try this diet thing first.

    Prior to that, I had definately found my natural alternatives to Spirnolactone (Saw Palmetto) and there's several Herbs and Vitamins that are subs for the Avandia (but that's trickier), but decided to drop those aswell. After I've tweeked my diet as much as I can, I'll be adding in some of my old supps, but my goal is to take as few supplements (& hopefully no meds) as possible.

    Is there some sort of book that discusses how to balance hormones throug diet? The only ones I have are Protein Power, Schwarzbein Principle, Syndrome X and others related to PCOS.

    I'm glad you finally found something that worked for you =) I still have mainly some cystic acne left and I'm wondering how to get rid of it. Since my diet change ALL I ever drink is water mostly and my decling sweet tooth dropped even more, so I rarely eat "junk" food (like cookies or ice cream). My only sources of sugary sugar are Fruits (dried or fresh) and then my carb/sugar comes from Veggies like, Potatos, Corn, and Brown & some White Rice. What kinds of sugar are you avoiding?

    As for the above diets, well it's all very much an individualized thing. You can do some research and you will find the info you need to help you start each of those diets. Bear in mind, that if you get your hormones tested, they MAY show up closer to normal because you're already working on balancing your homornes through food. Hence why some diabetics eventually went off of their insulin. Amazing huh ;-)

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    Old 09-30-2002, 02:18 PM   #17
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    Hi SweetJade!

    Well, what I did was eliminate all forms of refined sugar like plain ol' sugar, brown sugar, corn-syrup, malted-syrups, and fructose, (in processed form). So if anything I want to buy has any of those things in it, I don't buy it! But, I still eat fruit, but not pineapple or watermelon because I heard of all fruits those have the highest sugar content.

    What gave me the idea to eliminate sugar? Well, somehow I felt my skin problems have to come from inside, because sometimes it would look ok, and othertimes not, withour my changing anything with my skin routine or stress, etc. So I looked around and found this guy's website about how he cleared up his skin by eliminating sugar. I thought, why not try it? And also, I knew that I had a MAJOR sweet tooth, and have heard that sometimes cravings are due to allergies, so I thought, maybe I'm allergic to sugar? Also, when I would eat something really sweet, I would find that my face would itch a bit, and tingle in the places where it would break out, but I never put two and two together to realize that the sugar was causing it. I just could feel a break out about to happen.

    So anyway, I cut out the sugar, and I would say immediately the cysts were beginning to diminish, and I had maybe one or two new breakouts for the first month (nothing more than what I used to get!!) and then after that first month zero. And I mean zero. Nada, zilch. I have changed nothing as far as skin cleansing, topicals, I donít take any internal meds., nothing could have changed my skin but eliminating sugar because I changed nothing in my life but that. I made sure as a matter of fact to change nothing but the sugar intake because I wanted to isolate the cause of my acne, and basically, thatís the only way to do it.

    SO! Sorry this is sooo long. But to satisfy my cravings for sweets, I eat fruit, or cook with Stevia powder. It is a natural sweetner from a plant, and is safe. You can look it up on the web. I donít like to use Nutrasweet or other junk like that, so for sweets, I use Stevia.



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