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Lots of questions about paleo and pcos, need some experts :-)

Answered on June 06, 2014
Created February 20, 2014 at 1:40 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. Paleo might be the awnser i have being looking for. Because i read so much diverend things about Paleo and how to do it, i have a lot of questions.

First, i'm from The Netherlands. Even though my English is quite good, i might struggle to understand some things. Or struggle to make myself (how do you say that???) understandable?!

What fruits can i eat, and what daily amounth?

What veggies are verry good and wich should i really avoid?

The good foods, bio foods, are quite expencive. We can't afford to only eat bio foods. Tips to stil get the most out Paleo.

What works the best for you, women with pcos?

I have to stop here because my daughter woke up.

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on February 21, 2014
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all potatoes, yams, acorn squash, butternut squash, cassava root, parsnips, pumpkin, taro root, carrots. more info here

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on June 06, 2014
at 06:23 PM

Hey there @MyMiracle

I 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.

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on February 21, 2014
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Laura,

Thank you. You help me a lot with your answer!

Yes i ment organic foods.

What kind of veggies are starchy?

RonBurgundy,

Thank you for your reaction and advice!

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all potatoes, yams, acorn squash, butternut squash, cassava root, parsnips, pumpkin, taro root, carrots. more info here

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on February 20, 2014
at 06:16 PM

On organic...because of the cost I try to make sure that my animal fats like bacon, eggs, butter…etc are organic, specifically because I know that animals store toxins in fat. With plant foods I try not to beat myself up about it too much and mainly have conventional goods. Certain crops are heavily sprayed though, tea and coffee in particular spring to mind. I've heard you can wash your plant foods in a proper food wash (either home made or bought) to get surface pesticides etc off, but how effective they are I don't know.

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on February 20, 2014
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I have PCOS but have been symptom free since I started Paleo (though if I lose control and eat a lot of candy, they come back in my next cycle). I used to eat a lot of high sugar fruit when i started Paleo: 1-2 bananas a day, usually some berries, and would alternate with other fruits like apples or mangos. I didn't use very much honey, maple, dates or anything like that, and instead I used stevia to sweeten everything. Even with this relatively high fructose consumption my excessive pain and cramping went away. My Doctor did a hand exam and didn't feel that my ovaries were enlarged anymore. But typically, the advice is to avoid high-sugar fruits and instead eat berries, lemons and avocados. I would say not to avoid any veggies, but if your focus is on weight loss, keep the starchy varieties to a minimum, perhaps once or twice a week.

I have heard that once you start growing hair in those hormonal areas, you will continue grow hair there even if you get your health sorted out-

"problems had been corrected, those hair follicles, they’re not going to go back to the way they were. From all that I know, once a hair follicle makes that shift, it’s not going to go back." - Liz Wolfe

Paleo also helps the weight issue in some cases, it has helped me but I'm not sure if my weight problems have anything to do with PCOS.

When you say "bio foods," I'm assuming you mean what we would call "organic foods," I can't always eat 100% organic because of the cost, I do the best I can and try to avoid the peel of anything not organic (I realize this does not mater if it is GMO).

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