This is a sharing by Nur Ermey, a PCOSer. About Managing PCOS (Part 2). Continued from the first entry : Managing PCOS (Part 1).
Managing High Blood Pressure and Sugar Levels in PCOS (Part 2)
About a month ago, a lady by the name Rania texted me. She has found my testimony on using Vivix prior to my pregnancy.
She was diagnosed with PCOS. Her symptoms are similar to mine; hair loss, weight gain, absent period, anovulation. On top of that she is also struggling with high blood pressure and high sugar levels.
She has gone through several IUI but failed and is preparing herself for IVF. The Dr has advised her to reduce and improve her blood pressure and sugar levels to have a successful and healthy pregnancy.
On top of that i told her to:
1. Have a healthy diet – reduce or eliminate sugar, refined carbs and increase protein and vegetables intake.
2. Regular exercise- brisk walk minimum 30 mins a day, 3-4 times a week
After a month, she has managed to improve both her BP and sugar levels 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
I am so happy for her. She has a long way to go in terms of improving or reducing her PCOS symptoms. But it is a start. This baby steps will will bring a lot of improvement to the overall health of a PCOSer.
To those who are struggling with PCOS symptoms proper nutrition, a healthy diet and regular workout is the key. Slowly but surely.
More updates on our progress soon.
So, how do you know if it works?
To be honest. I don’t know and for years nothing seems to work. After 6 years, slowly i found the things that works for me.
After using so many hair products I finally managed to stop my hair loss. How?
Through exercise. When i work out regularly my hair fall stops. Somehow when i stop exercising my hair will fall again.
And when i pair exercising with healthy eating (for PCOS it is encouraged to avoid sugar and refined carbs) and the right supplements from Shaklee (for PCOS fish oil/omega guard and resveratrol) the quality of my hair is better and baby hair seems to grow again.
(Avoiding refined carbs and sugar and taking resveratrol and fish oil can reduce testosterone level. Access testosterone can convert to DHT that causes hair loss)
My workouts are a combo of cardio and weights. Although my weight hast budged, my body composition is better, stamina is better. I feel better physically, emotionally and mentally.
The start is always tough and when there is no results you get discouraged. I got discouraged a few months ago and i really regret it.
I still have a long way to go. But.. What i have learned:
1. Try. If you don’t try, you won’t know. I did not want to try Shaklee in the beginning but it has helped my family and i tremendously.
2. Don’t get discouraged. If you feel let down by failures. Stop and then try again. Don’t stop all together. If I had not stop months back, my progress could have been better.
3. Support system. This is important. My husband, family and friends are my support system. What would i do without them.
4. Change you self talk. I use PCOS as my excuse on everything. Don’t ever let it rule your life.
So whatever your PCOS symptoms are. You can fight it and change it. Slow progress is still progress and a late start is better than never.
So to my PCOS (Part 2) superstars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
You can do it!
To all dear readers, if you would like to know how Shaklee and a healthy lifestyle can help you in managing PCOS, you may contact Nur Ermey herself at 017 666 3576 or her Facebook Nur Ermey Ibni.
Ermey is a user and distributor of Shaklee and can consult you on how to consume Shaklee products in managing PCOS.