Published: 11/13/2014 - Updated: 01/02/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Polycystic ovaries (also known as stein leventhal syndrome) is the formation of several small cysts in the ovaries. This is an endocrine disorder that causes hormonal imbalances in women during their reproductive age.
Cysts form because the follicles, which are small bags in which the egg grows and matures, doesn’t completely mature and the egg becomes trapped inside the sack, forming cysts. These cysts could form a thick external layer over the ovaries.
This happens because of an exaggerated secretion of the luteinizing hormone secreted by the hypophysis gland. This increases androgen production, also increasing the risk of cancer in the inner lining of the uterus.
This hormonal imbalance causes symptoms like skin changes, small ovarian cysts, and other symptoms like those mentioned below:
Polycystic ovarian symptoms:
- Irregular menstrual period and light vaginal bleeding
- Missed ovulation
- Hair loss (appears as thinning hair in the upper area of the head).
- Oily skin or seborrhea
- Hirsutism (excessive body hair that occurs because of excessive testosterone production).
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain and intermittent sensation of swelling
- Pain during sex or irritation when going to the bathroom.
Before anything else, consider:
Avoid medications, which offer very little or nothing in regards to true healing. They can also cause secondary and dangerous effects, and sometimes, they can even hide the problem.
A true cure
Deep and lasting healing, which consists of dissolving the root of the problem, is found in a series of habits and attitudes regarding both dietary questions as well as mental and emotional ones. The body has an extraordinary self-healing ability, all it needs is for you to give it the elements that allow its healing power to flow, and the body can self-repair.
The healing diet
Diet is one of the first aspects that needs to be considered in terms of true healing. And in this case, we especially recommend following the instructions below:
Foods you should avoid: all foods that are fried, processed, sugary and junk foods, as well as animal products, except for fish.
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Before beginning the diet
You need to achieve a deep healing and cleansing in the body, which is why we recommend starting a cleansing diet for three days, consuming just one fruit, either pineapple, grapes or oranges, along with two liters of fresh water, tracking the amount of water you drink each day.
This diet could cause healing symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, rashes, stomachaches or headaches, etc. If this happens to you, don’t worry. This means that the body is in the process of cleansing itself, just try to rest and not interrupt the diet. Consider following through with this diet when you’re relaxed and don’t have a lot of obligations, because rest is indispensable for accentuating the diet’s healing effects.
Once you finish the cleansing diet, then slowly reintroduce bland foods into your diet.
Foods that we recommend are: varied vegetables each day, either juiced or in a salad. Do not forget to include carrots, beets and broccoli every day, as well as sprouts, aloe or prickly pear, onions and garlic. In addition to vegetables, include whole grains, vegetable milks, fish and fruit, and do not combine these last two with other foods. Fruits should be eaten by themselves, on an empty stomach, two hours after havin eaten or twenty minutes before meals so that the stomach can better absorb its nutrients.
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Other products and nutritional complements: linseed, spirulina seaweed, brewer’s yeast, and soy and its byproducts (avoid transgenic soy).
Alleviate and cure stress
In addition to everything previously mentioned, you should try to handle stress through meditation practices and exercises like yoga or tai chi, that help keep the body free of tension and functioning well.
Reflexology, acupuncture, and bioenergy can help dissolve cysts, and complement perfectly this diet and exercise practices.
Anger and resentment create tension and severe pressure in the body that accumulate in different areas of the body. This creates an endless list of consequences that are known as illness. Polycystic ovaries are one of these effects, which is why it is necessary to learn ways to be at peace both with yourself as well as with the people that surround you, and the feelings you are holding on to. Continuously reliving insults wears the body down and influences the formation of cysts.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 01/02/2018
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