PCOS & Metformin (BENEFITS, SIDE EFFECTS, ALTERNATIVES)

Were you prescribed Metformin at one point in your PCOS journey?

In this episode, we explain how Metformin works including the benefits as well as side effects and alternatives!

Why is Metformin prescribed to so many women with PCOS? You’ll learn the connection between insulin resistance, PCOS symptoms, and Metformin’s impact.

What about inositols? We dive deep into the research between Metformin and Inositol supplements! Inositols are one of the most researched supplements for PCOS and we want you to know about it!

PCOS & Metformin

As one of the most common treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Metformin has been used to address various symptoms of the disorder. With its ability to treat type 2 diabetes, it has been prescribed to women with PCOS who are also at a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. Although it has been proven to aid weight loss, it should not be considered a primary option. When it comes to Metformin for PCOS, it is essential to understand the potential side effects, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, high blood lactate levels, and, in rare cases, the development of lactic acidosis. Physicians also suggest regular check-ups to monitor the long-term impact of the medication on the patient’s health.

One vital factor to consider when utilizing Metformin is that it does not cure PCOS but instead addresses individual symptoms. While there may be some benefits from taking Metformin, research linking it to a reduced risk of breast cancer is limited. Despite that, it remains one of the most widely prescribed PCOS treatment options in the United States, which is why it is crucial for healthcare providers to thoroughly monitor patients who are using Metformin. Overall, Metformin for PCOS offers women a viable solution for managing certain symptoms, but it should be used with caution and with proper medical supervision.

PCOS & Metformin

Inositol vs Metformin

As healthcare providers continue to treat symptoms of PCOS, they seek to identify the best treatment options for their patients. Two such options are inositol and metformin. Both medications are used to treat PCOS symptoms and are available with a prescription. While they share similarities, there are also significant differences between the two that patients should be aware of.

First, both inositol and metformin are appropriate for treating PCOS. However, Inositol is a natural sugar alcohol found in fruits and grains and has been shown to be effective in insulin resistance management, a common symptom of PCOS. In contrast, metformin is an oral medication designed to treat type 2 diabetes, but it has also been found to effectively treat PCOS. While both medications are effective in treating PCOS symptoms, metformin has been associated with negative side effects such as gastrointestinal distress, while inositol has very few reported side effects. Ultimately the decision to use either medication will depend on individual patient needs and medical history.

When it comes to treating PCOS, healthcare providers must consider several treatment options to achieve the best outcome. Both inositol and metformin can significantly aid in symptom management, but they have critical differences that must be taken into account. By understanding these differences, patients can make informed decisions and work together with their healthcare providers to devise the most effective treatment plan. Overall, whether patients choose to take inositol or metformin, receiving the appropriate medical supervision can help alleviate any potential side effects and lead to improved health outcomes.

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Full Episode transcript:

Happy two year anniversary. Thank You. Happy two year anniversary. Yeah. Cyster has been two years since being tying got married and I mean, I don’t want to be like that cliche and I, I used to hate this when I heard it in movies, but time flies by it really Does. I cannot believe it’s been two years.

Yeah. It really flies by, we did a couple of Instagram stories stickers about this earlier, and we talked about, you know, the secrets to a happy marriage. And not that I, I mean, it’s been two years, not 20 years, but like we’re happy. Yeah. Yeah, definitely. And a lot of people were asking like,

how did, how did it sit out? Propose? Like how do, how was it when we got married? Right. As the big question I got to say, it has to go down as one of the best proposals of all time. I’m just saying, I’m just saying, I don’t mean to brag. I mean, I’m usually a modest person,

but I know I’m back right now as only because I’m so proud of this achievement, it was good. And as a quick explanation, we’re basically driving from orange county to big Sur, you know, we’re gonna do like a little quick weekend trip. So for those that don’t know, that’s basically, you’re driving up the Pacific coast highway, the whole drive for like five,

six hours, basically seeing the coast the whole time. So it was a beautiful drive. But anyways, as we’re driving up the coast, we stopped at like we past Santa Barbara. And basically I was looking for a beach to propose a Tyna. I had no idea which beach I was like thinking, okay, it has to be a good setup where I could put my phone,

I could do this and that. And basically I found we were driving, we passed Santa Barbara and I F I finally found this area. It was called Avila beach. Now we like sat down, sat down and we had a picnic. And, and like I knew I was going to propose after this picnic, Please. Can I explain the picnic?

Yeah. SciTech wanted to go. I remember you suggested going to a restaurant, like, let’s go to a nice restaurant, where are we having a picnic? And I was like, I packed a picnic. Like, it is a nice day. We are going to lay on this grass and eat the sandwiches I made. Yeah. And my thought that I was,

I would find a restaurant that’s facing the water. And then I would just like, after the meal, take telling down to the water, I have a reservation Already. Like, how was that going to work out? What if you didn’t find the nice restaurant where you could propose, like, obviously didn’t well, every, the stars really did align.

Yeah. And so there we were, hold on. I have to say this. We were laying on the grass, having a picnic. SEARAC sweating profusely the whole time, the whole time, like looking around like acting funny. And I was like, gosh, did I force him to have a picnic with me? Like, he really seemed to want to go to this restaurant.

Like, what is this problem? Sweating, beads Of sweat coming down his face. I couldn’t eat you. Didn’t he, I remember that. Cause of my heart rate is going so high. Just thinking like, how am I going to do this? Like, I have no idea how I’m going to do this Point. I feel like, I didn’t know you so well to detect that,

like something was up. I just thought that like, maybe you were hot because the sun was, you know, but if it was now, I could have been like, something’s on his mind. I could have like my grad year, you know, at that point, I, in our relationship, I couldn’t like read, you know? Yeah.

I got you. That makes sense. So anyways, we, we, we finished the picnic and I was like, I was basically the whole time hiding the ring. I couldn’t hide it in my pocket because I was like, you know, the ring box. If I put it in my jeans, it would like, like basically bulge out of my pocket and she’ll see like a ring box sticking out and she’ll know,

I was like, she’ll know what that is. Like, how could you not, when you see a box in a pocket. So I was like, I have to put this in my boxers. So it was stopped in my boxers for like 30, 45 minutes as we’re eating, as we’re eating the food. And then we walked down these stairs that goes into the sand and the,

basically the beach. And I don’t know how, but as we go down the stairs, I see this perfect area where we can go and like, like go and stand from the water. It’s like rocks. It’s not even, it’s not even like a sand. So I put my phone on the staircase pointing right at the rocks and I’m like telling,

I’ll put a timer and then we’ll go to the rocks and take a picture. So that was a perfect, No, no. You said it on video, turn you around. And you’re like five seconds. It’s on a timer. We’re taking a picture. And then I was like, what the hell wind’s blowing? My hair is Everywhere. And you’re like running towards me.

Yeah. Yeah. I told you it was a photo timer, but In reality it wasn’t video yet. You’re right. And then basically we went there and then, and then I told time, oh, I lost the keys just so that I could start like searching around my pockets and also losing the keys was a throwback to when we lost the keys on the top of a mountain.

If you don’t know the story, you can probably be on periods about previous podcasts. But anyways, when that happened, so anyways, sorry, I lost my track. Okay. Trying to propose. So yeah. I’m like, oh, I can’t find the keys. So I start like pillaging through my pockets and I turned around and I grabbed the,

a ring from my boxers and I turned around back to Italian and like, he Literally faces the camera, grabs his Chin just pulls out the ring. Exactly. And That just popped the question. You were like, oh my God. Yeah. And the waves crashing. It was a very romantic moment. Yeah. It was, it was a pretty good proposal.

And all of it was on video. Like Me going down on my knees to giving her the rings, the reaction, everything people think that I had a production team because of how good, the anger, A metaphor for the producer that you have become now filming our videos, directing our take talks. Yeah. Wow. You’ve been a producer all along.

I just put the puzzle pieces together. We actually posted that video on Instagram stories a couple of times too. So if you guys hear this episode, you want us to post it again, just let us know in the Instagram DMS and we’ll post it again. That is so funny. We do have a topic to talk about today. Metformin. Yes.

A big important topic. It’s like one of the most requested topics. And we actually covered Metformin very earlier, early on in the podcast. I think like it was like the fifth episode ever. And we wanted to do just a refresher, an update just to talk more about it, really going into more detail, spread some awareness. So Let’s do it.

Let’s do it. So if you’ve heard of Metformin or if you were prescribed Metformin, your Dr. May have sensed some insulin resistance in your blood work or detected it. And usually insulin resistance though. It goes undiagnosed because they look at A1C or fasting blood sugar, and maybe they don’t think it’s at high enough to be significant, but A1C and fasting blood sugar is later on in the insulin resistance phase.

So like when you’re extremely insulin resistant, borderline diabetic or pre-diabetic, then you can see it in a oncey or fasting blood sugar. But even if you don’t see it there, you could still be insulin resistance resistant. And it’s called an insulin glucose tolerance test to be specific and really understand if you’re insulin resistant. So I’m just saying A1C, fasting, blood glucose,

not good markers of whether or not your insulin resistance is going to show you if you are way later in the game. So Yeah. So if that is giving you a positive, that means your weight. You’re like later in the instrument. Yeah. It’s more extreme it’s been there. Yeah. So the slightest bit of insulin resistance can cause PSUs symptoms.

So like, even if you’re slightly insulin resistant and your fasting blood sugars within range, you can still have symptoms. Like it can still trigger high testosterone. It can still trigger that testosterone can trigger it. Facial hair, acne, hair loss, the symptoms can still be there. And you’re still at risk of developing diabetes later on, as you manage your P I mean,

as you, as your PCs goes uncontrolled, honestly. So 80% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance. This is something to really take seriously and try to understand and reverse early on so that it doesn’t eventually develop in to diabetes. And when you’re, when you’re diagnosed, you know, often we, they give us birth control, which makes you more insulin resistant by the way.

And then we ignore our PCLs right. But if your insulin resistance is really out of control and you’re just taking birth control for years and years and not doing anything about it, yes. It can eventually lead to diabetes. And that’s why when you hop onto Google, you see that, you know, with PCLs one of the, what’s it called when one of the conditions that can develop from it is diabetes and it kind of freaks you out because you’re,

oh my God, I’m going to become diabetic. No, you’re not. But if you ignore your piece dos, you might, and it’s not your fault if you have diabetes. And you know, oftentimes we’re not told this information when we’re diagnosed with PCs in the first place. So, so there’s always diet and lifestyle changes to the rescue. There’s always something you can do about it instead of silently suffering.

Yeah. Said when you’re taking birth control for a long time. Yeah. Okay. Not Metformin, right? Because okay. Birth control for a long time, you can get more insulin resistant. I see, I see with Metformin though, you know, I, I obviously it’s a drug, it has side effects. It’s stripping you of vital nutrients that are necessary for fighting S there’s a lot of cons to it.

And we’re going to go through the pros and cons of Metformin and Abbas. The tall, what I do like is that it is the first medication that is finally being prescribed to treat the root cause of PCOS. Okay. Like you’re not just ignoring PCO as actually doing something. Yeah. But with every drug, there should be an exit plan. You know,

what lifestyle and diet changes are you making? What supplements are you taking to help with blood sugar control so that you can get off of this pill? I mean, you don’t have to be on it forever. So that being said, that’s what I have to say about blood sugar control, insulin resistance. Sorry. I was going to say another thing I’ve even met foreman that they tell you to do is to just cut all your carbs out.

So it’s just so awful. Like they see the insulin resistance and their only advice is typically to just cut out all your carbs. And I understand that that can significantly reduce your insulin levels, which will help with yourselves resistance to the insulin, because they’re not constantly bombarded by insulin, which is what gets them resistant in the first place. But that is so extreme.

And so unnecessary. You can slowly lower your carb intake and find a range that works for you in conjunction with the diet and lifestyle changes. We’re going to talk about that. Help improve insulin sensitivity. Yeah. Are you trying to conceive when you’re in the process of baby-making you don’t want to take a prenatal that’s designed for a woman who’s pregnant, they get expensive and have ingredients you don’t need quite yet.

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All right, babe, let’s take a moment to correct our posture. Take a deep breath and have some peer spectrum CBD. Sure. Hey, sisters CBD can help with acne inflammation, anxiety asleep, and so many other PCs symptoms. I personally take it throughout the day to help keep my stress hormones nice and low. Not to mention I sleep like a baby every night and I don’t wake up fatigued at all.

Now open your mouth, please. So I can give you a serving. Now, hold it for 60 seconds. Head over to pure spectrum cbd.com and use the code, the sisterhood one word for 10% off. Can I stop now? Nope. You got 30 more seconds. So let’s just talk about how Metformin works. So it works in two ways.

The first way is that it helps your cells respond to insulin while you take it. But the thing with this, that it doesn’t cure instant resistance and the Mo like kind was mentioning, it must have an exit plan in your lifestyle change. That will, the lifestyle change will always Trump, you know, a prescription like Metformin in, in most cases.

Yeah. And then like Tom was saying earlier, it also reduces the levels of sugar produced by the liver liver, as well as the amount of sugar, your stomach and intestines absorb. Right. Which is good because with insulin resistance, if you have high blood sugar, then your body’s going to release a lot of insulin. And that high amount of insulin is going to make yourselves resistant to it eventually.

Right? So when you take Metformin, you’re reducing those levels of sugar. That’s overproduced in your body, for example, by your liver, or it is going to help your cells respond to insulin when you eat carbs, that break down into sugar. So it can help with the insulin resistance. Yeah, I see. But question does it like, so I know it gets down to the root cause one of the root causes a piece to us,

which is instant resistance, but does it get actually to the root cause of insulin resistance itself? You know, it actually doesn’t because, and we’ll get into this right now. which is the supplement that’s just as effective as Metformin studies show. And we’ll talk about that in a second. It has a combination of talls in it that mimic the combination that should be in yourselves and these innocent halls that should be at a 40 to one ratio in yourselves,

or what are going to make yourselves basically open up and accept the sugar that insulin’s trying to give yourself. So it can burn it for energy, right? So it’s going to help with improving its sensitivity and not being so resistant. It’s literally that ratio that’s missing in PCOS, women who have insulin resistance. And so you’re really, you’re really just replacing that by taking over assets all.

Yeah. And then here we go. Your metabolic dysfunction is healing. Your cells are, you know, working properly. Okay. That’s how you’re Getting to the actual root cause of the insulin resistance itself. You’re helping to balance that ratio. That’s great. That’s great. And so one Thing that people should know is that it also tells are actually found naturally in many foods,

you know, like fruits, nuts beans. And like when we say 40 to one ratio and also talls, like why in our subtle, why is an all-star is important? Well, and also talls are the second messenger for the insulin receptor the balance when the balance between the mile and the, which is supposed to be 40 to one when there’s too much of DeCaro and not enough Myro in the,

the ovaries, that’s when the instant resistance can occur and get worse and worse all the time. So like Tyler was explaining or basketball helps to restore that balance and that in, by just helping to balance the instant resistance, that’s going to help with so many other symptoms. For example, weight gain testosterone, you know, when you have insulin resistance, it causes your body to overproduce testosterone,

which is basically, you know, hyperandrogenism elevated male hormones. And that’s going to cause things like, you know, hair loss, facial hair, acne, not to mention insulin resistance can also impact, you know, our ovulation, you know, air quality, all of these, which can be improved when you’re taking it in all-star supplement. I love that you can find it in food.

Buckwheat has an ASA tall in it and they make buckwheat noodles. Oh my gosh, it’s so delicious. You cook the buckwheat noodles. And then after you take the water out, you mix in some soy sauce and Sesame oil and some Sesame seeds and some so lunch, bro. And then you have this buckwheat noodles deliciousness, you can eat it cold,

right? Yeah. And if you eat it cold, I highly recommend slicing up cucumber, thinly and marinating it in rice, wine, vinegar and water equal parts, a little bit of salt, marinate it for an hour. Eat it with your buckwheat. You got your Unasa tall for dinner. Sounds pretty amazing. Okay. No, no, no.

Yeah. Tony like A big bowl of it’s carbs better. And just to kind of to say that This is what I think when I eat buckwheat. Yeah. When I noodle salad, I’m like you, That’s funny, but just to expand to anyone who’s looking for an all-star supplement, we have, we love oh, basketball again. That’s our favorite supplement for PCs and insulin resistance.

We’ll link it in the podcast description of course, with the 15% off code. But if you’re looking for other installs supplements as well, maybe you’re outside the country or you just want to try something else. Just want to give a quick couple of pointers when you’re looking, looking for an all-star supplements and you’ll kind of get the reason why we love all that.

So tall, the number one reason is, or the number one thing you want to look for is a 40 to one ratio, 40 to one ratio of Mio and Cairo and also tall. That’s what the latest research is using long time ago, they were using only myo-inositol. But again, the latest research through recent rediscoveries are using 40 to one. The second thing to be mindful of is you need a daily dosage of 4,000 milligrams,

4,000 milligrams. That’s the studies being used in the studies, sorry, that’s the dosage being used in the studies. So 2000 in the morning, 2000 in the evening. Now here’s where it really, I think is really important is the price, the price. So You want it, oh, it’s expensive or not even just That, like when you’re looking for an all-star and there’s so many brands out there and you want to be aware of the dosage because although the bottle might say 30 day dosage,

you look at the serving and it’s only 500 milligrams or a thousand milligrams. We’ve had so many sisters send us pictures of their, in our style supplements to ask our opinion. And I look at the dosage and I always see it’s like way less. So basically when you’re, when it’s that low dosage, you have to take sometimes twice or four times.

And you’re basically running out of that month, long bottle and maybe like one week or something. So you really want to be aware when you’re buying an all-star supplements is the daily dosage, you know, 4,000. Can I take 2000 in the morning, 2000 evening with, with the serving state at orals? Or am I going to have to take more?

And is this bottle going to actually last me one week? So that’s where like a $20 bottle can end up costing you, you know, maybe like 80, a hundred dollars a month instead of, you know, whatever. So when it comes to of acetone, it comes with a three month supply and it comes with a daily dosage of 4,000 milligrams.

So it takes all that into consideration because you have to be aware, it takes three to six months to help heal and balance insulin resistance. So it doesn’t happen in just one month or one week, something to take for three to six months. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the dosages and all that. Yeah. I’m so with you,

you know, supplements can get expensive and you want to make sure that it’s effective when you’re taking it. So, and knowing that it’s a three months supply too, because it takes three months to the picture of your ovaries. It takes time to heal from PCLs to get your blood sugar under control. So there’s a reason why it comes in a three-month supply.

It’s just, it’s all planned out for your benefit there. You know, sometimes you just buy a supplement three days. I don’t know if it worked, you know, it’s just, this is thought through. Yeah. Yeah. And again, it sounds like we’re just like all basketball, But to be honest, like we haven’t seen any other brand that does the dosage,

the three months supply for that cheap of a price. Honestly, like if you compare it to any other brand and you try to do the math with the 4,000 milligrams, it ends up causing so much. So we’re just trying to spread awareness about, you know, about that. See, Doug loves a good deal. He loves to explain this is a deal.

So anyways, if you take Metformin with Avast, the tall, because you can, sometimes it can cause hypoglycemia. So it’s important to be careful when you’re doing that. Always consult your doctor as well. A lot of times I’ve read that it’s okay. But everyone is different. It’s always case by case with any supplement in any medication, you just have to be really mindful of your symptoms.

Yeah. Common question too. Can I take Avesta with Metformin? Like we highly suggest talk to your doctor first. We don’t recommend it because it can be too much. Exactly. Yeah. So what’s the deal with Metformin. Yeah. What are the benefits of Metformin versus an all-stars? Well, Metformin, it depletes your body of nutrients, like B12 it’s necessary for detoxification pathways in your hormone for your hormones.

So there’s a con, right? Yeah. That’s a con, right. Did you say prose? Oh, you say, well, I can’t say the only benefit of Metformin is that yeah. I’m glad that doctors are actually providing something to treat the metabolic. That’s fine. And now, Like it does help your cells respond to insulin while you take it.

It just doesn’t cure insulin resistance. And it reduces the levels of sugar produced by the liver, as well as the amount of sugar, your stomach and intestines absorb. So those are the pros, but again, it’s not really getting to the root cause of the insulin resistance. So With that being said, Metformin is actually now recognized as an endocrine disruptor.

Really? Yeah. It’s just like birth control. It’s a chemical, that’s acting as a hormone like substances. Yeah. It’s an endocrine disruptor. And it also alters your gut microbiome, which is critical for insulin regulation and low grade inflammation. So when you go gluten and dairy free, for example, you’re helping with your gut microbiome, reducing inflammation, things like that.

And as a result, like when you get off of it, you know, sometimes you won’t continue to have insulin sensitivity, so you want something that’s healing. You, you know, and that’s why like, again, Avastin and also there’s research. There is studies involving in NASSA tall supplementation in women With PCOS versus Metformin, right? Yeah. Do you want to say to her,

do I want to, it’s the kicker of this podcast episode? It shows that inositol provides improvement in almost all pathological conditions in PCO S such as recovery of reproductive abnormalities, decreased androgen levels and improved insulin levels in NASSA tall supplements. And the research has found that there is no difference in insulin or testosterone results between Metformin and Obasi tall. Those who took my Unal stall did not have any adverse reactions to the supplement either.

And those who took Metformin, they found to have five times more of a reaction of side effects, like nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lactic, acidosis, and general weakness. Yeah. That’s something we talk about all the time. Like the research is showing they are the same results, except that Metformin is giving five times the amount of side effects.

So to us, when it comes to like decision between, you know, a natural supplement versus a Metformin for like, for us, how these for Tallinn, we prefer to try at least the natural option first, but of course everyone’s different in their journey. And sometimes people have a severe case of insulin resistance and there maybe is a need for some sort of medication,

but, you know, think of more. Yeah. Yeah. It just depends on the person. I mean, it depends what you want to do. You can show your doctor the research if they don’t believe you just saying it. I mean, the it’s all the proof is in the pudding. Yeah. Sugar-free pudding, you know, I love my dietician buns anyways.

No, but I love that. And also talls have been studied on women with PCOS, you know, little research there is for women with PCOS. Like we finally have something and there’s still a lot talking about it, like so confused completely. And you will be screaming it from the rooftops Sister. Yeah. Yeah. So that was basically the pros and the cons and basically all the information about Metformin and how there are other alternatives,

like in all-star supplements. But we asked you, we want to ask you sisters about your experience with Metformin. You know, we always love to ask in our, in our Instagram stories at PCO start weight loss about your experiences. So we asked this question, tell me about your experience with metrics Melly. Mel says it makes me feel bloated even when I haven’t eaten anything.

Oh yeah. Especially when bloating is already like something yeah. Next one. Child rebel says awful food aversions and headaches. Yeah. It’s one of the things we talked about, Kate B says first week was terrible. And then all of a sudden, as long as I ate first, I was fine. Yeah. I think for some people, after a couple of weeks,

they get more used to those side effects and it doesn’t last as long, but you know, if that’s, if that works, that works. Yeah. Charlene Cakery delights says it wasn’t good at all. I had so many unpleasant symptoms with Metformin. This was like the majority of the message, the yummy Life said I was on the toilet all the time.

Yeah. Again like the symbols we talked about in the Xeno girl said, nausea, body aches, diarrhea, moodiness. Awful. So we actually did another question that kind of like, just to show kind of, you know, how are people feeling the differences. Yeah. So we asked, tell me about your experience with obesity, Sarah. I says I’m having less sugar cravings.

Nice, awesome. That’s exactly how I felt. Yeah. And the same person from before the yummy life said cut cravings a lot. No GI issues. Great. So happy that there’s a big, big improvement from the Metformin. Sarah Holden says no stomach issues. It’s tasteless and so easy. Just throw it in my purse. That’s great. I love it. got my period back after not having it for a year.

I know. That’s how I felt as a, well, I didn’t have my period for a whole year. Yeah. For those wondering again, when all baskets, all the benefits, helping with instant resistance, helping with period regularity, oblation, egg, quality, so much more Mandy at lamb, XO says I’ve lost a little weight around my belly area and no side effects.

Nice. That’s great. That’s a sign that your blood sugar is under control. Amazing With precess. I felt better energy all day and it helped with it. Yeah. Nice. In our subtle can help with anxiety as well. Yeah. Z X R miss Kimber, R O X is completely different than Metformin. No side effects reduced Cravings. I love to hear that.

Well, that’s awesome. Very inspiring. And I mean, these were the majority of the messages I got. Yeah. We heard it from the people themselves and that to us, like just that’s like the best I think the best Is in the sugar free Pudding. I’ll say it again. Yeah. So as always, we’re going to play a message from the hotline PCs hotline.

For those that don’t know, we have a hotline where you can call and leave a testimony or a question to play on the podcast. So, and the phone number is one eight, three three, ask PCO S 1 8 3 3. Yeah. Sorry. 1 8 3, 3 ask PCO S today is a phone call. Hi, my name is rose and I am from Georgia and I briefly lost 30 pounds while following gluten free dairy free and adding in some Azov of,

of as the tall. Oops, you can’t say it, but I had a question, the vaccine, I’m curious if you guys have any research or any literature about what lots of were saying about the vaccine affecting their menstrual cycle. I finally had my menstrual cycle back regularly and I’m hoping to keep it that way. And so I was just curious if you knew any evidence-based literature around that.

Thanks. Well, that’s a very important question. Great question. And just want to say congrats to the sister calling for one, you know, improving the menstrual regularity, getting your period back. Great job on your, on your results so far. And so happy that gluten, dairy, gluten, dairy free, all that salt has helped you so much when it comes to the research for menstrual regularity and the vaccine.

Like we don’t really think there’s anything out there that’s conclusive. You know, it’s very early on. The vaccine has only been released for like maybe like six months or so at this point that we’re recording. And, you know, we don’t want to, especially now that like this question came out of the blue, we haven’t like done any research to,

to look into this answer. We don’t want to misspeak. So I would just say it’s kind of, It’s really up in the air. They I’m li I did, you know, search this information and found that there has been such little research on COVID-19 and menstrual regulation. Yeah. I’m looking right now as well. And yeah, they have not done a lot of research about it.

It does say that like some people’s periods be, you know, changed while others didn’t. None of it is conclusive enough. I do follow Dr. Phyllis. Gosh, that’s the best she’s got the answers girl. She has done some great videos on Instagram. I G T V is where she talks about the vaccine and women’s health and the ski, you know,

how everyone’s scared that it might affect fertility. And she talks about, you know, the mechanism behind the backseat and how that would affect you as a woman. And she actually made me so confident about the vaccine. So, I mean, full transparency, me and time both got the vaccine time. Did you feel like your period was affected in any way?

No. Yeah. That’s just, talions one person. We’re not trying to say you should do one or the other. We’re just talking here at times experience, but I would, we would highly recommend listening to, or going to Dr. Phyllis groceries, Instagram. And she did a, I G T V I would say about like a couple of weeks ago where she talked all about maybe a month ago,

all about the vaccine and women’s health. Yeah. I say, listen to her, she’s a gynecologist. I’m sure she’s a lot more into the insight info that’s going on with the COVID vaccine. The only Thing I’m reading is that if you do get a severe case of COVID, you may find that, you know, your endocrine system, your hormones might get a little bit of imbalance and your period will be a little irregular for some people.

It says 50 out of 1 77. So, I mean, that’s, if you get the Cove, if you get the Corona, but obviously done enough research on the vaccine effecting you. So yeah. I mean, everything that I’ve been hearing from gynecologists so far is that the vaccine will protect you obviously from COVID and the effects of having COVID are worse than what we know about the effects of what the vaccine can cause.

So at this time, yeah. So just to like generally summarize there’s no like conclusive answer. So at this time it would just, yeah. Consult your doctor, just read the latest research that’s coming out. You know, when this podcast is recorded, where like prerecording ahead of time. So things change in weeks and months. And again, just looking for resources like Dr.,

who’s also been on our podcast. She can really provide some more info if you go to her Instagram page. Right. All right. Before we end the podcast, we’re going to mention our two wins of the week. Again, these are sisters who are managing their PCLs and thriving. And our first winner is, yeah, should I do the first one?

Our first winner is from the sisterhood. And if you don’t know, the sisterhood is our membership platform to help you manage, learn about your piece, us help get down to the root cause help you go gluten their free help, learn your carb tolerance, learn how to work out so much more. We have an amazing community there. Mickey from the sisterhood says today marks my first weight loss.

In two years, I was so hesitant of weighing myself. Since I promised myself, I would only mark my non-scale victories and not be defined by a number this week. I changed that relationship and decided to take control. I’m officially down 12 pounds. And although it may not be a grand number two years ago, I went through multiple personal trainers with no weight loss until they were frustrated With me.

They were frustrated, frustrated with damn amazing Mickey Like great job. And I really liked, you know, not, not scaling her victories or not putting her victories based on the scale. And of course, you know, we all want to check how we’re doing, but you know, great job with the progress and the results can be doing a great job.

Yes. Excellent. Up next hub diesel. She Has the app. I have the name memorized because I know her profile picture. Yeah. Okay, cool. Cool. She says I have some great news. Two of my sister, friends went and gluten and dairy free, started taking Avesta and both of them are having amazing results. One in particular is reversing her diabetes and her PCO symptoms like a champ.

The other is reversing her PCs symptoms. And finally she conceived after 10 years of trying to get pregnant. She is sending me the rest of her opacity because it worked for her. She wanted to give you a little update on my wonderful friends, or just wanted to give you an update. Oh, amazing. I love how she’s like spreading it to their friends.

I love that. That’s so sweet. Well, sisters, this is a great episode. I hope this was very helpful for you in making a decision on what you want to do for your insulin resistance. And we can certainly assist you in the diet and lifestyle aspect of it. In the sisterhood, our membership program, we have our gluten and dairy free meals.

Our PCs friendly workouts, all designed to help heal insulin resistance because 80% of sisters are struggling with it. And diet and lifestyle change is the first and foremost answer to it. Absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah. If you have any other questions about Metformin or all-star supplements cycle Vestal, feel free to reach us on Instagram. And I think that’s it. We’ll talk to you soon.

Sisters take care everyone. Bye bye. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you have to come check out the sisterhood. It’s my monthly membership site, where sisters just like you are learning how to move through the stages of S from Sage one cold and alone at the doctor’s office to stage five, nailing the PCs lifestyle, gluten and dairy free, get ready to finally feel in control of your body.

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