PCOS & Hypothyroidism: What You Need to Know!

What is your thyroid & how does it impact your period & PCOS? On this episode, we discuss how the thyroid hormones have an influence on reproduction, menstruation, metabolism, mental health, digestion, and more!

You’ll learn how Hypothyroidism can lead to symptoms such as unexplained weight gain, serious fatigue, depression, mood issues, aches and pains, chronic colds, hair loss, and more!

What causes Hypothyroidism and what can you do? We talk about the root causes of Hypothyroidism and highlight natural treatments including diet & lifestyle as well as treatments provided by practitioners.

Based on current medical knowledge, these are the optimal test ranges for the thyroid (Source: Kresser Institute ADAPT Practitioner Training & Certification Program):

TSH: 0.5-2.0 mIU/L

Total T3: 100-180 ng/dL

Ttotal T4: 6-12 ug/dL

Free T3: 2.5-4.0 pg/mL

Free T4: 1.0-1.5 ng/dL

Reverse T3: 9-21 ng/dL

TPO: 0-15 IU/mL

TGAB: 0-0.9 IU/mL

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Full Episode transcript:

All right, babe. Let’s take a moment to correct our posture. Take a deep breath and have some pure 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.

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How do you like our intro? The new intro to the podcast. If who? Oh my gosh. I can’t believe we haven’t asked. I mean, we’ve been talking about it on Instagram. It’s just that the podcast, you know, it plays week to week. So we don’t get to just like hear people’s direct responses, responses, responses to it.

But if for those that don’t know, the podcast has a new intro with our friend, Keith and David who made the song for us. I know a lot of people thought at first it was Tallinn singing. Wow. That would be fun if it was. Yeah, it would be, but Tyna And I basically, we sat down and we made the lyrics.

We have to Release the lyrics. Don’t give me credits. I was trying to give you some credit too. I did write the lyrics. I’ll take the credit. Thank you. But basically we wrote the lyrics and then we sent it over to our two close friends, David and Keester actually cases, a singer, beautiful singer. She focuses on a lot of like Armenian singing and things like that.

And then my friend David as well, he is a producer. There happened to be a couple together. So we sent them the lyrics and they were able to make the song for us. And now it’s basically a new intro to the podcast and we’re also planning on making the song available on Instagram and Tik dogs so that everyone could basically go ahead and make songs with it.

It so fun. I’m so glad we did this. Maybe we can extend it in the future and make like a one minute. So like a legit, like one, two minutes long. Yeah, yeah. Like a real, Like a chorus, everything together that all comes together. But with that being said today, we’re going to be talking all about PCLs and hyperparathyroidism a very common topic in the community.

And we actually, you know what, actually right before we get into hyperthyroidism, let’s take in a question. Let’s change things up a little bit. Let’s take in a question from the piece you as hotline. So for those that don’t know, we have a hotline that you can call into or leave a text message. The phone number is one eight,

three three, ask PCO S a S K PCO S. And question came in from, I won’t read her last name, but her name is Mary. And she says, hi, my name is Mary. And I was just diagnosed with PCO is at age 19 with being in college. Do you have any tips on eating gluten and dairy-free when going out to a restaurant.

Thanks so much. Great question. One quick thing with college, we have an episode on how to manage piece us in college. So if you, if you are in college, newly diagnosed, or maybe you’re planning on going to college, great episode to go and listen to. But baby, what are your go-to tips when you’re going to go out to eat to a restaurant and you’re gluten dairy,

Honestly, such a good question. I know so many sisters struggle with this. At first, when they transitioned to gluten and dairy free, you know, not everyone cooks at home. Sometimes you want to eat out. And with this, I would say that you don’t have to go necessarily to a restaurant that has a gluten and dairy free menu specific to your diet.

You can modify a lot of the meals on the menu very easily. Actually, you know, you can order a salad and you can ask them not to put cheese on it. You can ask them, you know, is there flour in this soup? You can ask them to make a lettuce wrap out of a burger. You can transition anything. Don’t be scared to,

to ask the waitress or waiter to modify the meal for yourself. And that’s my first tip when it comes to eating out. My next tip is that when you eat out, you might not be eating what you want. Like if you want pasta and they don’t have gluten-free pasta, there’s not much you can do about it. So you kind of have to accept that you’re not going to be able to eat everything on the menu,

but that being said, you can go home. You can make your own pasta. You can make something that you saw on the menu that you want to try in a gluten and dairy free version of, and you can make it yourself. And I find that eating out actually inspires me to cook better, cook different things and make gluten and dairy free twists on meals that maybe I wouldn’t have thought of making myself,

you know, I look at the menu and I’m like, what? You know, I like this. It’s not gluten free. I’ll go make it myself. Yeah. Great. And also like doing a little bit of quick research before you go to the restaurant. If you’re going with your friends, maybe go on Yelp, take a look at the menu,

see what you can already find. That’s gluten and dairy free. So when you’re there, you don’t feel all this pressure on yourself to make a decision real fast, or even you can even always talk to the waitress or waiter. Like when, you know, when they leave the table, you can just get up from the table, act like you’re going to the bathroom or something.

And just go and talk to the waiter and waitress and ask them about the food. If there’s gluten, dairy free options. Like if you’re, you know, if you feel embarrassed to ask in front of your friends, things like that, you can always talk to them privately. And yeah, CNET Chooses our restaurants. So I feel like you, The restaurant’s like I’m putting my foot down to choose,

You know, those memes where like the guy asked the girl, what do you want to eat? And she’s like, I don’t know, what do you want to eat? And they go back and forth, but the guy has to make the decision. I mean, that’s our lives. So basically you have to like make the final. Well, for me,

for me, it’s like going to a restaurant is like an experience. So like when I pick a restaurant, I’m not like just looking at what do we feel like eating, but I’m looking at the vibe I’m looking at. Is it going to be a nice place to eat at? Is it going to be a relaxing environment? Of course, with COVID it feels like all that,

all that is out the door because you can, you can either dine out or you take it home with you. So yeah. Which Is another thing, like taking it home with you, it’s better than cooking sometimes. Like you just want to change things up. Yeah. This question is still relevant, even if you’re not eating out. Absolutely. Yeah.

And we give a lot of tips like this and the sisterhood as well, where we talk about how to learn to eat. Gluten-free when you’re going out to restaurants, including how to, you know, learn to eat dairy free and things like that. So yeah, we hope that helps. And with that, let’s not go to the main topic of today’s episode.

Yes. High pro thyroid. Yeah. This is pretty common in PCOM. This is actually the fourth type of PCs that we mentioned in the sisterhood. We talk about different types of what you can do to treat it. And you know, towards the end, we’re going to talk about the gluten going gluten-free and how that helps with hypothyroidism. But first,

what is your thyroid? This is a butterfly shaped gland. Okay. Everyone take your hand and go to the lower part of the front of your neck, that, and there you go, lower part from the front of your neck. And this is where your thyroid is. It’s a butterfly shaped gland and it impacts virtually every, or you don’t feel,

of course you don’t feel it. You’re not going to feel it. It’s just there. Why you told me to touch it because I just, each cell in your body has a receptor site for thyroid hormones. Meaning the thyroid hormones have an influence on the function of all your tissues and organs. It affects everything from digestion, mental health, metabolism, reproduction,

menstruation. So it really affects PCLs this metabolic dysfunction happening. Like it can be affected by hypothyroidism. Yep. And because of the hormonal makeup women or five to eight times more likely than men to develop a thyroid disorder. Now I imagine with PCO S it’s the most common endocrine disorder in the world. So a lot of times hyperthyroidism and PCs go hand in hand.

That’s right. So I mean, if you’re not sure if you have thyroid issues and if you know, we’re going to talk about how it gets misdiagnosed, but before we get into that, let’s talk about the symptoms. What are some of the symptoms, babe? So some Of the symptoms include unexplained, weight gain, serious fatigue, depression, mood issues,

aches, and pains, chronic colds, like feeling really cold hair loss, cold hands and feet, dry skin, irregular periods, and PMs. So right away, we’re seeing the direct results of the hyperthyroid of the hyperthyroidism that we talked about. You know, we talked about how it impacts the, or the thyroid effects, everything from digestion to mental health,

to metabolism, to reproduction menstruation. So again, this, all the symptoms I just named are all a result of those things. Yeah. So with that being said, it’s often misdiagnosed. Sometimes doctors only test TSH and T4. These are standard thyroid hormones to check, but if they fail to provide a complete picture of what’s happening with your thyroid, you need a full thyroid panel,

TSH, T4, T3, free T4, and T3, reverse T3 TPO. TgAb like all of these things need to be checked to really understand what’s happening with your thyroid. And when you look at normal lab ranges, quote, unquote normal versus functional lab ranges, there is a difference. So these normal conventional lab ranges, these are different than functional because functional assess the risk of a disease before it develops.

And conventional ranges are used to diagnose the disease after it develops. And we have actually a list of the functional ranges for thyroid hormones that we’re going to include in the description of this podcast, so that you can take a look at your lab work and you can assess it and maybe work with a naturopathic doctor or a functional medicine specialist, somebody who can really use these functional ranges to assess and evaluate your thyroid’s health instead of kind of glossing over it.

Yep. Absolutely. And Yeah, we’ll put that in the podcast description. I mean, I love to just read this out loud right now, but I would sound like I would sound like an alien because I would just be saying like letters and, and you know, milliliters and this and that, but yeah. Go to the podcast subscription and you’ll be able to copy and paste that into your notes and have it ready for a doctor.

Yeah. So what causes hypothyroidism? What causes it? Yeah. Why is this happening in the first place? So oftentimes Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto-immune disease that can occur. And this is where your body overstimulates and attacks your thyroid, making your thyroid weaker it hypothyroidism. So if this is happening, you really want to get your lab work done and discover if you’re having an auto immune disease or you’re just having,

you know, your thyroid is not working properly and it’s just hypo. Yeah. You know, there’s a difference once more. And we’ll talk about this later, but there’s a lot of research showing that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and gluten dairy-free can be very beneficial to help with that with the thyroid. Exactly. So what’s the next Cosby. Next one is estrogen dominance prevents the thyroid hormone from getting into its receptor.

Yeah. It’s the estrogen is literally blocking the thyroid hormone from getting into the receptors. And then you have symptoms of hypothyroidism and many women with PCs have estrogen dominance. So then we might have thyroid problems. So it’s really good to have this full thyroid panel gates, your estrogen checks like see what’s happening, what’s causing what absolutely. And the next one is stress.

So excess cortisol, down-regulate stra thyroid. Why is that? Boop? Well, I mean, excess cortisol can make your thyroid stop working as well. Stop, you know, and then that will affect your metabolism and that will cause more weight gain. And it, they work hand in hand all the time. It’s Basically putting extra stress on your thyroid.

The thyroid is the little small thing in your throat or under your throat, like Klein was talking about in the beginning. You’re putting a lot of stress on it. Now it’s not going to be able to work as efficiently. Imagine like your brain when you’re really stressed out about something, your brain doesn’t think clearly. So similarly with your thyroid, next one is endocrine disruptors,

damage the thyroid and cause estrogen dominance, which blocks thyroid receptor function. Right? So like I said earlier, like you said earlier, that estrogen is blocking the thyroid receptors. When you have a lot of endocrine disruptors, you know, from your environment, from the soap you’re using from the toxins in your environment, they are also causing estrogen dominance, which can be causing,

you know, hypothyroidism. It just has this chain effect. And it’s good to be aware of this so that when you’re choosing products and the way you’re managing your stress, you know, that the chain of impact it can have, you know? Yeah. And then next cause is chronic dieting slash low fat foods. So chronic dieting or low fat foods make your brain think that you’re in starvation mode and sends signals to your thyroid to slow down,

which slows down your metabolism. It’s a great point. So when you’re cutting calories, when you’re basically restricting, restricting the amount of food that your body absorbs, we talked about this in the past, but basically your body goes into starvation mode. It’s what our ancestors used. It was their body’s instinct when there’s not enough food, when there’s not enough food to eat,

basically the body realizes that because it’s not getting any food. So it slows down the metabolism basically, basically thinks that it’s under attack. So similarly with your thyroid, when you’re not eating your thyroid is what is going to control that metabolism and slow it down. Yeah. And notice how the thyroid affects your metabolism. Like if it’s hypo, your metabolism is slower.

Right. And notice how all of these things that we talk about for PCO S somehow linked to weight gain, you know what I’m saying? Like endocrine disruptors, stress, estrogen. Like we talk about this and look at how it links to the thyroid, which leads to weight gain. Like, it’s very interesting to see the pathways of our metabolism. Yeah.

Okay. The next one’s really juicy. Really? This one I’ve been reading them on birth control, hijacks your thyroid and deplete some of the vital thyroid nutrients like selenium and zinc, and many women on birth control are also on thyroid medication like Synthroid. I mean, raise your hands wherever you are. If you’re on Synthroid or if you’re having thyroid problems,

because it might be because of birth control. And I mean, I don’t remember a doctor telling me anything about possible side effects of birth control when I was handed birth control. No, no one was like, well, be careful, like if you’re feeling this way or that way, and having these symptoms, you know, it could be the birth control.

It could be your thyroid. No one said that. And maybe I would have like silently suffered, like so many women are doing and we’ll get into that. Okay. Yeah. I mean, Not dimension and not again, the whole birth control thing, like birth control was never invented or was never meant to about basically balanced women’s hormones. That was never the intention that became later on,

like when birth control was first invented, it was literally invented as a contraceptive to prevent birth, to prevent women from getting pregnant. That was the main reason. And then in the 1970s, in the 1980s, when pharmaceutical companies were allowed to start marketing even more on television and doing, and doing a lot more advertising, they were able to basically strategize birth control into a hormone balancing drug.

But it has no, they never had any intention of doing that when they first invented birth control. So it’s really important to think about that. When you’re thinking about balancing your hormones, taking this, taking birth control, like, is it going to balance hormones, just thinking about why was birth control even invented? So it’s a little bit of a history lesson There.

That’s really interesting. And then the next one, the next cause could be the, the lacking iodine. Yeah. So I, a dine is essential for making fibroid hormones. If you don’t have iodine, you literally don’t have thyroid hormones. This is super important. So depending on where you live, you know, if you’re lacking iodine in your diet,

you know, that could have a huge impact On steroids. I forget the time period of when this was, but like in the 1950s, I think when they were scared of like a nuclear war happening, they basically started to put iodine into salt. That’s why until today you want that salt, that very famous iodized salt was salt. Doesn’t have iodine to start with.

It’s like, it’s not in there. They added that to salt because many people in America had low levels of iodine. So in order to improve the levels of iodine, they basically added that to salt. And I forget the reason I, I think I dine, I dunno if they did it to help with people’s thyroid or they did it because I had dine helps with radiation.

If I’m not mistaken. Cause it was during the times of the nuclear, like people were scared that there might be a nuclear war happening. So it’s a little bit of, yeah. That’s why salt to this day they had that iden I dies. I saw, I saw it was all because of that because people used to be low in iodine. That’s So interesting because I dine is found in foods like fish and strawberries,

like general foods. So it’s like, do we really need iodized salt? I’m not sure. I don’t know. But fun facts Mean back then. People didn’t eat those things as much. Yeah. Fun fact. My great grandma had a glider. What’s a glider. It’s when it, you don’t have, you don’t eat iodine or you’re you have such hypothyroidism,

low thyroid hormones that swells up and you develop this big goiter here and you have to have it like surgically removed. Wow. This is a from SAC to, oh no, but it’s just while I was writing this, I was like, wow, this like runs in my family. I wonder why this happened to her, but you know, next time,

just not fun. Okay. All righty. Then how does hypothyroidism affect our periods and PCO S okay. Let’s link this back to the PCLs lifestyle. Yep. So all of this disrupts our population, reducing progesterone and making it harder for us to opulate get pregnant, have regular periods. So, I mean, there you go, there, you have it that’s that,

you know, end result of hypothyroidism. It diminishes the body’s sensitivity to insulin. So then that’s associated with PCLs and making PCs worse. And it diminishes the body’s ability to metabolize estrogen and raises estrogen levels, leaving, leading to heavier periods and more hypothyroidism because the estrogen blocks the thyroid receptor. So yeah. I mean, it could be a whole mess for PCR.

Yeah. And these are all like the big three things. I really am. That really impact woman with PSUs oblation. Yes. Insulin. I don’t know what Eight periods, insulin. I don’t Know why. When you said periods, I thought I heard you say idiot to me right now. I don’t know why the way the word period came out as I was talking,

I just heard idiot. Like, but that’s why I was like, what anyway. Okay. So, oh yeah. Like oblation periods, insulin resistance. These are like estrogen dominance. These are all like very, the important topics with peace. You as an instant resistance impact, 70, 70 to 80% of women with PCOS. So many women with PCRs have irregular periods.

They have irregular levels of estrogen. So hyperthyroidism impacting all those really important things right there. So you might be asking yourself, like, what if I’m struggling with all of these symptoms and w it sounds like I might have a little bit of hypothyroidism, but I’m not diagnosed. Well, there’s something called subclinical hypothyroidism. So this is millions of women, like walking around the planet with subclinical hypothyroidism.

And Nicole’s your dam in her book, six weeks to reverse six weeks to fix your period. She says, she calls a hypothyroidism, light, a milder version of the full blown hypothyroidism. So you could be a little bit hypothyroid. I liked that. So, yeah. I mean, It’s a spectrum. I mean, yeah, everything’s a spectrum,

right? That’s what, when they say a syndrome syndrome means it’s a spectrum. So not everybody has the same or the same severity, you know, everybody can, some people can have it later. Some people can have it more. So, yeah. Like there can be quote unquote light version of hypothermia. Yeah. And I mean, your TSH could be a little bit high in the T4 and T3 are normal.

And then your doctor just sends you on your way, even though you don’t feel good and you say, you’re not fine. They’re like, oh, well, you know, the lab work says, you’re fine. So you don’t have thyroid problems. Yeah. I mean, that’s not a full thyroid panel and, and that’s not looking at functional ranges again,

take that lab work and go to a doctor who will look at the functional ranges to really see if you have hypothyroidism light. Okay. Subclinical hypothyroidism. Yeah. And again, those, those lab levels are, will be in the podcast description. So you can check out those TSH, T4, T3 levels down there. Exactly. I mean, this is called medical gaslighting,

and I’ve learned a lot about it from Dr. Jolene brighten when doctors dismiss you and tell you that you’re fine because your lab work looks normal. And then like you’re walking around desperately, like trying to figure out what, why you’re having all of these symptoms. Absolutely. Like they act like the body isn’t complicated. Like act like just one number from one blood work from one day is enough to basically label you as whether you have hyperthyroidism PCLs or whatever the case is.

So absolutely like, it’s very important that be your Own advocate. Don’t just let that happen. Look for a different doctor. Look for someone who specializes in functional medicine, like pushing to figure out what’s happening. Yeah. I mean, Synthroid is really a conventional solution. Oftentimes it’s given to women who have this thyroid problem and it may help you feel better and that’s great,

but it’s overriding the underlying causes and you want to actually address it whether or not you’re on Synthroid, you want to address what is suppressing your thyroid. So that being said, what the heck can we do we’ll first get a full thyroid panel. Compare the optimal thyroid test ranges listed in the description, work with the functional doctor, look at the whole picture,

be an advocate for your help. And second go gluten free. So studies have found that people with celiac disease are three times more likely to have thyroid disease, which gets better and has shown to go on to completely go into remission when gluten is removed. This can even be the case, even if you don’t have celiac disease. So, yeah, so it was kind of explained the process for you.

Sisters, gluten contains a protein called gliadin that your body can easily mistake for a thyroid molecule in a process known as molecule or mimicry. So if you’re a gut is irritated and inflamed because of sensitivity to gluten or stress to glide in protein is able to enter right into your bloodstream. Then your immune system mistakenly identifies Gliden as an intruder and it tax it by producing antibodies to glide it.

Once these antibodies are formed, they can also attack your thyroid gland. So your body’s response, every time you eat gluten is to make antibodies to gliadin, which is the antibodies that then attack your thyroid. So this compounds the effects of Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. If you have thyroid antibodies and are eating gluten, you, you may be driving your body to basically attack your thyroid.

Isn’t that insane? There’s literally Research studies showing how eating gluten can suppress your thyroid because your body’s attacking the gliadin protein. And then that’s also attacking the thyroid molecule through something called molecular mimicry, where they look the same to your body. So then that’s your like auto immune response. You know, your body starts attacking your thyroid. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It’s very Interesting.

When you think, when we think about our bodies is respond to certain things, you know, to help, right. But sometimes those things work against each other, like with inflammation, you know, excessive inflammation is one of those examples. Exactly. Some inflammation is okay temporarily. And then chronic inflammation can really like affect everything. Yeah. The body starts attacking itself instead of healing itself.

And interesting. I mean, of course it’s not everyone eating glue in your thyroid. Like every single person’s by route, isn’t struggling. But if you have fibroid problems and any of these symptoms going gluten-free could help. Yeah, exactly. And the next one, the next tip is eating foods rich in thyroid supporting, you know, vitamins and minerals, such as zinc,

selenium, selenium is in like one or two Brazil, Brazilian nuts. Have you had that before? I have. And they’re delicious. It’s like, it’s like those big, like oval shape. Yeah. They’re really good salty and stuff. I didn’t use salt, maybe Irin it’s best in its team form from animals. So There’s iron that you absorbed from plants.

That’s non-heme iron. And then there’s iron that you absorbed from animal protein. That’s heme iron. I see. So that’s better for you. Yeah. That In this instance, like it’s best if you’re iron deficient, you know, to absorb it from the animal protein. I see. Okay, good to know. Good to know magnesium, vitamin a for vitamin a,

you can find it in things like liver eggs, vitamin D of course. It’s a big one. We always talk about vitamin D. It helps so much with the ovarian function, sleep and things like that. But vitamin D helps prevent Hashimoto’s found in fatty fish, obviously sunlight. And then there’s also direct vitamin D supplements you can take as well. And then lastly,

iodine. So kelp fish, strawberries, of course, there’s no supplements to, I denied salt, but we will not recommend that. Just go and like eat salt. He takes salt and you know, but Yeah. Anyways, these are great ways to support your thyroid function. Of course, if you’re eating gluten and you have a thyroid problem and you literally eat gluten three times a day,

you’re constantly bombarding your thyroid. So you want to think about going gluten free? Yes. Yes. All right. I hope this was life-changing or helpful at at the least. It could be life-changing. Yeah, I know. Okay. But sticking to the thyroid health for a second, like always, we asked you sisters on Instagram piece, you are start weight loss.

If you, if you guys don’t follow us there, but we asked there, what are some natural ways you manage your thyroid health? So we got some responses. I’ll read the first one. The first one is from Nora. She said taking selenium, cutting out gluten and dairy. So we just talked about both of those amazing. Next one for you,

baby. Little House in Fern, forest, little house in Fern forest, through diet and stress management. Amen. Love it. Love It. Love it. Talk about stress impacting the thyroid impacting metabolism. Next one, Gemma Bennet. She says, I was just given that thyroxin I wasn’t given another option and didn’t know there was one she says, I can’t even tell you how many I saw from people saying,

what do you mean treat my thyroid naturally? What do you mean manage my thyroid health? People have no idea that there’s something that they can do other than taking Synthroid or thyroxin or something to support your thyroid. Yeah. And that goes to our next sister who her name is KP tuition, tuition. I don’t know. I’m sorry. KP tuition. 77.

She says Synthroid and diet. So, you know, Synthroid was a prescription, but diet is still a great approach. Great to combine them. You know, like if you have to be on hormone medication, I mean on thyroid medication, sometimes, you know, you actually have to like no amount of diet change can help at that point. If your thyroid has reached a certain level,

but that being said, you should still not continue to drive your thyroid into the ground and change your diet and change your lifestyle. Yeah. Focus on you. Focus on the diet, underlying root causes. And eventually maybe you can get off of the Centura or, yeah. It depends with you and your doctor when you, when you speak to her or him and,

and work with them. Next one is angel hundre. She says literally, literally medication is the only option I’ve been given. Well, girl, I hope you listened to this podcast. Yeah. All right. So that’s all we had about hypothyroidism and peace us. We hope that was helpful. Oops. Sorry. The camera went off. Let me turn it back on for the last portion.

We’ll never forget the last portion, our favorites, our favorite part, the wins of the week, as we always liked to announce a winner or a couple of winners, fellow sisters who are managing their peace, us managing their symptoms, losing weight. And basically, you know, I always like to say this showing PCLs who is the damn boss. This is also from the sisterhood vape,

hit it. The First one is Samantha Marie. She says I lost four pounds and it hasn’t even been a full week. Gluten dairy free. I’ve been struggling to lose one a one pound for months. I feel amazing and energized. Normally I wake up sluggish, achy, bloated, and tired. I’m so excited for this journey. Amazing. I love feeling energized,

feeling amazing, feeling less sluggish, achy, less bloated, because like it’s not the losing weight. Then it’s like all the helpful, the reversing, the symptoms that are so helpful that comes along with, you know, that’s sometimes waking And things like when you start feeling better, it’s easier to stick to the gluten and dairy free lifestyle. It’s like so much easier to make those choices because it’s so clear,

like how good you feel? And you’re like, eh, you know, eat gluten or feel bloated. Like which one do I choose? So you go with the next one next, Katie Marie funk. She says, hello, new friends. I am up stage one today will progress. I have gone gluten and dairy free. And it seems to be sticking.

I have tried in the past and stopped because I love cheese. However, this time seems different. It is quite empowering to take my health into my own hands. I feel way less bloated already and have more energy. My came in the other day and con Canadian ladies, Amazon is restocking it on the 11th. Okay. I am very excited to see how that affects me.

I just also wanted to say that I love reading all the posts and finding them so encouraging to keep going on this journey to have such a great community, to seek help and encouragement from is truly a blessing. Oh, Easy. Love it. Katie loving Katie Positivity. Love the suggestion on the Avast hall. Everything. Thank you for that message. Katie.

All right, sisters, another episode, another one. I don’t feel like going right now. I mean, let’s just continue for another 30 minutes about talking about camping, talking about no that thank you everybody for listening. We were alive again. Actually during this episode on clubhouse, we’re trying to see how this new app clubhouses, but basically it’s an audio platform.

You can listen only through audio. So we just like, every time we record an episode, we just turned that thing on. And if people listen, they listen. It also keeps us honest. Like we’re like, like a, basically we have to keep talking. We can’t just like stop. If one of us stutters or something like that, we just have to keep it pushing.

Keep it pushing, go with the flow. Thank you so much for joining us sisters. Now go get a full thyroid panel. Take everyone. We’ll see you next week. 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 DCOS 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. Again,

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