More than 70% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance! What is insulin resistance and how do you treat it?
On this episode, you’ll learn what the symptoms of insulin resistance are, including mental & physical side effects and what untreated insulin resistance can lead to!
Were you prescribed Metformin? We discuss treatment options that are available to reverse your insulin resistance with tips on diet & lifestyle modifications as well prescriptions and natural options that are available!
We also read answers from a recent Instagram poll & answer questions from the PCOS hotline! Not to mention, we read the Win of the Week…a Cyster managing her PCOS like a boss!
Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!
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Hi, this is Jasmine. I was calling to say, thank you so much for all of the information you guys have given me. I have been gluten and dairy free for only one week and I’ve already lost six pounds. And my body was kind of stuck at a certain weight. And I kept working out, I didn’t know what was going on.
I was trying everything and nothing would work for me. And that, that was around the time I found out I had PCLs and I was devastated. I was trying to research this, this and that couldn’t find anything to help me out. And I found you guys as account on sick talk by searching hashtag TCOs. And I saw that you guys are recommending gluten and dairy free.
So I was like, why not give it a try? And I did, and I’m already six pounds down. And I just wanted to say, thank you guys so much. This episode Is brought to you by pure spectrum CBD. And I have been taking CBD and we are loving. I’m holding the tincture right now. Tallene, can you open your mouth please?
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While the sisters enjoy the show. Welcome to a Cyster and Her Mister, A podcast, where we show you the real behind the scenes of how we balance the PCOS lifestyle in our marriage, gluten and dairy free. I’m Tallene your fellow Cyster and registered dietitian And I’m Sirak husband, engineer, and PCOS personal trainer. We’re going to make PCOS a little less overwhelming and a lot more fun.
We’re back. Hey sisters, did you miss us? Yeah. After a couple of weeks of interviews is for filing, doing a podcast with just us too. You know, as much as I love doing interviews, like we’re getting the chance to interview some amazing people. Recently, we interviewed Andrea Lewis. We interviewed dr. Julian Brighton, which was amazing,
so much insight, but I always miss doing just us two because that’s the one time we can just like talk with each other, speak directly to the sisters. Talk about our lives, tell you what we’re doing, what we’re working on. All the randoms, Not to mention the quality of the sound is a lot better than the zoom interviews as a sound engineer that I’ve become.
Now I get so annually retentive. Was that the word I don’t know. I look at, I guess so anal about the quality of the sound like zoom calls. Obviously they don’t give you the best sound, but unfortunately that’s what I have to work with on interviews during Kona, you should see him details. Everything has to be like, like right now,
you’re not speaking directly into the gosh, darn Mark, but little closer. Okay. Anyway, now that we’re, we have a great episode this week where we’re going to talk about insulin resistance. We’re going to talk about Metformin. We’re going to talk about all so tall and you know, we’re going to great topics for peace geos awareness month. Oh yeah.
Because 70% of sisters have insulin resistance, 70 to 80% in one study. True. But first we have a very, uh, big announcement. I mean, yeah. Most of your sisters already know this by now. Um, but we’re recording this actually like, uh, one day before the release of the sisterhood. And if you’re listening to right now,
this sisterhood is available. It’s ready for you to enroll with completely upgraded it. We moved, uh, basically removed the sisterhood from a third party platform to our own website. And we hired a website designer from France. It was just going to save brands just like that. And, uh, she did an amazing job and you know, we’re so happy about the design,
the custom looks and like it, we’re not going to lie. It took so much work. Like they want to just start a little bit about like how much we put into this thing. How much time was spent Every day went by like one minute. And at the end of every day we felt like we came out of a tunnel and like, we hadn’t like gone outside or like noticed the weather like gone for a walk.
Like sometimes we would, but anyways, it was just crazy, but we really wanted it to be perfectly exactly what the sisters wanted because the third party platform was different. And like, we, we got a lot of feedback from sisters and we implemented it into this, all of it. And it’s just so custom. And so just like, I wish I had this when I was dying.
Yeah. I feel you. I mean, with this new, with this new upgrade, it’s like, we’d be like tying until we implement implemented all the feedback that we got over the last two years and you’ve ever told us. Yeah. And, but not just that, but we completely revamped it. So like when you go into this sisterhood, not only will you have like a recipes that you can access and workouts,
but you can have a whole five States success path. That’s completely outlined for you chapter to chapter Of like what you need to do or what you can do to lose weight and manage. PCFS effectively, like many sisters have asked us, you know, how do I find my carb tolerance or, um, type or like, why gluten, why go gluten and dairy free?
Or like, how do I work out for PCO S you know, and what are the, what are the research studies that correlate with this and so on? And it’s just compiled in this five stage success path. Yeah. And like each stage has short videos that, you know, we don’t want to bore you for like hours and hours in science Took the life out of me.
I’m just thinking right now, in the last two months I’ve been editing literally like 60 hours of videos for this whole five stage success path. And the videos are so fun. There’s a lot of like special effects to keep you like to keep you in it, help you learn all the words to help you, like, like, explain what Ty is saying as she’s explaining to you what’s happening,
uh, with PCRs and stuff. Yeah. I mean, it’s so funny. Like now every time I say something on Instagram story and I make hand gestures that I just like naturally makes Sudan looks at me and he’s like, imagining how he was taking my hand gestures, I’m putting like sparkles. And I’m like, yeah, There’ll be videos where tines talking about insulin resistance.
And like, she’s using her hands. Like she does going into here. And I’m like making, like, She’s making like explosive effect These things in my dreams, like crazy. Like I’m not joking, but yeah, like with the five States success path, another cool thing is as you go to the five stages, you get points and then points are,
it’s like a game. So let’s say you get like a 400 points after a certain amount of time, you’ll be able to win a success. Uh, I’m sorry, a meditation, Right. It’s almost a success case. Yeah. And then the next month after you get more points, you’ll be able to win a meal prep kit, and then a workout kit.
And it’s on and on. We’re going to add a lot more, we’re going to add like Avastin, tol twit. We’re going to add t-shirts, we’re going to add lots of fun things, this young code, all this stuff, but this is just like free stuff on top of what you get with the sisterhood is like, these points are just,
you get the points, you get free things. And that’s just another way we’ve made it like more fun for your sisters to like, enjoy the sisterhood and just like, enjoy the learning process. We want to change the whole experience of someone being diagnosed and managing their PCLs. Like, we want you to, like, if you step out of the doctor’s office,
scared we want, the first thing to do is like log into the sisterhood and learn all this stuff to empower you. It’s like make changes and take control of your body and realize that it’s not, you know, it’s not the end of the world. And like, you can manage it and take back your control of your body and manage all your symptoms.
And we already have several doctors who want to kind of, uh, basically recommend, uh, work with us, but they want to recommend the sisterhood to their clients when they get new clients, they want us to, Hey, check out this sisterhood where they, where you can learn about your piece Jewish and different things. So it’s really great that we have like doctors behind us.
And, um, just to kind of explain the features, um, there’s like a recipe section that’s based on your, based on your carb tolerance. So whatever carp tolerance that you find in, in, during the stage four, um, of, of the success path, then the recipes would be customly made for you so that you can exactly access to what you want it.
Exactly. So, yeah. Yeah, it does. So like, basically you go through the five stage success path. Then once you finish stage four, you’ll know your carb tolerance, and then you click the button to select your carb tolerance. Cause there’s like four different ranges. And by clicking that button activate all the recipes for that carb range. And like each recipe has like recommendations that I’ve written like,
Oh, you know, make sure you pair it like this or do that. Or like half a cup of this is enough carbs for this meal. If you’re in this car range. And so on, like anything I would say in a one-on-one session with a patient it’s like outlined in the sister, you know, step-by-step so you can do it on your own.
Yeah. But not on your own because we have the group coaching calls. So every month we’ll have two live calls in the sisterhood. So one of them will be a Q and a call where you can ask us your questions and we’ll answer them directly. And it’s because of it’s the sisterhood, we’re going to be like face to face. We’re going to be direct con we’ll be answering every single question.
And then the accountability call we’ll have another one or the second call. And that month it will be like accountability call where we kind of go over your goals and how you can help reach those goals and like different things like that to kind of help you where you want to get. Yeah. Yeah. Like jumpstart, you know, the month or your,
your journey in general just gets you all excited. It’s like make these changes and stay accountable. Yeah, exactly. And then there’s so many things I almost forget. And yet we have a challenge every single month that will take place a meal. It will be a meal prep challenge. There’ll be a workout challenge. And then these will be going on every single month.
And then there’s a workout every single week that you’ll get, you’ll get a new PCs workout every week. Um, and it’s, it’s, it’s amazing. And then there’s a private Facebook group. So we had like, in the old sisterhood, there is a little bit of complaints about the third party platform that we were using and how it was so hard to message each other and like chat.
And we fixed that. And we’d way we’ve fixed. That is we went with a private Facebook group because now you can have a up to date app on your phone with like your Facebook app and then be able to chat with us or with the rest of the sisters at any time, notifications are a lot easier with Facebook. So, you know, we just try to make it as easier and better as Right.
And it, to, to cap this, you know, easiness, if you ever have a question about something like carbs, insulin, birth control, whatever it is, all you have to do is type it into the search bar and whichever video or any video that covers that subject will pop up and you can click on it. And it’ll start playing from exactly from the place where we talk about that subject.
Like birth control start at like three minutes and 30 seconds. When we, when we talk about birth control and it has like a transcript of the entire video. So you can like read it, learn, save it, whatever you want to do. Yeah. Yeah. And that’s, as you can tell, we went all out with the technology on this gosh,
darn new website. We went all out with the videos all out with all the features, like the fact that you can search through videos like Tyne mentioned is like, that’s a very new thing. Um, and like on the internet, kind of, that’s like a new thing you can do searching for new software, I should say. Cause you could search through a website and look for a blog post and like a word from that blog post.
But the system, we have transcribes the videos into words. So when you search a word, it’ll show you the video. Exactly amazing. Ugh. And um, if you go to our D this episode of the podcast in the description, you’ll see a link to go ahead and join and you can actually get to see what it looks like first. Uh,
when you click that link, you’ll see a video, um, on the, on the page that will kind of help you walk that will help you walk through the sisterhood so you can see what it looks like. And if it’s something you like, I mean, we’re sure you’re going to love it. Like you’re going to find your percent. You’re going to love it.
You gonna be like, I wasted one day, one week, one year. Not knowing all this information after I got diagnosed and look how much easier it is to manage PCRs. Yeah. I mean, going through the five stages. So like going through stage one, stage two, three, four, or five to learn and to learn about your PCs going gluten,
dairy, free, discovering a carb tolerance, how to work out, you’ll be, you’ll be able to master all of this going through those five stages. And really we’re gonna, it’s going to be as fun as possible for you as you go through it and you’ll have us and the other sisters along with you to chat, to ask questions. And again,
all of this, Yeah. Answer your questions instead of, you know, those chat forums on Facebook that like, I am, you know, those chat forums on Facebook where people are like, you know, they’re PCs, chat forums, but nobody’s in there answering questions, like a bunch of people answering questions. And everyone’s confused. Yeah. Well this is like,
we’re answering the question we are giving you direction, like from, as a registered dietician, as a PCs, personal trainer and everyone’s supportive and it’s just a positive way. Yeah. I mean, sisters, sisters already know this, but we answer like almost everybody that asks a question on Instagram, like comments DMS and the private Facebook group will be even better than that.
It will be answering like every single question comment that comes through there. And we’ll just be making sure that everybody feels supported throughout the whole thing. Exactly. So that was a pretty long tangent about the news industry, but honestly, for us, yeah. It was like, it was worth explaining to you because it took us literally, literally two months of working like 12 hours a day.
Wow. And I’m sure maybe some of you noticed like the last week or two, we were like, not as much on Instagram that’s cause we were just putting the final details. Like it took it. A lot of tables were turned. A lot of tears were shaped. It looks like it took five years off my life and half my head is gray.
You know what it’s here. Gosh, darn worth it. Because like to know that, like to me, babe, this is like my biggest achievement of like creating something. And to know that my biggest achievement is to help others makes it all 10 times more worth it. So I’ll leave it at that. I just want to, like before we launch into this podcast about insulin resistance,
like this was our first big, big project. No. Okay. Meal prep and workout for pieces. Weight loss course was a big project for us, but this was huge. And you had quit your job. So I guess this was our first full time project together. And it was just beautiful, like being able to do this husband and wife.
I quit my job on June 30th, July 1st, we went all in. I went all in. I mean, we had already started the new sisterhood, but like we went all in at that point. And honestly it’s so worth it. Like it was the best thing I could ever do with my life and we’re doing it together. Oh, I love it.
I love you too. All right, now that we lost all the male audience that was already with the three, the three men that were listening to the podcast, we lost them. So sisters, so sister let’s get into insulin resistance. And uh, basically we want to make this podcast about, as you mentioned, insulin resistance about Metformin, Avast,
all the different options available, but first, what is insulin resistance? I would love to explain it. And I’m going to do the same hand gestures that I did in the sisterhood as I explained it. So if you’re watching on YouTube, watch my hands, All that little things in there, myself. Yeah. So, okay. Insulin resistance. Imagine this,
it is when your pancreas is releasing insulin hormone because you ate something, right? You eat something, you have to burn it off. And insulin is going to help yourselves take up what you ate because it’s in your bloodstream now and burn it for energy. And so here’s yourself. If you’re on YouTube watching my fist is yourself and this is insulin. And it’s just trying to give yourselves the sugar in your bloodstream.
That’s broken down from what you ate and your cell is resisting it. So then what happens is the insulin goes to your ovaries and it triggers high testosterone. And then when we have high testosterone, we have, um, all these symptoms, irregular periods, we don’t ovulate our acne hair fall. Like anything is all these things happen, ovarian cysts and so on.
And then that bowl, that sugar that’s left in your bloodstream from what you ate, that your souls aren’t able, able to burn. What happens to that is it stores as fat in your body, around your organs, around your liver. And it leads to diabetes like after a while, you know, uncontrolled and so on and weight gain. And,
and it’s just a disaster. And so insulin resistance is found in so many women with PCs, like 70 to 80%. And it’s so important that we manage it, but managing it takes, you know, it’s like a dance all day. Like it’s not just one thing. It’s not just one supplement. It’s like every time eat. It’s like what you’re choosing to eat,
what time you’re choosing to eat. And um, how much, how many carbs yeah. What supplements and so on. And it could be difficult to navigate at first to find the exact, like Tyler mentioned the timing of when you eat, how to eat protein to carb, like it’s a little bit difficult to figure those things out, but once you figure it out,
that’s it like you just going to have to be consistent from that point on and adjust as you go along the way to make sure your body is like adapting to what’s happening outside of you. And like time mentioned, but the symptoms too, like many times, because insulin resistance is prevalent in 70 to 80% of women with PCO is when we get a lot of questions about,
Oh, I’m getting hair loss or I’m getting, you know, hair growth or acne, uh, these kinds of symptoms. Like we almost always say like, see if you ha, if you may have instant resistance because 70 to 80% of women have it. And these are direct symptoms of insulin resistance, insulin resistance can cause can lead to hirsutism. And hirsutism is basically a high levels of male hormones,
which can basically cause those symptoms of hair growth, her loss as well, acne and more exactly. So really like looking at diet and lifestyle changes. That’s why we always recommend it first because insulin resistance is impacted by diet and lifestyle. I remember our episode with dr. Jolene Brighton and how she mentioned like, yeah, last week, how she mentioned that we should go through first,
like addressing your diet, then, you know, try this, try that. And then birth control. You know what I’m saying? Like, there’s so many different things you have to try without giving up because everyone manages their insulin resistance differently. Some people do keto and some people do gluten and dairy free or intermittent fasting. You know, some people take Metformin or Obasi tol.
So it’s important to not give up and like keep trying to figure out what it is. And even the slightest bit of insulin resistance can cause the cascade of symptoms like hair growth, like you mentioned, and all of this. So we’ll talk about all of the treatments for it so that you can be more aware of your options, you know? Yeah.
And Tom mentioned earlier too, so like insulin resistance, if it goes untreated, it can lead to diabetes. It can lead to fatty liver and yes, like your liver can get fat. Your liver is basically like a metabolic workhorse that controls digestion, entity and detoxification. So when it’s full of fat cells, it does its job poorly. And you can feel that like throughout your day,
and then, you know, unfortunately a beat obesity is a major risk factor. And when with PCRs developed fatty liver at higher rates and at lower body weights, the non-PC woman. Yeah. So even if you don’t have obesity and you’re just slightly overweight, you could still be insulin resistant and developing fatty liver. I’ve seen a patient who was very thin and she had a fatty liver and it’s like some,
some doctors don’t even realize like they think that just because you’re not overweight or you’re not too overweight, you know, you don’t, you might not have insulin resistance. Anyone at any size can have it. And it’s important to address it because it might turn into diabetes. And that’s when your pancreas pretty much gives up on releasing insulin anymore because it’s been releasing so much so that your cells can accept the sugar that it’s giving it and burn it up for energy.
So if your cells are like constantly resisting insulin, your pancreas is like more insulin, more insulin. And then it just gives up after how many years of this happening and then diabetes. Yeah. And w we talked about this with, um, think dr. Julian Brighton, but also with dr. Putty Guana, where we talked about a lot, a lot of about insulin resistance.
And she mentioned like, it’s like a, Oh, should I forgot the term for it? Like with timing, it gets worse. What was that called? Progressive. Yeah. It progressively gets worse. So like as a influence, shoot it now in a year from now, it’s going to continue and be worse two years, same thing. So that’s why you want to like start now even slow processes.
Totally great. And fine. You don’t want to plus you don’t want to jump into something at a hundred percent. You want to jump, you want to gradually start, see what’s working and we’ll get into all of the treatments right now. But just like, you know, um, you want to start now like slowly, at least now, because you don’t want it to progressively get worse in a year or two years,
because right now you may be young, right? If you’re 20, 30 or 40, no matter what age you are, think about 10 years from now. Do you want to be a worst with your instant resistance? No. Right. Nobody wants to be no, but just think about that, like 10 years from now, where do you want to be?
And thing, think of it as a longterm approach, 10 years from now. So you have, you can start slowly Point because 10 years ago I was pre-diabetic and I was only like 20, 30 pounds, 30 pounds heavier than I am now. And now 10 years later, I’m fine. Totally fine. And in fact, like it took several years to really,
like you said, nail, you know, my diet, lifestyle, workout, whatever, like everything that was contributing to the insulin resistance. Cause there wasn’t enough information out there now, you know, it’s all at our fingertips, but like, yeah, it just, it takes so much time and don’t be scared. Like it took me so long.
Look at me now. It’s fine. Yeah. I mean, it takes time, like you said, you’re not going to re you’re not going to reverse this ship, this ship. Yeah. And like in like a day or two, even like dr. Tom O’Bryan to the same thing in that podcast, I’m just mentioning doctors now We’ve had so many that all they talk about,
not all, but like mainly it always comes down to insulin resistance. Every doctor goes on, you know, their tangent. They talk about all of these. I mean, you know, very informative things about PCRs. And then they say insulin resistance at the end of the day. Yeah. So let’s go on to like the treatment and options available to reverse insulin resistance.
And it’s want to ask people, how do you like that coffee cup? Just sitting there? Oh my God. I do this thing all the time where I put my coffee cup or water or whatever it is like at the edge of the coffee table. And I would push a little, I’m like a cat, you know, those videos where the cats just like pushing a glass off the counter.
That is literally me. One time I was just sitting next to Ty and I just like started pushing the cup and it basically fell off and tank caught it. And she was looking at me like, are you crazy? I am crazy. Gates is my husband. He puts everything on the edge, half off half on just like kill me no way.
I just want you to know that I’m sitting on a huge coffee stain on our couch. And one might suggest the other person who lives here did that Puzzle pieces here. Citrus can’t really see right now, but here I’ll hold it up for it. There are puzzle pieces everywhere in the living room. My neck cause the coffee table has been overtaken by puzzle trillion stars.
This like, like 20 by 20 feet by 20 feet puzzle of this fruit bowl. Not even something that interesting. And now you can just grab these puzzles and just throw it over puzzle pieces all over the house. Okay. Treatments for insulin resistance pain. Let’s start with Metformin because that’s what most sisters are offered at the doctor’s office. So basically Metformin is a pharmaceutical,
it’s a pharmaceutical competitor to Maya, not myo-inositol which works equally as well as Metformin. Yeah. Studies show. I don’t even want to call it a pharmaceutical competitor to my own hospital because I think they can compete. Well, none of the thing is that all people know is Metformin. Like when they get diagnosed and really my analysis dollars should be the new competitor,
because my also is like natural supplement, which can work just as effectively as Metformin. Right? So anyway, Metformin, as Tom mentioned is a pharmaceutical option, Right? It has lots of side effects if you’ve taken it, you know, um, it’s an endocrine disruptor and it depletes your body of B12. Um, it does help with insulin sensitivity and a lot of sisters have seen results with it.
Um, at the expense of a lot of side effects. Um, for some people it’s worked. So, um, new studies are showing that it’s not safe to take while you’re pregnant. And a lot of doctors are telling sisters to take it while they’re pregnant to avoid like gestational diabetes and things like that. And, um, babies apparently are coming out and they’re at,
they have double the rate of childhood obesity in one study. So after, you know, the mothers taking Metformin, like later on in That disturbs me so much, They just don’t do enough studies and they like throw things on the mind. Yeah. Like we were talking about with, um, dr. Jolene brighten on last week’s episode, the studies done on birth control were done on healthy woman,
uh, in their early twenties or something. It was not done on women like, like regular periods, irregular periods or women with piece us or like different age groups or, and especially not done. Our woman who got off of birth control at the age of 30 or 40, when they’re done birth control, you know, they were dating do studies on that.
So there’s no studies showing the post birth control symptoms and things like that. So please be very aware of these studies know, anytime you hear a study about birth control or even Metformin look into the sample, who did they do? A study on who, who was, what was the age groups? Were they all healthy? Were they just all 18 years old?
No issues. Everything’s all good. And who paid for the study whose best interest was in this study to get these positive results? You’ve got to look into all of this stuff because studies aren’t free. It’s always funded by some like the government isn’t throwing out money to do studies sisters. The money that comes for studies is always coming from companies who want,
who are interested in the results. They literally paying the scientists themselves except for maybe university studies. But again, you have to always look at the interest of the university because of the universities sometimes with studies for companies as well. So, And I read that this morning, I was doing a little light reading about PCOS and the book PCOS SOS. I really like it’s by dr.
Phyllis skirt. And she talks about how a lot of PCs symptoms are not studied because they don’t cause, um, like death or, you know, it’s not terminal if you will. So for example, like really bad cravings or, um, insulin resistance or insulin resistance is studied, but really bad cravings, hair growth, hair loss, um, acne,
things like that. Although they’re very difficult to live with and symptoms of insulin resistance, they’re not studied as much and we don’t have enough information about them. And so it’s for us to deduce from the studies that we do have, what we can do about it. It’s also very difficult because like, uh, unfortunately doctors aren’t educated on nutrition that much in their,
in their study, like in their 10 years of school, I’ve heard, they’ve only got like one or two classes about nutrition and diet, which is ridiculous because that’s like the most important thing for your health. Not medicine, like of course medicine will help prevent or fix health issues in most cases. But really diet is like the root cause. The root of everything is,
you know, I’m sure many yeah. Would agree on that. I will never forget. One time I went to the, um, dermatologist and on the wall, there was a poster and it said that it said that diet does not affect acne. Wow. And I was like, what? The only thing that has helped my acne is going dairy and gluten free.
Like, what am I hearing? I don’t know. So one really good alternative for Metformin is taking OB acetone. Now this is my favorite supplement because it has a combination of an
And you know, they’re not able to accept that sugar, that insulin is trying to give ourselves to burn up and Obasanjo has shown to help so many women, like it’s been so much more effective in my opinion, with my patients, um, than just taking my own NASSA tol alone. Um, studies even show that like, like we mentioned earlier in our stall works just as effectively as Metformin.
And I’ve seen women like regulate their period, completely manage their cravings instantly after drinking. It it’s just a powder you put in water. Um, I drink it all the time by accident. This lady here leaves her cup that looks completely clear as tasteless, just out and about. I honestly leave my cups everywhere And I’m sure you’ve seen the tech talks or the Instagram videos we made joking about it.
Don’t turn on jokes, ladies. Those are real, real anecdotes of real, real thing that I’ve happened. Misters. Yeah. Like they’ve shown in studies that in, it all works just as effectively as Metformin doctors. For some reason they don’t talk about this and It’s just not a pharmaceutical, that’s not their line of practice to give you a supplement.
So yeah, That’s annoying though. Like why don’t they ever look at supplements as an option before prescriptions? But the thing about
balance your hormones and so forth with the rest of the symptoms that come from insulin resistance. Yeah. And when you combine this with going gluten and dairy free, now you’re really reversing things. Cause like just taking the supplement and not changing your diet, isn’t going to reverse things, but it’s going to help things, not progress, but when you change your diet,
because every day you’re eating every day, while you eat is going to have an impact on your insulin resistance, there’s only so much a supplement can do. Um, you can, you know, dairy, for example, raises your insulin levels when you eat it, it’s like a carb or like gluten can cause so much inflammation. And when your cells are inflamed,
they’re resistant to insulin, like that’s the root of everything, right? So both of those can have such a major impact on losing weight with PCOS and managing insulin resistance, which is essentially the core of like losing weight with PCOS. And that’s why so many women see such great results almost immediately. And sometimes later, like weeks later, but sometimes immediately it’s their insulin levels drop.
And then they’re able to burn up what they’re eating better and they’re not storing what they’re eating is fat, Beautiful explanation. And if, if you’re still a new to gluten dairy free, or you have maybe some doubts, we just want like some questions to be answered. No joke. Almost every doctor we’ve had on the podcast has basically said that they suggest going gluten dairy free to their patients to try out and see if that might work for them.
Dr. Jolene brighten last week talked about it, dr. Amarsi. He said, that’s the first thing she recommends to her, to her patients. Um, dr. Smitha a while back, brought a study, connecting dairy and piece us together, milk MPCs together for a study that was done in Toronto and many more, uh, dr. Tom O’Bryan if I didn’t mention.
So like we’re getting these doctors on and when we asked them about gluten and dairy, they are agreeing that there is some sort of either connection or that it works for a lot of women with pieces. That’s right. It’s amazing. And yeah, check out those podcasts to know more about it. And we also have specific episodes about going gluten and dairy free and things like that.
And not to mention, uh, as we continue, um, if you want to learn more about Metformin, we have a whole like pros and cons and Metformin episode. I think it was like episode number. It was in the first 10 episodes. And if you will check that out, you’ll hear a lot about the pros and cons about it and,
um, you know, be able to make a decision for yourself. So you don’t have to feel like you’re stuck at the doctor’s office with no other options. That’s right. Yeah. Some other things people do keto intermittent fasting. Yeah. Keynote could work for some people. Uh, the thing is that we talked about it before. It can be like a difficult lifestyle to,
to do forever, you know, because with, when it comes to insulin resistance, you want to find the diet and lifestyle approach that you can basically implement and stick to forever or until like, I don’t know, like basically you want to keep your insulin resistance good for the rest of your life. So you want to find something that’s going to work.
And a lot of people don’t need to lower carbs so much, like if you’re a cranky and miserable and it’s just making things worse, don’t force yourself to do it because you might have a combination of insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue and really pushing yourself like that to do it like a crazy diet, like keto is going to make adrenal fatigue worse. And so it just comes down to like what type of PCs you have,
because that’s going to impact what decision you make on the diet and lifestyle changes, for example, keto or intermittent fasting. And that’s why in the sisterhood, we also have like this option, I think we talked about earlier carb ranges. So once you discover your PCLs type, when you go through the material and practice and so on, then you can select which carb range you feel really good in and continue to eat within that cart range so that you can lose weight so that you can feel good at the same time.
And it’s not this restrictive crazy thing that’s making you miserable. Yes. Yes. And then, um, there are slow way to workouts. So we talked about that. Yeah. So we’ve talked about, you know, a slow way to work out method that we created, that we basically started. And you know, this basically incorporates weight training and the slow workout and working out slowly in order to make sure that we’re keeping the intensity low and not spiking the stress hormones and,
and also what it does when you, when you basically do weight training, you’re able to pick up the sugars in your bloodstream, which helps with insulin resistance, especially like when you do like thigh workouts, the thigh and your legs or your, the biggest muscles in your body. So when you do the leg workouts, it helps even more with instant resistance because your body’s helping to pick up the sugars in your bloodstream and not to mention like slowly to workouts,
because it’s keeping the intensity down and increasing your metabolism because, you know, you’re, you’re increasing your lean muscle mass. It just helps with the conversion of insulin in your body. Yeah. It’s amazing. And you know, I used to kick box and like run a lot and do all of these crazy workouts. And apparently I later discovered in my journey of discovery,
took me forever. That doing that was actually pumping sugar into my bloodstream and causing me to have, you know, you have to burn that while you’re on your high intensity, long workout. And obviously I’m insulin resistant. I was insulin resistant, so I couldn’t burn it. So then I ended up gaining weight or like not losing any weight and having terrible cravings because of all the sugar in my bloodstream that was making me pump more insulin and think that I needed to eat.
And it’s like this whole hormonal cascade that happens. So if you just don’t feel right, doing something again, like don’t continue doing it because there’s a lot happening in our bodies and we’re all individual and whatever Google says doesn’t mean it’s right. Running all day. Yeah, Exactly. I’m a Google always has answers, but usually they’re generalized answers. So you want to find out what’s right for you.
And even when it comes to us, when we give you suggestions or tips, you know, see if the drive for you. Cause you know, nothing is right for a hundred percent of the people out there. So you just see if it’s right for you and yeah. Great explanation about why like doing kickboxing and those crazy cardio sessions just pumping your body with sugar.
And then if you’re insulin resistance, you’re not able to do something with that. And then it does the opposite of what you want, the results you don’t get, the results that you deserve. Right. I posted a sticker on Instagram story, Please. I love answering or talking about Instagram stickers. I asked everyone what has helped you manage insulin resistance most because everyone’s different.
Right? So, um, merit full says moderate exercise and staying active throughout the day. Um, Gabo veal says stopped eating sugar. That’s very important. Very important. Yeah. Obviously you don’t have to completely cut it out. Just like try to do low sugar or just be conscious of if you’re having something with added sugar. Yeah. If you’re having like a honey in your tea every single day,
then you know, that’s added sugar every single day. Like I would reduce that. You know what I mean? Um, let’s see. Okay. Everyone’s saying cutting out sugar. Yeah. And like when it comes to that to like start stole, like, like Tyne said, first cut out the honey from your teeth and then maybe look at what you’re eating for breakfast.
Maybe it has naturally too much sugar in it. Like too much fruit, too much go slow. Ronya says gluten free dairy free lifestyle. And I lost five pounds. Brittany says gluten and dairy free lifestyle. Yasmeen says Obasanjo intermittent fasting. Ooh. Yeah, that works. I worked for a lot of people in intermittent fasting. We had a great episode on that.
Yeah. If you want to know more about intermittent fasting, it’s one of the episodes, you know, it’s hard to remember all the episode numbers, what they were about, but check it out. It’s great. When we talk about pros and cons of fasting for, as we talk about the different ranges, like 12 hours, 14 hours, 16 hours.
And what’s like, what could be the best for PCs? Yeah. We said mainly 12 hours for most people like eating at 7:00 AM and stopping at 7:00 PM. Yeah. Yeah. Cause more than that, it can get too limp too restrictive. And then your body that does the opposite needs food at some point. Yeah. Yeah. Nate Costello says our artificial sweeteners are not good for you eliminating them.
That’s so true. They can trigger worst cravings. If you have artificial sweeteners, I’m a girl in steel says Metformin, right. If it worked for you, that’s fair says berberine that’s helped a lot supplement acids. There’s so many people saying, Oh, that’s tall. Nice. I’ve been having it for about five days in my cravings have never been this low.
Very good. Oh, that’s tall on eating more nutrient dense foods, no processed foods or gluten and dairy. Yeah. That’d be patient with Novasol. So like Avastin basketball, it comes in a three month supply and that it’s not a three month supply for nor reason. The reasons that three months suppliers cause that’s how long it usually takes to balance the ratio of an also talls and to balance your insulin resistance and more.
So you just gotta be patient when you’re taking it for three months and keep in mind too. Like of course there are other alternatives and all-star supplements, but a lot of them come in a one month supply and then you’re going to have to purchase it probably two, three more times. And then you end up spending way more than you should have to be honest with the vast Natalia,
you get a three month supply and yeah, 15% off code in our highlights on Instagram. Yeah. It’s on Instagram and you can see it in the podcast description of this episode and you’ll be able to basically clicking and then use the coding at 15% off. And, and trust me, you’ll be spending a lot less buying a vessel than you will with any other supplement.
Cause those supplements are going to have to get two, three times. They’re not going to work as effectively. Maybe not. That’s a 40 to one ratio. Yeah. Yeah. So Beep I think the phone is ringing. Oh, Oh snap. Who’s calling the PCRs hotline. Let’s see. Hi, I’m 27 years old and I struggle with PCRs.
Um, I wasn’t recommended any medication by my doctor, but I did experience like extreme fatigue, weight gain, hard to lose weight. And I’m just trying to find out if the
like fatigue, weight gain, it sounds like it may, it may be instant resistance. Yeah. And one of the reasons why, you know, fatiguing, cause I mean insulin resistance can cause fatigue is because we’re not burning up what we’re eating to have the energy it’s just storing as fat and it’s exhausting. You know what I mean? Like you’re a Mattel,
your cell metabolism, isn’t working as it moving and we’re constantly just gaining more and more weight Saying, Oh, eat more, eat more because it thinks that it has no, it has no fuel or energy, energy reserves. But in fact it’s just not able to convert it. So all you want to do is eat and you know, and then crave things and you don’t feel like moving because you’re fatigued.
Yeah. And especially after a large carby meal. Yeah. I’m curious though. She’s had her doctorate didn’t prescribe anything. I’m curious as to what the doctor recommended. I hope the doctor recommended like diet and lifestyle changes, which if I know which if that’s the case, that’s a good thing. So you want to like focus on diet and lifestyle, see what could be spiking your insulin.
See if you’re maybe having too many carbs or too little carbs and then see if you’re having a high protein to carb ratio and things of that nature. And then she mentioned Avastin. So we think about it. Yeah. You don’t need a prescription to take it. You can try it and see if it works for you. Yeah. Um, I’ll,
you know, always consult your doctor, find the doctor who knows about
basically a natural in our style supplement and then, you know, go from there. See if you can, if it’s right for you and if you’re seeing good results with it, that’s amazing. Let us know. Cause we love to hear about the great progress. Awesome. So thank you sisters for calling in to the PCs hotline. If you’re new,
we do have a piece you as hotline, hotline, where you can basically call in and you can ask us your questions, like leave a voicemail, just like the previous sister did and let us know how you, how you’re doing if you’re liking the podcast. And if you have any questions, if you probably heard in the beginning of this podcast, we’ve got testimonials is a sister who basically called him to just leave something nice for us.
We’d love to hear. So if you don’t know the phone number, it’s one eight, three, three, ask PCO S I’ll say it one more time. One eight, three, three ask PCLs. Alrighty. We’re going to move on to the last segment of the, of the episode of the podcast, where we announce a winner of the week,
a sister who managing her PCs like a boss I chose to, There were so many and I wanted to choose sisterhood ones. We haven’t like been able to do this for a while because we’ve been interviewing yet. So I chose to All right, who’s the first one at baby Christina sink. She says, hi sisters, three weeks ago, I started the gluten and dairy free journey with Obasi tall CBD,
vitamin D resveratrol, ashwagandha and philosophy, protein powder. I love everything. She says, I lost eight pounds. Wow. I can’t remember the last time I said I lost weight. I feel great. Less bloated, better sleep. I no longer have frequent stomach upsets and no more headaches. I am starting to feel beautiful. And I am learning to love my body lessons.
I learned by listening to the podcasts and reading through sisterhood articles and all the sisters posts. This is a lifestyle change. I am so glad that I found this community and telling, thank you. It’s amazing. Puts a big smile on my face. And I love how she’s like, till like, it sounds like her confidence is changing. Like she said,
I have lost eight pounds. I can’t remember the last time I said I lost weight. You know, how much of a mental switch that can be for someone who like has been trying so long and trying so hard, not getting it. And finally it just clicks. And now they’re seeing what they will always want to see, no matter what it is like it may not be weight loss.
It could be a symptom like her hair loss. It could be anything. Right. Just seeing that, that change, that reversal can be the biggest confidence booster. It could be the biggest thing for you to just continue doing more and more so exciting. Amazing, great job, Christina, keep it up. Alrighty. Our next sister is Khadija Sulaiman.
She says after feeling so down for the past few weeks, you sisters helped me so much. Thank you. We all just need a reminder sometimes that it’s not always about weight loss, but it’s about our inner happiness. Amen sister, this Scruton free and dairy free journey has been life changing and it’s been amazing making mistakes, but learning from them, trying different recipes and things.
But this journey as a whole has been remarkable. A healing journey, gluten dairy free has helped me in many ways. And so blessed to have come to sorry. So fast. Uh, gluten dairy free has helped me in many ways and so blessed to have come across. All of you love that. So nice. That is such a positive message right there.
Like all I want to hear, It’s not all about the pounds feel and making this journey less lonely and a lot more supportive. And just learning how to both of these sisters were in the sisterhood and they’re just learning how they can manage their PCs, their insulin resistance, whatever it is. That’s the root issue. Yeah. It’s wonderful. Yeah. So wonderful cathedral.
Thank You for that beautiful statement. And thank you, Christina, as well for your beautiful message makes our day, makes our day to hear that sisters are improving, progressing, and just seeing what they want to see. Thriving, thriving. Hell yeah. Alright. That’s the end of this episode, I guess we’ve kind of covered everything, but it was one of the scissors to know now that the sisterhood,
the new sisterhood is launched. We now have time to do everything that we want to do. So we just want to tell you you’ll be getting a lot more Instagram lives from us. You’ll be getting a lot more stories, stories, a lot more posts, a lot more tick talks, a lot more reels, Instagram reels. What are they hell they are.
Guess what more YouTube content about fun videos, about trying different things and all these fun stuff that we’re going to do on YouTube is basically now that we’ve done what we want to do for you sisters, we’re going to be able to do a lot more than we want to do now. So we just can’t wait to continue to provide great resources of information for you.
All of the links are in the description of this podcast, the link to the sisterhood, the link to opacity tall, you know, anything you’re looking for is there, or you can DM us and we’ll send it. Perfect. Talk to you soon, sisters. Bye. Bye bye. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you have to come check out the sisterhood.
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