Reversing PCOS Irregular Periods with Dr. Nirvana!

What can a woman with PCOS do to improve period irregularity? Dr. Nirvana, a Naturopathic doctor, joins us this episode to help you learn how to improve irregular periods!

You’ll learn some of the reasons why women with PCOS have irregular cycles and what you can do to improve period irregularity as well as symptoms like PMS, migraines, and more.

Is Birth Control a solution? We discuss if birth control can be a helpful option and whether it’s a long term solution for someone with PCOS.

Have you heard of seed cycling? Dr. Nirvana explains the science behind seed cycling & hormones as well as the steps to start!

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gluten and dairy free. I’m telling your fellow sister and registered dietician and I’m see doc husband, engineer, and PCO is personal trainer. We’re going to make peace. You as a little less overwhelming and a lot more fun. Welcome everybody to another episode of a sister and her Mister today, we have my doctor, Dr. Nirvana. She is a naturopathic doctor and her program is called the Nirvana diet where she recommends dietary changes based on our genetics.

Welcome Dr. Nirvana. Thank you so much for having me on. I miss you guys. I love you guys. I love listening to everything that you say and how fun and entertaining you make it. So it’s good to be Back. Thank you. Really appreciate that. I mean, you were one of our first guests, I believe episode number,

episode, number 12, talking with my PC talking piece, us with my doctor where we were actually in your doctor’s office and it was really, really good time then I’m sure today will be a great time too. Yes. Thank you. Pre COVID when we could come over, literally down the street from are always welcome back. Yeah. Yeah. Maybe next time when COVID is all,

when COVID is all gone and we’ll come back into your office and do episodes like that. Yeah. So for the sisters listening today, we’re going to discuss irregular periods. Why some women with PCs have irregular cycles and a lot more about that. Yes. PMs and all of the struggles of getting finally getting your period with PCOS and how to have a healthy period.

Yep. Great. So our first question, Dr. Nirvana, because I remember when I first came to you, I hadn’t had a period for like an entire year and it was just crazy because I had gotten off of birth control on my period. Never came back. What are some of the reasons why women with PCs have a missing period or irregular cycles?

It’s a great question. And it’s multifaceted. So there’s a lot of different reasons why a woman may not get her period or have irregular cycles things that usually what I see with PCLs ladies is calorie restriction. So they’re not eating enough. And when we’re not eating enough, we don’t make cholesterol that turns into our hormones, right? Because we need good fats to make our hormones.

The other thing is, is most of them believe it or not, they’re hypothyroid. And so when our assigned rate is out of balance, that throws us significantly, all sorts of things. So it can throw off the insulin resistance. Basically what happens is when we have low thyroid that slows down our metabolism to some degree, especially if it’s really, really hyperthyroid.

And so then the body wants to hold on to fat. And if it’s accumulating too much fat, if you will, that creates a state of inflammation in the body, which then can lead to insulin resistance, which will cause PCLs, it can increase leptin values, which will cause even more inflammation. And then that can lead to further things like even auto-immunity so meaning Hashimoto’s for the thyroid for hypothyroidism.

So there’s a lot of different reasons why somebody might get irregular periods, but those are the two big ones where I see. So again, insulin resistance or which those off our testosterone and things of that sore or hypothyroidism or not eating enough, not having enough calories. Cause they’re trying to restrict so much because usually they’d gained weight, which could be due to the insulin resistance or it could be due to the hypothyroidism.

That’s a really good point. And that is probably the last Thing on a woman with S his mind with restricting calories, because, you know, we’re, so laser focused on trying to lose weight, you would never think that cutting out calories is why your period might be missing aside from all the other hormonal issues. That’s a great point. What are some of the risks for women with PCs who don’t get their period for a really long time?

Well, unfortunately until we get to the root cause of why they’re not getting their periods, it could be multi-faceted. So for example, if they have a memory and they haven’t had periods for a really long time, that’s basically due to, it could be due to low estrogen levels. And when we don’t have enough, estrogen, estrogen actually helps our heart health and it protects our bones.

So it can lead to heart disease. It can lead to osteopenia or osteoporosis as well, and then it can throw off cholesterol markers at the same time. So that being one of them, for sure, but it can also be if they have insulin resistance, if they’re not getting their periods for a long time and they have insulin resistance and they ended up putting on more weight and it’s not just,

it’s not the weight issue, but that’s the physical thing that we first see that people say, wait a second, what’s going on? And most often times young ladies who have PCLs, they have a lot of moodiness, you know, I mean, we all have moodiness, but they experience it in extreme forms. So their mood goes up and down or they’re really,

really depressed and things of that sort. And so that’s actually another marker that we want to look for to see if there’s any sort of neurotransmitter imbalances, because when there’s neurotransmitter imbalances, that also throws off the prolactin levels, which can affect our hormone, which then affects our progesterone and then in fertility and things of that sort. Oh, that’s really interesting.

And what about the thyroid? Like, are there any potential future issues? Oh, you said Hashimoto’s. Yeah. So often times, most people that have hypothyroidism, they also have, Hashimoto’s not everybody, but that is usually one of the, and it’s, it’s kind of like the chicken and the egg thing. So does PCLs come first? Does hypothyroidism come first?

You know, getting, figuring out the chicken and the egg, we can debate it all day long, but the fact is that usually they’re related. So if they have one, they have the other, so making sure that they get their thyroid levels checked is really, really important for PCUSA patients, but also to make sure that we’re checking for the autoimmune markers for Hashimoto’s is really important,

Given all of these risk factors and all of the potential risks of, you know, just letting your period not happen and not being able to figure out a solution is birth control a solution for this? Cause oftentimes doctors obviously don’t want their patients to not have their period for so long. So they had birth control to induce it. What w how is that like?

Cause I never thought that that was a real solution. I remember taking it and being like, this is awful. Like why, what is happening and why am I taking this? And it’s not a real period. I’m reading all of these things about it. Can you shed some light on this because I’m sure many of our listeners are on birth control because they really want their period to come back and they’re afraid of all of these potential.

Yeah, absolutely. So unfortunately I’m the no, no advocate for birth control or maybe fortunately it depends, you know, who our listeners are, et cetera. But the reason is, is because so how birth control works birth control is basically giving us a lot of estrogen generally, right? Depending on the type of birth control and when that’s the case,

there’s too much estrogen in the body. And when we have too much estrogen in the body long term, it can lead to risk of fibroids or endometriosis. And then in the long-term it could possibly be cancers as well. So for that reason, I don’t like the pill or other birth control methods, especially with Norplant, which is a really popular one,

which I think manipulates our progesterone levels a lot because they’re giving us the medical grade of progesterone, if you will. I know you’ve seen so many women with the worst side effects after getting off of it. So their cycles are thrown off significantly. They have really, really bad mental, emotional imbalances from it. So their neuro-transmitters are thrown off and it’s just harder for them to get back to their normal stage.

It’s just the poor bodies are affected in such a negative way from it. But I think the key important thing to take into account is when someone is placed on birth control or we’re trying to balance out our, our, any of our hormones for the most part, making sure that the liver is healthy as much as possible is key because if someone’s being placed on birth control in the first place,

or they’re trying to get off of it, we want to make sure that as they get off of it, that their liver is able to process the excess estrogens, right? Because the liver can either make things either more harmful or less harmful, right. Depending on our genetics and things of that sort, Does it make it harder to get your period back once you’re off birth control because of all of this estrogen and all of these issues that it’s causing?

Yeah. It certainly can. Absolutely not for everybody. I mean, some people I’ve seen some ladies, they get off the pill and then the next month they get their period. They’re fine. But generally I find is if they were placed on the pill and they had, PCLs getting off the pill, kind of just derails them completely. And then it becomes a cascade effect.

Are they still, are we still at risk of diabetes and all of this from insulin resistance, if we’re on the pill and getting our periods? Certainly, certainly, absolutely. Because what’s going on is we’re basically when birth control is being given, it’s just the estrogen, right. And then that estrogen can manipulate all sorts of gut bacteria as well. Right?

Like our gut bacteria. But if we have an imbalance of bad gut bacteria, such as candida estrogen actually feeds that when it’s in excess. So estrogen is not a bad thing. It’s just that when it’s an access, it can feed the bad bacteria specifically candida and candy day is a fungus. Right. We all see it’s the fungus among us. So it,

it, it lives with all of us. It’s just that when it grows out of proportion is when it can be a problem And that contributes to diabetes and, you know, blood sugar issues. Absolutely. Yes, it will significantly. So when our gut is not healthy, it can certainly cause insulin resistance and then, you know, hopefully not diabetes,

but yes, it has the potential to do that. Yeah. And then just to go off of, based on what you said last, how going off of birth control with PSUs can wreak havoc on your body. I want to touch on that because we learned that the research that was done on birth control was done on young healthy woman. And it doesn’t mean that PCs women can’t be healthy,

but the, you weren’t in the research studies. So like they don’t know how OMA with PCRs is going to react to birth control or how they’re going to react when they come off of it. Because unfortunately they were not included in the studies that were done when they leased birth control. Right. Absolutely. No, that’s a great point. And you know,

there’s a lot of studies out there, but oftentimes, unfortunately, like you said, a lot of PCLs patients aren’t included in those particular studies. And so I just, I really, you know, why manipulate hormones even further? You know, I, as a nature pathic doctor, my goal is to help the hormones to regenerate themselves and make sure that all of the organ systems are working properly to be able to clear the excess hormones or if we need to feed and nourish different hormones and things of that sort.

I love that approach. And that’s why I came to you in the very beginning. It was my pleasure. It Can be a really scary thing. Like not to get your period for so long. I remember trying all these crazy, like, you know, one thing that I read was like, if you eat parsley, help your period, come back.

So, and I made tea out of parsley. Like I boiled parsley and I drank the water and I was like, Oh, this is going to help. Like, I was so desperate. Have you ever heard of that? Yeah, I have. I have. And the thing is, is that usually when someone has PCLs, it’s, that’s usually something like that,

isn’t enough, you know? And it’s hard because I think, I mean, luckily it doesn’t hurt you, but it kind of gets to be disappointing. That’s what I usually see. My office is my PCLs patients. They treat this and I tried this and I treat this and nothing works and what’s wrong. And that’s the thing is there’s nothing ever wrong with you.

It’s just that there’s a little bit of imbalance. Yeah. And I love how you pointed out three of the main issues, thyroid insulin and calories, because I didn’t know that when I wasn’t having my period, I didn’t know anything about that or insulin resistance. Yeah. And you know, it’s something that’s not talked about enough. I feel like is imbalances in our neuro-transmitters because when dopamine,

so dopamine and prolactin, you can kind of think of them as an inverse relationship. Right. Even when serotonin is involved so they can throw off each other. So checking neurotransmitters is really important for PCLs patients, especially if they present, you know, they say, you know what, I’m just I’m I don’t feel like myself. And then, you know,

unfortunately they go to their primary care and they’re trying to express this to their primary care doctor and like, Oh, you know, it’s just you being a woman. That’s not really the case. Yes. We do get moody and hormonal and things of that store. But you know, it’s not all the time. If you’re feeling sad and blue and upset and nothing is inspiring you or motivating you and get your neurotransmitters checked.

Yeah. I mean, they said 50% of women with PCs have depression and or anxiety. So, I mean, it could be due to like not getting your periods. And you’re like, sad about that, but also the, the issue with the neuro transmitters, dopamine serotonin levels, that’s causing you to feel depressed and anxious on top of all the different physical symptoms that you’re not happy with.

So it’s like a deadly combination is that It to estrogen like dopamine and serotonin all those nerves, neurotransmitters, like I’ve read that birth control can affect that and estrogen can affect that. Do you know that like about that relationship? Am I remembering that correctly? Yeah, no, you’re absolutely right. So basically everything comes from our hypothalamus, right? And then the hypothalamus feeds to the pituitary,

the pituitary feeds to the fire line, which goes to the adrenals, which then goes to the sex hormones. But you know, there is the direct relationship from the hypothalamus to the sex organs too. So in this case, talking about the ovaries and when it comes to estrogen, it can feed back to the hypothalamus too and say, do I want to release these neurotransmitters or not?

But also estrogen. I think what I want to mention is that the gut health to cause a lot of our neurotransmitters specifically serotonin is made in the gut. So if estrogen, if there’s for example, an excess of estrogen and it’s trying to make more serotonin, but it’s feeding the bad bacteria in the gut where serotonin is made, it throws everything off.

Right. So, you know, always goes back to getting the hormones checked. And I see a lot of my ladies what’s going on is unfortunately, they’re not getting their hormones checked often. I like to check hormones at the beginning every two to three months, depending on what’s going on with their treatment plan. And then once they’re stabilized, maybe every six months or once a year.

So getting your neuro-transmitters sheds, you know, it’s just like an annual checkup, right. To be regular about it. Yeah. You know, when we go to the doctor’s office, we, which is like once a year, you know, and we like beg for lab work and they either say yes or no, whatever. And oftentimes the lab results come and it’s all within range.

And we’re like, okay. And we walk away. And I know that as a naturopathic doctor, I’m sure you look into the fine details of like, you know, what age this is normal for. Not just a huge range of ages, you know, like 20 to 40, like it’s very different for a 20 year old, you know? Exactly.

Especially when it comes to hormones. Cause you want to see like the thyroid levels. I like to see my TSH levels around one inch or so. So I know a lot of ducks have different leeways for them, if you will, or ranges that they like to see. So nature, pathic values are generally a little bit more narrow and stretch, but not for everything.

So that’s the thing is I would recommend if you have to go to a primary care physician and you don’t have access to, you know, any traumatic doctor or even a functional doctor, if you will, then in that regards, if you don’t feel well, keep asking questions, you know, and say, well, how come I still feel like this?

How come I still feel like this? And if you’re not getting the answers, then you know, maybe it’s time to consider seeing someone that’s gonna listen to you or maybe has different answers that feel right? Yeah. Just to continue on that. So like what would you recommend? Like, so for, for a woman who’s having regular periods, regular cycles,

what should they like? What should they ask for when they go to their doctor? Like to tell her, to tell her doctor, Hey, like I’m not getting my periods on time. Can you check? So-and-so like, what should they ask for specifically? Oh, there’s so many I would say to do a full thyroid panel. So, you know,

TSH free, T3, free T4. You want to check the thyroid proximities antibodies, thyroglobulin antibodies. What else? Definitely iron levels. Because there’s a lot of iron deficiency, anemia that I’m seeing and we need iron deficiency, anemia for thyroid health, or we need iron for thyroid. And then our insulin markers, right? We want to check our insulin or fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1C,

our projesterone values, but specifically at D 21, if we can get our progesterone then, and then if you want to check your estrogen values, you want to check it a day, one to three of the cycle. And gosh, there’s so many, you want to check your adrenal health. So DGA DGA. So fate, so DG SoFi is basically the storage form of our adrenal health.

I would say those are the big ones. Neurotransmitters. If you can check even your prolactin levels, your dopamine levels, your serotonin. If you can get those checks, I know some Nesco, I think they’re still called the Nesco. They’ve changed names a couple of times. So they do a full neurotransmitter panel that I don’t think is too expensive. So they’re great to do as well.

That’s great. That’s a great place for a lot of sisters to start at least asking questions in those categories. Yeah. I just want to touch on what you said about stress hormones. So how is that related to our period? Because I personally start my period. The second I get on a plane on my way to a vacation, there is a little bit of stress like leading up in like three,

four times, six, seven, every time there’s a trip with my husband when I was younger. Like whatever it says, if my body would just not have my period and then wait until I’m literally sitting in the car or literally on the plane, like there has to be some type of psychology that triggers our menstrual cycles. Your body likes to be in Europe.

I think. Well, like, you know, next time you’re missing your period. If that happens, like we’ll just go to Europe. Well, you know, that’s actually a good thing in that, first of all, you’re in tune with your body. So that’s wonderful, right? That you’re paying attention to these things. Usually what’s going on is when we’re stressed.

We’re so, so, so, so stressed, right? The body stops and it freezes because it thinks it’s running from the tiger. Right? It’s got to go. So puts out all this norepinephrine are this cortisol. And it says, okay, we have to get everything that we possibly have into our muscles, including our glucose, whatever we have.

So we can run from the tiger. The second you get on the plane, what happens is you relax, right? And when you relax, your body can then resume function. It can say, Oh, I can get my period, which goes back to the point of a lot of ladies with PCLs unfortunately are so stressed about not having their periods,

which I don’t blame them whatsoever that their wound up, right. The constantly running from the tiger. And so when the adrenals are stressed, you can’t send the messages to the ovaries. I mean, who wants to be running from the tiger with their period right now the body says, no, that’s not a vital function right now. I will resume that when there’s no tiger after me,

that’s essentially what’s going on. That’s totally true. It’s such a tense time when you don’t get a period for like six to 12 months, you know, it’s like, you can’t relax. Yeah. And for you, it was just like a several weeks. And you were already feeling like this, building this tension building up like every day. And finally,

fortunately after like two or three weeks, you got to. But like, I, I mean, I’ve never been in that situation obviously, but I can imagine the stress and like the different things that are like going through your head when that’s happening. It’s true. It is terrifying. And it’s, I think it’s harder for ladies that they want to get pregnant and then they can’t because they’re saying,

where’s my period. How come I’m not getting him hearing? I need to ovulate, Oh my gosh, I haven’t gotten a period. So that means I’m not on it, you know? And so that’s going in their circle and then they’re worried about when’s my next period going to come. So then I can start tracking this and that. And so,

yeah. I mean, it’s, it’s stressful. It really is. But that’s why we have to do our best again, going back to what you were saying about calming down and some of the things that we can do to actually get our period to come is stimulating our vagus nerve and our vagus nerve is stimulated mostly when we’re doing things that bring us pleasure,

right. Increasing our dopamine levels. If they were lowered is a good thing, right? Increasing our serotonin is a good thing when we’re stressed. So yoga or taking a walk by the beach or sitting down for a good meal, right. Just doing something that truly brings us pleasure, not like stress eating, if you will, but you know, hanging out with our family or whatever,

it may be Like, literally taking your mind off of it, but something else that’s going to make you happier Because it’s going to come. You know what I mean? Like you’re not just gonna like go the rest of your life without a period. Like this is for all the ladies right now, out there who haven’t had a period in six months,

like it’s going to come. Yeah. You just have to keep working on it. And like everything or trying is going to just like, come together. It’s going to all add up together to like, get to this one goal. Exactly. Exactly. So what can women, you know, a lot of women with PCs complained about PMs when they do get their periods and like headaches,

like before and during, what are some of your tips for that? Because I know that could be estrogen related. It could be insulin related. We learned that it’s a hyperinsulinemic state that’s causing this PMs to be in a bad mood swings to happiness because it was due to the insulin. Yeah. Right. Well, migraines are never normal. Absolutely never normal.

So for those leads out there that are experiencing migraines, I mean, they think it’s a normal thing. No, it’s not. And first I would say, get, see if you have any food sensitivities at all, definitely insulin resistance food sensitivities can actually cause migraines and it can be healthy foods. And that’s why I created the Nirvana diet is because we want to eat based on our genetics.

Right. Because when we eat based on our genetics, we know that the body isn’t in an inflammatory state and it’s able to do what it needs to do. So food sensitivities absolutely get that checked. Also, there may be imbalances in neurotransmitters or different hormones and vitamin B6 is really good for that. So B6 has been shown to help with migraines. No,

it’s a type of B vitamin, but I think it’s B six itself. B6 is that? Yeah. So I forget exactly which one at this point, but it’s B six is paradoxal six or five phosphate paradoxal, five phosphate, or paradoxy, you’ll see it. Or P five P magnesium is really good, making sure that you have a good quality form of magnesium right now.

My favorite magnesium ever is magnesium threonate, which feeds the brain and helps with sleep and memory. So those are really good sources. Also zinc zinc can help too. But if you take zinc, you want to make sure that you take it with copper, never, ever, ever, ever take a big bite itself. It’ll really, really throw off the zinc and copper ratios in the body.

And then it can lead to cupboard efficiency, which then leads to a whole slew of other symptoms. So usually you’ll see in your zinc supplement that it comes with copper in it. So just make sure that you’re taking them together. That’s really important. Yeah. Yeah. You know, I was just talking to my friends about this and how like hyperinsulinemia can affect your period.

Like I could say. And I was like, you’d be surprised if you literally like, do not consume any extra sugars, any extra, like, you know, too many sweets, things like that. You’re really conscious about your carbon take throughout the month. You’d be really surprised at how different your period ends up being. And even women who go gluten and dairy pre say this,

cause it’s really helping with their insulin resistance, you know? And they’re like, I just had a normal period, no pain. I’m totally fine. And it’s probably because of effect that insulin Hyperinsulinemia has on your period. Absolutely. So that’s definitely one thing, you know, our audience can do on their own. Like before even going to the doctor,

taking a good look at what you’re eating and how it’s affecting your blood sugar a hundred percent. And you’re exactly right. Just taking out one thing can make a world of difference. And there’s a lot of like different tests, like home test kits you can do to like, see based on your genetics, what foods are right for you, what foods may be amplement mentory or like,

you know, cause different issues Or even taking basketball. I mean, like in a good inositol supplement to get your blood sugar under control. Like that’s why everyone’s getting their period when they take it. Or if not everyone, but like most women, you know. Yeah, absolutely. A common question. A common question that’s normally asked like on Instagram,

we want to ask you those seats cycling work for irregular cycles. Yes, yes it does. Okay. Please tell us about it. Seed cycling. So basically the thought behind seed cycling is simple. It’s just about regulating RP. It’s getting our body to produce the hormones that it normally needs during the times it needs. So it’s just food is medicine.

So what you have to be diligent about it. So you have to eat those seeds during those times and in those quantities and incorporate it as much as possible. It doesn’t mean that you have to like, you know, load up on gallons of seeds, et cetera, but you want to do the appropriate ratios. That’s recommended to do seed cycling and just remember,

you know, it, you don’t want it to replace anything. So if you, for example, if you have to be on a medication for some reason, this, that, or the other, you’re not taking it to replace the medication, you’re just taking it to give your body the proper signals to produce its own hormones. Exactly. Could you give us an example of how,

like, how seed cycling would work? Like, like what you would do and then what you would cycle that with What it does? Like what C does, what and when do you take it? Absolutely. So basically during your first two weeks, you want to do about a tablespoon of the ground, flax seeds and then ground pumpkin seeds. And you could eat actually the seeds themselves,

but it’s easier if you grind it and to incorporate it in your diet in that way so that you can put them in sheets or you could sprinkle it on top of your salads or even your cereals or your oatmeals now that the weather’s getting nice and crisp out there and things of that sort. And then the last two sites, two weeks of your cycle.

So that’s when you’re going to want to do a tablespoon, not only the ground Sesame seeds into your diet, you could actually do some pumpkin seeds too, but technically it’s ground flax and pumpkin seeds on days one through 14 and then 15, three 30 is mostly when you’re doing the ground Sesame seeds. And actually you’ll want to incorporate the sunflower seeds as well.

These seeds like trigger certain hormones, you know, that are supposed to be high during certain times of your cycle. Is that how this works? Yes. So basically those seeds, what they do is the body is amazing. And mother nature’s amazing. And what they’re doing is when you’re taking the seeds specific. One of the reasons I love flack so much,

I, I recommend flux to everybody and anybody and she is good too. But what flex does is I’ll use flex as an example, but all the seeds will basically do this. If you have too much of a hormone, it’ll bring it back down to normal. And if you don’t have enough, it’ll bring it back up. So it’s ideal for that.

And it’s a wonderful source of essential fatty acids. So you’re getting good fats from it and it’s mucilaginous right. And so what mucilaginous means is it’s very iLien gully. So you can actually use it as an agro, Placer and bacon, excuse me, making because of binds. Right? So binds toxins. You can take it and it’ll bind toxins and it will get you going to the bathroom,

like who doesn’t like to go to the bathrooms It’s is flagged smoke as good as just a fact sees himself black smoke. Sometimes that’s why It’s actually good. The one that I think that you’re is it by, is it mood? I forget the brand name, but I think it’s like, this is flux mode, obviously unsweetened, but yeah, I forget what brand It’s tasty.

It really is tasty. It doesn’t do the same thing. Unfortunately, you want to actually take the flax seeds and you can crunch on them. Chill. I mean, they’re all great. They’re really all great for you. Sorry. I feel like I didn’t answer your question. So basically days one through 15, you’re trying to promote the follicular phase and the hormones that we need during the follicular phase and then,

or decrease if you will. And then these 15 through 30 were supporting the hormones and the hormones produced then, and then you get your period. Yeah. It’s just hormonal cycle. It’s basically using food as nutrition to help bring balance to the body. I remember 10 years ago, when I came to you, you had told me to have black seeds.

So I bought fresh flax seeds from this little store next to the gluten and dairy free grocery store. I would work at, there was this other little story that had these, you know, when you go to a candy shop, there’s this plastic bins are like different Things in there. Yeah. All over the walls. And it was all like seeds and grains and,

you know, perfectly, just like so healthy, like whole grains, everything. So I got like a huge bag of black seeds. And then you had told me to crush them. So like every morning before class, I was crushing flax seeds and putting them in my protein shake that you had recommended. And that was my breakfast. Do you still recommend this?

It’s great. I do. I do. And you know what I mean, taking feet cycling out, it’s wonderful. And you gotta make sure they’re the golden flaxseeds. Those are the most important. And because they have the most nutrition and they’re super tasty and make sure once you grind them to keep them in the fridge. Cause they’ll start to go rancid because they’re functional,

healthy oils. Right. So I prefer my patients not to buy them already ground and grind them yourself. Yeah. Because there’s a difference, like I tasted a difference between pre-ground and freshly ground. So yeah, definitely. Yeah. By the time you get it. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, Yeah. That’s so funny. I just like got a whole flash walking to class,

sipping on this protein shit. Like who out of all of my friends, like would wake up and crush blacks, Someone who’s dedicated, dedicated. And that’s why you were where you are today. And honestly, I feel like everybody can get to that point too. Like if you’re like dedicating yourself, you’re trying these different things. If it’s a day,

one or day 10, if you’re just continuing to like be consistent, like you’re going to get to where you want to be too. So I think it’s great that we talked about this, Go buy some flax seeds I got out of that habit. Like you should eat It again. Yeah, yeah, Yeah. Yeah. So doctor, would you,

is there any other areas that we didn’t cover that you may want to mention related to irregular cycles? We went through all our questions. I mean, I think that’s it. I just, I, the one thing is for those ladies out there suffering with PCLs, it’s, it’s not an end all meaning it’s not, it’s not a death sentence by any way,

shape or form. It’s just your body trying to speak with you and give you clues that hello. I need some help. That’s all. And it’s a very, it’s very livable. It’s manageable is what I need to say. And yeah, it’s, it’s never as bad as it looks. It really isn’t Super informative episode. And it’s so empowering for sisters to know what’s happening with their body so that it’s not as terrifying when you don’t have your period for so long and you actually have some tools in your hands to make a difference and do something.

Yeah. No one wants to get in contact with you for help or any other reasons. How could they contact you Just through my website, Dr. There’s also Instagram at Dr. Nirvana or Facebook at Navani Hills. And I copycatting you guys as I did it on my own podcast, which is very exciting. So that’s just regenerate you, I suppose.

There’s some fun things going on, Subscribe and listen to the podcast to regenerate you. Awesome. Thank you. It’s always great to see you both. Yeah. Great to see you too. Thank you so much for joining this episode. It will definitely plan a future episode, hopefully next time in your office so we could, you know, make it like the original the first time.

Yeah. I look forward to it and you’re always very welcome. Thanks for having us. Alrighty. Thank you for listening to this episode. We’ll be back next week with another one. 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 PCs from stage one,

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