What’s Your PCOS Type?

Do you know your PCOS type? Each woman with PCOS has a unique set of imbalances that need to be addressed, there’s no one size fits all approach!

In this episode, we cover the 4 main types of PCOS!

You’ll learn the symptoms and signs of each PCOS type as well as diet & lifestyle changes you can start today including supplements and exercise routines!

Quiz: What type of PCOS do you have? http://bit.ly/PCOStypeQuiz

Based on current medical knowledge, these are the optimal test ranges for the thyroid (Source: resser institute ADAPT practitioner training and certification program):

TSH: 0.5-2.0 mIU/L

Total T3: 100-180 ng/dL

Total 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:

A three and a two and a one might say, let’s start the show today. what’s up sisters. How’s it going? How’s it going Cysters today is the date that we talk about our PCOS type. Yeah. We’re going To cover all the, the four main pieces types that we usually talk about. Go into, you know,

the causes of symptoms, how to get down to, you know, reversing those symptoms and getting down to each piece type. Before we do that, let’s ask or let’s maybe talk about talons, own PCO type show, baby. You did a recent lab kit test and you kind of figured out or found that some of the things that were maybe going on under the hood,

As you’d like to say, do you want to take us through that? Yeah, I mean, so I’m not going to lie. When I took the lab test, I was like, okay. I feel like I’ve spent enough years with, you know, controlling my PCs symptoms and really putting my health first, the slow weighted workouts, everything gluten and dairy free,

what could be wrong? So I went into it a little cocky. I was like, I think I’m okay, but I did get the lab test done. And obviously it was a vast improvement from my lab tests from years ago. My insulin resistance was great. My adrenal fatigue wasn’t there anymore. It was great. Also, what else did it?

Oh, inflammation. It didn’t look directly at inflammation actually. Cause you have to check C-reactive protein, but basically my hormones looked fine except for my thyroid. I know. And it’s one of those things that you don’t know unless you have lab work done, you know, or, or unless you have really, really dominant symptoms, but I don’t have very dominant symptoms.

Like I just have a little bit of acne before my period. And that’s basically it, I feel a bit of cramps before. Like the first day of my period, my period is also a little bit later. It’s like a 30 to 33 day cycle when that’s still within range, like 28 to 32 is within range. But sometimes it’s like 33 and then I don’t know.

So I was like, something like, it’s not perfect. Like, I don’t know. Let’s see what this test says. And of course it says thyroid Things do feel perfect. It’s so great. You check it once or every once, year, once every two years, what’s going on with the bar with your body. Yeah. Yeah, definitely.

I mean, I was within range, but I was within the lower end of the functional range, which is more specific than conventional ranges. So they detect things sooner before it gets out of control. And that’s why I never knew that I even had the slightest bit of like hypothyroid. I had no idea because I didn’t have it out of control and my symptoms aren’t that out of control for me to notice.

But with that being said, I am taking a supplement to like a daily thyroid support supplement from equal life. And it is actually really helpful so far. Like you have to take four a day and I’ve taken it for a week and I can tell that it’s doing something because I feel the detox symptoms. Yes. I am a little bit like loopy by five o’clock.

I’m like my eyes hurt. Like I want to sleep. I have to say though, Tallinn hates taking supplements. I mean, she’ll take it, but every time she takes it, it’s almost like, like it’s pulling teeth, pulling teeth. Yes. That’s a perfect example. It’s like pulling teeth from a, from a little girl and it is funny,

but it is, it can be frustrating from my end when I’m like, just take it. Yeah. I don’t know what it is. I also want to add that the practitioner that I spoke with after I took the lab test, because when you take the lab test, when you get your results, you speak with a practitioner who like walks you through your results and what you can do.

And the lab test is linked in the description. If you want to take it as well. But she told me that maybe I’m not getting proper micronutrients to support my thyroid. And she told me that the hypothyroid issue is slightly affecting my projesterone levels, which were also on the lower end, which means that this could be the thing that’s causing my period to be a little bit later,

like a couple of days later. And I was like, wow, that’s so interesting. And I can totally say that. She’s probably right. I can totally say that. She’s probably right. That’s because we’re going To find out pretty soon in a couple of months when you’re gone through the three month, three months of taking the thyroid supplement. Yeah.

I’m pretty sure you’re going to start to see the impact that has on your periods and stuff. Yeah. I haven’t been taking in the past that my multivitamin consistently and I haven’t been eating like five servings of vegetables a day. Like certainly not. I’ve been having like one serving at dinner and that’s been shunted on more recently. So now I’ve been trying to eat vegan lunches so that I incorporate more greens into my diet.

And just having more of that, like I’m having so much greens so much, I feel like. So I’m trying to get those micronutrients that I feel like I’ve been lacking it lately. I’ve been so focused on gluten and dairy free and like working and just, I haven’t prioritized making a pundant like salads and like stuff like that for lunch. And you know,

I don’t know. There’s always room for improvement, especially when you’re sensitive with PCLs and when you’re so Like, like everyone is, it’s hard to kind of focus on every single thing, you know, you’re trying to like, you’re doing good in there free, but at the same time, you’re trying to incorporate more vegetables, more greens. There’s only so much you can do in a single given day.

So just like everybody else, like you’re taking on that, those steps in a step-by-step way. I’m so sorry. I keep blabbering about myself. I Just want to shake one more thing. I learned that. I mean, I knew this, but I realized this, that when you eat like kale and broccoli and Brussels sprouts, these kind of weaken and suppress your thyroid because cruciferous vegetables.

Yeah. So I that’s like the only vegetables I eat. If I eat vegetables and It’s like, oh my gosh, what am I doing? Give me the broccoli. Give me the ones that Clean fiber, I think. Right? Yeah. But yeah. So now I realize, so we’re adding more variety. We’re adding the rainbow into my diet,

being more mindful about it, taking the daily supplements. I mean the daily thyroid support supplement and the daily multivitamin. And let’s see what happens in three months, I’ve been taking another blood work tests and see what happens and I’ll update everyone Young sisters to see how SIS tolerance is. Symptoms are improving with the lab kit results and taking the supplements. It’ll be fun.

It’ll be like a little experiment that we’re going to cover episode the episode. So follow us on, we’ll talk about it again next week. See tie-ins updates here. Times updates. Okay. So with that being said, we’re going to go into our episode topic this week, which is what is your PCs type. We’re going to go over the four main PCs types,

go over the symptoms, how to help reverse them supplements. You can take diet and lifestyle changes you can take, so let’s get into it. Oh, and by the way, we do have a quiz that you can take in the description. We’ll put it early on in description. The quiz is like a very quick one minute interactive quiz that you can take,

answer some questions. And then at the end of it, it will give you what your PCs type could be. And then you can basically, it w it will also tell you the next steps you can take to start today on your PCs journey and your PCs type. Of course, it’s not a diagnosis. It’s always best to go to your doctor to confirm and make sure Awesome.

Well, the first PCs type is inflammation. Well, we should address the, that you can have more before we started to have multiple types. Yeah. And always the episodes, everyone DMS us saying like, well, can I have multiple types? You know? Cause we always say like, what’s your PCs type? Oh, we have an inbox full of people asking us,

can I have multiple types? So let’s just preface this by saying, you can have multiple types of PCLs the end. They can be mild or extreme combination. So you can have like really a lot of insulin resistance and a little bit of adrenal fatigue. You know, it really just depends on the degree. That’s the thing with PCs. Everyone has different symptoms.

Everyone needs a different type of protocol because their symptoms vary in degree. Very completely. So it’s A spectrum, you know, PCs is a syndrome, which means the spectrum of symptoms. So yeah, there’s No one size fits all approach and everything that we recommend isn’t for everyone. Yeah. And by the way, we try to get it through that inbox every single day.

But if you can only imagine how, you know, how many we get daily, we try to get through all your messages. All right. So the first piece us type is that we’re going to talk about inflammation, inflammation. So with inflammation, the symptoms are more like if your weight is plateauing and never going down, fatigue being really tired all the time.

But bloating is definitely one because it shows that what you’re eating, isn’t being digested properly skin issues like cystic acne. And sometimes even like, you know, rashes can occur joint pain know, especially when you have Something like, like almost like arthritic pain, that’s like joint pain that can get result of inflammation as well, even Irritability after you eat. Like just feeling like anxiety after.

Yeah. Your stomach Hurts. Even, even getting that like foggy brain feeling after eating and we’ll get into some of the reasons that can impact that. But if you’re wondering what is inflammation like, cause inflammation, it’s like, oh, you always hear it. But what is it actually is literally mean there’s a fire happening inside? Is there a flame?

So basically imagine there are basically two types of inflammation there’s acute and chronic acute is imagine you hit your elbow against the wall or something. And the area gets red, gets swollen. That’s basically your body is sending the white blood cells to go ahead and protect the area. And that’s why it gets red and swollen. And it’s basically trying to protect the area,

but there’s also chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is when this is constantly happening in your body. For example, from eating implement Tory foods like gluten and other harmful substances, it can basically create a battleground for inflammation that’s constantly happening and that can lead your body to, you know, have it’s, it’s basically creating a lot of stress and onto the body. And that’s going to cause you to have the symptoms that we just talked about,

you know, the irritability, the anxiety that we plateau fatigue, bloating all the time. Yeah, exactly. And then though, when you have that chronic inflammation, your body releases, these messengers like inflammatory cytokines and these messengers signal, your ovaries to secrete more tests to produce more testosterone. Yeah. And so it has like a direct impact on PCOS women.

And it also acts directly on our fat cells and causes more insulin resistance, which is the second PCRs type we’re going to talk about, but just notice how like one PCs type can lead to another PCLs type. Yeah. And just to repeat that directly acts on the ovary to cause production of testosterone and directly acts on the fat cells to cause insulin resistance just from inflammation.

So think Of like everything you do can, can either cause chronic inflammation or reduce it. Right? Yeah. It’s the, every single food that you’re eating is going to have some type of impact on your inflammation and everyone with PCOS has a level of inflammation. Yeah. And this is where we get into gluten because gluten can be one of the biggest food groups that impacts inflammation.

And that’s why we always talk about, you know, triangle gluten free at least for 30 days to see if it helps improve. So how does gluten, you know, cause, or has an, has an impact on inflammation? Well, one way it does is through the impact it has on zonulin. So your intestinal walls have these tight junctions so that when you eat food,

as the food is going down, throw it goes down into your digestive track and basically gets broken down so that your body can use it for energy. There are tight junctions that protect your intestinal wall so that these foods and whatever’s in it, doesn’t get into your bloodstream, your organs, your body it’s, this is really important because this is your way of your body’s way of protecting itself.

But what happens is when you eat gluten, it activates a protein called zonulin. And what zonulin does is it regulates those tight junctions. And when you eat gluten, it causes zonulin to start stretching out those tight junctions. So the tight junctions that used to loosening them up, they get loosened up. And now those intestinal walls have little holes in them.

Those holes allow gluten and other harmful substances, you know, bacteria, proteins and things like this to get through into your bloodstream. So now your body sees these things entering your bloodstream and your body’s like whoop whoop send the white blood cells. And now you’re, there’s inflammation occurring right after you’re eating as you’re eating. And that’s why you can feel bloated.

You can feel fatigue, headaches after eating gluten. Yeah. So if you have gluten sensitivity, your gut lining doesn’t repair as quickly, and that happens to you. So you really want to know if you’re sensitive to gluten because first and foremost, PCO S everyone has inflammation. Let’s figure out what’s causing it. So yeah, cutting out gluten for 30 days can really help you figure that out and help reduce the low grade inflammation.

Yeah. Also taking vitamin D. Oh yeah. Did you know, vitamin D is the most important nutrient for women with PCOS? Therapeutic doses can be anti-inflammatory, it’s crucial for T cells, which regulate our immune system and calm it down. So when you take, when you don’t have enough vitamin D it can really have an impact on your immune system and inflammation.

Yeah. Keep that in mind, Highly recommend. You know, you can definitely check with your doctor to see what your vitamin D levels are, and if you need a, you know, increased dosage, but we highly recommend, you know, taking a vitamin D supplement when you have peace and you’re trying to battle inflammation. It also has so many other benefits on fertility and things like that.

Right. If you’re looking for a vitamin D supplement, we really loved one from Theralogix. You know, they also make that tall, but we’ll link it in the bio. It’s called thera D. And if you use our PRC code 2 9, 2, 6, 6, 0, like memorize. At this point, you get, you get 15% off your order. So we’ll put that in the description.

Awesome. And also chronic low grade, before we move on to our next type, chronic low grade inflammation with PSUs also makes the cells eventually become insulin resistant. And women with PSUs are more prone to this because of the genetics and increased baseline inflammation. It Just snowballs out of control into the other PCs types when you don’t manage it. Yeah. And a lot of us just don’t end up managing our PCs because we’re given birth control.

We’re not even told that we can manage it until you go on Instagram, come across us. Yeah, totally understand. So now, now, you know, you can do something about this. So with insulin resistance, your symptoms are more, second is the second time clear title. Now Let’s move on to the second type insulin Resistance. It manifests as uncontrollable weight gain.

Like everything you eat sticks to you and doesn’t metabolize properly and uncontrollable cravings. I mean, this is the most significant symptom. So many of us have this and also, you know, anxiety, irritability after you eat because your blood sugar is on a roller coaster. You know, after you eat, it’s going to be high and then it’s going to drop,

and then you’re going to be hungry and crave again, having anxiety and feel irritable. So that’s how insulin resistance can affect that. And also cystic acne, because insulin triggers more testosterone. And then the testosterone gathers around that oil gland and causes it to produce more oil. And then that inflammation that we have causes that oil plant to get inflamed as well.

And then we end up having cystic acne and here’s the autism because of the high testosterone. So insulin resistance can really trigger like all of our peace who has symptoms like 80% of us have it. It’s something to really consider. Now I do want to talk about metabolic dysfunction because that’s where insulin resistance comes in. And that’s really the root issues with PCOS before you do.

I want to go, you can please explain that. I need to get there. I need to get a charger for The laptop, looking at the computer. I don’t understand, You know, these Mac books, they just run out of battery so quick. Like it was 70% when we came and I set it up and it’s now at 18%. And I know,

but in like 10 minutes, it’s going to go red. I dunno. It’s to my books. I don’t know. Are you serious? No, I’m joking. We should go back to the apple store. All right. You expect I’m going to get the charter, sorry, sisters. So when a person is innocent, when a sister is insulin resistant,

the brain creates a new normal set point for our weight. It wants to hold on to fat stores. And for every pound that we lose, our metabolism slows down more in an attempt to regain any lost body mass. And the thyroid hormone also drops. And our cell metabolism slows down. Our appetite increases or fat is stored with more efficiency for every loss pound.

And this is what happens when we’re insulin resistant. Our bodies have this amazing way to survive difficult times when there isn’t enough food and insulin resistance is that mechanism of action. So basically when we trigger that insulin resistance through our genetics, through our environment, combination of it, then, you know, this occurs, our body’s just like holds on to everything.

And so as a result, when we go on diets that are super restrictive and like stressful on our bodies, we end up losing weight only temporarily and end up regaining the weight even more because we’re ultimately damaging our metabolism. And so this is true for all people in general, but especially for women with PCs, because we’re so genetically predisposed to insulin resistance,

our body is just like protecting itself by holding on to every gram of food that we eat. So, yeah. So with that being said, it’s not that you can’t do anything about it. It’s just that you have to be mindful of it while you’re going about your day. You know, like making sure that you’re not snacking, you know, several times throughout the day,

because that’s going to spike your blood sugar several times throughout dance, spike your insulin several times, the more insulin we spike, the more insulin resistant we are. So just eating your three meals and maybe one or two snacks that are high in protein and healthy fats, you know? Yeah. And Also making sure like when you’re eating, how much it impacts your blood sugar levels.

Yeah. Making sure you’re not eating super high carb meals and making sure that you’re pairing the carbs, that you are eating with a protein with fiber, with fat and things like that. So You’re not like I’m making a judgment calling you when it spikes up and it used to come down. I just want you to explain that because I think that’s so important.

Yeah. Yeah. But you know, when you did that, I thought you meant my voice was too. That sounds like fiber. And I was thinking, okay, what was I saying? Oh yeah. So when you eat something really high in carbs, your blood sugar goes up, your insulin is produced a bunch of insulin. So you can store that sugar in your bloodstream.

And you know, eventually after that happened, so many times your body gets tired, your cells get tired and start being numb to insulin. You know, so eating a really high carb diet or a high sugar diet for a long period of time can make this happen. And also working out a lot, a lot like hours and hours of cardio can make your body dump sugar into your bloodstream.

So you can burn it during that workout. And then because you’re insulin resistant, you’re not able to, it gets very complicated. Everything we can, we do, or everything that we think is helping us could be not helping us. So we have to do things for insulin resistance, not just what Google says for weight loss. Yeah. And talking about supplements or talking about ways to help supplements in acetone is one of the most like researched supplements.

There are PCs, basically insulin resistance. Yeah. I’m very glad there are, there are actually like, you know, testing supplements and studies and things like that, but I’m glad they’re actually using in also tall. And in also for those that don’t know, it’s a supplement that can help with insulin resistance and PCOS. And yeah, we highly recommend if you’re looking for a supplement for your insulin resistance to try out in our sauce supplement.

Yeah. Because there’s only so much like diet and lifestyle, you can do, you need some support at the same time with supplements, you know, like you could be, but nobody’s perfect. Like you could have the intention of tomorrow, you know, eating these well-balanced meals, gluten and dairy free, like not going to spike your insulin levels, but of course life happens and like stress happens and that affects your blood sugar.

And, you know, you might not get in your slow weighted workout and that affects your blood sugar. You might not get good sleep the night before that affects your blood sugar. So you need a supplement to support you on this journey. And of course, combining the supplement with the diet and lifestyle changes, not just depending on the supplement is important.

Absolutely. And If you’re looking for an all-star supplement or as you as sisters, you know, yeah. Or basketball is a sponsor of the podcast, or we also love them. It’s tally in spirit supplement for PCOS, but she started taking it many years ago before this podcast started. And for a reason it has a 40 to one ratio of myo and the Cairo in store.

So there are two in our stores are important, myo and de Cairo, and also taught the latest research is using both. It used to be that in the early studies, they were only doing it on myo-inositol. But this, the latest research is showing that the combination of 40 to one Mio and can be a very effective. And that’s because that’s the ratio found in the body when that ratio gets off whack that’s when insulin resistance can occur and can over time.

So Avastin, it has that ratio. And it’s really helpful to, you know, help me get back and help to get down to the root issues of the insulin resistance, which can also then help with, you know, air quality period, regularity, oblation, hair loss, and facial hair, because it’s helping to improve the testosterone production or reduce it as well as other symptoms.

So, and it comes in a three month supply. And that’s the important thing here is it’s not like a one week or one month kind of a supply, a supplement thing. It’s something you’re going to take for three to six months, possibly longer calling probably took it for about a year. I still Have it. And if I eat like a high carb meal yeah.

I mean, like, you need to do it for like a year Consistently every day. And then after that, you kind of like, now you have like a bag for So many reasons, like other than insulin it’s now I have the bag In the bathroom and just like, grab it. Yeah, exactly. Like whenever You need it, you grab it.

And then you, like, you can like supplement when you need it. So it’s a great supplement. So we highly recommend or basketball. If you’re looking for a, an all-star supplement, we also have the same 15% of code. So we’ll put it in the description. You know, if you use PRC code 2 9, 2, 6, 6, 0, we get 15%. Another thing that was very helpful for my insulin resistance was definitely doing slow,

weighted, workout exercise. Because when I stopped, I was getting hangry attacks and I stopped during wedding planning because I was just overwhelmed and like, couldn’t get myself to do it. So I was like going on walks and stuff, but still like losing muscle mass. And I felt my insulin resistance come back. It has a direct impact on minimizing inflammation and insulin resistance for women with PCOS.

So prioritizing exercise. Yes. Right. And studies have found that just 75 minutes of exercise weekly can significantly improve metabolic health for women with PCOS. So 75 minutes a week. So not per exercise. So that 75 minutes is an hour and 15. If you divide that into three minutes, three exercise, that’s just like 20 to 30 minutes each exercise.

So that’s that that’d be great. So we can start with 75 minutes weekly as a baseline and not to mention exercise can also improve, influence more than inflammation and insulin resistance. It can also help with, you know, self-confidence, it can help with mood issues. It’s something that It’s true, the way you hold yourself. And then your posture affects your confidence too.

Like it just has this trickle effect on everything. Yeah, Absolutely. And, you know, especially when you do lightweight training, so lightweight training has actually been shown to help improve metabolism because when you have more lean muscle, your body requires more energy. Even when you’re sitting down and not working out, that’s, that’s just like the way it muscles,

muscles work. Even when you’re not doing anything, it’s requiring energy, unlike how fat just stays there. And it’s just there for as like an energy Depot. So when you have more lean muscle, it can help with making your metabolism higher, permanently, as long as you keep the lean muscle. And second, it’s been also shown to improve insulin sensitivity and helping with insulin resistance.

So if you’re gonna find a dedicated personal trainer who understands PSUs and can incorporate these lightweight training that are done at a low intensity pace, that’s, that would be great. You can also find our workouts in the sisterhood. We’re currently developing new workout programs all the time that you can do in the sisterhood. For example, there’s a seven-day beginner jumpstart, there’s a,

you know, a leg and glute program tie-in likes to call it leg and booty program. And then we’re basically full body. We’re developing basically a bunch of them that you can do at any time. So you can find them at the sisterhood at PCU S weight, loss.org. Right. All right. The next type, next Type. And I’m gonna make a clean transition into adrenal fatigue by saying,

if you don’t feel like working out and you feel like taking a nap, take the nap because sometimes when you have adrenal fatigue, you are so tired and we’re told, oh, you just need to work out harder and do this, that to lose weight. And it’s so not true. If you have adrenal fatigue, symptoms of adrenal fatigue are waking in the midsection because high stress hormones make you gain weight in the midsection.

And of course, fatigue, feeling tired all the time. Also having salt cravings and having insulin resistance that they, they go hand in hand sometimes not all the time, but sometimes most of the time actually, and also insomnia, like not being able to sleep and get quality sleep the eight hours without waking up type of sleep, anxiety, irritability, they all go into adrenal fatigue.

Yeah. This is basically when a sister has experienced so much stress, whether physical or emotional or inflammatory and you, she ends up, we end up so creating so much cortisol stress hormone over time that our adrenal glands, these glands on top of our kidneys can no longer keep up with the body’s demand for cortisol and cortisol. And this isn’t good for PCs because cortisol is a precursor for progesterone,

a hormone necessary for ovulation. You know, so producing this hormone is basically compromised and it’s necessary for, for ovulation and fertility, but when you’re over producing cortisol and then you’re not producing enough cortisol anymore, cause of adrenal fatigue. Now you can’t produce the sex hormones necessary for our population. So let’s all take a deep breath and meditate there the next 10 minutes,

because that’s basically, you treat adrenal fatigue. You take some time, it takes a few months actually Sleep relaxation, You know, getting that eight hours of sleep, even though it sounds like impossible to do. It sounded impossible to do for me many times in my life, but it can be so crucial just to help your body recover and feel better the next day.

Yeah. Even taking Melatonin like women with PCs, we have this issue with melatonin. We often struggle with our melatonin receptors, the receptor sites on our ovaries. And it’s an antioxidant as well. It’s really great for PCO S so it’s important to have enough melatonin, definitely consider taking it, taking a supplement if you need Y need melatonin. And if you’re getting poor sweet sleep.

Yep. And is there any other, Any other things about adrenal fatigue? Well, absolutely do not cut your carbs completely. This is so stressful on the body. Like with PCLs, we’re told oftentimes to cut carbs and calories and things like this. And when you have a lot of adrenal fatigue just makes it worse and makes your body hold on to what you’re eating even more.

It’s like the fight or flight mode. So this is tricky. Sometimes you can have insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue together. So do you cut your carbs out? Well, no, you slowly lower it to find a range that is keeping you happy and satisfied after your meal, but you treat your insulin resistance in different ways instead of cutting your carbs completely.

Maybe if you have the energy, you can do your slow weighted workouts, or you can take the Obasi tall supplement or, you know, make sure you’re eating enough protein and healthy fats and fiber things like this can help with the combination of insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue instead of being so drastic and cutting all your carbs out. Yeah, Absolutely. And I forgot to mention it for supplements for adrenal fatigue.

Another great option is CBD. You know, CBD has been really shown to help with sleep and anxiety. It’s been helped to Sean to help with depression. It’s been shown to actually help with inflammation as well. We forgot to mention it before too, but it can also help with inflammation. I can help with acne. So many of these insulin resistance,

correct? Yeah. So CBD can be really helpful. And it’s an awesome supplement too. Yeah. It helps regulate your cortisol and having high cortisol causes insulin resistance because after a stressful event, and even like, you know, maybe you had a stressful day at work or something like that. Doesn’t have to be an event. The elevation in cortisol causes insulin resistance to develop after four to six hours.

And it persists for more than 16 hours. Wow. So imagine like, if you are not, yeah. If you’re constantly stressed, like it look at the impact it’s having on your insulin resistance for the next day. Even when you think, you know, I’m fine. That was yesterday. Like I forgot all about him. Your body might be still like stressed out.

Yeah, of course. By the way, see, I just drink a glass of water and put the glass extremely close to the edge of the table. And if you follow us on Instagram stories, you will know he now it’s halfway off the table. Can you? Because I live on the edge, I live on the edge, it just smacked this table.

He was really getting thing. She’s getting anxious. She needs to be there. But speaking of CBD, CBD as a most of you know, we love CBD from pure spectrum cbd.com. That’s pure spectrum cbd.com. They honestly make great CBD because it contains the full spectrum. Not sure if you noticed, but there’s a lot of CBD companies out there. Like maybe it’s the random ones that you might see at a grocery store that you’ve never heard of.

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you can get 10% off. And just to kind of go off of the supplements and the ones that we like as you can see, like whenever we have like sponsors with a podcast, these are supplements that we truly believe in. And for PCUSA we never like pick these random co cause, you know, we kind of, at this moment, we’re getting close to a million downloads and we’ve been contacted by a lot of like companies to be like,

oh, well, can you promote this mattress constantly Delete these emails. It’s just like, As like, we’re thankful for the opportunity, but it’s just, we want to only pro promote things on this podcast that are actually helpful with as symptoms specifically with PCs types, like Avast stall is our favorite supplement, because it really helps with the biggest issue with PCs,

which is insulin resistance, you know, CBD helps with inflammation, you know, basically any Southern. So we just want to point that out too, that, you know, a lot of these are well thought out and that it’s Jaime and we’ve been talking about it for years because yeah, like I can’t take all that stuff, but I do take pure spectrum CBD every single night,

every single night. And I forcefully feed it to Italian. I accidentally Spiked his drink with a Vestal several times on several occasions, but that’s fine. He’s been fine. Yeah. So let’s get onto the fourth and final type hypo thyroid. Yeah. Hypertherm Well, women with PCs were more at risk for negative thyroid effects because of PCO S genetic predisposition.

As you can see, I have now realized that I may have, I have a little bit of a hypo thyroid situation happening here. And symptoms are irregular oscillation, hair loss, insulin, especially hair loss. Especially if you have intense hypothyroid, insulin resistance and overall slow metabolism and weight gain there, it’s just magnified. When you have thyroid conditions and,

you know, PCLs and thyroid conditions, it works like hand in hand, a vicious cycle. All the symptoms of PCs are pretty much the same as the symptoms of hypothyroid. So you can be doing everything you can do for PCs, but you have a really hypo thyroid and you don’t know it, right? So you have to have lab work done to figure this out,

because with hypothyroid, you might need medication. You might need supplementation. You know, this is, this is a different piece. You know, you, you, of course, diet and lifestyle style change can take you to a certain level, but you might need supplements or some medication or something to help with this. Yeah. And you want your thyroid to be carefully investigated using functional ranges and not conventional cause functional ranges are more specific and we actually are going to include them in the podcast description.

So if you look at the podcast subscription, you’ll see the functional ranges of a, of your, of your thyroid. Yeah. And you know, I want to mention some of the reasons why cyberbullied hormone is so important. It cleans up, I mean, thyroid hormone, it should increase the levels of sex, hormone, binding globulin, which basically cleans up the androgens right in your body,

like a sponge, just cleaning up the excess androgens. But when you have low levels of thyroid, then you have low levels of sex, hormone, binding globulin, and then that can lead to hyperandrogenism and this hair loss, acne here, statistic issue that comes with thyroid issues. So it’s not just, you know, if you have insulin resistance, you get these symptoms of,

you know, high testosterone. It could be your thyroid hormone being whoa, and your sex hormone binding globulin being low and not able to clean up the androgens in your bloodstream. So that’s really interesting. So with that being said, gluten plays a major role in our thyroid. A lot of doctors, not a lot, but some, and the only ones that I refer my patients do,

they suggest going gluten free when end dairy fruit, when you have a thyroid issue. So I just want to touch on gluten for a second, please. It contains a protein called gliadin. Okay. This is found in gluten that your body can easily mistake for a thyroid molecule in a process known as molecular mimicry. So if your gut is irritated and inflamed,

because of gluten sensitivity, like Cedric mentioned the zonulin, then the gliadin protein is able to enter right into your bloodstream. And your immune system mistakenly identifies the gliadin as an intruder and attacks it by producing antibodies to gliadin. Okay? So once these antibodies are formed, they can also attack your thyroid gland. Because remember, like I said, gliadin is similar to the thyroid molecule through something called molecular mimicry.

So when your body’s attacking the gliadin as an intruder, it’s also attacking your thyroid. So your body’s response, every time you eat gluten is to make antibodies to gliadin and the antibodies attack your thyroid. And so this affects like if you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune condition, or if you have hypothyroidism, you’re basically like every time you eat gluten,

you’re attacking your thyroid more and more, and you’re driving this issue into the ground. So you want to know if you have a thyroid issue for sure. And that’s why it’s oftentimes going gluten-free with PCLs can be helpful because if you have a thyroid condition, it can significantly improve your body’s ability to produce ample thyroid hormones. So I’m really glad I’ve been gluten and dairy free this whole time.

Because my God, like, if my, if I have a little bit of hypothyroid who knows what it would have been. Yeah. Your lab results might’ve been even worse. Yeah. I mean, it wasn’t like that bad, thankfully, but if it could have been, you know, on the opposite range. Yeah. And yeah, so, well,

And so that covers the four main PCRs types, the, the symptoms, how, how, like how to find the right supplements for them and how to, oh, what was the supplement that you’re using for your thyroid right now? This Is a daily thyroid support supplement from equal life. Yeah. That’s the company. I got it from. Yeah.

And just the FYI you want, you should get your like lab lab work done. And if you want to know the ranges, we’re going to include them in the description. And then once you know, your lab work, you can find the right supplement for you. But that’s the one that time To do the lab work. They’ll call you with your results and tell you what they are.

So you don’t even need the description like lab thing. But if you already have lab labs done, then you can look at the subscription, compare, see what’s going on. Yeah. So we did a poll, Do a poll. We asked what’s your main piece, us type. And again, we have a quiz that you can take. We’ll include that in the description as well.

It’s basically a short quiz takes about a minute where you just answer some basic questions and then the quiz can tell you what pizza is type you might have. Of course it’s not a diagnosis, but it can help you find the next steps because it gives you some, you know, thing that some tips you can work on. So what’s your main PCs type.

Well, what do we think the majority of everyone said, so why don’t you take a guess? Is it inflammation, insulin resistance, adrenal fatigue, hyperthyroid Insulin resistance. Yeah. 1,560 sisters voted that they have insulin resistance as their main PCLs type. Second was inflammation 445 and a close third was adrenal fatigue, 3 98 followed by hyperthyroid.com. They both irate at 1 91.

Yeah. Well, 33% of sisters have hyperthyroid. So that makes sense. And then 80% have insulin resistance. So that makes sense. That’s the majority. And then like all of us have inflammation. So why is it important to know your PCLs type? It’s it’s just so important to know your PCs types type types, whichever one, because it gives you like a jump-off point to start managing your symptoms.

You know, it’s like, it’s step one in our membership site, the sisterhood it’s step one, discover your PCs type, start making the lifestyle changes that help, that make you feel good, you know? And even before you go into gluten and dairy free, like focusing on not looking at your phone before you go to sleep, so your melatonin is high enough,

so you can get better sleep for your adrenal fatigue Or yeah. Yeah. Okay. We know that peace to us can be so overwhelming when you’re initially diagnosed, especially when the doctor doesn’t really give you any step-by-step plan. So that’s why finding your PCs type can be so important just to have like time to jumpstart. Right. So you know what to work on.

So it’s not so overwhelming cause there’s, there could be a thousand things in your head, but what if you just pinpoint it to just one that insulin resistance, someone Wants messages and was like, I love how the first step in the sisterhood is all of the things that I can do instead of all of the things that I shouldn’t do. I, it was like,

wow, that’s a good point. I didn’t even try that. I mean, I generally like to keep things positive. Yeah. Yeah. So, yeah. There’s so many things that you can Do. Forget what you can’t do. You can’t Go on the long run. Okay. So you can meditate or like go on a walk. Yeah. So scissors,

you can take the quiz and the description to get, to get a start today, but you can always join the sisterhood to basically help find new PCs type, help, find the next steps and help find ways to reverse those symptoms of stress associated with those PCs types. Not to mention much further. We also have, you know, we help you go gluten dairy free.

We help you learn your carb tolerance, help you learn through workouts. So there’s a whole plethora of help there if you, if you like to drink. Yes. All right. So let’s talk about the wins of the week. Yes. So the first one hit it. Okay. Okay. The first one is Carrington from the sisterhood. She says victory moment,

a little backstory. I am a travel nurse and on an assignment in Texas, since coming here in April, I decided to see how I would adapt to the gluten and dairy free lifestyle. I began meal prepping and making conscious decisions with a few cheat meals here and there three, I was getting ready for an outing and tried on a romper. I worn since I left Florida in March.

What’s a romper that is on that. Yeah. It’s like, you know, that outfit I have where it’s like shorts on the top combined. Cool. Like a one Piece. Yeah, one piece. Cool. Needless To say it bit loose. Okay. I do not have a scale here in Texas, nor have I been measuring myself. I have been discouraged so many times from what the scale and the measurements say,

therefore forcing me to notice the changes in my life. Oh, sorry. Changes in my body by looking at my body and seeing, and feeling a real difference. That’s so great. I am still on birth control, but quit my Metformin and have stuck to taking my Avesta tol two times a day, as well as doing store weight workouts, hot yoga and hot Pilates.

Wow. I am so happy. I have found the sisterhood and can share these changes and have a safe space to encourage and motivate each other. Wow. Such a sweet message. And so many things that she said that I really like, you know, she, she was discouraged by checking the scale. So instead of that, she just, you know,

see how she felt, how things were feeling on her and seeing these like changes to her happening to her, especially when you’re traveling and you’re a travel nurse and there’s so much stress, So happy it’s working. I’m so happy for her. Yeah. Great job character. And thank you for sharing your story. This is like so inspirational for so many others.

Yeah, truly. So our next win is from the DMS and I don’t have her exact words. Well, yeah. It’s because It’s a screenshot of the DM from Instagram, but I’m going to try to describe the picture I see in the DM mirror selfie. Yeah. It’s a sister taking a picture in the mirror. There seems to be some sort of light on the bottom of the picture and some sort of blue bar on the right side.

So sister, if you know who you are, this is your comment or reading or your DMO. It says, hello, Tallinn. I am sitting here in my car, listening to your podcast and eating my gluten-free meal. And I wanted to share some exciting news after struggling with PCOS and feeling so hopeless and depressed. I was finally able to find the energy and courage to go gluten and dairy free.

It’s been tough, but after three weeks I finally got my period. I have not had it in months. I’ve also lost five pounds and feel so much better. I am not as tired and not as depressed. I have the energy and drive to keep going. I’ve recently joined the gym as well. Thank you so much for all your information. I’m also hoping to get pregnant this year.

So I really hope all of this information helps us get there once again. Thank you much blessings. Oh my God. I’m So happy for you. Of Course. You’ll get there. You just stick to it and keep layering on new things that might help promote your health and treat your PCs types. You know, of course it doesn’t just stop at gluten and dairy free.

There are other things you can do, and we’re always here to encourage you and cheer you on, on the podcast on Instagram stories and the sisterhood, Facebook chat forum. We’re here for you sisters. Absolutely. I love how she said I’m sitting here in my car listening to podcasts while I hope the next time you’re reading this comment. Yeah. Yeah.

So great. Thank you sister for your diem. And I guess that’s the episode, but this was really fun. Stay tuned for talons journey. As she goes through, you know, taking these supplements to help improve, you know, the thyroid results from the lab kit. We’ll see how that goes. We’ll do the lab kit test again, maybe in like six months or three months and see what’s up.

See, what’s going on. Take you guys through our journey. I drag you with me. I’m here for support, but yeah, it’d be very fun and yeah. Thank you for listening to this episode, sisters will put everything into the description. As we explain, we’ll put everything organized there. So you know what supplements were recommended for which PCs types and things like that.

So you can definitely head over there to see more. N yeah, we’ll talk to you soon, sisters. Thank you for listening. See you next week. Bye. Hey, 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 PCO S from Sage one cold and alone at the doctor’s office to stage five,

nailing the PCs lifestyle, gluten and dairy free. Get ready to finally feel in control of your body. Again,

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