Just wanted to update you all on what my latest PCOS research is about. I just started my anti- inflammation strategy in hopes that this helps my PCOS symptoms. This is very recent, so the results aren’t in. I will update this post in a few weeks!
Amber Healing Bracelets
To start, I ordered two Amber healing bracelets. Why? You ask. Well they’re said to work wonders on babies who are teething. The Baltic healing Amber has anti-inflammatory properties. It works for them why can’t it work for me! You can also buy a necklace. I wear these 24-hrs a day. If you buy these make sure you buy from a reputable company. Check the ratings and reviews on Amazon and Etsy. Amazon Certified Baltic Amber – Anti-inflammatory
The pic above shows my bracelets, I ordered one in each color as I couldn’t find a consensus on which color was more powerful.
I bought this supplement at Trader Joe’s, but they are sold everywhere. Make sure to check the ingredients label. The original probiotic I grabbed at Target contained ‘grass’ as an ingredient, which I’m highly allergic to. I also purchased 30 Billion CFU supplement from Amazon- which I’ll link to. The higher the CFU’s the better. Healthy Origins Probiotic 30 Billion CFU’s
Check out my previous post about prebiotic and probiotics for PCOS. Pre and probiotics have a link to anxiety and depression, they also help with ‘leaky gut’ which is a hot topic these days.
L-glutamine is said to help with insulin. The goal for me is to take this supplement to reduce sugar cravings and balance my insulin levels. Which should help with the inflammation. I have high hopes for this supplement. I’ve read extensively on L-glutamine and its effects on sugar levels and sugar cravings. The one in the picture was ordered from Amazon. Amazon – Optimum Nutrition Glutamine Capsules
Anti-Inflammatory Diet for PCOS
I’m also sticking to anti-inflammatory foods. First off, I switched all my coffee drinks for green tea. Next I started adding olive oil and garlic to my salads. I’ve also added more fish to my diet (thank goodness for Costco bulk packs!). My snacks consist of fresh fruits and dried fruits. I can’t eat nuts, otherwise I’d be eating handfuls of them! You can Google ‘anti-inflammatory diet’ to see other food options available. I am avoiding processed sugars and dairy at all costs.
Last, but not least, Exercise. I need exercise to help me deal with stress. I have been slacking lately and could feel the pounds and stress piling up. I just joined a gym with a great class lineup like Dance, Zumba, and Weights. My personal goal is to go 4 times a week for 45 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of easy weight lifting. I also do R.I.P.P.E.D at my gym- cool program! Check your gym schedule to see if you have R.I.P.P.E.D as well- otherwise there’s always the DVD. R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge DVD
I’ve done acupuncture a lot, but lately had been on hiatus. I’m now back on a once a week schedule. The focus of my acupuncture treatment is hormone regulation. It’s also an hour a week where I’m forced to lay quietly, relax and unwind.
So there you have it! My anti-inflammation strategy.
All links in my posts were added due to everyone always asking what and where I got my stuff (:, Please remember that the supplements and stuff that works for me, might not work for you. Always check ingredients, ratings, and reviews.