Have you read Jenn's amazing PCOS story?
Jenn had normal cycles starting at age 13 until age 22 when she started birth control pills. When she stopped the birth control pills, her period did not come back.
Her doctor diagnosed her as having polycystic ovary syndrome, even though Jenn was thin and didn't have all the symptoms.
Jenn ate a healthy, low-glycemic diet. She exercised. She took supplements.
Jenn was doing everything right. Still no ovulation and no baby.
Fortunately, Jenn has an identical twin sister, who also stopped the pill. Like Jenn, her sister also consumed a healthy diet and exercised.
The two women had identical genes and a very similar diet and lifestyle.
The difference was that Jenn's sister had no trouble ovulating after getting off the pill. But Jenn could not ovulate.
The two sisters sat down to analyze their lives in detail to try to find out why identical twins with identical genes and such a similar lifestyle would have ovaries that behave so differently.
Finally, they hit upon something. Jenn's sister was a sun bather but Jenn avoided the sun and had pale skin. Since it was May, Jenn decided to lay out in the sun with her sister.
One month later, she ovulated! Sunlight helps the body to manufacture vitamin D. In addition to the 600 IU of vitamin D she was already taking in the d-pinitol formula, she started taking an additional 2,000 IU of vitamin D. Apparently, vitamin D was the "missing link" to Jenn's ability to ovulate.
Jenn continued with a normal cycle and became pregnant eight months later!
Remember, vitamin D is a powerful hormone. You need it for PCOS and your overall health.
Oct 05, 16 11:47 PM
Just hoping to get some clarification and help. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago. I had my period non-stop for about 8 months. I went to my
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Oct 02, 16 06:44 PM
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