The Hidden Epidemic - PCOS and your Health
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This article reminds us of these serious connections, and what’s more is that it gives it to use as process, as part of the warp and weft of disaster that is part of the history’s embroidery. The Trump phenomenon, whether or not he wins the Republican epistemic parameters of our understanding and discussions of it.
- Vladimir Lucien
What’s different now to say 100 years ago? Today we are seeing early puberty, childhood and adult obesity, hyperactive disorders, a diabetics epidemic, and the list goes on.
I will focus this article on women’s health and specifically PCOS, also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Millions of women are growing up in a sea of chemicals. These are found in the foods you eat, the beverages you drink and the environment around you. Your grandmothers and great grandmothers never faced this threat of chemicals, most of which were developed after World War II.
Younger women have been exposed to these from the womb.
These chemicals are called endocrine disruptors, and they are all around us from the chemicals found in pesticides such as your mosquito spray to the aspartame found in diet coke.
These chemicals are hidden dangers to your ovaries, thyroid, fertility and overall health.
The fact that many people are not aware of these chemicals, which are often not properly marked on product labels, make people more vulnerable by allowing these chemicals entry to their bodies.
Endocrine disruptors affect the way the body works, and impair many aspects of female reproduction.
PCOS is one hormonal disorder that is on the rise; around one in seven women has PCOS. Diagnosis is usually made by ultrasound images of multiple small cysts around the ovaries, although you can have PCOS with no cysts present. Combined with hormonal imbalance, particularly an increase in male hormones, often results in facial and breast hair..
Those with PCOS may have irregular menstrual cycles and problems conceiving as well as weight gain struggles.
PCOS is closely related to diabetes - women will have impaired glucose tolerance, similar to a person with diabetes,
Being diagnosed with PCOS can also increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes later on in life and this may well be a contributing factor to the rise of diabetes in Saint Lucia.
Take charge of your health and fertility today. Avoid processed foods, avoid BPAs found in plastic, MSG often found in sauces, aspartame found in sweeteners, and research to find out more about harmful chemicals in your environment. Raise awareness of friends and family and live as chemical-free a life as possible.
Charlotte Byrne - Director and Fertility Therapist Practitioner at The Natural Fertility Center St Lucia, Rodney Bay
Are women aware of the chemicals that are hidden dangers to their ovaries, thyroid, fertility and overall health?