Maintaining good health is a lifelong journey to say the least; it’s a pretty complex task to navigate. Staying healthy can prove to be even more difficult when you’re born with a disadvantage to your health. Is there a way to change the trajectory of your health even when you’re stricken with an illness or common health adversity? YES, of course, you can! There is a natural way to heal just about anything, trust the Earth. There are many ailments that disproportionally affect women of color, specifically Black women. One of those common ailments is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or, PCOS.
WHAT IS PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition in which a reproductive hormonal imbalance occurs causing the body to malfunction. This can lead to other ailments later like heart disease and diabetes; both of which are two of the top killers in the Black community.
WHAT DO PCOS FLARE UPS LOOK/FEEL LIKE?
Flare up symptoms can vary and also seem like common “lady problems”. The symptoms women are most likely to overlook include acne, weight gain, or hair loss/thinning due to stress. Symptoms like growing facial hair, discolored patches on your skin, and irregular menstrual cycles may raise more of a red flag and lead to women catching the disease earlier in their lives.
HOW CAN DIM HELP WITH PCOS?
The DIM supplement, or Diindolylmethane, is a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc. DIM is an anti-cancer and anti-aging nutrient. DIM helps your body metabolize the excess hormones in your system creating balance. Giving the body that extra push to metabolize your hormones will certainly alleviate any flare-ups and discomfort that PCOS may cause. DIM can be taken on a regular basis (about 4-5 times each week). The supplement is most effective and still safe at about 100-300mg per day.
Having the power to ease your own pain and discomfort is priceless, almost magical. Listen to your body and give yourself exactly what you need. Good health is the ultimate self-care, glow on Beauties!