It’s no secret that I have PCOS and Hypothyroidism. Or that when I was initially diagnosed, with very little support or education, it literally took over my life in a very negative way.
I was diagnosed back in 2005 while trying to conceive our first child. It was heart wrenching, exhausting and very trying on our marriage, as anyone going through Infertility can understand. I literally wanted “it” to just go away, anytime I mentioned what I had I was given a blank stare and confused look. I had to be responsible for Educating myself and after going through IF for a year and a half (before we did conceive!) I fell into a depression and felt very isolated and alone.
I did try the traditional “medicated” options to support and ‘control’ my PCOS however my body literally took over and wasn’t having anything to do with it. I experienced alot of pain, digestive discomfort, absent or very irregular cycles, Weight gain, irritability, depression, was sick all the time and just felt defeated by my own body!
I finally felt confident enough in myself to trust within, to know when I was making a right choice and followed my heart. To know that just because I fell within the “normal” ranges, I was still validated to how I was not feeling ‘right’.
I’ve had a lot of people asking how I am supporting my PCOS with my doTERRA Essential Oils and Supplements one thing to remember is everyone and every body is different. Making natural choices vs synthetic or chemical filled options will always benefit your health in a positive way.
This is my story…
I began by attending a Mood Management Class. I learned that there ARE natural ways to support our health Emotionally and physically. I knew in my heart, this was the option for me!
After starting with some oils, Educating myself and adding to our collection I also began learning about the plant based, whole foods supplements available.
Today, this is how I support my body.
- Lifelong Vitality – full dose every single day
- Phytoestrogen – 1 capsule a day
- Slim and Sassy Softgels – 3x a day
- TerraZyme – 3x a day
- Clary Calm Essential Oil
- Deep Blue Essential Oil
- Digest Zen Essential Oil
- Balance Essential Oil blend
- Elevation Essential Oil blend
- Wild Orange Essential Oil
- DIY Cleaner
- DIY or Natiral Deodorant
- DIY Foaming Soap
- Diffuser and Sleep/Relaxing Essential Oils
I also am now only using our doTERRA Shampoo, Conditioner, Foaming Bath Bar, Moisturizing Body Wash, Toothpaste (amazing!) and many of our other natural products! What this means is I’ve cleaned up the products we use. I no longer purchase from these products from the pharmacy or grocery store. I’ve learned the toxins and chemicals in the majority of those products are quite harmful to my health, especially for me and the invisible illnesses I have. Having a young son and daughter I am much more aware of how these products could potentially be harming their health as well. All the more reason to have made the switch to more natural options and with doTERRA I hold a high level of trust with their products!
It’s been a journey and one I honestly tip toed in. I was nervous. Very nervous. This was completely new to me, uncharted territory in my life. We’ve always been pharmacy or prescription people. Using anything natural or plant base was out of the “norm”! Looking back it’s been incredibly life changing. It’s a personal journey that is going to be different for everyone, as it should be because we are all different!
When I introduced the Lifelong Vitality Supplements to my life back in the winter of 2015, I naturally felt my body reach a new level of balance. During this transition I actually lost weight, which is something that has been challenging for me! Ive taken multivitamins before, however Lifelong is a truly optimal level of the proper nutrients required by our bodies! The other incredible benefit to our LLV Supplements is they are in powder form within a veggie capsule – super easy for or body to digest!
The supplements in the LifeLong Vitality Pack are:
• Supports healthy cell function and metabolism by reducing oxidative stress to DNA and other critical cell structures.*
• Helps to protect cells against oxidative stress.*
• Supports cellular energy by supporting healthy mitochondria and by supplying metabolic factors of energy production.*
• Supports healthy cellular immune function.*
• Supports mental clarity and brain function.*
• Helps support healthy cell function and metabolism.*
• Includes potent levels of metabolic factors of cellular energy.*
• Includes botanical extract blend to prevent stomach upset.*
- Provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, function, and maintenance of cells*
- Fights free radicals with the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E*
- Supports healthy metabolism and cellular energy*
- Supports bone health with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D*
- Supports healthy immune function*
- Supports healthy digestion*
- Provides systemic benefits of vitality and wellness associated with optimal intake of essential nutrients*
- Natural folate from lemon peel
- A balanced blend of essential vitamins including the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; an energy complex of B vitamins; presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix for enhanced bioavailability*
- Includes a balanced blend of chelated minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, and chromium.
- Includes a whole-food botanical blend of kale, dandelion, parsley, kelp, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, and spinach
- Formulated with a digestive enzyme blend of protease, lactase, lipase, amylase, α-galactosidase, diastase, glucoamylase, and peptidase
- Contains a full-spectrum of vitamin E forms including tocotrienols
- Includes the doTERRA tummy tamer digestive blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway*
- Made with sodium lauryl sulfate-free vegetable capsules
- Specially formulated to be used daily with xEO Mega and Alpha CRS+ as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness*
• Promotes healthy cardiovascular, nervous, and immune system function.*
• Supports healthy joint function and comfort.*
• Provides important modulating nutrients for healthy immune function.*
• Protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy function of the brain, eyes and nervous system.*
• Promotes healthy skin.*
The other supplements I am using…
Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex™
• Take daily to help balance and support normal hormone levels throughout a woman’s life.*
• Gently supports a women through the menstrual cycle.*
• Helps to diminish the normal symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night
• Helps to support healthy bones, heart, and breast tissue as a woman ages.*
• Formulated to provide powerful antioxidant support.*
Slim & Sassy® Softgels
• All the benefits of Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend in an easy-to-swallow softgel.
• Promotes healthy metabolism.*
• Helps manage hunger cravings.*
• Calms your stomach.*
• Lifts mood.
• Diuretic-, stimulant-, and calorie-free.
• Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.*
• Perfect for any healthy weight management program.
• Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.*
• Delivers a balanced and comprehensive blend of digestive enzymes to support normal digestive processes.*
• Take Terrazyme with you while traveling and trying new restaurants to make sure stomach upset doesn’t slow you down.*
• Take Terrazyme daily to support and enhance your body’s natural digestive processes.*
• Terrazyme will help you enjoy the benefits of a healthy diet by helping to ensure that your body gets the nutrients it needs.*
• Supports healthy digestion and metabolism of enzyme-deficient, processed foods.
• Speeds conversion of food nutrients to cellular energy.
• Promotes gastrointestinal comfort and food tolerance.
• Supports healthy production of metabolic enzymes.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I personally continued taking slim and Sassy Softgels Gels and TerraZyme after our cleanse for the reason that they support my metabolism and digestive system. The difference has been incredible.
The oils that I have listed above I use when I feel I need them. Balance is one I use on myself and the kids everyday. Its one of the very first oils I purchased! It helps us start and end our day feeling grounded. Wild Orange is an absolute favourite of mine and is one that is used in the diffuser almost daily! If I am feeling more anxious or worried it is my go to topically on my wrists and also in the diffuser. Elevation is a beautiful blend and includes Melissa in it, a gorgeous blend to uplift feelings and support emotions! Clary Calm is beautiful blend at supporting a woman’s hormones. It even comes in a handy roller bottle for easy application!
In the middle of January 2017 I began a cleanse with our team and during this cleanse introduced the Slim and Sassy Softgels 3 times a day with consistent use along with my Lifelong Vitality Supplements, Women’s Phytoestrogen and TerraZyme as well as our other cleanse supplements. In those first two weeks I have found incredible positive results. Not only has my body begun to balance out even more, I am down 7lbs! Whhhhhhaaaaaattttt!!! Anyone with PCOS knows how challenging this can be! This was the only “change” I made!
I feel fantastic – better than I have felt in years! I am eating healthy and have not restricted my diet to exclude anything. My appetite has decreased significantly as well as my cravings. This month as we wrap up our basement reno’s and begin to get our house back in order to begin the next phase (yay!) I am excited to begin to add in some exercise to this 2017 transformation!
For those of you who also have Hypothyroidism, isn’t it awesome how PCOS and Hypothyroidism often go together for us ladies… 😉 I am using a thyroid essential oil blend to support my hypothyroidism and it has been quite effective for me!
Thyroid Boost Support Roller Bottle Blend
- 20 drops Clove
- 20 drops Myrrh
- 25 drops Frankincense
- 15 drops Lemongrass
Combine in a 10ml roller bottle, fill remainder with carrier oil. Apply at least once daily over thyroid. For a 5ml roller simply cut the recipe in half!
I truly feel with everything above, this has all contributed to my success and will continue to support my body the way it needs to be. I love that I can enjoy real foods, still enjoy my wine occasionally and know that everything I am doing is providing natural support for my health!
The other important part of this cleanse and transformation is Sleep!
I use our diffuser every single night and select oils based on how I am feeling that evening or what I am drawn to. Some of my favourite diffuser blends for sleep are:
- Wild Orange, Vetiver and Serenity
- Serenity, Bergamot and Cedarwood
- Wild Orange, Lavender and Cedarwood
- Frankincense, Bergamot and Lavender
- Passion and Forgive
- Peace and Passion
I can honestly say that after using the oils for a while, my body actually begins to crave certain oils. So when I feel this, these are the oils I use and 9.8/10 its exactly what I needed for bedtime that night!
Invest in yourself. This is something I was very skeptical about prior to my doTERRA days… Now every single month our doTERRA oils, supplements and other products are a part of our monthly budget. If we don’t need much one month, we place a smaller order. The beauty of our loyalty rewards program it can be as little or as much as you need! Really and truly it was just money I would have spent at the grocery store or pharmacy, now allocated to purchasing our natural products which are also supporting our health in a very positive way! With earning points I am also saving a lot of money as well, which for me is a huge bonus!
Always follow your heart, follow your own intuition… you will never be led astray!
UPDATE – July 2017 it’s now been 6 months since I completed the cleanse. I’m down over 35lbs completely naturally and have yet to add in exercise! The biggest thing for me is I feel good AND the weight has not only stayed OFF it continues to come off in a very healthy way!!! So naturally by feeling good, I am more active. I am doing so much more with my kids than I ever have in the past – I thought I felt awesome when I began just the LLV and oils 😉 It’s been life changing and I am SO thankful for this opportunity and even more passionate about helping others make positive, healthy changes in their life!
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