PCOS causes our bodies to produce too many androgens (“male” hormones like testosterone).
These cause frustrating and embarrassing symptoms like acne, hair thinning, excess hair growth, irregular cycles, and weight gain.
By the end of the program we want to identify what is triggering your body to over-produce androgens (your “PCOS Root Cause”) and reverse it, but this takes time.
In the short term, blocking the effects of excess androgens can help with symptom relief.
I like to think of this as similar to having a bad headache every day. You want to work out what’s causing your headache, but the pain is so severe that you can’t think straight.
First, you might take some paracetamol to temporarily block the pain of the headache. Then, while you are experiencing relief from your symptoms, you can focus on what’s causing your headache (for example – drinking too much coffee, your neck being out of alignment, or being too stressed).
Having this clarity allows you to work out the root cause of the head ache, and then take steps to improve your symptoms. Ultimately, you
won’t get headaches anymore because you have solved why you were getting them.
Paracetamol has gone from being a daily essential to something that sits on the shelf for only when you really need it.
Ta-da! You have treated the root cause of your headaches for lasting symptom relief.
I added this step into the PCOS Repair Protocol because after experiencing the humiliating symptoms of PCOS for more than a decade, I know how difficult it is to go about your day-to-day life and not just focus on your symptoms.