If you’re new to Keto, just finding out about it or have been living a Ketogenic lifestyle for a while now, you already know about the amazing health benefits Keto has to offer. I’ve been wanting to make this post for a while now, but kept retaining and gaining info so now i’m just bursting at the seams!
First and foremost, PCOS. It has been a nightmare in my life since I was 11 years old. At age 14 I was “officially” diagnosed, but even then without a name. They just told me that I had cysts on my ovaries and would most likely end up with ovarian cancer (since my mother had it) and of course would never have children. They’re solution was to put me on Birth Control. Which I will forever regret, and have been against birth control ever since. I am convinced that the BC only furthered my complications that I was already experiencing. While on the BC I didn’t have one single period for an entire year. Which was then followed by additional medication to make me HAVE a period. At age 17 they wanted to give me a hysterectomy, which we of course said NO WAY and I went to find a new doctor. So fast forward a few years; having horrible periods, missing time out of school, abnormal paps, etc. Went all through my twenties only have 2-3 periods per year. Since being on Keto I am approaching a full year of normal, monthly periods. I still have not been able to conceive (naturally and medically) but we haven’t lost hope. With the help of Keto, I really believe that we will have the family that we desire.
Last year my father was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy. He was so progressed that walking was hard for him, and he couldn’t even hold a cup in one hand. It broke my heart seeing him lose so much of his mobility. So! Research began. I put him on a strict Keto diet and over the next two month, he regained ALL of his mobility, as if it has never happened. He and my mother now live an 80/20 lifestyle, and while some of his symptoms have returned, he is still a thousand times better than he was prior to Keto. It was seriously remarkable to watch him get better and better.
Before starting Keto I made appointments with both my family doctor and my gyno. Had blood work panels done and such to be able to compare later on. Both of my doctors were all for me starting a Ketogenic lifestyle. My first blood work results were horrible. I was on the verge of diabetes. I honestly was not surprised. But at my last screening at the beginning of this year, all of my levels are perfectly normal and diabetes is no longer a threat.
So many things in my life have changed because of Keto. My skin has cleared up, my PCOS symptoms are completely gone. Not just having normal periods now; no more weird hair growth. I don’t lose hair anymore, and i’m finally starting to lose my “inner tube” body shape. I also have a gluten intolerance, so cutting out ALL of that stuff has obviously made a difference as well.
If you’ve been considering starting a Low Carb or Ketogenic lifestlye, do it. Do it TODAY. You can potentially get your self off diabetic medication, high blood pressure medication, etc. The list goes on and on. It will truly be the best decision you’ve ever made for yourself.