Melanie Kaye-PCOS Journey: Diagnosing and Healing #92

12 January 2022

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Mel (@mel_kaye_exphys) has a masters in Exercise Physiology and spent fourteen years working in gyms and allied health clinics. She knows first hand what it takes to reverse some of these health issues (PCOS). Mel has used her industry experience and knowledge to create her one-to-one coaching program that helps women create a plan. She helps them break out of the cycle of confusion, and feel confident in their choices, and bring a positive impact to future generations.

In episode 92, Mel Kaye shares her PCOS journey from diagnosis to healing. Mel discusses the key areas to focus on while on your PCOS healing journey. We delve into diet, exercise, stress management and mindset. Mel also provides simple actionable tips and steps for you to implement.

The treatment prescribed for PCOS is often some form of medication, like the birth control pill which doctors give to help balance your hormones and regain your period. Or other drugs like Accutane, metformin or spironolactone. Unfortunately, these pills do not get to the root cause of pcos. They are simply a band-aid on the problem.

The same can be said about restrictive diets that you commonly encounter in the PCOS community, including low carb or keto, intermittent fasting, no fruit, no dairy or gluten. They are all band aids on the problem. By avoiding a macronutrient or food isn't fixing the problem. It may alleviate some of those symptoms that you may be experiencing, but it's not healing the real issue.

To heal PCOS and balance your hormones, you have to delve deeper and truly look at the body as a whole. Everything in the body is connected. So when we are looking to heal PCOS we cannot isolate a symptom and fix that because reversing PCOS isn't found in losing weight or the birth control pill but instead in supporting the thyroid/metabolism. But you cannot just look at nourishing the thyroid because other organs and tissues in the body are connected. So while you begin to support your thyroid, you must also look at your gut and liver health, as well as your body's ability to utilise and store sugar.

In today's episode, Mel Kaye

  • Explains what exercise physiology is and what an exercise physiologist does
  • Shares her PCOS journey and story
  • Busts some common PCOS myths
  • Delves into how she began to address the root cause of her PCOS and reverse her PCOS symptoms. Mel provides actionable steps and tips

Please enjoy!

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PCOS is very common. A study identifies that the global prevalence of PCOS is estimated to be between 6% and 26%. But despite it being so common, research estimates that up to 75% of women with PCOS remain undiagnosed.

A 2017 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that over one-third of women with PCOS had to wait over 2 years and visit with at least 3 different health professionals before a doctor their diagnosis was established.

But you can now bypass the failed and unhelpful doctor visits and reach the correct diagnosis.
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  2. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  3. Free Androgen Index (FAI)
  4. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  5. Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
  6. Cortisol

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If you're living with symptoms like irregular periods, hirsutism, hair loss, fatigue, acne, or weight gain, the power to take back control of your health and reverse your symptoms is just one test away. Check out LetsGetChecked today.
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Hey there! I am Despina Pavlou, founder of PCOS Oracle, certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist.  I want to share with you the diet and lifestyle changes I made to naturally reverse my PCOS and achieve hormonal balance. I believe using my holistic approach you too can take back control from PCOS.

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