I have been long diagnosed with PCOS and didn’t have any particular symptom or problem until my early 30′s (apart from slightly difficult skin and a slight tendency to gain weight). Since then, that is the last 10-12 years, I have been battling with very low energy, joints and muscle pain huge weight gain, and general bad health.
Moreover, I have a long family history of low-functioning thyroid.
I’ve had for long the idea that addressing my nutrition would help me but I was feeling lost as to what I should do. The problem for me was no so much finding information but knowing which information to trust (so many contradictions!) and knowing where to source what I needed. In this respect Audrey’s help has been invaluable as she was able to suggest changes and tweaks to fit in with my lifestyle and resources. Audrey’ input did not stop at diet changes, but addressed my whole lifestyle, which is very important when you are dealing with stress.
Two things in particular resonated greatly with me: one, that it is not necessary to make big changes all in one go, and indeed very easy changes (that lemon-chilli infusion in the morning for example!) can and have brought with them a feeling of wellbeing that prompted me to carry on. Two, the push I needed to be more consistent in my relaxation/meditation approach, and indeed stress-freeing techniques are one o the most powerful means to bring on positive change quickly.
Since starting on the program, although I haven’t yet managed to implement all suggested changes for a long time, I sleep better, my tummy works better, and for the first time in years I have lost weight – a very small amount at the moment, but I lost it without being “on a diet” and I am thoroughly enjoying all the changes in my diet.I have gained a new outlook in life and I plan to stay on this path.