November 24, 2009
Six degrees of separation, PCOS style!
A(nother!) friend of mine was recently (and tentatively) diagnosed with PCOS. I was just talking to her sister and realized that, of our group of eight women – we get together once a month for a girls’ night potluck 🙂 – 50% of us have PCOS!!! That is INSANE! So of course, I immediately hit up Google, which claims that the number is more like 5-10%. So what’s going on here??
I have long maintained that hormone disorders like this are due, in large part, to the hormones added to our milk, meat, etc. For this reason, I try hard to buy only organic meat, dairy, and vegetables…although, sometimes my wallet precludes complete adherence to that rule. But one thing I know for sure, my kids (and me, once I’m pregnant) will be eating ONLY organic. I know, I’ll be the mom all of the kids hate, but I’m willing to sacrifice popularity. 😉 Or else I’ll get very good at tricking them!
But seriously, this is SCARY! And so much more serious, medically, than *just* not being able to get pregnant. To my readers, how many people do you know with PCOS? And has anybody heard anything definitive about causes???
(P.S. For those just diagnosed, check out my Resources bloglist to the right).