How to Treat PCOS and Ovarian Cysts Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe
Hey guys, Dr. Josh Axe here.
Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today.
On today’s topic, I’m going to be going through
how to naturally heal PCOS and ovarian cysts.
And this is an issue that a lot of women specifically
deal with on a regular basis, and I would
estimate, and I’ve seen these numbers, that
almost 25% of women have some type of ovarian
cyst or cyst that are causing hormonal imbalance
in their body.
So, on this video today, I’m going to be talking
about the best diet, the best supplements,
the best essential oils and lifestyle changes
and natural treatments you can follow to help
get rid of ovarian cysts fast.
So, we’ll dive right in here today.
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All right, let’s dive in.
Let’s first talk about what not to do to help
get rid of ovarian cysts.
Now, number one here is remove sugar.
Now, when you get too much sugar in your diet,
sugar can act as an estrogen booster, so it
can start to increase the amount of estrogen
in your body and decrease those progesterone
And that really is one of the biggest things
that can cause ovarian cysts is when the estrogen
and sometimes testosterone creep up, progesterone
So, we really want to focus on bringing that
progesterone up, but you’re going to do that
by adding in more healthy fats and reducing
that refined carbohydrate and especially that
And we know sugar also feeds inflammation.
And oftentimes when you look at another one
of the three main causes of PCOS, one of them
is insulin issues.
So, if there’s an insulin problem in the body,
to whether there’s too much blood sugar spiking
up and down, it can affect the hormones.
So, you really want to be careful with insulin
and be consuming foods that keep that blood
sugar level balanced.
Sugar does the opposite, sugar is going to
cause insulin spikes which can lead to PCOS.
Now, the next thing you want to remove from
your diet to get rid of PCOS is processed
grains and refined carbohydrates.
If you’re a person, especially you notice
that you have a lot of cravings for carbohydrates,
you want to eat breads all the time, bagels,
pastas, anything that’s very carby in nature,
If that’s you craving those, that’s a warning
sign that something’s out of balance in your
Now, that can be multiple things, but that
can be really related to hormonal issues as
well and your body.
So, you want to remove these processed and
Some big ones are any sort of white flour
We’re talking about white bread, white pasta,
white rices, also removing any type of wheat
Gluten is a whole another topic, but wheat
products still can cause insulin imbalance
reactions by the body, so getting rid of those
processed wheat products.
In general, you want to be getting your carbohydrates
from vegetables, low glycemic fruits and ancient
grains that are sprouted in small amounts.
And if you’re doing that, that’s going to
keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
So again, get rid of the sugar, get rid of
the processed refined carbohydrates as much
And number three, eliminate emotional stressors.
Now, the truth is, all of us have stress in
But if you are constantly stressed, maybe
you have relationship stress with your spouse
or your children or your family.
Maybe you have work related stress, maybe
you have other stressors going on in life,
maybe unforeseen circumstances like taking
care of a loved one who’s sick.
There are all kinds of things that we can
come and come head on with in life, but let
me say this.
It’s not that stress is bad it’s when you
have too much stress building up in your body.
Now, you may have heard of a fight or flight
response called a sympathetic response by
This is in ancient times if a bear was chasing
with you, they called it the fight or flight
Now this happens too much over time like we
do today, where we’re on computer screens
or answering emails or rushing kids to soccer
practice, we’re trying to make dinner for
the family, whatever it is all of this busyness
in life, what happens is that keeps our cortisol
Remember, PCOS is primarily a hormone related
problem that’s connected to insulin and then
number two is cortisol is another big one.
We could get into DAGA as well, but these
are some things you really want to lower.
So, in order to start taking care of emotional
stress, what I would do is get out a sheet
of paper, and you can do this on a computer
as well, start listing out all of the things
that are causing you emotional stress and
then come up with strategies whether it’s
with yourself or someone and maybe a mentor
in life or a church leader or counselor who
can help you deal with and start to eliminating
these emotional stressors.
And sometimes that’s something you can do
But really start scheduling in your week,
times to relax and refresh.
We’re all going to have stress in life but
if you can schedule in times where you’re
going out in a walk by yourself, time where
you’re reading a spiritual growth book, time
where you’re just doing the things you love
to do, that’s going to better help you manage
and deal with stress.
Number four here, something you want to start
getting into your diet are more fats in your
diet, more healthy fats.
One category would be omega-9 fats.
Now, I often say an avocado a day will keep
your endocrinologist away.
So, omega-9 fats are great for balancing hormones.
We know it has mono unsaturated fats, magnesium,
These are minerals that are critical, especially
for women at supporting healthy hormone balance
and relaxation within the body.
So, get more omega-9s, found in avocados specifically
and olive oil.
Now, some other things you can do, now these
are more treatments for PCOS is start taking
a supplement with borage oil or evening primrose
That contains a compound called GLA.
That’s gamma-linoleic acid, GLA, found in
borage and even primrose oil.
And in clinical studies, this has been shown
to help support natural healthy production
Remember we want to get those progesterone
And another great place you can get it in
its whole food form is getting it with hempseed.
Adding a tablespoon or so of hemp seeds to
a super food smoothie every single morning
is a great way to get some daily GLA.
But in terms of a therapeutic dose typically
you’re one of the going to do that in a supplement
form through borage or evening primrose oil.
It’s great for your progesterone levels.
Now, omega-3 fats are another great one.
We’ve got wild fish.
You have things like fish roe also known as
caviar, also flax and chia.
Also my preference here is doing wild caught
fish or fish roe because of the high levels
of EPA, DHJ and fish roe having ETA and these
are more powerful types of omega three fats
than you’ll find in flux of fish when it comes
to reducing inflammation in your body.
And a lot of women today can actually start
to build up scar tissue and have inflammation
within their reproductive organs.
And so, you really want to work on reducing
inflammation system-wide in your body and
the best way to do that is consuming wild
caught fish, but also taking a wild like a
fish oil or a cod liver oil or a fish roe
supplement on a regular basis can be absolutely
fantastic at reducing inflammation and helping
balance out those hormones.
Now another one, and this might be the biggest
surprise of them all when it comes to balancing
hormones in women, its start eating more saturated
fat and I’m talking about saturated fat from
animal fat, saturated fat from bone broth
is probably the best of all, as well as from
Your skin makeup specifically, a lot of times
we’re using a lot of these plant-based oils
and lotions and things to hydrate our body
and skin, when the truth of the matter is
those are actually different fatty acids than
we have in our own body.
And so, it does sort of a semi-good job of
hydrating our skin versus using animal fats,
the very same fat that we use in our bodies
better hydrating the skin and I would say
a similar thing.
One of the most important types of fats for
us to get in our diet are healthy animal fats,
especially those found in things like chicken
skin, beef skin where it’s also packed with
a lot of collagen.
The healthy saturated fat is great for helping
support healthy hormone levels, also big time
for insulin levels, keeping those insulin
Healthy fats can really help in balancing
So, saturated fat you can cook with organic
beef tallow, you can cook with organic chicken
fat or things like if you’re making a bone
broth soup and that fat accumulates at the
That’s bone broth oil, getting that and consuming
that on a regular basis, and then of course
These are healthy fats you want to get in
Now let’s jump in and talk about some of these
herbal extracts that can make a huge difference
in you fighting PCOS and reversing and shrinking
those ovarian cysts.
Number eight here is vitex.
Now by vitex is called chasteberry and this
is one of the most utilized herbs within Chinese
medicine for lowering excess estrogen and
supporting healthy progesterone balance.
So, vitex kind of helps you tip your scale
in the right direction of balancing out those
estrogen and progesterone levels.
I’ve actually worked with a lot of women over
the years and seen great results in vitex
with PCOS, with PMS even in menopause symptoms,
So again, vitex really, really a great natural
balancer when it comes to any type of progesterone,
estrogen imbalance going on in your body.
So again, vitex as a supplement daily.
can be critical.
And a few others that are here are great as
Another favorite of mine is clary sage essential
oil or sage standalone as an herb.
Now, when you’re cooking or whether you’re
making some sort of chicken dish or Italian
dish, go heavy on the sage, lots and lots
of sage in those recipes.
Again, you can do sage tea as well.
In fact, drinking sage tea throughout the
day has incredible benefits for your hormones
but also clary sage essential oil.
Clary sage, what you can do is drop about
three drops on your hand and rub it right
on sort of your lymph nodes, this part of
your neck, upper part of your neck and then
again in your lower abdomen.
I would rub it on topically in both those
areas, but sage has tremendous benefits when
it comes to balancing your hormones.
Also, you can do a blend of sage, lavender,
ylang-ylang, diffusing those in your house
is great for balancing hormones as well.
So use more essential oils.
We can do a whole another topic on how certain
things found in plastic containers and soy
products and the foods we eat increase estrogen
So another thing and the other thing that
does that are a lot of our personal care products
and household toxins can cause hormone imbalance.
So you can also go through your home, get
rid of the chemical base products, your deodorant,
your shampoo, your toothpaste and your cleaning
Replace them with natural things containing
essential oils such as lemon oil, tea tree
oil, clary sage, lavender and some of the
others there as well.
And last but definitely not least, when it
comes to balancing your hormones, drink more
Now, bone broth has tremendous benefits.
One, for supporting healthy connective tissue
and organ function.
Also bone broth can incredible though, because
of its glycine.
Now, glycine, you may not realize this, but
your liver actually is responsible for a significant
part of hormone production.
It really is responsible for getting rid of
excess estrogen in your body and the amino
acid glycine, which is found in really high
amounts of bone broth.
So it can actually help your body detox excess
toxins as well as help balance out estrogen
levels in your body.
We really believe that the amino acids in
bone broth are the missing proteins you need
to be getting in your diet.
It’s also great for supporting health of the
So again bone broth, one of those ancient
super foods, it’s a must in your diet if you’re
wanting to balance your hormones.
Now, you can buy bone broth frozen, you can
make bone broth yourself at home, but one
of my favorite ways to get it in the way I
get it every single day is doing it as a bone
broth powdered protein.
I do a few scoops every morning as part of
a super food smoothie.
So, you can also go out and get it in its
powder form and do it any time, whether it’s
in a smoothie while you’re traveling.
I love adding it to rice and water as well,
but get more bone broth in your diet.
So guys, to review, if you want to help heal
PCOS, get rid of ovarian cysts, here’s some
things you need to do today.
Number one, get rid of sugar.
Number two, get rid of these refined carbs
and grains in your diet, and number three,
get rid of the emotional stress.
Start scheduling in things into your week
that help set you free, build joy in your
Get some omega-9 fats like you’re going to
find in avocadoes.
Get some GLA in supplement form from evening
primrose, and borage oil.
Get more omega-3s in your diet from wild catfish
and fish roe.
Get saturated fats, found in coconut oil and
animal fats such as bone broth oil.
Consider vitex as a natural herbal supplement.
Use clary sage essential oil.
Drink more bone broth.
If you do these things, it’s going to help
make a big, big difference in your overall
health and reversing PCOS.
And remember as I talked about earlier, there
are millions and millions of women suffering
with hormone imbalance and if they knew these
tips, it would radically transform their health
So, do me a favor right now.
Help me spread this message.
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This has been me Dr. Josh Axe, talking about
how to heal PCOS and ovarian cysts.
Hey, have a great day guys.