The Smoking Gun behind PCOS

Holy Hormones Journal:

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS – a term that was realtively unheard of 7 years ago, according to Nicole the Fertile Chick – who wrote a very informative and personal article, called the The Rise & Rise of PCOS.

The rise in PCGraphOS was my search term on Google. Note, that this now fertile chick, Nicole, mentioned in her 2015 article that 7 years ago (2008), she had never heard of PCOS and felt that irregular periods were well, ‘normal’ for some women. Have to admit, that is the information I grew up with as well.

Continuing on with my search for the information I am looking for, which I will divulge in just a minute, I found another article from WebMD in August of 2007 stating that  PCOS, a cause of female infertility, is expected to rise.

So my next search criteria was when was PCOS first discovered – and I found out that the hormone imbalance was named in 1935.

The cause of PCOS is not exact but has been attributed to a hormonal imbalance with some indications of genetic influence. Women who have been diagnosed with PCOS often have a mother or sister with the same condition. A common finding in women with PCOS is elevated insulin levels, (insulin resistance) and it is believed that this could be a contributing factor in the development of PCOS. The ovaries of women with PCOS has also been shown to produce larger than normal quantities of adrogen, a male hormone, which could be a result of the insulin imbalance.

Here we go blaming genetics again – just like autism was labeled as a genetic predisposition and now it is coming to light that environmental toxins and heavy metals have more influence on the inflammation of the brain in a developing fetus or newborn than genetics.  My guess is that the term ‘genetics’ is used as a catch-all for when there is no other valid reason – or in too many cases – to hide the real source of the damage.

So why did I approach this article exploring when the rise in PCOS occurred?

01.31.15 Gardasil Ovarian FailureWell, reader – I happen to know that PCOS has been a common complaint of women who have been vaccinated with Gardasil. When did the HPV vaccine recommended for women ages 9 to 26 come on the market? June of 2006. And when did the rates of PCOS begin to rise – 2007. So the question begs to be asked if this medical condition is a result of the endocrine disrupting components of this vaccine? We are now beginning to understand that vaccines are the underlying cause of chronic illness in our children and our elderly. And now in our adolescent and teen daughters. More on this coming up.

And now the condition, which can be healed, managed and reversed is now being classified and treated as a medical condition?  Are you beginning to understand how this game is played? A medication or vaccine is “fast-tracked” into the market – causing side effects which become medicalized which translates to our misery and their gain.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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