Got My Period Back!

Hello everyone - I am very pleased to report that after bulletproofing for less than 2 months it came back to me!


 


Dave, I couldn't be more grateful for your knowledge and the info that's out there for us... Thank you from the bottom of my heart. x


 


Just so you know, my period stopped in July 2013 (it has never been regular, I am 28).


 


Anyway, I can share how I did it, ladies. Just let me know. I could also answer some questions regarding skin and acne (I am a Certified Skin Expert in NYC).


 


 


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  • Yay!!  Great to have your body working again, isn't it?


    I am almost 46 and thought I was in menopause, but my ovaries decided to have one last hurrah this last fall/winter, which I attribute to saturated fat in my diet.  I still may be close to menopause -- once you use up all your eggs through regular periods (mine were perfect for years) they are gone -- but we'll see what the next couple of months bring.


    To what do you attribute your restored reproductive health?


    Mary

  • Thank you, Mary! The diet was the key to my success. I finally got it right.


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    Great news, I'm so happy for both of you! :)


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  • Iga, 


    Thank you for your post!!! My period has always been irregular, and I'm going on 2 months with nothing (except the lovely PMS symtoms) :) I just started eating a Bulletproof Diet a couple of weeks ago. I'm starting to feel much better, and I'm hoping my hormones will follow suit. 


     


    You mentioned helping with skin/acne. I have never had acne in my life until the past year or so. I attribute the cystic acne on my face/back to hormone issues, and my natropath agrees.My skin is both dry and oily at the same time. In addition, I have olive skin tone with very stubborn, dark acne marks. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! 


  • daniszat, thanks - I'm sure you will see some positive results from switching to Bulletproof diet soon.


     


    could you describe your acne in more details? those stubborn acne marks are bullshit and i'm sorry but it takes a lot of time to remove them completely. you need to exfoliate regularly but you have to figure out what type of exfoliant is best for your skin - AHA/BHA or perhaps something like derma roller? some people love Retin A, but it doesn't work for everyone because it can be too drying... I love Manuka honey which can be applied as a mask... As you can see, there is a lot you can do! 


    Do only what you really want to do.

  • Thanks Iga! Very helpful info...I might try a derma roller; I'll keep you updated. 


     


    As far as Bulletproofing your diet, did you practice BPIF (Intermittent Fasting)? Did you stick to certain foods at certain times? I find that I do better with Bulletproof Coffee in the morning/early afternoon (I even put a raw egg in my BP Coffee sometimes), a bigger meal around 2, and a smaller meal for dinner. I've been sticking to a lot of leafy greens, pastured eggs (when I can find them), and grass-fed beef. I'd love to find a good recipe for bone broth and fit that in somewhere maybe 1x per week. 


     


    What foods/ eating schedules work best for you?


  • Hi Danielle, I don't do IF because I have a history of adrenal fatigue. But I try not to eat past 7 pm and my last meal is usually a sweet potato or white rice w/non starchy green vegetables. I don't add any fat to it so it is just carbs. Yes I do that every day. It helps me sleep well and after a whole day of running like crazy (my job) a 100% carb meal soothes my soul... I stopped eating salads. I can't even look at cold fruit or vegetables. I steam mostly everything and gave up sugar completely except for some Manuka honey in the evening. My only rule is that I eat fats and protein during the day and as I mentioned before I have rice in the evening. I stick to Dave's chart mostly so no chicken/dairy etc.

    I feel really good mostly in my head.

    When I started doing this I ate a lot of dark chocolate which was fun but it had to stop because it gave me breakouts around my mouth. I'm good at "reading" the pimples.

    I take a lot of supplements too - let me know if you want to know which ones. And please eat your fats in abundance. No nuts except for coconuts. Also buy only high quality products, you don't really need much.

    I hope this helps a little. Let me know.

    Do only what you really want to do.

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    Hello everyone - I am very pleased to report that after bulletproofing for less than 2 months it came back to me!


     


    Dave, I couldn't be more grateful for your knowledge and the info that's out there for us... Thank you from the bottom of my heart. x


     


    Just so you know, my period stopped in July 2013 (it has never been regular, I am 28).


     


    Anyway, I can share how I did it, ladies. Just let me know. I could also answer some questions regarding skin and acne (I am a Certified Skin Expert in NYC).















    That's quite an achievement. I often get mind boggled at just how powerful the human body really is. Congrats Iga

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  • Thanks Iga! I hope all is well...


     


    I'm learning slowly that fats are my friends! I wonder if the dark chocolate is causing my breakouts, too. I'll have to cut it out for a bit. 


     


    What supplements do you take? Right now, I only take a multivitamin, a very strong probiotic, and digestive enzymes (my digestive issues are ruling my world at the moment). Do you take anything for your adrenals? 


  • Hi Iga and Dani,

    Interesting you both mention chocolate and breakouts. I think I've been over-doing the dark chocolate and am experiencing breakouts on my chin, as well. I think I'll be cutting way back. Darn it.

    Mary

  • Sorry about your digestive issues! I know what's it like and BulletProof diet is a good place to start. 


     


    Can I tell you what saved me and my skin? I went for a session of colon hydrotherapy :)


     


    OK so here's what I take. Always, no matter what digestive enzymes and betaine. 


    Probiotics from Garden of Eden (excellent stuff);


    Krill Oil;


    Vitamin C (a lot);


    B Complex;


    DIM;


    Calcium from New Chapter;


    Magnesium (in the pm);


    Resveratrol;


    Liver Support of some kind (brands vary: Whole Foods, Jarrow, Solaray...);


    Gelatin;


    Grass-fed Whey;


    Colostrum (added to my whey)


     


    OK so it does not look like a lot but it sure feels like it because I always have tons of pills with me. I stopped taking multi and I feel fine. 


     


    Mary, if you've been getting those annoying little bumps around your chin and mouth it could be caused by too much chocolate (or something else that you overdo). Why not cut back and instead think of it as a supplement. 


     


    Hugs to you, ladies!


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  • Mary, if you've been getting those annoying little bumps around your chin and mouth it could be caused by too much chocolate (or something else that you overdo). Why not cut back and instead think of it as a supplement. 
     
    Hugs to you, ladies!


    Funny you mention that, Iga! Just the other day, I told my husband: "Don't leave that dark chocolate out where I can see it. I think it's making my face break out!" That, and I'm having another peri-menopausal hormone surge (I'm still not quite to the menopause point yet), so my skin has been a mess this week.

    I like that concept -- treat chocolate more like a supplement (or a condiment).

    Mary

  • edited May 2014
    Dear IGA,

    I would love to hear more of what you did. My period went missing and I want it back. I am big into bio hacking but don't know too much about the bulletproof diet. I feel like my supplements are akin to yours. What did you give up that you feel affected you the most? Or what did you add? I want to conceive this year and would love to hear more as i I feel like i am missing one piece. You know that feeling??

    Do you drink the bp coffee?


    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Inquiring minds?

    Peace...

    J
  • I de-stressed and I ate more fats. Tons of fats. Check you email, darling.


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  • I too had my cycles return after eating a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat. I also had to gain a few pounds. My cycle stopped again when I went too low carb (Jan-Feb -- tried to go ketogenic, unsuccessfully), but returned when I upped the carbs a little.


    BTW, pregnancy was not my goal; preventing a somewhat early menopause was and is.

    Mary

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