Health Basics

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome-Mucus with a Vengance

Do you suffer from excessive weight gain, heavy or painful periods, excessive facial hair, or acne? These are just a few of the symptoms of PCOS also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. SO exactly what is PSOC? Read more to find out.

In order to fully understand the nature or definition of a word/condition, I often like to pick the word/condition apart using etymology which means “The study or words and their origins. Etymology is derived from the Greek word etumologíā.  Let’s take the word parts of the so called medical condition Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and pick it apart in order to gain a better understanding of what we are actually dealing with. In order to heal or overcome any degenerative disease or condition, one must first understand the nature of the thing.
“Poly”, as a prefix, means “many.” A “cyst” is a closed sac, with its own membrane and tissues, typically filled with a liquid or other semi-solid matter. “Ovarian”, comes from the word “Ovary”, which is an egg producing reproductive organ. “Syndrome” according to Merriam-Webster is “a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition.” It also goes on to indicate “a set of concurrent things (as emotions or actions) that usually form an identifiable pattern.” Now, let’s put this all together. PCOS is nothing more than many fluid filled sacs on the ovary that have manifested itself through a set of some sort of actions that, once forming a pattern, over time, have created a condition. According to Master herbalist Djehuty Ma’atra of, “ A cyst, like a tumor, is nothing more than an internal trash bag, more so than a tumor though. In fact, the word cyst derives from a Greek word”kystis” which means “bag”. Cysts hold pus, mucus, and other toxic waste fluids. This is all a cyst is: A BAG OF MUCUS AND PUS!” So where do these fluids or semi-solid sacs filled with mucus and pus on the ovaries come from? In order to determine this, one must take a look at how our body functions and what factors can contribute to such a manifestation.
Whenever the human body is introduced to matter that it cannot use, the body in an attempt to protect itself will engulf the matter in an effort to expel it from the body. The human body, which has many eliminative channels, will attempt to use one or more of these channels as a way to rid the body of the toxin. The human body has many channels of elimination: The skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, lymphatic system, blood and the colon. If the body is unsuccessful at eliminating the toxins, due to overload or imbalance, the toxins will stay in and create a protective barrier against the waste. We can look at a cyst as a way of the body’s intelligence system of trapping the waste in order to keep the waste from causing more harm.
Let’s answer the questions above:  “What exactly are these sacs and what it inside of them?”  The sacs or cyst found in women who have PCOS are nothing more than sacs full of waste-toxins, blood that failed to excrete during the monthly menses  and mucus matter that is useless to the body. “Geez,” you might ask, “how on earth that all of that get to my ovaries?”  Well, a combination of things can cause this to happen.  When the body is unable to fully eliminate waste and toxins appropriately, eventually blockage & congestion occur. This congestion can occur from the lymphatic system as well as one of the other eliminative channels not being able to do its job such as the skin, the colon or the kidneys. At this point,  all of the bodily systems have become overloaded. What causes this overload? Poor diet, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalance caused by use of toxic birth control pills, toxic skin care products etc. The main point to take away from this is that our bodies are not made to consume and process these types of foods and chemicals we purposely expose/feed it every day. They body does its best at trying to protect us, but eventually, a breakdown will occur and a condition or disease will manifest.  “The greatest contributing factor to the physical development of uterine, ovarian, and cervical fibroid tumors and cysts is diet, specifically the SAD (Standard American Diet) which is excessively high in animal flesh (meat) and byproduct (i.e. dairy: milk, cheese, sour cream, butter, and ice cream to name a few).”- Djehuty Ma-atra.

Meat, dairy and processed foods should
be avoided
 One MUST examine the diet in order to discover the main culprits of this toxic waste matter that has accumulated in the body in the form of these cysts. Unfortunately meat, dairy, refined grains and starches, processed foods, caffeine, sugar and its artificial representatives (aspartame, sucralose, Acesulfame K etc) are the main culprits. All of the above are extremely acidic to the body and forms mucus in the body.  Dairy, particularly cow’s milk and cheese are the most mucus forming. Our bodies were not designed to process this stuff and it does great harm to the body. You may have been socialized and programmed to believe that you need dairy such as milk and yogurt for strong bones and teeth but this is not true.  Milk and other dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter, cream cheese, sour cream etc, particularly the way they are produced today are full of hormones, cow feces, industrial chemicals and a host of other harmful toxic ingredients. It’s no wonder the body is trying to trap it all.

Now you may ask, “well if it’s that easy, how come my Doctor has me on all of these meds and has not provided me with a clear dietary regimen/alternative in an effort for me to feel better?”  Well to answer that you would need to understand how modern medicine works:  Healthy people are not profitable. But chemically, drug dependent people are. They are lifelong patients with the ability to provide consistent, residual income for the physician as well as the pharmaceutical company.

Healing naturally from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, like any other pathology, must be approached by treating the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. Modern medicine is very good at treating the symptoms that present themselves as a result of PCOS such as acne, excessive hair growth, elevated insulin levels, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels among others because that is what they are trained to do. Treating symptoms in my opinion is a never ending cycle of drug dependency with no relief. Why suffer from a pathology/disease when you don’t have to?  I am a firm believer that any disease can be reversed. With the proper knowledge and execution, anyone can heal.



  1. Hello April! I really earned a NEW perspective on PCOS after reading your article. I am an African-American female who was diagnosed with the syndrome a 2 years ago, but I have been dealing with the symptoms since I was 16 years old. The information that you shared about the average diet really opened my eyes. I am working on taking control of my health and overcoming PCOS. Would you suggest replacing dairy products with Soy and/or Almond products? Thanks!!

  2. Hi Nik, I am glad the article was able to shed some light for you. I would suggest replacing cows milk with Almond milk. Soy, as we know it today is not as healthy as it was believed to be years ago. Soy is a highly genetically modified food and I would avoid it as much as possible due to the havoc it can wreck on the endocrine system. Soy mimics estrogen and is best avoided if you are already dealing with hormonal issues. Soy and it's derivatives are in practically in EVERY processed food. Start reading more labels and you will see what I mean.

    There are some great non-dairy options when it comes to milk, ice cream, etc. Almond, coconut, rice, hemp, hazelnut etc are all great choices. Best of luck to you and remember, you can heal from PCOS.