Hi, my name is Liz Bissell and I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I currently live with my husband as well as our pets, Lucca the Great Dane, Oliver the Pit Bull Border-Collie rescue and Cyrus, our devious cat. I am based out of my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan – also known as Beer City, USA.
About 5 years ago, I was diagnosed by my OB with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) after experiencing some irregular periods. I remember feeling entirely confused. I didn’t seem to fit the description of a typical woman with PCOS. I was incredibly active and fit, ate what I considered to be a healthy diet, and didn’t really suffer from many of the typical characteristics of PCOS, outside of my irregular periods and ultrasound-confirmed cysts on my uterus.
Not long after this diagnosis, I saw my primary care physician and told him about my recent PCOS diagnosis. He, like me, was caught off guard by this, stating I didn’t fit the mold of a typical woman with PCOS and shouldn’t really be worried about it. There it was. Validation from a trusted medical source that this was probably just nothing. I went on my merry way, relieved thinking this whole PCOS thing really must have been a huge misunderstanding.
From that moment on and for several years after that, I really never thought about PCOS again. I had dismissed it until a year or so ago when I again went off birth control and faced irregular periods. Although my husband and I do not have kids now, I know we will in the future.
Since realizing my PCOS was the likely cause of my irregular periods and other hormonal imbalances, I again have worked tirelessly to get to the bottom of what PCOS does and how it impacts a woman’s body, specifically a woman with the intention of having children.
Does this struggle with PCOS resonate with you?
Well I have good news for you. After years of doing research in order to get my own PCOS under control, I have created a one-on-one coaching program that’s specifically set up to empower women with PCOS to overcome infertility through diet and lifestyle modifications. My program is customized to each and every woman in order to ultimately create a body ready and willing to get pregnant. If getting pregnant due to issues of controlling your PCOS has been an ongoing issue for you and you need the support and healthy lifestyle to become a “Fertile Myrtle”, then sign up for my one-on-one coaching program now.