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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (or PCOS) is a common medical condition that can affect up to 18 percent of women. PCOS is the result of small ovarian cysts that can lead to an imbalance in a woman’s sex hormones. An imbalance in a woman’s sex hormones can cause a number of problems including irregular, missing or heavy periods as well as making pregnancy a challenge. PCOS also has the potential to cause an increase in androgens (“male hormones”). This can lead to decreased breast size, increased facial and body hair, a deeper voice, hair thinning on the head and severe acne. Hormonal imbalances can also lead to high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally.

What Can You Do to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally?

Visit with Your Chiropractor to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally. Receiving regular adjustments can help to lower the overall stress placed on your body by affecting your autonomic nervous system. Regular adjustments can bring you relief from conditions such as lower back pain, muscle spasms and migraines. Feeling better overall can help you to become much more relaxed. Chiropractors can also help with your flexibility levels and work to improve your biomechanics. Chiropractors can also help you to change your lifestyle to keep your hormones in balance. This can help to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally.

Opt for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet to Help Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally. A diet that is high in fruit and vegetables as well as in good fats and proteins can be a benefit when you are trying to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally. When trying an anti-inflammatory diet, you should make sure that your diet is low in carbohydrates.

Foods to Avoid When Trying to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally:
Any animal protein that may contain hormones or antibiotics.
Excessive dairy intake.
Farm raised fish; they have a tendency to be fed soy and corn.
Avoid soda and fruit juices due to sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Trans fatty acids as well as hydrogenate fats.
White flour, sugar, refined carbs and caffeine.

Good Foods to Eat to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally:
Plant proteins are your best option when it comes to consuming protein.
High quality fats including cold pressed oils and nuts.
Carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Low glycemic foods as snacks; this can help you to avoid a spike in your blood sugar levels.
When possible, opt for organic foods to avoid consuming pesticides that have the potential to mess with your natural hormone levels.

These supplements can help to treat the symptoms associated with PCOS. A number of women, who suffer from PCOS use supplements to help relieve a number of symptoms associated with the condition. Before beginning supplements, you should always consult a doctor. A doctor can help to determine if a particular supplement is safe for you and can help you with proper dosing.

The following supplements are good for women with PCOS:

Vitamin B
ComplexGTF Chromium
Fish Oils/Omega 3

Other Helpful Supplements for to Help Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Naturally can include:

Cinnamon. Cinnamon helps to regulate your blood sugar levels.

Gymnema. Gymnema is good for helping to regulate your blood sugar levels as well as helping with insulin resistance and sugar cravings.

Black Cohosh. Black cohosh is a uterine tonic herb with an oestrogenic effect. It is commonly used in menopausal women, but is also helpful in treating irregular menstruation and PMS. Black cohosh can also help to regulate your blood sugar.Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is commonly used in the treatment of male prostate enlargement. However, it is an anti-androgen. This means many women with PCOS use it to treat acne and hirsutism. While this side effect does not always occur, it can have the side effect of enhancing breast size.

Evening Primrose. Evening Primrose is a very popular supplement that is commonly used by women to help manage PMS, acne and fibrocystic breast disease. Evening Primrose is helpful when it comes to regulating irregular menstrual cycles. It is also rich in linolenic acid and G.L.A., which help to regulate hormones. Evening Primrose oil can help with the prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Dong Quai. Dong Quai helps to promote hormonal balance and helps to keep estrogen and progesterone levels within their normal limits.

If you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, there are ways to treat this condition naturally. Your chiropractor can help you to lead a normal lifestyle with PCOS. Changes in the way you eat as well as lifestyle changes can make it very possible for you to control the symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. With a little effort, you can treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is an extremely common disorder of behavior. The difficult behavior of children with ODD causes them problems both at home and at school. These children behave aggressively and make efforts to intentionally bother or irritate others


Oppositional defiant children show a consistent pattern of refusing to follow commands or requests by adults. The children would frequently get angry, talk back to adults, and defy rules and directions. These children become annoyed easily and they blame the mistakes they make on other people. Children with ODD show a pattern of stubbornness and frequently test limits, even in early childhood.

These children can be manipulative and often induce discord in those around them. Commonly they turn attention away from themselves by inciting parents and other family members to fight with one another.

Behavioral Symptoms

Normal children occasionally have episodes of defiant behavior, particularly during ages of transition such as 2 to 3 or the teenage years where the child uses defiance in an attempt to assert himself. Children who are tired, hungry, or upset may be defiant.

Oppositional defiant behavior is a matter of degree and frequency. Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder display difficult behavior to the extent that it can interfere with learning, school adjustment, and, sometimes, with the child’s social relationships.

Common behaviors seen in Oppositional Defiant Disorder include:

-Losing his temper

-Arguing with adults

-Actively defying requests

-Refusing to follow rules

-Deliberately annoying other people

-Blaming others for one’s own mistakes or misbehavior

-Being touchy, easily annoyed

-Being easily angered, resentful, spiteful, or vindictive

-Speaking harshly, or unkind when upset

-Seeking revenge

-Having frequent temper tantrums

Many parents report that their ODD children were rigid and demanding from an early age.


The diagnosis of ODD is not always straight forward and needs to be made by a psychiatrist or some other qualified mental health professional after a comprehensive evaluation.

If you feel your child may have ODD, there is a quick screening test. Go to: ODD Screening Test


It is not clear what causes Oppositional Defiant Disorder. There are currently two theories.

The developmental theory suggests that ODD is really a result of incomplete development. For some reason, ODD children never complete the developmental tasks that normal children master during the toddler years. They get stuck in the 2-3 year old defiant stage and never really grow out of it.

The learning theory suggests that Oppositional Defiant Disorder comes as a response to negative interactions. The techniques used by parents and authority figures with these children bring about the oppositional defiant behavior.


Oppositional Defiant Disorder usually does not occur alone.

50-65% of ODD children also have ADD ADHD 35% of these children develop some form of affective disorder 20% have some form of mood disorder, such as Bipolar Disorder or anxiety 15% develop some form of personality disorder Many of these children have learning disorders

Any child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder must be evaluated for other disorders as well. If your child has ODD it is imperative to find out what are the co-existing problems. This is the key to treating the condition, as we shall soon discuss.


So what happens to these children? There are four possible paths.

Some will grow out of it. Half of the preschoolers that are labeled ODD are normal by the age of 8. However, in older ODD children, 75% will still fulfill the diagnostic criteria later in life.

The Oppositional Defiant Disorder may become something else. 5-10 % of preschoolers with ODD have their diagnosis changed from ODD to ADHD.

In some children, the defiant behavior gets worse and these children eventually are diagnosed with Conduct Disorder. This progression usually happens fairly early. If a child has ODD for 3-4 years and he hasn’t developed Conduct Disorder, then he won’t ever develop it.

The child may continue to have ODD without any thing else. This is unusual. By the time preschoolers with ODD are 8 years old, only 5% have ODD and nothing else.

The child develops other disorders in addition to ODD. This is very common.


Medical Intervention

There have been some recent studies that have examined the effects of certain medications on Oppositional Defiant Disorder. All the research is preliminary and just suggests that certain treatments may help.

One study examined the use of Ritalin to treat children with both ADHD and ODD. This study found that 90% of the children treated with Ritalin no longer had the ODD by the end of the study.

The researchers skewed the results a bit. A number of children were dropped from the study because they wouldn’t comply with the treatment regimen. Still, if these children are included as treatment failures the study still showed a 75% success rate.

There have been two studies examining the effect of Strattera on children with both ADHD and ODD. One study showed that Strattera helped with ODD, one study showed it did not help.

There was a large Canadian study that showed that Risperdal helped with aggressive behavior in children with below normal intelligence. It did not matter if the child had ADHD or not.

There was study showing that 80% of children with explosive behavior improved when given the mood stabilizer, divalproex.

There was another pilot study examining the use of Omega-3 oils and vitamin E in ODD children. Both helped the ODD behavior to some degree.

Psychological Intervention

Parent management training is still viewed as the main treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Our program, How to Improve Your Child’s Behavior which is available online, or some other parent training program is still considered essential if you want to help your child. Also, the younger your child is when you enroll in such a program, the better the results.

Conclusion: Advice to Parents

Currently, there is still far too little research on this very common disorder.

Medically, the most important consideration is to treat other disorders that come along with ODD. Considering that Ritalin may help alleviate the problem in 75-90% of ODD children who have ADHD, and considering that most children with ODD also have some degree of ADHD, I feel that it is very worth your while to try your ODD child on Ritalin unless you know for sure that he does not have ADHD. Depending upon your child’s nature, the other treatments could be worth trying.

I feel that using Omega-3 supplements and a vitamin E supplement should be tried in all children. The reason is that most children have deficiencies in these nutrients. Even if this does nothing to help the ODD symptoms, your child will still be healthier.

Parent training is still the most effective means of dealing with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The two main drawbacks of most of these programs are the expense and the availability.

Some practitioners charge 0 or more per visit and considering the program will take several months costs add up. Insurance usually will not pay for such programs. Many parents complain to me that they can not afford the program that their child so desperately needs.

Another problen is that programs for ODD children are not always available to parents. Over the years, numerous parents have told me that where they live there are no programs for Oppositional Defiant Children.

I created How to Improve Your Child’s Behavior to address these two problems. It allows parents to help their children regardless of where they live and at a cost that is less than one office visit.

Even though it was an experiment to try to administer such a program online and to date no one else is doing this, over the past two years How to Improve Your Child’s Behavior has proven time and again to help parents gain control of their defiant children.

It is tough to live with children who have ODD. However, if you make sure that your child has his other problems addressed and you improve your parenting skills by enrolling in a parent training program, you can do a great deal to improve your child’s condition and his future.

Anthony Kane, MD ADD ADHD Advances

When travelling to the city of Dubai, certain travel documents are required when you are applying for a Dubai visa. Depending on the duration of the visit, you will need to apply for a national ID as well as a medical certificate for your visa. While there may be quite a few documents that are required, it goes without saying that Dubai is a very safe place to holiday in. In this article, we help you with information as to why Dubai is one of the safest locations to travel for a holiday.

A Dubai Visa is given on The Basis of The Health of The Applicant

If you are applying for a long term stay in the city of Dubai based on residency or employment, you will need to apply for a Medical Certificate for Visa, as per the rules of the Dubai Health Authority. This is a mandatory procedure for all long term residency citizens. Your visa application will not be registered if you do not apply for a Dubai Medical for Visa. As part of the visa application process, you will have to take an appointment with the closest medical center and get a complete body checkupconducted to ensure you are healthy. Once your health status is approved by the center, you can get the results back and proceed with your visa.

Screening against Certain Diseases

The Dubai Health Authority has a strict screening process which they incorporate in the application for theMedical Certificate for Visa. You will have to undergo certain tests that will screen you for the diseases that include syphilis, HIV, AIDS, leprosy and Tuberculosis. Women planning to travel here are also tested for pregnancy. If any of these tests are positive, the Dubai Medical for Visa can get rejected and the visa denied, based on the discretion of the Health Authority. If you are already in the city of Dubai, you can also be faced with possible deportation. If a lady traveler is found to be pregnant, they will have to provide a written approval or a certificate of no objection from their sponsor or workplace.

Protection of Public Health

The purpose of the Dubai Medical for Visa is to prevent the spread of any STD diseases. TheDubai Health Authority ensures that the health and public welfare of the residents of Dubai are a priority as well as taking into consideration the welfare of outsiders or visitors in the country. If residents who are applying for a renewal of their visa are tested positive for any of the aforementioned diseases, they can be immediately deported. They can apply for a return only after 6 months of registering results that show that theyare completely cured. In certain cases, the residents will be treated for the disease before being deported back.

The process for the application of a Medical visa to Dubai is a simple process and does not take much time. You can easily take an appointment and do the necessary tests within an hour. An amount of AED 200 is needed for the medical certificate and tests. In addition, as part of applying for the national ID card, where your health status is recorded, you will have to pay AED 300.