Polycystic Ovaries

Probably the most common bugbear our women suffer from. Carl Pfeiffer was of the opinion it was caused mainly by copper being too high (from tap water, due to copper water pipes) and driving down the Zinc and Manganese. He discovered that lack of Zinc stopped the experimental animals he worked with from maturing. Rat pups who had been deprived of Zinc in the womb were late to cut their teeth, late to leave the nest and forage for themselves. Later they were late to develop sexually, and their fertility was poor. Rat mothers who were deprived of Zinc were unable to relate to their young. For them the maternal instinct (usually strong in the rat) just failed to develop. The young were abandoned and left to die, unless the lab staff could find them a foster mother.

Dr. Ellen Grant has linked PCOS to use of the contraceptive pill. This is in no way contradictory to Dr. Pfeiffer’s work, in fact if perfectly complements it. The pill causes women to retain copper and discard Zinc. The longer a woman is “on the Pill” the more Zinc deficient she becomes. Particularly if the tap water is laced with copper, as is so often the case. The ovaries will retain copper as it has an affinity with estrogens and this causes the body to throw out the Zinc.

In many women who come to Foresight the copper is high, and the Zinc (and often the Selenium and the Manganese) is very low. Copper competes for the binding sites in the intestine with these 3 minerals, so an over-high level of copper, over time, will drive them down.

Therefore the first port of call is the hair analysis, to check levels and correct the balances. Once the level of copper is brought back to normal, and the Zinc, Selenium and Manganese are restored, then often the ovaries will start working normally again.

If this does not happen, the second port of call is the reflexologist, who can work to stimulate the ovaries. This is also often successful.

The two vitamins most involved with producing the female hormones, according to Isabel Jennings, MRCVS, of Cambridge, are nicotinamide and Vitamin A. Vitamin A up to 5,000 iu is perfectly safe in pregnancy and before, and will be helpful in rebalancing the hormones, as will Nicotinamide (B3).

There are various social changes that have lead to the epidemic of polycystic ovaries. Like most social changes, they are mainly biochemical in origin.

It is probably the effluent from the copper water pipes that has contributed to people, and men in particular, maturing later, and not wishing to marry, nest or breed until a much later age than was the norm when we all had our water served through galvanized iron – i.e. Zinc lined pipes.

Young men are noticeably less “thick set” and virile looking. Look at the old photos and portraits. Young men are going bald earlier – but this is a sign of Zinc deficiency rather than premature aging. The desire to “have fun” seems to take precedence over the desire to “fall in love” and then do all the natural, instinctive things like home-building and raising a family. This is a big disadvantage to girls, many of whom wish to do just that! It is noteworthy that boys take five times as much Zinc to mature as do girls, so are even worse served by copper water pipes.

For this reason, young women have to put their whole mental, emotional and spiritual development “on hold” for an indefinite period. In order to do this, most of them spend this period on the pill. In effect the pill is designed to make them into a convenient cohort to the immature male. The ovaries are in effect switched off and told “You are not needed”. It is no wonder many of them find it difficult to come to life again..

The total magic, the excitement, the sheer exuberance of youth and the joy of falling in love, I am sure used to start the female hormones racing around in a joyous turmoil. I am sure this started off all the expected biochemical reactions. When everything happened in the right time and place, I am sure all these problems did not happen – at least not to the same extent.

I would say to the husband of a woman who is not ovulating, show her how much you love her, let her know how much she means to you. She has probably waited a long time for you to come along – make it worth it!

I would say to the woman, get a lot less involved with your career, this is not the emotional focus of your life any more – your future family is. Get to know as many babies as you can, and spend time, where possible, playing with them. Stimulate your maternal feelings to get all the right juices flowing. Make up your mind you will stay with the baby and look after him/her when s/he arrives. The messages get through. The more love there is waiting, the more likely the ova is to feel confident enough to take the plunge.

Get well. Eat well. Eliminate the VOSPs, the hormonal drugs, the allergens, gut bugs, any heavy metal such as lead or mercury. Make sure the electromagnetic background is positive, and there are no particularly noxious chemicals around.

Then say to your baby, “I am ready for you, I want you and I love you”.

Do not believe the people who say, “Do not think too much about the baby, if you think about it, you will get stressed, this will stop it all happening.” How stressful is THAT!

People come to me in a complete misery saying “I know I must stop thinking about it, but I just CAN’T! It is all I think about all day!”.

I say to them, “How lovely you love him/her so much already. S/he will be so pleased. Think about him/her as much as you can! It will help him/her to make it!” You can hear the release as they say “Oh, do you really think so! Oh how wonderful!”

Women must be allowed to be the sex they are. Everything needs to flow freely. They are not little maladapted men! They must love and enjoy and laugh and cry, and dream of what they will.

In the main they just need a bit of extra Zinc and energy from the soles of their feet! The ovary needs to FEEL it is happy and safe and matured and it will give forth a precious little ova.

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