Overcoming PCOS – A Real Life Story

If you’ve been diagnosed PCOS, like me, you probably feel like you’ve reached a dead At least 1 in 10 women are diagnosed with PCOS during their lives and 10% of women between 12 and 45 are told EVERYDAY ‘You have PCOS’. There is hope. You can get your life back as millions of women have and I have too. In this blog I’ll share a few of my experiences, failures, learning and successes on how to heal from PCOS. I’d like to open your eyes to the diversity of polycystic ovarian syndrome as well as natural interventions for overcoming it.


Firstly, you can speak to your health professional about your ideas and craft a plan together as you move forward. Your health professional knows you and your personal medical history. I have not attended medical school nor been licensed by any committee or board or government to give any health advice. I am simply a normal person like you: but I have found the road to recovery.

I have read hundreds of blogs and poured many hours of research into the journey of healing myself. Because this information has made such a difference in my own life, I’ve made it my mission to pass it forward and help as many women as possible live the same vibrant healthy life that I now enjoy—that vibrant life that I once feared I had lost.


My PCOS Story

Hi my name is Melissa Madgwick. I was someone who had it all— active 28 year old, entrepreneur, sociable, loved life, was travelling and was healthy as you get—however I started seeing awful PCOS symptoms back in September 2013. It felt as though my life was going down the tube in front of my eyes. I actually hid in my house for 2-3 months because I was so tired, my face and body broke out in severe acne and I gained 8 kilos. I had no clue what was happening. I saw an endocrinologist who did a few tests, offered no support and was told I had PCOS. My older cousin from Western Australia was diagnosed with PCOS many years ago. I remembered she was told she could never have children. I thought I was doomed. I was prescribed medications—antibiotics and Metformin—to regulate insulin resistance which was one cause of my PCOS. However rather than helping, the medications added a whole host of new issues. I was throwing up after eating and felt like death. I knew from this point that I had to take control of my life. I began researching PCOS for information about any lifestyle changes that I could make whilst I was house ridden for all those months. Through healthy living, exercise and adopting the right lifestyle changes my symptoms became manageable and then finally disappeared. There is light.

Four Tools to Heal from PCOS

What do you need to overcome PCOS? Knowledge is power, so put that first. Knowledge of who you are, what type of PCOS you have and what your body needs to combat the root cause, is essential to becoming free from hormone imbalances, with the myriad of symptoms that follow.

1.     Know your type:

Firstly, start with knowing what type of PCOS you have. In my eBook ‘Heal My PCOS’ I discuss the 4 main types of PCOS – what they are and how to manage each. Once the insulin resistance and auto-immune issues were addressed in my case, the PCOS symptoms faded.

2.     Positive mindset and lower stress:

A positive mindset is so important! When you understand yourself and your body, you’ll be able to view everything about yourself in a very different way. You are in control of your body – and stress is a major cause of hormonal imbalances. My tip is to start praying / meditating for 10 minutes per day whilst doing deep diaphragm breathing. Do not be overwhelmed! Take baby steps until it becomes a habit.

3.     Nutrition and supplements:

Your body doesn’t need just any food and nutrition; it needs the right food and nutrition. Cut out the empty calories and instead nourish your body with foods that build you up, give you energy and help eliminate toxins. Read about my Low GI PCOS eating plan in my eBook ‘Heal My PCOS’, then take the time you need to shop for, prepare, and enjoy eating real food. You’ll be surprised how different you feel. I have included my delicious “Bliss Ball Recipe” which is my perfect snack when on the run. Full of omega 3, fibre and antioxidants! It will give you sustained energy for hours 

4.     Find the right support:

Your fourth tool is to find a supportive environment. Participating in a community of like-minded women or supportive friends can help you immensely in navigating your PCOS—and in overcoming it. If you’re going through a rough time (like I was), there’s nothing like a helping hand to get you through it. Avoid interacting with negative, judgmental people, but instead craft for yourself a network of loving people that will be there for you when you need them. I’m creating a loving community at www.healmypcos.com and you can plug in anytime to share your journey.

What I learnt and Your Road to Recovery

You might ask, can simple tools such as new knowledge, a positive mindset, a supportive community and the right nutrition - really improve your life? IT CAN. I am living proof. Every woman is different. PCOS reflect symptoms that SOMETHING is out of balance in your body – largely due to what you are eating, thinking and/or how you treat yourself. I’m excited to share new tips in my new edition and to help you on your road to recovery.

The tools that helped me and countless other women are in my eBook ‘Heal My PCOS’. To be a part of the loving supportive community and to download my eBook ‘Heal MY PCOS’, please visit: www.healmypcos.com.

Stay strong and learn to love the beautiful person you are.

Mel’s Raw Cacao Bliss Balls Recipe

I’ve helped clients cut back on sugar and created this snack so were aren’t deprived of yummy treats and helps push through the 3pm slump! The other benefit is that they’re good for you as well as tasting delicious – a win-win - full of fibre and good fats and antioxidants.



2 cups walnuts

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup shredded coconut

2/3 cup Luxury Organic Cacao GOLD Powder

7 fresh dates, pitted and coarsely chopped

1/4 cup of water Pinch of Peruvian Pink Salt


There’s no actual cooking involved at all… you’ll whip this one up in less than 10 minutes.

In a food processor bowl, combine the walnuts, sunflower seeds, dates and shredded coconut.

Pulse for 30 seconds until combined.

Add the cocoa powder, salt, water and maple syrup to the bow and process until the mixture forms a firm paste.

You will hear the mixture start to come together.

This signals when ingredients are well combined.

Form the paste into medium sized balls by rolling a portion of the paste between your palms in a circular motion.

Place the finished balls on a tray lined with waxed paper and sprinkle with coconut for a nice touch.

Chill for 30 minutes before serving.



+ Add more dates if you like it sweet/moist

+ Add more coconut to make it dryer

P.S Do you want extra support on your PCOS journey? I’ve created a simple course with all my tips and strategies of how I healed myself! You’ll learnt the best PCOS diet, the correct supplements you need to be taking, which exercises to do for PCOS, downloadable shopping lists you can take to the shops & more!! Hundreds of women have taken up this offer and I’d love for you to kick PCOS for good too.

Special discount will be for the first 10 LADIES to join me today.

Click here to grab this limited offer - let’s get started on your way to health. 

Happy healing,
Melissa - Author, Heal My PCOS