Four years ago singer/songwriter, Chrisette Michele was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). PCOS can cause weight gain, insulin resistance, excessive hair growth and increase the risk of other chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Chrisette has revealed that she had an ovary removed due to complications from PCOS. She shared the intimate details about her reproductive issues with BlackDoctor.org.
Chrisette’s doctor initially kept her on a vegan diet, focusing on anti-inflammatory foods so that things (i.e., fibroids) wouldn’t be growing as big as they could grow. Sugar and salt became the singer’s enemies and eventually she even transitioned to a raw vegan diet – super hardcore. Like, peaches for breakfast and watermelon with a huge bowl of salad for lunch type hardcore.
Even with the focus on eating better, she was still experiencing extreme discomfort ‘down there.’ One night she was rushed to the hospital and they removed one of her ovaries. “It was the scariest thing that ever happened to me…It was overwhelming.” Read more…