The best way to take supplements?

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I am dealing with "lean" polycystic ovarian syndrome, and I am trying to naturally treat my symptoms without taking contraceptive pills. I have heard great things about cod liver oil and coconut oil to treat hormonal imbalance. I have to take three cod liver oil pills and four coconut oil pills a day (according to the "servings per day" written on the bottles), however, I am curious to know if there are "better" ways to take these supplements (effective absorption for example). I always forget to take pills after breakfast, so at the moment I am taking four (two of each) after lunch and the leftover three after dinner.

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    I'm forgetful, so the best way for me is a regular rythm.  I take the same series of pills/capsules every morning and at lunch time a different series.  Every day the same way creates some kind of habit.  Works for me.
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    I also had lean polycystic ovary syndrome (I'm now in my late 50's).  I was put on unpleasantly high dose hormones as a teenager after my diagnosis. It just made blood sugar issues and depression worse, although years of that may have helped regulate my hormones (no trouble getting pregnant). I was also diagnosed with celiac disease and the PCOS seemed to improve once gluten was completely out of my diet (have you gotten a blood test for this?). I have heard that FERMENTED cod liver oil is recommended over non-fermented. I give my son six capsules of it in order to equal a teaspoon of the oil. I take fish oil capsules (@ 2 grams of EPA and DHA combined), and I virgin eat coconut oil (1-2 tablespoons) right off of the spoon (I find that it's not too terrible). Also take evening primrose oil, magnesium, a good multivit/mineral supplement, vitamin calcium, 5,000 IU Vitamin D, and probiotics. Good luck to you with this issue! --Suzanne
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      Thank you so much for the advise! I got diagnosed on 2013 when I was turning 18, and getting advise from someone experienced with the same type of PCOS really helps. I am also glad that there are more natural ways to treat the syndrome without taking non-natural hormones. I have been considering removing grains from my diet, maybe I will give it a try!
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      I was diagnosed with it when I was 15. I agree that removing grains may be a great thing to try, as well as sugar, and processed foods. I believe that eating whole, nutrient dense foods are our best bet for healing!  
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