Recently, someone asked if I think eating to reverse PCOS are going to be as important over the next few years because it is today.
Unless some major changes happen, I think it will in reality be more important.
Three main reasons for this are:
1. The obesity epidemic probably will lead to more females who have insulin resistance. Insulin resistance underlies PCOS.
2. What we eat matters, too. Insulin resistance is not just the result of overweight. Without major changes, the American diet is probably going to lead to more women with insulin resistance.
3. Regarding insulin dysfunction, it does not matter which comes first – obesity, bad diet, bad genetics regarding insulin or PCOS. The metabolic consequences are exactly the same.
So PCOS probably will become more common. Let’s look at some facts about it and a couple of tips that females with PCOS can make use of to reverse it.
A Few Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can be a hormonal abnormality in reproductive-age women. It affects about 7% of females in that age bracket.
Women with PCOS have higher testosterone levels than normal for female, as well as disordered secretion of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone), both required for ovulation. The result is anovulation, menstrual irregularity, hirsutism, and infertility.
Metabolically, PCOS is a member of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In the U.S., obesity or overweight is situated in anywhere from 40% to 80% of ladies with PCOS.
Women with PCOS generally have lower than normal degrees of gut microbiota (gut flora).
PCOS appears to be have a strong genetic link.
The very good news is it is possible to prevent or reverse PCOS naturally.
Eating to Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Here are some tips that girls with PCOS need to learn so they can eat to reverse it.
• Do cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise.
Yes, they’re supposed to be eating tips, but this is extremely important, therefore it is first.
— Do cardio 4 or even more days every week for at least a half-hour each day.
— Make a few of the workouts HIIT (high-intensity interval training).
— If you can get a gym that has a Krankcycle® – seriously, nag your gym to get a couple of!! – include Kranking training 2 times per week. A Krankcycle is NOT a UBE (torso ergometer). It will help improve insulin sensitivity in the torso muscles.
• Decrease your starches and sugars.
Starches will be the foods many people call “carbs.” But fruits and vegetables are also carbs, so I call starches what they are — startches. Limit them and sugars.
• Eat vegetables with every meal.
The primary benefit will be the increase in fiber, which will help to lower insulin resistance.
• Drink at the least 8-10 portions of water per day.
Drink more if you are sweating. It aids digestion and definately will help prevent bloating.
• Consume whole flaxseeds.
2.5 tablespoons every day have been shown to assist with weight loss.