PCOS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME – HOW TO GET OUT OF IT?
So now that we know what get’s a one to a PCOS? PCOD, how do we get out of it or manage it?
SWAP the bad stuff for the good stuff – its just that simple. Everything that messes up up your insulin response must go, and include the following foods –
- Fibrous carbs, by this I mean whole grains (like brown rice and millets), vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, snake gourd, ridge gourd, leafy greens are some of them)
- Bring in the right FATS – include cold pressed sesame, olive oil, or coconut oil, ghee and coconuts, avocado, nuts and seeds.
- Include omega 3 and 9 via chia, flax, oily fish
- Include a bone broth which is rich in glycine an amino acid that not only helps with the condition, but also seals a leaky gut
In supplementation –
- Include Vitamin D
- Include Magnesium
Via Movement, exercise and stress
- Do not over-train as this will push cortisol
- Manage your stress via meditation, pranayama, deep breathing, and laughter
- Be consistent in your food and sleep habits
PCOS essentials –
- Remember you need to focus on clearing up the toxic estrogen build-up in your body, do this by focusing on broccoli, cauliflower and kale as they have a compound (DIM=Diindolylmethane) that will do this for you; flax binds to estrogen in the digestive tract; lysine in sesame seeds helps with clearing out estrogen as well
- Keep you gut healthy by supporting it with probiotics, by this I mean homemade pressed salads (with salt), sauerkrauts (see recipe section in my books and blog), kanji (beetroot or carrots). Bad bacteria tend to uncouple estrogen from its chained partner (for elimination), sending it back into the system, so you need a plethora of good bacteria in your gut at all times
- Focus on bitter foods, like arugula, mustard, fenugreek (seeds or leaves), radish as the liver is supported and loves bitter to help it cleanse