Polycystic ovarian syndrome, sometimes called polycystic ovarian disease, is a condition in which there are higher levels of male hormones in women. Polycystic ovarian disease has many causes but PCOS treatment has only two main forms. PCOS treatment includes a healthy diet and certain health supplements and herbs. Here are the two main ways you can prevent PCOS from reoccurring
- Eat equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates
One of the major causes of polycystic ovarian disease is insulin resistance. It has been said by doctors that if you balance the two of these, the chances of insulin resistance and polycystic ovarian disease are much reduced. Also avoid processed carbohydrates as they cause a spike in protein levels. Instead, eat spelt, quinoa and millet among other foods.
- Eat foods low on the glycemic index
Foods low on the glycemic index includes walnuts, apples, beans and asparagus. The reason you should eat foods with a low glycemic index is because they reduce glycemic load and therefore do not produce a sudden spike and then a dip in blood sugar levels that foods like pancakes, white potatoes and scones do.
- Eat a high-fiber diet
There are two ways that fiber decreases the chances of PCOS. The first is that it helps digest sugars so insulin spikes are reduced. The second is that it helps in estrogen metabolism.
- Eat often
Eating only three or four times a day causes an imbalance in the estrogen metabolism. Eating five or even six times a day allows for your estrogen metabolism to improve.
- Eat fatty acids
Two major causes of PCOS are obesity and of course hormonal imbalances. Certain fatty acids actually help in weight loss and also regularize the body’s metabolism.
- Quit coffee
Coffee is the best way to increase estrogen levels and contract PCOS. Therefore, it is crucial that you quit coffee long before you start worrying about pregnancy.
- Eat organic foods
Organic foods contain more vitamins, minerals and proteins. This is because they have no added hormones such as estrogen, which make the animals grow faster. Without this estrogen that inorganic foods have, a woman is much less likely to get PCOS.
Herbs and supplements
- Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is crucial in helping weight loss and balancing hormones which is why you must incorporate this either in your diet or take it by itself as a supplement.
- Licorice root
A licorice root is crucial for maintaining proper hormone production and release and also leads to better liver health and healthy insulin levels.
Maca is what is called an adaptogen. These help balance hormones without releasing any hormones themselves.
Cinnamon is a crucial herb to help regulate insulin and prevent insulin resistance.
Finally, omega-3 and omega-6 help in reducing inflammation. However, you must note that women always have low-grade inflammation in their bodies.
Whatever you do, however, do talk to your doctor about it first as they are expert and it is crucial that they know what is going on.