If you’re living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), chances are you’re looking for ways to make your day-to-day live more manageable and healthy. The first line of defense to wrangling PCOS is changing your lifestyle and diet, and we’ve got some tips for managing PCOS.
What is PCOS? The underlying cause of PCOS is a lack of progesterone caused by a failure to ovulate, and addressing this imbalance can help resolve the condition. Affecting more than 10 percent of women worldwide, PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women and if left unchecked can lead to an increased risk of chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.
Avoid processed foods. It’s time to de-junk your life! Clean out your cupboard and stick to health, whole, all-natural foods and avoid highly processed foods that tend to be stripped of their nutritional value. Detox your life by detoxing your kitchen. Many women with PCOS are resistant to insulin, so making sure you’re following the appropriate diet to keep your body healthy is key to managing your PCOS. Stock up on healthy fruits and vegetables, and feel free to splurge on avocados!
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Get plenty of sleep! For women with PCOS, managing your sleep is important, because research has shown that sleep deprivation not only causes a hormone imbalance, but also interferes with blood sugar levels and can increase the risk of a host of problems like obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. So be kind to yourself and nap if you need to.
Consider going gluten free. Although no major studies have linked PCOS and Celiac Disease, many doctors and PCOS sufferers have seen positive outcomes from a gluten-free diet. However, The New England Journal of Medicine has said that PCOS is one of the conditions that can be exacerbated by gluten consumption.
Be kind — to yourself! Stress can wreak havoc on anyone’s body, but for women suffering from PCOS it is particularly hard. Consider exploring breathing exercises for those particularly anxious moments. By changing your breathing patterns, you can spark millions of biochemical reactions in your body to produce endorphins, which will relax the body, and rid yourself of adrenaline and cortisol, which breed anxiety.
How are you managing your PCOS? Share your tips in the comments! If you’re looking for more information on progesterone deficiency, download our free booklet.