6 Ways to Help Symptoms of PCOS Naturally
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about one in 20 women in their childbearing years and one in 10 women as young as 11-years of age are affected by PCOS. That’s an estimated total of 5 million women affected in the United States.
Symptoms of PCOS
• Irregular or missed periods
• Weight gain
• Unwanted hair growth
• Thinning hair on the head
• Mood changes
• Pelvic pain
• Sleep problems
Tip #1: Include these foods into your diet to help PCOS
• High-quality, clean protein
• Healthy fats (MCT oil, avocados, olives, nuts, etc.)
• High-fiber foods can help combat insulin resistance by slowing down digestion and reducing the fatty fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and sardines
Tip #2: Avoid these foods into your diet to help PCOS
• Anything that is processed or artificial
• Refined carbohydrates and sugars
• Inflammatory foods, namely gluten, and cow-based dairy products
• Processed meats with added nitratesProcessed meats with added nitrates
If you can’t pronounce it, you most likely shouldn’t be eating it.
Cut back on exercises that leave you feeling overly fatigued. Incorporate strength and resistance training to your routine instead.
Tip #3: Cut back on strenuous exercise
Lower stress levels by incorporating activities that focus on the mind-body connection such as yoga, meditation, journaling, and breathing.
Tip #4: Combat stress
Add a good multivitamin and a fish oil supplements to your diet such as our Foundation and Essential Omega Oils (for more information about our many professional-grade supplements, contact your local BeBalanced Center).
Tip #5: Supplement your body
At BeBalanced, we have helped countless women dealing with PCOS to correct their hormone imbalances and live a life where the symptoms of PCOS are greatly reduced. To learn more, schedule a free consultation. One specialists will work with you to come up with a plan to specifically address your concerns and they will be with you every step of the way. You are not alone. We are here for guidance and support and we look forward to meeting you!
Tip #6: Find support