Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is responsible for as much as 70 percent of infertility issues in women. On top of that, it causes symptoms like acne, male-pattern baldness, mood swings, weight gain, and fatigue, making it a difficult disorder to have.
Although we have yet to find a root cause of PCOS, the current research data suggests that insulin resistance is one of the primary culprits.
This means that it may be possible to prevent PCOS (or keep it from getting worse) by avoiding these things:
- High-carbohydrate foods
- Excess calorie consumption
- Chronic stress
- Inappropriate levels of physical activity, whether too high or too low
- Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (e.g., Bisphenol A, 4-methylbenzylidene, Methylparaben, Nicotine, Sodium Fluoride, PBDEs/PCBs, and Perchlorate )
- Having a high percentage of body fat (being overweight or obese)
- Having a low percentage of body fat due to unhealthy calorie restriction
However, for some women, following these suggestions may not be enough. This is why it is important to make these diet and lifestyle changes as well to help prevent and reverse PCOS:
- Restrict carbohydrates
- Eat high-fiber, low-carbohydrate vegetables with each meal
- Eat the right amount of protein every day (use our keto calculator to find out what this means for you)
- Eat enough calories to achieve your ideal weight (once again, the keto calculator will help you find that out)
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day
- Meditate every night before sleep
- Make sure you are getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night
- If you need further help with reversing PCOS, consider using the natural supplements that you will find in this article.
For an in-depth look at the research on PCOS and what to do about it, check out our comprehensive article on how to reverse PCOS naturally.