Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Forks

Chooese low AGE (Advanced glycation end-products) nutrition. So basically avoid all animal products (highest in AGE) and choose whole food plant foods minimizing sugar, flour, oils/fried foods.

Minimize roasted nuts/butters, choose raw.

You may want to shift toward more raw plant foods in general

Increase nutrient dense foods – GBOMBS! Add brown rice, mushrooms to help remove AGEs, whole fibers in general will help with this

Add spearmint, marjoram teas

Fingers

Don’t smoke! Smoking directly correlates to more severe PCOS.

Feet

Move your body daily, at least 30 minutes of exercise

Start a yoga practice with shoulder stands. I practice Jivamukti Yoga

I also love the teachings of Kundalini yogi & master spiritual teacher Guru Singh 

Stress

Start a meditation practice – I practice Vipassana meditation

Start an embodiment practice where throughout the day you practice posture and breath awareness. Be in your body, out of the control tower.

Start a breathing practice – see pranayama techniques for beginners 

Get into nature, barefoot on the grass, hug a tree, observe and feel.

For more recommendations, details see my post  Fully Occupy the Space of Your Body

Sleep 

Prioritize deep sleep

See my sleep hygiene handout 

Love 

Get connected – most importantly with yourself, see stress recommendations above

Forgive

Establish & nurture healthy heart centered & honest relationships with other sentient beings

Embrace the mystery

Embrace the darkness and the light, see the writings of Rilke, Rumi, Hafiz, Mary Oliver

 

Here are 2 Videos from Michael Greger, MD at Nutritionfacts.org 

 

 

Very nice summary of resources, research, success stories on PCOS by Plant Based Health Australia

https://www.wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au/medical-conditions/pcos-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome/

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