Do you have PCOS and are trying to get pregnant?
If you have been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome), then there are some steps you
can take to improve your chances of getting
pregnant, despite this condition.
This article will touch on a few of the basic changes
you can make in your lifestyle and diet that can
help you manage your PCOS and improve your
fertility, from a Whole Body Perspective.
You should also know that PCOS signals
potential risks for other health conditions
down the road, as you may or may not be
aware–which is why it is important to stay
on top of your PCOS when you are trying to
get pregnant, as well in the days beyond your
efforts to conceive.
Another thing to keep in mind–stabilizing
blood sugar and insulin levels has a positive
effect on PCOS. Eating complex carbohydrates,
proteins and vegetables is a helpful step
toward managing PCOS…and here are a few
more simple suggestions:
-Eat plenty of antioxidant rich foods
(blueberries, greens, red and orange veggies)
as they fight inflammation that can worsen
-Relieve stress. Try yoga. Go on walks.
Get out the fresh air. All of these things
can be helpful.
-Try acupuncture and
acupressure. Studies conducted in Europe
suggest that 33% of the women with PCOS
treated with acupucture noticed restored and
-Balance your blood glucose
(blood sugar) and insulin with a diet rich in
omega-3 proteins, plant-based low in complex
carbohydrates. You can even experiment with
eliminating grains altogether to see how your
PCOS responds to this change. -If you are
interested in including herbs into your diet
that regulate blood sugar, consider using
cinnamon daily (1 Tablespoon) and herbs such
as Bitter Melon or Gymnema Sylvestrae.
This is just a starting point for regulating
PCOS. There is much more to say on this
subject, however, this will get you started.
If you have more questions, you can find a
more in-depth look at PCOS and potential
solutions in the Whole Body Fertility book.
I hope this helps you to start thinking about
natural ways you can improve your PCOS
with dietary changes that add up to big