Episode # 2: Why Do I Have PCOS?
What you’ll learn in this episode
If you’re like most women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome, you may be wondering why you have it. What caused your body to go off the balance in this way?
A few years ago the answer was we don’t know what causes PCOS.
Fortunately today we have more information about the genetics of PCOS. And more importantly how to manage your symptoms and reclaim your health. And it all starts by understanding the genetics of PCOS and that is exactly what this episode is all about
Epigenetics is the study of how our environment can influence the expression of our genes. For example, epigenetic changes have been linked to various diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Interestingly, recent research has shown that epigenetic changes may also play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
These “PCOS” genes are sensitive to our environment meaning we can have a huge impact on them and reverse their appearance in our lives.
PCOS is Not Your Fault
You are not to blame for your PCOS diagnosis, and you did not cause your PCOS. PCOS stems from the genetics you were born with, but the good news is that it is sensitive to your environment allowing you the opportunity to reverse your PCOS symptoms. With the right diet and lifestyle changes, you can heal your body and reverse PCOS.
You Have the Power to Reverse PCOS
There is so much hope for women with PCOS, and you are not alone on this journey.
While there is no cure for PCOS, it is possible to manage the symptoms and even reverse the condition.
- The first step is to understand what PCOS is and how it affects the body.
- The second step is to discover your primary PCOS root cause so that you can begin providing your unique body needs.
- Third is to remember this is a lifestyle and not a quick fix. You don’t have to ever be perfect at this and definitely don’t have to do it all overnight.
So do you have your listening ears on? Good — now go listen to this episode so you can finally have a better understanding of what causes PCOS and feel more confident as you begin the journey to reverse your PCOS at the root cause.
Here’s a glance at this episode…
The good news is that you’re not stuck with [PCOS] forever. There are many ways to manage your symptoms and reclaim your health, and it all starts by understanding the genetics of PCOS. And that is exactly what today’s episode is all about.
It’s really important to step back and take a look at the genetics. And then towards the end of this episode, we’ll bring it back to what that practically means for you.
Epigenetic changes are really important because they determine the environmental factors, the bubble, that we live in. Which genes are turned on or turned off. So in essence, these genes that can be affected in women with PCOS can be turned up or turned down based on the environmental bubble that we create for our body.
So we are not stuck. We are not a static organism. We are a thriving, living, always changing organism as a human. And what that ultimately boils down to is we have enormous power to impact our health.
Start feeling hope that there are ways that we can heal and we are going to get to how easy and simple they can be.
Don’t let the overwhelm, the fear, and the self -doubt creep in. Hear me when I say that the reason the other times that you’ve tried didn’t work is because you were trying things that were designed for someone else, maybe someone who doesn’t even have PCOS. So let’s look at an overview of what that path to healing PCOS really looks like….
First, the most important step of reversing your PCOS is to learn to listen and understand what your body is needing. That is why every other plan out there has not worked. You have a very specific and unique situation. And without learning how to listen to what your body is telling you, it’s very difficult to heal your root cause.
I also want you to consider the society that we live in, the fast-paced, the convenient driven ,and stressful environment that our body has to function in day after day. Relate that back to many, many years ago and how different it is today. Everything we eat is processed, bought at a restaurant, bought in a package.
It is all about creating an entire life, not just PCOS health, but an entire life that you love! This includes going to the restaurants that you like, eating the recipes that you like, and all the foods that you love, but also includes the amazing nutrients that are going to give your body the care and nourishment that it needs to thrive. It’s also about balancing your time and energy so that your life can be fun, less stressful, and ultimately more in balance. This is what the PCOS Repair podcast is all about, so be sure to subscribe so that you get notified when the next episode is available.
Resources & References Mentioned in this episode
Epigenetics of polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome is transmitted via a transgenerational epigenetic process
The Role of Genetics, Epigenetics and Lifestyle in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Development: the State of the Art
Epigenetic inheritance of polycystic ovary syndrome – challenges and opportunities for treatment
Weighing the Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Female Reproductive Function
The Impact of External Factors on the Epigenome: In Utero and over Lifetime
Epigenetics: How Our Lifestyle Can Impact Our Genes
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About the Show
Welcome to The PCOS Repair Podcast!
I’m Ashlene Korcek, and each week I’ll be sharing the latest findings on PCOS and how to make practical health changes to your lifestyle to repair your PCOS at the root cause.
If you’re struggling with PCOS, know that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that one in ten women have PCOS. But the good news is that there is a lot we can do to manage our symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.
So whether you’re looking for tips on nutrition, exercise, supplements, or mental health, you’ll find it all here on The PCOS Repair Podcast. Ready to get started? Hit subscribe now