The path to better health depends on the outcome you want
If you have an underlying condition such as PCOS the way to lose weight, improve fertility or achieve clearer skin will be very different compared to someone without PCOS.
At Nourished to Healthy we believe understanding how your body works and then adopting healthy habits and lifestyle to work with your body is the best way to resolve health obstacles.
Where are you struggling?
Below are several areas where PCOS can have an unfortunate impact on your health and life. Lifestyle changes have been shown to have a very positive impact and in many cases reverse the symptoms you are struggling with. Better yet these are all natural ways to not only improve your PCOS but to improve your health as well! When you are ready to get started you can get a snapshot of the ideal PCOS nutrition below!
The underlying causes of stubborn weight in PCOS leaves many of the recommendations for weight loss futile and frustration. Following the PCOS lifestyle recommendations not only can lead to weight loss but the weight loss itself once successful will improve your PCOS symptoms.
The hormones involved in fertility are out of balance in PCOS leading to non-ovulatory cycles. These hormones can be greatly impacted and brought back into balance through a diet focused on reversing insulin sensitivity
Deep cystic acne especially along the jawline is a trademark of PCOS. These painful pimples are caused by elevated testosterone levels in PCOS. Although they don’t clear up right away the right PCOS diet can leave you with the complexion you desire.
As women with PCOS pass age 30 they may notice hair loss at the crown and perhaps a receding hairline. This is related to high testosterone levels, which can be kept in balanced with lifestyle alteration. However once hair loss is noted lifestyle changes at this point is not expected to replenish hair growth at best it can halt or slow the process.
Women with PCOS are known to struggle with more emotional ups and downs, anxiety and depression compared to women without PCOS. Research shows a link between depression and other mood disorders with insulin resistance. But other studies have indicated this is likely added to by the struggles of PCOS such as weight, facial hair, acne and infertility leading to a lack of self.
Although PCOS has been associated with a higher rate of miscarriage this is for pregnancy achieved though medical intervention where the underlying health concerns are often unaddressed. This is why even if you end up needing medical intervention to conceive the lifestyle changes to balance your hormones, lose weight, and reduce your insulin resistance is still a vital part of your treatment.
Learning to adjust your diet can be a daunting task especially when you hear so many conflicting and detailed opinions. This SnapShot not only gives you examples you can implement today but also focuses the best strategies to focus on so you don’t get overwhelmed yet start to see results and improvement quickly.