PCOS & Food

02 Dec PCOS & Food

Screen Shot 2016-01-02 at 5.17.38 AMPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a frustrating condition with which many women struggle. PCOS can lead women to having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, as well as cause hormonal imbalances. Because of this, frequently, women with PCOS have thyroid problems and struggle with infertility. With PCOS often comes insulin resistance – part of the reason women will struggle to lose weight or stay at an ideal body weight.

Dietary strategies may help women combat the negative symptoms associated with PCOS.

  • Adopting a whole-foods based diet is one of the best steps you can take to supporting your body while struggling with PCOS.
  • A lower carbohydrate diet will likely help women lose weight and combat insulin resistance.
  • Women with PCOS often have hormonal imbalances, and dietary strategies can help to balance hormones.
  • If someone with PCOS is also experiencing thyroid problems, there are nutritional considerations to help support thyroid health as well.

At Holistic Wellness,
we help women put these strategies into practice so that they can get back to feeling great and being energized throughout the day. We offer in-office nutritional counseling visits, meal planning packages, grocery store visits, and pantry clean outs, all of which target different aspects of your nutrition. Let us help you Implement dietary changes today, so that can reach your optimal health!

Carina Parikh, MScN, MSiMR is the nutritionist at Holistic Wellness. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research.