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PCOS, take control


PCOS can be managed really well using diet.  Reducing weight by controlling your blood sugar, can help improve symptoms by reducing the amount of insulin you produce.  Insulin will raise the levels of testosterone, the male hormones.

Stress reduction is also a major component.  Finding ways to really relax and be calm will also, over time, improve your symptoms.  I would highly recommend a course of Indian Head Massage to help relax you.

Balancing your blood sugar levels will improve your mood and help you shed a few pounds and make you feel more energetic so you can do some more excercise.

Remember, there is no magic bullet.  Being in control of your health is the key, be patient and you will see results.

Ensure you have good lean protein e.g. organic chicken or oily fish like mackerel, sardines or vegetable protein such as lentils, chickpeas team these with lots of lovely fresh salads and steamed vegetables.

Here is one of my favourite lunches:

Chickpea stew (tinned chickpeas drained) made with garlic, olive oil, small tin of chopped tomatoes cooked slowly on the hob for 30mins.  I usually team the stew with beautiful soft round lettuce tossed in olive oil, pepper and lemon juice with chopped cooked beetroots and steamed broccoli and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds to finish (if you eat fish you could add some anchovies too)


The vegetables can be from the night before, so it’s all very easy to achieve, just make too much for dinner and keep some back for your lunch.  Make it a little different and use some Chinese 5 spice in the stew and use sesesame seeds instead of pumpkins seeds.


 #PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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