Polycystic ovary syndrome affects about 10% of women. Many of them suffer for years with hirsutism, irregular periods, infertility, acne, obesity, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, before they’re diagnosed with an imbalance in their sex steroids. Fortunately, there are ways to heal PCOS naturally.
My first step with all of my PCOS patients is to support their hypothalamus.
This is because the hypothalamus is at the root of all hormonal imbalance. Correcting the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis can help regulate menstrual cycles, lower androgen levels, and increase fertility. Within 3-6 months, my PCOS patients who are using Genesis Gold to support their hypothalamus will have enough correction in their hormonal imbalances to appreciate positive changes, like regulation of their menstrual cycles, improved fertility, decrease in hirsutism, provement of acne, and reversal of insulin resistance.
First, they must increase their physical activity.
Being sedentary increases the risk of insulin resistance, and makes it harder to keep your hormones in balance. Exercise helps metabolize and detoxify your hormones properly. So regular exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, is incredibly important in reducing insulin resistance associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. My favorite exercise is HIT, which is high intensity training. HIT can be done in very little time – just five to seven minutes of a warmup, and three 20 second bursts of speed of any kind of activity you’d like to do – running, swimming, cycling, rowing, and then cool down. Doing HIT just three times a week has been shown to help reverse insulin resistance within about eight weeks.
Yet, hypothalamus support and exercise are not enough if you’re not eating properly.
It’s really important that you’re following a plant-based, low glycemic index diet. This means that you’re not eating carbohydrates that turn into sugar quickly, and that most of your carbohydrates come from plants. It’s also important that you eat an adequate amount of protein for your lean body mass, as well as healthy fats like omega threes.
You also need to be sure that you’re getting adequate sleep.
Studies show that women with polycystic ovary syndrome tend to suffer from sleep disorders, and people with sleep disorders are more likely to have insulin resistance. So correcting your sleep disorder is crucial to heal PCOS. In order to do this, you need to adopt good sleep hygiene. You can watch my video on that right here. Plus, if you’re supporting your hypothalamus, you will naturally start to correct your sleep dysfunction.
Polycystic ovary syndrome can be treated naturally, but it does require lifestyle adjustments and hypothalamic support. If you have any questions regarding healing PCOS naturally, please join me in our Hormone Support Group. You can access it through my free Hormone Reboot Training.