Root Cause Medicine
Root cause medicine aims find out why you have a specific diagnosis and then treats and prevents disease at the root cause rather than just managing symptoms.
Foods that Help Balance Hormones
The foods you eat have a large impact on hormone balance. Insulin, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones are all influenced by the food.
PCOS and Fatigue
Fatigue in women with PCOS can have multiple root causes including insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, anxiety, and more. Treatment for PCOS fatigue includes balancing blood sugar, working on sleep hygiene, and correcting nutrient deficiencies.
Resveratrol for Hair Loss
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce hair loss and support new hair growth by lowering inflammation, androgens, and insulin levels. It is important to address the root cause of your hair loss when supplementing with Resveratrol.
Ashwagandha for PCOS
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps the body respond to stress and supports normal hormone production. It may help women with PCOS by balancing cortisol levels, lowering blood sugar, reducing anxiety, and supporting thyroid health.
PCOS Functional Medicine
A functional medicine approach to treating PCOS includes a detailed assessment, lab work, and addressing lifestyle, gut health and inflammation.
Anxiety and Hormone Balance
Imbalances in progesterone, thyroid hormones, cortisol, and vitamin D may all cause or worsen your anxiety. Treatment of these imbalances may include diet, lifestyle modifications, supplementation, and/or medication when needed.
Types of PCOS
The four types of PCOS: insulin resistance, adrenal, post-pill, and inflammatory.
PCOS and Endometriosis
PCOS and endometriosis are two chronic conditions that affect 10 to 20 percent of women. Both of these conditions can cause irregular periods, infertility, and hormone imbalances. While it is not common, it is possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis.
Magnesium for PCOS
Magnesium has various benefits for individuals with PCOS like reducing insulin resistance and testosterone levels, lowering anxiety, improving sleep, and preventing migraines.
Migraines and PCOS
migraines and PCOS share many common root causes. For example, hormone imbalances, low serotonin levels, and insulin resistance may trigger migraines.
In this article, we’ll discuss our top five PCOS foods that we recommend. PCOS foods should be balanced with protein, fat, and carb and include high fiber carbs. They should also contain important nutrients such as Omega 3s, zinc, and magnesium.
PCOS Hair Loss
High androgen levels are the most common cause for PCOS hair loss. Different types of androgens include testosterone, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S).
PCOS Acne Supplements
High androgens cause an overproduction of oil in your skin which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Insulin resistance may also cause acne in PCOS. This occurs when your cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels. Higher insulin levels triggers your body to release more testosterone and worsens the vicious cycle.
PCOS and Anxiety
Women with PCOS are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety than the general population. PCOS may cause anxiety due to its effect on high cortisol levels, a progesterone deficiency, or dysbiosis of the gut.
Most women with PCOS have a root cause of insulin resistance and high testosterone levels. However, DHEA-S is often the only androgen found to be elevated on bloodwork in women with PCOS with an adrenal gland root cause.
Why am I not losing weight?
Difficulty losing weight is the number one concern we hear from most of the women applying to work with us.
PCOS and Dairy
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) face many conflicting decisions on what foods to include or exclude in their meals and snacks each day. In this article, we’ll tackle the controversial topic of PCOS and dairy.
Ovasitol for PCOS
Ovasitol is a supplement designed for women with PCOS. It contains two vitamin-like compounds called myo and d-chiro-inositol in the same ratio (40:1) found naturally in the body.
PCOS Acne Diet
Acne is a common symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In fact, up to 30 percent of women with PCOS reportedly suffer from acne.
IBS and PCOS
An estimated 30 to 40 percent of women with PCOS also have IBS (2, 3). IBS is more common in PCOS than the general population because these two conditions share one major root cause: dysbiosis.
Optimizing your overall diet—as in the foods you eat—is foundational in treating the root cause of PCOS. A diet high in refined carbs, inflammatory fats, and added sugar worsens insulin resistance and inflammation.These types of foods are also much easier to overeat, which can lead to an overabundance of calories, frequent blood sugar imbalances, and weight gain. On the other hand, an anti-inflammatory diet improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin, reduces inflammation, and provides the necessary nutrients to optimize hormone function.
Turmeric for PCOS
Most of the benefits of turmeric stem from its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While there are not a large amount of studies specifically assessing PCOS and turmeric yet, the few available show promising results.
Gluten and PCOS
Although there are no studies specifically looking at the relationship between gluten and PCOS, many women report a reduction in symptoms after eliminating gluten from their diet.