Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
A lot of ladies come to me asking for advice about different hormonal issues. One that crops up ALOT is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or 'PCOS'. PCOS is an inflammatory disorder in which hormones in a woman’s bodies are out of balance.
Symptoms can include:
Elevated androgenic hormones (eg: testosterone)
Excess hair growth on the face/body
So what can you do about it?
Limit sugars and carbs or anything that dramatically spikes blood sugars
Consume lots of fiber from different vegetables
Include turmeric into diet for its anti-inflammatory properties
Herbal tea such as ‘Spearmint’ has been shown to inhibit testosterone
St Mary’s thistle clears estrogen from the liver
Ditch the dairy and go gluten free – this will reduce the inflammation in your body
Along with healing your body internally, our naturopath recommends using a skin care range that is going to heal your problematic, congested skin.
She loves the range of products from Juniper. They have amazing cleansers, toners and antioxidant/calming treatment serums that are perfect for ladies suffering with PCOS symptoms.
If you need some added support with PCOS or hormonal issues, book an appointment with our naturopath today!