Natural Remedies for PCOS
Are you looking for natural PCOS remedies? Naturopath Lindsay shares her top five tips on how to manage PCOS with natural remedies. Read the aritcle for details.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects approx 20% of women of reproductive age. Because its a syndrome as opposed to a disease women can experience many different symptoms and the syndrome can differ women to women.
There is so much we can do as Naturopaths to support women with PCOS. From their blood sugar, cholesteorl, mood, energy, digestion and menstrual cycles all of which can impact women with PCOS.
What are natural remedies for PCOS?
Some natural remedies that may help manage the symptoms of PCOS include:
1. Dietary changes: A diet that is low in processed and sugary foods and high in fiber, healthy fats, and protein may help manage PCOS symptoms. Eating a balanced diet can also help with weight management, which is important as being overweight or obese can worsen PCOS symptoms.2. Exercise: Regular exercise can help with weight management and may also improve insulin sensitivity and regulate menstrual cycles.
3. Herbal remedies: Some herbs may help manage PCOS symptoms, including spearmint tea, cinnamon, and fenugreek. These herbs have been shown to help regulate menstrual cycles and improve insulin sensitivity.
4. Supplements: Some supplements a PCOS Naturopath might recommend include inositol and N-acetylcysteine (NAC), may help improve insulin sensitivity and regulate menstrual cycles.
5. Stress management: Stress can worsen PCOS symptoms, so managing stress through relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing may be helpful.
It’s important to note that natural remedies should not replace medical treatment for PCOS. If you suspect you have PCOS, it’s important to see a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.
If you’re looking for a specialised PCOS Naturopath, book a consult with Naturopath Lindsay to discuss what working together looks like.