PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, where polycystic ovaries can happen, or not. Also, having cysts on the ovaries doesn’t necessarily mean you have PCOS – so the name it’s a misnomer.
- The Rotterdam Criteria is the best criteria used to diagnose PCOS. A woman must only meet 2 out of 3 points to be diagnosed.
- Most women suffering from PCOS also deal with some degree of insulin resistance (contributing to the typical PCOS symptoms). Stress and inflammation being also culprits.
- Whether one can categorise PCOS or not, it’s more useful to look at it with a broader perspective – some symptoms might be noticed, others might fade away and look like the other type of PCOS.
- It’s easier when everyone understand that PCOS is mainly driven by POOR METABOLISM. Metabolism being the cause of all existing 3 forms of PCOS.
Whenever a doctor treats PCOS (usually with prescribed drugs), completely overlooks a highly important area: MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES. Have a look:
- Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium all play a big role in how a woman’s cells respond to insulin
- Vitamin D requires magnesium to be converted and works in synergy with copper – so copper becomes key to vitamin D absorption
- The more stress your body and mental state goes through, the more minerals will be required
- Stress increases the amounts of magnesium, sodium, potassium used in the body
- Losing weight is often wrongly recommended (without treating metabolism or hormonal imbalances)
- Jumping suddenly on a extreme ketogenic diet will stress the body and end up slowing metabolism (slowing thyroid)
- The idea with improving PCOS symptoms: treating deficiencies and imbalances in the body for it to respond normally to insulin and stress