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.

  1. The Rotterdam Criteria is the best criteria used to diagnose PCOS. A woman must only meet 2 out of 3 points to be diagnosed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

What supports your metabolism: sunlight, eating enough, micronutrient focus, blood sugar balance, stress reduction, adequate sleep, strength training.

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