Let’s talk PCOS:
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? PCOS
Definition- A common endocrine system disorder for women of reproductive age, symptoms may vary woman to woman.
What causes PCOS? Well, the exact cause is unknown! BUT genetics, hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, and inflammation play a role! The good news?! THREE out of the FOUR can be REVERSED! Now, what am I talking about? Well clearly you can’t reverse your genetics, however, wouldn’t that be nice… Having a hormonal imbalance creates elevated androgens (a group of hormones related to male traits) and makes it harder for the ovaries to release a mature egg. Having insulin resistance causes a change in how the cells of the body react to insulin. The inflammation is the final frontier.
It is now clear that PCOS is often associated with profound insulin resistance as well as defects in insulin secretion--> Dunaif, A. (1997) Endocrine Reviews. 18(6): 774-800
I’ll drop some more peer reviewed articles for my research loving folks
So what causes insulin resistance?
Did you know, in 2005, Boston University researchers found a link between high total cholesterol and cognitive performance?!
Remember when I said PCOS could be overturned? Well, check these out…
I’m just slamming you with research today.
The previous three articles had the same hypothesis--> What if chronic daily inflammation created by a toxic, 24/7 high stress, sugar dysregulated, high cortisol lifestyle could cause PCOS? Hence, the reversal (and I’m not talking about wrestling).
Diet, exercise, and proper supplementation can give you your life back from PCOS. It’s time to get back to health! Please contact Stittleburg Restorative Health Care to see how we can help you!
Have a Happy Fourth of July,
Dr. Taryn Stittleburg, DC, CFMP, PSc.D