Can You Treat PCOS Naturally? Dr. Robin Berzin Explains
Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon icon_line_graph_m Created with Sketch. icon_rings_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_monline Created with Sketch. icon_fl_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_monline Created with Sketch. icon_sf_m Created with Sketch. Store
Health Concerns
What You Can Learn from A Hormone Test

Feeling out of sorts, but not sure why? Your hormones might be the answer. They’re involved…

What Causes Leaky Gut and How to Heal It…

Leaky gut syndrome is becoming more common due to modern diets, medications, and chronic stress. And…

What Happens to Your Body After A Miscarriage and…

Your body has been through trauma after a miscarriage and will need time and additional care…

Optimization
Want to Slow Down Aging? Meet Your Telomeres.

Ever wish there was a magic bullet that could slow down aging? Maybe even stop the…

Meet CYP1A2, The Caffeine Gene

There’s a gene that determines how caffeine impacts you. Here’s how to use it to your…

Are There Natural Ways I Can Increase My Libido?

Recipes & Nutrition
The Trending Diet Our Doctors Love

Move over keto, the pegan diet is here—and we hope it’s here to stay. Unlike most…

How to Meal Prep And Healthy Batch Cooking Tips…

Prepping ingredients and even full meals ahead of time for the week ahead can be game-changing.…

Omega-3 vs Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Why Essential Fatty Acids…

News
Welcome to Parsley’s New NYC Center

Meet Parsley Center New York; a space designed to make you feel better just by being…

What to Expect At Your First Parsley Health Visit

Parsley Health is a new kind of primary care. We combine nutrition, lifestyle changes, and advanced…

5 Essential Blood Tests You Need Every Year

Blood work and advanced medical testing can catch issues before they become a problem. That’s why…

Health Concerns

3 Things You Can Do to Manage Your PCOS

If you suffer from unexplained weight gain, acne, irregular or missing periods, or anxiety and depression, you may have PCOS.

Most women are told that PCOS is completely incurable and that birth control is the only way to keep symptoms at bay. While the birth control pill is a useful tool, it certainly isn’t a cure for PCOS.

So what is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women, affecting up to one in five of us. It’s also the number one cause of infertility in the US.

Common symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Acne
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Food intolerances
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Unusual hair growth

The good news? There are important lifestyle changes you can make that can help you immensely reduce and even cure your PCOS symptoms for good.

3 things you can do to manage your PCOS.

1. Manage your blood sugar and insulin.

With insulin resistance being directly related to PCOS, it is important to manage your blood sugar and get it under control in order to manage symptoms.

Start by eliminating processed foods like refined flour, corn syrup, processed meats, and sugar that cause large spikes in blood sugar. Next, focus on a whole foods diet high in fiber, fat, and protein.

Try something like a veggie omelette with avocado, or a berry smoothie with vegan protein, nut butter, and cinnamon. Just make sure whatever you’re eating promotes blood sugar stabilization by including protein, fiber, and a source of healthy fat.

2. Get a personalized supplement routine.

Supplements can be incredibly helpful to control symptoms of PCOS. At Parsley Health, some of our favorites include Myo-inositol to balance blood sugar, along with chromium, cinnamon, and Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

We may also use adaptogenic herbs including ashwagandha, maca, and cordyceps. Talk to your healthcare practitioner about what supplements you should consider based on your specific needs.

3. Change the way you exercise.

While we know that exercise is important to help manage PCOS symptoms, too much strenuous exercise including HIIT workouts and boot camps may only be contributing to your hormonal imbalance.

Excercise triggers spikes in cortisol and stokes your sympathetic nervous system. This is why many women who suffer from PCOS will find success when they shorten the duration and volume of their workouts and focus on lower-impact exercise instead. Some good examples include brisk walks, pilates, yoga, and barre.

Fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, PMS, or PCOS? We treat the root cause of hormonal imbalance so you can get back to feeling like yourself again.

Parsley Health is the only medical practice that leverages personalized testing with whole body treatments.

More Health Concerns

Gastrointestinal Issues
Navigating the Holidays with Food Sensitivities

Our health coaches are one of the things that sets Parsley Health apart from other medical practices.…

Gastrointestinal Issues
Solve Digestion Problems—4 Steps to Improving Gut Health

Digestion problems are no fun. Bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea… These are all signs of a digestion system…

Health Concerns
What’s Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

At Parsley Health we ask people how often they are, at least mentally, “on a diet.”…

Gastrointestinal Issues
Gut Healing Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is not a new concept, but it has recently been rebranded as a modern…

Find out if Parsley is perfect for you. Schedule a free call with one of our health care advisors.