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Understanding PCOS: Your Comprehensive Guide

At The Specific, we prioritize your well-being, and we’re excited to shed light on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a prevalent hormonal disorder among women. Understanding PCOS is key to taking charge of your health journey. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know:

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that affects many women of reproductive age. It can cause a variety of symptoms and can have significant implications for your overall health and fertility. 

Symptoms include:

    • Irregular menstrual periods
    • Excess facial/body hair (hirsutism)
    • Acne
    • Weight challenges
    • Thinning hair/alopecia
    • Difficulty conceiving
    • Mood swings/depression

Health Risks

PCOS heightens the risk of:

    • Type 2 diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Sleep apnea
    • Endometrial cancer

Treatment Options:

Though PCOS lacks a cure, treatments manage symptoms and complications. Options include lifestyle changes, medications, and fertility treatments.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Combat insulin resistance by:

Dietary Tips:

    • Cut sugars, opt for xylitol
    • Avoid refined carbs
    • Balance omega-3/omega-9 fats
    • Choose lean proteins
    • Shun hydrogenated oils/fried foods
    • Cook with olive or avocado oil
    • Snack on veggies/nuts/avocado
    • Consume 5-9 servings of fruits/veggies daily or supplement with PaleoGreens™ and PaleoReds™
    • Consider DFH functional food bars for on-the-go nutrition.

To delve deeper into managing PCOS, we’ve attached our lifestyle guide BELOW. It emphasizes understanding that PCOS originates from insulin resistance. The protocol aims to enhance insulin sensitivity, control insulin levels, and ensure optimal nervous system function.

If you suspect PCOS or have reproductive health concerns, take the first step towards relief by scheduling your free consultation with us today. Our dedicated team provides personalized support and tailored treatment options to address your needs.

You’re not alone in this journey, and we’ve successfully helped many women like you achieve optimal health and well-being.


Thrive on, 

The Specific Chiropractic Team