Friday, June 22, 2012

Eating for Your Health


The PCOS Health & Nutrition Guide ~ Comprehensive and current information on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a disorder that affects 5% to 10% of all women of reproductive age. Important health info every woman should have, with 125 recipes to help manage PCOS. Dr Jillian Stansbury is a naturopathic physician focused on women's health based in Oregon.

Topics and discussion points for PCOS:

·Many women have PCOS without knowing it – it is the most common hormone condition among women

·Between 2-18% of all women in North America have PCOS, but not all cases are reported

·Approximately 50% of women with PCOS develop critically evident diabetes or pre-diabetes, while 40% develop high blood pressure

·The risk of ovarian or endometrial cancers is 3X as high in women with PCOS as without
·What are the symptoms of PCOS? How is it diagnosed?

·What conditions are associated with PCOS? What are some preventative measures?

·Why is acne a common symptom of PCOS?

·Is it true that oral contraceptives reduce the risk of ovarian cancer?

·What can I do to prevent and treat PCOS so that I don’t get any of the associated diseases?

·How large a part does diet play in treating PCOS?

·Many with PCOS are overweight and some are obese with a BMI above 30

·How do I know if a food item contains simple or refined sugars?

·Whole foods are recommended. What are some meal ideas and whole food suggestions?

·Why are potatoes not recommended in a PCOS diet?

·How do superfoods help with PCOS? What are some samples of superfoods (legumes, flaxseed, whole grains, nut meals and mils, etc)?

·I don’t eat a very nutritious breakfast. What would you recommend I do to change my morning eating habits?
·      What about nutritional supplements or medicinal herbs? Do they help?

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