How to Lower Estrogen and Androgen Levels with Food

estrogenWe often hear about high testosterone (androgens) levels with PCOS but high estrogen is just as detrimental when dealing with the devastating symptoms of PCOS.

Do you suffer from DUB: dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

DUB symptoms include skipping periods, frequent bleeding between periods, or spotting between periods. These are common symptoms of higher estrogen levels, along with mood swings, weight gain and breast tenderness. This is due to higher than normal estrogen levels.

50% of women with PCOS have excess body fat. Women with a high waist-to-hip ratio(apple-shaped figures) are more likely to experience ovarian dysfuntion. Take a tape measure to figure out your waist-to-hip ratio. Measure your waist (just above your belly button) and then measure your hips (right across your buttocks). Divide your hip measurement by your waist measurement (i.e. waist/hip). You want yours to be .8 or below to avoid disease.

High insulin = high estrogen and high androgens (testosterone)

Conversely lower insulin = more balanced estrogen and androgens

High circulating insulin is a direct result of a refined-food diet high in sugar and carbohydrates, that raise blood sugar too quickly. And women with PCOS are so sensitive to sugar. This is a crucial link to understand because high levels of insulin are associated with so many other diseases.

Lowering insulin and hence, blood sugar levels, can be acheived through food. Both through the timing of when you eat and the composition of your meal. Keeping insulin low is critical, but it’s so easy to do and is so in your control.

Food is powerful medicine and is more effective than any drug.

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Crazy important foods, and some rules to help you right now…

  • Eat within an hour of waking
  • Make breakfast a high protein meal
  • Never go more than 5 hours between meals (except at night – then go 12 hours between dinner and breakfast)
  • Limit fruit intake to 1 cup of berries daily
  • Avoid or completely eliminate grains (save them for 1 day per week)
  • Eat 2+ cups of vegetables at each meal
  • Consume 2 tlbs of coconut oil daily – use to sauté vegetables, put in your morning shake, or add to your hot cup of licorice root tea

And you’re well on your way to feeling so much better.


Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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