Your PCOS and Gut Health

Most people assume that PCOS stems solely from an imbalance of hormones. And
belly healthwhile there is no question that a woman’s hormones with PCOS are all out of whack, have you ever stopped to think of how they got that way?

With PCOS there is almost always some degree of chronic inflammation.

One way inflammation occurs is when unfriendly bacteria in the intestines create inflammatory molecules that seep through the barrier between the gut and the bloodstream, causing the immune system to react. Once your immune system gets agitated and inflammation begins, all of your other body processes become dysfunctional, including your hormones. An activated Immune system can also interfere with Insulin receptor functions, which ultimately leads to Insulin resistance.

Insulin Resistance is regarded as the number one cause for PCOS, and causes weight gain, menstrual irregularity, high androgen levels, acne and infertility.
gutSo what is causing all of these things to happen?

Gut dysbiosis.

Most people don’t know that there are over 160 different species of bacteria living in your gut. That means there are 10 times more bacteria in your gut alone than cells in your body. The problem is that although there are many beneficial bacteria living inside of you, there are also harmful bacteria. Your body’s job is to encourage the good bacteria while discouraging the bad, which sometimes easier said than done.

So how can you help ensure that the good bacteria beats out the bad? Taking a few of these simple steps may not only help you with your digestive health, but it may also help alleviate some of your PCOS Symptoms!

Change Your Diet: This is by far the most important step. There are three things you can do right now to improve your digestive health.

  1. Eliminate bad unhealthy fats like hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils, fried foods, soy and canola oil and limit sunflower, safflower and corn oil (only non-GMO sources).
  2. Increase your fiber intake – fiber helps your body to eliminate toxins and it feeds your good bacteria.
  3. Reduce your intake of refined sugar, carbs and alcohol – this step will help to rid your body of excess yeast.

Start taking a Probiotic Supplement: Probiotics can help increase the good levels of microflora in our guts. Microflora helps with many things such as:

  • Breaking down and rebuilding hormones
  • Produces Vitamin B, Biotin and Folic Acid
  • Promotes healthy weight and metabolism
  • Helps control inflammation
  • Helps with absorption of minerals

Start eating fermented foods: Here are some examples (organic, non-GMO)

  • Sauerkraut, live (look in the refrigerated section)
  • Miso
  • Kiefer
  • Kombucha
  • Kimchi

Fermented foods can help to promote good bacteria and improve overall gut health!

Limit use of Antibiotics: Antibiotics can be very helpful when dealing with serious bacterial conditions. However when using an antibiotic, it not only kills the bad bacteria in your gut but it also kills the good. Killing off the good bacteria only leads to an even more imbalance of bacteria, which can lead to other severe complications. It is important to only take antibiotics when they are prescribed to you by a doctor, and only for the length of time instructed.

Paying attention to what is going on in your gut is not only important for your overall health, but it is also important in maintaining control over your PCOS symptoms.


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.

©Insulite Health, Inc., pcos.com empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with the 5-Element PCOS System – a complete solution for helping women reverse the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.