This is a great article from Seattle Fertility.
It should help you understand just how much your diet plays into conditions such as PCOS. At Bumps To Baby, we are constantly preaching he merits of healthy eating with our Fertility Cookbook and healthy eating articles.
Here is a taste of he article, but you will have to visit Seattle Fertility to read it in its entirety. Enjoy.
Nutrition with Polycyctic Ovary Syndrome
Like many chronic diseases, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is greatly influenced by personal habits and lifestyle factors – including our diet. Research has shown that the food we eat plays a major role in symptom management, fertility, and life-long health and for those with PCOS. Diet influences many of the underlying issues associated with PCOS, namely – insulin resistance, inflammation, and androgen activity (like testosterone). Pretty exciting right?! Sure, it is! It’s exciting because it means we can take back control – of our hormones, our bodies, and our health, simply by optimizing our diet.
But what about genetics, you say? Your mom, your sister, your aunt, your brother’s great-aunt’s dog’s cousin all have PCOS? You’re right – genetics is a foundation piece for the development of PCOS, but there’s more to the story. Simply put, your genes may predispose you to PCOS but your genes are not your destiny. Your environment, habits, exposures, and lifestyle behaviors (including your nutrition) can influence how and to what extent your genes are expressed .