PCOS affects 1 in 10 women in childbearing years and is linked to very serious additional conditions. Half the population of people with PCOS will develop diabetes before age 40, they are at high risk of high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety, infertility, obesity and endometrial cancer.
People with PCOS are often told by their physician’s to JUST lose weight, go on birth control and take antidepressants, but we know that diet and lifestyle is a great way to manage PCOS and the host of accompanying metabolic issues that stem from it.
In this episode we interview a PCOS advocate, Dr. Jennifer Roelands about her THRIVE protocol for supporting women with PCOS. THRIVE stands for, T - Taking Note, H - Habits, R - Rewiring, I- Incorporating, V - Victories, E -Empowering other people.
We talk in depth about how dieting is often the wrong approach to PCOS and what else we can do from a nutrition and lifestyle perspective to support PCOS without feeling deprived.