What is PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (or polycystic ovarian syndrome – PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition. ‘Polycystic’ literally translates as ‘many cysts’. This really refers to there being many partially formed follicles on the ovaries, which each contain an egg. These rarely grow to maturity or produce eggs that can be fertilized.
Females with PCOS have high levels of insulin or male hormones known as ‘androgens’, or both. The real cause for this is still unknown. In some women, PCOS is hereditary, whereas, for others, PCOS occurs due to being overweight.
PCOS is relatively common, especially in infertile women. It affects 12 to 18 percent of women of reproductive age (between late adolescence and menopause). Almost 70 percent of these cases remain undiagnosed.
Up to a third of women may have polycystic ovaries seen on an ultrasound, but they do not all have PCOS. To be diagnosed with PCOS, women need to have polycystic ovaries or the typical symptoms described below
PCOS is a disease that manifests in the female body as a result of hormonal imbalance. This leads to problems like irregular period, over bleeding during periods, facial hair, thinning of hair and weight gain. Today PCOS has become the leading cause of infertility among women.
However, if you follow the given steps within the time you can cure yourself of PCOS
Stop eating packaged food:
Packaged food like biscuits, chocolates, frozen meat noodles, etc. contain preservatives and other chemicals. This leads to an increase in carbohydrates in the food. Also, packaged food is stripped out of their nutrition and does not give any health benefit to the body. Switch to home-cooked food as they provide the right nutrition to the body.
Add Seasonal Fruits to your daily diet:
Seasonal fruits are composed of healthy carbohydrate, fructose. Fruit also contains fiber which needs to be broken down by the body in order to use the fructose for energy. Eating fruits before 6 PM is good for digestion especially for women suffering from PCOS.
Avoid storing food in Plastic:
If you are a woman suffering from PCOS?PCOD you should avoid storing your food in any kind of plastic, including plastic container, tiffins, etc. It is because when plastic comes in contact with food, it leaches chemicals like Xenoestrogens into it, which are similar to the hormone estrogen produced by the human body and it completely messes up the hormonal balance of the body. Invest in glass containers or stainless steel containers
Stop using Non-stick and aluminum cooking utensils
Studies have shown that toxic metals, like aluminum, can cause oxidative stress on cells within the body leading to added inflammation. Women with PCOS tend to have a higher response to toxins and the oxidative stress caused by them. Invest in utensils made out of brass, iron and clay pots.
Connection with Moon
A women’s body has a very strong connection with the moon. According to ancient Ayurveda, ideally, women should get her periods on a new moon night. As a woman, you can balance your hormones just by sitting under the moonlight. In ancient India, many herbs were charged under the moonlight so that they can effectively bring about the right balance in the body. If a woman is suffering from PCOD, it is highly recommended to be under the moon for at least 15 minutes before going to sleep at night. you can even keep a glass jar filled with water under the moonlight and drink it next morning on empty stomach to reap the benefits of the moonlight.