How Nutrition and Lifestyle Impact PCOS

How do nutrition and lifestyle impact Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? What can patients do to improve their symptoms and fertility? We talk with Angela Grassi, MS in Nutrition and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and founder of The PCOS Nutrition Center where she provides evidence-based nutrition information and coaching to people with PCOS. She is the author of several books on PCOS including The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health.

Hit the Highlights
  • What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

  • What are the symptoms of PCOS?

  • Causes of PCOS?

  • How is PCOS diagnosed?

  • What role does inflammation play?

  • What medications are commonly used to treat PCOS?

  • What supplements has research shown may be effective?

  • Why diets do not work for PCOS?

  • How foods affect insulin and PCOS?

  • What type of foods should a patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome focus on?

  • What beverages should a woman with PCOS drink?

  • How much protein should a PCOS patient try to eat daily and what type of protein is best?

  • How is PCOS and its symptoms impacted by sleep?

  • How much sleep does the average adult woman need?

  • What factors impact the quality of sleep?

  • What can patients do to improve the quality of their sleep?

  • What type of exercise is best for a woman with PCOS?

  • How much exercise is best?

  • How does stress impact the symptoms of PCOS?

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