Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a set of common symptoms caused by a hormone imbalance. If you’re one of many who suffer with it, you may notice irregular or heavy periods and unwanted facial hair and acne.


A lot of this hormonal imbalance is caused by spikes in insulin, meaning symptoms can flair up when insulin levels get particularly high. This excess insulin means you may find you put on weight around your stomach and have difficulty losing it again.  There’re also other reasons which we can investigate.


It is important to treat PCOS, as without preventative steps you may experience problems with fertility, high blood pressure and diabetes down the line.


How can nutritional therapy help with PCOS?

Because of the link to insulin production, PCOS responds well to dietary changes. By eating foods that cause you to secrete less insulin, the majority of symptoms can be improved or even reversed. Together we will work through a three step process to get the answers you’re looking for and help you make positive changes to dramatically improve your health.

Step 1: Take a thorough case history

First we will discuss what has been going on so I can get a picture of all the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. We will take a non-judgemental look at your diet, identifying foods which might be healthy enough but simply not suited to your biochemical make-up.

Step 2: Functional tests

You may have already received a diagnosis of PCOS from your GP, but if not I will recommend a full clinical analysis to check whether there is anything else going on as well. I never look at symptoms in isolation – it’s important that we work to heal your body as a whole, not just the condition you are presenting with.

Step 3: Create a specialised nutritional plan

Finally I will create a nutritional plan specifically for you. We will move towards a PCOS friendly diet and supplements to control those insulin levels and reduce unwanted symptoms.