If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I can’t say enough about the ketogenic diet.
There have been very positive reports on its potential therapeutic role against several health conditions.
(Including impressive information from the International Scientific Symposium “New Frontiers in Scientific Research” that took place in Barcelona.)
And it starts with a painful condition that may affect your very own granddaughter…
Keto to the infertility rescue
Millions of women of childbearing age suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
In fact, it’s a leading cause of infertility.
But it’s also a lifelong condition that can cause painful, irregular menstrual cycles, cystic acne, fatigue, digestive issues, and more.
Plus, it can make it harder to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Often, this leads to obesity and a heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes.
But according to a recent study, a ketogenic diet can help.
For the study, 30 overweight women diagnosed with PCOS were randomly assigned to a low-calorie ketogenic diet or a low-calorie diet, which served as the control.
The women assigned to the keto diet followed the eating plan for eight weeks before moving to the low-calorie diet phase for an additional eight weeks. Meanwhile, those in the control group only followed the low-calorie diet.
After 16 weeks, body mass index (BMI) decreased in both groups; however, the ketogenic group lost an average of 25 pounds compared to 10 pounds.
In addition, both groups experienced a decline in waist circumference and fat mass, with higher losses in the keto group.
Notably, however, free testosterone levels—the real culprit behind PCOS symptoms—lessened only in the keto group… by over 30 percent!
(Free testosterone is the active, circulating form of the hormone that your body actually uses. Too much can lead to hormonal imbalances and ovulatory dysfunction. Making this a key finding. Why? Ovulation!)
A delicious way to ovulate
A woman can’t become pregnant without a healthy ovulatory cycle.
In fact, ovulation cycles improved drastically for the women following a ketogenic diet—84.6 percent were able to ovulate by the end of the study.
And, notable, the authors wrote: “Furthermore, current treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome do not reduce free testosterone as much as this dietary approach does.”
So, there you have it. A ketogenic diet can help combat PCOS—and its many unwanted symptoms, like infertility and weight problems—in one fell swoop.
Call me not surprised!
And whether you’re male or female, rest assured this diet can help boost your health.
I’ve personally been eating this way for the past 29 years. I’ve never felt better about how I look—and more importantly, how I feel.
In fact, I believe in the disease-fighting potential of this diet so much that I’ve developed my own version, the A-List Diet.
For a quick-start guide to eating keto, go ahead and order yourself a copy—or refer to the October 2018 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives(“This simple weight loss plan that can prevent, treat, and even REVERSE chronic disease”).
Until next time,
P.S. Be sure to tune back in tomorrow for more amazing benefits of following a ketogenic diet!
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“Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?” Medscape, 06/16/2022. (medscape.com/viewarticle/975737)