The beauty of working in a complementary medical environment is that we doctors are allowed (and encouraged) to think outside the box.
Isn’t that what everyone WANTS from their physician?
I mean, no two health problems are the same. So, there’s typically NOT one single path to health—despite what many mainstream protocols have you believing.
For example, there’s one common condition that’s completely agonizing for women…
But because they don’t have the most common symptom of it, they’re being shunned by what traditional medicine has to offer.
I’m talking about polycystic ovary disease (PCOS).
Many women have come to me over the last few decades with varying symptoms of this disorder—irregular periods, weight gain, excess hair growth, infertility…
Yet, because they don’t have actual cysts, their mainstream doc brushes OFF their symptoms.
But, news flash! Similar to those with celiac disease—where ingesting gluten causes mild to severe reactions—symptoms of PCOS can be varied, too.
Of course, those who DO receive a diagnosis typically get put on prescription drugs… most commonly birth control pills, since the condition is typically caused by hormonal imbalances.
But there’s another option available that helps combat this miserable condition quickly, effectively, and naturally…
Yep, no drugs required.
Researchers looked at seven different studies on ketogenic diets.
As you may recall, I’m a huge proponent of this healthy diet. It’s a low-carb, high-fat eating plan based on the process of ketosis.
(Ketosis is the metabolic state in which your body starts breaking down FAT instead of sugar for energy. In fact, your body uses the byproducts from this process—ketones—as an alternative fuel source.)
Ketogenic diets can vary in terms of how many carbs per day keeps an individual in the state of ketosis. But in these studies, all participants ingested less than 50 grams of carbs per day—in addition to varying amounts of fat and protein.
Turns out, those who followed a ketogenic diet for as little as 45 days showed improvements in luteinizing hormone (LH)/follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) ratio, serum free testosterone, and serum sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG).
In other words, it tackled hormonal imbalances—a key culprit behind PCOS!
Plus, another study reveals the ketogenic diet helps improve ovulation cycles, yet another driving factor behind PCOS and its unwanted symptoms, like infertility.
To learn more about the many health benefits of a ketogenic-style diet, and how to follow its healthy eating plan, check out my A-List Diet.
“Ketogenic Diet Short-Term May Benefit Women With PCOS.” Medscape, 09/07/2023. (medscape.com/viewarticle/996181)