Answer: Hello dear. PCOS is a hormonal disorder and hormones are mostly affected by stress and poor diet.
Indulge in activities that interest you - reading, writing, drawing, play a sport. The reason I’m hammering on focusing on activities that interest you is because most women who suffer from PCOS (myself included) spend endless hours stressing about the syndrome. Stressing about it is not going to make it go away. So quit doing it.
A friend of mine tried all 3 forms of medicine, I personally suggested her Herbalism. Ayurveda isnt widely available, Allopathy has long term repercussions (Metaformin leads to liver disease. Atleast it says so on the paper that accompanies the med - yep the one that most of us don’t read). Homeopathy is just too slow - she tried it for 1.5 year and missed a couple of periods during the course.
I told her to follow Herbs as our bodies are better suited for it. Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves if we provide them with the right nutrition. And what better way than to resort to nature to heal us.
Couple of things I’d suggested her which i studied online:-
Give herbs and vitamins a go. Vitex, Raspberry leaf, Vitamin D are proven to help with PCOS.
Reduce your carb intake. Don’t eliminate it as it will affect your energy levels. If you cant do without carbs you can switch to healthier options like brown rice, sweet potatoes. Occasionally, you can indulge in white rice and bread. (Nobody aint perfect ;))
Reduce your sugar intake. Sugar is addictive - some studies show its composition closely resembles cocaine and hence we get so addicted to it. You fix ur cravings with dark chocolate. Also, check if you’re vitamin deficient in B complex or Glutamine.
Exercise for 30 minutes daily - walk, skip, jump, dance, take your dog for a walk. Do something that makes you happy. Hope it helps.
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Question: I have my 5th week of pregnancy. What kind of diet and exercise should I follow?
Answer: Hello dear. Few of the foods to eat when you are pregnant are :
Broccoli and dark, leafy greens.
Dried fruits and
Consume whole grains like whole wheat chapatti, brown rice, oats, whole meal bread etc. Include at least 2 to 3 servings of protein rich foods like milk and milk products, egg, pulses, dal, chicken, fish etc.
Most exercises are safe to perform during pregnancy, as long as you exercise with caution and do not overdo it. The safest and most productive activities are swimming, brisk walking, indoor stationary bicycling and low-impact aerobics (taught by a certified aerobics instructor). However you'll have to consult your gynecologist before doing any kind of excersices.
Question: What kind of diet should I follow?
Answer: Just have a healthy meal lots of vegetables and do not forget about the calcium intake Milk is the best source for calcium. Based on the personal experience I used to take 3 glasses a day during my pregnancy . Eat or drink 4 servings of dairy products or foods rich in calcium. Dairy products are the best source of calcium. Other sources of calcium are dark, leafy greens, fortified cereal, breads, fish, fortified orange juices, almonds and sesame seeds. Sweet potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene, a plant compound that is converted into vitamin A in the body.
Broccoli and leafy greens contain most of the nutrients that pregnant women need. They are also rich in fiber, which may help prevent or treat constipation.Whole grains are packed with fiber, vitamins and plant compounds. They are also rich in B-vitamins, fiber and magnesium, all of which pregnant women need.
Dried fruit may be highly beneficial for pregnant women, since they are small and nutrient-dense. Just make sure to limit your portions and avoid the candied varieties. Drinking water is important because of the increased blood volume during pregnancy. Adequate hydration may also help prevent constipation and urinary tract infections.
Question: What kind of exercise i have to do
Answer: Hello dear... During pregnancy, A good diet with mild exercise will give you a healthy baby, you can start with walking, walking is the best exercise to do in pregnancy, do it regularly for better results,can also do pelvic exercises,kegal, squats but after consulting doctor,they will give you stamina and also leads to vaginal birth,you can try maternity yoga too,they are very powerful in reducing pregnancy related issues and they too helps in vaginal birth
Yoga in pregnancy will be very helpful for smooth and safe delivery.. it can also increase flexibility, and increases stamina both physically and mentally. But before doing these asanas, it is essential to take advice from yoga instructor, Few poses that helps in pregnancy are
It is a best breathing exercise, do it regularly , it will helps you lot in pregnancy
Tadasana - a mountain pose
It is good to do this Asana in pregnancy, it will strengthen the spine and releives back pain too
Trikona Asana - triangle pose
This triangle pose will helps in reducing digestive problems caused during pregnancy, it will also helps in labour
Utkasana - chair pose
The chair pose will helps in strengthening of pelvic and cervix muscles
Konasama - angle pose
It helps in strengthening hips, it also control widening of hips