In episode 58 of the podcast, I had the honour of speaking with Melissa Groves Azzaro. Melissa always posts such great and real content about PCOS and diet on her Instagram, so I was so excited to have her on the podcast to talk about diet for PCOS because it is a very popular topic in the PCOS community. So in this episode, Melissa will be busting plenty of PCOS diet myths, providing us with some real research and ultimately answering the frequently asked question, 'is there a best diet for PCOS?'
- Melissa's story and approach to treating PCOS [00:06:20]
- Do you need to avoid gluten and dairy for PCOS? [00:13:50]
- Should you avoid refined/simple carbs like white rice for PCOS? [00:22:28]
- Should you follow intermittent fasting for PCOS? [0026:33]
- How many grams of protein should you be eating [00:31:28]
- Diet and nutrition tips to take care of the thyroid and the gut [00:37:27]
- PCOS Power Foods [00:43:22]
- Should you do seed-cycling? [00:46:26]
- You don't have to strive for the perfect PCOS Diet [00:48:49]
- Melissa's final piece of advice [00:51:40]
This episode is brought to you by Mira, a company that helps women track their actual hormone levels so they know exactly when their fertile and infertile days are.
As a woman with PCOS who has previously suffered from irregular cycles, I know how difficult it can make tracking your cycles.
Not only this, some PCOS women have constantly high luteinizing hormone (LH) levels that can be as much three times the normal range. This can in turn lead to false readings when using things like Ovulating Predictor Kits because they might not detect a surge in luteinizing hormone as levels are constantly high. But not with Mira. Mira is an Artificially Intelligent-driven fertility device that has been designed with irregular cycles and PCOS women in mind, so it is able to detect the surge in LH above your high baseline. This is because we are all unique and Mira gathers data about you and tailors it's predictions to you. Whereas OPKs are designed around what is 'average'. Mira will record your actual hormone levels each month and it's complex learning algorithm will predict your fertile days every cycle.
The more data Mira gathers about you each month, the smarter it gets and the more accurate it will be at making predictions for your following cycle.
So, Mira has successfully taken away the stress and guesswork involved in predicting your fertile and infertile days. To buy your very own Mira fertility tracker, go to miracare.com and use the code pcos25 at checkout to get $25 off your order.
I talk a lot about getting to the root cause of your PCOS on this podcast and hormonal testing is one of the most important ways of understanding your condition. Without testing your hormones, it is very difficult to know what type of PCOS you have.
Now, many women do not get the PCOS testing they need, whether it is because they're healthcare provider is not very supportive or because they purely do not have the time to visit their doctor. That is why I am excited to announce a new partnership with Let's Get Checked!
LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home.
So the way it works is super simple, you choose a test kit online, Let's get checked then delivers it to you in discreet packaging, with next day delivery.
You then activate your test, collect your sample in the morning and return it using the prepaid shipping label provided. From there Lets Get Checked reviews your sample in their lab and shares your results with you, via your secure online account within 2 to 5 days. It is super quick, seamless and your results are confidential.
Once your results are available, they will be reviewed by a physician. A nurse will then contact you for a consultation over-the-phone.
Finally, in some cases, the physician will provide prescriptions for you to the pharmacy of your choosing.
I believe everyone should have access to hormone testing and Let's Get Checked makes that possible. It's never been this simple to stay on top of your hormonal health! Check out Let's Get Checked today.
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