Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common reproductive disorder in the world, affecting an estimated eight to 20 percent of women of reproductive age, almost half of whom are unable to conceive. PCOS is also associated with increased risks of heart disease, ovarian and endometrial cancers, and type 2 diabetes.
In this clearly written guide, backed by science and personal experience, Drs. Jason Fung and Nadia Brito Pateguana identify the symptoms of PCOS and reveal its root cause: excess insulin. They then show how to prevent and reverse PCOS with a low-carb diet and intermittent fasting. As a bonus, fifty recipes and a variety of menu plans are included to put new knowledge into (delicious) practice.
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About the Author
Dr. Nadia Brito Pateguana is a naturopathic doctor with a focus on helping people with metabolic syndrome, including women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), overcome infertility through dietary modifications. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been in clinical practice for more than fifteen years.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Many Faces of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome vii
Part 1 What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Chapter 1 The Diabetes of Bearded Women 2
Chapter 2 The PCOS Spectrum: What PCOS Is and Is Not 70
Chapter 3 Who Gets PCOS? 20
Part 2 PCOS and the Role of Hormones
Chapter 4 What We Know about Obesity 34
Chapter 5 Insulin: The Common Link between PCOS and Obesity 50
Chapter 6 Insulin and Hyperandrogenism 56
Chapter 7 Insulin, Polycystic Ovaries, and Anovulation 63
Chapter 8 Understanding the Roots of Insulin Resistance 71
Part 3 How Not to Treat PCOS
Chapter 9 Medications and Surgery 86
Chapter 10 Low-Calorie Diets and Exercise 95
Part 4 How to Effectively Treat PCOS
Chapter 11 The Optimal Diet for PCOS 108
Chapter 12 Practical Advice and Recipes for Women with PCOS 118
Low-Carb Recipes 154
Metric Conversion Chart 201
Recipe Index 216
General Index 279