The PCOS Plan: Prevent and Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome through Diet and Fasting

The PCOS Plan: Prevent and Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome through Diet and Fasting

by Nadia Brito Pateguana, Jason Fung


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New York Times bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung joins forces with naturopathic doctor Nadia Pateguana to offer methods to prevent and reverse PCOS through diet and intermittent fasting.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771644600
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 155,507
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jason Fung is a New York Times-bestselling author whose books include The Obesity Code, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code Cookbook, The PCOS Plan, Life in the Fasting Lane, and The Complete Guide to Fasting (co-authored with Jimmy Moore). Dr. Fung completed medical school at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of California. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse Type 2 Diabetes naturally with fasting. He lives in Toronto.

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

Notes 203

Recipe Index 216

General Index 279

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