Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) | The Paleo Diet


If you haven’t heard, a research team at the University of California – San Francisco — Lynda Frassetto, MD, Umesh Masharani, MD, Heather Huddleston, MD, Michael Cohn, PhD, and Ashley Mason, PhD — is getting ready to conduct a study of dietary treatments polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). They will test a Paleolithic Diet and an American Diabetes Asssociation diet to see if either or both improves insulin resistance and menstrual cycle regularity for women with PCOS.

They cannot do it alone, however. As many of you can imagine, it is difficult for researchers to land funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to do nutrition-related research in the context of disease treatment or management. This study will give them the early data they need to start large, truly definitive studies of the links between diet (including a Paleo Diet) and insulin resistance.

Please check out their crowdfunding website to learn more about the study, the researchers, and make tax-deductible donations to help this research happen. And, if you are going to AHS, one of the backer rewards is having lunch with the researchers – a pretty rare opportunity!

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Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

About Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor EmeritusDr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of six popular bestselling books including The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Answer, and The Paleo Diet Cookbook, summarizing his research findings.

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  2. I have PCOS, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Systemic Auto-inflammatory disease, COPD, Diabetes type 2, Migraines, Chronic Headaches, Tons of Arthritis and I am going to be checked for RA. I also have Chronic Pneumonia. I am tired of being sick all together. Do you really think this will help me?

    • Yes! I think it will. Think about food as your medicine. Essentially, food is your body’s foundation, so it is important what you put in your body. Paleo may seem hard, but it is important to think about what you CAN eat. I eat uncured bacon, I eat steak, and I eat lots and lots of veggies cooked in coconut oil, butter, and bacon fat. It is all yummy to me. I feel much better than I used to. Now, with diabetes, there are more precautions you have to take with starting the diet. The best way to do it is eat more complex carbs and slowly cut out one thing at a time. And do your research! I have been using the Practical Paleo book – it is very educational.

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  4. The Paleo has worked for me I have PCOS and see a Doctor for it.I seen him on June 9th 2014 and he wanted to get meds started I begged him to wait because i would like to try this Paleo diet he said he will see me in 3 months I started Paleo on June 15 2014 I brought a 1/3 of a grass fed cow i mean i was in it i also have Ulcerative Colitis so i I’am determend to heal my body i workout to also to a dvd i got online anyway. Needless to say my 3 months are up went to the Endocrinology doctor on 8-13-2014 and he was amazed I lost 60 lbs Iam no longer Pre-diabetic all my labs went down a dramatic amount my periods are normal, darkness around neck and ,acne is gone just to name a few the only thing he could tell me is he is amazed and he is sending me back to my family doctor so i know longer need to see him. So i’am a proof that the diet works but i no longer call it a diet because we fall off diets and i can’t fall off something i never got on this is just called living and eating to live I will never live to eat again. This is the hardest eating style ever because i was not raised on it but i will tell you one thing it is the best way and i say that from the bottom of my heart so try it and stick with it it worked for me.

  5. Hope they find the funding! I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and begin my Paleo diet this month hoping it helps with the PCOS symptoms!

  6. I think this is a great idea ! I have PCOS and I have lived a nightmare with it. I wish I was able to donate to the research fund but I can’t at this time. O hope & pray that someone comes up with a way to treat this or finds a cure for it. I have lost three children because of this all at once. It’s not a fun experience.

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