PCOS control is tightly related to your nutrition, your weight, your weight fluctuations, and your overall metabolism.
Gut microbes keep us healthy, and have important implications in all aspects of nutrition.
Generally it has literally been a guessing game as to how to keep your digestion in check. Gynos in the past would suggest women keep records as they eliminate food and hope that you stumble on what foods you tolerate (still excellent advice).
How these potentially thousands of self food experiments translates into how you process fats, grain, meat or vegetable fibers has not been studied until recently. It has now become time to actually use the information we can gen in a non-invasive way by comprehensively studying your bowel movements.
Studying your bowel movements is more than just noting frequency, color, floating, and straining (although all those factors are important). Now Comprehensive analysis can help you see if you have maldigestion, malabsorption, altered time that food travels through your gut, increased toxic burden, and whether these problems are increasing your colon cancer risk.
Some might argue we should all know these facts about gut health and get tested.
We have long had a list of the top few reasons to do comprehensive digestive stool analysis at Women’s Health Practice includes both GI and other reasons. but in a study published by Dr Pedro Torres from UCSD, PCOS was just added as a reason to test as women with PCOS had less gut bacterial diversity than normal. It is thought that the hormone testosterone is responsible for this. Come in to discuss gut health testing if you fit into any of these categories :
- Indigestion, gas or bloating
- Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritable bowel
- Chronic Infections including yeast or bacterial infections
- Skin Health Issues
- Arthritis or Osteoporosis
- Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia
- Extended Antibiotic Use