PCOS afflicts one in 5 women of reproductive age. And it can be a crippling ailment to deal with…but, it shouldn’t hold you back from living your best life. Acclaimed nutritionist and columnist Lovneet Batra shows you how to make peace with PCOS by working to correct it – without medication. With the right information, some tweaks to your eating habits, and simple exercises, you can live a stress-free, happy and healthy life!
What’s in the Book
Of science-backed information, delivered to you in an easy-to-grasp format.
Each outlining a specific problem or solution related to PCOS.
Nutrition, Designed For PCOS
A detailed look at what to eat and what to avoid, with lists of period-regulating and fertility-boosting foods.
A resource guide that lists the nutrients and herbs needed to deal with PCOS and where to source them.
Diet Plan + Recipes
A daily diet chart that you can follow along with easy-to-prepare vegetarian recipes that will keep you satisfied. Also provided – an “eating out” guide, to make it easy for you to order at a restaurant.
Exercise + Wellness
Simple exercises that help regulate and support the menstrual cycle and functioning of the ovaries, along with wellness tips to help you achieve hormone balance.
Your Health Questions, Answered
This isn’t just a book filled with definitions – it’s a detailed look at the whats, whys and hows of PCOS, giving you answers to tackle it in the best way possible. From understanding how hormones work to how your body changes; from demystifying the jargon to helping you identify the symptoms, our guide simplifies PCOS and makes it less scary.
Some of the chapters and recipes you’ll find in the Book:
- Health & Hormones:
Defining PCOS and understanding what it is: a hormonal imbalance that prevents ovulation and leads to cysts around the ovaries. This chapter outlines how each hormone works, and the symptoms of PCOS.
A look at the “PCOS-Friendly Diet”: what to eat and what to stay away from.
- PCOS & Other Health Issues:
A deep dive into how PCOS can impact your hair, skin, weight and fertility.
Small rituals you can incorporate into your daily routine to manage unruly hormones and make sure you are well-rested calm.
A list of asanas and poses to manage PCOS-related problems, from cramps to irregular menstrual cycle.
Common Question Answered In This Book
What is PCOS?
PCOS is a hormonal imbalance wherein the ovaries produce an excessive amount of the male hormone (androgens) which leads to the formation of cysts around the ovaries.
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
Common symptoms of this disorder include irregular periods, absence of ovulation, obesity/weight gain, acne and hirsutism, among others.
What are the causes of PCOS?
The root cause of PCOS is still a grey area, but studies indicate that some factors include stress, childhood obesity, insulin resistance, and environmental factors like poor diet and inactivity.
What food should I avoid if I have PCOS?
Foods like dairy, sugar and refined flours should be avoided.
How does PCOS affect skin and hair?
PCOS can trigger a condition known as hirsutism, which is excessive hair growth around the beard area, chest, stomach, thighs and armpits. Hair fall and thinning can also occur. When it comes to skin, acne is the most common problem faced by women with PCOS.
Eastern Wisdom Backed By Western Science By Lovneet Batra
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At Nutrition By Lovneet, we believe in food as medicine and look to our roots to provide you with the nutrition you need to overcome your problems and meet your goals. Nothing can be more nutrient-dense than local, seasonal, FRESH food. And that’s what we advise for all our patients – food and drinks that are prepared using native fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs – nothing comes out of a bottle, nothing is packaged or processed. We study your nutritional requirements and understand where you are falling short and what needs to be amped up. Using that as a basis, along with your lifestyle and taste preferences, we design a diet plan that puts together the right combination of foods in the right proportion – and at the right time – to ensure you get the best results.