Low Carb can help women when nothing else seems to...
If you've been diagnosed with, or think you might have, PCOS; Infertility; Pregnancy-related issues such as Gestational Diabetes, Pre-eclampsia, excessive weight gain; Post-partum depression and weight; have PMS; or are Pre-menopausal or in Menopause, you've come to the right place. Here you will find info on all these conditions, appropriate dietary plans, recipes and support.
**Check out the Kids & LCHF page as well.
Why not give them the very best start...
Obesity rates are rising in our little ones. Even the kiddies with normal BMI are being exposed to the same diet as everyone else. How long will their little bodies resist? Diabetes and Heart Disease is being diagnosed at earlier ages. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease has become a chronic issue with young people. Kids and teens actually consume MORE SUGAR than the average adult. I know you want to put a stop to this. LCHF can help. Here's how...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Although the literature states that 1 in 10 women have PCOS, many specialists have said that that number is much closer to 25-35%. PCOS is associated with hormonal imbalances that may lead to weight gain, hypertension, increased lipid levels (cholesterolemia) and Heart Disease, Cancer, Fatty Liver, Sleep Apnea, depression, infertility, irregular menstruation, insulin resistance and diabetes, acne, hair thinning, facial hair, low libido, ovarian cysts, sugar cravings...and the list goes on. Often women are medicated for each of these conditions without any improvement in quality of life or well-being. A Low Carb Diet and IF can help.
Infertility is a complex issue that afects both men and women, of all ages. It's defined by the medical community as the unsuccessful attempt to conceive, without the use of contraception, for a period of over 12 months. Although there may be many causes for infertility, the proper diet has shown to significantly improve the chances of conceiving as well as help avoid the need for more intrusive procedures. Even during fertility treatments, what you eat and when you eat it, can have a major impact on your success. A Low Carb Diet and IF can help.
When you finally do conceive, avoiding complications is of utmost importance. The well-being of the mother has a direct impact on the baby's health. What your diet is like during pregnancy will most likely determine complications such as gestational diabetes, excess weight, blood pressure, miscarriage and other conditions. LCHF can definitely help. There are liberal and moderate LCHF plans and recipes appropriate for pregnancy and lactation. A nutrient-rich diet higher in healthy fats and low in sugars will help avoid most of these complications and ensure that your baby has the very best start. Proper medical supervision is recommended.
The premenopausal and menopausal periods lead the way to many changes in a woman's life. Weight maintenance is often an issue, even when it never was before, abdominal fat starts to increase, as well as the risk for diabetes and heart disease to about the same level as our male counterparts. And then there's Osteoporosis. A Low Carb Diet and IF can help. This way of eating will address all of these issues as well as help with energy levels and malnutrition associated with increasing age. Important to note is that recent studies have shown that saturated fat is actually beneficial to older women and is associated with decreased morbidity and mortality.
Check out my In the Media page for all my videos, interviews, podcasts and posts on PCOS, Reproductive and Metabolic Health.
Dr. Michael D. Fox, MD
Watch Dr. Michael D. Fox, a fertility specialist, talk about how his practice has helped thousands of patients over the past 10 years with PCOS, Infertility, and Pregnancy-related complications using LCHF.
Dr. Nadia Pateguana, ND
Dr. Jason Fung, MD
Dr. Jason Fung and Nadia Pateguana, ND talk about PCOS at Low Carb Denver 2019 and its relationship to Insulin resistance, symptoms and lifestyle treatment.