It’s confirmed that the link between infertility and insulin sensitivity is real.
This is good news for infertile women with PCOS and/or extra weight. Insulin resistance is relatively easy to manage.
While your MD will likely give you Metformin, your ND could help you naturally.
There are many natural ways to manage your metabolism. In fact, here at Rooted we have a program called Healthy and Active; the metabolism program. It is a diet plan that is specifically designed to manage insulin resistance and balance other hormones (such as thyroid).
If such a structured program is not of interest, don’t be discouraged. It is only one of many options.
Creating a nutritional program that is proportionally high in intact fibres (like bran, legumes, fresh veggies and fruit) and low in simple carbohydrates (like sugar, juice, and white bread products) can go a long way.
Ensuring that you eat at regular intervals is vital in managing blood sugar and insulin levels. Yes, you really do need to eat breakfast everyday!
There are many supplements (herbs and vitamins) that are well studied to support their ability to increase sensitivity to insulin such as chromium picolinate, cinnamon, and gymnemma.
And let’s not forget about aerobic exercise. You need to walk (or run) for 30-40 minutes per day. Your heart rate needs to rise, but you shouldn’t feel like you’re dying!
A Naturopathic Doctor can help you deal with your fertility in so many ways. Managing your blood sugars is only one.
Yours in Health,
Kerri Fullerton ND