Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is generally one of the most common hormone imbalances in young women. PCOS affects about 1 in 20 young women and it is the most common cause of menstruation problems and impaired ovulation.
Researchers have discovered a link between high levels of harmful microbes in the digestive tract and PCOS.
Women with PCOS are generally overweight or obese and it is well known that insulin resistance (syndrome X) are linked with this condition, but slim women with PCOS also tend to be insulin resistant.
The research made a connection between bad bacteria in the digestive tract and insulin resistance.
“This novel paradigm in PCOS aetiology suggests that disturbances in bowel bacterial flora (“Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota”) brought about by a poor diet creates an increase in gut mucosal permeability, with a resultant increase in the passage of lipopolysaccaride (LPS) from Gram negative colonic bacteria into the systemic circulation.
The resultant activation of the immune system interferes with insulin receptor function, driving up serum insulin levels, which in turn increases the ovaries production of androgens and interferes with normal follicle development.
Thus, the Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota (DOGMA) theory of PCOS can account for all three components of the syndrome-anovulation/menstrual irregularity, hyper-androgenism (acne, hirsutism (unwanted hair growth)) and the development of multiple small ovarian cysts.”
We are increasingly discovering the critical role that gut bacteria play in our immune system and health. An imbalance in gut bacteria can instigate or inflame almost any disease or symptom.
We recommend that you follow a low GI diet, eliminate carbohydrates, all sugar and sugary drinks, because it fuels the bad bacteria. To reinstate good bacteria in the gut, follow the Manna Diet and take the Manna GUT Support as well as the Manna Blood Sugar Support.