This one’s for the ladies…PCOS

Insulin is a fat gain hormone…Over production of insulin is the base of PCOS as well as metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes.  When insulin is “off”…the balance of other hormones if “off.”…

The main medication prescribed for PCOS is metformin (glucophage).  Did you realize that metformin was originally a medication for diabetes?  The direct link between PCOS, metabolic syndrome, and uncontrolled Met B is seldom mentioned.

Many doctors and gynecologists still fail to diagnose their patients with PCOS. Perhaps the standard intake form at a gynecologist’s office should ask questions directly related to PCOS in an easy check-off fashion:

___irregular periods?

___heavy periods with clots?

___weight gain around the middle?

___difficulty sleeping?

___mood swings?

___mild depression?


___inability to focus/concentrate?

___carbohydrate cravings?

Most of these questions are never asked at a routine visit and the answers can help pinpoint a syndrome that can affect the rest of the woman’s life.

For women with Metabolism B and PCOS, it is necessary to balance insulin.   Since The Metabolism Miracle controls the over-release of insulin,.. the program levels hormones and symptoms greatly improve or disappear.

Remember that PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility.  With that said, $2,000,000,000 is spent on fertility treatments in the U.S. each year.  Ironically, many of these treatments might not be effective or might not be necessary for women if the underlying hormonal imbalance isn’t “fixed”.

Many women and couples are referred to fertility specialists without the simple labwork that would clearly show uncontrolled Met B.  Many of these women have Metabolism B and PCOS.  I have personally seen many women with Metabolism B and PCOS ( who had previously been unable to conceive or sustain a pregnancy)  finally get their body in hormonal balance and have successful pregnancies and healthy babies.

It is important to realize that while your body is unique, many other people share the same symptoms you do. If you have any combination of the listed symptoms, and you may have felt embarrassed or alone…realize that 5-10% of all women have the same symptoms. There is an answer to the problem, and it is The Metabolism Miracle.  If you or someone you know has PCOS, let them know they are not alone and that this lifestyle program will change their life.


About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Email:
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One Response to This one’s for the ladies…PCOS

  1. Nicolien says:

    Diane, my question now is: If I am currently using Glucophage, and I do want to follow the Metabolism Miracle diet, do I continue with the tablets? If there are times that you absolutely need a bit more carbs (especially on Step 1), can you combine the glucophage tablets to still control the intake of the carbs?

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