1. Regulate your blood sugar levels by replacing simple carbohydrates with unrefined and complex carbs, such as vegetables, fruit, rye bread, wholemeal pasta, and oats. Include proteins such as lean meat, fish, nuts and nut butters, seeds, and eggs.
2. Include more exercise into your day. Start gently, and slowly build up your time and intensity levels. Increased exercise also helps control your weight, which is an important part of reducing insulin resistance.
3. Try to avoid or reduce dairy products, as these can interfere with hormone regulation. Instead, try calcium-rich alternatives such as nut or rice milks.
4. Manage your stress levels - stress releases male hormones, which make PCOS symptoms worse. Cut back on caffeine and try yoga, tai chi or meditation to help you relax.
5. Take a natural hormone balancing supplement to help with hormone regulation, insulin resistance, and the inflammation associated with PCOS.