Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4182
A plant-based diet can combat the causes and symptoms of PCOS. Learn why and how in this Food for Life class.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a slight excess of androgens. These extra hormones can cause irregular periods, skin changes, polycystic ovaries, and infertility. They can also change body fat patterns and reduce insulin sensitivity. This leads to rising blood sugars and sometimes diabetes. We’ll review the causes and symptoms of PCOS and diabetes and show how to combat them with healthful food choices.
This healthy cooking class is part of a series on balancing the effect of hormones on our bodies and our lives. It offers research-based nutrition and health information, whole-food, plant-based cooking demos of three recipes, handouts and recipe, and a supportive community.