Martha McKittrick | PCOS: Why Nutrition is Not One Size Fits All
In celebration of PCOS Awareness Month, Martha McKittrick, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, shares her expertise on PCOS and how nutrition plays a role. Martha has had a special interest in PCOS since 2000, and can be considered one of the pioneers in the field. She has been published in peer reviewed journals and has lectured across the country is on the Health Advisory Board for the PCOS challenge and advocates for PCOS annually on Capitol Hill. And be sure to look out for her book coming out in 2021.
On this episode, she discusses:
- Common PCOS symptoms
- The kinds of healthy diet and lifestyle changes that improve symptoms
- Different medications that are used to treat PCOS
- Mindset and mental health issues around PCOS
“It actually takes the average woman a couple years to get diagnosed with PCOS and 50% of women who have PCOS are undiagnosed. Those are just a couple of statistics. I think the biggest thing you can do is be really proactive and do your research and there’s an organization among the Health Advisory Board called the PCOS Challenge and they have some great information out there. They’re really advocates for PCOS and if you go to their website, they have a whole list of questions and diagnostic criteria and symptoms. Get a notebook, get a file, start writing stuff down, start doing research.”
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