42: Should I go gluten free to help my PCOS symptoms?

It’s no surprise that over the last few years, cutting out gluten has become a whooooole lot more popular. There’s an abundance of gluten free products available and food services are really going in on advertising the fact that they offer meals or foods that are gluten free.

Now for my coeliac and diagnosed gluten intolerant ladies this is a HUGE win! But for us women with PCOS, is it something we need to do in order to help our symptoms or is it just another box that we’re putting ourselves in unnecessarily?

We don’t want to be cutting out any food group when there is no real health benefit because that can lead to other diet related issues as well as a feeling of restriction around food. But if it’s something that will have a real impact on our PCOS symptoms, it’s something we need to investigate before either keeping or culling it from our diet.

I’ve seen so many poor women with the best of intentions who just want help with their symptoms, fall into a trap of listening to what is said on Facebook forums and Instagram posts with the same weight as taking advice from a registered dietitian, nutritionist or doctor.

This makes me so upset because while I’m sure a lot of the people commenting have good intentions and are just trying to help one another, they don’t have enough academic knowledge in this field to safely share information around this topic.

Because of the overwhelming amount of questions I receive every week on being gluten free for PCOS, I’ve decided to make a full episode about the one, the only, GLUTEN! I talk all about what it is, the research around it’s correlation with PCOS, gluten’s correlation with endometriosis, non-coeliac gluten intolerance and a whole lot more.

All of my diagnosed coeliac and gluten intolerant ladies feel free to listen in because there is a lot of useful information in there but this is specifically for all of you ladies who have been told that you NEED to go gluten free in order to see an improvement in your PCOS symptoms, for those of you that have been on the fence about going gluten free for symptom relief and for those of you that have already gone gluten free specifically to help your symptoms!

This episode is for you if:

  • You’ve heard that going gluten free can help PCOS symptoms
  • You’ve already gone gluten free (and you haven’t been diagnosed with coeliac or an allergy to gluten)
  • You’re not sure about what gluten actually is
  • You’ve got endometriosis

Some things we cover in this episode:

  • What is gluten?
  • Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity
  • The research on gluten and PCOS – is there a correlation?
  • Relationship between gluten and endometriosis
  • My thoughts on whether or not it’s necessary to remove gluten from your diet if you have PCOS

Want to know what foods you need to trial cutting out, understand more about that PCOS root cause and how you can put your other symptoms into remission for good? Then come join us in The PCOS Protocol.

We’ll guide you through all of the changes you need to make in order to feel in control of your PCOS and get back to what’s really important to you!