Nutritional Program: PCOS Recipe
Posted by Alicia Hamilton
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In honour of PCOS awareness month, I have created a four week nutritional program to help manage symptoms and balance hormones using food. Each week comes with a different lesson, protocol, meal plan, grocery list and recipes.
Focuses on detoxing the home and body to remove endocrine disrupting chemicals. We will touch on what to avoid, and how to remove a chemical buildup within the body.
Focus on understanding hormones, how to nourish each endocrine gland and what nutrients are needed for proper hormone production. I provide recipes that use the proper foods with the specific nutrients needed.
Focuses on gut health; the impact of low stomach acid, candida, and blood sugar imbalance on hormonal function. I touch on how to know if you have any of these imbalances and how to correct it.
Focuses on lifestyle, stress management, the effect of cortisol on the reproductive system, and I provide stress reduction tools.
Here’s a sample PCOS recipe from the PCOS Nutritional Program:
Chicken Thigh Shredded Salad
1 lb Chicken Thighs with Skin
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Thyme (dried)
1/2c Red Onion (thinly sliced)
3 Carrots (shredded)
1c Radishes (thinly sliced)
1/4c Mint Leaves (finely chopped)
2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1/8 tsp Ground Ginger
2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
Preheat the oven to 375oF (191oC).
In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, add the chicken thighs and cook skin side down for 6 to 8 minutes. Flip the chicken over and transfer to the oven to cook for 16 to 18 minutes or until cooked through. Remove, let cool and then shred. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the red onion, carrots, cucumber, radishes and mint. Add the avocado oil, lime juice, ginger and coconut aminos and toss to combine.
Serve the salad with the shredded chicken on top. Enjoy!
Leftovers. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days. For best results, store the dressing separately.
More flavour. Add additional herbs such as cilantro or seasoning such as chili flakes. Top with sesame seeds.
Make it vegan. Omit the chicken and use tofu or roasted chickpeas instead.
No avocado oil. Use extra virgin olive oil instead.
Meal prep. Save time by slicing the veggies ahead of time and cooking the chicken.
No coconut aminos. Use tamari or soy sauce instead.
Let me explain why this meal is medicinal and how it will function within the body
- A healthy dose of protein from the (preferably organic) chicken thigh will help to balance blood sugar. Symptoms of PCOS are the result of insulin and inflammation disrupting your cells. The insulin resistance is what drives increased weight gain and the ovaries to produce testosterone.
- The raw carrots provide the correct type of fibre that binds to old hormones and will carry it out of the body, promoting daily bowel movements.
- Radishes are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and diuretic. They are rich in Vitamin C, folate, and anthocyanins. These are excellent for killing candida, opening the liver’s phase 2 detox pathway, and providing enzymes that will help digest & metabolize the chicken.
- The ginger warms the meal to ensure proper blood flow, since the blood is responsible for carrying hormones to where they need to go. It’s important to include foods that promote healthy blood circulation.
- The lime juice also stimulates liver detoxification to excrete old hormones from the body such as testosterone and estrogen.
- The thyme is antibacterial and antiviral it can kill any unproductive bacteria in the gut that may be blocking nutrient absorption. Optimal nutrient absorption is vital for hormone balance because the body needs to actually access the nutrients from food in order to produce the necessary hormones.
- This meal tastes delicious and will provide a sense of nourishment and contentment!