This article was published in NDNR on the treatment of adrenal androgen excess in women with PCOS, with natural medicine and supplements. The article details an evidence-based approach that addresses the unique and common problem of high DHEA in women with PCOS, which leads to the production of testosterone and problems with ovulation, acne, hirsutism and hair loss.
Articles By Dr Fiona of White Lotus Clinic
White Lotus Clinic medical director and founder, Dr Fiona McCulloch
Dr. Fiona McCulloch is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Acupuncturist. She has a special interest in fertility, women’s health, PCOS and hormone health. Dr. Fiona is involved in research, and has authored an amazon best seller, 8 Steps to Revers your PCOS (selling over 29 thousand copies) as well as major research-based articles to advance practitioner knowledge in this field.
She was the original author of the White Lotus blog and has written quite a few articles both here and elsewhere on the web.
Please enjoy the articles below. The search bar below searches the entire site, but is available if you are looking for a specific topic.
Gluten has been linked to a 50% increase in leptin resistance at concentrations found in human blood after eating a typical gluten-containing meal. If you are trying to lose weight its crucial to eliminate gluten or it will likely be a stumbling block to progress.
N-Acetyl cysteine is one of the most beneficial nutrients for ovary health. It improves insulin sensitivity and glutathione levels. This study really broke it down by looking at women going through IVF and compared outcomes of those using NAC, to placebo, to Metformin, and to a combination of NAC and Metformin.
Glutathione is arguably the most important antioxidant in our bodies. It protects the ovaries from damage, for women who are in their later reproductive years, and also for women with PCOS. Learn more about how to increase the levels of this important antioxidant in your ovaries to improve fertility, ovulation and overall health.
Learn more in this comprehensive article explaining the difference between folate and folic acid. MTHFR is the mutation that causes a reduction in the conversion of synthetic folic acid to folate, causing difficulty in its utilization. Up to 40% of people have a mutation in MTHFR, rendering them less likely to use folate. This post was written for women with PCOS however the details included will be helpful for all women of all ages who are interested in nutrition.