The White Lotus Naturopathic PCOS Program

Many of you have struggled to alter your body composition with many different diets and exercise regimens. Conventional treatments often give the simple instructions to, ‘lose 20 lbs’, but things are not that simple for you for reasons we understand and can explain, and we know you are trying! We understand that those with PCOS have unique nutritional requirements. If you have PCOS and are familiar with its symptoms, this is probably not news to you.

Even in those with lean PCOS who don’t have significant insulin resistance, diet and supplements can have a huge impact on your symptoms because PCOS involves complex imbalances that affect every system in the body including androgen excess, hormonal regulation, the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the environment.

Hormone balance is essential to many aspects of women's health.

The White Lotus Naturopathic PCOS program, designed by Dr. Fiona McCulloch, is aimed at managing the root cause(s) of hormonal imbalance in PCOS:

  • insulin resistance
  • inflammation
  • adrenal overdrive
  • androgen excess

This program is based on the steps outlined in Dr. Fiona’s  book, 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS

In addition to providing you with research-driven and personalized diet and nutrition support, we coach patients to engage in a modest exercise program, lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation that is aimed at getting real results.

Every step of the program involves tracking your progress and making sure that you are moving towards your goals.

 

  • There are vegetarian meal plans available.

Reversing your PCOS with White Lotus

This program marks the start of your journey towards reversing your PCOS symptoms. This five appointment framework will provide you with the information that you need to become empowered in your health, and begin to see great results. Follow up appointments after this program has ceased are encouraged, although the frequency of those appointments will be dictated by your individual needs.  If you want your PCOS treatment overseen by a naturopath in Toronto, our clinic is well known for it’s focus on this condition with patients visiting from all over the world.  Feel free to read any of our many articles on PCOS if you are new to the subject or just want to learn as much as you can.

Finally, congratulations on taking the first step to prioritizing your help by considering this program. We can’t wait to take you along the journey!  Go here to book an appointment with us or ask additional questions about our programs.

What to Expect

Each of our naturopathic doctors are trained in the White Lotus Naturopathic PCOS Program. When visiting any of our practitioners the outline of the program remains the same.

** Please note, the following visit structure is a guideline only as we understand individual needs may vary. We will always try to work within your requirements.

First Naturopathic Visit (1.5 hours)

  • Full, individual health intake - all elements relating to health are covered
  • Initial waist, height and weight measurements are taken when appropriate
  • Stress and emotional related concerns are discussed
  • The first stage of an individualized supplement program is prescribed
  • Laboratory blood work may be required based on your individual factors (ie thyroid, androgens, estradiol, progesterone, FSH, LH, detailed testing for insulin resistance).

Second Naturopathic Visit (45 minutes)

  • Thorough review of lab testing
  • Adjust protocol based on lab results
  • Diet adjustments specific to patient’s needs is prescribed
  • Re-measure waist, height and weight to track progress

Third Naturopathic Visit (30 minutes)

If you choose to continue this far into the program, the third visit typically consists of the following.

  • Check in on diet and lifestyle changes
  • Address any new or ongoing concerns
  • Lab requisition to track progress with insulin or hormones (depending on individual)
  • Re-measure waist, height and weight to track progress

Fourth Naturopathic Visit (30 minutes)

By now, you and your doctor are probably pretty familiar with your needs and a general sense of progress.  From here, those who want to continue can expect the following.

  • Results of the labs are discussed along with progress
  • Check in on diet and lifestyle changes
  • Address sleep, stress and mood influences on progress and adjust program accordingly
  • Re-measure waist, height and weight to track progress

Fifth Naturopathic Visit (30 minutes)

For those who commit to the fifth visit, you should be at the stage where you’ve had some time to see how your protocol is working and fitting into your life.  This visit is about ensuring that your plan is working for you in your daily life and setting you, as an individual with complex needs, on a path you feel comfortable with.  Our doctors will:

  • Review of your lab results and progress
  • Check in on diet and lifestyle changes
  • Address any ongoing concerns and provide strategies for maintenance of results