Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Cure PCOS

Dr.Ajay Krishna P B.A.M.S

Ayurveda says that Ahara( food ) is medicine. Eating the right food at the right time can make us healthy. This is why what we eat plays a crucial role in Ayurvedic treatments. According to Ayurveda, there are three main things that affect our health and disease that is  Oushada (Medicine), Ahara (Food), and Vihara (Lifestyle). When a Ayurvedic Physician advice diet only by consider the factors like Age, Digestive power, our body constitution, habitat, season and disease.

Ayurveda believes that a balanced diet should include six different tastes (Rasa) they are sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter, and pungent. Each of these tastes helps our body in different ways by providing nourishment.

Ayurveda believes that body is an outcome of the food. Acharya Sushruta, an important figure in Ayurveda, explained that food which makes our heart healthy, improve our memory, make us stronger, help digestion, and even increase our lifespan.

During treatment, Ayurveda recommends specific diets that are important in preventing and managing diseases. “Pathya Ahara” means eating foods that are good for our body tissues, helps in growth and development then control the vitiated condition. On the other hand, “Apathya Ahara” means foods that are not good for our health.

Pathya Ahara – Diet that should you take in PCOS

  • Include Green leafy vegetables
  • Vegetables like Beetroot , Carrot , Sweet potato , Cucumber , Coriander , Cauliflower, Broccoli etc.
  • Fruits like Papaya , Avocado , Kiwi , Apple , Strawberry , Grapes etc. 
  • Cow’s Ghee.
  • Almonds, walnuts, beans, nuts, pecans, flax seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Apathya Ahara – Diet Should not take in PCOS

  • Avoid Sugar and Sugar items like Sweets, Pastries , Ice – Cream , Jam etc.
  • Reduce Salt intake. 
  • Avoid Milk and Milk Products.
  • Avoid Juck foods. 
  • Avoid over use of Contraceptive Pills [without doctor Prescription].

When we came to Lifestyle , Change in our daily lifestyle is also one of the reason for causing PCOS 

Implementing specific lifestyle adjustments can offer substantial benefits in effectively managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). 

  • Follow proper exercise 
  • Proper Sleep
  • Reduce Stress

Recommended Yoga Asanas for Females With PCOS

Along with internal medication and external treatment Yoga has Key role in reducing  the Symptoms of pcod  Yoga can impact how our body produces and releases hormones through the endocrine system. This is especially good for women with PCOS, as it can help bring back a balanced hormone level. Also, yoga can make us less stressed by turning on the “rest and digest” mode in our body through the parasympathetic nervous system. When we’re less stressed, our body makes less of a hormone called cortisol, which can make PCOD symptoms worse.

  • Improving Insuline resistance 
  • Promote weight loss

Certain yoga poses can be really helpful, but it’s important to learn them from a qualified teacher. Here are some poses that people often find beneficial:

  • Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand): This pose can improve blood circulation and digestion.

  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose) : It might stimulate the glands that control hormones. It could also help with managing menstrual pain and reducing stress.

  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half lord of Fish Pose ) : This pose could lead to better sleep and less stress. It might also help manage feelings of anxiety and depression.

  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) : This pose could ease menopausal and menstrual discomfort. It may also stimulate the ovaries and uterus.

  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) : Doing these regularly can help ensure a regular menstrual cycle, lower stress, improve sleep, and keep your digestive system working well.

  • Ustrasana (Camel Pose) : This pose might ease menstrual discomfort and improve digestion.

Remember, it’s a good idea to have a knowledgeable instructor guide you in doing these poses correctly.


Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle changes to cure PCOS

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