Are Emotional Disorders Linked To PCOS?

Are Emotional Disorders Linked To PCOS?

There’s an old saying that you’re probably familiar with: Mind over matter. This is a nice thought, but most of us realize that body and mind are connected much more closely than that phrase might suggest. Indeed, anyone who has ever battled a serious illness or a long-term disability will surely attest to the fact that body and mind are closely intertwined, and that conditions affecting the body often cannot help but affect the mind. That much is certainly the case with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine condition that is increasingly being regarded as a major force in ushering in mental and emotional disorders.

If you know much about the illness, that’s no great surprise. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a particularly prevalent condition; in fact, it’s the most common of all female hormonal disorders, with somewhere around 10% of all women of childbearing age suffering its effects. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is characterized by a string of cysts in the ovaries, but its effects are so widespread they are nearly impossible to pin down. Indeed, the condition has been linked to everything from pre-diabetes to cancer to heart disease. It is closely related to Insulin Resistance—the body’s loss of sensitivity to glucose, or blood sugar—which is where the link to emotional and mental disease comes in.

Increasingly, research is indicating that the kinds of insulin problems associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can be early indicators of mental abnormalities. In many studies, an inability to properly take in glucose—which is really what Insulin Resistance is all about—heralds the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. There may also be a link to depression. These mental conditions have been shown to improve, at least to some degree, when insulin injections are given, something that speaks to the importance of glucose in mental health.

Of course, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and infertility are also closely linked, plus a myriad of other pregnancy complications, so the fact that depression might be a symptom is, perhaps, no great surprise.  But there is no need for discouragement. The good news is that this condition is reversible. There are plenty of practical steps that can be taken to offset its effects—things as basic as getting more exercise and eating foods that are richer in essential nutrients, lower in carbs. Additionally, Insulite Health has  developed a series of educational materials and also a supplement that has been shown to reverse the effects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), so there are definitely steps that can be taken. Don’t let this diagnosis serve as cause for sullen depression. Use it as an opportunity to start living a healthier lifestyle today!

For more information on taking control of polycystic ovarian syndrome, go to You can also learn more about the natural supplements I took to reverse my PCOS symptoms at PCOS 5-Element System

Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, obesity and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health, Inc., empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with their PCOS 5-Element System – the worlds only complete solution for helping women heal from the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.


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Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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