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Are there some recipes or tips on cures for ovarian cysts?

My daughter in-law has a cyst on her ovaries... is there some recipes or tips on cures for this?

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3 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

I cannot say there are "cures" but there are some foods that are good and bad for reproductive health.

Since PCOS is related to an insulin resistance, if you are overweight, a moderate amount of weight loss can help improve your condition. Adding 15-30 minutes of exercise, even if its just walking, can help improve your bodies hormone sensitivity.
Including foods that will help keep your blood sugar stable, will help decrease symptoms. Use foods like sweet potatoes, legumes, dark leafy greens, raw oats, almond butter, edamame beans (in moderation), hemp seeds, chia seeds, spirulina, watercress and flax seeds to keep blood sugar stable. Looking at your current diet and eliminating refined carbohydrates like white breads, white rice, pastas and sodas, processed foods and sweets can also help improve insulin resistance.
It is beneficial to not consume things like contaminated fish, non organic dairy (best to avoid dairy completely as to not introduce added hormones). Some research shows a possible link between high intake of dairy foods and ovarian cancer so using dairy alternatives would be a recommendation. In addition, drink from BPA-free bottles and don't use BPA plastics and canned foods.

If you are into alternative medicine, here is a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach:

http://angelawarburton.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/pcos-%E2%80%93-a-chinese-medicine-diet-and-lifestyle-approach/
(there are some great dietary suggestions at the end of this page)

I also wanted to recommend this site for more information!
www.PCOSnutritionCenter.com

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