PCOS and the Asian experience

I found out I had PCOS in my mid twenties. Because I am Asian, a lot of the common physical characteristics of PCOS such as being overweight, excessive facial, and body hair did not apply to me so I had no idea I had it as a teen and no interest in learning more about what was wrong with my body. No monthly periods and grossness? score!!

But it wasn’t as simple as that. Just because I didn’t have physical periods didn’t mean that I was free from the mood swings during my cycle. I had to learn a lot of things the hard way to keep my PCOS under control and I wish I was better prepared for this when I was younger.

Some simple and natural ways that have helped me induce my periods are:

#1: avoid eating cold or icy things during the week before your period. This is very important. Asian grandmas always tell you not to eat things that are too cold. I don’t do this all the time but I’m generally good at following this rule before and during my period.

#2 is to invest in a heating pad and use it to keep your belly warm. :)

#3 is to eat a lot of stew and bone broth in the week before your period.

#4 take Myo-Inositol supplements to increase fertility.

Myo-Inositol for PCOS,120 Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXF4N8K/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_5Yszzb333Q8WK

#5: Chinese Lamb stew is so yummy and very effective in warming your chi!