PCOS Management: 5 Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally


PCOS Management: 5 Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can be a complex and challenging condition to manage, especially when it comes to hormonal imbalances. However, there are natural approaches that can help you take charge of your health and find balance. Here are 5 tips for balancing hormones naturally with PCOS.

1. Embrace a Nourishing Diet


The foods you eat can play a significant role in regulating hormones and managing PCOS symptoms. Opt for a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods such as:

  • Fruits and Vegetables: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these help combat inflammation and support overall health.
  • Whole Grains: Choose whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, and oats, which provide fibre and nutrients to stabilise blood sugar levels.
  • Lean Proteins: Include sources like chicken, turkey, fish, tofu, and legumes to support muscle health and hormone production.
  • Healthy Fats: Incorporate omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts for hormone balance and inflammation reduction.


2. Regular Exercise


Exercise is a powerful tool for improving insulin sensitivity, managing weight, and balancing hormones. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. Choose activities you enjoy, such as:

  • Cardiovascular Exercises: Brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or dancing help burn calories and improve heart health.
  • Strength Training: Building muscle mass through weightlifting or bodyweight exercises can enhance metabolism and hormone regulation.
  • Yoga or Pilates: These practices not only improve flexibility and strength but also reduce stress levels, which is beneficial for hormone balance.


3. Prioritise Stress Management


Chronic stress can wreak havoc on hormone levels, exacerbating PCOS symptoms. Incorporate stress-reducing practices into your daily routine, such as:

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Take a few minutes each day to focus on deep breathing and present-moment awareness to calm the mind and body.
  • Yoga and Somatic Movement: These mind-body practices combine movement, breath-work, and meditation to reduce stress hormones like cortisol.


4. Ensure Quality Sleep


Getting sufficient and restorative sleep is vital for hormone regulation and overall well-being. Create a bedtime routine and environment that promotes quality sleep:

  • Establish a Routine: Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day to regulate your body’s internal clock.
  • Create a Relaxing Environment: Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet. Avoid screens and stimulating activities before bedtime.
  • Limit Caffeine and Alcohol: These substances can disrupt sleep patterns, so consume them in moderation and avoid them close to bedtime.


5. Seek Professional Guidance and Support


Consulting with naturopathic practitioner can provide personalised guidance and support for managing PCOS naturally. They can offer:

  • Nutritional Support: Tailored dietary plans to address specific hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.
  • Herbal Medicine: Custom herbal remedies tailored to your needs to support hormone balance.
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: Personalised on stress management techniques, exercise plans, and sleep hygiene practices.



Daphne De L’Estrac is a holistic naturopathic practitioner that supports patients with women’s health and hormones, skin concerns, gut health and health optimisation.

To learn more about how Daphne can support you, book an appointment with the NatMed Patient Care Coordinators today.