You may remember my mentioning an appointment I had with a dietician last month. Although this dietician does not have PCOS, she specializes in working with women who have PCOS and are trying to conceive.
She assured me that eating gluten is fine, and she even encouraged me to include gluten in my diet. I had cut gluten from my diet prior to visiting with the dietician, but after she expressed to me that she thought I should eat it, I took her word for it and began eating it again.
That being said, I have done SO MUCH research on my own, and have read blogs belonging to women with PCOS who have conceived successfully. 99% of them attribute their successful pregnancies, at least in part, to cutting gluten out of their diets. I have read article after article supporting this, and it makes total sense to me.
At the very least, it surely cannot hurt. I have had tummy troubles for years now. I have had a progesterone deficiency for years now too. Apparently, I have had PCOS for years as well. So this article makes SO MUCH sense:
And so does this one:
I definitely feel like I should have gone with my gut (ha!) and continued to avoid gluten even after meeting with the dietician.
I believe that diet and lifestyle offer more success in treating PCOS than Clomid or Metformin… or both combined! God is just cool that way. And it has been proven through scientific research:
I say all of that to say this: I am QUITTING gluten. The evidence against gluten in women with PCOS is just too strong to ignore.