PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

“I have been diagnosed with PCOS – now what?” Many women feel lost and confused about what a PCOS diagnosis means for their reproductive function.

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Work with you to determine which type of PCOS applies to you

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Empower you with education around your menstrual cycle and your hormones

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Reveal hormone and metabolic imbalances driving your PCOS

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Provide expert dietary and lifestyle coaching to manage your symptoms

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Give you access to practitioner-grade nutritional and herbal medicine to restore balance to your reproductive function

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To learn more about the condition and kickstart your PCOS journey, read on for our Natural Clinic Clinical Guide to PCOS.

First and foremost, two key pieces of information to note

PCOS cannot be diagnosed by an ultrasound alone

You can have polycystic ovaries without having PCOS.

PCOS should only be diagnosed when at least two of the following three criteria are met:

Hyperandrogenism is shown by:

  • Blood pathology
  • Excess facial/ body hair growth
  • Scalp hair loss
  • Acne


  • More than 20 follicles (partly developed eggs) are visible on one or both ovaries
  • The size of one of both ovaries is increased (more than 10ml).

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Natural Clinic Clinical Guide to PCOS 



Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, typically presenting as ovarian dysfunction, irregular periods, absent or irregular ovulation, and hyperandrogenism (excess androgens – male hormones). 

Essentially then, being a syndrome, PCOS is a group of symptoms driven by hyperandrogenism. These symptoms can have detrimental effects on mental, social and emotional health.

Before we proceed to go down therapeutic avenues, it is important to understand that there are different types of PCOS associated with the various body systems at play: 

  • Post-pill PCOS 
  • Inflammatory PCOS 
  • Adrenal PCOS 
  • Insulin-resistant PCOS 

Treatment should always be specific to what factors are driving your PCOS. For more information on how PCOS may be presenting for you click on the blog post below.

Is it Really PCOS? 

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If you have been told that your PCOS means you are infertile, or that there is no cure, we are here to help you!

PCOS can affect fertility due to its effects on ovulation, however it does not mean you are infertile. Sub-fertility is the word we like to use as we see many successful pregnancies occur in women with PCOS if they are well supported. 

The good news is that PCOS can be extremely well-managed with the correct supplementation, as well as ongoing dietary, lifestyle and environmental support.


  • Birth control (progestins) with a high androgen index 
  • Chronic inflammation 
  • Adrenal fatigue + dysfunction 
  • High insulin + insulin resistance 
  • Elevated prolactin 
  • Elevated estrogen 
  • IBS + SIBO 
  • Nutrient deficiencies 

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How your diet plays a role

Following a diet that reduces inflammation and promotes healthy insulin will be the largest & long-standing therapeutic solution for managing your PCOS. These are our key recommendations for reducing your PCOS symptoms through the food on your plate: 

Avoid inflammatory vegetable oils

  • Corn
  • Safflower
  • Vegetable
  • Sunflower; and
  • Soy oils are ones to steer clear of. 

Maximising polyphenol- rich foods

Maximising your intake of polyphenol-rich fruits and vegetables to reduce inflammation and promote gut health: dark leafy greens, berries, citrus, cacao, orange and red vegetables. 

Avoid high glycemic foods

Avoiding high glycemic foods that will spike your sugar & insulin levels: white, processed carbohydrates (white bread, white pasta, white rice, bleached flours). 

Increase healthy fats

Increasing healthy fats on your plate: extra-virgin olive oil, ghee, avocados, walnuts, macadamias, wild-caught fish. 

Pharmaceutical and conventional treatments for PCOS

  • Combination oral contraceptive pills to induce regular withdrawal bleeds, and reduce hyperandrogenism (depending on the type). 
  • Metformin for blood sugar regulation and increasing insulin sensitivity. 
  • Spironolactone to reduce hirsutism. 

Natural treatments to manage your PCOS

To assist in glucose metabolism, support skin healing, reduce breakouts, & support healthy stress response.  

To increase insulin sensitivity, improve ovulation rates, reduce androgens, and nourish ovarian cells and function.

To reduce sugar cravings, improve symptoms of acne & excessive hair growth, decrease inflammation, and correct deficiencies. *** Magnesium deficiency is associated with PCOS.

To reduce androgens, improve lipid and glucose levels, improve skin & hair health, increase clearance of excess estrogen and testosterone via the liver.

As a potent antioxidant to increase ovulation and pregnancy rates, decrease androgens, improve insulin & lipid profiles, and stimulate detoxification of excess hormones.

Herbal formula to balance reproductive hormones, support adrenal function, regulate ovulation and menstrual cycles. This is particularly indicated when coming off birth control.


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Georgia Fugar
Georgia Fugar

Georgia Fugar

Clinical Naturopath

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Areas of interest

  • Women’s health
  • Skin disorders
  • SIBO
  • Gut health
  • Mental health

Georgia is a passionate naturopath with particular clinical focus on supporting mental health, hormonal disorders, gut health and auto-immunity. With a long-standing interest in human biochemistry and its interplay with nutritional and herbal medicines, Georgia uses a range of standard and functional testing to determine the root cause of patient symptoms and provide treatment that is highly tailored and clinical.

Thorough education around all symptoms, disease pathophysiology and treatment options can be expected from a consultation with Georgia, reflecting the importance of education as the first tool to achieving any health outcome. Continuous appraisal of progress throughout treatment protocols ensures that you leave feeling supported and confident in the healing process.

Georgia aims to correct imbalances on the deepest cellular and biochemical level to ensure healing occurs from the inside out.

Tayla Lovering
Tayla Lovering

Tayla Lovering

Clinical Naturopath

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Areas of interest

  • Digestive
  • Skin health
  • Mental health
  • Migraines
  • General health
  • Fertility + pregnancy + post partum

Tayla is a qualified Naturopath with a passion for gut health, hormonal health (both males and females), fertility and mental health. Tayla combines clinical case taking, pathology and functional laboratory testing to get to the root cause of your symptoms. Her approach is truly wholistic and she will spend the time to uncover the uniqueness of your health.

A remarkably empathic practitioner with a real gift for making patients feel supported. Tayla understands how overwhelming it can feel to embark on a healing journey and focuses on simplifying this for you in a step-by-step manner, whilst also making changes that fit you and your lifestyle. Tayla has a particular passion for establishing a healthy foundation for her clients, so they can avoid traveling down the same path that led them here.

Tayla is happiest when amongst nature and when communicating with fellow humans. Tayla grew up on a farm on the beautiful Kangaroo Island of South Australia and quickly learnt the value of nature’s healing powers after her time at boarding school where she noticed nutrition and lifestyle choices began reflecting poor health.

Annie Stewart
Annie Stewart

Annie Stewart

Clinical Naturopath

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Areas of interest

  • Sports performance and recovery
  • Digestive conditions
  • Mental health
  • Men & women's health

Annie is a qualified Naturopath who considers herself a bit of a “professional generalist”. With experience treating a wide array of conditions, Annie particularly finds those more challenging multifaceted cases fulfilling. Her adventurous curiosity is what drives Annie to get to the underlying cause of disease adopting a truly holistic approach with each patient.

With 5+ years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under her belt, Annie has a keen interest in helping athletes reach their sport performance goals and draws on her competition experience to achieve this.

Evidence based medicine underpins all of Annie’s clinical decisions. She regularly uses standard pathology and functional testing to establish base line health parameters, which are then used to refine her treatment approach for each client. Application of nutritional and herbal interventions with an emphasis on lifestyle and dietary education can be expected in a consult with Annie.

Diana Boot
Diana Boot

Diana Boot

Compounding Pharmacist & Nutritionist

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Areas of interest

  • De-prescribing – helping you to reduce your need for prescription medications
  • Mental health
    Digestive health
    Women’s health

Diana is the Co-founder and Clinical Lead of Natural Chemist. She has practiced as a community pharmacist for over 30 years and as a Nutritionist for 12 years. She is continually learning to update her knowledge and is on track to graduate in 2023 as a Naturopath.

Diana is a rare combination of empathy, balance, maturity and knowledge. She listens and asks sensitive questions. She provides answers about what’s behind your presenting symptoms and she offers feasible, evidence-based solutions to help you regain optimal health.

Diana’s approach is truly integrative. Her training and experience put her in a unique position to advise what combination of conventional/mainstream and natural/alternative treatments are best for your situation.

Diana is also the senior partner in two independent community pharmacies in Sydney. She launched Natural Chemist in 2014 with her husband and business partner. Their goal was to work out how to take the level of service provided in their physical pharmacies and make it available for more people. Diana is supported by a wonderful and growing team of qualified professionals; all with the same dedicated focus on quality health outcomes.

Natural Clinic PCOS Consult: $75 

Book a Consult
  • icon time 30-minute naturopathic consult to assess what is driving your PCOS and identify any co-presenting conditions.
  • icon test Facilitation of further testing, where appropriate.
  • icon pill Access to practitioner-grade products.
  • icon script Prescriptions for custom-made products designed especially for you:
    • icon tick Liquid herbal formulas
    • icon tick Compounded creams
    • icon tick Compounded nutritionals
  • icon plan Written treatment plan, including dietary and lifestyle advice, to help you stay on track