I’m Tarryn Poulton, founder of PCOS Diet Support and PCOS Foodies.
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2010 after struggling to get pregnant. I could have been diagnosed in 1998 when I first saw a Gynaecologist about my irregular cycle. All he told me was that I didn’t ovulate every month.
When I did finally get diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, I was overwhelmed and relieved all at the same time. And I was frustrated by the lack of support I was offered by my doctor – fertility treatment or the pill.
So I went on a research frenzy, looking at every medical publication I could get my hands on to better understand what was happening in my body. My Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Occupational Therapy was being put to use as I decoded and deciphered all of the medical jargon to get to the core of the problem.
The leading medical studies in PCOS all suggest that dietary and lifestyle changes should always be the first line treatment in managing PCOS.
So, I began to follow a PCOS diet, a diet that would balance my raging PCOS hormones and boost my fertility.
4 months later I was able to conceive naturally and later gave birth to my daughter. I was also able to conceive my son naturally.
It is now my mission to educate, support and teach thousands of other women that PCOS is manageable in so many ways. I share only those things that have been proven through scientific and medical research.
And I am so grateful that in sharing the latest research and medical studies, not only has my life changed, but so have the lives of thousands of other women with PCOS.
In my quest to find the best tools and resources for women with PCOS, I have also completed my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching certification.