#135: Creating a Happy Balance with PCOS with Megan Hallett

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What we’re talking about in this episode

  • How to heal your PCOS naturally and get to the root cause of your symptoms
  • Why blood sugar should be the first thing on your mind when you wake up
  • Seed cycling and cycle syncing to support your cycle and balance your hormones
  • Which foods you should be eating to support your energy and mood
  • Building your plate around plants to keep your gut happy

Episode Summary

After being diagnosed with PCOS at age eighteen, Megan Hallett was frustrated by her doctors just handing her pills and telling her to lose weight. So Megan took her health into her own hands and dove headfirst into the knowledge and power that nutrition can have on your body. Since then Megan has healed her PCOS naturally, used food as her medicine, and co-written the new book, The Happy Balance Book

PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disruptors in women and it affects all races and ethnic groups. While many doctors offer a one-size-fits all approach to healing PCOS, Megan is proof of the amazing healing power of education and plant-based foods. 

If you are on the PCOS journey and are looking for a resource to educate yourself and figure out what is going on inside your body, Megan is the girl for you. With an information-packed episode filled with things you wish you knew when you were younger, Megan is here to debunk your cravings, help sort out your mood and energy and other PCOS symptoms, and help you get to the root cause of your blood sugar and hormone issues. 

What role has food and nutrition played in your PCOS symptoms? Share your journey with us in the comments below.


“During the time that I was on the pill, I started to educate myself to learn a little bit more about PCOS and what is going on. So I was able to make that informed decision that I did want to come off birth control and I guess take my health into my own hands and heal everything naturally.” (14:17)

“When you have something like PCOS or you have an issue with estrogen dominance or just the way your body is presenting symptoms that might be suggestive of these things, we really want to focus on ensuring that our blood sugar is stable.” (22:19)

“When I was young and when I was a teenager I thought the best thing for my body was to be going to the gym every single day and going to spin classes 5 times a week. Whereas really, I think I would have done so much better if I had acknowledged my cycle.” (29:14)

“I do also think there is a lot to be said for having a healthy relationship with food.” (32:52)

“It really really is important that we are focusing on our mindset and our happiness and how we are approaching these situations rather than getting too bogged down in what the food is doing to us.” (34:54)

Resources Mentioned

The Happy Balance Book by Megan Hallett and Nicole Jardim

Megan Hallett Website

Essentially You Episode 132: The Four Types of PCOS and How to Heal PCOS Naturally

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One Response to #135: Creating a Happy Balance with PCOS with Megan Hallett

  1. Jody Z October 19, 2019 at 5:24 am #

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