Believe it or not, studies have shown that iodine deficiency is likely a cause of PCOS. Its been proven that low iodine levels cause ovarian cysts (PCOS), insulin resistance, and hypothyroidism (often misdiagnosed as insulin resistance) AND multiple miscarriages!!
“Iodine deficiency may cause the ovaries to develop cysts , nodules and scar tissue. At its worse this ovarian pathology is very similar to that of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). As of the writing of this article I have five PCOS patients. The patients have successfully been brought under control with the use of 50 mg of iodine per day. Control with these patients meaning cysts are gone, periods every 28 days and type 2 diabetes mellitus under control” (IODINE: Orthoiodo Supplementation in a Primary Care Practice
"The majority of Americans are quite deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals due to the processed food we consume.
PCOS cannot be cured, but the possibility of controlling it, long term, simply by supplementing a mineral most have never considered supplementing is quite exciting!
Low levels of iodine mean your thyroid isn’t functioning properly. The thyroid helps balance hormones, regulate heartbeats, stabilize cholesterol, maintain weight control, encourage muscle growth, keep menstrual cycles regular, provide energy, and even helps you keep a positive mental attitude."
Iodine deficiency — Cause of PCOS? | PCOSInfo