..didn't know what PCOS is but I do now:http://www.4woman.gov/faq/pcos.htm
Excess insulin sounds like insulin resistance. This is something that I discovered (in the course of researching my wife's borderline hypothyroidism brought on by "excessive" nursing, ie mineral loss, on the part of my son) can be linked to Vit. D deficiency. Here's a sample of what you can read with a "insulin resistance Vitamin D" search. This one mentions PCOS:http://www.wdxcyber.com/ngen10.htm
Here are the subtleties of getting enough Vit.D from the sun-- the most bioactive form:http://www.westonaprice.org/nutritio..._vitaminD.html
Do what you like, I'm just giving feedback, but the no meat diet cocnerns me.
Check out the above link to Dr. Mercola. I've recently found a source of grassfed beef that is fantastic and seems relatively inexpensive at least when compared to fish (I've been a grad student and am fully sympathetic to those low income issues):http://www.lasatergrasslandsbeef.com/
Now, we've bought the family sampler (those grad school years are 10 years back) and it's fantastic. But on the last order I bought some of the stock/soup bones for $2/lb. There's alot of meat on them--it's a small circle of bone with a large ring of meat around it. VERY tasty and I can't think of a more nutritious meal than my whole grain barley (NOT pearled), beef veg soup made with them.
What the conventional food industry has done to beef is simply a crime.
Grassfed beef, as Nature intended it, is life-promoting goodness, plain and simple.
If you do move to the Triangle, let me know. We're in Chatham county just south of Chapel Hill where the livin' is much cheaper and more spacious and beautiful than any area around us. There is a sustainable agriculture movement that promotes a great farmer's market in Carrboro as well as a food coop-- Weaver St. I've met the chickens whose eggs we eat, and as soon as I can get it arranged, will meet the cow for our milk.
Procreate, Lactate, Disseminate!