Beauty standards come and go. Fortunately, times have changed, and the traditional beauty criteria of past decades have been challenged and replaced by a much more diverse range of what is deemed attractive. A sense of confidence, however, is always desirable – and much of that relies on feeling good within ourselves. Whilst most of…
While there is no such thing as a risk-free pregnancy, women with PCOS are at a higher risk of experiencing pregnancy-related complications. On top of the myriad of the unpleasant symptoms of PCOS on a day to day basis, there are some PCOS and pregnancy risk factors that you should be aware of.. Learning about…
What’s for lunch today? Answering that question is not only important in how you’ll maintain your energy for the afternoon but if you have PCOS, your lunch can keep your hormones under control too. You may have found a PCOS-friendly recipe or two for lunch and stuck to it like glue, but you want to…
A ketogenic diet is nothing new but it is something that I have been experimenting with recently. There is some strong research on the keto diet for PCOS and in this article, I go into all of the detail, including sharing my own experiences with going keto and some invaluable resources.
Whilst we are all susceptible to the odd ache and pain, it is a far more likely occurrence in women with PCOS. In addition to irregular periods and highly painful cramps, another unpleasant symptom of PCOS is joint pain, which is the result of inflammation within the body. This can cause swollen joints, stiffness or…
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I started trying to conceive. I was frustrated by the lack of support offered and started doing my own research. That was when I stumlbed on how crucial diet can be in improving your fertility with PCOS. I changed the way that I ate and was able to conceive naturally.
For a large proportion of women, “that time of the month” tends to be a mere inconvenience that is easily managed with the help of a few painkillers, a bar of favourite chocolate and some comforting trash TV. However, for the one in ten of us who suffer from PCOS, the situation is very different…
Most women only have to worry about hormonal acne when their periods are imminent, but PCOS has taken your hormones on an unwanted rollercoaster ride. During particularly bad stretches, it seems like every day you wake up and discover a new pimple on your face or body. How do you put a stop to PCOS…
99% of us struggle with cravings. It’s not just in your head – the research proves it. And the thing is, our cravings can completely derail us. In this article, you’ll find 4 reasons to combat your PCOS cravings as well as some strategies to help you get on top of your cravings.
With so many of us in lockdown and quarantine, it is not easy to cope with PCOS, anxiety, and coronavirus. Here are some tips and strategies to help you through this challenging time, so that you come out the other side with your PCOS and mental health intact.
Sometimes changing the way that we eat for our PCOS seems like a mountain we just can’t climb. But there are some easy ways to improve your PCOS diet and if you do these consistently, it can make a huge difference for your PCOS and ease your PCOS symptoms.
If you have been in the nutrition world for a little while, you would have heard the term “macros” or macronutrients. In this article, we look at the ideal macros for PCOS – is it high fat, low carb or high carb, low fat or perhaps somewhere in the middle?
Many women with PCOS struggle with disordered eating, for a number of reasons. Even though disordered eating does not necessarily mean an eating disorder, it is absolutely something that we need to be aware of. Find out why we are prone to disordered eating and what we can do about it.
You may have been prescribed Metformin for PCOS. It comes with a host of unpleasant side effects and apart from that, there are 6 other reasons you may want to reconsider taking Metformin. This article also offers some natural alternatives with fewer unpleasant side effects.
How long did it take you to be diagnosed with PCOS? If it was a long and painful process, unfortunately you are not alone! Research shows that on average it takes more than 2 years and 3 doctors to finally be diagnosed with PCOS! Considering there are millions of us with PCOS, that just isn’t good enough!
Coffee… I love the smell of it; the ritual of it. Okay, I also need the caffeine, if I’m honest. But, I haven’t been convinced about the health benefits or the negative impact on my PCOS. So, I’ve done the research and made some decisions. Here is what you need to know.
PCOS and Cholesterol are closely linked and up to 70% of us have higher cholesterol than we should have. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol but it is a silent threat. So, in this article, I share with you everything you need to know about PCOS and Cholesterol, including how to lower it naturally.
Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years. But is it just another fad diet trend or is there actually something to it? in this article, we take a look at the health benefits of intermittent fasting, especially as it relates to PCOS. We also look at some practical ways to get started with intermittent fasting.
Anxiety is one of the symptoms that is not often spoken about when it comes to PCOS. But, for those who are dealing with it, it can be debilitating. In this article, find out the link between PCOS and anxiety and some of the things that you can do to manage it.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the time to exercise, even though we may know how important it is to exercise for our PCOS, as well as our general well being. In this guest article by Fitness Instructor, Jackie, find out which types of exercise are helpful for PCOS and why it is important to avoid over training.
One of the questions that I am often asked is, “How does PCOS affect us as we age and reach menopause?” Our hormones change, our bodies change. And we know that we have PCOS for life so how will these changes impact on our PCOS. Well, there’s some good news and not-so-good news.