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.
Getting started on a new way of eating can be both energy and time consuming. It takes a while to work out what you can and can’t eat, to plan your meals that fit the guidelines. And most importantly, to actually stick with your new way of eating. Here are some tips to get you started.
One of the frustrations in trying to conceive when you have PCOS is knowing (or not knowing) when you are ovulating. Ovulation predictor kits don’t work for women with PCOS and our imbalanced hormones can give us false signs of ovulation. Thankfully, there is a way to not only confirm if you are ovulating with PCOS, you can also PREDICT ovulation. Super helpful if you are trying to conceive!
Getting pregnant with PCOS can be a real struggle. Deciding that you are ready to start trying for a family is very often one the most exciting and one of the scariest times. But the good news is that there are some many things that you can do to better manage your PCOS and boost your fertility, giving yourself a better chance of getting pregnant with PCOS.
Finding the right supplements for your PCOS is important as supplements can have a dramatic impact on your PCOS and it’s symptoms. Trying to treat your PCOS without supplements is like trying to fill a bucket full of holes. Only when those holes are plugged with the right supplements will you truly see changes to your PCOS.
Before I start taking any supplements for my PCOS, I like to know the research and evidence behind it. Well, the evidence in favour of Ovasitol is remarkable. I have had brilliant results with it and it is my number 1 PCOS supplement, whether you’re trying to conceive, lose weight or just better manage your PCOS symptoms.
I’ve recently come across a supplement that can have a serious impact on your PCOS. Zinc and PCOS – there are 8 great reasons to take Zinc, including improving fertility, managing hirsutism, boosting thyroid function and more. If you aren’t taking Zinc for your PCOS yet, it would be really worth considering.
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.
As the weather turns cold, I find myself drinking more tea, snuggling down in front of the fire. And when we have friends over to talk to, be with and share life with, I want to be able to offer some lovely cookies to go with their hot chocolate. These PCOS friendly dark chocolate chip cookies are just the answer!
I’m always on the look out for delicious PCOS friendly recipes. And this bacon zucchini loaf looks amazing (and I have it on good authority that it is absolutely delicious!) So, why not give it a try?!
30-50% of the general population have a specific gene mutation that impacts on the body’s ability to use folic acid. This can result in folate deficiency and make your PCOS symptoms that much worse. So, in this article, we explore MTHFR and what it might mean for you.
PCOS is strongly associated with sleep apnea. This contributes to the fatigue and drowsiness that we so often struggle with. You may be struggling with sleep apnea and not even realise it. Here are some strategies to help you manage PCOS and sleep apnea.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there when it comes to PCOS. There is also so much conflicting information and advice. So, here are 15 facts you need to know about PCOS. Some of them may surprise you and even change the way that you think about PCOS.
Sometimes when we look at PCOS research, we’re not quite sure how we can take that research and apply it to our own lives. So, in this article, Erika Volk, the PCOS Personal Trainer, looks at some of the latest research on PCOS and exercise and gives us some really practical tips on how we can take this information and make it work for us.