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.
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.