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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We know that PCOS has some secondary health issues and it’s important that we stay in contact with our doctors on a regular basis. There are also a couple of things that we need to look out for. So, the next time you do see your doctor, be sure to ask them these 5 questions…
Facial hair can be one of the most frustrating symptoms that really impacts on our self esteem. It is something that comes up time and time again in my Facebook groups and on the Facebook page. So, I’ve done the research and have some suggestions of things that we can do to manage our facial hair.
Having an irregular menstrual cycle is one very common symptom of PCOS. And it can trying to conceive very difficult and very frustrating. If we’re not ovulating regularly, our fertility is going to affected. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to kick start your period.
PCOS and Hypothyroidism are often closely linked and many women with PCOS also struggle with their thyroid. It’s important to manage your thyroid health because it will be very difficult to see improvements in your PCOS symptoms if your thyroid is out-of-kilter. Find out more about thyroid health and PCOS.
We know that many women with PCOS have insulin resistance which can develop into diabetes. But we may have also heard our doctors talk about pre diabetes. What is the difference between all of these, and more importantly, how can we avoid getting diabetes all together?
It is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information we have available to us. It’s like wading through a river in flood and we can be swept away with the current. Well, I’ve done been through the river and come out on the other side. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your PCOS.
Women with PCOS are prone to chronic inflammation as part and parcel of PCOS. It’s important to manage that inflammation. Not only can inflammation result in pain and discomfort, it can also make insulin resistance worse. Here are some ways that you can deal with inflammation.
That afternoon slump… When you just can’t keep your eyes open… You can’t really think straight… All you want is your bed. Feeling this way is actually pretty common in women with PCOS. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are ways that you can beat the brain fog with PCOS
Sometimes even the people closest to us struggle to understand PCOS and all that it means to us. One of the ladies in The PCOS Master Plan asked me how to explain PCOS to her partner. So, I wrote a letter to my husband to help him understand (and maybe you could share it with yours).