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Diet Tips

How to lower testosterone in PCOS – Focus on these foods

Testosterone is often the cause of a lot of our troubling PCOS symptoms – hair where you don’t want it, not enough hair where you do want it, acne, that irregular cycle. There are some foods that have been shown to lower testosterone levels and may be worth including more of these in your diet.

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Diet Tips

PCOS Diet Vs. Normal Diet

When we want to lose weight with PCOS, one of the first things that we do is try some kind of diet, only to find that we don’t lose weight. We may even gain more weight. Why is that? Well, we’re probably watching calories but not addressing our PCOS, the cause of our weight gain.

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PCOS Symptoms

PCOS and Alopecia: What you can do about it

One of the more distressing symptoms of PCOS is hair loss or alopecia. It can really impact on self esteem and make women self conscious about the way that they look. Alopecia is often caused by high testosterone levels. Here are some things that you can do about it.

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PCOS Awareness

PCOS Awareness: Meet Alleyne

I find hearing other people’s success stories with PCOS is just so motivating. It helps me realise that I am not alone in my struggles and motivates me to keep going when Ijust want to stop. So, here is another success story for you. Meet Alleyne and let her tell you how PCOS impacts on her.

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PCOS Symptoms

PCOS and Hair Loss: The Basics

Hair loss with PCOS can be a frustrating and embarrasing syptom – something that women suffering with this symptom is normally very aware of. Hair loss is often as a result of high testosterone levels. Here are some things that you can do to restore your hair health if you are struggling with hair loss.

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PCOS Stories

PCOS Awareness: Meet Danielle

I love hearing from other women with PCOS. To hear the things that they are struggling with (I often relate!) and the things that they are having success with. I find that it motivates me and keeps me going with my PCOS. So, today, I want to introduce you to Danielle as she shares her PCOS story.

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Diet Tips

Your PCOS Diet: Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

Many people focus on a low glycemic index diet. The thing is, it is not entirely accurate and even foods with a low GL can impact on your insulin and your PCOS. So, the glycemic load is a better indicator. In this article, I explain the GL in detail and how it can work as part of your PCOS diet.

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NAC and PCOS
Supplements

N-acetyl-cystein (NAC) and PCOS

N-acetyl-cystein (otherwise known as NAC) has shown some promising results for women with PCOS. It has been shown to help with fertility, insulin resistance and lowering testosterone. Here is what you need to know if you want to add NAC to your supplement regime.

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Diet Tips

Is your PCOS Diet Dairy Free? It Should Be!

Milk has a chemical that mimics insulin and causes our levels of testosterone to rise. Many women find that their acne clears up after stopping milk and that is testament to milk’s negative effects on our PCOS in general. This article looks at why milk is not great for PCOS, as well as alternatives.

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PCOS Management: What is YOUR next step?
Encouragement

PCOS Management: What is YOUR next step?

Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut with our PCOS. We keep going as we are but we struggle to find the motivation to jump the hurdles and change tac. So, I surveryed my readers to find out what was stopping them from taking their next step with their PCOS. This is what they said and how to overcome those hurdles.

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Exercise

PCOS and Exercise: How much and how often?

We know that exercise is another crucial element of our PCOS management strategy. It helps make our bodies more sensitive to insulin and overall improve our PCOS. But how much exercise should e be doing and is it possible to do too much exercise? Let’s look at the research…

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Encouragement

Don’t Let PCOS Define You! A PCOS Success Story

Just because you have PCOS, doesn’t mean that PCOS has you. PCOS can be managed and it is possible to have success. I share my own success story with you, and announce some very exciting news – proof of just how effective diet and lifestyle changes are in managing PCOS.

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