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.
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.
When we decide that we are ready to start trying to start a family, it is so important to get our bodies in the best possible place to conceive. It will make the journey to motherhood smoother and will help prepare our bodies for pregnancy. Putting some of these tips in place now can also help to mitigate some of the risks associated with PCOS and Pregnancy.
We know that trying to conceive with PCOS can be difficult. But there are some key things that you can do before you even start trying to conceive that can help improve your fertility and provide a solid foundation for your journey to motherhood. Some of these things may surprise you but they can have a powerful impact on your fertility.
I recently did a survey of PCOS Diet Support readers and found that many of them struggle to maintain the motivation to stick to a PCOS friendly way of life. I think that decision fatigue is one of the main culprits and obstacles we need to overcome to stay true to what we know about PCOS. Here is how to avoid decision fatigue with PCOS.
So often we feel alone on our PCOS and the things that we are struggling with. But the reality is that we are not alone, as you will see from Kaylee’s story. She was alone and felt out of control in her PCOS. But then she found a place to belong and relate and learned how to manage her PCOS.
Sometimes you just need something a little sweet. Something that melts in your mouth. Something to help keep the cravings at bay. I’ve got just the answer! They only need 4 ingredients, take 5 minutes to make, and BEST of all, they’re healthy and PCOS friendly. Give them a try!
Many of us, in our quest to manage PCOS, try various approaches and treatments. This article looks at the research behind the use of essential oils for PCOS, as well as offers some suggestions of which oils might help for specific symptoms. Have you tried essential oils for your PCOS?
When trying to manage our PCOS, there are some common pitfalls that many can fall into. Avoiding these 5 mistakes can save us money, energy and a lot of heartache in the long run and if you know how to avoid them, you’ll be better able to manage your PCOS.
It’s easy to complicate things with PCOS. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the conflicting information out there and get over loaded by the sheer volume of information. It’s time to strip it back to the bare essentials. Here’s how to live simply with PCOS.