There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to PCOS. We need to know the truth so that we know what we are dealing with and how to tackle PCOS. These 5 truths may surprise you, and ultimately, better help you manage your PCOS and all of it’s symptoms.
Giving up gluten to improve your PCOS symptoms doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice bread altogether. There are some amazing alternatives, like this PCOS friendly, gluten free and dairy free bread. It’s so easy to make and is great as a sandwich bread or toasted. Go on, give it a try!
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.
It’s not uncommon for women with PCOS to feel hungry all the time, even after they have just finished a meal. And there is a reason for that. PCOS wreaks havoc on our metabolism and hunger hormones, making us feel hungrier than other women. This also makes weight loss more difficult. There are some things you can do about it, though…
There are so many different things that we could be doing for our PCOS. We could always be trying something new. The thing is, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, to get decision fatigue and we could land up doing nothing, staying just where we are in our PCOS. It might be helpful to focus on just one thing for your PCOS today.
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.
It is so easy to get derailed when you are travelling or in a foreign country and you don’t have access to the foods that you would normally eat. It is still possible to eat well for your PCOS, though, and in this blog post I show you how to do just that. So, here is how you can still follow your PCOS diet while on the road.
When you are first diagnosed with PCOS, it can be scary and overwhelming and you might not know what to do or where to start. The good news is that there are some things that you can do for you and your PCOS. If you are newly-diagnosed, this article should point you in the right direction.
There are a range of different supplements available for women with PCOS. I don’t recommend them all – only those that have good evidence behind them. Magnesium is one of them. Magnesium deficiency is common in our culture and can have a huge effect on our hormones.
Sometimes you can spend hours in the gym and just not get the results that you want. And it can be SO frustrating! There are some specific reasons that your PCOS workout may not be working. Are you overtraining? Not doing enough high-intensity exercise? Eating too clean?
Sometimes we need a little motivation to keep us going and on the right track. There are a number of ways to do this, of course, whether it be tracking your symptoms, getting support or using technology. My Fitbit is one of my favourite ways to track and manage my PCOS.
Recent research has shown that many women with PCOS need multiple doctors’ appointments over a number of years for their PCOS diagnosis to be confirmed. Here are 8 reasons that your PCOS diagnosis may have been missed.
When it comes to exercise and PCOS there are a lot of questions. If you don’t have an exercise or fitness background you might be unsure what to do or where to start. In this article, Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, answers the most common questions about PCOS and exercise.
We know that the way that we eat is crucial to managing our PCOS but sometimes making changes to the way that we eat can be time-consuming, especially with a family or in times of high stress. Here are some ways to ease the transition and make the PCOS diet work for you and your family.
Giving up dairy as part of your PCOS diet can be tricky and is often easier said than done. Many of us miss our cheese, yogurt, and milk. Also, recent research on the link between dairy and fertility has raised some questions. So, let’s have another look at whether dairy should be part of our PCOS diet.
When making new years resolutions, I like to look at where I’ve come from in the previous year, what I did well and what needs to change. I learnt some lessons over the last year, some that had a negative impact on my PCOS. So, from my PCOS diet to sleep, here’s what I’m not going to do this year.
Living with PCOS can be tough. There are a lot of challenges that we need to overcome. But, in a funny kind of way, I wouldn’t be who I am without PCOS. It has taught me so much and I have learned so much as a result of having PCOS. So, here are 6 things that PCOS has made me thankful for.
Soy and soy products are particularly controversial in the nutrition world, with some people claiming their health benefits and others suggesting that it should be avoided. But how does soy impact on your PCOS? I’ve done the research and this is what I’ve found…
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?