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.
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.
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?
Many women with PCOS often feel misunderstood. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about PCOS. So, I asked my PCOS Diet Support Facebook group what they wanted people to know about PCOS. Here are the 10 things that women with PCOS want you to know…
Salmon is a really healthy PCOS friendly fish. It is rich in Omega 3 which has been shown to lower testosterone levels in women with PCOS, as well as improve inflammation (something we are prone to). This is a super easy and delicious one pan salmon recipe (even the kids love it!)
Luteinizing hormone is one of the hormones affected by PCOS and it’s important to get it within normal range. High LH levels can cause increased testosterone to be released from our ovaries as well as anovulation. Here are 4 ways to lower LH levels natuarlly.
It is easy to get overwhlemed by the shear volume of information we have available to us. It’s like wading through a river in flood and we can swept away with the current. Well, I’ve done been through the river and come out the other side. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your PCOS.
Sometimes you just don’t feel like it but you know that you really should. And sometimes the knowing that you should is enough… But often it isn’t. We need to find other ways to stay motivated in all areas of PCOS, including in the way that you exercise. Here are 3 ways to stay motivated.
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.
I am always on the look-out for delicious and healthy PCOS friendly food that can be enjoyed by my whole family. This chocolate banana bread fits the bill perfectly. It is so easy to whip up and the kids can’t wait for it to cool down before they tuck in. Give it a try!
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.
I must confess… I’m not a huge fan of the gym (or even exercise for that matter). And I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands. So, when I workout, I want to know that I am getting the biggest bang for my buck. Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal trainer, shares her best PCOS workout.
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
I am always on the look out for some different recipes to try. I love experimenting and pottering in the kitchen and when I stumbled across this marmalade chicken recipe, I couldn’t resist. It’s simple, easy to make and oh so delicious. Well worth a try!
It can be hard to know what type of exercise to do for PCOS – strength training / cardio / a combination maybe? In this article, Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, shares why cardio is important for PCOS and the most effective cardio exercise (workouts included).
Metformin (an insulin sensitizing drug) is commonly prescribed to women with PCOS to help manage their symptoms. But, taking Metformin over a long period of time can lead to some serious vitamin deficiencies. If you’re taking Merformin, here is what you need to know.
There are so many different forms of exercise out there and it’s important to which out which form of exercise you enjoy so that you can do it on a regular basis. Bethanie, a follower and customer, shares her experience and expertise as a yoga instructor and how it can help PCOS.
Many of us struggle with an irregular menstrual cycle as a result of PCOS. This causes us to be deficient in progesterone and dominant in estrogen. This can have a negative effect on our bodies, as well as our fertility. Natural progesterone cream may be helpful to correct this.
Women with PCOS are prone to carrying weight around their middle – the proverbial spare tyre so to speak. We have those high insulin levels to thank for that. In this article, Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, shares some workouts we can do to combat that belly fat.