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?
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 naturally.
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.
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!
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