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Why PCOS and Gluten Don’t Mix

For many years, I’ve recommended a gluten free diet for PCOS. And there is good reason for that. Gluten causes chronic inflammation (something we’re already prone to), it’s a hormone disruptor and it is often high in carbs. Here is what I do instead of having gluten.

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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 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 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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PCOS and Exercise – The Benefits

Exercise is so important for your overall health and well being. But, it is also crucial to managing your PCOS. Even if you don’t physically see the results, the research shows that exercise has an impact on the metabolic markers of PCOS. Find out about the other benefits of exercise for PCOS.

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Mixed Berry Smoothie

Sometimes it’s hard to eat a good, healthy breakfast. I need something  quick that I can eat (or drink). But the problem with a lot of smoothies is that they tend to be very high is sugar and carbohydrates. Not ideal for your insulin and therefore your PCOS. So, here’s a great PCOS friendly smoothie recipe.

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Acupuncture for PCOS

More and more women are turning to holistic and alternative therapies to help them manage their health and their PCOS. It’s no surprise, then, that I have been asled about acupunture for PCOS on a number of occasions. So, I’ve done the research and this is what I have found.

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My February PCOS Progress Report

I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggles with PCOS – that I face the same struggles that you do. So, I have started putting together a monthly progress report as a way to track my symptoms and keep myself motivated. I share them with you so you can be motivated too.