Sometimes even the people closest to us struggle to understand PCOS and all that it means to us. One of the ladies in The PCOS Master Plan asked me how to explain PCOS to her partner. So, I wrote a letter to my husband to help him understand (and maybe you could share it with yours).
Just because you have PCOS, does NOT mean that you will never have a baby. In fact, the research (and my own experience) suggests that it is entirely possible for women with PCOS to have children! If you’re struggling with fertility, this research might give you hope.
Superfoods are all the rage at the moment and we’re all looking for ultra healthy foods that will pack a nutritional punch. Well, there are also some superfoods that will help your PCOS and symptoms. It may be worth including these foods in your diet on a regular basis.
My daughter is prone to PCOS simply by virtue that I have it. And it makes me angry. It just doesn’t seem fair at all. So, do you know what I do with that anger? I use it to motivate me to keep going when I’m struggling to find the motivation for myself.
The feeling of discomfort after meals… Pants feeling tight and uncomfortable. People asking if you’re pregnant. I’ve been there and I know how uncomfortable bloating can be. But, it can get better. Here are some ways that you can beat the bloat with PCOS.
Many women with PCOS turn to Maca powder to try to treat their symptoms. Now, when I take any new supplement, I like to know that there is scientific evidence behind what I’m taking. So, I’ve looked at the research on Maca. Here is what I found.
So many of us struggle with our weight. It is so easy to put it on and just so darn hard to lose. Special diets, loads of exercise, nothing seems to help. The good news is that it is possible to lose weight with PCOS, if you address your underlying PCOS and hormone imbalance.
Our little family of 3 has just become a family of 4 as little Joshua joined us in December. I just want to give you a brief update of how things are going and let you know why it has been so quiet at PCOS Diet Support. I’ll be back in action soon!
Losing weight with PCOS can feel virtually impossible, no matter how hard you try. Well, there’s good news and bad news. Your PCOS is making it hard to lose weight. But here is the good news. There is something that you can do about it. First, you need to understand what is happening in your body.
You may have thought that acne was a thing of the past. That as you left your adolescent years, your skin would clear up. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for a lot of women with PCOS. Our raging testosterone levels often wreak havoc on our skin. Here is what you need to know about PCOS and acne.
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.
If you have fallen away from eating well for your PCOS, as a way to get back on track, you may be tempted to do some kind of detox or cleanse. But, what does the evidence say and is a cleanse the best thing for your PCOS? Let’s have a look at the research and offer some alternatives to a cleanse.
Testosterone is often the cause of a lot of our troubling PCOS symptoms – hair where you don’t want it, not enough hair where you do want it, acne, that irregular cycle. There are some foods that have been shown to lower testosterone levels and may be worth including more of these in your 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.
One of the more distressing symptoms of PCOS is hair loss or alopecia. It can really impact on self esteem and make women self conscious about the way that they look. Alopecia is often caused by high testosterone levels. Here are some things that you can do about it.
I find hearing other people’s success stories with PCOS is just so motivating. It helps me realise that I am not alone in my struggles and motivates me to keep going when Ijust want to stop. So, here is another success story for you. Meet Alleyne and let her tell you how PCOS impacts on her.
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.
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.
Many people focus on a low glycemic index diet. The thing is, it is not entirely accurate and even foods with a low GL can impact on your insulin and your PCOS. So, the glycemic load is a better indicator. In this article, I explain the GL in detail and how it can work as part of your PCOS diet.
N-acetyl-cystein (otherwise known as NAC) has shown some promising results for women with PCOS. It has been shown to help with fertility, insulin resistance and lowering testosterone. Here is what you need to know if you want to add NAC to your supplement regime.
Milk has a chemical that mimics insulin and causes our levels of testosterone to rise. Many women find that their acne clears up after stopping milk and that is testament to milk’s negative effects on our PCOS in general. This article looks at why milk is not great for PCOS, as well as alternatives.