Living with PCOS can sometimes feel isolating. Not everyone likes to talk about their symptoms and so we often don’t know any one else with PCOS. But, finding a support network, a group of women who understand what you are going through and who cheer you on, is so important.
I jave a confession to make.I hate needles and I hate the thought of needles. As a result, acupuncture has never been on my radar. I have never considered it as an option to manage my PCOS. But, the research is actually very good that acupuncture is effective in treating a lot of the symptoms of PCOS.
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.
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 asked about acupuncture for PCOS on a number of occasions. So, I’ve done the research and this is what I have found.
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.
I am always on the look out for supplements that I think will be helpful for my PCOS. And I am so glad that I found Inositol. It has brilliant evidence that it helps with so many of our symptoms and I have noticed an improvement in my own PCOS since I started taking Inositol.
When I was first diagnosed with PCOS, the symptom that scared me the most was depression. There was no joy or colour in my world. And I have come to learn that depression is a common but often unspoken about symptom of PCOS. Here is what the research says and what you can do.
I’ve decided to start tracking my symptoms and share them with you. Why? As a way to motivate myself and to let you know that you are not alone in the struggles you face with your own PCOS. So, here is my January progress report – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Okay, so we’ve looked at why we might have hair where we don’t want it (hirsutism), now we need to look at what we can do about. In this article, I look at the most effective ways to manage your hair growth – from diet to supplements, there is a lot you can do.
We don’t often have regular potatoes or mashed potatoes. They’re just too high in carbs and tend to have a fairly high glycemic load. So, we have cauliflower mash instead. It is seriously delicious and so easy. Why not give it a try?
Hair hair hair. Hair everywhere. This is one of the most frustrating symptoms of PCOS and one that many women ask me about. If we are going to deal with our hirsutism properly, we need to know what is causing it so that we know how to address it. Let’s have a look at why we struggle with hirsutism.
When I was trying to conceive both of my children, I did fertility charting. I tracked my basal body temperature every morning and I found it incredibly helpful in managing my anxiety and understanding my body. I could tell when I had ovulated and therefore when I had a chance of achieving pregnancy.
What are the principles of the PCOS Diet again? What can or can’t I eat? I’ve created a little video to help you Say NO to PCOS so that you can live the life of fullness and freedonm that you want, without PCOS getting in your way.
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I started trying to conceive. I was frustrated by the lack of support offered and started doing my own research. That was when I stumlbed on how crucial diet can be in improving your fertility with PCOS. I changed the way that I ate and was able to conceive naturally.
There is nothing like Butternut soup to warm your belly on a cold autumn day. It is just so comforting and simply delicious. Butternut soup can often have dairy and can have a fairly high glycemic load. So, I’ve adapted my favourite butternut soup recipe to make it PCOS friendly – enjoy!
When I was first diagnosed with PCOS, there was very little information or online support out there. I knew no one else with PCOS. And I don’t want that for any other women with PCOS, especially if you have been newly diagnosed. So, if you want to connect with me or other women with PCOS, here is how to find us.
Research has shown that Omega 3 lowers testosterone levels in women with PCOS. And that is amazing news for us. The thing is that we tend to get more Omega 6 and 9 in our diets than Omega 3. So, we need to try to boost our Omega 3 intake. Here’s how.
Sometimes PCOS just plain sucks. We have good days and we have bad days. And it’s when we have those bad days that we need to dig deep and find the strength to keep fighting. To say “This far and no further!” So, if you’re having a bad day, you might want to read this.
Very often women with PCOS struggle with weight gain. But, there are also thousands of women with PCOS who are lean and even struggle to gain weight. So, we need to look at how to go about managing PCOS if you have lean PCOS. Here is why diet is still important for lean PCOS.
Being diagnosed with PCOS can be scary and overwhelming. You may not even have had very much information or support from your doctor. So, if you have revently been diagnosed with PCOS, here are some things you need to know about PCOS and what you can do about it.
Vitamin D is vital on so many levels and research has shown that up to 85% of women are deficient in this all-important vitamin. And the deficiencies could present in infertility as well as depression. So, it is so important that you are taking Vitamin D. Read on to find out more.