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.
Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut with our PCOS. We keep going as we are but we struggle to find the motivation to jump the hurdles and change tac. So, I surveryed my readers to find out what was stopping them from taking their next step with their PCOS. This is what they said and how to overcome those hurdles.
We know that exercise is another crucial element of our PCOS management strategy. It helps make our bodies more sensitive to insulin and overall improve our PCOS. But how much exercise should e be doing and is it possible to do too much exercise? Let’s look at the research…
Just because you have PCOS, doesn’t mean that PCOS has you. PCOS can be managed and it is possible to have success. I share my own success story with you, and announce some very exciting news – proof of just how effective diet and lifestyle changes are in managing PCOS.
Things have been very quiet on the blog recently and it’s been far too long since my last article. I’m really sorry about the silence! The thing is: I’m PREGNANT! We’re so excited that our little family of three will soon be four but on a personal level, I feel like I have won a…
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.
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.