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…
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 natuarlly.
Gut health has become increasingly popular in the health world as more and more research reveals how important our guts are to our overall health and well being. And, unsurprisingly, you gut health can also impact on your PCOS. Here is what you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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.