Welcome to the PCOS Nutrition Center Blog! Here you’ll find a collection of blog posts and articles about nutrition and lifestyle for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, including breaking PCOS news, PCOS friendly recipes, diet and supplements specifically for women with PCOS.

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The purpose of the PCOS Nutrition Center Blog is for education. The information included on the site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician before altering your diet, changing your exercise regimen, starting any new lifestyle treatment or supplement or making changes to existing treatment. The opinions of the bloggers are their own. To read our Disclosure Policy, click here.

Mint and Matcha Power Smoothie

It’s time to ditch your morning coffee for this tasty smoothie. Matcha is a concentrated green tea that’s rich in antioxidants and shown to lower blood pressure and improve glucose levels.

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Can Inositol Benefit Those With Type 2 Diabetes?

We have been recommending inositol to women with PCOS for years at the PCOS Nutrition Center. And for good reason: A combination of myo and d-chiro inositol (Ovasitol) have been shown to reduce insulin resistance and gestational diabetes, and inositol helps to improve fertility by improving egg quality and ovulation. A  new study now suggests that inositol can help those suffering from type 2 diabetes achieve glycemic control and could even be a replacement for metformin.

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Beyond Pregnancy: What All Women with PCOS Need to Know About Folic Acid

You may have heard that folic acid is important to support a healthy pregnancy, but did you know that up to 10 to 15 percent of Caucasians and more than 25 percent of Hispanics can’t metabolize folic acid?  Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, or MTHFR, is a genetic condition in which the body can’t breakdown and convert folic acid into a usable form, resulting in infertility and miscarriages, and even serious long-term health conditions. The hormone imbalance associated with PCOS is viewed as the main cause of infertility and a reason for miscarriages, which is why MTHFR is often overlooked. Here’s what you need to know about MTHFR if you have PCOS.

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BMI and PCOS: Useful or Useless?

Body mass index (BMI) has been around for decades as a tool to determine if someone is at a healthy weight or not, but is it useful or appropriate for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? We weigh in.

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Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 For PCOS

Emerging research is showing that coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 may offer numerous benefits to women with PCOS,  Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to be involved in improving fertility and pregnancy in women with PCOS. Newer research is showing the potential of Q10 to lower cholesterol and insulin levels as well. Here’s what to know about Coenzyme Q10 if you have PCOS.

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PCOS and Migraines: Ow! My Aching Head!

Migraine with PCOS is complex and can result in feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, isolation and frustration.  There is relief for you.  We can accomplish more with a team than on our own. Learn more about the relationship between PCOS, common environmental and food triggers, and treatment options.

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