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.

8 Motivating Tips for Exercising for PCOS

Regular physical activity, or exercise, is an essential part of managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you’re like some women though, exercise may be one of the last things you want to do. Many women with PCOS have had negative experiences with exercise or associate it as punishment that only happens when one is dieting. Others who let poor body image take over their lives and don’t want to be seen exercising in public. Moving your body can be hard work. But the rewards of exercise outweigh the negatives.Over time, I have come to enjoy giving my body physical activity and even look forward to it.  Here’s what’s helped me. I hope these tips motivate you to exercise as well.

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Food Sensitivities and PCOS: An Underlying Inflammatory Culprit?

Food sensitivities are much more common than food allergies or intolerances yet many people don’t know they have one. Women with PCOS tend to have more inflammation than those without the condition. A regular intake of a food they are reactive to can be the cause of a constant immune reaction causing low grade inflammation in their body and worsening PCOS symptoms. This inflammation can begin affecting organ systems very distant from the gut, like the brain, joints, thyroid tissue and so on. Guest blogger and dietitian Caitlin Johnson shows us what women with PCOS should know about food sensitivities.

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PCOS and Microbiome: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Gut Health

Can the food you eat affect your PCOS? You bet! The gut microbiome in women with PCOS have been found to be different than those without the syndrome. Making changes to improve your microbiome can improve your PCOS and how you feel both physically and emotionally. The good news: changes made to your diet can improve the functioning of your gut in as little as 24 hours. Here are 5 easy ways to do it.

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Dark Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut Whipped Cream

Here’s a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth, but is also filled with PCOS-fighting superfoods. Did you know that cocoa powder is an antioxidant and a good source of zinc? Adequate intake of zinc may improve alopecia, acne, and hirsutism in women with PCOS. We’ve swapped out traditional dairy whipping cream for coconut cream that adds a richness and decadence to this tasty dessert. You won’t believe how easy it is to make this sweet treat!

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10 Benefits of Berberine for PCOS

While berberine may be new to the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) community, nothing is new about the numerous benefits of this potent supplement. Used for thousands of years in China as a treatment for diabetes and infertility, berberine is an herb that is showing great promise for treating -and preventing- many of the difficult and frustrating symptoms and complications associated with PCOS. Here are 10 of the many benefits of berberine for women with PCOS.

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Health Concerns for Hispanic Women with PCOS

Hispanic women tend to have higher rates of developing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and metabolic syndrome, but that doesn’t mean they have to abandon their favorite cultural foods. To me as a Registered Dietitian, the most important thing is preserve the Hispanic culture, to educate our people to have realistic food expectations and most of all, be healthier. And in doing so, we can help reduce our BMI, control blood sugars and manage PCOS or metabolic syndrome. Here’s how.

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