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.
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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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.
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.
Exercise is a necessary part of taking control over PCOS. Every body, regardless if they have PCOS or not, needs exercise for good mental and physical health too. If you’ve been a regular exerciser, recently embarked on a new routine, or are interested in starting, there are several factors that should be taken into account to help avoid the common pitfall many people make, that cause them to get injured, or lose faith and focus and never wanting to step into the gym again. Here are the top five mistakes that women with PCOS make and how to fix them.
What you eat has a major impact on PCOS, yet women tend to focus more on foods they shouldn’t eat, instead of focusing on eating foods that can fight PCOS. Here’s our list of the 10 best PCOS fighting foods to eat daily.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from my private PCOS Nutrition Coaching patients is that they crave sweets and other high carb foods all the time. Can you relate? As a woman with PCOS, this is something I used to experience too. Growing up, I always wanted sweets. I would eat them in the morning after I woke up and even after having a satisfying meal. I couldn’t resist passing up a bakery. For all I knew, the cravings I had were normal. It wasn’t until I was in college that I noticed most other women didn’t have these cravings. Soon after college, I was diagnosed with PCOS and it all made sense. Now, I’m happy to say I don’t have those cravings like I used to have. Here’s what’s helped me and my private patients get rid of PCOS food cravings for good.