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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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.
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.
A meal plan is essential for following a healthy diet for PCOS. With a little practice, meal planning will become a routine habit that will allow you to improve the nutrition quality of your diet and leave you never asking what’s for dinner again! Here’s 7 tips to do it right.
September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here are 30 interesting facts about this overlooked and under recognized condition that affect at least 10% of women in the United States.