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.

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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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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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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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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Top 10 Best PCOS Fighting Foods to Eat Every Day

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.

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