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.

Make PCOS Awareness Part of Your Care

You may have first seen PCOS advocate Ashley Levinson on the Discovery Health Channel show Mystery Diagnosis, which highlighted PCOS. Ashley has been a PCOS Awareness Advocate for over 16 years, serving her mission and passion to bring more awareness to a syndrome that affects so many, including herself.

She has served as an executive and advisor to many PCOS and Women’s Health Organizations and has made multiple appearances including Woman’s World, Fox News and was Glamour Magazine’s finalist for Woman of the Year in 2008. Here she is to tell us why PCOS awareness needs to be part of every woman’s treatment plan.

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30 Interesting Facts About PCOS

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.

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5 Benefits of Essential Oils For Women with PCOS

Essential oils can provide amazing support for a variety of concerns, both emotional and physical. Here are five areas that are of great importance for managing PCOS and overall well-being.

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Taking Control Over Sugar When You Have PCOS

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One of the most common complaints we hear at the PCOS Nutrition Center is the frequent, almost urgent cravings for carb foods and sweets. There is a reason why women with PCOS crave more sweet: It’s due to the influence of insulin. Insulin, a powerful growth hormone, works as an appetite stimulant. It also causes weight gain easily and makes it difficult to lose weight. There’s no question that sugar wreaks havoc on the health of women with PCOS. Not only does sugar spike insulin levels but it also contributes to high blood pressure, high levels of triglycerides, and high levels of C-reactive protein, all of which has been linked to oxidative stress and inflammation. These are also serious risk factors for heart disease which have caused The American Heart Association (AHA) to take a stance on added sugar. So are women with PCOS powerless when it comes to sugar? They can be unless they take action to control their sugar amount. Here’s how to do it.

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8 Tips For Healthy Grocery Shopping

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Unlike what some may think (and what many have likely experienced), food shopping doesn’t have to be a dreaded task. The tips below will help you breeze through the grocery store with a smile, finding both affordable and healthful food options in a snap.

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Coffee: The New PCOS Superfood

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While many of us reach for a cup of Joe to get us going in the morning or to power through our afternoon, there may be another benefit for women with PCOS to continue their coffee habit: long-term coffee consumption has been routinely associated with both improved glucose tolerance and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in numerous studies and across a wide variety of populations. Guest blogger Laura Nitowski shows us the health benefits of coffee and why this popular beverage is the new PCOS Superfood.

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