THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT

As I begin a new decade in the middle part of my life, I have been reflecting back to previous decades. It was in my early 20’s when I was first diagnosed with PCOS. I was fresh out of graduate school and working full-time as a registered dietitian nutritionist counseling women suffering from eating disorders. I was living alone, cooking my own meals, and working out regularly (remember step aerobics anyone?). As far as I knew, I was perfectly healthy. – See more at: http://www.pcosnutrition.com/links/blogs/the-best-birthday-present-.html#sthash.Nfz1ONLj.dpuf

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5 Ways To Manage Body Challenges With PCOS

I was officially diagnosed with PCOS in 1997. My body journey from then to now has not been an easy one. I’ve been through most of the same challenges that many of my fellow PCOS Cysters have experienced: weight fluctuations, hirsutism, mood swings, skin discoloration, and more. I know how it is to feel like you are at war with your body, always trying to manage consistent body challenges. However, I want to tell you that Body Peace is possible. It is quite possible to build a loving relationship with your body at any given moment, even while you may still be learning to manage the symptoms and challenges of PCOS. I know it is possible, because I’ve done it and I’ve supported several other women in finding Body Peace in their lives as well.

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EGGS IN A BROKEN BASKET: LIFE WITH PCOS

The mirror, which reminded me daily I was not the fairest in the land, started to tell an even grimmer tale. My face became moon shaped, the wisps of upper-lip hair — an Italian rite of passage — became darker. Acne speckled my face. Most noticeably, I got fat. Like when people pretend to be pregnant and put a pillow under their shirt.

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Mindfulness: An Essential Component to PCOS Management

Let’s face it: People are more stressed than ever before and it’s not getting much better. We work hard, often times juggling more than we can handle. We care for other people. On a daily basis we are flooded with different forms of information. Smartphones, tablets, TV, radio, computers, even watches consume much of our time and attention. Attention that is not given to ourselves and our bodies. Which is why we all could use a little (or a lot) more mindfulness.

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6 Steps To More Satisfying Meals

In a food rut or feeling blah about your food choices lately? You’re not alone. Most people buy the same foods every week at the grocery store leaving the palate yearning for some fresh, new and tasty ideas. Here are some tips for making your meals more satisfying and enjoyable.

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Should you Take a Multivitamin?

A recent report on mulitivitamins in the Annals of Internal Medicine grabbed the media’s attention with its title ‘Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements’. In this report, the authors concluded that based on the review of three trials, there was no clear evidence of a beneficial effect of supplements on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, or cancer (1). Their message is this: “Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided.” One of the most asked questions we hear from our patients at the PCOS Nutrition Center is whether or not women with PCOS should take a multivitamin, so I thought it would be helpful to write a blog post about the answer.

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