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.
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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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.
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.
The scale only shows you a number. It doesn’t tell you how healthy you are or how beautiful or smart it is. If you find yourself obsessed or ruled by a numeric value on the scale, maybe it’s time to dump your scale once and for all. Here’s how to do it.
The first time I saw a Tower Garden it was love at first sight. I was at a health seminar given by Dr. David Katz and behind him was a Tower filled with a bounty of fresh produce. It almost didn’t seem real, the food looked that good. After finding out more about it and the convenience of growing fruits, vegetables and plants on a Tower Garden, I knew I had to have one.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon for people to feel fatigued, and to chalk it up to simply working too many hours and sleeping too little. Women with PCOS may feel particularly more tired due to insulin resistance (resistant cells prevent glucose from supplying adequate energy). But what if you are not just tired but exhausted? All. The. Time. While minor lifestyle changes can boost your energy, sometimes there may be more serious underlying conditions that are draining you. Here are some surprising reasons you may be running on empty.