Benefits of Magnesium for PCOS

Women with PCOS are 19 times more likely to have a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is also a cofactor involved in hundreds of important reactions such as regulating glucose and insulin levels. In fact, having low levels of magnesium increases your risk for having type 2 diabetes. Many factors can cause low magnesium levels. Deficiency can cause problems such as migraines, anxiety, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Here’s what women with PCOS should know about the health benefits of magnesium.

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Natural PMS Relief for PCOS

For some women, having PCOS can feel like living with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) on a daily basis. But for the women with PCOS who have periods, PMS can make you feel even worse, having a significant impact on quality of life. Nutrient levels in the body fluctuate during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Many important nutrients such as the ones listed, are found to dip during the week or so leading up to a woman’s period and may contribute to worsening PMS symptoms. Here are some natural treatments that have been shown in clinical trials to improve symptoms associated with PMS:

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10 Benefits of Berberine for PCOS

While berberine may be new to the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) community, nothing is new about the numerous benefits of this potent supplement. Used for thousands of years in China as a treatment for diabetes and infertility, berberine is an herb that is showing great promise for treating -and preventing- many of the difficult and frustrating symptoms and complications associated with PCOS. Here are 10 of the many benefits of berberine for women with PCOS.

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Can Inositol Benefit Those With Type 2 Diabetes?

We have been recommending inositol to women with PCOS for years at the PCOS Nutrition Center. And for good reason: A combination of myo and d-chiro inositol (Ovasitol) have been shown to reduce insulin resistance and gestational diabetes, and inositol helps to improve fertility by improving egg quality and ovulation. A  new study now suggests that inositol can help those suffering from type 2 diabetes achieve glycemic control and could even be a replacement for metformin.

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Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 For PCOS

Emerging research is showing that coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 may offer numerous benefits to women with PCOS,  Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to be involved in improving fertility and pregnancy in women with PCOS. Newer research is showing the potential of Q10 to lower cholesterol and insulin levels as well. Here’s what to know about Coenzyme Q10 if you have PCOS.

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How to Get Rid of Cravings for Good

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.

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