I Took Ovasitol. Here’s What Happened

A nutrition supplement called Ovasitol can really help women with PCOS? I’ll admit, I was skeptical too-until I tried it. I used to believe that most women with PCOS can get their needs met through food and didn’t need to take supplements. It wasn’t until I started researching inositol for a chapter on supplements for my book PCOS: The Dietitian’s Guide, that I saw the evidence first-hand.

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PCOS and Acne: Natural Treatment Options

Do you still get acne breakouts and it’s been a decade or two since your teenage years? You’re not alone! Learn about natural and effective treatments to get rid of acne for good!

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The Functional Nutrition Approach to Treating PCOS

I am honored to have been invited to contribute a chapter titled, The Functional Nutrition Approach to Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Nutrition Guide to Optimal Health: Using Principles of Functional Medicine & Nutritional Genomics. Find out how you can access this information-packed book for FREE!

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What Does Zinc Have to Do with PCOS? A Lot!

Zinc isn’t typically on the radar for most women with PCOS but it should be! Studies are showing that women with PCOS have low levels of zinc. The good news is that having adequate levels of zinc can improve many of the frustrating symptoms women with PCOS experience every day like acne, hair loss, and excessive hair growth. Here’s what women with PCOS should know.

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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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