Body mass index (BMI) has been around for decades as a tool to determine if someone is at a healthy weight or not, but is it useful or appropriate for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? We weigh in.
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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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.
Migraine with PCOS is complex and can result in feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, isolation and frustration. There is relief for you. We can accomplish more with a team than on our own. Learn more about the relationship between PCOS, common environmental and food triggers, and treatment options.
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.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are six times more likely to suffer from eating disorders according to new research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference this week. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. As many as one-third of women with PCOS suffer from binge eating disorder. If this is you, here are tips to put an end to binge eating.
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.