Artificial Sweeteners and Health Risks for PCOS

Do you have PCOS and rely on artificial sweeteners to sweeten your food and beverages instead of caloric sweeteners? Maybe you heard too much sugar isn’t great for people with PCOS (or anyone) and find using low calorie sweeteners as an alternative.  While artificial sweeteners have been shown to be ‘Generally Recognized as Safe,’ or GRAS, in moderation, the safety use of low-calorie sweeteners has been controversial as more research has come out about the negative impact on health. New research has shown artificial sweeteners are not as great as once thought and can actually be harmful. Here are just a few reasons why artificial sweeteners may not be great for people with PCOS.

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Combination of Myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol: A First-Line Treatment for PCOS

Inositols have been suggested as a first-line treatment for PCOS. Have you heard about the numerous benefits of inositols for PCOS but not sure what kind to take? This article summarizes the differences between the two main types of inositols, MYO and d-chiro inositol (DCI) including what they are and what they do, their benefits, and any potential side effects to look for. Here’s what you need to know.

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The 10 Best Supplements for PCOS

While no pill or drink can replace a healthy diet and lifestyle, emerging research has shown that taking the right dietary supplements can help to improve PCOS. That’s because people with PCOS have been shown to be deficient in some key vitamins and minerals, many of which affect fertility and insulin resistance. Certain medications are also known to affect the absorption of specific nutrients. Here’s our list of the Top 10 nutrition supplements for people with PCOS.

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What to Know About Taking Metformin for PCOS

If you have PCOS and have been prescribed metformin, chances are you have a lot of questions and concerns about taking this medication. The majority of people with PCOS have high insulin levels which causes weight gain, cravings, and even dark patches on your skin. Over time, exposure to high insulin levels can make you insulin resistant or turn into type 2 diabetes. Metformin is a well-known medication used for PCOS, which works to lower your insulin and reduce your risk for diabetes. This article will tell you everything you need to know about taking metformin if you have PCOS, how to manage side effects, as well as alternative treatments.

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Why Weight Watchers Is Not The Best Diet for PCOS

Oprah has been doing it (and profiting well) from Weight Watchers for over a year now but it doesn’t mean WW is the best diet for people with PCOS to follow. Here’s why

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5 Best Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

It’s going around everywhere: coughing, sneezing, running noses and fevers but that doesn’t mean you are doomed to get sick. With a few modifications to your diet and lifestyle and a little TLC you can boost your immune system to fight off looming colds and viruses. Here’s 5 of the best proven ways to avoid getting sick.

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