Melatonin Improves Fertility

Melatonin has always been known with being a helpful sleep aid, but did you know it’s also involved in fertility? Melatonin is a hormone as well as an antioxidant secreted by the pineal gland that controls the wake and sleep cycle associated with the circadian rhythm. Emerging research shows melatonin also plays a key role in fertility, and in particular, for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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PCOS and Hysterectomy: Is it a Cure?

It is a large myth that a hysterectomy is a cure for the millions of women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As the name implies, PCOS does involve the ovaries, a source of excess androgens and the frustrating and unwanted symptoms that go with it. It would then seem likely that removal of the ovaries would cure PCOS. However much is now know about PCOS beyond the ovaries and how it changes with age. Here’s what women with PCOS should know about the pros and cons of a hysterectomy and why women can still suffer from the hormonal effects of PCOS even with their ovaries removed.

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Simple Chickpea Pasta With Walnut Pesto and Shrimp

Love pasta? We’ve paired chickpea pasta with our favorite pesto sauce from the PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook. Omega-3 fats from walnuts add an anti-inflammatory boost. Tossing in shrimp and veggies like broccolini and tomatoes makes this a complete meal packed with PCOS fighting nutrients. Healthy meals like this don’t have to take forever in the kitchen. This PCOS friendly pasta dish can be made in under 30 minutes and is sure to be a hit!

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Inositols Decrease Gestational Diabetes in PCOS Women

Many of you may be familiar with inositols and their potential benefits for women with PCOS.  But, did you know that inositols may also decrease your risk of gestational diabetes? Having optimal inositol levels is very important for women who are pregnant or are trying to conceive. Women with PCOS are 2 ½ to 3 ½ times more likely to develop gestational diabetes than pregnant women without PCOS. In this article, we review the basics of gestational diabetes and explain how women with PCOS can potentially decrease their risk by taking an inositol supplement.

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3 Major Roles of Vitamin D for PCOS

Vitamin D plays an important role in the health and fertility for women with PCOS. Despite the importance, research shows that 67-85% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are deficient in vitamin D. Here are 3 major roles of vitamin D specifically for women with PCOS.

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25 Best Snacks for PCOS

One of the most common questions we get asked by our clients with PCOS is
“what else can I eat for snacks?” It seems that many of us are in a snack rut,
eating the same snacks and not feeling particularly satisfied. This often leads to
us to turn to the vending machine or break room where less-nutritious foods are.
Here are some tips to help you expand your snack repertoire, providing you
healthier, more satisfying food options.

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