Five Things Women with PCOS Should Know about FODMAPs

Over 40 million Americans have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and women with PCOS have more than their share. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include excess gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. If your doctor says you have IBS, you might want to consider the FODMAP approach to managing your symptoms. This evidence-based diet can help up to 75% of IBS-sufferers get symptom relief.

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It’s Halloween: Your Sugar High is Calling!

“Gretchen, oh Gretchen! It’s Halloween, come on, I’m so tiny, just eat me. You deserve a treat. I’m only here once a year.” Sound familiar when you substitute your own name?

A few M&Ms, an itty-bitty Butterfinger, those adorable little packets of candy corn, or whatever form of cheap sugar it is that you favor are probably calling your name – LOUDLY – right about now. If you haven’t already succumbed repeatedly to the bowls scattered throughout many offices, or sneaking some out of the stash you intend to distribute tonight, or if you didn’t full-on snag an entire bag of your favorites for yourself, which is even now lurking in your desk drawer. I know the drill. You’ve got that guilty laugh, don’t you?

 

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

Inositol is a member of the B-vitamins and a component of the cell membrane. Inositol is found in fruits, beans, grains, and nuts and is also made by the body. While there are nine forms of inositol, myo (MYO) and d-chiro-inositol (DCI) types have been well studied in women with PCOS, both showing good results. Here’s what you need to know.

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Introducing Ovasitol: The First Combined Myo and D-Chiro Inositol Supplement in the U.S.

Ovasitol is an inositol supplement scientifically formulated to promote menstrual regularity and normal ovarian function. Manufactured by THERALOGIX, it is the first and only inositol supplement that has been independently verified for content accuracy, purity, and freedom from contaminants through a not-for-profit certification program (NSF® International). Ovasitol is formulated by an advisory board of leading reproductive health specialists. Ovasitol is the only supplement in the United States to contain a combination of myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol, in the body’s natural ratio of 40 to 1. Recent studies have shown that taking a combination of these two forms, in this ratio, is more beneficial to women with PCOS than taking MYO or DCI alone. Better yet: Ovasitol is also much more affordable than other popular inositol supplements for PCOS.

 

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Green Coffee Bean Extract and PCOS: We Spill the Beans

After Dr. Oz promoted its “magic” weight loss benefits on his show, millions of Americans were introduced to green coffee bean extract. And chances are, you’ve seen the ads, contests and promotions for green coffee bean extract targeting women with PCOS. We’ve received numerous requests from women asking us for our advice regarding the use of green coffee bean extract for helping with symptoms of PCOS, especially, if it causes weight loss. In this post, we spill the beans by examining the scientific evidence of green coffee bean extract for the management of PCOS.

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Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

For a new go to hot cereal, try quinoa for breakfast. This versatile and high protein whole grain provides a satisfying meal in the morning. The combination of coconut, maple, and strawberries makes this a creamy sweet dish.

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