Why Women with PCOS Shouldn’t Fear Food

As a registered dietitian nutritionist at the PCOS Nutrition Center, I have heard it all when it comes to foods to avoid for PCOS. You have probably heard your fair share of them as well on social media. This saddens me. One of the main reasons I became an RDN is because I saw the good in food. Food has the power to keep us healthy. Food can help heal PCOS. Food is meant to be enjoyed, not feared. Here’s how food can help PCOS.

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Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Does Fall have you craving a warm sweet treat? This Maple Walnut Apple Crisp is sure to satisfy!

Traditional apple crisps are made with white flour and sugar, making it not a so PCOS friendly dessert. The addition of walnuts and almond flour add anti-inflammatory healthy fats, fiber, and protein. Walnuts are also high in minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron which promote a healthy metabolism.

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New Risks of Birth Control Pills for PCOS

Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) have long been demonstrated as a treatment option for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) who suffer from irregular or absent periods. Despite its benefits, OCPs have been associated with adverse health effects in women, even in the teenage years. Some professions question if OCPs are just a Band-Aid and don’t address the root cause of the syndrome. Women who go off OCPs still find that their period is irregular or absent, sending many to fertility clinics for help. If you are a parent of a young girl with PCOS or are a young girl yourself, you may be asking if the pill is really a good idea.This article reviews the risks and benefits of OCPs for young women with PCOS and alternative treatments.

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PCOS, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, or Both?

Not getting your period is a hallmark feature of polycystic ovary syndrome, but some women may have a condition known as hypothalamic amenorrhea as well. Here’s what to know about the differences between the two.

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Best Beverages for PCOS

Tired of drinking plain old water? Here’s our picks for the best beverages to drink if you have PCOS.

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3 Simple Recipes to Fuel Your Fertility

One thing you can control while trying to get pregnant is what you put in your body. Here are simple, PCOS friendly recipes to show you how small changes can make a big difference on your fertility journey.

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