Health benefits of probiotics for PCOS

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Wondering if you should take a probiotic for PCOS? Here’s what to know about the benefits of probiotics and how they can help PCOS.

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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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PCOS, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Fertility

Lifestyle modifications are the primary treatment approaches for people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These lifestyle modifications include nutrition, supplements, and physical activity as well as stress management and sleep hygiene. When I provide nutrition counseling to patients with PCOS, we discuss these important lifestyle changes as well as ways to reduce exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

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PCOS and ADHD: An Increased Risk in Children?

Emerging research has shown a link between PCOS and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) in children. This article reviews the research findings and discusses possible causes.

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Health Benefits of Chocolate for PCOS

Here’s some sweet news: Chocolate is good for you, especially if you have PCOS. Women with PCOS have been shown to have higher cravings for sweets. In fact, chocolate was the most frequently craved food item reported among women with high androgens and menstrual disturbances. What’s unique about chocolate is that it’s rich in flavanols, which provide numerous health benefits to those with PCOS. Flavanols are a group of antioxidant molecules that occur naturally in foods like tea, fruits, vegetables and chocolate. Chocolate also contains a rich supply of minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, and calcium which have been shown to be low in women with PCOS. Here’s what to know about chocolate and its health benefits for PCOS.

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PCOS and Heart Health

PCOS and heart health are frequently overlooked as the syndrome has predominately focused on fertility. Now, research shows that PCOS exists past menopause and has numerous risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The good news is these risks can be prevented. Here are 5 of the best ways to help your heart.

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