Why Women with PCOS Need to Eat Carbohydrates

Yes, you read the title correctly:  women with PCOS need to eat carbohydrates. Usually vilified for contributing to weight gain and spiking insulin levels, carbohydrates are not always viewed as a PCOS friendly food. But certain carbohydrates need to be included into the diets of women with PCOS for optimal health. Here’s 4 main reasons why.

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30 Interesting Facts About PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here are 30 interesting facts about this overlooked and under recognized condition that affect at least 10% of women in the United States.

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PCOS and Acne: Natural Treatment Options

Do you still get acne breakouts and it’s been a decade or two since your teenage years? You’re not alone! Learn about natural and effective treatments to get rid of acne for good!

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What Does Zinc Have to Do with PCOS? A Lot!

Zinc isn’t typically on the radar for most women with PCOS but it should be! Studies are showing that women with PCOS have low levels of zinc. The good news is that having adequate levels of zinc can improve many of the frustrating symptoms women with PCOS experience every day like acne, hair loss, and excessive hair growth. Here’s what women with PCOS should know.

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Natural PMS Relief for PCOS

For some women, having PCOS can feel like living with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) on a daily basis. But for the women with PCOS who have periods, PMS can make you feel even worse, having a significant impact on quality of life. Nutrient levels in the body fluctuate during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Many important nutrients such as the ones listed, are found to dip during the week or so leading up to a woman’s period and may contribute to worsening PMS symptoms. Here are some natural treatments that have been shown in clinical trials to improve symptoms associated with PMS:

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Food Sensitivities and PCOS: An Underlying Inflammatory Culprit?

Food sensitivities are much more common than food allergies or intolerances yet many people don’t know they have one. Women with PCOS tend to have more inflammation than those without the condition. A regular intake of a food they are reactive to can be the cause of a constant immune reaction causing low grade inflammation in their body and worsening PCOS symptoms. This inflammation can begin affecting organ systems very distant from the gut, like the brain, joints, thyroid tissue and so on. Guest blogger and dietitian Caitlin Johnson shows us what women with PCOS should know about food sensitivities.

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