Coffee: The New PCOS Superfood

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While many of us reach for a cup of Joe to get us going in the morning or to power through our afternoon, there may be another benefit for women with PCOS to continue their coffee habit: long-term coffee consumption has been routinely associated with both improved glucose tolerance and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in numerous studies and across a wide variety of populations. Guest blogger Laura Nitowski shows us the health benefits of coffee and why this popular beverage is the new PCOS Superfood.

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Is Yoga the Missing Piece from Your PCOS Self Care Routine?

Supplements? Check. Improved nutritional choices? Check. A curated team of supportive health care providers? Check. A regular yoga practice? Haven’t gotten around to it yet? If not, it’s definitely time to consider doing so. With its ability to improve self-confidence and self-awareness, balance hormone levels, and dampen the effects of stress, yoga might be the tool to help you manage your PCOS symptoms you’ve been looking for.

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PCOS Linked to Greater Sleep Problems

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When was the last time you had a great night sleep? Are you too sleep-deprived to remember? Then this article is for you! Feeling tired is only one sign that you aren’t getting enough sleep. The effects of sleep loss run deep; it can affect your long-term health and your emotional health. Unfortunately, patients with PCOS tend to have more sleep problems. Sleep disturbances, including insufficient sleep, poor sleep quality, insomnia, and especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are considered independent risk factors for the development and worsening of insulin resistance. If you are ready for a good nights sleep, these tips can help!

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PCOS and Menopause: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, affecting 9% to 18% of this population worldwide. Once viewed solely as a reproductive disorder affecting women only during their fertile years, PCOS is now known to have numerous metabolic risks that start early in adulthood and persist throughout a woman’s lifespan. This article discusses PCOS and its associated risk factors, how PCOS changes with age, and effective evidence-based treatment options.

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Should you Take a Multivitamin?

Should you take a multivitamin if you have PCOS? This is one of the popular questions we hear from our patients at the PCOS Nutrition Center. Certainly many with PCOS may be taking other supplements to help manage their PCOS, do they really need a multivitamin on top of those pills? How much is too much? What should you look for in a multivitamin? Here’s what to know about taking a multivitamin if you have PCOS.

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Why Weight Watchers May Not Be The Best Diet for PCOS

Oprah has been doing it (and profiting well) from Weight Watchers for over a year now but it doesn’t mean WW is the best diet for women with PCOS to follow. Here’s why

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