EGGS IN A BROKEN BASKET: LIFE WITH PCOS

The mirror, which reminded me daily I was not the fairest in the land, started to tell an even grimmer tale. My face became moon shaped, the wisps of upper-lip hair — an Italian rite of passage — became darker. Acne speckled my face. Most noticeably, I got fat. Like when people pretend to be pregnant and put a pillow under their shirt.

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Mindfulness: An Essential Component to PCOS Management

Let’s face it: People are more stressed than ever before and it’s not getting much better. We work hard, often times juggling more than we can handle. We care for other people. On a daily basis we are flooded with different forms of information. Smartphones, tablets, TV, radio, computers, even watches consume much of our time and attention. Attention that is not given to ourselves and our bodies. Which is why we all could use a little (or a lot) more mindfulness.

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6 Steps To More Satisfying Meals

In a food rut or feeling blah about your food choices lately? You’re not alone. Most people buy the same foods every week at the grocery store leaving the palate yearning for some fresh, new and tasty ideas. Here are some tips for making your meals more satisfying and enjoyable.

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Is it Time to Dump your Scale?

The scale only shows you a number. It doesn’t tell you how healthy you are or how beautiful or smart it is. If you find yourself obsessed or ruled by a numeric value on the scale, maybe it’s time to dump your scale once and for all. Here’s how to do it.

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Tower Garden Growing

The first time I saw a Tower Garden it was love at first sight. I was at a health seminar given by Dr. David Katz and behind him was a Tower filled with a bounty of fresh produce. It almost didn’t seem real, the food looked that good. After finding out more about it and the convenience of growing fruits, vegetables and plants on a Tower Garden, I knew I had to have one.

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Why Am I So Tired?

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon for people to feel fatigued, and to chalk it up to simply working too many hours and sleeping too little. Women with PCOS may feel particularly more tired due to insulin resistance (resistant cells prevent glucose from supplying adequate energy). But what if you are not just tired but exhausted? All. The. Time. While minor lifestyle changes can boost your energy, sometimes there may be more serious underlying conditions that are draining you. Here are some surprising reasons you may be running on empty.

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