Inositols Decrease Gestational Diabetes in PCOS Women

Many of you may be familiar with inositols and their potential benefits for women with PCOS.  But, did you know that inositols may also decrease your risk of gestational diabetes? Having optimal inositol levels is very important for women who are pregnant or are trying to conceive. Women with PCOS are 2 ½ to 3 ½ times more likely to develop gestational diabetes than pregnant women without PCOS. In this article, we review the basics of gestational diabetes and explain how women with PCOS can potentially decrease their risk by taking an inositol supplement.

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3 Major Roles of Vitamin D for PCOS

Vitamin D plays an important role in the health and fertility for women with PCOS. Despite the importance, research shows that 67-85% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are deficient in vitamin D. Here are 3 major roles of vitamin D specifically for women with PCOS.

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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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The Functional Nutrition Approach to Treating PCOS

I am honored to have been invited to contribute a chapter titled, The Functional Nutrition Approach to Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Nutrition Guide to Optimal Health: Using Principles of Functional Medicine & Nutritional Genomics. Find out how you can access this information-packed book for FREE!

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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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