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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10 Benefits of Berberine for PCOS

While berberine may be new to the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) community, nothing is new about the numerous benefits of this potent supplement. Used for thousands of years in China as a treatment for diabetes and infertility, berberine is an herb that is showing great promise for treating -and preventing- many of the difficult and frustrating symptoms and complications associated with PCOS. Here are 10 of the many benefits of berberine for women with PCOS.

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Can Inositol Benefit Those With Type 2 Diabetes?

We have been recommending inositol to women with PCOS for years at the PCOS Nutrition Center. And for good reason: A combination of myo and d-chiro inositol (Ovasitol) have been shown to reduce insulin resistance and gestational diabetes, and inositol helps to improve fertility by improving egg quality and ovulation. A  new study now suggests that inositol can help those suffering from type 2 diabetes achieve glycemic control and could even be a replacement for metformin.

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