Putting a Stop to Binge Eating

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are six times more likely to suffer from eating disorders according to new research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference this week. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. As many as one-third of women with PCOS suffer from binge eating disorder. If this is you, here are tips to put an end to binge eating.

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Make PCOS Awareness Part of Your Care

You may have first seen PCOS advocate Ashley Levinson on the Discovery Health Channel show Mystery Diagnosis, which highlighted PCOS. Ashley has been a PCOS Awareness Advocate for over 16 years, serving her mission and passion to bring more awareness to a syndrome that affects so many, including herself.

She has served as an executive and advisor to many PCOS and Women’s Health Organizations and has made multiple appearances including Woman’s World, Fox News and was Glamour Magazine’s finalist for Woman of the Year in 2008. Here she is to tell us why PCOS awareness needs to be part of every woman’s treatment plan.

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5 Benefits of Essential Oils For Women with PCOS

Essential oils can provide amazing support for a variety of concerns, both emotional and physical. Here are five areas that are of great importance for managing PCOS and overall well-being.

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Can Metformin Treat and Prevent Cancer?

Metformin is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. New research is showing the potential for metformin to act as an anti-cancer drug that may even prevent the disease. Here’s what women with PCOS should know.

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The Future of PCOS Treatment: Precision Medicine PCOS Program

The new Precision Medicine PCOS Program, is the first of its kind. Precision medicine takes a customized approach to your health by looking at your specific genes and their interactions, your specific environment and lifestyle and then tailoring prevention and treatment to you. Your healthcare is personalized to you and so the term Personalized Medicine is also being used. Sonya Satveit, its founder, is here to tell us more about this groundbreaking initiative that’s even got the support of the President of the United States.

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Metformin Affects Vitamin B12

The most common medication used in women with PCOS is the insulin-sensitizer metformin. Research is strongly showing that long-term use of metformin and at high doses (1.5 mg or higher daily) can deplete levels of vitamin B12. A deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause permanent neurological and nerve damage as well as mood changes and decreased energy. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vitamin B12 deficiency if you take metformin.

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