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Welcome to the PCOS and Nutrition Blog!

 

Education is key!

 

The PCOS and Nutrition Blog has been created for women who are suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It provides easy to understand information to help women educate themselves about their condition. It is based on evidence from medical studies as well as personal experience.

Take your time and explore the collection of posts ranging from nutrition tips and lifestyle advice for PCOS sufferers, such as optimal recipes, diet tips and supplements, as well as general information on fitness and nutrition for everyone.

*Disclaimer*

The PCOS and Nutrition Blog was created for educational purposes. This website does not offer or replace professional advice. Any information provided on the site should not be substituted for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. The site offers information provided by articles, research but also the bloggers own opinions and personal experience dealing with PCOS. Therefore, always seek the advice of your doctor before changing your lifestyle, through, altering your diet, exercise routine, starting a new supplement or treatment or making changes to existing treatment.

 

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I believe in being honest and open with my readers. I feel that it is important that I mention that I am affiliated with several companies.

This means is that if you decide to buy a product following a path from this site, I will make a financial commission.

What You Should Know About PCOS

Today’s post features a detailed and informative infographic, by Authority Diet on What You Should Know About PCOS.

What Is Intuitive Eating & Book Review

Intuitive eating is the eating approach we all followed before we all fell victim to the dieting ways.The Intuitive Eating book, by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, played a big part in me overcoming my eating disorder. It is a book I highly recommend if you are looking to finally put an end to chronic dieting and your eating disorder.

How To Overcome PCOS Fatigue

The fatigue experienced with PCOS is one of the symptoms that you just want to scream out loud but just can’t because you are so exhausted and it’s not like we have run a marathon. Find out how to overcome PCOS fatigue.

Fajita bowl with spicy quinoa & avocado

This recipe is courtesy of Mindful Chef, who create delicious, healthy and PCOS friendly recipe.
A healthy vegan recipe, that is high in fibre, protein and healthy fats.

What Is A Low FODMAP Diet?

The FODMAP is a popular diet, however, what does the acronym FODMAP stand for for and what is it?

Foods That Lower Testosterone For PCOS

PCOS is a common endocrine disorder and it is characterised as having 2 out of the 3 (specified in the Rotterdam Criteria), 1. high androgens, 2. Irregular menstrual cycle and 3. Polycystic Ovaries. Therefore, if you have 2 out of the 3, you have PCOS. Nutrition is one of the key components when looking to manage PCOS and it’s symptoms. Here are 6 foods that lower testosterone for PCOS.

How to Manage your PCOS on a Busy Schedule

Living life on a busy schedule can often seem like there is no time to think or take care of yourself. Nutrition, exercise and stress management, are 3 key components when it comes to managing PCOS. While it is easy knowing what needs to done, the implementation and execution is what is often difficult, especially if you have a busy life.

How Many Calories For PCOS Diet?

How many calories for a PCOS diet is a common question I get asked. While weight loss with PCOS can be more difficult, it is not impossible and you do not have to follow low-calorie diets. Your PCOS Diet must consist of enough calories and plenty of nutrient dense foods.

Dr Bach Rescue Remedy Drops Review

Stress, anxiety, fear and nervousness is something we all have to deal with. There was a point in my life, however, where stress, anxiety and nervousness were always there, it was taking over my life. Coupled with a PCOS diagnosis things were getting worse. During this time I felt like there had to be something I could possibly take, instead of pills.

There Is NO Such Thing As Fat-Burning Foods

For so long people were led to believe that certain foods would help with fat loss. These foods are being portrayed and marketed as magic and the reasons for losing fat.

5 Beginner Weightlifting Tips

When it comes to fitness and exercise, weight lifting is my favourite training approach. I have noticed tremendous benefits both physically and mentally from weight training. Here are 5 beginner weight lifting tips.

Ways To Help Your Liver Detox

Women with PCOS suffer from a hormone imbalance which means they are more prone to endocrine disrupting chemicals found in food or the environment, compared to women without PCOS. These chemicals and toxins disrupt our hormones, in turn making PCOS symptoms worse, however, despite our best efforts it is difficult to avoid all toxins in our environment. Therefore, implementing a simple detox can help.

How To Create Lasting Motivation in 2018

Motivation should not be something that lasts a few hours or days and it should not really be forced. While there will be times where you will not feel motivated, which is totally fine-we are all human. Here are 8 tips to help you achieve lasting motivation.

7 Tips For A Healthy 2018

2018 is finally here so that means a new year to conquer, learn and experience new things. Along with a new year comes resolutions and this can often feel a little overwhelming. However, not to worry! Here are 7 tips to help you live a healthier and happier 2018!

Avoid Following These Fad Diets

People will commit to eating healthy, exercising and losing weight, which is great. Although it is common for people to follow different fad diets to help them lose weight rather than approaching weight loss healthily A healthy weight loss will always lead to a successful weight loss.

9 Steps to Achieve your Goal

We all have a goal or a dream. While the goal or dream we have and strive to achieve may differ from person to person, the steps to achieve it are often the same.

8 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holiday season is a time of joy and happiness, plenty of food, parties and time spent with family. However, it can bring with it some challenges and stress. But do not stress, here are some helpful tips to help you feel relaxed and to bring back the joyfulness that comes with the season.

Why Fats are needed in a PCOS Diet

For so long we were all led to believe that consuming fat was the cause of all evil. However, it is important to put an end to those beliefs and lies and get to the truth of why fat are needed.

How To Treat Your PCOS Acne

Acne is a common symptom of PCOS. Find out what causes acne and what PCOS acne treatment there is.

OGX Shampoo Review

I am always on the look out for new shampoos that can help the look and feel of my hair. A few months ago I came across OGX hair shampoos, they have a whole range of shampoos and conditioners. The store I was in had an offer so I decided to purchase the; Argan oil of Morocco, Brazilian Keratin Therapy and Coconut Milk.

How Do I Know If I Have PCOS?

PCOS is a common endocrine disorder but can also be complex condition to diagnose. So how do you know if you have PCOS? Find out the 4 tests that you need your Doctor to undertake to ensure a correct PCOS diagnosis

5 Spices For Your PCOS And Hormones

Spices come from plants, making them naturally ingredients and therefore making them a great alternative, as they are safer and healthier to include into your diet rather than any pill. Therefore there is no harm in giving them a go, however, at times it is recommended that you follow guidelines of how often and how much you use these spices.

Winter Foods For Your PCOS

We all know diet and nutrition plays a key role in managing our PCOS. Therefore this means making sure our PCOS diet is filled with an array of fruits and vegetables that are packed full of vitamins and minerals that are important for our hormone health. Winter is here so that means there are plenty of winter foods in the season now, so take advantage of these foods before they are gone

Canola Oil-The Worst Oil For Your Health?

There are many oils available on the market, however, scientists are constantly undertaking research to establish which oils are healthiest and safest for our health and which are not. There will always been arguments for and against food products, such as the recent debate as to whether coconut oil, is beneficial for our health or not. However, in today’s news article, the Daily Mail was discussing the study in which scientists examined the health risks of canola oil.

Tweepi Hair Removal Wand

When it comes to hair removal, thankfully, there are plenty of options available, to help you find which one is best for you but for also for different parts of the body. After becoming fed up with waxing and the cost of it, I decided to invest and try out various options. Recently, I stumbled across a product called Tweepi.

 

Avoid These 11 Weight Loss Mistakes

Losing weight can be a struggle sometimes. However, approaching weight loss the right, but most importantly the healthy way will always lead to a successful weight loss. Find out the 11 weight loss mistakes you should avoid.

How To Stay Fit and Healthy This Winter

Winter is here and oh is it getting cold. The dark, gloomy and short days make it more difficult to be active and go to the gym all I want to do is stay wrapped up warm at home. However, I have goals that I want to achieve and so do you. Therefore, here are some tips to help you stay active during the winter months.

Endometriosis Diagnosis and Management

Guest post by Sinead-@mindhealthfood. Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility. It is a condition where tissue similar to that inside the uterus, grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvis.

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss- Are You Really Losing Fat?

The purpose and goal of beginning a diet is to lose weight. We often track progress using the weight loss scale. Seeing the scale go down a couple of pounds lets us know we are doing well, right? Not necessarily…

New Nutrition Facts Label

This post feautres an infographic created by Westfalia Technologies  which was put together to educate consumers on the new nutrition facts label. Manufacturers will have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the final requirements, and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will have an additional year to make the changes. This infographic provides a reminder and overview of these changes.