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Inositol and PCOS When looking at supplements for PCOS, inositol is one that often recommended. Inositol may help to reduce insulin resistance and hyperandrogegism as well as improving egg quality and ovulation [1, 2, 3]. Myo-inositol may help to improve FSH/LH cholesterol ratio and support menstrual cycle regularity. But what is it, and how can […]

Nutrition, PCOS, Women's Health Nutrition

June 8, 2022

Inositol and PCOS: how does it help?

Do you have to go dairy-free to manage your PCOS?
No, you don’t have to go dairy free for PCOS. Learn what alternatives to include if you do go dairy free for PCOS, and understand the evidence behind whether or not you need to.

Nutrition, PCOS, Women's Health Nutrition

May 20, 2022

Do you have to cut out dairy for PCOS?

Despite the popularly of gluten free diets, there is no evidence that it has any impact on PCOS. Gluten is a protein found in some grains, such as wheat and rye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Part of the theorised link between PCOS and gluten is based on the fact that people with PCOS can have raised levels of inflammation […]

Nutrition, PCOS, Women's Health Nutrition

May 10, 2022

Do you need to go gluten free for PCOS?

From this week, it is now law that larger “out-of-home” food businesses will have to display calories on their menus and food packaging. This means that any restaurant, cafe or takeaway business with over 250 employees will need to show the energetic value of food items in a place clearly visible to the customer. The […]


April 7, 2022

Calories in menus

With January fast approaching and the Christmas food has finally been finished, you might have started to get tempted by all the “new year, new me” diet ads. A new year can be a great motivator for getting healthier, but it doesn’t have to be extreme. Smaller changes tend to be more sustainable long-term than […]

Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition

December 29, 2021

How to start January without a crash diet

Gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant people. According to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (1), GDM is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that is not clearly pre-existing diabetes. Having GDM can increase the risk of high blood glucose levels in your new-born, macrosomia […]

Fertility and Pregnancy, Nutrition, Women's Health Nutrition

October 8, 2021

Understanding Gestational Diabetes

Although for many, being pregnant is an exciting time, it involves a lot of changes. These can impact your body, mind, and lifestyle. With all this in mind, is it possible to eat intuitively whilst pregnant? Intuitive Eating when Pregnant Intuitive Eating is a set of ten principles that teach you to remove yourself from […]

Fertility and Pregnancy, Non-diet Nutrition, Nutrition, Women's Health Nutrition

May 4, 2021

Can you eat intuitively when pregnant?

We’re often told that certain foods are anti-inflammatory and that we should avoid others for being inflammatory. But what does this even mean, and how much of an influence do foods really have? Inflammation is an immune response by our body against things like injury and infection. And the term inflammation can be quite literal, […]


April 20, 2021

Can food affect inflammation?

With Easter weekend bringing in its usual assortment of Easter chocolate, sweets and cakes, the internet has been awash with comments and real concerns over the effect that the additional sugar may have on one’s health. The very first thing that I feel is important to share, is that a single weekend of eating outside […]


April 6, 2021

No, your Easter egg won’t give you diabetes

When it comes to claims about balancing hormones, seed cycling seems to come up a lot on wellness sites. Claims behind this eating pattern include reducing PCOS issues, improving fertility and alleviating the symptoms of the menopause and menstrual cycle. Seed cycling is the practice of eating different types of seeds based on where you […]

Nutrition, PCOS, Women's Health Nutrition

February 23, 2021

Does seed cycling work?