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Omega-3 benefits for PCOS: This post contains affiliate links. This mean we may earn a commission if you make a purchase. You will never be charged more for using a link and may get a discount. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can present various challenges for those with the condition, impacting everything from hormonal balance to […]

Fertility and Pregnancy, PCOS

November 30, 2023

Omega-3 benefits for PCOS

What is a low-glycemic index diet for PCOS? Delve into the concept of the glycemic index and its relevance to PCOS, offering insights into how a low-GI diet can positively impact symptoms. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition affecting women’s hormonal balance, often accompanied by symptoms such as irregular periods, ovarian cysts, and […]

Nutrition, PCOS

November 18, 2023

Low-Glycemic Index Diet for PCOS: What You Need to Know

This article contains affiliate links* Is cinnamon good for PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1/5 women worldwide, and is linked to hormonal imbalances, insulin resistance and a range of symptoms including excess hair growth. While there is no cure for PCOS, a combination of medical, dietary and lifestyle strategies may help […]

Nutrition, PCOS

October 20, 2023

Cinnamon and PCOS: can it help?

Inositol and PCOS When looking at supplements for polycycstic ovary syndrome (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 inositol, and 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?