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 it help PCOS? […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whether you are one of the 10-15% of couples experiencing fertility difficulties, or you’re wanting to improve your chances of getting pregnant in the future, you may have wondered if food and diet can improve fertility. Fertility issues affect men and women roughly equally, so it is something that anyone thinking about conceiving in the […]
This September is PCOS awareness month. PCOS -polycystic ovarian syndrome -is a cluster of symptoms found in approximately 1 in 5 women. It is associated with irregular periods, potentially reduced fertility, acne and excess body hair. PCOS and insulin resistance Some 70% of people with PCOS also have insulin resistance (1). This insulin resistance is […]
One of the thing I never thought of when I first started going to the gym was the concept of training around your menstrual cycle. I’m sure we’ve all been there when plans for a particular training session or group class have gone awry when coinciding with the very end or start of your menstrual […]