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Living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) comes with its challenges, but one simple addition to your daily diet could make a significant difference – fibre. Let’s delve into how fibre can play a crucial role in managing PCOS and enhancing overall well-being. Higher fibre foods for PCOS As fibre-rich foods are consumed, their gradual digestion […]

Nutrition, PCOS, Uncategorized, Women's Health Nutrition

December 11, 2023

The Role of Fibre for PCOS Management

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?

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?

Continuing with PCOS awareness month this September, let’s talk supplements. If you search “PCOS supplements” on Google, you’ll get over 10 million results. There are dozens of supplements and herbal remedies that claim to reduce PCOS symptoms. Unfortunately, there isn’t all that much research out there specifically looking at whether individual supplements affect PCOS symptoms. […]

Nutrition, PCOS

September 22, 2020

Do PCOS supplements work?

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 […]

Nutrition, PCOS, Women's Health Nutrition

September 14, 2020

The link between PCOS and insulin resistance