Robin Nielsen

FSH: How this Hormone Affects your PCOS

FSH and LH are classified as gonadotropins, hormones which stimulate the gonads. FSH and LH play significant roles in sperm production in males while they regulate the maturation and release of eggs from the ovary in women.

PCOS and Acne: Is DHT Causing Your Breakouts?

Research studies show that women with PCOS are likely to have acne. Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder that interacts with hormones, hair, sebaceous (oil secreting) glands and bacteria. This is due to excess levels of androgens (male sex hormones) in the skin. Androgen is a metabolite of testosterone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is one of […]

PCOS and Reducing Inflammation

Many of us afflicted with PCOS, are suffering from low grade chronic inflammation and are unaware of it.  Inflammation is a natural response to injury in the body, but what happens when your body is constantly inflamed? Research shows that over time chronic inflammation can cause disease in the body.  If you are a woman […]

PCOS and Infertility

We understand that not being able to conceive a child can be absolutely devastating to a couple. There is nothing like holding your own baby in your arms, and that’s why so many women like us want to conceive. 

PCOS and Hysterectomy: What You Need to Know

Is a hysterectomy a solution for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? The symptoms of PCOS and hormonal imbalance can be awful and sometimes downright devastating so anything that alleviates some of these symptoms might seem welcome. With PCOS the ovaries can produce excess male hormones called androgens, and they can grow small fluid-filled cysts inside that […]

PCOS: 20 Facts That May Surprise You

Depression. Anxiety. Weight gain. Fatigue. Increased acne and hair growth. Irregular periods. Infertility. Brain fog. Bloating.

Acne and PCOS: Nine Tips for Clear Skin

If you have been suffering from acne since you were a teenager, the problem is probably more than skin deep.  Acne is a common symptom of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS.

Movement as Medicine for PCOS

What is Movement as Medicine? For women with PCOS, most doctors recommend lifestyle changes to assist in managing symptoms. Much easier said than done!  Losing 10% of our current body weight can significantly reduce symptoms and help increase insulin sensitivity. But 50-60% of women with PCOS often report major difficulties when trying to lose those […]

Oil of Oregano – How it Helps to Alleviate Symptoms of PCOS

As women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), we aim to take the most natural and kindest approaches to healing our bodies. Oregano is a well-known herb that has many surprising benefits and the oil from this botanical could alleviate some of your symptoms.

Why It’s Important to Curb Your Carb Cravings with PCOS

Have you ever craved a certain food so much that it seemed to completely overpower you? Do you find it hard to stop after just one cookie?  Then afterwards you feel completely guilty and upset that you gave in so easily? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you are not alone.  […]