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 […]
Anju Joham and her fellow researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia have recently conducted a study on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The results of this study, conducted on more than 8,000 women, showed that women with PCOS are 34% more likely to have asthma. While overweight and obese women are more likely than the […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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. […]
My name is Jessica, I am 38 and I have a confession! I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and I am addicted to carbs! Breads, pastas, crackers, rice – you name it, my body craves it. Truth be told, growing up as an 80’s and 90’s child, I didn’t know any better. I don’t blame […]
Hormone imbalance can cause devastating symptoms like weight gain, hair loss, facial hair growth, acne, depression, anxiety, infertility, hot flashes, low libido, and so much more. In fact, it causes a low-grade inflammation that persists causing a feeling of un-wellness.
A lot of time is spent researching the latest and greatest products that claim to alleviate devastating symptoms of PCOS and make our lives easier. Some of these end up being false claims, but there are others that show true promise. Vitex Agnus-Castus, also known as Vitex, Chaste Tree, or Chasteberry, is one such plant. […]