Category: PCOS

Why Can’t I Tolerate Carbs?

 I’ve pretty much tried every diet out there, as I’m sure you can relate.  Most diets lead with carb restriction.  When I first found Paleo, and then went on to participate in two research studies at the University of Connecticut as part of my Dietetics program, I became hyper-aware of one macronutrient group in specific, […]
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Thyroid Health Part-3: Gut Health, Treatment, & Nutrition

In this thyroid health series, we have gone over the Thyroid Basics (part-1) and the impacts of Stress, Cycles & the Pill (part-2) on thyroid function. Be sure to check those out for more helpful information. Here, in part-3, we will look into how the gut affects the thyroid and also the types of treatment […]
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Thyroid Health Part-2: Stress, Cycles & the Pill

 In Part-1 of this thyroid health series, we discussed the basics of thyroid health.  We covered what the thyroid is, how it works, and why you should care.  In part-2, I will provide insight into how stress, your menstrual cycle, and birth control pills impact your thyroid health. How does stress impact thyroid function? If […]
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Thyroid Health Part-1: Thyroid Basics

The topic of thyroid health has generated an overwhelming number of questions. You don’t need to be diagnosed with hypothyroid to suffer from thyroid issues. I’ve discovered subclinical thyroid dysfunction in myself and many of my clients, impairing their ability to heal fully. In response to the questions I’ve received, I have put together a […]
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How To Support Estrogen Detox

Estrogen plays a role in various body functions. However, high levels of estrogen can pose health risks, such as weight gain, thyroid dysfunction, breast or ovarian cancer, and blood clots. How can you get rid of excess estrogen you ask? The answer is supporting proper estrogen detoxification in the body. There are three phases of […]
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Stress Management and PCOS: How stress affects your hormones

The connection between stress and your hormones is no secret, but the effects of stress on the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome are something that we don’t talk about nearly as much as we should. I’ve found, though, that reducing stress is essential for long term management of symptoms related to polycystic ovarian syndrome and […]
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Understanding PCOS: Part 4 – Lifestyle

Understanding polycystic ovarian syndrome isn’t just about understanding the symptoms and medication options. It’s also about understanding how this condition can affect your day to day life, and the things you can do to help alleviate symptoms on your own.  While there is no one size fits all approach, lifestyle changes, such as skin care […]
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Understanding PCOS: Part 3 – The Pill

When women find themselves diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), one of the first treatment options they’re often offered is the pill. And, it’s no surprise – hormonal birth control is the most common treatment for PCOS within conventional medicine.  But, it may not be the best.  If you haven’t read my first post on […]
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Understanding PCOS: Part 2 – Insulin and PCOS

It’s easy for people to misunderstand polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, as simply a disease of the ovaries. But, as we know, it’s so much more than that (and, if you don’t know, be sure to check out part one in our Understanding PCOS series here).  PCOS is identified by three main criteria – delayed […]
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Understanding PCOS: Part 1 – What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

It’s a term you may have heard before, but with the amount of information swirling around the internet, it can be hard to define. And it’s understandable that you feel confused, overwhelmed, or downright lost when trying to understand it.  It’s polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, and it affects nearly one in every ten women […]
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