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What You Need To Know About Fat If You Have PCOS

Eating "Fat" is a tricky area for most people, but if you have PCOS, it's something you need to pay extra-special attention to, as it can affect other hormonal stuffs. Learn the specifics and how to sort out your fatty foods in this post:

While managing carbs gets most of the attention when it comes to PCOS, fat and protein deserve their fair share of attention too. I promise to dedicate an entire post to protein soon but this one is all about fat: how much, what kind and what weird stuff to look out for. If you’ve got […]

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4 Reasons Why You Didn’t Lose Weight Going Paleo

At first, it just felt like the right choice, it even worked wonders for your friend. But now that you've been doing the Paleo thing for a while you don't get the results you were promised, why?. In this post find out about 4 things you need to consider and what you can do about it.

I’ll admit it, I’m a fan. I’ve been drinking the Paleo Kool-Aid since before it was cool. I read Dr Loren Cordain’s research more than 15 years ago and was amazed at what the diet did for my PCOS. Thanks to Mr Robb Wolf, “paleo” is not only a buzzword and a highly searched Instagram hashtag […]

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Problems & Perks Of Protein Shakes (Especially If You Have Hashimoto’s)

  Love them? Hate them?   Protein shakes are a useful tool at times and they are almost synonymous with working out. There’s no doubt they have huge benefits in certain scenarios but are they really necessary? We’ll get to the perks, but first let’s discuss some of the great big downsides to the protein […]

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The Dreaded “Puff”: Most Common Causes of Water Retention

Uh-Oh! There it is..again, puffiness and bloating. In your face, your belly, hands, thighs, the worst.
The first step to healing is knowledge, in this post you will learn some of the most common causes it presents in your body and find a convenient list of what you can do about it.

When I first moved to New York I was the most unhealthy version of myself. Moving here was in some ways the worst thing I could do for my tenacious personality because it truly is the city that never sleeps. There is a buzz that is palpable 24/7 – and living on a busy corner […]

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This is Why You’re Peeing 20 Times A Day and What You Can Do About it

Do you pee too much or too often? News flash: That's your body talking to you.
Find out about what the causes may be in your case and how you can listen to your body in this post.

The first thing I think of when I’m leaving the house is: should I pee again? As a girl that’s battled both PCOS and high stress in the past, my overzealous bladder has created a ton of anxiety for me on road trips, living in Manhattan (seriously, Starbucks is the only place to pee around […]

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How To Avoid The Serial Whole30

It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of Whole30. With such a high percentage of my patients having Hashimoto’s and PCOS, it’s a great template to women started on a very immune-friendly-hormone-helping diet. It’s very straightforward (eat these things, don’t eat those things) so it quickly becomes easy to look at any menu or grocery […]

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The Cheesecake Effect (Why Your Waistline Hates Sugar+Fat)

Does the following scenario sound familiar to you?: Increased sugary and carbs cravings, low willpower and difficulty to burn and loose fat. It does for a lot of us. In this article, learn more about how insulin works and why you need to avoid this particular food combo in order to move forward to a healthier 'you':

The Cheesecake Effect could also be called the French Fry Effect, Doughnut Effect, Guac and Chips Effect or any food that is both high in carbs or sugar as well as fat. What happens when we eat these types of foods is that we get an exaggerated insulin response and the message to our metabolism […]

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3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin

Metformin is recommended by doctors for women with PCOS that want to loose weight or otherwise manage their PCOS and insulin resistance. But there are 3 very important things that you need to know about it including the fact that it's not the only option!

Let me first say, I don’t hate Metformin for women with PCOS. For some women it really does help spur ovulation, control blood sugar and help with some weight management but….it’s not without its share of issues.  And it’s definitely not the magic bullet for weight loss – although it’s usually presented that way. How […]

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Find Your Unique Carb Tolerance With A Glucometer

Low carb is all relative, you require a specific, unique type and amount of carbs to feel best. Hormones are the best compass to a better health, but how can you monitor them as accurate as possible to then take action? In this post you will learn how to use a glucometer, how to take your readings and some important considerations to have.

Testing your blood sugar at home is a completely underutilized tool for customizing your diet. The meter will set you back a few bucks and it’s not totally painless, but after taking it for just a few days you’ll have a whole new understanding of one of your main metabolic hormones: insulin. Insulin is hardly […]

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This Whole New Way To Think About Food Will Empower You

Find out how the way you think about food can become tied to your behavior and worth. It can influence your life in a negative or a positive way. Read on to find out about this whole new way to think about food that is empowering and leaves out the emotion and drama:

We think of food as good or bad. Like, veggies good, sugar bad. Sweet potato good, French fries bad. This seems benign and we’ve been doing it since we were kids. Eat this good food (broccoli) and then you’ll get this bad food (dessert). The problem is that as grown up girls, we’re still doing […]

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