Acne is not only a troublesome symptom but a sign that your hormones are out of balance. It is also a beacon from your internal chemistry that you're dealing with inflammation and likely eating the wrong foods. If you have PCOS it is also a clear sign you're dealing with androgen overload or hypersensitivity.
Acne: Is It Your Hormones Or Your Diet? It is both. Your hormones and diet that is. Despite the dermatology party line, “the cause of acne remains unknown” or acne is a vague condition of “hormonal imbalances”, we know a lot actually about what causes acne – and what can help clear up your skin. […]
Losing hair is among the most distressing of all symptoms I see in my office. It can create an extreme amount of stress and guess what’s bad for hair loss? stress. But that’s just one of the multiple reasons you could be losing your tresses. Most women that are concerned about hair loss are taking […]
First, thank you all so much for your support after last week’s tell all episode – we love you guys! In this episode we’re answering your questions which are always so good! We tackled a very big problem: what to do when you want to eat healthier and you want your family to eat healthier […]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is among the most common and misunderstood hormonal conditions in the Western world. Getting accurate information about your individual condition is crucial. This is how to identify your type of PCOS and take care of yourself:
The problem is that women often have some aspects of the condition but not others, making our current classification, treatment and nutrition recommendations confusing at best and frustrating for many women with PCOS – or those thinking they may have it. Hormonal disruptions including elevated LH (luteinizing hormone), elevated testosterone (or other androgens like androstenedione, […]
I recently saw an article prescribing a square of dark chocolate a day to ward off menstrual cramps….. The idea being that research has shown magnesium can help with cramps and chocolate as far as food goes is considered high in magnesium. Yum right? For sure. But in my experience, this isn’t nearly enough to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sweating is an important biological function, finding out about why you sweat too much, don't sweat at all, why it smells and this reflects internal hormone balance and health. These 4 bullet points about sweating will show you what you need to know and more importantly: what to do.
Quick anatomy lesson: you have two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands are found most all over your body while apocrine glands are mostly located under the arms and in the anogenital region (yup, just what you were thinking: the crotch). Apocrine glands respond to hormone changes and start to work during […]
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 […]
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 […]