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3 Common Spices that Reduce Inflammation

spices that reduce inflammation

As mentioned in my previous article on PCOS and Inflammation, chronic inflammation is something that you should be concerned about in terms of your PCOS. It’s being researched as a possible cause of PCOS (and definitely an effect of it) as well as causing insulin resistance. One way to help reduce inflammation is to avoid…

Healthy Christmas Gifts to Inspire, Pamper & Empower

Radha essential oil diffuser

Previously on PCOS Matters, I shared some PCOS Gift Ideas for those struggling to find PCOS specific presents. Well, it’s that time of year again. I thought I’d share some of my current favorite healthy Christmas gift ideas. They’re not all specific to PCOS, but they’ll be ideal for women with PCOS who are trying…

Thankful for PCOS? Are You Crazy?

grateful for pcos

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, and although it’s not a holiday we share in the UK, or in many other countries around the world, it feels like a good time to talk about the power of gratitude and being thankful, even if your immediate response to this blog post was: “Thankful for PCOS? Is…

DIY Healthy Crockpot Vegetable Stew Recipe

crockpot vegetable stew recipe

In my last blog post (Healthy Crockpot Dinners), I praised the wonder that is the crockpot or slow cooker for healthy, cost-effective meals. I wanted to include a healthy vegetable stew recipe but, rather than give you exact ingredients, I thought I would give you a basis for your recipe and offer lots of ideas…

Healthy Crockpot Dinners – the Perfect Winter Antidote

healthy crockpot dinners

Last weekend, I visited my sister at her new home. As I walked into the kitchen, I was hit with the wonderful smell of a rich beef stew cooking in the crockpot (or slow cooker as we call them in the UK). I had almost forgotten about this simple pleasure (due to traveling a lot)….

September is PCOS Awareness Month

PCOS Awareness Month

September is PCOS Awareness Month; at least it is in the United States, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t get behind raising awareness of PCOS this month. How Can I Take Part in PCOS Awareness Month? Campaign for Greater Research and Treatment Between 8% and 20% of women of reproductive age…

PCOS Matters is on Instagram

PCOS Matters is on Instagram

  PCOS Matters has been providing useful information and support on Twitter for many years; we have two popular pages on Facebook – PCOS Matters and Your PCOS Diet; and now PCOS Matters is on Instagram. Why Instagram? Those who use Instagram tend to love it (me included) and I wanted to provide PCOS support and…

“PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed” Review

PCOS for the Newly Diagnosed

If you follow PCOS Matters on Facebook you will have seen me mention a new-ish book that has been released called “PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed – Your All-In-One Guide to Eliminating PCOS Symptoms with the Insulin Resistance Diet” by Tara Spencer. As promised, I read it and here is my video review of…

PCOS and Inflammation: It’s Time to Take Action

PCOS and inflammation

Inflammation is not a new concept in the medical world but it does seem to have become a buzzword amongst health professionals in recent years. So, what is it and why should you be concerned about the link between PCOS and inflammation? What is Inflammation? There are many different kinds of inflammation but, in short,…

Low GI Pancake Recipe

A few weeks ago I shared a video on the Your PCOS Diet Facebook page from Tasty at Buzz Feed, which showed how to make nutritious pancakes. All 4 recipes are relatively Low-GI (as long as you’re careful with your choice of topping) and are a great idea if you crave pancakes. I love pancakes…