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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…

My Top 5 Favorite Low GI Snacks

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I want to start adding some of my favorite recipes to the PCOS Matters blog. “Recipes” is a fairly loose term in this post as these are some of my favorite Low GI snacks. They require little preparation; most of them can be eaten in their raw form. My Top 5 Favorite Low GI Snacks…

21 Day Sugar Detox – Beat the Sugar Cravings

You may remember that I did a 30 Day Vegan Detox a few years ago. This worked really well at getting me to give up sugar and caffeine (among other toxins in my diet). However, although I enjoyed the food, I found the Vegan diet too restrictive (I can’t live forever without eggs or a burger). Anyway, I…

Stuck for PCOS Gift Ideas?

If you’re stuck for last minute gift ideas for a friend or loved one with PCOS, here are some that are specific to helping particular symptoms of PCOS or are designed to help raise awareness. However, just because someone has PCOS does not mean they want aspects of it highlighted in a gift. Use your best…

Losing Weight with PCOS: An Update

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Many of you have been interested in finding out whether I have been losing weight with PCOS. It’s been about 18 months since I kicked it off and I’ve been pretty quiet during a lot of that time. Losing Weight with PCOS: An Update Firstly, apologies for my lack of posting. I won’t go into…

What PCOS Supplements Should I Consider Using?

If you’re dealing with PCOS, you already know that it can be a devastating diagnosis. The condition carries with it a long list of symptoms that can be hard to handle. One alternative to explore is supplementation, but the possibilities are endless. What PCOS supplements should you consider? How Can PCOS Supplements Help? Supplements are exactly…

Further PCOS Diet Plan Guidelines

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In the previous post, we looked at the main components of the Low GI diet. In this post, I offer some further guidelines for a healthy PCOS diet plan. These are not essential to a low GI diet but I would still suggest you try to follow them (for the reasons given). PCOS Diet Plan…

Low GI Diet Plan Guidelines

Low GI Diet Plan

Some of you on Facebook (PCOS Diet and PCOS Matters) have been asking for a few more guidelines on which diet to follow. As I mentioned previously, it’s important to pick something and then stick to it. But my recommendation is that you follow a Low GI diet plan (low Glycemic Index) or Low GL…

The Problem with the All or Nothing Diet

all or nothing diet

Think about the last time you achieved something momentous in your life such as, passing an exam, receiving a promotion at work, or hitting a particular goal. How long did it take to get there? Was it instant or did you have to study/work/learn/adapt? As children we instinctively understand that to achieve something we have…