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PCOS Facial Hair Removal Tips

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For most women with PCOS, facial hair is a fact of life which, unfortunately, we cannot avoid. Those dark hairs seem to crop up in places you’d least expect and grow back far too rapidly. To alleviate the pain of having them professionally removed, here are some tips for do-it-yourself facial hair removal. My initial…

Probiotics and PCOS: Do You Need More Good Bacteria?

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TV commercials often tell us we need to replenish our good bacteria with the latest live yogurt drink. Probiotics have become a health “essential” over the past decade, but what are they and can they help PCOS? Probiotics: the Science Stuff The Food and Agricultural Organization defines probiotics as “live micro organisms administered in adequate amounts which confer a beneficial health…

PCOS and the GI Diet at a Glance

You may already know that a low GI diet is considered one of the best eating plans to follow if you have PCOS and struggle with your weight. But what does a PCOS GI Diet involve? GI Diet: Basics A GI Diet works by avoiding all foods that have a high glycemic index. The glycemic index works…

What is Endometriosis and How Is It Diagnosed?

Many women who have or believe they have PCOS complain of heavy and painful menstruation. However, this could actually be a symptom of another problem called Endometriosis. But what is Endometriosis and how do you know if you have it? Endometriosis is a common, but not well-known condition that occurs in women of menstruating age. While…

Green Tea and Weight Loss: How Does it Work?

Green tea has been used for centuries and still remains one of the most popular teas in China. It contains powerful antioxidants which can help fight against heart disease, cancers and other diseases. More recently studies have shown that green tea is also beneficial for weight loss. Green Tea and Weight Loss: The Science Bit One of the…

Inhale and Exhale: Breathing During Exercise

Breathing…we do it every day without being consciously aware of how we do it. Yet, the act of breathing during exercise takes on another dimension. It should be a simple matter of inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale (and repeat), right? Right; but not everyone agrees on the exact method Most experts agree that you should exhale upon exertion and…

Pilates for Beginners

Pilates isn’t a new form of exercise but it has found huge popularity around the world over the past decade. Similar in many ways to Yoga, it focuses on aligning and relaxing the body while strengthening the core muscles. The best part is that it’s easy to get started, even for total beginners. As you’ll…

Exercise: The Ultimate Energy Boost

Are you feeling tired? Can’t seem to wake up in the morning? Feel the need for an afternoon nap? Energy lows are often a feature of PCOS that help contribute to weight gain and overall ill-health. As well as following a diet full of low GI foods and fresh vegetables packed with vitamins, you should…

Good Fats Versus Bad fats

For years, we’ve been told that in order to lose weight, we should have a low calorie, low fat diet. Low-fat foods have been proclaimed to help prevent problems from heart disease to cancer. The truth is, little research can be cited to support these facts. The key isn’t to eat less fats, it’s to eat…

What is PCOS?

PCOS – or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – is a disorder that affects an estimated 5 to 10% of women of child bearing age. It is the most common female hormone disorder and yet many women still don’t understand what it is. Most women receive treatment from a doctor and/or a gynecologist when they believe they…