You’ve been told you have insulin resistance. Insulin resistance affects at least 60% of the adult population (and almost all women with PCOS) and is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. So what can YOU do about it? You’ve probably read on the internet that you need to cut out…

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If you have PCOS, you’ve probably heard the words “insulin resistance” many times! But do you really understand what it means? Since insulin resistance may be at the root of PCOS, it’s helpful to understand what is it and what you can do about it. While nutrition is a major factor  in decreasing insulin resistance,…

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how to test for insulin resistance

Insulin resistance is a hot topic and for good reason. It’s estimated over 50% of adults have it,  as well as up to 70% of women with PCOS. If you don’t know what insulin resistance is, you should! It’s a silent condition that can lead to prediabetes, diabetes and increased risk of heart disease. Could…

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If you spend any time on the internet or social media, you’re probably overwhelmed with the conflicting advice on exercise. One site says weight training is the best, while another site says it will worsen your PCOS or cause you to get too bulky due to already high testosterone levels. So what’s the deal? The…

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Most breakfast choices are loaded with carbs. And the same old breakfast of eggs gets boring! Get over 25 breakfast ideas, including quick meals made from pantry staples, smoothies, as well as recipes. They’re all based on the “PCOS Friendly Plate” and will help balance hormones and decrease insulin resistance and inflammation. All meals include…

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(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Salad combos, bowls, meals made from convenience foods and pantry staples, meals made from Trader Joe’s products and over 70 recipes for: vegetables, seafood, poultry, salads, meat, tofu, and plant-based meals. Plus, bonus info on the best frozen dinners and beverages for PCOS and more. Running out of ideas on what to…

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SHOP Looking for ideas for PCOS-friendly meals and snacks? Then you’ll love my new PCOS Meal and Snack Guides! SOUND FAMILIAR? ✓ I’m confused about what types of meals are good for PCOS. ✓ I’m totally stressed by meal planning and cooking. ✓ I just want ideas for quick meals. ✓ I’m running out of ideas for higher protein…

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Nutrition and exercise are the first line treatments for PCOS. They have numerous benefits for PCOS, including decreasing insulin resistance, increasing metabolic rate, lowering blood glucose and improving heart health, body composition, sleep, mood and more. But one form of exercise that tends to get overlooked is yoga.  After reading this article about the benefits…

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endocrine disruptors

Nutrition and lifestyle are the first line treatments for PCOS and can help balance hormones, decrease insulin resistance and inflammation and improve gut health. But there’s one more area you may be overlooking … sneaky chemicals called endocrine disruptors. You probably come in contact with these chemicals on a daily basis. Not only can they…

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