Posts Tagged ‘gut health’

Is Soy Bad for PCOS? Read What the PCOS Experts Say

If you have PCOS, you know all too well there’s tons of information on the internet on what foods you should supposedly avoid. Soy tops the list. But where is the science? It’s confusing to say the least. Does it negatively affect hormone levels? And what about GMO’s? I decided to take a deeper dive…

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The Best Foods for PCOS

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When you think of diet and PCOS, I bet you think of what you should NOT eat instead of all the healthy foods you CAN eat.  The good news is that certain foods can help heal your PCOS by several mechanisms, including lowering insulin and androgen levels, decreasing inflammation, and decreasing risk of diabetes and…

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How Many Carbs Should You Eat a Day with PCOS?

This is the one of questions I get asked all the time by my patients with PCOS. You may have been told by your doctor that you need to avoid all carbs including starches and fruit. Or perhaps you read on the internet that you should avoid carrots and tomatoes because of the sugar content.…

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Why Prebiotics are Important for PCOS and Where to Find Them

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I usually recommend that most of my patients with PCOS eat a moderately low carb, low glycemic diet. Some women take their carbs even lower by following a very low carb diet, and others go as low as to be on a ketogenic diet. The outcome – your diet ends up being low in an “overlooked”…

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Top 9 Blog Posts of 2016

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that 2016 has come to an end. I’d like to wrap up the year by re-posting 9 of my most popular blog posts from 2016.  Thanks for reading my blog. I’d love to know what topics you’d like me to blog about in 2017.  …

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Tips to Maintain Digestive Health While Traveling

I bet many of you will be traveling for the upcoming holiday weekend. The stress of traveling and being out of your usual routine can lead to digestive upset including constipation and diarrhea. Not exactly what you want at your Memorial Day party! And being out of your routine can also disrupt the natural balance…

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Top 8 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Gut

When you hear the word bacteria, what comes to mind? Germs… sickness? While that may be true of some bacteria, others are “good” and play an important role in keeping us healthy. Did you know that you have 5 pounds of bacteria living in your body? Sounds crazy but it’s true. The majority lives in…

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Fiber and Heart Health

What do you think about when you hear the word FIBER? Probably your gastrointestinal tract! While fiber does help keep you “regular”, it also plays a major role in cardiovascular health, diabetes and weight management. Since heart health has been in the news a lot lately with the “eggs are no longer bad” stories, I…

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7 Sneaky Reasons Why You’re Gaining Weight

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You eat a healthy diet, avoid junk foods and workout several times a week … yet the scale continues to creep up. I hear this all the time in my private practice. Most of my clients are pretty savvy when it comes to nutrition. So what’s the deal? I may have some answers. Here are…

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How My Diet Has Changed in 5 Years

The dietary advice I give my clients has changed over the years so I started to think about how MY diet has changed. In the past 5 years, my diet has evolved. Somehow limiting calories and fat have become less important to me and I’ve focused more on foods that taste good, satiate me and…

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