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10 Benefits of Magnesium for PCOS

Need another reason to eat dark chocolate? I have one for you! Look no further than magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in over 300 reactions in the body. Magnesium helps to improve heart health and decrease inflammation, insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes. These are all important issues in POCS, yet…

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Best Drinks for PCOS

You know staying hydrated is crucial for optimal health, but drinking plain old water gets boring. So, you’re wondering what else you can drink to stay hydrated. The good news is that there are a lot of options for drinks for PCOS that not only taste good and keep you hydrated, but also provide you…

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Benefits of Resistance Training for PCOS

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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10 Benefits of Eating Vegetables

benefits of eating vegetables

You know you’re “supposed” to be eating enough veggies. But I bet you aren’t! 84% of Americans don’t meet the recommended 4.5 cups of veggies a day. Most of us eat on the run which makes eating veggies challenging. But I bet if you understand why it’s SO important to increase your intake of vegetables, you…

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes for PCOS

Healthy smoothie recipes for PCOS

Smoothies can be a refreshing meal or snack in the hot weather. But they can also be packed with sugar, carbs and calories. Some smoothies at popular juice chains contain over 500 calories and 60 grams of carbs. due to the jumbo portions of fruit and fruit juice. Hello blood sugar and insulin spikes! Not…

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Is HIIT Good for PCOS?

 HIIT or high intensity interval training has become very popular in the past few years – and for good reason. You can exercise for less time and get more benefits. Not enough time is the number one reason why people claim they don’t exercise. But is HIIT good for PCOS? The info you read on the…

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PCOS and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

  Heart disease is the number one killer of women. It kills about 1 woman every 60 seconds. Having PCOS increases your risk of heart disease. This is because PCOS is a metabolic disease. February is American Heart Health Month as well as the 5thAnnual #Heart4PCOS Campaign to spread awareness of awareness of PCOS and heart…

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Free PCOS Meal Plans and Recipes

FREE PCOS Meal Plans and Recipes | Martha McKittrick Nutrition

If you have PCOS, you know how confusing it can be to know what to eat! Not only is the internet is loaded with conflicting information, but who has time to plan meals and find recipes? My patients with PCOS always ask “what should I eat”?  While there no one-size-fits-all diet for women with PCOS,…

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25 Ways to Decrease Insulin Resistance Naturally

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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How to test for insulin resistance

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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