Posts Tagged ‘insulin resistance’

The Best Foods for PCOS

best foods for PCOS

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 Lindsay is Beating PCOS with Diet, Exercise and Mindset

how lindsay is beating pcos with diet exercise and mindset

We know how difficult it can be to accomplish certain goals such as exercising more, improving your diet or losing weight. At times, it seems like no matter how hard you try, it just doesn’t happen.  Now think about what it would be like if you had a medical condition that can cause weight gain,…

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the New Type 3 Diabetes: Are You at Risk?

We all know someone that has suffered from or has had a family member suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It’s often considered to be part of aging or due to bad genes, but what if some Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle?  Think about how much suffering would be relieved. Well folks,…

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Why Prebiotics are Important for PCOS and Where to Find Them

prebiotics

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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How Exercise Helps PCOS Symptoms

I’m excited to stare this guest blog post from PCOS & exercise expert, Erika Volk. Managing your weight is just one of the many reasons why women living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome should workout. Time and again, women living with PCOS are told that losing weight will improve their symptoms. It is true losing even just…

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Eating Protein BEFORE Carbs Lowers Blood Sugar

eating protein before carbs lowers blood sugar

If you have diabetes, prediabetes or insulin resistance, you’ve probably been told to limit your carb intake. Carbs raise blood sugar as well as insulin levels in those people that are insulin resistant. Excessive amounts of insulin and elevated blood sugar lead to health problems. But limiting carbs isn’t so easy to do, as they…

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Martha Lectures on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

City girls …. Irregular periods? Gaining weight or difficulty losing weight? Trouble with your skin, hair loss or too much hair in the wrong places?  If so, you may have a common hormone disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (pcos). It affects up to 10% of all women. Check out my previous post for more info.…

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