Posts Tagged ‘insulin resistance’

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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Insulin Resistance and PCOS; What You Need to Know

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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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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