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Posted by Amy on April 9, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, Fertility, PCOS Treatment.

Written by guest author Suzanne Munson, MS, Director of Product Development for Fairhaven Health, LLC 
Over the past few decades, awareness about PCOS has increased dramatically. As a result, women and health care providers are now familiar with many of the tell-tale symptoms of this syndrome: acne, male-pattern hair loss, excess …

Posted by Amy on April 8, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, PCOS Clean Eating, PCOS Recipes, Snacks.

Berries are not only loaded with antioxidants, but they are also low glycemic and have lots of fiber.  This makes berries a great go-to dessert choice for women with PCOS.  I’ve combined strawberries with a gluten-free pie crust and coconut cream for a delicious springtime dessert.
 
Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie
 
Crust:
1/2 cup …

Posted by Amy on March 25, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, PCOS Lifestyle, PCOS Treatment.

Guest post by  Megan Joyce, LAc (FABORM)
You would have to be crazy to like needles.  I know I don’t look forward to getting shots, or having my blood drawn.  I believe I would be hard pressed to find anyone who would willingly get stuck with needles just for the fun …

Posted by Amy on March 24, 2014 in: Articles, PCOS News.

JoAnn recently reached out to me via my Facebook page.  She is a fellow Diva who had a tubal ligation after her second pregnancy. She has suffered from Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS) and is sharing her story in hopes of educating other women of the risks of this procedure. …

Posted by Amy on March 17, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, PCOS News, PCOS Treatment.

This has happened more than once –  my husband I will be sitting in the family room at night, when the kids are safely tucked into bed, and he will hear a noise.  He’ll say, “What’s was that?”  but I don’t hear a thing. Jokingly he would say I need …

There are many dedicated doctors and researchers working on behalf of women with PCOS.  Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà  is one of these dedicated researchers.  He works in the Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Messina in Italy.
Dr. Laganà has been conducting some very helpful studies around the …

Dr. Laganà has graciously allowed me to include his article on PCOS Diva.  For more information regarding his work researching myo-inositol and D-chiro- inositol you can also read this article.
Guest Post by Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà* and Alfonsa Pizzo
Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

The …

Posted by Amy on March 4, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, PCOS Breakfast, PCOS Clean Eating, PCOS Diet, PCOS Recipes.

Today my family celebrates Pancake Tuesday. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.  I’ll be serving these tonight with some organic turkey sausage.
 
GLUTEN-FREE …

Posted by Amy on February 10, 2014 in: Articles, Hairloss, PCOS Treatment.

I have written about my hair loss struggles quite often on PCOS Diva.  I am happy to report that my hair is doing well right now.  I attribute this to sticking with my gluten-free lifestyle.  Whenever I deviate from going gluten-free, I experience hair loss.

While I’ll never have a thick …

Posted by Amy on February 8, 2014 in: Articles, Ask Amy, Nutrition, PCOS Clean Eating, PCOS Diet.

I am trying to say away from Splenda and am wondering if agave is a PCOS- friendly sweetener? Sharon W. , New York, NY
 
Amy says:  In my opinion, agave is not a PCOS friendly sweetener.  I’ll admit, years ago I was duped into thinking that is was a natural low …