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Posted by Amy on June 18, 2014 in: Articles, PCOS Lifestyle.

These days, it’s tough not to be familiar with Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s 5 Stages of Grief, first introduced in her book “On Death and Dying” in the late sixties; we’ve seen the stages parodied, discussed in casual conversation, and applied to a boundless variety of scenarios. The reason that Kübler-Ross’s stages …

Posted by Amy on June 16, 2014 in: Articles, Expert Research from Doctors, Featured, PCOS Treatment.

I feel as if I have found a kindred spirit in Dr. Lara Briden.  A few months ago I discovered her Healthy Hormone Blog (http://www.larabriden.com/).  She has worked with women with PCOS for the last 2 decades.  I am very passionate about spreading the word regarding the risks of the pill …

Posted by Amy on June 10, 2014 in: Articles, Hairloss.

When I was really struggling with PCOS, I felt like I could live with most of the physical symptoms – the excess weight, acne and sprouting hairs.   But, it was the hair loss that was so devastating  and almost unbearable.  Hair loss added to my anxiety and depression and I spent …

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Andrea Dunaif earlier this month.  Dr. Dunaif  is the Charles F. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Dr. Dunaif held faculty appointments at the …

Posted by Amy on May 26, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, Nutrition, PCOS Lifestyle, PCOS Treatment.

If you have been following PCOS Diva for a while then you know that I advocate a low dairy or dairy free lifestyle.  You can read my post about dairy here.  I have invited Dr. Lara Briden to share more information about casomorphins and dairy. I hear from so many …

Posted by Amy on May 24, 2014 in: Articles, Fertility, PCOS Treatment.

I met Angela Heap during the Fertility Focus Telesummit earlier this month.  She spoke about how your genetics may be blocking your fertility and how lifestyle and good nutrition can provide a solution.  I have recently been doing research on MTHFR, which Angela will be explaining in her article below, …

Posted by Amy on May 20, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, PCOS Supplements, PCOS Treatment.

The supplement, Glucorein PCOS has been recently reformulated and is now called Glucorein HOP. If you haven’t heard of Glucorein yet, and how it can help manage PCOS, you can read my past posts here.  I have asked Susan Derence of NVN Therapeutics to tell us a little more about the new …

Posted by Amy on April 27, 2014 in: Articles, Expert Research from Doctors, Hairloss, PCOS News, PCOS Treatment.

I am thrilled to share the recording of my conversation with Dr. Walter Futterweit from earlier this month.  Dr. Futterweit was a godsend to me early on in my PCOS journey.  His book, A Patient’s Guide to PCOS, literally changed my life and outlook on my PCOS diagnosis.  It took me 13 years of visiting …

Posted by Amy on April 26, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, Fertility, PCOS Supplements, PCOS Treatment.

I have written about demystifying Myo-inositol, a natural supplement used to help manage PCOS symptoms. Now it is time to uncover the secrets of D-chiro-inositol (DCI).  If you have yet to hear of myo-inositol (commonly marketed as Pregnitude or Ovaboost), you’ll want to read my past posts and certainly read about …

Posted by Amy on April 25, 2014 in: Articles, Featured, Nutrition, PCOS Diet.

It is time for spring cleaning! For your home, that means washing your windows to let all in all the radiant spring sunshine. For your body, it means flushing out all of the heavy foods that you have been enjoying all winter and recharging with fresh foods of the season.
The …