Month: January 2018

lean PCOS, PCOM, PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance

In Lean PCOS, Insulin Resistance is Often Missed, as Illustrated by This Study on the Microbiome

A new study just released on gut microbiome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) showed some fascinating results: it showed that women with PCOS have fewer types of gut bacteria AND very different microbiomes than women who don’t have the condition. This study concluded that this effect was due to testosterone, rather than metabolic issues or insulin …

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PCOS, depression, anxiety, stress, omega 3, vitamin e, alleviated depression, happiness, PCOS relief, supplements

How Omega 3 + Vitamin E = Improved Mood in PCOS

How would you react if you discovered that taking a couple of simple supplements daily could have a profound impact on your mood? A recent Iranian study on depression in women with PCOS has shown that combining two very foundational supplements that can be found at any pharmacy—Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E—were effective …

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BCAA, branched chain amino acids, dairy, dairy products, low-fat yogurt, yogurt, whey

Dairy Products, and Their Link to Insulin Resistance

When most people think about low-fat dairy products, they don’t immediately think of a correlation with insulin resistance. After all, fat-free yogurt and kefir are touted as ideal health foods, especially if people want to lose weight, right? Well, not so right. A recent Iranian study, which followed 1,205 participants for 2.3 years, has shown that Branched Chain …

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