Bile Acids in PCOS

Bile Acids as a Hormonal Factor in PCOS

A study was recently conducted on circulating bile acids in women with PCOS. This is the very first study [1] of its kind, and involved 37 women with PCOS matched to women without the condition. Researchers measured conjugated bile acids, and these were found to be elevated in patients with PCOS.  Additionally, high bile acid levels were also …

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PCOS Infertility

PCOS and Infertility

Learn about what causes PCOS infertility, and how to address it with standard and naturopathic treatment options.

Intermittent fasting for PCOS

Intermittent Fasting for PCOS

Intermittent fasting has a surprising impact on insulin levels and inflammatory markers, making it an effective treatment option in women with PCOS.

The Circadian Rhythm of Fat Cells

In PCOS, fat cell dysfunction is a major, integral part of inflammation and insulin resistance. Interestingly, a new study is the first to discover circadian rhythms in human fat cells. In simplest terms, this means that our metabolism changes over the course of the day, as well as during the night. Participants with relatively normal circadian rhythms …

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PCOS During Menopause

Although PCOS has long been considered a women’s reproductive issue and infertility condition, it’s so much more than that.  It’s a complex endocrine disorder that affects the entire body for life, in numerous ways. A lot of people are under the assumption that it can be cured by a hysterectomy, or that it’ll disappear once …

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Overnight Pumpkin Spice Latte “Oatmeal”

This oatmeal alternative might be grain-free, but it’s packed with nutrition and delicious flavour. It tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte!

5 Foods to Ditch if You Have PCOS

Did you know that eliminating certain foods can help to alleviate (and reverse) your PCOS symptoms?

Inflammation in PCOS, and its Link with Excess Carbohydrates

Are carbohydrates the cause of inflammation in women with PCOS? Well, yes and no…

Egg Quality, and How It’s Affected by Thyroid Hormones

New studies show a link between thyroid hormones, and healthy oocyte (egg) development.

Increased Risk of Diabetes from Artificial Sweeteners

Zero-calorie sweeteners like Aspartame have long been used in diet sodas, as well as other low-cal foods. It’s been assumed that these sweeteners are healthier alternatives for sugar (especially for those trying to lose weight), but recent studies show that they actually do a lot of damage, and can even increase one’s risk of diabetes. …

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