L-Carnitine For Women With PCOS – Does It Help?

Carnitine is a group of related compounds naturally produced by the human body that have a role in energy production, metabolism and other vital cellular functions particularly related to the mitochodria. In my recent piece on supplements for hypothyroidism, I referenced an experimental study demonstrating that L-Carnitine (one form of

Nutrition For PCOS – The Best Foods & Supplements

Having spent a great deal of time recently researching and writing on all things nutrition for PCOS, I’ve ultimately decided to put all of my best PCOS content in one place in order to make it easier to access. Each of the blog posts below will offer unique insights into

PCOS Nutrition – Which Foods Are Most Important?

Today’s article is my fourth in a comprehensive series on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which has previously included discussions on: Supplements For PCOS PCOS and Soy-based Foods Probiotics and PCOS Each of those articles can be accessed individually via this link. For this particular piece, I turn my attention specifically to

Which Supplements Are Best For Women With PCOS?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a complex condition that affects up to 10% of women in North America. Its characterization varies but could include excessive amounts of male sex hormones ( androgens),  disrupted periods and cysts on the ovaries. PCOS is a leading cause of fertility issues in women and, in

Will A Probiotic Supplement Help With PCOS?

Probiotic supplements are among the most popular and widely selling on the market due in part to the ever growing scientific fascination with gut health that continues to capture consumer attention the world over. Having reviewed the data about their potential uses at length in a previous article, I appreciate

Soy Intake For Women With PCOS – Hurt Or Help?

Having previously discussed the generally positive effects of soy intake across a broad range of health outcomes, I came to the realization that there was perhaps one very important condition that I left out – PCOS. PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in full, may affect up to 1 in 10

The Two Best Foods For Reducing Insulin Resistance

Hello everyone! Today my student writer Abby Webber will be taking us on a journey into the world of insulin resistance, offering some practical insights into how you can better utilize specific dietary components to improve your insulin sensitivity and overall health. Let’s find out what some of the best

Sleeping More Reduces Your Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a hormone synthesized by the pancreas that plays a vital role in controlling blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance occurs when the muscle, fat, and liver cells of your body lose their previous capacity to absorb glucose from the bloodstream for energy. Consequences of insulin resistance can include: Pre

Resistant Starch Reduces Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a phenomenon which attracts as much attention from the scientific community as does it from the increasingly curious general public. Commonly referred to as IR, insulin resistance describes the physiological state whereby a person’s bodily cells do not respond as well to insulin as a we might

Five Scientific Ways To Boost Your Microbiome

There is growing public and scientific interest around the steps that one can take to enhance the state of their gut microbiome through accessible, every day means. Generally, when I refer to “enhancing” the gut microbiome what I’m really referring to is increasing what is known as microbiome diversity. Microbiome