"But I've been told by my Doctor that my hormones are normal and all my lab tests came back within range?!... This was my client Anna*. She came to see me a few months ago, complaining of symptoms such as weight gain, low energy, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. She was told by her GP that the symptoms she was experiencing were due to stress and that her hormones had nothing to do with it. But I knew, just by listening to her story, that her endocrine system was out of whack
For most women a PCOS diagnosis and a prescription for the oral contraceptive pill go hand in hand. The Doctors tell us that the pill is one of the only few options to 'control' the unwanted symptoms such as acne, menstrual irregularities, thinning hair and weight gain. The side effects of the pill are rarely discussed. Especially the fact that this medication can actually make the condition Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) WORSE! If that makes zero sense to you right now,
My daily routine was to wake up, immediately run my hands over my face to feel if any new spots had developed overnight, then head to the bathroom to analyse my skin. I would almost always have a new pimple appear, putting a downer on my mood for the whole day. I couldn't understand it! I'm a Nutritional Therapist, eating a real food, organic diet, exercising regularly, taking all the right supplements and using the 'cleanest' natural skincare products. What else could I do?!
Move over veganism, the Ketogenic diet has been the hottest health trend of 2018! But could all that bacon, coconut oil, grass-fed butter and bulletproof coffee really benefit women with a hormonal condition such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? Lets find out... If you aren't already aware, the Ketogenic Diet is a very high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet. The carbohydrate recommendations are usually kept under 50 grams per day, sometimes under 20 grams. It has