How Much Calcium is Necessary for Your Health?

Apr 04, 2016 No Comments by

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and is a crucial factor in numerous body functions and structures. But what should a woman do to ensure she is consuming the correct amount of calcium to maintain a healthy body? Does a woman with PCOS need to drink milk? Until recently, the dogma […]

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3 Simple Tips for a Healthier Gallbladder

Mar 14, 2016 No Comments by

As if women with PCOS don’t have enough on their plates to deal with already, add another to the list- gallbladder dysfunction and gallstones! Yes,  it’s true… many women with PCOS also have problems with the workings of their gallbladders. But please, don’t despair. There are many options to help your gallbladders function better, and […]

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Research News: PCOS and Autism Risk

Feb 01, 2016 No Comments by

The very word…AUTISM… Brings deep fear to the hearts of every mother and future mother. We all envision having a beautiful and healthy baby, fully capable of interacting with us on all levels. Having an autistic child is a one of a mother’s greatest fears. When the story hit the news a few months back […]

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Interview: What is the Most Critical Factor of PCOS

Oct 28, 2015 No Comments by

“The most critical factor in all of the issues facing women with PCOS is systematic inflammation and its origin which is probably in the gut,” explains Dr. Felice Gersh in our most recent interview.  Dr. Gersh is a doctor of integrated medicine and a renowned expert on PCOS.  Our conversation was wide ranging as she […]

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Does it Make Sense for a Woman with PCOS to Use Progesterone Cream?

Sep 26, 2015 No Comments by

Many women with PCOS realize that they have significant hormonal dysfunctions, manifesting in many ways, including menstrual irregularities, thyroid problems, insulin resistance and glucose dysregulation, weight loss resistance, sleep problems, and infertility. Among the many hormones which can be dysfunctional is progesterone.  In fact, women with PCOS do have serious progesterone “issues.” The concerns involving […]

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How to Treat PCOS Related Acne Effectively

Sep 19, 2015 No Comments by

Just thinking “acne” makes my stomach churn….it is one of the most hated of all the PCOS symptoms.  Acne affects a large percentage of women with PCOS and is something you simply cannot ignore. It stares at you with every glance at your reflection. I am fully aware of the pain experienced by those with […]

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PCOS Update: The Latest Research on Microbiome and PCOS

Jul 06, 2015 No Comments by

The Microbiome and PCOS: An Evolving Area of Research of Huge Importance Until fairly recently, you could look at yourself in a mirror and believe that the reflection was the real “you.” No longer is that the case! It is now recognized that more DNA exists within us that derives from our Microbiome than from […]

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How to Protect Yourself from BPA Exposure While Pregnant

Jun 22, 2015 No Comments by

The world in which we all live is quite different from the one inhabited by our grandmothers. Our world is filled with well over 80,000 different chemicals, most of which have no safety data whatsoever. Others are recognized as dangerous by leading scientists, yet no alterations are recommended by our government for their continued and […]

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PCOS: How to Manage Chronic Inflammation

May 23, 2015 No Comments by

PCOS and it’s Smoldering Driver: Chronic inflammation PCOS is the most common endocrine dysfunction of women, now affecting, in varying degrees, up to 20% of all women across the world! There is now no area of the globe in which women are not impacted by this condition. It is widely recognized that women affected by […]

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Can a Hysterectomy Cure your PCOS?

Apr 20, 2015 No Comments by

As an integrative gynecologist, I talk to and care for women seeking a second opinion on a variety of medical issues. One of the most common questions I’m asked is “Will a Hysterectomy Cure My PCOS?” Even the organization which “governs” my specialty, the American College of OB/GYN, has acknowledged that about 70% of hysterectomies are […]

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