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Allara Patient Story: Olivia L

Though potentially not as well known as acne, hair loss, weight gain, and hirsutism, chronic low-grade inflammation has been linked as an indicator of PCOS, as well as a factor that may aggravate PCOS through the production of more androgens. And although ‘inflammatory PCOS’ isn’t a specific type of PCOS, inflammation is common enough in women with this condition that ...
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Health

Testing and Treating PCOS: All You Need To Know

Since there is no single test that definitively diagnoses PCOS, oftentimes multiple symptoms, factors, and tests are taken together to come to a conclusion. So what tests should you know about? And if your physician does deliver a positive diagnosis, what are your options for treatment? These are just a couple of the questions we’ll be diving into for this ...
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Real Stories

Reframing How We Think About PCOS, with Thalia LeBlanc 

Reframing How We Think About PCOS with Thalia LeBlanc PCOS manifests differently for everyone, which is why we sat down with Thalia LeBlanc - a PCOS advocate and content creator, based out of Dallas - to discuss her approach to body positivity, how she manages stress associated with PCOS, and how she found community online early in her PCOS diagnosis.   ...
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Health

PCOS and Gut Health

You may have noticed the increasing appearances of fermented foods (such as kombucha and kefir milk) in grocery stores, with a variation of the following statements on the packaging: “great for gut health”, “live and active probiotics”, and “boosts beneficial bacteria”. Strengthening and balancing your gut bacteria sounds like a good idea, but what does it exactly entail? And why ...
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Nutrition

Should You Avoid Gluten and Dairy If You Have PCOS?

It is well-documented that diet, nutrition, and lifestyle can play a large role in managing PCOS symptoms, reducing inflammation, and even helping to regulate your menstrual cycle. One thing many women who are diagnosed with PCOS wonder about, after researching the topic of PCOS and diet, goes something along the lines of, “do I need to give up gluten or ...
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