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What Is Endometriosis? 

Endometriosis is a relatively common reproductive health condition in women. It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 6-10% of women of reproductive age.  According to the U.S government’s Office of Women’s Health, endometriosis is defined as occurring when the endometrium (tissue that originates from the lining of your uterus) grows outside of the uterus, and implants itself in the fallopian ...
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Let’s Talk About Thyroid Health

Many of us have heard in passing about the importance of our thyroids, and we may even know what hormones it helps control and regulate in the body - but where it is, the signs of a thyroid disorder, and how to care for our thyroid are questions not many people know the answers to. That’s why in this article ...
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What You Should Know About PCOS and Insulin Resistance

The terms ‘PCOS’ and ‘insulin resistance’ frequently crop up together when first researching the causes, symptoms, and ongoing effects of polycystic ovary syndrome. But what exactly is insulin resistance (IR)? Is the correlation between the two causative? And if there is an association between PCOS and insulin resistance, what can you do to lower your risk? These are all questions ...
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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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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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