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Nutrition

The Relationship Between Fats and Hormones

From the 1940s onwards, the low-fat diet was an ideology that Americans could get on board with. Until recently. There’s been a noticeable shift in the past decade or so, starting with an embracement of the “low carbohydrate diet” (paired with an increase in fat intake), but fat is something that still equals ‘bad’ for many. But what is fat, ...
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Tips for Mindful Eating

For some of us, food is a complicated topic. Particularly if you have a chronic health condition, history of an eating disorder (or engaging in behaviors associated with disordered eating, such as restricting and binging), or even if you are simply exposed to ‘fitness’ and ‘wellness’ culture, it can be difficult to enjoy food without feelings of guilt, anxiety, or ...
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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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Eating Disorders and PCOS 

Eating disorders can be difficult to identify and recognize, not only because symptoms can vary depending on the type of eating disorder, but because individuals struggling with disordered eating often do so in an isolated manner. Despite the lack of a widespread discussion, research funding, and public discussion about this complex mental health issue, eating disorders are an extremely serious ...
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Seed Cycling and PCOS – What Does Research Say?

By Kate Morton, MS, RDN Seed Cycling and PCOS what does the research say, and how do I do it? What is Seed Cycling?  Seed cycling syncs organic seeds with certain phases of your menstrual cycle to support your hormones. Flax + pumpkin seeds support the estrogen-dominant stage of your cycle, and sesame + sunflower seeds help the progesterone dominant ...
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