Author Archives: Amy Medling

Are You Avoiding Chocolate? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be

By Amy Medling

When you are trying to lose weight or change your eating habits, what’s the first thing you cut out of your diet? Most likely it’s sweets. If you struggle with weight loss or insulin regulation, like those with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), you may wonder if you will ever be able to indulge in something truly decadent and delicious again without feeling guilty. Good news: the answer i

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They Said I’d Never Get Pregnant Naturally with PCOS… Here’s How I Proved Them Wrong

By Amy Medling

“We’ll have to jump through hoops one day to get you pregnant.”   I still remember those words as if it was yesterday. I was 18, sitting on the exam table in the clinic at Fairfield University. I had missed five periods in a row and was experiencing other symptoms, such as hirsutism, weight gain and acne. Instead of exploring the idea that I may have PCOS, the doctor told me I was

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Can’t Get Pregnant? Why Gluten Might Be The Culprit

By Amy Medling

I am going to lay it unequivocally on the line here: If you are struggling to get pregnant, then I believe you need to avoid gluten. Many doctors don’t recognize that gluten might be a factor in infertility for reasons including improper nutrient absorption, negative immune system response, related inflammation and hormone imbalance. It seems to me that before you take a woman down the road o

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Living with PCOS or Diabetes II? 12 Habits You Should Live By

By Amy Medling

Being healthy is a habit. At first, you choose to exercise and eat well every day because you know it will make you healthier and you’re hoping it will help improve and even heal your chronic condition, like PCOS or Diabetes II. Eventually, moving your body daily and choosing good-for-you foods become habits that keep you healthy. You reach a point where it feels strange not to do them! But m

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Just Diagnosed with PCOS? The First 10 Steps You Need to Take

By Amy Medling

You are not alone. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders found in women, affecting approximately 10 percent of women worldwide, with less than 50 percent of them diagnosed. The syndrome is present throughout a woman’s life from puberty through post-menopause and affects women of all races and ethnic groups. Women with PCOS wrestle with an array of possi

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If You’re Having Fertility Troubles, Have You Looked at Your B12 Intake?

By Amy Medling

I used to think that taking a Centrum multivitamin would take care of all my body’s nutritional needs. Now I know better. Most over the counter supplements are not monitored for quality or content by an independent lab and frequently do not contain the ingredients advertised. At any rate, I would much rather get my vitamins from my produce section and farmer’s market than from a bottle, but as

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