PCOS

Is Soy Safe For Women With PCOS?

24th July 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

PCOS, phytoestrogen, soya
Soy is renowned for its benefits to health, yet, uncertainty remains as to whether soy is safe for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This article takes a look at where this uncertainty has stemmed from, what the  scientific evidence indicates and the effect soya may have on women with PCOS. This article will look at

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Is The Ketogenic Diet Good For PCOS?

14th February 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

PCOS, ketogenic diet
Many people have been asking me if the ketogenic diet is good for their PCOS. This article outlines how the ketogenic links in with PCOS and provides diet advice based on scientific evidence to give you the best solution (any questions – just pop me a message). Introduction – What Is The Ketogenic Diet? Normally,

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Is Fruit Bad For You? PCOS & Digestive Health Advice

13th January 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, Fruit, PCOS, digestion, fructose, sugar
Fruit contains many vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, as well as being a great source of fibre. But, does fruit cause digestive symptoms? And, is fruit too high in sugar for those with polycystic ovary syndrome? In this article, I explore how fruit is digested in your body and whether there are any negative affects on your

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Should Women With PCOS Avoid Coffee?

11th December 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

PCOS, coffee, magnesium levels, vitamin D
When I see women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), they are often concerned about what affect coffee will have on their condition. But, do women with PCOS need to avoid coffee? Some of the claims around coffee in PCOS is that it affects the way glucose is metabolised. This is obviously a concern in PCOS

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Low GI, GF, Low FODMAP – Chocolate & Banana Breakfast Pudding

15th September 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

IBS, LOW FODMAP, PCOS, Recipes, guthealth, lowGI, lowfodmap
This breakfast recipe is perfect for those following the low FODMAP diet and also for those with polycystic ovary syndrome who need a low GI diet. I personally love this breakfast option because I have coeliac disease and PCOS – meaning that I need a low GI, high protein, gluten free breakfast. If this wasn’t

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Greengage Compote

5th September 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

LOW FODMAP, PCOS, Recipes, dietitian, greengages
I seen these little greengage fruits in the supermarket and, to be honest, I had never heard of them or seen them before! So I got investigating. Greengages are a type of plum which are in season in the UK in August and September (1). They contain a stone inside them, so be careful not to

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Seafood Chowder

31st August 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

LOW FODMAP, PCOS, Recipe, Recipes, dietitian, fishchowder, healthy eating, lowGI
Seafood chowder is one of my all time favourite foods – it is cheap, low GI, full of omega 3, high in protein and perfect for a cold night. This recipe is really quite versatile also, there are no real rules as to what vegetables you can use – so long as they are chopped

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What Is The Low GI Diet & Why Is It Good For PCOS?

27th June 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

PCOS, dietitian, lowGI, womenshealth
Following a low GI diet is recommended for those with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), but what is it and why is it good for PCOS? Low GI is short for ‘low glycemic index’. It is a way of describing how much a food increases your blood sugar levels in comparison to white sugar. The glycemic

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