Signs of Chronic Inflammation
Inflammation is a word that is discussed a lot in the PCOS community. But what is inflammation and how do you know if you suffer from it? . Well, inflammation is a response the immune system takes to protect us from viruses and bacteria. So inflammation isn't something that is 'bad'. The aim is to keep inflammation in check. . There are 2 types of inflammation 1. Acute inflammation 2. Chronic inflammation
Should You Follow A Low Carb Diet?
Taking into consideration your long term health, breaking down either fat or muscle is not the most optimal process to go down because it creates toxic by-products. Glucose oxidation produces more ATP and carbon dioxide compared to protein and fat.👉K. P. Buteyko showed a deficiency of carbon dioxide decreases cellular energy.
Do you need to go on a carb detox?🤷
🙅No. I recently came across an article suggesting you need to go on a carb detox to lose weight and treat insulin resistance. We are constantly bombarded with this idea that carbs/sugar are the cause of insulin resistance. But they are not.
DO YOU NEED A CARB DETOX?! The REAL cause of insulin resistance and how to treat it
Do you need a carb detox? I recently came across an article suggesting you need to go on a carb detox to lose weight and treat insulin resistance. In this video, I will be unpacking the article and explaining whether a carb detox is necessary.
IS RICE A GOOD FOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS? Rice is fattening?!
Is rice a good food for weight loss? Or is it causing you to gain weight? People have been eating rice for thousands of years. It is cultivated in many countries and it's a staple in many cultures. But as with many foods, people want to know if rice is a 'healthy'/'good' food to eat to lose weight. In this video I will answer the question 'is rice a good food for weight loss'/is rice making you fat.
How to get rid of period cramps and PMS symptoms naturally
Up to 80% of women say they suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and they believe it is just something they have to live with. Now experiencing some mild cramps isn't a problem. It's the severe pain that doesn't allow you get on with your day. You struggle to go to work, go to school, or even simply get out of bed. In this video I share with you what causes cramps/PMS symptoms and 5 tips to get rid of these dreadful symptoms naturally.
6 Signs of Chronic Inflammation in the Body
Inflammation is a response the immune system takes to protect us from viruses and bacteria. Research has found women with PCOS suffer from chronic inflammation. This inflammation occurs when the immune system believes it is always under threat. But how do you know if you suffer form chronic inflammation and how to you lower the inflammation? In this video, I identify 6 classic signs of inflammation, the blood test that reveals whether you have chronic inflammation and how to lower…
40 DAYS GLUTEN FREE FOR PCOS | IT CHANGED MY LIFE-My Experience and Should you Avoid Gluten
I've been gluten free for 2 months now and I wanted to share with you my experience and whether gluten is something you should avoid too. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and it is often described as a 'bad' food and said to be the cause of all chronic disease. As result, there has been a large surge in people going gluten free. But is gluten really a food to fear or is the gluten free diet that is adopted by so many simply a fad?
How To Reverse Your PCOS
PCOS doesn't happen overnight, so reversing the symptoms won't happen overnight either. Our hormones need time to find balance. All our body wants is to feel safe. When it doesn't, it takes measures to protect you and this is why you experience symptoms. It's a cry for help. ⚠️Things only change and improve when you do them day in and day out. You really can't expect something to change after a day or one week. Be consistent with your nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management.
Period/Menstrual Cycle Myths
❌While it is common to hear women suffering from painful periods, it is not normal. ❌The average blood women tend to lose during their period is around 6 to 8 teaspoons. Most women lose less than 80ml of blood (16 teaspoons) during their period. Losing more than 80ml or having periods that last longer than 7 days is defined as heavy menstrual bleeding. ❌The textbook date for when the ‘average’ woman should ovulate is day 14. But this isn’t the case for all women.
How Often Should You Work Out?
It's important to find a balance with exercise and avoid taking it to either side of the spectrum-too much or too little. . 3-5x a week may be too much for some people. So pay close attention to how you are feeling and don't push your body to exercise if it feels difficult. You want exercise to be enjoyable and not a struggle. . ⚠️Exercise requires energy. If you do not have the energy, STOP. Don't force yourself to get it done because you have to.
LETSGETCHECKED REVIEW: PCOS hormone testing at home
At-home hormone testing, is it worth it? In this video I review LetsGetChecked. LetsGetChecked provides you with easily accessible at home testing and professional medical consultations without ever having to leave your home!
The Benefits of Inositol for PCOS Weight Loss
Today I will discuss if you should take Inositol for PCOS. I will look at what inositol is and the benefits for PCOS. I will also share with you my favorite inositol supplement.
PCOS Food Swaps
➡️Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are unstable when exposed to heat and light. The average body temperature is 98.6 °F and our bodies are constantly exposed to sunlight. So when we eat or cook PUFAs (vegetable oils) oxidisation occurs and this leads to the creation of free radicals which can cause inflammation and damage to the body. ✔️🥥Coconut oil is different to other fats. Short-and medium-chain fatty acids sustain blood sugar and protect mitochondria against stress damage.
Why Salt isn't Bad
👉Salt restriction causes an increase in stress hormones like adrenalin. This causes us to retain sodium and excrete potassium which in turn leads to water retention and high blood pressure. Dietary salt lowers the pituitary stress response. As a result reducing cortisol and adrenalin and helps to balance blood sugar levels. . 🙅But this doesn't mean you overdo it and throw tons of salt on your food.