If you have normal insulin sensitivity and enjoy fresh fruit, then please keep doing what you’re doing. You don’t need this post.
Natural anti-androgen treatments reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.
Anti-androgen supplements are not a stand-alone treatment for PCOS. You still need to fix the underlying driver of your type of PCOS. For example, if you have insulin-resistant PCOS, you need to quit sugar and take magnesium. By fixing the underlying driver of PCOS, you will restore normal ovulation which will naturally result in less testosterone and more estrogen and progesterone—all of which helps hirsutism or facial hair.Continue Reading
When it comes to hormonal birth control, is a contraceptive implant (rod) or injection any better than the Pill?
Pharmaceutical companies would like you to think an implant is better because they want you to choose it as your alternative birth control. But let’s be honest. A true alternative would be a non-hormonal method such as fertility awareness or the copper IUD. Implants or rods are basically “business as usual” and here’s why.Continue Reading
In your 40s, you may find you don’t cope with stress as well as you did. You’re not imagining things, and you’re definitely not alone. Women are three times more likely to suffer anxiety, depression, and insomnia during the five years before menopause.
These years are called perimenopause and it’s a vulnerable time. Not just because you’re busier than ever with career and family, but also because you’ve suddenly lost the progesterone that used to calm and stabilize your stress response system (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal or HPA axis).Continue Reading