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Treating SIBO Naturally

Treating SIBO naturally involves identifying and addressing the root causes of this condition to ensure effective treatment and reduce the risk of recurrence.

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Perimenopause Fatigue

Fatigue is a common complaint among women during perimenopause. In fact, nearly 50 percent of perimenopausal women report fatigue compared to only 20 percent of premenopausal women

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Functional Medicine Elimination Diet

An elimination diet is a short-term diet aimed to identify food sensitivities. Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities often develop overtime and may cause a wide variety of symptoms

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PCOS Diet Plan PDF

Get our downloadable PCOS diet plan guide.

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PCOS and Endometriosis

PCOS and endometriosis are two chronic conditions that affect 10 to 20 percent of women. Both of these conditions can cause irregular periods, infertility, and hormone imbalances. While it is not common, it is possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis.

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Magnesium for PCOS

Magnesium has various benefits for individuals with PCOS like reducing insulin resistance and testosterone levels, lowering anxiety, improving sleep, and preventing migraines.

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Migraines and PCOS

migraines and PCOS share many common root causes. For example, hormone imbalances, low serotonin levels, and insulin resistance may trigger migraines.

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Low FODMAP Prebiotic

Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that feed your beneficial gut bacteria. However, prebiotics are high in FODMAPs which may cause bloating, gas, and other digestive symptoms in certain individuals. In these cases, we recommend our low-FODMAP prebiotic supplement

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SIBO Probiotic

Our favorite SIBO probiotic contains three different strains of spore-based probiotics for optimal results. These bacillus strains may produce enzymes that facilitate digestion, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, and significantly benefit the immune system.

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PCOS Foods

In this article, we’ll discuss our top five PCOS foods that we recommend. PCOS foods should be balanced with protein, fat, and carb and include high fiber carbs. They should also contain important nutrients such as Omega 3s, zinc, and magnesium.

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PCOS Hair Loss

High androgen levels are the most common cause for PCOS hair loss. Different types of androgens include testosterone, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S).

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PCOS Acne Supplements

High androgens cause an overproduction of oil in your skin which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Insulin resistance may also cause acne in PCOS. This occurs when your cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels. Higher insulin levels triggers your body to release more testosterone and worsens the vicious cycle.

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PCOS and Anxiety

Women with PCOS are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety than the general population. PCOS may cause anxiety due to its effect on high cortisol levels, a progesterone deficiency, or dysbiosis of the gut.

Adrenal PCOS

Adrenal PCOS

Most women with PCOS have a root cause of insulin resistance and high testosterone levels. However, DHEA-S is often the only androgen found to be elevated on bloodwork in women with PCOS with an adrenal gland root cause.

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Hypothyroidism Meal Plan

An effective hypothyroidism meal plan includes adequate calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Aim to eat at least 3 cups of non-starchy vegetables per day, and consider trialing a gluten-free diet, especially if you know or suspect you have Hashimoto’s.

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SIBO and Hypothyroidism

SIBO and hypothyroidism commonly occur together. One study found over 50 percent of the subjects with hypothyroidism also had SIBO compared to just 5 percent of healthy controls.

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Best Probiotic For Acne

Acne and gut health are intimately connected. In this article, we will review the best probiotic for acne and explain how using a probiotic can help treat the root causes of this condition.

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Postpartum Insomnia

Insomnia is a persistent difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep. During pregnancy, your estrogen and progesterone levels are high. Shortly after delivery, these hormone levels rapidly decrease. This sudden drop in hormones may explain the night sweats, baby blues, and postpartum depression many women face after having a baby.

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Why am I not losing weight?

Difficulty losing weight is the number one concern we hear from most of the women applying to work with us.

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PCOS and Dairy

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) face many conflicting decisions on what foods to include or exclude in their meals and snacks each day. In this article, we’ll tackle the controversial topic of PCOS and dairy.

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Ovasitol for PCOS

Ovasitol is a supplement designed for women with PCOS. It contains two vitamin-like compounds called myo and d-chiro-inositol in the same ratio (40:1) found naturally in the body.

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Supplements for Male Fertility

It is commonly known that improving sperm quality may increase chances of conception; however, many people do not realize that sperm quality may also play a role in the risk of miscarriage and/or chromosomal abnormalities.

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PCOS Acne Diet

Acne is a common symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In fact, up to 30 percent of women with PCOS reportedly suffer from acne.

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Is Functional Medicine Covered By Insurance

Chances are, if you are in a true functional medicine practice where your doctor is practicing in a functional medicine model of care and not a conventional insurance model of care, the most likely answer is no, it’s not covered by insurance.

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IBS and PCOS

An estimated 30 to 40 percent of women with PCOS also have IBS (2, 3). IBS is more common in PCOS than the general population because these two conditions share one major root cause: dysbiosis.

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Best Soil Based Probiotics

As the name implies, soil-based probiotics are bacteria found in the soil which generally contain bacteria strains from the Bacillus family. These bugs are commonly referred to as spore-forming probiotics because they are encapsulated with a hard shell, or endospore, making them very stable and highly resistant to extreme conditions.