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Ditch These 5 Foods if You Have PCOS – Dr Fiona McCulloch

Are you familiar with the phrase “food is medicine”? Most people don’t consider that everything they eat affects their overall health. The general idea is that food stops hunger, rather than being healing and nourishing in its own right. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by inflammation and insulin resistance. Women who live with this …

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Quercetin and its Anti-Inflammatory Effect on PCOS – Dr Fiona McCulloch

You’ve probably heard of flavonoids before, since they’ve been mentioned so often in health circles. If you’re unfamiliar with them, flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties.Quercetin is a flavonol-type antioxidant(a class of flavonoids) that exists naturally in many foods. It’s present inapples, tea, red wine, onions, mustard, grapes, and berries, and has shown …

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Excess Carbohydrates in PCOS, and Their Link with Inflammation – Dr Fiona McCulloch

Certain foods in the standard American diet have been found to cause inflammation. Although some of these inflammatory food triggers are already known, it’salways interesting to learn new information about which nutrients may be causing the most problems. As more research is completed, we learn how we can improve the lives of women with PCOS …

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Thyroid, Women’s Hormones and Egg Quality – Dr Fiona McCulloch

Thyroid disorders are common in women, and in my practice I have consistently seen them associated with subfertility, poor egg quality, and miscarriage. These conditions have often thought to occur because of the embryo’s dependence on its mother’s thyroid hormone for its own metabolism. Until the embryo reaches 12 weeks of age, it can’t make …

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Groundbreaking News: The Microbiome of the Female Bladder – Dr Fiona McCulloch

It has long been believed that healthy women produce sterile urine, but a new study has debunked that idea. Groundbreaking new research from the physiciansand scientists at Chicago’s Loyola University and Loyola Medicine shows that women’s bladders have a microbiome similar to that of the vagina. These results can mean a great deal when it …

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Chamomile and its Calming Effect on PCOS – Dr Fiona McCulloch

Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicines in the world, and with good cause. Its many healing properties have been recognized the world over for centuries, and we’re also seeing its benefits in calming PCOS symptoms. So many herbs have effects on hormones, and many of those same herbs also haveeffects on the stress …

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Estrogen and Autoimmune Disease – Dr Fiona McCulloch

Did you know that 75 percent of people affected by autoimmune (AI) diseases are women? It has long been thought that there is a strong link between female hormones (namely estrogen) and autoimmunity. A new study’s findings support that link. This study found that T cells, which are involved in AI responses,have estrogen receptor alpha …

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Abdominal Fat and Selenium Levels – Dr Fiona McCulloch

Just about every wellness publication out there warns against the health problems related to abdominal fat. Even if you are otherwise healthy, carrying excess weight around your belly is risky. Extra abdominal fat is linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among other health concerns. So why is it that not everyone gains weight around their …

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