PCOS and Insulin Resistance: Part 2 - What is PCOS

In my last blog post, Who am I? I alluded to the connection between PCOS and Insulin Resistance. In this post, I would like to define PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). According to the Mayo Clinic, PCOS is defined as: “…a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid — called follicles — located in each ovary as seen during an ultrasound exam. Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In adolescents, infrequent or absent menstruation may raise suspicion for the condition. The exact cause of polycyst

PCOS and Insulin Resistance: Part 1

You may have read in my history somewhere, on a previous blog, or heard me on a podcast talk about how I got into LCHF (low Carb High Fat). You may also know that I am one of the newest additions to the IDM (Intensive Dietary Management) team. A Couple of summers ago, I met Dr. Jason Fung at a conference in San Diego, and was invited to join IDM. The thought of joining Dr. Fung and Megan, and the potential of helping THOUSANDS of people with Diabetes and Obesity was astounding! And in fact, in less than 2 years, I have, through IDM, been able to reach hundreds of people with Metabolic Syndrome. Helping these people on their journey to reverse Diabetes and battle weight gives me an immense s

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