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Showing posts from June 21, 2009

PCOS Challenge review by Monika Woolsey

A must-listen if you have an eating disorder with your PCOS Hello everyone,I missed the live version of this interview but stayed up until midnight listening to it. I was going to just catch the first few minutes but Ellen and Sasha did such a wonderful job of talking about body image, eating disorders, and PCOS, I was hooked!It's such a great, thorough, and compassionate look at a part of PCOS that is not easy to discuss. A lot of physicians who treat PCOS are more skilled at managing your lab values than your emotions...and it can be frustrating to feel that such an important part of your disorder is not being acknowledged.I do not intend to criticize physicians with my comment. They are often under pressure to see their patients in a tightly scheduled day, and if they're good at managing your insulin level, they need to be respected for what they're best at.One of the things PCOS Challenge AND inCYST are trying to do, is provide support that sometimes simply is not avail

Food Item of the Week

While shopping at Trader Joes the other day, I stumbled upon an amazing product!Trader Joes Five Seed Almond BarsThey are made with flax, poppy, sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds and combined with almonds, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar and honey to create these soft, chewy and delicious cookie barsThey taste amazing, but what is so wonderful is that each 110 calorie bar has 53mg EPA and DHA. The omega 3 sources seem to be from the flax as well as Omega-3 refined menhaden fish oil (with tocoperols)If you live by a Trader Joes you just have to try it!