September is PCOS awareness month. This is an important one for us and as PCOS is such a personal syndrome, affecting us intimately, it’s something that many of us don’t talk about too much. When people ask me what I do, I’m very open about PCOS Diet Support and the …

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What You Need to Know About Endometriosis and Your Fertility


Doubling over with pain during your period? Sometimes, it’s way more than just a serious case of cramps. For approximately 176 million women globally, it’s endometriosis, a painful disease in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. And unfortunately, endometriosis is one …

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6 Reasons Why The DASH Diet Is Good For PCOS


Wondering what the best diet program is? U.S. News and World Report evaluated and ranked 35 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and preventing diabetes and heart disease. …

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Can You Die From Lupus Disease?


According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 85 percent of those diagnosed with this disease can expect to live normal lives. The other 15 percent of individuals suffer from chronic lupus symptoms and other diseases, which contribute to earlier deaths reported in this group. What Is Lupus? Lupus is an …

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Tryptophan in Bananas & Insomnia


Everyone experiences occasional sleeplessness. However, chronic difficulty sleeping can affect your mood and physical health. While a number of medical treatments can help, some research has shown that tryptophan, an amino acid naturally present in foods like bananas, may improve some of the symptoms of insomnia. Consult your doctor if …

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The Difference Between a Reading Disability & Dyslexia


Dyslexia is a type of reading disability where students have difficulty in decoding printed alphabets, words and sentences. An article by PBS Kids reports that 15 percent of Americans have dyslexia and, according to the Canadian Dyslexia Association, people who are diagnosed with dyslexia can have average or above intelligence, …

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Lupus: Early Signs and Symptoms


Overview Systemic lupus erythematosus–better known as lupus or SLE–is an autoimmune disease affecting the skin, kidneys, lungs, joints and other body organs. The immune system protects the body from infectious agents. To do this, it has a system for recognizing your cells versus foreign material. With autoimmune disease, this recognition …

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How to Treat a Lupus Headache


Many lupus patients suffer from headaches on a daily basis. These headaches are thought to be caused by abnormalities in the blood vessels that prevent the brain from receiving a continuous flow of blood. The symptoms and severity of a lupus headache can vary from patient to patient, but many …

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