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I Thought I Couldn’t Get Pregnant

Ovulation happens. For girls and women without PCOS, ovulation usually occurs every month. For girls diagnosed with PCOS ovulation is less predictable, but don’t be fooled by this. Young women with PCOS have a normal uterus and healthy eggs which means if they are sexually…

Fueling Your Brain

With final exams coming up, we could all use an extra boost while studying.  Your brain is one of the most critical organs of your body, not to mention it is actually still developing throughout your teenage years!  It is essential to choose the best…

Meditation…It’s more than just “ommm”

Meditation – time spent in quiet thought – has been practiced for thousands of years and is one way to practice mindfulness. Most people think of meditation as a person sitting cross-legged, saying ‘ommm’. But there are actually many types of meditation. Even yoga or…

Double Standards

Have you heard of Stephen Curry? Michael Phelps? Mohammed Ali? What about Tina Charles? Kerri Walsh? Simone Biles? Well you should because according to Sports Illustrated, they are among the top 50 female athletes in the United States! Most likely, you know more about the…

Food Labels, What Do They Really Mean?

If you are anything like me, walking through the grocery store and reading all the labels on food can be a bit daunting. What exactly does “raised without antibiotics” or “non-GMO” labels tell you about the food you are about to purchase? I did a…

Opening Your Heart to the Arts

My father was a bass player in a semi prominent punk band in Boston in the 80’s. Besides the always amusing photos of him throwing the goat in skin tight leather pants with black nail polish, I have taken a lot from that time in…

An Everlasting Fasting

As a Muslim, I fast for a month every year, during the lunar calendar month of Ramadan. Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims. It is a time for fasting and praying. Muslims all around the world fast from sunrise to…

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Drinking liquids is important for everyone. For young women with PCOS, it is important to limit intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), or drinks that have sugar added to them. This includes non-diet soft drinks or soda; sports drinks, such as Gatorade brand; sweetened tea, such…