A Cyster & Her Mister: A PCOS Lifestyle Podcast
How to Start Gluten & Dairy Free for PCOS!

How to Start Gluten & Dairy Free for PCOS!

September 21, 2020

What is the first step in going gluten & dairy free for PCOS? Should I cut out dairy or gluten first? This episode is a great guide for any Cyster thinking of going gluten & dairy free!

We give you the perfect tips on how to start with one meal at a time and highlight different ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner including our favorite brands!

We discuss how to set aside time to plan meals whether you are cooking for yourself and/or for others like family and friends.

You'll learn the research and information behind going gluten & dairy free and how you can decide if this is right for you and your PCOS!

We also answer your questions submitted on our Instagram poll "How can we help you go gluten & dairy free?" as well as read other Cysters advice on going gluten & dairy free and how it helped them with their PCOS!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood-Membership)

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5 Biggest Mistakes while trying to lose weight with PCOS!

5 Biggest Mistakes while trying to lose weight with PCOS!

September 14, 2020

What's the biggest mistake you've made with PCOS weight loss?

On this episode, we go over the 5 biggest mistakes while trying to lose weight with PCOS!

You'll learn the common misconceptions about birth control, Metformin, and how they can have adverse effects on your weight loss progress!

We discuss the myths surrounding carbs and why many of us make the same mistake of cutting it out completely. We explain what carb ranges are ideal for women with PCOS when trying to achieve weight loss!

You'll also learn how workouts can have an impact on your weight loss and why doing the wrong workouts can actually lead to the opposite of the results you are looking for!

We read Cyster submissions from Instagram & answer questions from the PCOS Hotline! Tune in to listen your response now!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood-Membership)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

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Reversing Insulin Resistance with PCOS!

Reversing Insulin Resistance with PCOS!

September 7, 2020

More than 70% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance! What is insulin resistance and how do you treat it?

On this episode, you'll learn what the symptoms of insulin resistance are, including mental & physical side effects and what untreated insulin resistance can lead to!

Were you prescribed Metformin? We discuss treatment options that are available to reverse your insulin resistance with tips on diet & lifestyle modifications as well prescriptions and natural options that are available!

We also read answers from a recent Instagram poll & answer questions from the PCOS hotline! Not to mention, we read the Win of the Week...a Cyster managing her PCOS like a boss!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood-Membership)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

Ovasitol Packets: 15% OFF prc code 292660 (bit.ly/Ovasitol)

PCOS & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten!

PCOS & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten!

August 31, 2020

Today, we talk about the role that birth control plays in our PCOS journey!

Dr. Jolene Brighten is the author of Beyond The Pill and is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome, which is the study of the effects of hormonal birth control on female health.

On this episode, Dr. Brighten empowers women with PCOS to take control of their health and hormones. She explains how the studies done on birth control did not include women with PCOS, and why it’s important for us to be aware of the effects that it can have on our body, even when we decide to get off of the pill.

Dr. Brighten gives advice for Cysters who choose to be on the pill as well and talks about what they can do to support their body, starting with diet and lifestyle. She also discusses the role of carbs on how we sleep and shares her delicious turmeric latte recipe from her book that helps her patients get better sleep.

Check out Dr. Jolene Brighten’s book (www.beyondthepillbook.com), where she talks about the birth control pill and its impact on our health including the inflammation created by the pill that sabotages our hormones. Her book also includes a 30-day action plan with meal plans, recipes and tools for success.

GIVEAWAY! We are giving away 2 copies of Dr. Jolene Brighten's book, Beyond the Pill, follow us on IG (@pcos.weightloss) for details on how to win!

You can find more resources on her website (www.drbrighten.com) and Instagram (@drjolenebrighten) and you can download her Post Birth Control Syndrome Detox Diet guide https://drbrighten.com/pbcsdiet

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood-Membership)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

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Interview with a Cyster: Andrea Lewis from Degrassi!

Interview with a Cyster: Andrea Lewis from Degrassi!

August 24, 2020

Do you feel alone in your PCOS journey? This is a great episode to remind yourself that you are not alone in this and have a whole community behind you Cyster!

Andrea Lewis, an actress & filmmaker known for her roles in hit tv shows like Degrassi, joins us to discuss her story with PCOS! 

You'll learn how Andrea found out about her PCOS, what steps she took in managing her symptoms, and what she is doing with her diet & lifestyle now!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood)

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How to Work Out for PCOS Weight Loss Pt. 2!

How to Work Out for PCOS Weight Loss Pt. 2!

August 17, 2020

Are your workouts not giving you the results you want? On this episode, we talk about the best kind of workouts for PCOS weight loss!

What’s more important? Diet or exercise? We go into the importance of nutrition and how it can be paired best with exercise! What about supplements before/after workouts? We got you girl, tune into hear what we recommend before & after your workouts!

Should I do intense workouts like kickboxing or HIIT? You’ll learn how intense workouts can impact PCOS and the benefits slow weighted workouts can have on PCOS!

Can I do cardio workouts? If you love cardio, you’ll love our tips to help you make the best out of your runs!

If you haven't listened to part 1 yet, check out episode number 14 for more tips!

We also answer questions from the PCOS Weight Loss Hotline & read the Win of the Week, a Cyster who's been managing her PCOS like a boss!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

Ovasitol Packets: 15% OFF prc code 292660 (bit.ly/Ovasitol)

Gluten, Dairy, and Toxins with Dr. Tom O’Bryan!

Gluten, Dairy, and Toxins with Dr. Tom O’Bryan!

August 10, 2020

Today, we talk about the role gluten, dairy, and toxins play in our health with Dr. Tom O'Bryan!

Dr. Tom O'Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic disease, metabolic disorders, and has more than 30 years of experience as a functional medicine practitioner!

On this episode, we talk about how damage to our bodies accumulate over the years from different factors and turn into debilitating symptoms, such as with PCOS!

You'll learn about an easy-to-implement and researched plan to address symptoms as well as learning how to make simple lifestyle changes to reverse inflammation and damage caused to your body by gluten, dairy, and toxins!

Check out Dr. Tom O' Bryan's recipes (thedr.com/getrecipes), excerpted from his book The Autoimmune Fix. It Includes 3 weeks of a simple & delicious nutrition plan, during which you remove gluten, sweets, and dairy—the three primary culprits behind autoimmunity, and replace them with a series of powerful & vibrant foods. You can find more resources on his website (thedr.com) and Instagram (@dr.tomobryan)!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

Ovasitol Packets: 15% OFF prc code 292660 (bit.ly/Ovasitol)

The Link Between PCOS, Depression, and Anxiety!

The Link Between PCOS, Depression, and Anxiety!

August 3, 2020

Up to 64% of women with PCOS have depression and up to 57% have anxiety! If you struggle with this, you are not alone!

On this episode, we discuss the science behind why women with PCOS can have depression and/or anxiety, the different options available for mental health improvement, and why it's important to incorporate self-care practices!

We explain why Cysters tend to have higher outputs of cortisol, adrenaline, DHEA, and other symptoms that adversely affect mood and contribute to other symptoms like hirsutism.

You'll also learn helpful tips about foods, supplements, and methods that can help with depression and/or anxiety! Tune in to the episode to hear the details!

With support, every woman with PCOS can achieve mental, emotional, and spiritual health!

DISCLAIMER: We are not, nor are we holding ourselves out to be a doctor or mental health therapist. If you are suffering from mental health issues such as depression and/or anxiety, please consult with a doctor or therapist who can further evaluate your mental health.

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood)

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PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

Ovasitol Packets: 15% OFF prc code 292660 (bit.ly/Ovasitol)

Should I take CBD for PCOS?

Should I take CBD for PCOS?

July 27, 2020

CBD is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may ease symptoms of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.

Women with PCOS struggle with inflammation, which after it becomes chronic, can lead to depression, diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndromes, and more!

On this episode, we explain what CBD is and whether it can be beneficial for women with PCOS!

You'll learn the symptoms that CBD can help with, why all CBD products are not equal, and how to take CBD and get the best absorption! We even talk about serving sizes and how to figure out what dosage is right for you!

We answer questions from the PCOS Weight Loss Hotline & read the Win of the Week, a Cyster who's been managing her PCOS like a boss!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

Ovasitol Packets: 15% OFF prc code 292660 (bit.ly/Ovasitol)

Reversing PCOS Risk Factors!

Reversing PCOS Risk Factors!

July 20, 2020

What are the risk factors of PCOS? On this episode, you'll learn how to prevent them with a consistent PCOS lifestyle!

Did you know women with PCOS have higher chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes, Gum disease, Cardiovascular disease, and more!

Do you have trouble sticking to the PCOS lifestyle to prevent these risk factors? When it comes to PCOS, having the right motivating factor, mindset, and consistency can be a game changer in the results you want!

This episode will help you get motivated on beginning a consistent PCOS lifestyle by giving you the best tips to get started. We talk about meal plans, making progress not perfection, and other tips like how to have a consistent workout schedule!

We answer questions from the PCOS Weight Loss Hotline & read the Win of the Week, a Cyster who's been managing her PCOS like a boss!

Call our PCOS Weight Loss Hotline at 1-833-ASK-PCOS (1-833-275-7267). You can leave a question or tell us how we’ve helped you! We might just play your message on the podcast to inspire other Cysters!

Join us in The Cysterhood, a community of women learning how to manage PCOS & lose weight, Gluten and Dairy Free! (bit.ly/The-Cysterhood)

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Ovasitol Packets: 15% OFF prc code 292660 (bit.ly/Ovasitol)

PCOS Friendly CBD: 10% OFF code TheCysterhood (bit.ly/CBDpcos)

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