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  You may (or may not!) have seen a mouthful of an acronym floating around more recently: MTHFR. This acronym stands for an even larger mouthful of a name of a specific gene in your DNA: 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.  Say that five times fast! Or even, you...

  Ahhh, the joys of peace and quiet! There’s really nothing quite like basking in the soothing, sweet silence. Take a deep breath. Can’t you just feel it? Yeah right. This is the real world! Depending on who you are, you might have to deal with loud traffic,...

  Fancy a cup of tea? For a variety of reasons, perhaps you should! Not only does tea provide that sweet, precious caffeine that so many of us crave (no judgments there — we’ll talk about that getting a grip on that in the future), but...

  If you have PCOS or any other chronic disease or serious health condition, you have doubtless heard a litany of well-meaning suggestions from friends, family, and nosy strangers about the importance of positive thinking: “Remember to keep a positive mindset.” “Just think positively.” “Focus on the positive, not...

  Nature is full of ideal pairings: peanut butter and jelly; cookies and cream; cats and laser pointers, and so on. Unfortunately, PCOS and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while frequently paired, are hardly ideal. Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repeated episodes of partial or complete blockage...

  I’ve previously written about the importance of community support for women dealing with PCOS. This support can come from family and friends, as well as mental health professionals, medical professionals, and both in-person and online support groups. One of the most important organizations PCOSers (Is...

  You’ve fallen off the diet wagon. Again. Six months later and you’re still not pregnant. Two weeks have passed since you’ve set foot in that gym. If this were you, what would your reaction be? Inevitably, we all end up failing to reach our goals sometimes, and sooner...

  A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), or any other chronic illness, changes your life. The formal diagnosis might have been preceded by years of battling with mysterious symptoms, feelings of inadequacy or shame, the trials of judgmental or unsupportive family members or friends, and...

  If you’re new to dating, the whole thing can be kind of strange and terrifying. If you’ve been at it a while, you may be feeling less optimistic, a little jaded, or even have experienced some deep hurt in the process. One of the most...

  If you struggle with depression or anxiety, you may have heard your psychologist (or a partner, or a particularly nosy friend) recommend taking antidepressant medication. But what exactly are antidepressants, and how do they work? And what might be some other alternatives? Before we get into...