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PCOS and Health Insurance

Independent insurance agent Peter Jundt discusses the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and health insurance options for women with PCOS. PCOS View More

PCOS and Pancreatic Health

Registered Nurse and Health Coach Candice Rosen discusses ways to relieve PCOS symptoms by improving pancreatic health. PCOS View More

A Candid Talk About PCOS Advocacy

Founders of the four largest PCOS support organizations come together for a candid discussion about the state of PCOS awareness and advocacy.


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PCOS Awareness Candice Rosen, RN, MSW, CHC joins Sasha Ottey on the
PCOS Challenge radio show to discuss how improving
Pancreatic health can help relive PCOS symptoms.

Candice Rosen is a Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Candice is in private practice in Los Angeles, California. Her company, Candice Rosen Health Counseling, specializes in helping people improve their health through nutrition. Candice's practice focuses on the effects of glucose and insulin on obesity, high cholesterol, polycystic ovarian syndrome, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes and cancer.

Candice is author of The Pancreatic Oath, a book for health conscious people searching for improved wellness and weight loss through diet and blood glucose regulation. She is also creator of the Pancreatic Nutritional Program (PNP), a program based on principles written in her book. For more information, visit http://www.pnprogram.com.

Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists. Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to serious conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.

The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS.


PCOS Challenge
Join Over 25,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. With over 25,000 members, we are one of the largest and most active support organizations for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome worldwide. We touch the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, and education and awareness initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, we've helped many women find answers that helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.

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Now the weight!

I seem to have had every extreme of this condition.  First it is the missed periods, then it is the severe acne due to the testosterone, right.  I am hairy as hairy can be but do not have the funds, yet anyway, to do hair removal.  After having my second child it got worse - it took 5 years to get pregnant both times.  I have gained so much weight.  I lost it at 50 by walking 5-10 miles 6 days a week and eating 500 calories, but it has come back with my busy schedule and a less than…See More
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Omega 3-6-9 supplements: Not the best choice for PCOS

Posted by Sasha Ottey on September 1, 2014 at 10:30am 11 Comments

In my quest to get more omega-3 fatty acids into the people I meet, one of the most common comments I hear is, "I'm taking my omega 3-6-9 supplement."

I have learned from this, that sometimes the more popular concept is the one that is best marketed, not necessarily the one that is the best choice.

Here's why this supplement deserves reconsideration.

Omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. However, the problem with our diet is…



My 4-Hour Long Electrolysis Session

Started by Monica Leftwich in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS Sep 29. 0 Replies

The main thing I need to say is why in the world did it take so long for me to make this decision!I have the most annoying, thick dark hairs on my chin and neck and I simply grew weary of looking at…Continue

Metformin versus birth control.

Started by Jessica Barbour-Bright in Depression and Mental Health with PCOS. Last reply by Jessica Barbour-Bright Sep 8. 7 Replies

I despise the way birth control makes me feel "insane," but the metformin isn't doing it's job completely. My periods are still extremely painful, and somewhat heavy. Has anyone else experienced…Continue

PCOS and Infertility-Don't Give Up Hope

Started by Kit in PCOS and Fertility. Last reply by Kit yesterday. 15 Replies

To all of you women suffering from PCOS and your loved ones going through the infertility track with you don't give up. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 14. My doctor always told me that I would get…Continue

Period every two weeks?! Am I alone here?

Started by Jo in Menstrual Cycle/Ovulation. Last reply by K Huegel Sep 5. 8 Replies

Hi ladies! This is my first post here, but I am desperate to find out if others have the same issue as I do... I am beginning to think I am an anomaly.I have had PCOS for the last 11 years, but the…Continue

Tags: TTC, period, irregular


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