September 19th, 2011
During the month of September, the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association (PCOSA) and Insulite Labs are working together in raising awareness about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); a physically and emotionally devastating hormonal condition suffered by girls as young as eight years old.
Join the Community
In support of this effort, Insulite Labs will donate $1 to the PCOSA for every person that “likes” their Insulite PCOS Facebook page during the month of September. The Insulite PCOS Facebook Community offers their members cutting-edge medical research, informative articles and support for those with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and those who care about them. As a sign of appreciation to all their Facebook fans, Insulite Labs will also offer special product pricing during September.
Although Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) was first identified in 1935 (as the Stein-Leventhal Syndrome), obtaining an accurate diagnosis of this hormonal problem can be difficult, as the symptoms, and their severity, vary from one woman to the next. While relatively little is still known about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), it is estimated that between 5 and 10 percent of females are afflicted with this condition, including females as young as 8 years old!
Read entire Press Release: PCOSA and Insulite Labs: Awareness and Support for the Seven Million Mothers, Sisters and Daughters Living with PCOS in the USA
August 26th, 2009
Talk PCOS with us tonight and every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. EDT and learn how experienced Insulite PCOS customers have taken control of their PCOS and reversed their symptoms. These caring women share their successful tips and strategies on diet and nutrition, food substitutions – getting the crunch you crave without the carbs – the right nutrients, doable exercise and staying motivated.
Ours is a small, friendly and supportive group where anyone with PCOS, their friends and relatives, can feel comfortable in sharing their stories, their challenges and questions. Or, just listen in.
Meet up with other women who are experiencing the same issues and journey to better health and well being as you.
Call: 712.432.0111. Access code: 1053033# (US only for now.)
Catherine, Moderator “Talking PCOS – Stay Strong”
July 8th, 2009
Tonight, PCOS Challenge Founder, Sasha Ottey presents “The Faces of PCOS” on her radio show at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
“Faces” follows the disparate but similarly frustrating journeys of two women with PCOS, one of whom was so enraged that she marched into her doctor’s office demanding an explantion for her sizable weight gain.
Good for her!
PCOS Challenge Radio features excellent interviews and tonight also promises to deliver. I hope that Sasha will continue to include the stories of women with PCOS as a regular feature. You are not alone.
Listen to the show online at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pcoschallenge
September 16th, 2008
By COLE KAZDIN and THEA TRACHTENBERG
Sept. 15, 2008
Cheryl Kain Credits the Exercise With Controlling Her Type 2 Diabetes
Cheryl Kain says she has battled her weight and mood her entire life.
Can a visit to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health transform your life?
“Weight’s been on my mind since I came out of the womb,” Kain said. “You lose the weight and then you gain that and more.”
To drop pounds, she tried a variety of options, including ditching carbs, trimming fat and eliminating specific foods from her daily intake.
“I’d tried everything,” she said.
But her weight worries reached a poignant point when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2½ years ago.
“My body was in a state of emergency all the time,” Kain said.
So she turned to Dr. Mark Pettus, who runs the health for life program at the Kripalu center in Stockbridge, Mass., where people like Kain come to transform their health.
“If someone were to hand me a blank piece of paper and say, ‘Mark, you know, put down something on that paper that would have an impact more than anything on potential to reduce disease risk, to improve health and vitality,’ it would be yoga,” Pettus said.
“Yoga’s one of the few things that enlivens almost every system in the body,” said Garrett Sarley, chief of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Medical studies show the poses, along with meditation and specific yoga breathing techniques, reduce stress responses, which significantly influences health.
Yoga has been shown to help insomnia and relieve chronic pain conditions. In Kripalu’s program, Kain began to cultivate a yoga practice, and she studied nutrition and food preparations. She practiced meditating and went on 4-mile hikes.
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