When overweight endangers your femininity

“You MUST lose at least 20 kg, and then we will talk about that again!”. You might have been told this scornfully. “You have a sweet tooth, do you?” or “Madam, how much do you weigh? No, we don’t make any appointments here at the fertility center, you have to…

Will I be able to have a child?

It is an important question, you may get obsessed with it. If you have got a PCOS diagnosis, or just the result of a sonogram, you may think getting pregnant won’t be easy for you. I was told it myself when I underwent my first sonogram made: I was fifteen.…

Self-confidence: do you really know what it is?

It is commonly recognized that positive thought and self-confidence help us to face problems, everyday trouble, and difficulties successfully. What is self-confidence? How can we increase it? Self-confidence is the subjective and long-lasting way we perceive and evaluate ourselves. It is the whole judgement we give our character, our temper,…

PCOS and infertility: Dr. Perloe interview

Lotus Flower PCOS had the great honor to interview Dr. Mark Perloe, one of the most important reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialist in Atlanta, GA. He has extensive experience treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male factor infertility, endocrine disorders, and…

Sasha Ottey’s Interview

Sasha is a wonderful woman. I met Sasha Ottey a few years ago, when I was at the very beginning of my journey into the world of PCOS, and of the women who live and deal with the symptoms of the syndrome every day. Since then she has taught me…

PCOS, milk and dairy products

Do you like milk? You can’t do without it? Do you have it for breakfast or for your main meals? Do you think it is refreshing?  I am sorry, I have some bad news for you! Milk is a great product, rich in fat-soluble vitamins, proteins and mineral salts, but…

Fats: friends or enemies?

One of the most difficult issue in my job is making my patients eat balanced and healthy food. When we deal with PCOS, we focus on carbs and sugar, but we have to concern about fat as well. The bigger the fat intake is, the more weight we gain; moreover…

The seven sins of the cheese

Somebody hates it, but the majority of people adores it! You have to know cheese is made from only three ingredients: water, fat, proteins, and sometimes salt is added! Here in Italy there are numberless kinds of cheese: every region has got its own local ones. The main protagonist is…

Apple shape? Why you are like that?

You don’t gain weight on the bust, on the abdomen and on the back by chance. Your neck is quite big, no brasses fit your back, when you lose weight, your legs first will reduce their volume, not your belly. Is that right? You are nodding, you may be considered…

10 Questions about insulin and sugar

All the studies agree about that: PCOS, sugar (glucose), and insulin are closely correlated. Researchers also completely agree about the huge impact these factors have on the fertility: if a woman who suffers from PCOS doesn’t take care of her diet and doesn’t keep her weight (overweigh) under control, she…