Amanda Montalvo, RD, FDN-P
Non-toxic living shouldn’t be all or nothing. Toxic load— how many toxins are in your body at any given time— is cumulative. This means every time you swap something out for a healthier option, you are reducing the burden on your body. Make changes slowly, so that you don’t overwhelm yourself (extra stress won’t help your hormones either) and can take your time making true, lasting changes.
Dr. Rachel Goldman, Ph.D., FTOS
Emotional eating is simply eating out of an emotion, as opposed to eating out of true hunger. There is a difference between physiological hunger (not eating for several hours and being hungry and/or not eating the right foods to fill you up and keep you satisfied) and emotional hunger (out of happiness, loneliness, sadness, stress, or even boredom).
Jenna Longoria, HHC, AADP
PCOS is a metabolic syndrome, so women with it must balance their blood sugar in order to put their symptoms into remission, which is why many women find success (although at a cost) with diabetic medications such as Metformin. However, Metformin depletes B vitamins and has unpleasant gastrointestinal effects, so it’s not an ideal option.
I remember not leaving my house, or sometimes not even my room, out of shame over my skin. I would cake on layers and layers of foundation JUST to go to the pool or the gym or to go downstairs to eat breakfast at my parents house. I remember pretending like I wasn’t home when the mailman rang the doorbell wanting to deliver a package, because I didn’t want to be seen.