P.C.O.S. It’s a simple acronym for complicated medical condition. If you’re a regular here at me. myself. and food. this is likely not the first time you’ve encountered these four letters. PCOS is a health condition that is top of mind for me, especially since receiving my PCOS diagnosis a few years ago.
The more I educated myself on this endocrine disorder, the more fearful I was (i.e. of not being able to get pregnant and the other associated health risks), yet the more determined I became (to understand it and what I needed to do to get past it).
In my recent “Professional Skills” course at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition , we spent tons of time presenting and educating our classmates on a variety of topics. Can you guess which subject I chose? Yup, good ol’ PCOS. I knew that the condition was becoming more common, and given the odds (1 in 10 women have the disorder), there was a good chance other women in my class knew a friend, sister, cousin, colleague, etc. with the PCOS label…or had it themselves. Plus, presenting on this topic gave me a chance to consolidate my research into a short and sweet presentation. Ta da!
Enough of my rambling…here she is!
CrossFitter in the morning. Marketer by day. Nutritionist by night. Foodie all day long. Danielle gives you a glimpse into her paleo and primal lifestyle with recipes (gluten and dairy free), restaurant reviews (searching for the healthiest spots in Toronto), fitness and nutrition tips. Hope you're hungry!