It’s been a long time since I posted and that’s because it’s been a busy year, both in terms of massive life changes and also health. This month, however, something is going on that is a cause close to my heart and so for that reason I am reviving the blog with a slightly different slant. There will still be book and writing and craft and wrap stuff going on, but you’ll notice the new header and this month’s “Team Teal” banner.
September is international Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness month. The colour representing sufferers of this disease is teal. I am a proud #TeamTeal member and campaigner for better awareness of the disease.
It’s an exciting time because the US Government has finally made a resolution to increase awareness and hopefully finding for research into the illness, but I’ll speak more about that later in the month.
So how is this month going to shape up? Over the next few days I’m going to give you the facts. There’ll be a basic overview of the syndrome and the different types of it. We’ll talk about the most common symptoms of it. I’ll tell you my story, which is shocking but also sadly not in any way unusual. We’ll cover the available treatments and recommended medical paths. I’m also going to talk about supplements and ways of managing for those people who can’t take the medication for one reason or another. One of the main ways to control the symptoms is with diet and so I’ll be covering that in some detail, including a bunch of recipes and information about various food stuffs you should be including in your pantry. If you know one thing about me it’s that I’m a devoted foodie, so hopefully I can inspire people with the syndrome to take a positive view of their new restrictions. I’ll try and change it up with videos some days instead of just blog posts. I’ll also try and share some resources that you may find helpful.
Along the way I’ll invite some of my fellow #TeamTeal members to share their stories and I hope it will help you feel that you’re not alone in suffering with this illness.
I’ll try to come back here and update with the links to each post as the month goes on but it may take a couple of days to catch up – I’m a busy lady!