It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists. Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing this syndrome and all the symptoms associated with it. Because PCOS affects so many women, chances are that everyone knows someone afflicted with it. Therefore, it is important to stay informed.The purpose of this radio show is to inform people about PCOS and other diseases and conditions related to PCOS. The experts interviewed on this PCOS Challenge Blog Talk Radio show will give advice, support, and their insight to help women overcome PCOS.To join PCOS Challenge, visit www.pcoschallenge.com
Surviving Infertility, PCOS & Divorce11/05/2016 Duration: 31min
In this episode of the PCOS Challenge radio show, fertility and divorce coach, Kristen Darcy, joins Sasha Ottey to discuss multiple aspects of divorce and how to survive the process and aftereffects intact.About Kristen Darcy In addition to being an author, Kristen Darcy offers coaching services to individuals facing a divorce and those challenged with infertility. She speaks at workshops and conferences around the country. She has been highlighted in national publications and broadcast media including NBC’s The Today Show, Woman’s World magazine, PBS’ Health Week and The Boston Globe. Kristen’s latest support offering is the Divorcing With Grace Downloadable MP3 program. Kristen is the author of Love & Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage and Life the recipient of RESOLVE'S 2009 Hope Award for Best Book! and Girlfriend To Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion. About PCOS ChallengeOur Mission:Raise public awareness about PCOS and help girls and women with the condition overco
Healthy Eating on the Go for PCOS23/03/2016 Duration: 32min
Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome find that their busy schedules make it difficult to eat healthfully. With nutrition being an essential part of PCOS management, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Martha McKittrick, R.D., C.D.E joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to give tips for healthy eating on the go.Martha McKittrick is a registered dietitian, certified dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator in New York City. She specializes in weight control, cardiovascular health, diabetes, sports nutrition, PCOS, GI issues including IBS, women’s health and preventive nutrition. She has worked at a major New York City Hospital for over 20 years as well as in private practice. Martha has appeared on numerous television, radio and webcast programs. She has written for publications and serves as a nutrition expert on sites including EveryDayHealth, About.com, and CafeMom. Martha also lectures on a regular and has been a spokesperson for several major companies.
PCOS Confidence Grant - Answering Your Questions09/03/2016 Duration: 30min
PCOS Diva teamed up with PCOS Challenge to offer the PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant. Amy Medling, PCOS Diva founder, joins PCOS Challenge founder, Sasha Ottey, on the PCOS Challenge radio show to discuss the grant and answer your questions.The PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant was created to help women and girls struggling with hair and skin issues related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The grants are awarded in amounts up to $500 per individual to assist with the costs associated with dermatology treatments, laser hair removal or electrolysis. Payments are made directly to the provider performing the treatments. This grant was made possible through an endowment by PCOS Diva.Learn more and apply at PCOSChallenge.org/confidence.
PCOS and Cardiovascular Health - How to Protect Your Heart10/02/2016 Duration: 32min
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome constitute the largest group of women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Dr. Katherine Sherif, renowned PCOS expert joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to discuss ways women and girls with PCOS can prevent and manage cardiovascular disease and improve their heart health.Dr. Sherif is the Director of Jefferson Women’s Primary Care and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She is renowned worldwide for her expertise in the area of PCOS, insulin resistance, and is a top speaker and a writer in a number of areas including menopause, hormone replacement therapy, omega-3 fatty acids, and heart disease in women. She is author of Women’s Health in Clinical Practice: A Handbook for Primary Care and Hormone Therapy: A Clinical Handbook.
An Integrative Approach to Wellness and Fertility in PCOS - PCOSChallenge.com26/08/2015 Duration: 30min
Join PCOS Challenge Executive Director, Sasha Ottey, as she speaks to Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Maureen Kelly, Medical Director of Society Hill Reproductive medicine and The Wellnest in Philadelphia about ways to improve fertility and health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through lifestyle changes, supplements, medications and other options. *Join over 30,000 women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the fight against PCOS at PCOSChallenge.com.