Angela Grassi: The Link Between Inflammation and PCOS with Tips to Lower It #63
3 September 2020
Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, LDN (@pcosnutrition) is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of the PCOS Nutrition Center where for over 20 years she has been providing evidence-based nutrition information and coaching to people with PCOS. Angela is the author of several books on PCOS including The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health and The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook. Angela provides nutrition education to registered dietitians and health care professionals through her book, PCOS: The Dietitians Guide and her Online PCOS Training Course for Dietitians. Recognized by Today’s Dietitian as one of the Top 10 Incredible Dietitian’s making a difference, Angela is a past recipient of the Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award, the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur Award, the Award in Excellence in Practice in Women’s Health and the Award for Excellence in Graduate Research from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, The Androgen Excess Society, Dietitians in Functional and Nutritional Medicine and Women’s Health. Angela is an adjunct professor at West Chester University and conducts research on PCOS. Having PCOS herself, Angela has been dedicated to advocacy, education, and research of the syndrome. For more information, visit the PCOS Nutrition Center website PCOSnutrition.com
In episode 63 of the podcast, I had the honor of speaking with Angela Grassi! Angela has been an advocate and source of valuable PCOS information for years. The PCOS Nutrition Center was one of the first websites I came across when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I can honestly say I learnt so much from her evidence based information, just like I am sure many others in the PCOS community.
Knowledge certainly is power and it is so important that we educate ourselves about PCOS. The more we read and learn about PCOS the more we feel empowered and optimistic about how to reverse the symptoms so we can thrive in life!
So in todays episode, Angela talks about the link between inflammation and PCOS. Researchers have found that PCOS women suffer from chronic inflammation. This inflammation occurs when the immune system believes it is always under threat. In the interview, Angela explains what can cause inflammation in women with PCOS and what can be done to naturally lower it.
- What is inflammation. The difference between acute and chronic inflammation. [00:06:16]
- The link between inflammation and PCOS and what causes inflammation [00:08:31]
- How to test levels of inflammation in the body [00:10:30]
- Top nutrition and lifestyle tips to help decrease inflammation [00:15:08]
- The importance of managing stress to lower inflammation [00:16:32]
- Angela's PCOS Workbook [00:20:48]
- PCOS food myths, food sensitivities and the affect on inflammation [00:22:42]
It was such an honour to have Angela on the podcast and to be speaking with her. I hope you find some value from this episode.
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