Glucorein PCOS Will Be A Pill

by Becky Miller on February 27, 2014

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Glucorein PCOS Will Be A Pill

Have you been having trouble ordering your Glucorein PCOS? Maybe you don’t even know what Glucorein PCOS is or you’ve never tried it. You can read more about Glucorein PCOS, here.

The purpose is this post is strictly informational. I have tried Glucorein PCOS and have recommended it for women with PCOS. I was baffled when the links to Napa Valley Nutritionals (NVN Therapeutics), the company that makes and markets Glucorein PCOS, suddenly stopped working. So I started to do a little research and found that NVN Therapeutics has been issued a warning letter by the FDA, seemingly for the misbranding of Glucorein PCOS as a ‘medical food’ instead of a ‘drug.’ 

The FDA offers 4 different tiered classifications of products being offered to consumers. When I spoke with NVN Therapeutics they also shared ‘common language’ for how these tiers are all regulated by the FDA.

  • Drug – Highly Regulated
  • Medical Device – Strictly Regulated
  • Medical Food – Regulated
  • Supplement – Not regulated very highly

I contacted and spoke with a representative from NVN Therapeutics and learned that they were having difficulty getting Glucorein PCOS classified as a ‘medical food.’ As it turns out, it is challenging to prove that women with PCOS are deficient in L-Cystein and Chlorogenic Acid, the two active ingredients in Glucorein PCOS. This is a key to getting Glucorein PCOS approved by the FDA as a medical food.

After speaking with a NVN Therapeutics, Glucorein PCOS representative, here is what they told me.

  • You can still order Glucorein PCOS but only by phone. They’ve been given permission by the FDA to continue to sell the product.
  • Glucorein PCOS is in the process of being remanufactured in pill form and under the new name Glucorein HOP (Healthy Ovaries Plus). It should be available around April 2014.

You can read more about the recent trend of the FDA cracking down on this issue, with other products and companies. NVN Therapeutics is the fourth warning in the last 9 months.

Also available to the public is the warning letter issued to NVN Therapeutics from the ‘Office of Compliance Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.’

Remember, this post is strictly informational based upon my own personal investigation and I offer no bias to either side of the discussion. 

Have you benefited from using Glucorein PCOS? What are your thoughts about the argument that the FDA is bringing to the table? Comment below to share your thoughts and opinions.

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Confessions of a PCOS Health Coach | PCOS Fertility

by Becky Miller on February 27, 2014

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Confessions of a PCOS Health Coach | PCOS Fertility

It’s been a while, ladies! I’ve got a confession, I struggle, too! I’ve had many women ask where I’ve been and if I’m alright…thank you for caring enough to check in! Life has been a bit of a roller coaster the past 10 months and I’m not immune to the same feelings as all of you beautiful women. As silly as it sounds, being a health coach doesn’t exempt me from life and all that comes along with it. PCOS Fertility is a sticky subject and I’m opening up with a few confessions of my own.

Confession: Is there really power in a struggle?

I believe there is power in the struggle. Whatever struggle you’re dealing with, there is power to be harnessed. When we can step far enough back from ourselves to see from the outside looking in, life’s picture becomes a bit clearer.

All of what I do is preceded with prayer and laid on a foundation of God’s Word. Did you know that there is an enemy that will throw everything but the kitchen sink at you when you go forth with God’s Word? This is true for all of you who walk into work places, homes, families, fill in the blank…as a Living Light for Jesus. You all probably know what that kitchen sink feels like when it’s chucked at you. I know I do.

It can come at you in many forms:

  • Feelings of Isolation
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Stressful Circumstances
  • Violence
  • Deception/Lies
  • Illness
  • Anger
  • Doubt
  • Negativity
  • My least favorite, INFERTILITY

Yep, you read that right! I understand that my list is short and could be much more exhaustive, but this is what has been thrown at me the past 10 months. All of it. Including infertility. {Forgive my vague phrasing. I’m aware that it can be called many things by many people depending on how long they’ve been trying to conceive or what they believe.}

Many of you know what it’s like to walk through ‘infertility.’ I won’t waste time explaining that roller coaster. What I will say is that, whether or not you believe it now, God will be glorified through the waiting when we trust in Him.

Confession: Me and My Fertility

I’m struggling alongside many of you. Yes, I’m angry and dealing with negativity and feeling isolated and having lies thrown at me by the enemy accuser. I’m also being challenged to a faith walk. I have no clue where this path will lead me in regards to conception, but I’m trusting. God has been clear with me that this (my personal struggle) is not a battle of the flesh, but a battle that is spiritual in nature. How funny of God to ask a PCOS Health Coach NOT to worry about how much coffee I drink or how much sugar I consume or how much sleep I get or how many supplements I take. Trusting HIM. No doctor visits, no progesterone cream, no crazy cleanses, you name it, none of it for me. {Please know that I’m not prescribing this path for any of you. This is MY personal walk through MY path. I’m simply sharing my journey.}

Confession: Health Coaches Struggle, Too

If you’re thinking that I’m a PCOS health coach and that surely because I have my proverbial ‘ducks in a row’, I shouldn’t be dealing with this. You’re wrong. Hear me, ladies! My fertility has very little to do with the state of my health. Yes, I am always trying to ‘walk the talk’ of what I coach women in everyday. I also encourage you to continue to strive for physical well being in regards to PCOS. God’s Word asks us, “Don’t you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own…” (1 Corinthians 6:9 NIV). Physical health is important to God. His word tells us that “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 NLT) This is the verse that PCOS CROWN is built upon.

An Invitation To Struggle And Grow With Me

With that said, I’d like to invite any who are interested to come along with me on a faith walk. You don’t necessarily have to be struggling with fertility to come along for the ride. Anybody is invited. I’m going to be memorizing Psalm 27 because there is so much truth in this short chapter to combat any struggle you may be walking through, including all things PCOS. I’d love a few Cysters to come along! Another confession. I hate memorization and often feel like my brain power can be used on better and more important thoughts. Huge Lie! Nothing could be more important for me to spend my brain power on. More about that later. For now, take some time to read through Psalm 27 to see just how powerful it is. What a weapon of victory we will have when we armed with these truths!

So there you have it. I’m choosing to have victory. Not necessarily victory over fertility. Victory over my flesh and my desires. I’m laying it down at the cross. I’m daily choosing to trust God with my path and call on Him for the strength I need. Come along!

 

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PCOS Green Smoothie Recipe | PCOS Diet

by Becky Miller on February 27, 2014

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Popeye may have been onto something in regards to the PCOS Diet! Spinach is one of the main power foods in this recipe for many reasons. Spinach is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, reducing oxidative stress, regulating digestion, which are all common concerns for women with PCOS. Greens are essential to a proper PCOS Diet. It also strengthens your bones with a punch of calcium and even has some anti-cancer properties. Why wouldn’t we want some of that?

The chia seeds in this recipe is the second power food that gives you a great deal of fiber to keep you feeling fuller, longer. In addition, chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for regulating metabolism and assisting with cardiac and lipid panels. If that weren’t enough, I love the taste of the chia seeds in the smoothie because they feel like chia pudding. Yum! If that sounds gross to you, sorry! Give the smoothie a try and you’ll probably change your mind.

My best and most tasty green smoothie recipe is not only delicious but really good for you! I get lots of crazy looks and also many questions about what I’m drinking. I think you’ll agree that this recipe is simple and enjoyable!

PCOS Green Smoothie Recipe

1 heaping handful (or two) fresh spinach or kale
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 cups almond/coconut milk
1/2 tbsp chia seeds, more if you’d like
2 scoops pea protein (more about this next week)
1 heaping spoonful of virgin coconut oil

Slice your banana into chunks and toss all ingredients into your smoothie blender (regular blender will do). Blend until all ingredients are incorporated well. Enjoy!

P.S. If you like the super cute PCOS friendly cup, you can get yours by joining the Spring Group Coaching Program and sip in style!

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Ask & Answer: Soy and PCOS. Is it okay?

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Should your PCOS Diet Be Dairy Free? – Everything You Need To Know

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