Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PCOS Education and Support Group meetings

The PCOS Education and Support Group meetings are being held the first Wednesday of each month. Time: 6 p.m. Location: 515 S 300 E Suite 205 St. George, UT Topics and speakers vary from month to month Please send an email request to: if you would like to be added to our email invitation list. You can also visit the support group blog at for more information. Thanks, Lisa Borunda

Friday, September 28, 2012

September is PCOS Awareness month

September is PCOS Awareness month! I want to thank you all for your support this year with the PCOS Education and Support Group, my book, etc. It has been a great year! The address to the PCOS Education and Support group blog is: My book is available on (How to Build a Strong PCOS Practice, treating one beautiful woman at a time). We will be at the What Women Want Expo in St. George, Utah next month (October 26th and 27th). We are also planning a Las Vegas get away/PCOS Retreat in March 2013. The Keynote Speaker will be Angela Grassi, RD/PCOS Expert and author of "The PCOS Workbook" and other books on PCOS. We believe with support and education women with PCOS can live happier, healthier lives. Thank you, Lisa Borunda

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

PCOS Education and Support Group

Dear Friends,

We have been talking about starting a PCOS support group for a long time! It has been a dream of mine to bring all of you wonderful women together on a regular basis to educate and support one another. I also plan to invite professionals to speak to the group and offer information in their area of expertise (i.e. dietician, counselor, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dermatologist, etc.), as it pertains to PCOS. We can spend some of the sessions just sharing information and resources (the do's and don'ts you've all learned along the way, etc.). Maybe organize groups of women who are interested in exercising together, doing meal exchanges, etc. There are so many possibilities for this group!

There are hundreds of women in Southern Utah who have expressed an interest in a support group. Unfortunately, I only have a fraction of the email addresses I need. Please spread the word to your family and friends with PCOS. They do NOT have to be patient's in our clinic to come to the support group, everyone is welcome!

We will start out meeting at my office (Dr. Lunt and Kvarfordt have graciously offered it for our use) in January 2012. We may need to find a larger venue as we grow. The meeting dates will be held posted on the PCOS blog ( The time is from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

In order for the support group to be a success I am going to need your help. I suggest we nominate a leadership committee to help organize and promote meetings and mentor people who are new to the group. We will have a suggested donation of $3 per person/meeting to help with expenses associated with the support group (postage, refreshments, etc.). The group is not intended to address the medical issues of an individual or replace visits with your health care provider. It is a forum for support and education. I am so excited to see you in January! Please come and take an active role in the PCOS support group! Please RSVP for the meeting(s) so I will have an idea of how many people to expect.


Lisa A. Borunda, FNP-C/PCOS Specialist
515 South 300 East, Suite 205
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 674-0999

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PCOS Nutrition Center Website and Blog

Please visit The PCOS Nutrition Center website and blog for free nutrition tips and the latest information on PCOS. The web address is: I copied the "recent entries" list from the blog so you could see what is on there. You'll need to log on to the blog to read the entries.



Recent Entries
Highlights from the Androgen Excess & PCOS Society's 9th Meeting
An Apple A Day Helps Keep The PCOS Away!
N-ACETYL CYSTEINE: A Natural Insulin-Sensitizer for PCOS?
Grocery Shopping Tips
The Power of Probiotics
Myo-Inositol Proves Better for Fertility than d-Chiro-Inositol
Cherries: The Sweet Way to Reduce Inflammation
How to Make More Satisfying Meals
No Tears Shed for PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Dry Eye
What the New American Food Icon Means for Women with PCOS
Becoming a Critical Reader of Nutrition Information for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
It's Your Time!
Why Weight Watchers May Not Be The Best Diet for PCOS
New Metformin Warning: Mandatory Supplementation with Vitamin B12
Have PCOS and Not losing weight? It could be your GI.
Health Benefits of Eggs
What the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines mean to Women with PCOS
New Risks of Birth Control Medications in Teens with PCOS
Quiona: The Power Grain

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PCOS Support Group

I want to thank all of those who attended the diet presentation on Tuesday (Low glycemic index diet for women with PCOS). Everyone I talked to expressed an interest in forming a local PCOS support group. LET'S DO IT! It would be such a great forum for education and support! I will email everyone who came to the presentation this week and start getting an idea on what night(s) would work best for the support group. Dr. Lunt and Kvarfordt are happy to let us use our office for now. We may need to find a bigger location as the group grows.

I will be at the What Women Want Expo in St. George, UT this weekend. Stop by our booth (we are promoting PCOS awareness and have information on our clinic). We are raffling a couple copies of The PCOS Workbook, by Angela Grassi, RD and Stephanie Mattei, PSY.D.



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free presentation (on low-glycemic index diet) for women with PCOS on October 18, 2011

Low glycemic index diet for women with PCOS
320 E. 600 S. (Lowney Building)
Tuesday October 18
9 AM, 1 PM or 4:30 PM
Presented by: Jana Foggin (Dietetic Student) and Christie Benton R.D., C.D.

1 in 10 women have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Following a low glycemic index diet plays an important role in weight loss and reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other long term health problems. Since many women are affected with PCOS, there is a large demand for dietary counseling. To address this need we are offering a free presentation with three convenient times. Seating is limited. Please do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Please RSVP to Lisa A. Borunda at:

Sponsored by: Chad C. Lunt, M.D., Tracy D. Kvarfordt, M.D., Lisa A. Borunda, FNP-C, and Katie A. Gubler, CNM

Monday, January 31, 2011

"The PCOS Workbook"

Thank you for your response to my last blog. Several people have expressed an interested in becoming involved in a local Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) support group. I am working on the details, and will keep you updated.

I found a really comprehensive, yet easy to understand book about PCOS. It is in the form of a workbook, and is designed for people with PCOS. It is called "The PCOS Workbook your guide to complete physical and emotional health." It is authored by Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN, and Stephanie B. Mattei, PSY.D (a dietician and a doctorate level therapist). It explains PCOS, How food affects your insulin levels, nutrition overview, PCOS and stress, body image, coping with infertility, and managing other medical conditions associated with PCOS.

I would highly recommend this workbook. It is full of great information, is self paced and, at a minimum, a good review if you have previously read a lot about PCOS. I also loved reading how passionate these ladies are about educating women with PCOS. I also love educating people about PCOS. I think I have become so passionate about it because I truly feel like I am making a difference. In my case it might only be one woman at a time, but it's significant, and meaningful to that one woman (and to me)!