Nutrition and Polycystic Ovary Disease: Is Nutrition a cure? 

This Holiday season I had the pleasure of taking my granddaughter and her friend out for lunch. Her friend shared with me that she was having some problems that the doctors could not figure out, difficulty in losing weight, few painful periods, irritable bowel problems and she looked pale. She told me that she had received a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary disease at age 15. I asked her if any of these doctors had sent her to a dietitian? And she said no, they never mentioned it, only to watch what she ate and exercise.

So let’s take a look at this…

What is Polycystic Ovary Disease?

According to the National Institute of Health Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is defined as a problem of the endocrine reproductive system in women of childbearing age. Two characteristics are Hyperandrogenism (excess production of sex hormones) and oligomenorrhea (infrequent menstrual periods). These two medical conditions are linked to, not sure if it is the chicken or the egg scenario: insulin resistance, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Frontal Alopecia (hair loss around the front of the face), acne, skin tags, infertility, and depression.

Now I can tell you that there are many people out there who think that just taking a vitamin pill that they order from a commercial on television will give them their hair back. They have no idea that what they are eating is killing the blood flow to their extremities and that their blood sugar is so high in their blood stream that it is high jacking the protein from doing its job, like making hair! And that the excess weight is high jacking their metabolism to make them insulin resistant.

The glycated protein prevents the blood from flowing long distances like your head and your feet and binds the protein you do eat so it is not available.

What does Insulin Resistance look like?

So, can Insulin Resistance cause PCOS? Yes, and it does so because your cells become resistant to insulin produced by your body because of the high carbohydrate load and then your cells in every system of your body cannot do their job. 

Reverse Insulin Resistance with Nutegra Medical Nutrition Therapy. Nutrition is the building block of every cell! Nutrition can reverse Insulin Resistance. Nutegra Mental Health and Nutrition has a Medical Nutrition Therapy Program that will provide not only nutrition care, but it will also provide medical care with a Nurse Practioner, who will work with you or work with your own doctor. We will stay with you until you reach your goals, and we will help you to establish realistic goals to be comfortable in your own body! And how do we go about this?

Solution = Behavioral Nutrition Therapy + Medical Analysis (labs pertinent medications if needed and recommended)

Behavioral Nutrition Therapy combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Nutrition Education and Prescription. 

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Click here to read our success stories. You can also read this letter that came from a previous client that took what she learned and applied it to her husband. He ate just slightly more than she did, but it was the same food. I think her PCOS was reversed. We do take insurance, so just call to make your appointment or fill out the contact form. It must be the first step in getting your body back to health. 941-787-352. 

Letter from former client

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