Episode 53: PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome
Monday 07 February 2022, 09:00 PM until
Wednesday February 09, 2022 at 06:45 AM until
Eating as medicine – this time for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Metabolic Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
RLS: how to master restless legs
Anja P. is terrified of her own body. The 55-year-old man suffers from so-called restless legs syndrome. RLS is an incurable neurological disease that causes restlessness and sleep disturbances. The Braunschweig native just can’t relax, as her legs torment her, especially at night, with tightness, tingling, burning and the urge to move – and has been for over 30 years. Nutrition doctor Jörn Klasen knows how badly people suffer from RLS and would like to help: “We need to rebalance your changed energy level”. And the best way to do this is to have a regular and more conscious diet: now the integrative school assistant must not only limit herself to three meals a day, but also completely avoid sugar for four weeks, because this n It’s not “nerve food”, as is often claimed, but particularly bad for the nerves. Will Anja P. finally find peace after the change and will she be able to sleep well at night again?
Metabolic syndrome: turn back the time of the risk with a better diet
Oliver H. weighs heavy: the 34-year-old weighs 142 kilos. The consequences are a whole set of risk factors. The so-called metabolic syndrome is the dangerous combination of obesity, high blood pressure and high levels of blood lipids and blood sugar. The young father was once a competitive athlete, but now needs frequent breaks when playing football with his son. Internist Anne Fleck gives hope, despite the many bad values: “You can also go back in time step by step.” But that is only possible with drastic changes for Wedel’s social worker. Anne Fleck bets on delicious recipes, wanting to get rid of the pounds of those who hate vegetables. But will Oliver H. accept the challenge?
PCOS and the desire to have children: Food influences hormones
Nadine S. is in a dangerous spiral. PCO syndrome is a hormonal disorder that only affects women. The 24-year-old bank employee was particularly affected. The vicious cycle of massive obesity, insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance makes weight loss virtually impossible. But that’s not all: if things do not improve quickly, the desire to have children of Nadine S. and her husband will not come true either. Nutrition doctor Matthias Riedl suspects that the intestinal flora could also play a role in his clinical picture. In order to promote the diversity of micro-organisms in the intestine, the doctor advises a diet rich in fiber with a lot of whole grain products, legumes and vegetables. Additionally, probiotic foods such as unsweetened yogurt or kefir should increase gut-friendly bacteria. Will Nadine S. be able to apply the strict instructions?