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Episode 53: PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome


Monday 07 February 2022, 09:00 PM until

9:45 p.m.



Wednesday February 09, 2022 at 06:45 AM until

7:30 a.m.

Eating as medicine – this time for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Metabolic Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

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PCO syndrome, metabolic syndrome and restless leg syndrome – Dr. Matthias Riedl answers the questions. Continued

RLS: how to master restless legs

Nutrition Doc Jörn Klasen talks to Anja P. on the houseboat.  © NDR/Doclights GmbH/Moritz Mössinger

Nutrition Doc Jörn Klasen knows the suffering of people with “restless legs” like Anja P.

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

Nutritionist Anne Fleck measures a patient's waist circumference.  © NDR/Doclights GmbH/Moritz Schwarz

At Oliver H., at least 30 centimeters must disappear.

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

Matthias Riedl talks to a young woman about polycytic ovary syndrome.  © NDR/Doclights GmbH/Oliver Zydek

A stool sample confirms the absence of important bacteria in Nadine S.’s intestines.

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?

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Two hands hold an apple and pills.  © Fotolia Photo: monropic

For the ninth season, we are again looking for people who want to regain their health through a targeted change in diet. Continued

Various healthy foods and a Nutrition Docs apron are on a table.  © NDR Photo: Claudia Timmann

Which foods have a beneficial effect on my symptoms, and where is it most likely? Continued

Various jars of fermented vegetables including carrots and cabbage.  © photo alliance / Zoonar Photo: Katerina Solovyeva

Sauerkraut is made from white cabbage by lactic fermentation, but fermentation is also suitable for many other types of vegetables. Continued

Intestinal flora © fotolia Photo: Alex

A healthy intestinal flora has a positive effect on our overall health and well-being. How can you promote them? Continued

A plate with a salad of lentils and apples and radicchio.  © ZS-Verlag Photo: Claudia Timmann

All proceeds from the show. Continued

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