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  • 1. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Neuroendocrine Perspective Monika M. Woolsey, MS, RD inCYST Programs for Women With PCOS ©2009, inCYST Programs
  • 2. Symptoms of Androgen Excess
    • Facial hair, body hair
    • Acne
    • Male pattern baldness
    • Weight gain in an “apple shaped” pattern
    • Mood volatility
    • Weight gain with exercise
    ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 3. Eating Disorders and PCOS
    • 6 out of 7 sonograms performed on women with bulimia showed evidence of ovarian cysts in a PCOS-like presentation
    • ??? Is an eating disorder an alternative presentation of PCOS???
    ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 4. The inCYST Approach to PCOS Treatment Begins With the Brain ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 5. Anyone at risk for PCOS is also at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 6. Postpartum Depression ©2009 inCYST Programs Increasing plasma DHA by 1% decreases symptoms by 59% Makrides M, Crowther CA, Gibson RA, Gibson RS, Skeaff CM. Docosahexaenoic acid and post-parrtum depression—is there a link? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2003; 12 Suppl: S37.
  • 7. EPA and algae technology ©2009 inCYST Programs Unless an animal is fed an omega-3 friendly diet, the resulting products (meat, milk, eggs) will not be omega-friendly.
  • 8. Know Your Seafood ©2009 inCYST Programs Basa ~ Vasa ~ Catfish
  • 9. Vegetarians have lower tissue DHA levels than non-vegetarians. ©2009 inCYST Programs Davis BC, Kris-Etherton PM. Achieving optimal essential fatty acid status in vegetarians: current knowledge and practical implications. Am J Clin Nutr 2003 Sep; 78(3 Suppl): 640S – 646S.
  • 10. Statin medications disrupt omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. ©2009 inCYST Programs Harris JI, Hibbeln JR, Mackey RH, Muldoon MF. Statin treatment alters serum n-3 and n-6 fatty acids in hypercholesterolemic patients. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2004 Oct; 71(4):263-9.
  • 11. Functions of DHA ©2009 inCYST Programs Vision Hormone Function Seizure Thresholds Antioxidant Mood Regulation
  • 12. inCYST Finding
    • >65% of women have at least one of the following sleep issues:
    • Insomnia
    • Restless legs
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Night eating
    • Sleepwalking
    ©2009, inCYST Programs
  • 13. Melatonin is the brain’s scrubbing bubble ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 14. How inCYST defines PCOS
    • The consequence of diet, lifestyle, and stress management choices that promote a rate of oxidation exceeding the body’s ability to counter it with antioxidant defenses.
    ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 15. How inCYST defines PCOS
    • Mental stress results in excessive brain and nervous system activity, which is all metabolic and oxidative…meaning it is NEURODEGENERATIVE !
    ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 16. How inCYST defines PCOS
    • Melatonin imbalance has been reported to interfere with embryo implantation.
    ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 17. Western medicine tends to treat each sympton of PCOS as a separate entity with separate medications for each. Some of these medications can worsen the problem. ©2009 inCYST Programs Psychiatric medications can cause weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes, and PCOS Statins can disrupt omega-3 balance
  • 18. Did you know?
    • It is virtually impossible for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman, to adhere to the California Proposition 65-mandated warning and meet daily omega-3 fatty acid needs.
    ©2009, inCYST Programs
  • 19. Since inflammation is oxidation, and the inCYST approach is an antiinflammatory approach, it is not much different than rust repair and rustproofing… ©2009 inCYST Programs
  • 20. If your patient is presenting with either of these problems, screen for historical indicators of potential DHA deficiency: Premature as a baby Bottle fed Lots of processed foods in diet History of dieting/eating disorder Multiple pregnancies Closely timed pregnancies Assisted reproduction Use of psychotropic medications ©2009, inCYST Programs
  • 21. If your patient is presenting with either of these problems, screen for current indicators of potential DHA deficiency: Rapid perinatal weight gain Rapid perinatal weight loss Gestational diabetes Intense carbohydrate cravings Irregular sleep architecture High stress environment Memory problems Mood swings ©2009, inCYST Programs
  • 22. Where to find a PCOS specialist ©2009 inCYST Programs