PCOS – Lecture from Low Carb Denver

I recently gave a lecture with Nadia Pateguana about PCOS. While I don’t treat many patients with this problem, as I’m a nephrologist, it is Dr. Pateguana’s passion. The disease of PCOS is interesting because it is clear that it is caused by hyperinsulinemia, but yet, the standard treatments don’t address this root cause. Obviously if too much insulin causes PCOS, then you should treat the disease by lowering insulin, such as with Low Carb diets or fasting. But standard medical treatment instead prefers to give lots of drugs that don’t have anything to do with hyperinsulinemia.  Check it out.

2019-10-24T12:07:55-04:003 Comments

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Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 15. I was already very overweight, mo stomach was sticking out a lot, I had periods maybe 2-3 times per year. The doc gave me estrogen pills to get my periods back. That maybe helped a little but I wanted so badly to lose weight I started eating only 1 meal a day and lost a lot of weight and viola my periods returned! Unknown to me I was doing intermittent fasting. That’s proof enough to me that fasting and works and is the best method.


In the video she mentions there was another presenter who had recommendations on diet for pregnant women. Does anyone know who/what that is? Some people discourage fasting during pregnancy, so it would be very nice to have an article on what is best during pregnancy.


I believe she was referring to Lily Nichols who spoke at the conference about real food for pregnancy and also has a book about it.

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