Living PCOS FreeHow to Regain Your Hormonal Health with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
This book offers plant-based nutrition and lifestyle therapies for women with PCOS. For practitioners looking for current plant-based evidence-based research mixed with applied clinical experience this is the course! CDCES approved.
Dr. Bajekal shows how this endocrine condition can be managed via the six pillars of lifestyle medicine, with interventions of Western medicine available as adjuncts as needed. The book features a 21-day lifestyle plan.
This is a much needed that should have been written years ago. It addresses and important and often neglected women’s health problem in clear and reader-friendly language. Nitu and Rohini have a holistic approach to health which empowers women. It is excellent. – Dr. Olaitan, MD, Consultant OB-GYN
The two authors – one an experienced ObGyn and the other a health professional who has confronted PCOS herself – have created a masterwork on the condition. – Dr. Klaper, MD, primary care physician and Director of Moving Medicine Forward Initiative
Level 1, 2, & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1,1.1.5, 1.2.6, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 6.1.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 8.4.1, 9.1.1, 9.4.1, 10.1.1, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.3.1, 10.4.1, 10.5.1, 10.6.1
CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based
Upon completion of this course, the user will be able to:
1. Name five of the most common symptoms of PCOS.
2. Identify the primary cause of PCOS and describe the cysts which are typical of PCOS.
3. Describe five major long-term effects of having PCOS.
4. Name three diagnostic tests for PCOS and explain why they are important.
5. Discuss four side effects of insulin resistance and their health consequences.
6. Describe how to use exercise to improve tissue sensitivity to insulin.
7. Discuss how having extra weight predisposes PCOS patients to other problems.
8. Name two ethnic groups of women who have an increased incidence of PCOS or T2D.
9. Name the six pillars of lifestyle health.
10. Describe the optimal diet for PCOS according to research and give three reasons why.
11. Identify four foods known to reduce chronic inflammation.
12. Describe how a plant-based diet effects estrogen levels in a woman’s stool.
13. Discuss the ideal time to be tested with a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test for a woman wanting to become pregnant.
14. Describe two issues some women with PCOS have with their hair.
15. Explain how much more prevalent depression is in women with PCOS and give two reasons why.
16. Identify the eating disorder most closely associated with PCOS.
17. Describe three common concerns with sleep in women with PCOS.
18. Describe four important elements of the PCOS Free plan and why they are important.
19. Identify three health benefits of eating soy products.
Why we chose this book
Women’s hormonal issues are complex and too little research has concentrated on the major variables involved. In the US, a modified version of the keto diet is used by most PCOS patients to help with weight control. This book approaches PCOS control with plant-based diet and lifestyle therapies backed by evidence-based research.
About the author
Nitu Bajekal, MD, DNB OB-GYN UK physician and “The Plant-Based Gyn.” She is a senior Consultant OB-GYN with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. Her special interests include PCOS, menopause, endometriosis, complex vulval problems, and lifestyle medicine.
Rohini Bajekal, MA Oxon, MSc, Dip IBLM, is a UK Nutritionist and Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, now working with clients in London. She has personal experience of overcoming PCOS. She is passionate about developing delicious plant-based recipes.