Dr Oz Night Time Sleep Eating Disorders

Sleep Eaters; Beauty Queen Health Challenge; When Ovaries Attack
Dr. Oz sounds the alarm on sleep eating - Sleep Eating Disorders
Dr. Oz investigates unhealthy disorder that packs on the pounds.

Former Beauty Queens accept a health makeover challenge to shed pounds and compete for title of "Ms. Dr. Oz Show 2010." Then, Dr. Oz examines ovarian cysts - Ovary Awareness
Dr. Oz discusses how to detect and treat painful ovarian cysts.
"What Does That Do?" game - Weight-Loss Organs
Discover the surprising organs that could be sabotaging your weight loss.
Dr Oz Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake Recipe(bottom of the page).

If you are still gaining weight despite all your attempts at diet and exercise, it may be due to secret nighttime nibbling caused by a peculiar, potentially dangerous sleep disorder.

Sleep-Related Eating Disorder

A nocturnal nightmare: Dr. Oz sounds the alarm on sleep eating. Dr. Scott Eveloff joins Dr Oz in explaining to everyone sleep eating disorders. Some people don't just dream about gorging themselves with food, they actually do it while they are sleeping and don't even know their doing it.

The world of the sleep eater gets out of bed, still asleep and make their way to the kitchen and gorge. They could fry up a batch of bacon and eggs, eat a bag of chips, some bring snacks back to their bed, and all binge as if they have eaten in days.

This disorder strikes women more then men, this disorder is more dangerous than it looks. Dr oz says some sleep eaters will devour just about everything in their path. The biggest problem is serious and mystifying weight gain. The result of eating unhealthy foods all night long.

Often a sleep eater is on a restricted diet through the day which leaves them hungry when they go to bed. Sometimes prescription sleep medications may be the culprit.

Dr Oz 's guests today says it is embarrassing, and you are shocked and can't believe your doing it. Anna couldn't believe she was getting up through the night and eating, but found out through night camera's. She lost 60 pounds in three months, when she had it under control with regular eating and exercise. One time she had tried to eat a steel wool pad.

Diana has gained who also suffers night eating syndrome has gained 35 pounds over the last seven years, and feels like she has an alter ego that comes out at night. She struggles with dieting through the day eating well balanced nutritious food, but only to get up through the night and raid the fridge and cupboards. Her son hid his candy on her so she couldn't find it and eat it on him.

Dr Scott Eveloff says this is treatable with specific medications. There are no medications specifically designed for treating SRED or NES per se, many patients have found certain antidepressant and anticonvulsant drugs helpful. In many cases there will be a period of trial and error before the right medication or combination of medications are found. When doctors don't believe you and laughs at you, it just adds shame and feeds into the whole stress factor, which leads back to the behaviour.

Nighttime sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is classified as parasomnia, a category of sleep disorders that cause a person to do unusual things during sleep such as sleepwalk (somnambulism), scream (night terrors) and wriggle about (periodic limb movement disorder).

People with SRED appear to be sleeping, but get up and make a beeline to the kitchen. The mechanism that controls wakefulness and sleep during a normal sleep cycles fails, a person can remain "asleep" but continue to walk, eat, or perform other activities (some people get in their cars and drive!). And paradoxically, SRED can also be brought on by certain sleep medications, which some people take to help them fall and stay asleep.

Night-Eating Syndrome

Another nocturnal nuisance is night-eating syndrome (NES). This problem is a little different from SRED and may technically not be a sleep disorder, but an eating disorder instead. Many people with NES however have trouble falling or staying asleep, a symptom of insomnia.

People with NES can consume up to 50% of their daily calories at night. They wake in the morning full and satiated and often skip breakfast.

Miss Dr Oz 2010

Cathea, Mona and Julie former beauty queens joined Dr Oz in this segment.

Julie weighed in at 218 pounds
Mona weighed in at 218 pounds
Cathea weighed in at 253 pounds

Mrs. Idaho Beauty Queen Jill Knapp lost 100 pounds, and got her type 11 diabetes under control, and no longer takes any medication has offer to motivate and coach the former beauty pageant for the Miss Dr Oz 2010.

Jill Knapp's secret weapons for the former beauty queens are;
1. J - Journaling...Keep a journal of everything they eat
2. O - Obstacles...Get through the obstacles
3. B - Be patient...Consistency, be consistent and patient the weight did not come on over night.

Jill's plan for emotional eating
1. Make your mornings about fibre
2. Don't under eat
3. Curb your cravings and eat a tsp. of peanut butter, and it is also good for dry skin.
Dr Oz outfitted the 3 with pedometers to get in their 10,000 steps.

Dr Oz The Secret Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Dr. Oz discusses some of the lesser-known organs that could be sabotaging your weight loss. Do you know what your islet of langerhans is and what it does? How about your zona fasciculata? Watch this clip to learn how they could be affecting your weight-loss goals in the game "What does that do."

Aurora and Patty joined Dr oz in this segment of the show to name the body part that may be the reason why you can't lose even a pound.
1. The first secret reason why you can't lose a pound is called "The islet of langerhans." The islet of langerhans are the cells in the pancreas, that release insulin into the blood stream. It's the insulin that's released into the blood stream that's so effective in regulating our blood sugar. Dr oz says that why it is a bad organ to have problems with when your gaining weight.

2. The other body part that could be the secret reason you can't lose a pound is called zona fasciculata. The zona fasciculata is located just above your kidneys, it's the adrenal glands. We secrete a hormone called cortisol which actually puts weight on you, which is why it could be a problem.

Dr Oz Ovarian Cysts

When things go wrong here you may not know until it's too late says Dr. Oz. Tamara joins Dr Oz in this segment on Ovarian Cysts and bubble gum. They used bubble gum bubbles to show the different size cysts, and how it affects you. Cysts are harmless but can sometimes cause a lot of pain, and can become cancerous tumours.

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms are;
1. Bloating you will notice first.
2. Urinary incontinence - The cysts can get big enough that they push on your bladder.
3. Pelvic pain
4. Nausea and vomiting

Prevention And Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts

1. Regular pelvic exams - If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, your doctor may also choose to perform and ultrasound.
2. Identify and monitor any changes in your monthly period, including duration, intensity of cramps and increased bleeding. Report these findings to your doctor.
3. Birth control pills can help prevent occurrences of cysts because they regulate the release of hormones.

Dr Oz Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake

Dr Oz's Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake is the perfect addition to any beauty diet, this shake will make your mornings all about fiber. Loaded with protein to satiate your appetite and fiber to keep you full and regular – this breakfast shake you will help you eat less throughout the day! For a beauty bonus, the flaxseed oil adds some extra shine to your hair. Dr Oz's daughter also uses it for her hair. Plus it is great for your pets coat.

Serves 4
1 banana
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup orange juice
1 container non-fat strawberry yogurt
8 baby carrots
Handful fresh spinach
2 tsp flaxseed oil
2 scoops vanilla protein powder ( any brand)
¼ cup dry oatmeal

Combine all ingredients in blender with ice. Blend until smooth and serve.