I have heard something similar - that a higher percentage of women with PCOS have gluten intolerance compared to the general population and that PCOS often responds well to a reduction in gluten intake.
Personally I don't think I'd put a great deal of stock in the opinion of someone who charge $2500 for a first visit - that seems like daylight robbery and I would question their motives.
Good on you for having the perseverance to stick to such a diet - that must be hard! I try and keep my carbs around the 60 g a day mark, though somedays I do more like 20g. I haven't noticed any decrease in brain function compared to either days when I am closer to 150 g vs 60g or even 20g and my brain gets a good workout - more often than not it's knee deep (if brains had knees) in post-doc research papers, scientific journal articles etc. I really don't know about those kind of quotes (the brain NEEDS 135g CHO a day to function properly). Everyone is different. Women with PCOS obviously have severe metabolic dyscrasias so it's possible that we may be an exception to the rule.
Come to think of it - my brain tends to work better on the lower carb days. Often after a carb meal (50g or so from veges only and no potatoes in that either) I feel really lethargic and sleepy and have a lot more trouble focusing.
The brain is 60% fat - fatty acids. Who knows what we will find out in the future about what the brain needs to function optimally?
Edited by: BELROSA at: 10/12/2009 (00:51)