Solving Syndrome X
The following is reprinted from Dr. Murray’s Natural Facts newsletter, 2:11:2004.
Syndrome X or "metabolic syndrome" is a term that has been used to describe a cluster of metabolic risk factors in one person that include:
?Central obesity (excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen)
?Elevated triglyceride and/or low HDL cholesterol levels.
?Raised blood pressure (130/85 mmHg or higher)
?Insulin resistance (the body can't properly use insulin or blood sugar)
It is now estimated that about 60 million US adults meet the criteria for syndrome X. In addition, 18.2 million Americans have type 2 diabetes.
What is the "Big Deal" with Syndrome X?
Syndrome X is a serious disease because it is a sign of serious disruption of physiological processes. Think of it as a sign of the body in chaos. In fact, chaos is a good acronym for the various complications of syndrome X:
Coronary artery disease
Adult onset diabetes
Syndrome X carries with it a HUGE risk for suffering from these potentially catastrophic health conditions.
What Causes Syndrome X?
Syndrome X as well as type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity all can be viewed as different facets of the same disease having the same underlying dietary, lifestyle and genetic causes. The human body was simply not designed to handle the amount of refined sugar, salt,<