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Syndrome X, a modern lifestyle disease
Also known as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes. A disease caused by your body's inability to metabolize most of the food you eat, increasing the risk for obesity, hypertension, nervous system disorders, eye diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.
Late stage diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, and amputation.
Since 1990 diagnosis of type II diabetes increased by 40% and continues to rise rapidly. Insulin resistance is a silent condition affecting 60% or more of the US population, 50% of deaths in North America result from the diseases connected to insulin resistance. Allopathic medicine attributes these deaths to heart disease and cancer, both consequences of untreated syndrome X.
Foods high in glycemic index (white bread, sugar, white rice, etc).
Resistance type exercise most days for at least 20 minutes. Muscle building exercise, military type calisthenics, weight programs at the gym, if running or cycling go uphill, free style swimming.
Adaptation to stress is very important in insulin resistance. Stress promotes secretion of cortisol resulting in elevated blood sugar. Manage through spiritual practice of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.