Syndrome X and cardiometabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) covers a series of health problems, each of which involve poor metabolism and, particularly, insulin resistance.
This syndrome is characterized by the gradual development of symptoms, such as high LDL cholesterol, increased triglycerides, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar. When two or more of these symptoms are present and there has been weight gain in the trunk (i.e. a "flat tire" around the abdomen), this indicates metabolic syndrome.
Several factors cause this phenomenon, which is on the rise, including a lack of exercise, andropause (in men), menopause (in women), sugar consumption and stress.
Be sure to eat protein at every meal. Reduce your consumption of simple sugars (e.g. white and brown sugar, honey). Eat at least 3 meals a day.
- DC 22 or DC 37
- DC 47
- DC 52
- See the following sections: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Diabetes and Stress.