Do you feel tired even after a good night’s sleep? Do you rely on snacks and coffee to get you through the day? Are you counting calories but still piling on extra inches around your waist? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, you might have fallen victim to the little-known condition – metabolic syndrome aka Syndrome X, dysmetabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance syndrome. You may have never heard about it, but according to the recent surveys, every one in five Americans has this condition.
The definition of metabolic Syndrome X encompasses a bunch of risk factors that lead to such dangerous conditions as diabetes, polycystic ovaries, cataracts, gallstones, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer. When caught early on, Syndrome X is easy to reverse. However, if left untreated, the condition can be fatal. Who is in the risk group? Though metabolic syndrome does not discriminate by gender, it affects more women than men because they are more into dieting. Cutting out fat and increasing the amount of refined carbohydrates spikes up the sugar levels, slowly leading to insulin resistance.
Make sure to schedule a doctor’s appointment if you have noticed that:
The metabolic Syndrome X symptoms often present themselves in obese or overweight people, patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes, smokers, and people who lead sedentary lifestyles with very little physical activity. Does any of that sound like you? If yes, it is not too late to make a change!
Just 200 hundred years ago, the average daily consumption of sugar was limited to two spoons. These days, we eat close to 40 spoons of sugar every day. If you find it hard to believe, just open your pantry and check the food labels. Most likely, you will find tons of sugar hiding in savory products where you would never think to look for it. Almost any modern day snack contains up to 15 spoons of refined sugar. Such large amounts of glucose put a lot of strain on our bodies that work overtime trying to keep blood sugar levels within the norm. To do this, the body releases insulin that carries sugar to cells so that it is burned for energy. But with time the cells develop insensitivity to insulin, causing the body to produce more and more of it to transfer sugar. Eventually, this leads to insulin resistance, resulting in glucose not being burned for energy but stored as fat instead. This explains the link between Syndrome X and diabetes as well as obesity.
Luckily, you don’t necessarily require medication to beat insulin resistance and restore your health. At the early stages, the dysmetabolic syndrome is easily treatable with a few lifestyle adjustments:
Start by cutting out refined carbohydrates. This means no more white bread, pizza, white rice, muffins, pastries, and cookies. A Syndrome X diet meal plan should include whole-grain bread, pasta, and cereal as well as a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, protein, and good fats.
Give Syndrome X no chance by increasing your physical activity to 30 minutes 5 days a week. How to incorporate more exercise into your life? Use stairs instead of an elevator, park a few blocks away from your office and ditch your remote to have an extra reason to get up from the sofa. Download a pedometer app to your smartphone to track your activity and aim for 1000 steps a day.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is the newest method of natural treatment for a host of diseases including metabolic syndrome. The PEMF device like Almag-2 emits electromagnetic impulses that mimic the Earth’s magnetic field. The treatment is absolutely safe. It helps to improve circulation and restore the damaged cells, bringing insulin production back to norm and helping your body burn sugar as energy – not store it in fat cells. The PEMF device is portable, and you can use it whenever and wherever you want. With just 30 minutes of therapy daily, you will slowly see the metabolic syndrome X symptoms go away never to come back again. Contact us for more details on PEMF treatment for insulin resistance.