If you're aging prematurely, getting fatter, feeling sluggish, and watching your blood pressure and cholesterol sneak upwards, you may have "Syndrome X," claim the authors, who say that up to 60 million North Americans have it.
"Syndrome X is primarily a nutritional disease caused by eating the wrong foods," they write.
The mysterious-sounding "Syndrome X" refers to a group of health problems including insulin resistance ("the inability to properly deal with dietary carbohydrates such as sugars"), plus at least one additional problem, such as abnormal blood fats (elevated cholesterol or triglycerides), overweight, and/or high blood pressure.
Insulin resistance is "a diet-caused hormonal logjam that interferes with your body's ability to efficiently burn the food you eat." According to the authors, you probably have this problem, and if you do, eating processed carbohydrates are the root of it.
Pastries, pastas, breakfast cereals, soft drinks--these refined carbos are the enemy.
The book warns you that you probably suffer from insulin resistance (please get a blood test instead of relying on the admittedly unscientific questionnaire in the book, which makes everyone suspect who eats cereal or drinks fruit juice).
Then the authors jump on the high-protein, low carb bandwagon.
For more information about the title Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance, read the full description at Amazon.com, or see the following related books:
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