Metabolic Syndrome Program: How to Lose Weight, Beat Heart Disease, Stop Insulin Resistance and More

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Big Belly? High Body Mass Index? High Blood Pressure?

If this sounds like you, you may be one of the millions of North Americans with Metabolic Syndrome. Predicted by medical experts as the likely number one risk factor for heart disease-Metabolic Syndrome, or MSX, describes a constellation of conditions, including those mentioned above, of which the body' resistance to insulin is a primary feature. A byproduct of obesity, 25 percent of the ...

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Overview

Big Belly? High Body Mass Index? High Blood Pressure?

If this sounds like you, you may be one of the millions of North Americans with Metabolic Syndrome. Predicted by medical experts as the likely number one risk factor for heart disease-Metabolic Syndrome, or MSX, describes a constellation of conditions, including those mentioned above, of which the body' resistance to insulin is a primary feature. A byproduct of obesity, 25 percent of the adult U.S. population is now estimated to have MSX.

The Metabolic Syndrome Program offers readers a sensible lifestyle-based approach to treating MSX. One of the first books to name and address this condition, The Metabolic Syndrome Program outlines a realistic plan of treatment-without magic pills or quick-fixes to a growing and little-known threat to public health.

The Metabolic Syndrome Program includes:

  • Facts about MSX, the risk factors associated with it and its impact on your overall health
  • The role of nutrition in combating MSX
  • The truth about fats, carbs and proteins and the balance needed to maintain optimal health
  • All the latest research on insulin resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and Cardiovascular disease-the worst outcomes of metabolic syndrome
  • Detailed information on natural supplements that can be used to combat the risk factors of MSX
  • Recipes and meal plans that will help you make the immediate lifestyle changes required if you are one of the millions at risk for MSX

"Karlene Karst has done an excellent job outlining the seriousness of obesity and insulin resistance, and their ensuing complications,while providing a nutrition and lifestyle action plan to help you get back to the basics of good health."
--Sam Graci, author of the Path to Phenomenal Health and The Food Connection

"The Metabolic Syndrome Program provides an effective comprehensive solution by detailing a clear, rational approach to a complex topic."
--Michael T. Murray, N.D., co-author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470838266
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/5/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Karlene Karst, BSc, RD [Vancouver, BC], is a leading health specialist in nutrition and natural medicine and is dedicated to improving the health of society by sharing her knowledge. Karlene holds a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a registered dietitian. She writes for health and nutrition publications and appears on radio and television shows across North America. Karlene is co-author of the national best seller, Health Fats of Life.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

PART I: THE DFAISY EXPLAINED.

Chapter 1. Metabolic Syndrome: A Weighty Issue.

PART II: GOROWING CONDITIONS.

Chapter 2. You are What You Eat.

Chapter 3. The Skinny on Fat.

Chapter 4. Carbohydrate crazy.

Chapter 5. Protein Power.

Chapter 6. Obesity and Overweight: Our Growing Waistlines.

PART III: THE ROOT TO THE LEAF.

Chapter 7. Insulin Resistance Leads to Type 2 Diabetes.

Chapter 8. Fires Within.

Chapter 9. Have a Healthy Heart.

Chapter 10. Weight Wars, be a Wise Loser: The Importance of Weight Loss.

Chapter 11. Fit to be Healthy.

Chapter 12. The Power of Natural Supplements.

Chapter 13. The Metabolic Syndrome Food Program and Eating Tips.

Appendix: Glycemic Index.

Resource Guide.

Glossary of Terms.

References.

Index.

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