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Syndrome X The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance

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ISBN-10: 0471398586

ISBN-13: 9780471398585

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jack Challem, Jack Challem, Melissa Diane Smith

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Syndrome X is caused by consuming too many high-carbohydrate processed foods. This book outlines the possible symtoms and causes, and provides a three-step plan to prevent and overcome the condition.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.20" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Syndrome X in a Nutshell
Nutrition Is Your Best Medicine
Syndrome X: The Nutritional Disease
The Food-Health Connection
The Importance of Diet
The Decline of the Diet
Understanding Glucose and Insulin
Glucose, the Body's Fuel
Insulin, the Sugar-Regulating Hormone
Insulin Resistance: When Things Go Awry
Fats and Carbohydrates in the Diet
Hope for Reversing Insulin Resistance
Syndrome X: Unconnected Symptoms, Connected Causes
The Nature of Syndrome X
The Symptoms and Warning Signs of Syndrome X
Syndrome X Research
Diabetes: The Worst Form of Insulin Resistance
One Type of Insulin-Sensitive Diet
The Secret of Living to Age 100
Beyond Syndrome X: Sugar and Insulin Overload
The Sugar Syndrome
Insulin Overload
Deficient Nutrients: The Missing Link in Syndrome X
The Case for Nutritional Therapies over Drugs
The Dangers of Pharmaceutical Drugs
Treating Nutritional Diseases Nutritionally
The Diet We Were Made For and How It Changed
An Overview of the Paleolithic Diet
Carbohydrates Past and Present
Protein Past and Present
Fats Past and Present
Micronutrients Past and Present
Physical Activity Past and Present
How Our Diet Has Changed
The Anti-X Diet and Health Program
Redefining What to Eat: The Nine Anti-X Diet Principles
Avoid Refined Carbohydrates
Eat Foods in As Natural and Fresh a State As Possible
Emphasize Nonstarchy Vegetables in Your Diet
Keep Your Intake of Natural Carbohydrate-Dense Foods Moderate or Low
Avoid Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices, Alcohol, and Other Highly Processed Drinks
Avoid Common Vegetable Oils, and Use Olive Oil Instead
Enrich Your Diet with Omega-3 Fats Whenever You Can
Steer Clear of Trans-fatty Acids
Eat Protein at Every Meal and Snack
Navigating through Restaurants and Supermarkets
Developing Restaurant Savvy
Developing Supermarket Savvy
Going the Extra Mile: Shopping in Natural-Food Stores
The Anti-X Diets and Recipes
The Basic Anti-X Diet Plan: Preventive and Mildly Therapeutic
The Anti-X Extra-Healing Diet Plan: Highly Therapeutic, for Those with Severe Insulin Resistance
Tips for Following the Anti-X Diet at Home
A Rational Approach to Fitness and Physical Activity
Comparing Physical Activity Then and Now
The Newfound Benefits of Moderate Physical Activity
How Physical Activity Helps Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance
Understanding Physical Activity in New Terms
Walking: The Best Form of Regular Physical Activity
Other Forms of Physical Activity for Variety and Fun
The Anti-X Supplement Plan
Alpha Lipoic Acid: The Master Nutrient
From Glucose to Energy
Control Your Glucose and Insulin
Alpha Lipoic Acid: The Amazing Antioxidant
Alpha Lipoic Acid for Nerve Damage
The Antiaging Effects of Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid and Its Effects on Other Disorders
How to Find and Use Alpha Lipoic Acid
Vitamin E: The Cardiovascular Nutrient
Vitamin E, Glucose, and Insulin
Staying Younger with Vitamin E
Why Vitamin E Is Good for the Heart
Vitamin E Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease
Vitamin E and Alzheimer's Disease
Vitamin E, Immunity, and Cancer
Little Known but Helpful Types of Vitamin E
Exercise Increases Vitamin E Needs
How to Buy and Use Vitamin E
Vitamin C: The Well-being Nutrient
The Glucose-Vitamin C Connection
Vitamin C Protects against Infection
Vitamin C and Heart Disease
Vitamin C, DNA Damage, and Cancer
How to Buy and Use Vitamin C
Chromium, Zinc, Magnesium, and Other Minerals
Other Minerals of Importance
Cutting Back on Copper and Iron
A Few More Helpful Nutrients
Vitamin D
Good Fats, Bad Fats
Herbal Remedies for Syndrome X
Silymarin and Milk Thistle
Bitter Melon
Gymnema Sylvestre
Other Herbs of Value in Syndrome X
Individualizing Your Anti-X Program
Customizing for Your Personal Needs
You Are under Age 35, in Good Health, and of Normal Weight
You Are over Age 35, in Good Health, and of Normal Weight
You Are in Good Health but Have Family Risk Factors for Diabetes or Heart Disease
You Have Cravings for Carbohydrates
You Have Elevated Glucose
You Have Insulin Resistance (with or without High Glucose)
You Have Hypertension
You Are 10-20 Pounds Overweight
You Are More Than 20 Pounds Overweight
You Have High Cholesterol or High Triglycerides
You Have Been Diagnosed with Syndrome X
You Have Been Diagnosed with Adult-Onset Diabetes
You Have Been Diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease
Some Final Words
Magazines and Newsletters
Suggested Health Books to Read
Companies That Produce and Sell Natural-Food Products
Companies That Sell Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbal Supplements
Testing Laboratories
Selected References