How were you feeling, physically and mentally, before you discovered Pritikin this past March? CH: I didn’t feel good, and my visits with my regular doctor weren’t getting to the bottom of things. I was at the point where I had to start taking a statin to control my cholesterol. For the past six months,…
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Reverse Metabolic Syndrome
“I think the biggest takeaway from this latest research is, don’t be complacent,” sums up Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “If you’re putting on weight, especially belly fat, it’s important to act even if your blood test results are suggesting that everything’s okay. Chances are, everything will not be okay in the months and years to come.”
“Do I have the metabolic syndrome?” Find out. Having the metabolic syndrome greatly increases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and other problems. The good news: the syndrome can be reversed with healthy lifestyle changes.
New research found lower reading and math scores and other measures of cognitive ability among U.S. teens with the Metabolic Syndrome. What is the Metabolic Syndrome, and what can we do about it?
Do you have the Metabolic Syndrome? You need to find out because having it greatly increases your risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and other woes. The good news: You can very likely clean up this metabolic mess with the Pritikin Program.
Lifestyle changes are significantly more effective than drugs for preventing the Metabolic Syndrome, a cluster of problems that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a large federally-funded study of 3,234 men and women.
The Harvard Medical School hosted a Nutrition Symposium entitled “Metabolic Syndrome and Onset of Cancer” and invited top scientists nationwide to present their new research findings. One of the invited speakers was UCLA scientist James Barnard, PhD, who has published more than 100 studies on the effectiveness of the Pritikin Program.
The Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is not a disease, per se. Rather, it is a cluster of factors (see below) that are an important warning sign because the syndrome can lead to diabetes as well as heart disease. In the next decade, predicts Dr. David Heber, Director of UCLA’s Center for Human Nutrition, roughly 80% of all heart disease will be due to the Metabolic Syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Even if blood sugar levels never go high enough to be classified as diabetes, the Metabolic Syndrome still promotes heart disease.
UCLA scientists found that the healthy lifestyle taught at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa not only controlled the Metabolic Syndrome but also reversed it. There is no magic pill that cleans up the cluster of problems called Metabolic Syndrome, a condition now epidemic in the U.S. More than 64 million Americans have the Metabolic Syndrome (roughly one in four adults) and 40% of adults over age 40. More and more kids are being diagnosed with the syndrome as well.