Insulin Resistance Menu

(aka Metabolic Syndrome)

Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Syndrome-X or Insulin Resistance syndrome, is a collection of symptoms believed to be related by a common connection to elevated blood insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia).  It is characterized by the following symptoms:

  1. High blood pressure (hypertension)

  2. Abnormal lipid panel (low HDL, elevated LDL and triglycerides)

  3. central obesity (fat around the middle of the body)

  4. High blood insulin (hyperinsulinemia)

  5. angina (chest pain).

and may involve the following disorders:

  1. Coronary heart disease (CHD),

  2. Diabetes (Type-2)

  3. Atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries due to plaque formation),

Your gut microbes may play a very important role in development of, and healing from insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes. See Mercola’s article for more: The Microbiome and Neurological, Alzheimer’s, Auto-Immune, Blood Sugar Disorders (my title) (Mercola’s title is The Importance of Gut Health for Prevention and Treatment of “Incurable” Neurological Disorders). This involves fecal transplants and other improvements in gut microbes.


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by Catherine M. Haug,  August, 2007