What you can do for your health that your doctor can’t
According to Dr. Steven Masley, author of The 30-Day Heart Tune Up: A Breakthrough Medical Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, metabolic diseases have replaced infectious diseases as the worldwide plague of the 21st Century. Currently, this crucial information is only known within the Functional Medicine community. Doctors in the Functional Medicine community practice a whole systems approach to health, which is why they connected the dots between Metabolic Syndrome, chronic diseases and particular risk factors such as an expanding waistline (even though an individual may be eating well and exercising), high triglycerides, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure.
After years of research and more than 250 interviews with doctors using this approach, the dots also connected for me regarding the connection between chronic disease, symptoms and risk factors that fall under the umbrella of Metabolic Syndrome.
This global epidemic – now recognized largely only as obesity, pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes in 188 countries around the word – is a “perfect storm” of health risks factors that are more like an invisible ticking health bomb. An estimated 57 million individuals are unaware that they have Metabolic Syndrome until it is too late. Largely the result of a high carbohydrate/low fat diet and sedentary lifestyle, it begins with inflammation, high blood sugar, and insulin resistance. Unaddressed, it escalates into Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity, fatty liver disease, Alzheimer’s, some cancers and even infertility.
After interviewing Dr. Caroline Cederquist, director of a renowned medical weight loss clinic in Naples, Florida, there was no question that it was time to partner with Judy Seeger, a retired naturopath, and organize a public awareness campaign that included a free online Metabolic Revolution Summit. Within a one-year period, 89 percent of Dr. Cederquists’s patients – men, women, and children – had blood tests that showed markers for Metabolic Syndrome.
The free online Metabolic Revolution Summit, held August 25-27, 2014, featured 12 nationally recognized experts:
- Dr. Mark Hyman, author of The 10-Day Detox Diet and The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook
- Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain
- Brian Mowll, DC, author of Core Nutrition to Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
- Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, a widely referenced, open-access natural medicine database
- Dr. Wolf Funfack and the Metabolic Balance Team
- Dr. Stephen Sinatra, author of Metabolic Cardiology and The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook
- JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, author of The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook
- Dr. Rashid Buttar, author of The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away
- Dr. James Forleo, author of Heath is Simple, Disease is Complicated
- Dr. Steven Masley, author of The 30-day Heart Tune Up
- Dr. Caroline Cederquist, author of The MD Factor
- Syliva Egel, Metabolic Balance education director
These are experts who know that simple lifestyle changes can begin reversing Metabolic Syndrome risk factors within just two weeks.
My passion about people having the knowledge and power to diffuse their ticking health bomb stems from circumstances in my family. My grandmother, who died of heart disease, was obese and diabetic. My sister-in-law and one of my best friends are pre-diabetic. My brother has cancer and my mom has early stages of Alzheimer’s. All of these diseases fall under the umbrella of Metabolic Syndrome.
Even though the Metabolic Revolution Summit aired August 25-27, 2014, it is still available online. You can still listen and repeat this mantra: “My health is my responsibility. Reversing the serious consequences of Metabolic Syndrome with lifestyle changes is up to me. My doctor is my guide.” Now, please listen and learn how.
For more information and to purchase access to the summit, visit the Metabolic Revolution Summit order page.
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