Thread: Syndrome W Diet (New)
09-30-2005, 07:00 AM #1
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Syndrome W Diet (New)
There's a new diet book out called Syndrome W. Here's a brief rundown on it, plus some info from the author's website. I thought it was interesting because it involves the "off label" use of Metformin:
Carb modified diet
No starches until 4pm
Vegetables for breakfast, lunch, dinner
Uses Metformin to target insulin resistance
No fruit juices or dried fruits
Q. What’s the book about?
Curing midlife weight gain.
Q. What will I get from reading it?
An entirely new approach to assessing – and reversing – midlife weight gain!
Q. Why is this book "ground-breaking?"
It explains for the very first time why most women who exercise regularly and eat reasonably and still add pounds each year have a metabolic defect that won’t go away without medication.
It outlines how permanent weight loss is finally possible with The Mogul Protocol. This easy-to-follow regimen targets the underlying metabolic defect by combining a few key dietary changes with a low cost, widely used prescription medication.
It provides simple strategies from a lifetime of treating overweight women that overcome all the obstacles of ALL overcommitted American women - Syndrome W and others.
Q. What is Syndrome W?
Syndrome W is a cluster of clinical symptoms that include weight gain, waist gain, and "white coat hyper-tension" (blood pressure increases in a doctor’s office) in women with nor-mal blood sugar and elevated insulin levels "hyperinsulinemia." It is the earliest indicator of diabetes down the road at a time when it’s easiest to fix.
Q. How common is Syndrome W?
Twenty-five percent of Americans are now obese and 25% of adults have The Metabolic Syndrome (also called Syndrome X), a combo of obesity with abnormalities in blood sugar, blood pressure and fats in the bloodstream. Almost all obese individuals have insulin resistance & hyperinsulinemia. Prior to reaching the later stages they have fewer symptons, they have Syndrome W. So we’re talking about a lot of people here.
Q. If Syndrome W is as common as you say, how come no one else described it?
The hallmark of Syndrome W is hyperinsulinemia – elevated insulin levels, either when fasting or in response to a standard glucose tolerance test. Since physicians in America don't routinely perform glucose tolerance tests or measure insulin levels (even in women and men at risk for diabetes) Syndrome W is hard to find! Q. How did you find Syndrome W?
Finding and defining Syndrome W was a culmination decades of research, a little bit of luck, and lots of things that came together for me:
a lifelong interest in obesity and metabolism, a preference for prevention, and a feminist perspective
an extraordinary education at pioneering academic institutions – Bryn Mawr College, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Columbia’s School of Public Health—that encouraged observation and originality in research.
a unique opportunity to talk to and track thousands of women at important transitions (adolescence and menopause) which helped define Syndrome W and its solution.
Q. Why did you write this book? To expand obesity treatment options, educate women, enable doctors, and generate funding for large-scale studies of The Mogul Protocol in diverse Americans.
Q. Would you like to see medical practice change as a result of your findings?
http://syndromew.com/pages/syndromew_faq.htmldx pcos 1984, type II diabetes 2001, also hypertension
Met 2000mg since 2001, started Glucophage XR 4/22/04, then switched to Met ER 6/04; also: multi, Vit. C, Vit. E, B12/folic acid combo, fish oil & borage oil combo, garlic capsules, cinnamon, Vitex, calcium with magnesium/zinc, biotin, CoQ10, selenium,iron
Other meds: Verapamil and Altace(for blood pressure)
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