"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." -Hippocrates
Dr. Pamela Phillips' doctorial dissertation was written based on her study of Metabolic Syndrome X. Simply put, Metabolic Syndrome X is a group of conditions that put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. These conditions are:
• High blood pressure
• High blood glucose (sugar) levels
• High levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in your blood
• Low levels of HDL, the good cholesterol in your blood
• Too much fat around your midsection
It is believed that the cause of Metabolic Syndrome X may be insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone your body produces to help you turn sugar into energy for your body. If you are insulin resistant, too much sugar builds up in your blood, setting the stage for diseases like Type II Diabetes and its by-product, Heart Disease.
With the correct diet and exercise, Type II Diabetes can be REVERSED! Yes, if you are currently on insulin, you may be able to discontinue insulin after implementing proper diet and exercise. Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out more about how we can help you manage your diabetes.