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June 2013 newsletter

Silent Killers - Syndrome X

Syndrome X is very much a medical fact often referred to as insulin resistance syndrome or the metabolic syndrome

Syndrome X - the reason why you may be feeling tired, fuzzy-minded and generally lousy and unhealthy

Even worse, Syndrome X is now considered a major risk factor for certain life-threatening diseases

What is Syndrome X?

Syndrome X is a cluster of health problems that can include insulin resistance (the inability to properly deal with dietary carbohydrates and sugars), abnormal blood fats (such as elevated cholesterol and triglycerides) and other health problems. Having Syndrome X does not necessarily mean that you will experience any symptoms and therefore most people with the disease do not even know they have it.

How will you be at risk?

Being overweight, particularly around the abdominal area may also predispose you to insulin resistance. If you become insulin resistant, you may run the risk of developing Syndrome X. Physical inactivity and a nutrient-poor diet, low in fibre and disease fighting antioxidants and high in refined carbohydrates may also be involved in the development of this disease

The good news is that preliminary evidence suggests that lifestyle factors - including diet, exercise and an intelligent supplement regime - can play a key role in reducing both the risk of developing Syndrome X and the potentially deadly consequences of the condition if you have it.

Why supplement?

Some people wonder why good nutrition cannot be obtained from a balanced diet alone. While it's true that proper nutrition is the foundation of good health, the food we eat can lose most of its nutrition before it even reaches the digestive tract. Why? It's often grown in mineral depleted soil, isn't fresh by the time we buy it or is too refined and processed. The result is mediocre food stripped of vital minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, the processed foods we eat lack enzymes - vital components that helps us digest and assimilate any nutrients we ingest.

CELLFOOD® and the power of oxygen

The energy powerhouses of our cells, mitochondria, produce an oxygen and energy rich compound called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) in response to the body's need for fuel. Studies have shown that an age-related decline in mitochondrial function and ATP production is directly related to the development of insulin resistance1. In addition, skeletal muscle that exhibits good oxidative capacity is associated with greater insulin sensitivity2. Bearing this in mind, the possible link between CELLFOOD® and a reduction in the incidence of Syndrome X becomes apparent, because CELLFOOD® supplies us with the oxygen needed to boost mitochondrial energy production.

The oxygen, combined with hydrogen and 129 vital nutrients (78 minerals, 34 enzymes, 17 amino acids and electrolytes) in CELLFOOD® cleans, tones and builds the cells and tissues throughout the day, giving your body the power to fight back.

In addition, CELLFOOD® acts as a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger and has been shown to reduce blood fat levels, enhance digestive and metabolic processes make organs more resistant and reduce the risk of disease.

Refs:
1. Petersen KF, Befroy D, Dufour S, Dziura J, Arijan C, Rothman DL, DiPietro L, Cline GW, Shulman GI: Mitochondrial disfunction in the elderly: possible role in insulin resistance. Science 300 :1140 -1142,2003
2.Bruce CR, Anderson MJ, Carey AL, Newman DG, Bonen A, Kriketos AD, Cooney GJ, Hawley JA: Muscle oxidative capacity is a better predictor of insulin sensitivity than lipid status. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88 :5444 -5451,2003

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