Chronic disease has reached epidemic proportions.
For the first time in history, more people die from chronic disease than infectious disease. We’ve cured polio, but heart disease is still on the rise.
According to the CDC, chronic conditions affect half the adult population. This results in “adverse health outcomes, increased health care needs, and higher medical costs.”
The CDC affirms many people experience “multiple chronic conditions (MCC)”. This has added “a layer of complexity to […] prevention and intervention strategies.”
Our modern medical system is designed for “one symptom, one drug”. This symptom-oriented approach is a poor match for multiple chronic conditions. Drugs treat symptoms, but they don’t treat the underlying causes of disease.
And drugs are known for their dangerous side effects and contraindications. The word “contraindications” means “they don’t play well together”.
The most prominent of multiple chronic conditions is metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a major contributor to heart disease risk and type II diabetes. 1 of 3 adults in the United States suffers from metabolic syndrome.
You may have it if you have any of these conditions:
- Elevated glucose levels and insulin resistance,
- Lipid imbalances marked by high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol,
- High blood pressure,
- Central obesity (“an apple shape”), and
- Chronic inflammation
Where Do You Turn For Help?
Conventional wisdom tells you to “remember the basics.” They tell you “the only way to reduce visceral fat is to lose weight — and the only way to do that is to burn up more calories with exercise than you take in from food. Sustained weight loss requires both caloric restriction and increased exercise.”
I can tell you from first hand experience that’s a recipe for failure. If you want to know how to lose weight and keep it off, schedule a confidential call with me.