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Metabolic Derangement

Metabolic Syndrome –  a combination of medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It affects one in five people in the United States and prevalence increases with age. Some studies have shown the prevalence in the USA to be an estimated 25% of the population. – Wikepedia

My intention was to get a clear cut definition of metabolic derangement. What I found was a mine field of symptoms under many names all leading back to the general term metabolic derangement.

The following is part of a  CFJ article that I thought was fitting:

Anyone who wants the full benefit and results of CrossFit must understand–and then act on the information–that nutrition is the foundation for all the other work you do in the name of athletic development and elite health. The key, of course, is hormones, which regulate how the body stores and releases energy and repairs itself. And, as far as hormones are concerned, food is a drug–a very powerful drug. It is the regulator for your body’s internal teeter-totter, where the interdependent levels of “good” and “bad” hormones pivot on the food you take in. The simple CrossFit nutrition prescription–“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar”–will deliver you from metabolic derangement (i.e., hyperinsulinemia, Syndrome X, and their relatives) and keep you generally well. – Nicole Carroll – CrossFit Co-Director of Training.

I recommend everyone do a search on this term. What you find is intimidating and it all revolves around nutrition. If we aren’t eating right we open ourselves up to an onslaught of disease. Our quest continues for eating “right”.