The X Factor: How Fast Can It Ruin Your Life?
It was absolutely embarrassing! I couldnt stay awake. After eating a normal breakfast lunch or dinner I was out like a light. No I am not talking about the Thanksgiving turkey tryptophan thing that is the brunt of so many jokes-this was not funny at all.
I tried to cope with this for over a year until one day driving in town on a busy street in broad daylight- I fell asleep at the wheel. That was bad enough but as it happened my fiance was with me to witness the event. Fortunately the worst that happened was I scared the hell out of both of us. That did it- I had to get some help.
I went to see a health practitioner who knew immediately what I had-Syndrome X.
I still remember going home to see what else I could find out about Syndrome X besides the take home literature which was very scant. It was not a common term for sure. There just wasnt much information out there in 1995.
In a nutshell this ominous sounding term refers to a group of symptoms centered on insulin resistance. Without making it too confusing Ill try to explain.
After a meal someone with Syndrome X will have elevated...