Diabesity (the spectrum from mild insulin resistance to end state diabetes) now affects over one billion people worldwide. From 1983 to 2008 there has been a seven-fold increase in diabetes world-wide, its most extreme form. Metabolic syndrome and it consequences including cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia is emerging as the major driver of most chronic diseases of aging. Up to fifty percent of diabetics and nearly all pre-diabetic are undiagnosed. Current strategies of pharmacologic intervention have proven ineffective or harmful. Emerging research clarifies underlying causes of this pandemic of insulin resistance including our refined, nutrient poor, high glycemic load diet, sedentary lifestyle and chronic stress. Novel etiologic factors including environmental toxins, food sensitivities, hormonal dysregulation, gut microbiology, latent infections, nutrient deficiencies and abnormal gene expression provide important diagnostic considerations and avenues for therapeutic intervention.
The webinar will explore a whole systems approach based on functional medicine and provide a methodology for a comprehensive approach to this life-threatening and economically crippling modern disease.
Dr. Mark Hyman is a family physician and an internationally recognized leader in addressing the root causes of chronic illness. He is the bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution, UltraMetabolism, The UltraMind Solution, and The UltraSimple Diet, and coauthor of UltraPrevention. He serves as the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is on the board of directors of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, where he is also a faculty member.
To register for the free webinar, go to https://www.metagenics.com/events/diabesity-a-functional-medicine-approach_thu-06-13-2013-400pm