Saturday, February 12, 2011

Syndrome X

It sounds like a spooky formula for world destruction doesn't it? Basically, it's insulin resistance, combined with other scary symptoms, all of which are common in people with PCOS. I heard about it years ago, but never really did anything about it.

I have been fatigued, weak, bloated, depressed (although that has something to do with some other things going on lately), and generally feeling like poop. I think a big portion of it has to do with my diet sucking lately. I have been drinking cola and energy drinks, and eating a lot of crappy food. I guess I am getting older, because 5 years ago, that wouldn't have effected me at all. Now, I feel completely depleted. That is the best word to use to describe how I feel; depleted.

These recent events have made me more concerned than ever, so I have decided to take the bull by the horns, and bought a book, Syndrome X. So far, basically it sounds like I need to do a Glycemic index diet, with items with GI numbers lower than 55, and supplement with things like zinc and chromium. Pretty simple.
Tonight is grocery night, so we will start there!