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FLC Syndrome Symptoms & Solutions
What is FLC Syndrome? Chances are you have it.
It affects nearly half of our population. It causes gain weight and resistance to weight loss. And it causes a whole list of chronic symptoms and diseases. Yet most people have no idea what causes it or how to fix it. The truth is, most of us have experienced FLC Syndrome at some point in our lives.
FLC Syndrome is when you Feel Like Crap. Even though most doctors don’t know how to diagnose and treat it, the science of Functional Medicine provides a clear roadmap for your way out of FLC!
How Do You Know If You Have FLC Syndrome?
You have FLC Syndrome if you have any of these symptoms:
- Excess weight around the middle (belly fat)
- Crave sugar and refined carbs
- Binge on sugar or junk food
- Yo-yo dieting where you keep gaining back the weight
- Tired and sluggish
- Brain fog
- Joint pain or muscle aches
- Bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation
- Congestion, sinus problems, asthma
- Allergies or autoimmune diseases
- Skin problems—acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Mood problems like anxiety, depression, or insomnia
- Memory problems
- Low sex drive or function
- Just “feel like crap”
The fact is, most of us are only a few days away from feeling well, from ending sugar and carb cravings, from having control over our bodies, only a few days away from getting our body back to its original factory settings.
Food Is a Drug
There is a solution. It is one of the greatest medical advances of the 21st century.
It is this: Food is the most powerful drug on the planet.
The wrong food will make you sick (FLC Syndrome) and the right food will transform your body in just a few days. Food is medicine, and what you put at the end of your fork is far more powerful than anything you will find in a prescription bottle.
After nearly three decades of medical practice and research and seeing over 15,000 patients, performing extensive metabolic and nutritional testing, and synthesizing thousands of research papers on the root causes of disease and FLC Syndrome, of weight gain, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes, or what I like to call “diabesity,” I created a simple 10-day plan that can quickly reverse FLC Syndrome and help you lose significant amounts of weight quickly, safely, and sustainably.
The result is The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet.
We did a trial on 600 people, and here are their results:
- Lost over 4000 pounds in 10 days (average of about 8 pounds each)
- Blood sugar dropped an average of 20 points
- Blood pressure dropped an average of 10 points
- Ended sugar and carb cravings
- Reduction of all symptoms from all diseases by 62% in 10 days (FLC Syndrome)—there is no drug on the planet that can achieve those results
- Many went on to lose 50 to 100 pounds and reverse type 2 diabetes and many other health problems as they continued on the program
The Secret of The 10-Day Detox Diet
The secret of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet is this: we simply swap out processed foods, sugar, flour, and inflammatory foods and add delicious, whole, fresh, real, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying food, and the body does the rest.
The food industry’s dirty little secret is that they have intentionally hooked us on addictive, hyper-processed, hyper-palatable, “food-like” substances that have hijacked our taste buds, hormones, our brain chemistry, and our metabolism.
The scientific verdict is in: sugar and flour and processed foods are highly biologically addictive. In fact, sugar has proven to be eight times as addictive as cocaine. Think cocaine cookies, morphine muffins, or heroin lollypops.
The 10-Day Detox Diet is a goof-proof, step-by-step, science-based program that resets your hormones and brain chemistry and quickly lets you take ownership back over your body. The truth is, our biology has been held hostage by food terrorism, and The 10-Day Detox Diet is a Navy SEAL raid taking it back. And it doesn’t take long.
If you are thinking you can’t give up sugar or bread for 10 days, then, for sure, you are an addict. If you start wondering about artificial sweeteners or alternatives to sugars, it is a profound clue that you don’t own your body anymore—the food industry does.
Here’s one participant’s story. It can be yours, too. And it is just 10 days away.
“I was a sugar and carbohydrate addict. I couldn’t go a day without something sugary. I was like a vampire…I had to have it! I sensed, though, that if could go a few days without it, I could get past it.
I started the 10-Day Detox and was surprised that I didn’t crave sugar. But the way the food plan was designed, I didn’t feel hungry or anxious in any way. I was calm, the food was good, and I didn’t miss the bad stuff I was eating.
Every day I was on the program, I felt more in control…that the food wasn’t in control. Before, I used to think, ‘I know eating this food is bad for me, I know I shouldn’t have it, and yet, I can’t NOT have it.’ I couldn’t stop. I didn’t understand that the food literally had physical control over me and that my willpower—even though I had it—wasn’t enough. I didn’t realize that I was so entrenched in the addiction of the processed foods. They’re right with that commercial, you can’t have just one! You’re sitting there eating it, knowing you shouldn’t, yet you cannot stop. I noticed right away that I felt like I was in control over the food, and that was a huge shift.”
A Simple Plan for 10 Days
The program is simple—the daily schedule and theme, the meals and menu plan, set you up for automatic success. You learn what to let go of and what to add into your life. The food, lifestyle practices, journaling, tracking, community support are all scientifically designed to give you a jump start to health and weight loss, to end cravings for sugar and carbs, reverse diabesity, and put an end to FLC Syndrome for good.
You will also learn how to design your life and health for long-term success. And the food rocks—one person called it “Detox for Foodies.” It is not about bland, boring diet food but about abundance, pleasure, and deliciousness.
Why It Is Not Your Fault You Are Overweight
The era of blaming overweight people for being lazy gluttons is over. That is exactly what our government and the food industry would have use believe by saying its all about personal responsibility, all about moderation, that there are no good or bad foods, that all we need to do is exercise more and eat less.
But here’s the truth: there are bad foods, there are toxic and addictive foods we should not be eating, and 100 calories of almonds is VERY different from 100 calories of soda. Any fifth grader knows that. But most nutrition experts, doctors, and our policy makers still haven’t figured out that a calorie is not a calorie! Some calories make us sick and fat, and some make us thin and healthy.
In my book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, I expose the lies that keep us fat and sick and use the latest science to help you end FLC Syndrome forever! You can order it right now and get these great bonus gifts to jumpstart your program:
- In the Kitchen with Dr. Mark Hyman – in this 3-part online video series, Dr. Hyman teaches you how to cook amazingly delicious healing foods quickly.
- The Missing Ingredient Report – Why we get stuck and how we can sustain our weight loss goals
- Dieting 101 Guide – Dr. Hyman reviews the top 10 weight loss programs to share what works and what doesn’t and WHY?
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD