Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. But it does mean you have a greater risk of serious diseases. The key markers to test for metabolic health are blood sugar levels, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and waist-to-hip ratio. If you or your loved ones are dealing with any of these conditions and are looking to reverse diabetes or reduce future risk, then you are in the right place. Timely intervention in terms of diet, lifestyle habits, and management of stress can reverse diabetes in most people and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Think of Type-2 Diabetes, Insulin resistance, High blood pressure, Non-alcoholic fatty liver, High cholesterol and triglycerides, High uric acid, Obesity and Heart diseases!
In today's world, we consume more processed, refined, and sugar-laden foods than ever before. Many of us don’t even realize it, because sugar is everywhere in our food culture, and it comes with many different names. Imagine an analogy of your body as a train engine, so the engine is getting more and more dump of fuel (i.e., glucose from food) and trying to convert it into energy. The engine would break down with all the excess fuel being loaded into it. It would start resisting it, in the process of protecting itself. This is what is happening to our bodies. Excess energetic precursors like glucose can wreck up our bodies’ machinery and are at the root of a vast amount of disease and suffering globally.
Directly, metabolic dysfunction looks like obesity (dysfunctional fat storage), insulin resistance and diabetes (dysfunctional glucose processing), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (dysfunctional management of glucose and fat in the liver), cancer (cancer cells thrive on excess sugar), Alzheimer’s disease (now being called Type-3 Diabetes, with evidence of insulin resistance in the brain), cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke (damage to vessels from inflammation and excess glucose), and chronic kidney disease (vessels of the kidney impaired by excess glucose).
But more indirectly, poor metabolic health can look like the full spectrum of daily discomforts of modern living that keep us from reaching our full potential and goals: fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise endurance, infertility, balding, erectile dysfunction, acne, chronic pain, increased appetite, and more.
Metabolic syndrome is not only affected by diet and lifestyle but also the health of the gut microbiota can also play a part. We work closely with clients to correct the foundational imbalances that may be at play in reversing or managing metabolic conditions.
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