Metabolic Syndrome Prevention Tips

Today, experts believe metabolic syndrome can explain most illnesses and health events that are killing us today; events like a heart attack for instance. The signs that someone has metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, obesity, low good cholesterol (HDL) levels, and most obviously fat accumulation around the waist commonly referred to as belly fat. It is estimated that as many as one out of six Americans is living with some form of metabolic syndrome. Most … Continue reading

Complications of Metabolic Syndrome

Complications of Metabolic Syndrome

There are several serious complications of Metabolic Syndrome. I think Metabolic Syndrome itself would be easier to remember if it were about a specific condition. Instead, it is about a combination of conditions. “Metabolic Syndrome” is the common term for a combination of conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess belly fat, and abnormal triglyceride levels. It can increase your risk for we all want to avoid; diseases like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. It’s a serious … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Walnuts

Health Benefits of Walnuts I like walnuts although my husband does not. I had no idea about all the health benefits of walnuts! Because I do the food prep for both of us, going forward walnuts will be included; we’ll just hope they are an acquired taste! There’s an interesting article I came across I want to share with you from the Harvard Gazette about the health benefits of walnuts. They are impressively healthy little nuts, and it’s worth taking … Continue reading

Five Tips to Help Reduce Blood Pressure

Five Tips to Help Reduce Blood Pressure I love to hear from people who read this column!  My goal with this writing and sharing is to make a difference in your lives and in your health. So, when I received an email from Joe this week, I wanted to thank him and address one of the things he and his wife are working on: managing blood pressure.  Here are five tips to help reduce blood pressure. Because a significant risk … Continue reading