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

Questions about Metabolic Syndrome

It’s important to get answers to any questions you may have about metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, or syndrome X, is a metabolic disorder that can cause a variety of serious health conditions including hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity, heart attack and stroke. It’s characterized by having excess belly fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and poor cholesterol ratios. Poor cholesterol ratios usually refers to HDL that is too low and LDL that is too high. If you believe you’re at … Continue reading

Is Metabolic Syndrome Inherited?

Is metabolic syndrome inherited? Epigenetics, your best friend or your serious enemy? Are you someone, or do you know someone who says, “Everyone in my family is overweight” or “Everyone in my family is diabetic”? Did you know, regardless of your gene pool, you have control over whether your genes manifest as disease or not based on your food and your environmental choices? Sometimes you end up with the tendency to develop metabolic syndrome through no fault of your own … Continue reading

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

For some reason, I had a hard time understanding what metabolic syndrome was when I first heard about it. Was it a disease, a condition? It seemed to be important, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. This is the reason I decided to create a series of articles in case you are a bit baffled by exactly what it is and what it means for your health, both today and tomorrow. Metabolic syndrome very simply is a … Continue reading

Inflammation and Heart Health

Complications of Metabolic Syndrome

Inflammation and Heart Health Inflammation affects just about every aspect of your health and wellness. Today I want to discuss inflammation and heart health. Very simply, inflammation is your body’s natural response when attempting to protect itself from injury or disease. When inflammation is acute, it can save you by protecting your body from infection. In the short-term, it rids your body of harmful intruders and restores you to health. It’s when inflammation stays with you on a slow burn … Continue reading

Topical Toxins and Inflammation

Environmental and Topical Toxins Environmental toxins as well as the types of foods we eat factor into the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases. Did you know your skin is your largest organ?  What comes in contact with your skin can make you or break you.  I’m talking about topical toxins found in your creams, soaps, shampoos, nail polish, laundry detergent, cleaning products in your home and so on. You can begin immediately to change your environment today, and you can … Continue reading

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs

Inflammation Joint Pain and Eggs

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs – Eliminate One Food and Your Joints May Stop Aching Today I want to revisit a subject I wrote about more than two years ago.  I decided to bring it up again as it’s become an issue for me recently.  The subject is inflammation, joint pain and eggs. I had written about my affinity for eggs and how, with my change in diet, I had been a bit challenged as to what to have for … Continue reading

What is a low inflammatory diet?

What is a low inflammatory diet? Surprisingly enough, you hear about a low inflammatory diet quite frequently now.  It’s not complicated. In fact, it’s so simple that in our processed food world ironically, it’s confusing. There are so many diets on the market.  Watching TV in January makes me crazy because of all the diet gimmicks and programs that are advertised after the holidays when many of us have eaten too much of the wrong foods, and we’ve gained excess … Continue reading

Inflammation and Cholesterol

Inflammation and Cholesterol Today I want to share with you some information about cholesterol.  Cholesterol, by the way, is not a bad thing.  In fact, cholesterol is your friend, and you need it. Before you think I’ve totally lost it, allow me to explain a bit about inflammation and cholesterol. Why in the world would cholesterol be a good thing?  Isn’t our goal to get rid of it, or to get our cholesterol levels as low as possible? Cholesterol is … Continue reading

What are the Different Kinds of Inflammation

What are the Different Kinds of Inflammation? Recent headlines show that awareness is growing about the connection between chronic inflammation and many serious health conditions. In fact, it appears that chronic inflammation may be the cause – rather than a symptom – of these conditions. It’s important to realize you can eat to avoid inflammation! Did you know there are different kinds of inflammation, and not all of them are bad? It’s true! One type of inflammation actually allows our … Continue reading