Diet Tips for Metabolic Syndrome

When you’ve been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, your health care professional will likely prescribe a few lifestyle changes to get you heading in the right direction. He or she may also prescribe medication such as low-dose aspirin to help with blockages and cholesterol-reducing meds to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. I hope your doctor also suggests some diet tips for metabolic syndrome. If you want to avoid medications and reverse metabolic syndrome, you can try changing your … Continue reading

Exercise Tips for Metabolic Syndrome

If you’ve been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, more than likely, you have too much fat around your waist, high blood triglycerides, low HDL (good cholesterol), high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Here are some exercise tips for metabolic syndrome…to avoid it, that is! Exercise is always a plus, and it’s even more important if you are trying to back off from the damage metabolic syndrome has in store for you. * Try Aerobic Exercise – Aerobic exercise gets your … Continue reading

Eight Tips to Avoid Sedentary Behavior

  Aside from making poor dietary choices, one of the worst things you can do for your health is to be sedentary. I am so guilty of this and have to stay on myself all the time. Being sedentary means that you spend most of your time sitting or lying down regardless of what you’re doing – whether it’s reading, gaming, watching TV, or working. Personally, I spend too much time sitting in front of my laptop. Training yourself not … Continue reading

Metabolic Syndrome Prevention Tips

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 to Ask Your Doctor about Metabolic Syndrome

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Metabolic Syndrome

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Metabolic Syndrome One thing to realize about any health condition is that even though our bodies seem the same, everyone is different. Because of this, medications and diet affect everyone differently. Here are some questions to ask your doctor about Metabolic Syndrome. Be sure to also ask specific questions about your case as they arise. 1. What Are the Complications of Metabolic Syndrome? – Everyone is at risk for different types of consequences and … 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?

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

My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation

How My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation How would you feel if you flew 3000 miles for vacation and spent it watching your husband sleep off the side effects of a prescription cholesterol medication? It was 2012, and we had come out to California for my niece’s wedding. After the event, we headed down to San Diego to enjoy a few days vacation before heading back home to New England, but my husband’s cholesterol ruined our vacation. This one particular … Continue reading