What is Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is a group of symptoms when accompanying each other increase the risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Other names for metabolic Syndrome are Dysmetabolic syndrome, Hypertriglyceridemic waist, Insulin resistance syndrome, Obesity syndrome, and Syndrome X.
Below is a list of the risk factors associated with Metabolic Syndrome. If you have three or more of these risk factors, you may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.
- A large waistline with excess abdominal fat
- High triglyceride levels
- Low HDL cholesterol level
- High blood pressure
- High fasting glucose
Insulin resistance may also increase your risk for metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body is unable to use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps move blood sugar into cells where it’s used for energy. Insulin resistance can lead to type two diabetes and it is associated with excess weight and obesity.
Your lifestyle matters
Metabolic syndrome is closely linked to what you do and eat every day. Abdominal obesity is both a cause and risk factors as it’s commonly associated with insulin resistance. Sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. An unhealthy diet leads to obesity, increases inflammation, and contributes to every aspect of metabolic syndrome. Thus, there is much you can do to root out metabolic syndrome with straightforward and inexpensive lifestyle changes.
The current recommendation for Americans is to reach a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity for 5 days a week, including at least 2 days of resistance training (weightlifting or bodyweight exercises). It is not hard to reach this simple goal by just waking up 30 minutes before to go out for a morning jog or brisk walk, and it can lead to long term benefits such as a reduction in weight, a reduction your blood lipids and cardiovascular risk along with increased insulin sensitivity.
As you adjust your physical activity levels, eating healthier will make you feel more energetic and boost your immune system. Eating more fruits and vegetables increases your dietary fiber, provides more nutrient-dense foods to your diet, reduces your levels of inflammation, and promotes a healthy gut microbiota. All of this is possible by changing processed foods and sugar and turn to naturally healthy whole food choices.
An additional booster you can always try
There’s a natural way to boost your cardiovascular health and even reverse metabolic syndrome. Herbs, spices, and plants contain thousands of substances clinically tested to reduce your levels of cholesterol and your insulin resistance, while others may even help you regain a healthy weight.
For example, Pterocarpus marsupium, also known as Indian kino tree, has flavonoids substances known to regulate your cholesterol and triglyceride levels without lowering your good cholesterol (HDL). Curcuma longa, also known as turmeric, has much to offer as well, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and reduce systemic inflammation. Another helpful plant is called Gymnema sylvestre, traditional from India and known to help you regulate your blood sugar by reversing insulin resistance.
It is not always easy to find exotic plants in your local market, and some of them are only commercialized as supplements and extracts. That’s why Primordial Herbs has decided to give you a special Metabolic Package that includes PH Cholesterol Support, PH Sugar Balance, and PH Weight Control. This combination contains Pterocarpus marsupium, Curcuma longa, Gymnema sylvestre, and many other plant extracts especially thought to improve your insulin sensitivity and reverse metabolic syndrome. So, if you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome, there’s nothing to fear. A careful combination of lifestyle habits along with hand-picked and clinically-tested supplements from Primordial Herbs is what you need to avoid the cardiovascular and metabolic consequences and clinical complications of insulin resistance.