Think of how tempting it is to blame our weight on our metabolism? Even as we pop another potato chip in our mouth. The truth is that metabolic syndrome only entered medical textbooks in 1998 but is as wide spread as the common cold at your child’s daycare. According to the American Heart Association, 47 million Americans have it. That is one out of every six people. Crazy, right?!
Metabolic Health is looking holistically at the body’s entire system. Metabolic syndrome looks at a defined group of risk factors – high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat. Having one of these risk factors is less than ideal but having multiple, that has just shown to be downright dangerous. This situation, although common, has shown to double your risk of developing heart disease and/or stroke, while simultaneously increasing your risk of developing diabetes by five times.
The silver lining is that some of the risk factors can be controlled by lifestyle interventions. Dial in to hear Scientific Advisory Board Director, John Miller, as he shares exciting new research, and important information on key nutrition that helps prevent oxidation of cholesterol into plaque and that are clinically proven for weight loss, body size reduction and cardio-protective benefits.