Metabolic Syndrome or also known as Syndrome X is one of the most commonly diagnosed ailments today. The below symptoms can be a sign of the pre-curser for the potentially deadly Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Sadly, So Many Allow it to
Progress to Disease
Below you will find the risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome and if you have 3 or more of these symptoms, you are at greater risk and are best served utilizing the free healthy diet plan for a long, disease free life.
A Large Waistline
The physical symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome can be seen in the waistline. Measure your waist at the belly button. If you are Male and your waist line measurement is 40 or above, you are at risk. If you are a Female and your waist measurement is 35 or above, you too are at risk.
You've heard about the connection between belly fat and cardiovascular disease right? Now you know why. Knowledge is power!
I refer to this as a Sugar Belly. It used to be referred to as a beer belly but with our intake of more than 150 lbs. of sugar per year per person, the beer belly can't be found anymore!
I joke but your waist measurement can be a very clear sign of your heart health so get that tape out! I don't care what you weigh but I care very much about your measurements!
The Scale is Never a True Measurement of Fat Loss!
Higher Than Normal Triglycerides
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. This is a component of your lipid or as it is commonly referred to, a cholesterol reading. Did you know that this fat is actually converted from sugar? Dietary fat is not the culprit, other than hydrogenated fat, it's one of the worst fats of all. SUGAR FAT.
Yes, this is from your soda pop, your candy bar addiction and even your heavy pasta eater! It's all converted to fat unless you're an Olympian!
Sorry But Texting is
an Olympic Sport!
Standard blood work should show a triglyceride level of 150mg or below. If a triglyceride number is an indication of just how much sugar and flour a person ingests, my tri's are 47 and I ingest very little to no sugar and absolutely no flour. But bring me the fat baby!
(shhh! I've been seen eating butter straight and I add it to my coffee!)
Many professionals in the nutrition industry actually like to see this number below 100.
You can manage this on your own. Medications are prescribed each and every day to lower such numbers but you have the POWER to do this on your own. Taking medication to lower Triglycerides is a band aid, a temporary fix. Don't use the easy way out that might contribute to further complications down the road!
A Lower Than Normal HDL Cholesterol Level
HDL cholesterol is sometimes called "good" cholesterol. This is because it helps remove cholesterol from your arteries.
An HDL cholesterol level of less than 50 mg/dL for women and less than 40 mg/dL for men (or being on medicine to treat low HDL cholesterol) is a metabolic syndrome risk factor. Again, treating HDL with medicine is not a good idea. You can improve this naturally! Would you believe with saturated fat? Did you just fall on the floor? Yes, in studies, and I am one of my own studies, saturated fat actually RAISES HDL cholesterol!
Yes, I was my own experiment and I found success!
My HDL cholesterol (and I was a metabolic syndrome risk factor) was below 50 when I began this gorgeous liberating way of eating. I'm proud to say it is now above 80!
Don't just get out there and gnaw on a steak though. You must reduce to eliminate all processed carbohydrates including flours, grains and sugars or you will balloon up like the photo above! It's a system you must work and you must work it by monitoring YOUR maximum carbohydrate level. This is a different number for everyone!
If you're concerned about cholesterol at this point, here is a page that refers to a variety of studies and articles that teach you how and when to be concerned about your cholesterol. It's a whole series of information not just your total number. My total number is more than 240 and I feel comfortable and safe because I know this:
Knowing The Total Cholesterol Number is Like Only Knowing The Total Score of The Game
With the commercials out there from big pharma, who really runs your Doctors office? Challenge your Dr. to explain exactly how cholesterol works.
Blaming cholesterol for heart disease is compared to blaming the fire fighters for the fire because They were there doing their job putting out the fire!.
Cholesterol is a healing substance so quit damaging yourself!
Doctors have been mis-guided into believing cholesterol is the villian when in reality, it's the hero. Now you know why I've written this web site. The mis-information that has been grabbed onto and run forward by many is making me crazy and you sick!
The following link will take you to a site that will explain further the workings of your cholesterol.
Thank you Chris for taking the time to put this site together! You've been a lifesaver for many suffering the side effects of dangerous cholesterol lowering medications
Cholesterol and Your Health
Higher Than Normal Blood Pressure
Also called: HBP, High Blood Pressure, HTN, Hypertension
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps out blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure.
Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers, the systolic and diastolic pressures. Usually they are written one above or before the other. A reading of
- 120/80 or lower is normal blood pressure
- 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
- 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is prehypertension
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. Blood Pressure can be positively affected with Free Healthy Diet Plans!
Higher Than Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
A normal fasting blood sugar level is less than 100 mg/dL. A fasting blood sugar level between 100 and 125 mg/dL is considered prediabetes. A fasting blood sugar level of 126 mg/dL or higher is considered diabetes. Pretty straight forward isn't it?
A fasting blood sugar level of 100 mg/dL or higher (or being on medicine to treat high blood sugar) is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome.
About 85 percent of people who have type 2 diabetes—the most common type of diabetes—also have metabolic syndrome. These people have a much higher risk of heart disease than the 15 percent of people who have type 2 diabetes without metabolic syndrome.
Take Control Now
If you have any of the above symptoms of metabolic syndrome, your body is not performing correctly. It's limping along getting ready to begin failing you!
You hop in your car and hear a little noise, you know as well as I do that the noise won't just go away. You will have to fix something or eventually, you have no car.
I beg you to give your body the same care and attention.
If We Don't Pay Attention Now, We Pay Later With Our Good Health, Our Dignity And Our Pride
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