Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of health issues that put you at risk of serious conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes or conditions that affect your blood vessels or heart. Unfortunately, Metabolic Syndrome is very common today. You are more likely to get Metabolic Syndrome if you:
• are living with obesity
• do not exercise much
• are a smoker
• drink a lot of alcohol
Your risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome also increases with age.
There are 5 key risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome. If you have 3 or more of them, you have Metabolic Syndrome. Two of them can be tested for at home.
1. Too much fat around the waist. Males with a waist measurement greater than 40” are considered to have too much. For males of South Asian decent there is a lower threshold for belly fat. For females, the measurement is greater than 35” regardless of ethnicity.
2. High Blood Pressure. This is defined as a reading of 130/85 or higher. Normal blood pressure is defined as 120/80 or lower. N.B. Good quality blood pressure monitors are available to buy for home use. Do not rely on any one reading as blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day and with being in different environments.
3. High Triglyceride levels which are a type of fat in the blood.
4. Low HDL Cholesterol which is known as the ‘good’ cholesterol.
5. High Fasting Glucose (Blood Sugar).
The last 3 risk factors in the list above can all be found through a blood test such as the Professional Functional DX Check available through Remedios Health.
Whether you have Metabolic Syndrome or are just ticking a few of the risk factors, it is wise to take action now to improve your health.
Of course, all these things are easier said than done, but with the right support it is possible to achieve.
This is a trained professional who will help you identify and commit to your health targets and then hold you accountable as you work in partnership. This massively increases your chances of success.
Hair Mineral Analysis uses a hair sample (usually from the back of the head/nape of neck) to identify the different mineral levels in your body. The results can show a lot about your state of health and are used to make dietary and supplement recommendations. Following this can lead to optimised weight and improved health.
This 3-month Metabolic Balance Programme uses multiple blood markers (from a blood test) and personal physical measurements to produce a fairly rigid diet plan that is best suited to you and your individual needs. Metabolic Balance is a demanding programme that can lead to healthy fat loss (if needed) and improved metabolic health.
Hair Mineral Analysis requires a lower level of commitment and lower upfront costs. It is useful for identifying if you have any toxic heavy metals in your system which is also a common problem. It also detects deficiencies in minerals, indicates the need for certain vitamins and aims to improve your oxidative rate (the rate you burn through the energy from your food).
The Metabolic Balance Programme requires a high level of commitment as it is far more prescriptive. This programme runs for at least 3 months. It also has higher upfront costs and requires a blood test. If you want to lose weight quickly in a healthy way and are determined, this is the programme for you.
Whether you go for Health & Wellness Coaching, Hair Mineral Analysis, the Metabolic Balance Programme, any or all of these things can help you improve your Metabolic Health. As both testing options have advantages, ideally do both, but not at the same time.
Next, decide your route for improving your health and take a step to making the change you wish for today!
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