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Natural Metabolic Support


In the United States, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased, rising from 32.5% of adults in 2011 to about 37% in 2016. This illness greatly raises your chance of developing additional health issues. Compared to people without metabolic syndrome, those with the condition had a three-fold increased risk of heart attack or stroke and a two-fold increased risk of death. Additionally, type 2 diabetes is five times more likely to develop in people with metabolic syndrome. The term "Triple Threat" refers to these three illnesses (stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease).

According to the most recent statistics I've seen or heard (06/2024), over 50% of children and teenagers in the US also have some kind of metabolic syndrome, and the number is predicted to rise even more. over 80% of adult US citizens have metabolic syndrome.

A number of lifestyle factors, including eating processed foods of low quality and being physically inactive, are important causes of the increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome. This article will discuss metabolic syndrome, including its definition, causes, symptoms to watch out for, and a useful support plan.

What Is Natural Metabolic Support?

The fastest-growing subspecialty in natural healthcare today is Natural Metabolic and Functional Support, which provides the body with nutritional and hormonal support. The medical professionals at New Wave Therapy examine lifestyle choices and environmental pollutants that might sap a client's energy and hasten the onset of illness and aging. In addition to illness management, we also prioritize our clients' health and vitality.

Recent studies in medicine have shown that inflammation is the root cause of most illnesses, including cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, hypertension, and asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. In order to help their patients understand the underlying reason of their heightened inflammation, metabolic practitioners work with them to identify potential triggers such as environmental pollutants, dietary allergies, hormone imbalances, chronic infections, or an overgrowth of gut bacteria that alters intestinal permeability.

Abdominal obesity, insulin resistance (impaired blood sugar management), high blood pressure, and excessive cholesterol levels are the hallmarks of metabolic syndrome, also known as insulin resistance syndrome or syndrome X. You run a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease if you have metabolic syndrome.

A waist circumference of more than 35 inches for women or 40 inches for men, fasting blood sugar levels more than 100 mg/dl, fasting triglyceride levels more than 150 mg/dl, fasting high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol less than 50 mg/dl for women or less than 40 mg/dl for men, and fasting blood pressure greater than 130/85 mmHg are all necessary for a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome.

The illness known as metabolic syndrome, which is mostly caused by the Western way of life, is typified by poor eating habits and inactivity. Despite having its roots in Western countries and being more common in metropolitan areas, it is now a worldwide issue.

What Causes Metabolic Syndrome?

Several factors contribute to the metabolic imbalances that are characteristic of metabolic syndrome. While lifestyle factors are pivotal in this condition, there are uncontrollable factors associated with this, such as genetics, family history, older age, and lower socioeconomic status.

Thankfully, modifiable factors make up the majority of the causes of metabolic syndrome—the most significant being nutrition. We have become reliant on low-fiber fast food, and our health is being adversely affected by it. A Western diet, high in refined carbs, sugar, trans fats, and processed foods, contributes greatly to abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and an unhealthy cholesterol pattern, which are hallmarks of metabolic syndrome. In addition to a Western diet, micronutrient deficiencies, such as vitamin D, can cause insulin resistance and impaired glucose control, increasing the risk for this condition.

A sedentary lifestyle isn't doing our bodies any favors either. Physical inactivity is significantly linked to the metabolic imbalances associated with metabolic syndrome. A study examining physical activity and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in over 1600 individuals found that those who did not engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity had almost double the risk for developing metabolic syndrome than those who had 150 minutes per week or more of physical activity.

Gut health imbalances are implicated in so many health conditions, and metabolic syndrome is no exception. Alterations in the gut microbiome (the microorganisms that live in the gut) are identified in people with metabolic disorders. Evidence also links gut dysbiosis (imbalances in the microorganisms that live in the gut) with obesity, insulin resistance, and unhealthy cholesterol patterns. Disruptions in the gut barrier function and inflammation play critical roles in the metabolic consequences of compromised gut health.

Getting adequate deep, restorative sleep every night is vital to optimal health. Not getting enough sleep every night (at least 7 hours) has been associated with an increased risk for metabolic syndrome in both men and women. It may be more than sleep duration that impacts metabolism, as circadian misalignment also increases the risk for factors associated with metabolic syndrome.

Circadian rhythm is representative of the physical, mental, and behavioral patterns our bodies follow during a 24-hour cycle. These behaviors respond to light-dark cycles, such as sleeping at night when it’s dark and eating during the day when it’s light. Evidence indicates that eating and sleeping outside of these light-dark cycles results in circadian misalignment. When this occurs, we increase our risk of developing metabolic syndrome due to its impact on blood sugar control.

Stress is another lifestyle factor that has far-reaching effects, including impacting metabolic disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis examined the link between psychological stress and metabolic syndrome and found that adults with high stress had a 45% higher chance of developing metabolic syndrome.

Exposure to toxins and impaired detoxification can lead to an increased toxic load in the body. Toxins negatively impact body processes, such as mitochondrial function and the gut microbiome, which can lead to insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction.

Metabolic Syndrome Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of metabolic syndrome may include:

  • abdominal obesity

  • high fasting triglycerides

  • low HDL cholesterol

  • hypertension

  • insulin resistance

  • high fasting blood glucose

Symptoms that are often associated with insulin resistance include:

  • increased thirst and hunger

  • frequent urination, especially at night

  • headaches

  • blurry vision

  • slow wound healing

  • vaginal and skin infections

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