Metabolic Syndrome is an umbrella term that includes diabetes, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia. Many of these diseases occur in conjunction with each other as each organ system has to rely on another organ system to function. For example, a diet high in fried fatty and refined sugars and low in antioxidant foods such as fruits and vegetables causes a predisposition to development of hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia and low antioxidants will inevitably cause plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries which causes high blood pressure. A diet high in fatty foods and refined sugars simultaneously will cause diabetes and increased weight gain leading to obesity.
Reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome by increasing the amounts of fruits, vegetables, good oils such as olive and sesame, adding exercise to your daily routine and increasing overall water intake. Many people unknowingly suffer from Metabolic Syndrome, if you suffer from an ailment under the umbrella pictured above, be sure to consult with your Naturopathic physician for treatment options. The diseases of metabolic syndrome can all be reversed with Naturopathic medicine however consult with your Naturopathic doctor before you make any serious changes to your current lifestyle and current medications you are taking. Good health and longevity starts with you! Begin now…!