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Monday, October 23, 2017

Real Solutions

Last week I discussed Metabolic Syndrome and its link to a much greater risk of premature death related to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.  The syndrome is characterized by five common risk factors that are all preventable with better choices and proper lifestyle.  As promised, this week I will discuss the real-life solutions for preventing Metabolic Syndrome and the diseases associated with it.

In the past I’ve written that solutions for health must be multi-dimensional.  It’s the same with preventing these disease states – you must do all the right things.  This is the very reason we brought the 8 Weeks to Wellness program to our office.  This program was designed specifically to address all the risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome.  The specific type of exercise and low glycemic diet address the increased blood glucose, waist measurement, and B.M.I. or obesity.  Stress reduction strategies are implemented along with the diet and exercise to help lower the blood pressure, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol.  The diet, omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and increased lean muscle from exercise will all act to increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels.  Chiropractic and massage are necessary to restore structural balance and function as well as to reduce the aches and pains that often prevent people from doing these strategies on their own.

Believe it or not, eliminating the risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome and reducing the risk of al the associated diseases is this simple.  In our 8 Weeks to Wellness program, we see results routinely.  In fact, the latest research shows that appropriate lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and stress reduction are much more effective at addressing these risk factors than conventional prescription medications.  It’s really just common sense.  Metabolic Syndrome is a lifestyle syndrome that develops as a result of poor choices over time.  The only reasonable way to reverse this process is by learning to make the right choices consistently over time.  If you’re interested in learning more, please call our office to schedule an appointment or join us for our Dinner with the Doc on November 6th (find details in the link below) regarding all these strategies.

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