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Metabolic Syndrome 2018-04-19T15:59:35+00:00

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is classified by an amalgamation of different characteristics, namely obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Individuals with metabolic syndrome have higher serum triglycerides, LDL particles, fasting glucose and blood pressure. Due to the different parameters that consist of the Metabolic Syndrome, individuals usually have elevated inflammation and insulin resistance.

In fact, insulin resistance remains to be the link that connects the different characteristics of metabolic syndrome. It continues to explain most if not the entire metabolic syndrome. There is no other single explanation that even comes close to justifying the relationship between all the different symptoms. At David Allen Nutrition, we view metabolic syndrome as an exacerbation of the insulin resistance so we will specially target the pancreas, the gut and glucose metabolism in order to reverse metabolic syndrome.

“I have eliminated sugar completely from my diet, lost over 30 lbs. in 10 weeks and feel the best I’ve felt in years. David and Drew have sculpted my mind, my eating habits and taught me that I can be in control of being a whole, healthy, person for the rest of my life. “

Lisa Quercioli

Research has shown that calorie restriction can reverse some symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome such as weight, LDL and lipids reduction. However, calorie restriction has no effect on insulin resistance, and scientists suspect that insulin resistance actually results from chronic inflammation, and not just from weight gain. In fact, scientists have found that more inflammatory biomarkers such as macrophages and cytokines have been found in obese patients.

Left untreated, the multiple diseases that make up metabolic syndrome will not only exacerbate, but other organs will also be affected. For example, a manifestation of metabolic syndrome may spread to the liver and result in hepatic steaosis, also known as fatty liver disease. Furthermore, chronic inflammation will also affect the muscles, brain and accelerate aging.

Helping with the management of metabolic syndrome takes time and an integrative approach, but at David Allen Nutrition, we target the GI most heavily by supplying the digestive tract with various digestive enzymes to enhance pancreatic function and by improving insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. With better digestion and absorption, along with altering the diet to bring about life-long changes, metabolic syndrome can be reversed.

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