How Does A Naturopathic Doctor in Kingston Help You With Metabolic Syndrome?

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What is Metabolic Syndrome? Insulin resistance, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels, and excess body fat around the waist. All of these combined and occurring together, increasing your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes make up what we know as Metabolic Syndrome. Now you may ask, “What causes Metabolic Syndrome?” Like a number of things, Metabolic Syndrome in Kingston is most closely linked to obesity and inactivity. Although there are other risk factors such as age, race, diabetes, and other diseases like cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Many people can have this syndrome without giving off any obvious symptoms, besides having a larger waist circumference. If you think you may be at risk, have your doctor test you for high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome in Kingston

Now let’s talk about natural treatment. If you are diagnosed, it is extremely important to change your lifestyle. Diet and exercise are two of the most important things you can start to change right away. Many Naturopathic Doctors will recommend diets that are high in omega-3s like wild-caught fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts. As well as vegetables, particularly avocados, whole grains, legumes, and fruits such as apples, bananas, and pomegranate. Most common foods to avoid are processed foods, artificial sweeteners, refined carbs, trans fats, diet sodas, and alcohol.

What about exercise? Burst training is said to be the best form of exercise when dealing with Metabolic Syndrome. Burst training involves giving your maximum effort for 30-60 seconds in order to burn your body’s glycogen, followed by 30-60 seconds of low impact exercise for recovery. If you do 4 – 6 sets of these “bursts” 3 times a week you can start to see changes and improvements in your overall health along with diet of course.  Always be sure to take breaks! Over doing it will set you back, rest is important!

“Do I need to take any pharmaceuticals?” Absolutely not! When you visit a Naturopathic Doctor at Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic in Kingston their main goal is to cure your aliments, not cover them up with medication. When dealing with Metabolic Syndrome your doctor may prescribe a series of natural supplements such as fish oil, vitamin D, niacin, and other beneficial vitamins that help aid in weight loss and support lower blood pressure.

When you combine the proper diet with exercise and natural supplements, it’s amazing what your body can do! There is no need to jump right into pharmaceuticals that can cause other aliments in your life, when you have the power of natural medicine on your side.

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