• 7 Facts About Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders

    7 Facts About Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders

    The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among US adults is staggering. Research shows that more than a third of US adults met the criteria for metabolic syndrome between 2011 to 2016. Since the prevalence of metabolic syndrome significantly increases with age, that number is likely even worse by now. Metabolic syndrome can have rippling effects on your health, body, and mental health. It can be...
  • The Effects of Metabolic Syndrome and How They Can be Reversed

    The Effects of Metabolic Syndrome and How They Can be Reversed

    For many of us, it seems like the older we get the more health issues we have. In our 20s, we have fewer health complaints so routine check-ups often come back clear or we don’t even bother to get them. In recent years, by the mid-30s, sometimes earlier, the story is changing rapidly. The signs of metabolic disease have started to appear at younger...
  • What Are the Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome?

    What Are the Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome?

    Why is it important to understand risk factors connecting metabolic syndrome to heart disease? Heart disease is the single leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a person dies from cardiovascular disease every 36 seconds. Put another way, each year cardiovascular disease is the cause of one out of every four deaths. In...
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

    Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

    Considering the fact that roughly 1.9 billion adults are overweight, it’s clear that many of us struggle to meet our weight loss goals. Several factors influence an inability to lose weight, and understanding the underlying reasons why it can be challenging is helpful.  Sometimes difficulty losing weight may be due to something called metabolic syndrome.  About one-third of the US population, equally distributed across...
  • 2021 Q2 Review: Parkinson’s & the Gut

    2021 Q2 Review: Parkinson’s & the Gut

    Time is flying and it is time for another update on Gut-Brain research and Parkinson’s. I continue to be very excited and inspired by the ongoing research into the Gut-Brain connections to Parkinson’s Disease.  Early in the quarter I was fortunate to be a speaker at Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies annual conference. My topic was Parkinson’s and the Gut Microbiome. You can see...
  • 5 Ways to Support Your Heart Health

    5 Ways to Support Your Heart Health

    If improving cardiovascular health is a goal for you, it’s important to keep your gut healthy and balanced! When your gut lining is compromised, metabolites can enter the body and cause inflammation, which directly affects your heart.  While genetics can play a role in your heart health and it’s useful to know your family history if you have a potential risk for any issues,...
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