22 July 2019

What is Metabolic Syndrome - The Real Cure - Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Finding the definition of metabolic syndrome is easy and yet finding out how to manage it, is misleading. You see, the five elements of metabolic syndrome are ...

so I'm sure we've all heard about the

term metabolic syndrome floating around especially in the Quito community and today I want to take a few minutes to talk about what it is and why we should be paying attention to it because there are actually things that we need to know so that we can make changes in our life hello everyone welcome to mind-blowing health and wellness with violet I'm violet I'm a psychologist the reason I make these videos is because I want everyone to understand that your mental health and physical health come together to create your overall sense of well-being if you enjoy this type of content please subscribe and if you would like to help me in making more of this content I do have a patreon account you can go to patreon and find out all the information there for those of us in the Quito space we've been hearing this term metabolic syndrome kind of thrown around and when I first heard it I wasn't exactly sure what it was and now the more that I've learned about it the more I realized that people talk about metabolic syndrome but not in a way that really helps us to understand what it is why we should be concerned about it and

actually if there is anything we can do about it what we should be trying to do about it metabolic syndrome I'm gonna give you what doctors are looking for to start this off you need three out of five symptoms to be classified as having metabolic syndrome so if you have excess weight around your midsection that's one of the symptoms if you're fasting glucose is more than 5.6 that's another symptom having high blood pressure another one of the symptoms triglycerides over 1.5 and the final one is if you have HDL less than one so if you have three out of the five symptoms you would be classified of having metabolic syndrome what's really important for us to understand about metabolic syndrome so those five symptoms all five of those symptoms are caused by insulin resistance so right away the number one piece of information that you need to have that you're probably not getting from your doctor is that you have insulin resistance automatically if you have metabolic syndrome now what's also frustrating is that because all five of those symptoms are

caused by insulin resistance even having one of them would suggest that very likely you have insulin resistance and insulin resistance is something that we absolutely can address and absolutely should be addressing as early as we know that it's present what's important from a psychological point of view is that our ideas about those five symptoms have become watered down over the past twenty years it really isn't at all strange to see someone with a large midsection we walked down the street probably every seventh person has a large Missis room male and female it's very normal in our society to see people who have large mid sections because they're overweight so these two things kind of go together but it's even very normal in our society to see thin people with large midsections if you're male you're being told that you have a beer belly and if you're female usually it's accredited to the fact that you've had children but in reality we don't blink at the fact that we often are large around the middle now here's the problem being large around the middle is not automatic it's not

something that has to be there and I remember being young before I had my children talking to friends and it was the expectation that after we have children we would probably have a hard time losing the weight and that you know being large especially having that stomach because you've had children what seemed to be normal but part of the problem is that if I think something's normal then not only do I not fight against it but I almost encourage it to happen right because my expectation is that it will be there and then when it starts to happen to me I allow it to be there because well it's normal everybody gains weight when they have children and everybody has a big middle section after they've had children and it just becomes something that you think is supposed to be there if I'm if I'm told that you know when you get old of course you're gonna be heavier and you're gonna have a bigger man then it's just something that you decide well that's just my destiny if I believe something has to happen I will let it happen now the other four are a bit more difficult to understand why they've

become accepted and normal in our society but okay here's part of it our fasting glucose being over five point six why is that seen as normal like why are we not concerned when our fasting glucose is five point one or five point two why does it need to be six or six point something before we're concerned about it well part of the problem is that when our fasting glucose starts to be higher oftentimes we're told by our doctor it's not a problem yet so it's not a problem yet but that means the problem is coming we are so used in our society that if the doctor says it's not a problem yet that means I'm okay when actually that's not what it means if the doctor says it's not a problem yet what it means is that currently I'm not in danger but the yet part means that I could become in danger I've been told on many different occasions for different medical things from my doctor it's not a problem yet my reaction is always okay how do I stop them from becoming a problem the other issue that I see there is that often especially when it comes to the onset so the approach of diabetes doctors are not giving good information about how to stop it from being a

problem so for example I'm very aware that when my mother was diagnosed with her pre-diabetes situation so basically her glucose levels were elevated and my mother had that conversation what she was told was a it was not a problem yet but also be just reduce your sugars and unfortunately my issue with that statement is that telling the average person who does a typical standard American diet standard Canadian diet to just reduce your sugars doesn't drive home the need to reduce the amount of rice you're eating we are from the Caribbean we have rice six days on seven it doesn't drive home the need to cut down bread something that my mom eats and our whole family was eating it doesn't cut drive home they need to cut down most of the pasta on the seventh day it doesn't talk about the need to drop down these car be heavy foods potatoes carrots fruit all things that we eat eat daily so one of the issues that I have is that we are used to living a lifestyle where we have elevated glucose numbers because when our doctor sees those elevated glucose numbers first of all they tell us it's not a problem yet but second of all they

tell us drop your sugar down rather than being very specific and very you know clear and giving a list of these are the foods that you really should try to avoid since your sugar seems to be going right be more specific I would love to see doctors be more specific on how people can address that their glucose numbers the other thing that's very frustrating is that we know that by the time you get a diagnosis of diabetes you've been living with insulin resistance and pre-diabetes for at least 10 years maybe even some people longer than that and so why we wait until the person needs medication before addressing what you could do naturally to diminish the need for medication is a very frustrating situation that we all live in but again it comes back to its normal in our society we see high glucose doctors see it every day it's normal right but it's not that's the problem having high glucose numbers is actually not normal and this is what I'm trying to help everyone to understand because if I get my glucose numbers back to the normal range I eventually end up in a situation where I'm not having to manage a diabetic situation and I can

live my life normally now triglycerides high blood pressure and HDL are even more tricky first of all triglycerides and HDL and also glucose numbers we need a doctor to to take that measurement for us because most of us don't have the ability to take that measurement at home especially the glucose numbers before we come diabetic we don't usually have that machinery at home blood pressure most of us don't have a blood pressure machine at home so we go to the doctor we get all this information taken then we get feedback again what's a really difficult is that like if if I take my blood pressure right now I have a cursory knowledge that 120 over 80 is normal but I have no idea when the number becomes problematic like is it 130 is it 135 is it 140 over is it 85 95 100 like I really don't know what over what is when it becomes problematic right and so the thing is is that when we're sitting in front of the doctor and the doctors looking at this information and says oh it's not a problem yet most of us don't have enough medical knowledge to challenge what the doctor saying and to say oh that sounds like that number is not great now

because we don't have that knowledge we run with whatever the doctor says and you know the doctor might give us some advice like maybe you should exercise more maybe you should do this for that to try to work on it right but maybe you should exercise more versus you need to work your heart muscle so we want you doing some cardio it's completely different right it's a different statement I feel that the medical profession because we've gotten used to seeing people in these situations because of the way we've been eating is not being strict enough with us to help us to make the choices and decisions that we need to make I might learn that my blood pressure's a little high and because I'm not a doctor I'm not gonna make the link to oh wait that means I have influence and that has to do with how much carbs am eating the average person isn't going to make that link the average person isn't going to go oh my God my HDL is a little low that means I have insulin resistance and that's related to how much cars I'm eating the average person is going to do that even though it's exactly what it means because insulin resistance causes

all five of the symptoms it doesn't become a problem for the doctor until it's time to give you medication but by that point now I'm doing something that well I know personally I wouldn't want to be doing I rather change my diet than take medication when is my opportunity to change my diet and see this is the thing I need to know that it's my diet causing the problem for me to even have the opportunity to change my diet so what's gonna happen you're gonna get diagnosed with metabolic syndrome alright the doctor might throw that term out to you and you're gonna do what we all do you're gonna go home you're gonna County internet you're gonna say what's metabolic syndrome and when you get on the internet and you see you're gonna see metabolic syndrome is a cluster of symptoms that predict a risk factor for heart disease stroke and type 2 diabetes and all of a sudden you've now been put in the position of realizing that oh my god I'm on the road to heart attack stroke or type 2 diabetes what's continues to be frustrating to me is that when you do that internet research that I did

because I want to see what will I see with I look up metabolic syndrome you get the scary part of the information but you don't get the information that says it's caused by insulin resistance and can be solved by reducing the amount of carbohydrates that you eat so now what's happening to me I'm at home I'm reading this information and I'm scared and what am i likely to do sure gonna take that medication and lower my blood pressure or that medication to lower my in my glucose numbers or I'm going to take that medication to move my triglycerides in my right my HD I'm gonna take the medication because I know what heart disease is I know what a stroke is and I know what diabetes is and I don't want any of those things but once again what have I just done I just complicated my life because now I'm taking a medication to solve something that food could solve why is this important well because those medications have side effects so I'm taking a medication to solve a problem that was brought on by the way I was eating and at no point am I looking at the way that I'm eating and trying to change the way I'm eating to

solve the problem and what I want everyone to understand is that we can solve high blood pressure extra weight around the midsection high triglycerides low HDL and high glucose numbers with a proper diet that follows along the needs of people so humans eating low carb eating moderate protein and fat you can undo insulin resistance we can actually solve that and when we solve insulin resistance we solve those five markers that we're putting us in a metabolic syndrome situation I need to know that in order to actually address my food and the worst part is when I hear my doctor say it's a little high but or for HDL it's a little low but if I already know that metabolic syndrome symptoms are caused by insulin resistance when I hear my doctor say that my numbers are off all of a sudden I'm now aware I must have the beginnings of insulin resistance or actually have insulin resistance and I need to address my food we need to be wellness warriors and focus our time energy effort on the things that are going to keep us healthy that means we need knowledge we need information about what it is we're supposed to be eating

we need information about how the food affects our meta metabolic issues and so our how the food affects our body weight how the food of affect but especially midsection midsection is important because when you have a large midsection what is actually telling you is that because of your insulin resistance carbohydrates are being turned into fat and being stored in places that are not supposed to have fat around your liver around your pancreas right it's being stored there that's why your midsection is is getting large if I don't understand that that's what's happening I don't understand that this is a problem and I treat it like oh it's just because I had a baby or it's just because I drink a lot of alcohol which alcohol can affect that too but is that's not a better reason right it's still causing is still creating the scenario of insulin resistance take your health seriously understand what is causing medibot understand metabolic syndrome first and foremost and understand what's causing metabolic syndrome so that you can make better choices for you when the doctor says your blood pressure is a little high now

you know what it means that you know that very likely that means I'm gonna I mean barking on an insulin resistance situation and I can go home and adjust my carbohydrate intake and if I do it early enough I might be able to do low carb rather than needing to do keto or carnivore right if I do it early enough I can change my story change my situation before it's problematic 125 grams or less is still a heck of a lot more than 20 grams of less or less and it's really a lot more than 0 grams of carbs per day if I can do low carb and maintain a healthier lifestyle maintain my blood glucose levels maintain my blood pressure maintain my HDL triglycerides if I can do all of that with low carb starting that low carb lifestyle earlier in life will really be beneficial to me and at the end of the day honestly if you need to do keto it's not that difficult it really isn't but it's what are you planning to invest in are you invested in yourself your life your health your ability to see those grandchildren your ability to go play golf or basketball or whatever it is that you love to do are you ready to invest in you and live the life you

want to live that's a real question I hope you guys found this video helpful if you did please subscribe I want to thank you for watching why I'm blowing health and Wallace and violet reminding you that I do have a patreon account if you'd like to contribute to the production of these videos I really would appreciate it thanks for watching guys I love making these videos for you guys and I can't wait to see you next time