Today, we’d like to talk about a topic that gets lots of attention, but that is often misunderstood. Metabolic syndrome refers to not one, but a cluster of health conditions. These include; high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the mid section, and high cholesterol.
Metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
The word, “metabolic,” refers to the biochemical processes that occur within our bodies during normal functioning. With metabolic syndrome, the body is in a serious state of malfunction.
According to the principles of Ayurveda (a word which translates quite literally from Sanskrit as “knowledge of life”), people suffering from metabolic syndrome have excess of the dosha “Kapha” in their bodies.
One of the three doshas (or bodily humours), Kapha is responsible for governing growth, nourishment, regulation of fluid and fat, strength, and stamina within us. Excess Kapha can lead to a sluggish metabolism, hardening of the arteries, and water retention, along with a series of emotional problems such as greed, depression, and a lack of motivation.
At Ki’s Kitchen, we believe that one of several important ways to return the doshas to a state of balance and harmony is through a plant-based, whole-foods diet – fortunately, this is our specialty.
Now, due to the fact that there aren’t many overt symptoms, metabolic syndrome can sometimes be confused with other health conditions (such as insulin resistance and obesity). However, if you are carrying excess weight around your waist, and have high blood pressure and/or high blood sugar, please consult with your doctor.
Similarly, if you have more than two or three of the following risk factors, you should investigate further.
Complications that can arise
Left untreated, metabolic syndrome can develop into diabetes or advanced cardiovascular disease.
And now for the good news…
The best way to treat metabolic syndrome is with changes to your lifestyle, with a healthy diet and exercise being at the top of the list. For us at Ki’s Kitchen, this is happy news, because it is our purpose and mission to create healthy and flavourful dishes that heal and nourish the body. Other known ways to reverse the issues associated with metabolic syndrome are through the practice of yoga and meditation.
We trust that this post has been informative and helpful. If you are struggling with finding healthy food options, stop! For treating metabolic syndrome, we encourage you to reach out to us. Additionally, we would love to bring some nourishing and healing choices to your table.
Lastly, thank you so much for visiting! I hope you have found some valuable information, if so, I’d love to hear about it!
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From our kitchen to yours,
Love + Peace