Management of Metabolic Syndrome
Cluster of Conditions
High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high triglyceride levels
The treatment I use usually involves lifestyle changes. I found that one of the biggest challenges in making a lifestyle change is receiving support and having accountability. Changing habits involving sleep, stress, exercise, and food. This will be my role in helping you achieve this goal.
I have found that the benefits in the Mediterranean diet is effective in the treatment and management of Metabolic Syndrome. It emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, protein, oils, nuts, and seeds. I believe in balanced eating and to make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs. I will customize your food plan based on your food preferences and communicate WHAT, WHEN, and HOW much to eat.
Exercise & Physical Activity
Let me clarify the terms physical activity and exercise
Physical Activity can be defined as any movement of the body that requires energy. For example, you might walk to the mailbox, park further away from a store entrance, work in your garden, or clean your home.
Exercise is a planned structured, and repetitive activity for the purpose of improving or maintain physical fitness such as biking, walking, jogging, Pilates, or yoga.
People who have metabolic syndrome or are at risk for it, may need to take medication as a treatment especially true if diet and other lifestyle changes have not made a difference.