Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and his staff, health coach Kenna Vaughn, and chief editor Astrid Ornelas, discuss the role of inflammation in metabolic syndrome. The following podcast offers a deeper look at understanding how inflammation can ultimately cause metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that can increase the risk of developing a variety of health issues, including diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. The risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome can also include, waist fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar or glucose, high triglycerides, and low HDL or good cholesterol levels. Inflammation is the immune system’s natural response against injury, infection, and environmental toxins. Although inflammation is necessary, too much of it can ultimately cause a variety of health issues, including metabolic syndrome. Dr. Alex Jimenez, Kenna Vaughn, and Astrid Ornelas discuss how nutrition, diet, and fitness, as well as getting good sleep, can help regulate inflammation to prevent further health issues. Smoothies are also a good way to add extra nutrients. Dr. Alex Jimenez, Kenna Vaughn, Astrid Ornelas, discuss what type of foods, nutraceuticals, and supplements, you can eat, drink, and take to regulate inflammation and promote overall health and wellness to prevent health issues like metabolic syndrome, among others. – Podcast Insight
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