Would you like to know more about Diabetes Type II and what you can do to change it?

Overview

Diabetes Type IIDiabetes mellitus type II is a common condition that is categorised under metabolic disease. It is clinically defined as the prolonged state of hyperglycaemia accompanied by the disturbance in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. As a result of the prolonged hyperglycaemia, there will eventually be defects in insulin regulation and secretion.

In diabetes type II the body can still produce insulin; however the problem lies with its usage and action. As of the moment, there is no cure for diabetes but the symptoms could be managed and the condition could be prevented.

Do you suffer from Hypertension? Is this a solution for you?

Overview

HypertensionHypertension is the clinical term used to denote the presence of high blood pressure. It is one of the leading causes of the global burden of disease. The condition is a lifestyle disease and is associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. It is one of the most studied disease conditions that have a lot of treatment options available.

Blood pressure is the ‘force’ that keeps blood moving through your arteries once it has been pumped from your heart. Blood pressure readings can give an indication of how hard your heart is working, and are an important part of a general health assessment.

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is a condition that increases your chances of developing serious health problems like stroke, heart and kidney disease.

Is GOUT ruining your life? Find the solution here?

Overview

GOUT What it is and how it could be treatedGout is a common and complex type of arthritis caused by high uric acid levels. The uric acid forms crystals that accumulate in the synovial cavity of the joints. Gouty arthritis takes a long course before it develops into a disease. It equally affects both men and women, although it is more common in men. Luckily, the disease could be treated with a proper diet and lifestyle change like those emphasised in our protocol.

Obesity, what you need to know!

Overview

ObesityObesity is defined as having a body mass index which is severely more than the normal. The body mass index (BMI) is based on one’s height and body weight and the Waisthip ratio or waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips; these are the primary criteria for the detection of obesity. Obesity is a growing concern in our society today because it is highly associated with different conditions which include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and metabolic syndrome. Although it is a metabolic condition, it imposes a lot of cardiovascular risk.

Nutrition & Weight Loss Company | Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects up to 21% of Women! Do you have it?

Nutrition & Weight Loss Company | Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome is a common medical condition affecting women. The term “syndrome” means to say that the condition produces a set of interrelated signs and symptoms which we will discuss later on.

According to the PCOS Australian Alliance, 12-21% of women in reproductive age group are diagnosed with PCOS. The statistics also noted that the condition is more common in overweight and obese women.

Another study led by the University of Adelaide also adds that a striking 68-69% of women suffering from PCOS remain undiagnosed. The condition certainly is a frustrating experience for women but luckily it could be managed with proper diet, nutrition, and exercise.

Sleep Apnoea, what is it and What you can do about it

Sleep ApnoeaOverview

Sleep apnoea is the condition where breathing temporary stops during sleep. Apnoea is a medical term which means the absence of normal breathing. The condition occurs because of an involuntary relaxation of the muscles of the pharyngeal walls.

People who suffer from sleep apnoea usually snore, snort, or gasp in their sleep. The condition has harmful effects on the quality of sleep and overall health. Because of the repetitive episodes of apnoea, the person would often feel fatigued and tired throughout the day.

Insulin Resistance: The Real Reason Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

Overview

Insulin ResistanceInsulin resistance is clinically defined as the inability of the body to utilize insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which regulates energy utilization. After eating, the pancreas is stimulated to release the hormone insulin. The insulin receptors which are found on every cell should normally respond to the hormone. With insulin resistance, there is unhealthy regulation of glucose, protein, and fat in the body. This condition commonly occurs in people with abdominal obesity, faulty lipid levels, and other factors associated with metabolic syndrome.

Hyperinsulinemia, The Danger of Too Much Insulin

HyperinsulinemiaOvereating and a high carbohydrate diet are risk factors that lead to the development of hyperinsulinemia. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas in normal amounts. When people consume too much carbohydrate, the pancreas has to compensate by secreting higher quantities of insulin in order to regulate blood glucose levels.

Insulin is normally used for glucose metabolism. Hyperinsulinemia could also occur when the body cannot effectively use insulin due to resistance. In this case, insulin levels accumulate and pile up all because of resistance.

Metabolic Syndrome (syndrome X), What you need to know about how it is affecting your health

What steps you need to know to lose weightMetabolic syndrome (syndrome X) is a complex condition which increases the risk of having diabetes and other heart conditions. It is increasingly common in many countries approximately 35% of the Australian population suffer from this condition. The increase in disease prevalence was noted to be due to sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating behaviours, and obesity.

The term “metabolic” was used because the condition itself alters normal metabolic processes in the body including insulin usage. The syndrome involves a vicious cycle of insulin resistance, obesity, and metabolic derangement. But just like other disease, the metabolic syndrome is treatable and could be managed with lifestyle change, behaviour modification, and healthy eating habits.