Sometimes referred to as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is not a true ginseng at all. Like Asian and American ginseng varieties, eleuthero is thought to stimulate the immune system and help to lower blood sugar levels. It has traditionally been used to prevent colds and flu, support cognition and alertness, and to increase energy, longevity, and vitality. Eleuthero is an “adaptogen,” which is thought to help the body cope with either mental or physical stress.
Category Archives: Metabolic Syndrome
Research has shown that sugar has many detrimental effects on the body: diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, allergies, addiction, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia are all linked to elevated blood sugar. One of the most serious problems with our food supply in America (besides the pesticides, heavy metals, hormones and genetically modified organisms) is the incredible amount of hidden sugar in our food.
Metabolic syndrome is killing America. This group of risk factors – which includes a large waistline or “apple shape,” a high triglyceride level, a low HDL “good” cholesterol level, high blood pressure and high fasting blood sugar – can raise your risk of stroke, double your risk of heart disease and multiply your risk of diabetes by five. You must exhibit at least three of these risk factors to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. Although the risk of developing metabolic syndrome is closely linked to obesity, a lack of physical activity at any body size, as well as insulin resistance, genetics and aging may also increase your risk for metabolic syndrome. As a general rule, everyone should pay attention to metabolic health. Luckily, committing to a healthy lifestyle can help you prevent metabolic syndrome and its related disease states.
Here are 5 areas to be mindful of:
1. Maintain a balanced diet of whole foods.