Metabolic Minute: The Important Relationship Between Cholesterol & Metaflammation

Is cholesterol important, should you pay attention to only it if it’s high? Or, is it something you can skip over on your next annual? In today’s Metabolic Minute® you’ll learn why paying attention to cholesterol is still important, but why the relationship it has to metaflammation is key. 

Why do lipids matter?
Cardiovascular disease is still the biggest killer of Americans.  It’s been perplexing because even people who do not have high cholesterol can have a heart attack.  Yet higher levels of cholesterol are definitely associated with increased risk.  What we’re learning is your risk is not just from lipid levels, but the different subtypes of heart related lab markers, including some that show how metabolically inflamed you are.  The more inflamed you are the more you create bad actor lipids, such as oxidized (rusted) LDL cholesterol which can damage the inside of your arteries over time, and the inflammation itself can increase your health risks.

What do I do if my lipids are elevated?
– Do an advanced lipid screen.
– Check your lipid particle size and numbers 
– Check for oxidized LDL 
– Look at myeloperoxidase
– Check apolipoprotein b and lipoprotein a 

These markers will help you get a more accurate assessment of where you truly stand with metabolic inflammation, your cardiovascular risk and what changes you need to make in order to be healthie

Metabolic TRIADS® to Pay Attention to:

Triad 1: Endurance (Cardio, Pulmonary, Neuro-Vascular) This TRIAD includes the cardiopulmonary unit, autonomic nervous system, and the vascular tree. This TRIAD reflects the relationship of mind and heart, mediated by the respiratory cycle. When TRIAD 3 is balanced, the individual has plenty of metabolic resiliency and strength to meet the challenges of life. When levels are not in sync one can become inflamed and spasmodic. 

Find out how your five Metabolic TRIADS stack up by getting a Metabolic Code® assessment and report done with one the practitioners in our nation wide network. This will give you honest insight into where your health is today, and where you’re headed in the years to come. Click here to get a sample report.

Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations:

If you change your diet, you can change your life. Our Metabolic Code® Diet programs have been crafted by our in-house dietitians to help you reset your metabolic systems and get your looking good and feeling better in as little as two weeks. Curious? Get some free resources to help you get started.

Try Our New Supplement Line:

Quality supplements, that work, and are backed by research. These supplements are available only through a Metabolic Code Practitioner. 

AMLA-C

A natural form of vitamin C from the Amla plant.  Also has potent anti-inflammatory effects by neutralizing free radicals and helping to restore our vitamin E and glutathione levels.

PON-1

Contains quercetin, and astaxanthin in combination with a high quality pomegranate extract, a potent antioxidant that can protect blood vessel walls from being damaged by oxidized LDL cholesterol.  Pomegranate also supports the production of the PON 1 proteins that can break down organophosphate pesticides.

Sunfiber

A patented low FODMAP fiber that not only supports beneficial flora and gut health, it has been shown to reduce after insulin spikes that cause inflammation.  Also has been shown to help reduce lipid levels.

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Consumers: Think you could benefit from these products? Talk to your Metabolic Code® practitioner today or reach out to us to get connected with a practitioner in our network.