What is Metabolic Syndrome – The Real Cause – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

What is Metabolic Syndrome – The Real Cause – Healthy Ketogenic Diet


so I’m sure we’ve all heard about the
term metabolic syndrome floating around especially in the Quito community and
today I want to take a few minutes to talk about what it is and why we should
be paying attention to it because there are actually things that we need to know
so that we can make changes in our life hello everyone welcome to Mind Blowing
Health and Wellness with Violet I’m Violet I’m a psychologist and the reason I
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for those of us in the keto space we’ve been hearing this term metabolic
syndrome kind of thrown around and when I first heard it I wasn’t exactly sure
what it was and now the more that I’ve learned about it the more I realized
that people talk about metabolic syndrome but not in a way that really
helps us to understand what it is why we should be concerned about it and
actually if there is anything we can do about it what we should be trying to do
about it metabolic syndrome I’m gonna give you
what doctors are looking for to start this off you need three out of five
symptoms to be classified as having metabolic syndrome so if you have excess
weight around your midsection that’s one of the symptoms if you’re fasting
glucose is more than 5.6 that’s another symptom having high blood pressure
another one of the symptoms triglycerides over 1.5 and the final one
is if you have HDL less than one so if you have three out of the five symptoms
you would be classified of having metabolic syndrome what’s really
important for us to understand about metabolic syndrome so those five
symptoms all five of those symptoms are caused by insulin resistance so right
away the number one piece of information that you need to have that you’re
probably not getting from your doctor is that you have insulin resistance
automatically if you have metabolic syndrome
now what’s also frustrating is that because all five of those symptoms are
caused by insulin resistance even having one of them would suggest that very
likely you have insulin resistance and insulin resistance is something that we
absolutely can address and absolutely should be addressing as early as we know
that it’s present what’s important from a psychological point of view is that
our ideas about those five symptoms have become watered down over the past twenty
years it really isn’t at all strange to see
someone with a large midsection we walked down the street probably every
seventh person has a large Missis room male and female it’s very normal in our
society to see people who have large mid sections because they’re overweight so
these two things kind of go together but it’s even very normal in our society to
see thin people with large midsections if you’re male you’re being told that
you have a beer belly and if you’re female
usually it’s accredited to the fact that you’ve had children but in reality we
don’t blink at the fact that we often are large around the middle now here’s
the problem being large around the middle is not automatic it’s not
something that has to be there and I remember being young before I had my
children talking to friends and it was the expectation that after we have
children we would probably have a hard time losing the weight and that you know
being large especially having that stomach because you’ve had children what
seemed to be normal but part of the problem is that if I think something’s
normal then not only do I not fight against it but I almost encourage it to
happen right because my expectation is that it will be there and then when it
starts to happen to me I allow it to be there because well it’s normal everybody
gains weight when they have children and everybody has a big middle section after
they’ve had children and it just becomes something that you think is supposed to
be there if I’m
if I’m told that you know when you get old of course you’re gonna be heavier
and you’re gonna have a bigger man then it’s just something that you decide well
that’s just my destiny if I believe something has to happen I will let it
happen now the other four are a bit more difficult to understand why they’ve
become accepted and normal in our society but okay here’s part of it our
fasting glucose being over five point six why is that seen as normal like why
are we not concerned when our fasting glucose is five point one or five point
two why does it need to be six or six point something before we’re concerned
about it well part of the problem is that when our fasting glucose starts to
be higher oftentimes we’re told by our doctor it’s not a problem yet so it’s
not a problem yet but that means the problem is coming we are so used in our
society that if the doctor says it’s not a problem yet that means I’m okay when
actually that’s not what it means if the doctor says it’s not a problem yet what
it means is that currently I’m not in danger but the yet part means that I
could become in danger I’ve been told on many different occasions for different
medical things from my doctor it’s not a problem yet my reaction is always okay
how do I stop them from becoming a problem the other issue that I see there
is that often especially when it comes to the onset so the approach of diabetes
doctors are not giving good information about how to stop it from being a
problem so for example I’m very aware that when my mother was diagnosed with
her pre-diabetes situation so basically her glucose levels were elevated and my
mother had that conversation what she was told was a it was not a problem yet
but also be just reduce your sugars and unfortunately my issue with that
statement is that telling the average person who does a typical standard
American diet standard Canadian diet to just reduce your sugars doesn’t drive
home the need to reduce the amount of rice you’re eating we are from the
Caribbean we have rice six days on seven it doesn’t drive home
the need to cut down bread something that my mom eats and our whole family
was eating it doesn’t cut drive home they need to cut down most of the pasta
on the seventh day it doesn’t talk about the need to drop down these car be heavy
foods potatoes carrots fruit all things that we eat eat daily so one of the
issues that I have is that we are used to living a lifestyle where we have
elevated glucose numbers because when our doctor sees those elevated glucose
numbers first of all they tell us it’s not a problem yet but second of all they
tell us drop your sugar down rather than being very specific and very you know
clear and giving a list of these are the foods that you really should try to
avoid since your sugar seems to be going right be more specific I would love to
see doctors be more specific on how people can address that their glucose
numbers the other thing that’s very frustrating is that we know that by the
time you get a diagnosis of diabetes you’ve been living with insulin
resistance and pre-diabetes for at least 10 years maybe even some people longer
than that and so why we wait until the person needs medication before
addressing what you could do naturally to diminish the need for medication is a
very frustrating situation that we all live in but again it comes back to its
normal in our society we see high glucose doctors see it every day it’s
normal right but it’s not that’s the problem having high glucose numbers is
actually not normal and this is what I’m trying to help everyone to understand
because if I get my glucose numbers back to the normal range I eventually end up
in a situation where I’m not having to manage a diabetic situation and I can
live my life normally now triglycerides high blood pressure and HDL are even
more tricky first of all triglycerides and HDL and also glucose numbers we need
a doctor to to take that measurement for us because most of us don’t have the
ability to take that measurement at home especially the glucose numbers before we
come diabetic we don’t usually have that machinery at home blood pressure most of
us don’t have a blood pressure machine at home so we go to the doctor we get
all this information taken then we get feedback again what’s a really difficult
is that like if if I take my blood pressure right now I have a cursory
knowledge that 120 over 80 is normal but I have no idea when the number becomes
problematic like is it 130 is it 135 is it 140 over
is it 85 95 100 like I really don’t know what over what is when it becomes
problematic right and so the thing is is that when we’re sitting in front of the
doctor and the doctors looking at this information and says oh it’s not a
problem yet most of us don’t have enough medical knowledge to challenge what the
doctor saying and to say oh that sounds like that number is not great now
because we don’t have that knowledge we run with whatever the doctor says and
you know the doctor might give us some advice like maybe you should exercise
more maybe you should do this for that to try to work on it right but maybe you
should exercise more versus you need to work your heart muscle so we want you
doing some cardio it’s completely different right it’s a different
statement I feel that the medical profession because we’ve gotten used to
seeing people in these situations because of the way we’ve been eating is
not being strict enough with us to help us to make the choices and decisions
that we need to make I might learn that my blood pressure’s a little high and
because I’m not a doctor I’m not gonna make the link to oh wait that means I
have influence and that has to do with how much carbs am eating the average
person isn’t going to make that link the average person isn’t going to go oh my
God my HDL is a little low that means I have insulin resistance and
that’s related to how much cars I’m eating the average person is going to do
that even though it’s exactly what it means because insulin resistance causes
all five of the symptoms it doesn’t become a problem for the doctor until
it’s time to give you medication but by that point now I’m doing something that
well I know personally I wouldn’t want to be doing
I rather change my diet than take medication when is my opportunity to
change my diet and see this is the thing I need to know that it’s my diet causing
the problem for me to even have the opportunity to change my diet so what’s
gonna happen you’re gonna get diagnosed with metabolic syndrome
alright the doctor might throw that term out to you and you’re gonna do what we
all do you’re gonna go home you’re gonna County internet you’re
gonna say what’s metabolic syndrome and when you get on the internet and you see
you’re gonna see metabolic syndrome is a cluster of symptoms that predict a risk
factor for heart disease stroke and type 2 diabetes and all of a sudden you’ve
now been put in the position of realizing that oh my god I’m on the road
to heart attack stroke or type 2 diabetes what’s continues to be
frustrating to me is that when you do that internet research that I did
because I want to see what will I see with I look up metabolic syndrome you
get the scary part of the information but you don’t get the information that
says it’s caused by insulin resistance and can be solved by reducing the amount
of carbohydrates that you eat so now what’s happening to me I’m at home I’m
reading this information and I’m scared and what am i likely to do sure gonna
take that medication and lower my blood pressure or that medication to lower my
in my glucose numbers or I’m going to take that medication to move my
triglycerides in my right my HD I’m gonna take the medication because I know
what heart disease is I know what a stroke is and I know what diabetes is
and I don’t want any of those things but once again what have I just done I just
complicated my life because now I’m taking a
medication to solve something that food could solve why is this important
well because those medications have side effects so I’m taking a medication to
solve a problem that was brought on by the way I was eating and at no point am
I looking at the way that I’m eating and trying to change the way I’m eating to
solve the problem and what I want everyone to understand is that we can
solve high blood pressure extra weight around the midsection high triglycerides
low HDL and high glucose numbers with a proper diet that follows along the needs
of people so humans eating low carb eating moderate protein and fat you can
undo insulin resistance we can actually solve that and when we solve insulin
resistance we solve those five markers that we’re putting us in a metabolic
syndrome situation I need to know that in order to actually address my food and
the worst part is when I hear my doctor say it’s a little high but or for HDL
it’s a little low but if I already know that
metabolic syndrome symptoms are caused by insulin resistance when I hear my
doctor say that my numbers are off all of a sudden I’m now aware I must have
the beginnings of insulin resistance or actually have insulin resistance and I
need to address my food we need to be wellness warriors and focus our time
energy effort on the things that are going to keep us healthy that means we
need knowledge we need information about what it is we’re supposed to be eating
we need information about how the food affects our meta metabolic issues and so
our how the food affects our body weight how the food of affect but especially
midsection midsection is important because when you have a large midsection
what is actually telling you is that because of your insulin resistance
carbohydrates are being turned into fat and being stored in places that are not
supposed to have fat around your liver around your pancreas right it’s being
stored there that’s why your midsection is is getting large if I don’t
understand that that’s what’s happening I don’t understand that this is a
problem and I treat it like oh it’s just because I had a baby or it’s just
because I drink a lot of alcohol which alcohol can affect that too but is
that’s not a better reason right it’s still causing is still creating the
scenario of insulin resistance take your health seriously understand what is
causing medibot understand metabolic syndrome first and foremost and
understand what’s causing metabolic syndrome so that you can make better
choices for you when the doctor says your blood pressure is a little high now
you know what it means that you know that very likely that means I’m gonna I
mean barking on an insulin resistance situation and I can go home and adjust
my carbohydrate intake and if I do it early enough I might be able to do low
carb rather than needing to do keto or carnivore right if I do it early enough
I can change my story change my situation before it’s problematic 125
grams or less is still a heck of a lot more than 20 grams of less or less and
it’s really a lot more than 0 grams of carbs per day if I can do low carb and
maintain a healthier lifestyle maintain my blood glucose levels maintain my
blood pressure maintain my HDL triglycerides if I can do all of that
with low carb starting that low carb lifestyle earlier in life will really be
beneficial to me and at the end of the day honestly if you need to do keto it’s
not that difficult it really isn’t but it’s what are you planning to invest
in are you invested in yourself your life your health your ability to see
those grandchildren your ability to go play golf or basketball or whatever
it is that you love to do are you ready to invest in you and live the life you
want to live that’s a real question I hope you guys found this video helpful
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16 thoughts on “What is Metabolic Syndrome – The Real Cause – Healthy Ketogenic Diet”

  1. Thanks Violet! This is a really good video. I think I am living proof that high blood pressure can be made better with keto. It is still a bit high to my liking, but I'll get there.

    And yeah keto/ultra low carb isn't that hard.

  2. Thank you, Violet, for this life-saving/health-promoting information in a straight forward clear way. The average person can grasp this concept and information and apply it or do more research on their own.

    As always, you are on point. Thank you again and again.

  3. As always your videos are very informative and knowledgeable! I love them all 👍

    Thanks s lot for being there for us!

    God bless😚

  4. Yes, I thought all the issues I had was a normal part of getting old until I started keto. You nailed it.

  5. Great vid. Thank you. Follow the money, it’s all about getting…AND KEEPING YOU ON MEDS. Most conventional drs are pushers for the drug lords…BIG PHARMA. It’s people looking like you that are helping us get healthy.

  6. Metabolic Syndrome is nothing less than Metabolic Mayhem caused by excess carbohydrate intake. (No human needs to eat any carbohydrates, ever, period.) You are quite right – what we think of as 'normal' we accept and shrug of any concerns and our failure to achieve improvement…because "it is not important". Thank you, Violet.

  7. And many of these medications increase hunger/cravings and slow metabolism, leading to more weight gain. 😣 Thanks Violet for this simple explanation. 👍😊

  8. Wow, that really hit home. Thank you for explaining what Metabolic Syndrome is. My doctor NEVER told me anything about it even when I mention doing keto. I'm told to not do keto but cut out all the starches and sugars; and did not mention low carbs. It's confusing when doctors say things to counter keto; and people who actually do keto and have great results. Thanks again for a great video.

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