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Are You Metabolically Healthy?

When Americans are asked if they are metabolically healthy 75% of them will answer yes.   However, a recent study done at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health showed that the metabolic health of Americans is “alarmingly low”. In fact, in the study of over 8700 individuals, the researchers found that only 12% of Americans were metabolically healthy. That means over 1 in 8 or 88% have some degree of cardiometabolic dysfunction. Cardiometabolic dysfunction is based on elevations of blood sugar and insulin, triglycerides, lipids, or blood pressure. The study researchers claimed several reasons for the findings but one of the most remarkable was that less than 37% were aware of their personal findings despite having regular care. Many patients feel...

5 Benefits of a Cardiometabolic Health Food Plan

As we begin to start promoting our annual Cardiometabolic Health workshop, it's important to take a step back and look at the benefits of eating healthy and putting together a food plan below are 5 helpful reasons why it is important. Benefits Reduce Fasting Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels Address elevated glucose (blood sugar) and insulin levels by reducing the intake of refined carbohydrates and limiting the intake of grains which can directly raise blood sugar spikes and subsequent insulin elevations. Insulin is a catabolic hormone whose role is to get glucose out of the bloodstream and bring it to the liver to be made into lipids and fat. Higher insulin levels promote the production of body fat, especially the inflammatory abdominal and visceral (around the organs) body...

Thriving for Life Cardiometabolic Program

Thriving for Life is a 4-week disease-specific program involving shared medical appointments. Enrollees will be supported by the full Thrive team-physicians, nurses, nutritionists, chefs and health coaches with well-designed, multifaceted programs addressing specific conditions. Patients will be supported through education, functional testing, cooking and nutrition classes and personalized interventions aimed at prevention and even reversal of the risks surrounding the development of chronic disease. (Group visits may be coded and billed to insurance or paid for using HSA dollars) What is Cardiometabolic Health? Cardiometabolic health is a term that encompasses cardiovascular and metabolic disturbances including elevated lipids (cholesterol), pre-diabetes, obesity, and inflammation. In the past decade, there have been dramatic rises in chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease. Cardiometabolic health is multifactorial and affected by...

Healthy Fats for your Heart | Monday Motivation

Dr. Fletcher debunks the myth that fats are bad and shares some great examples of heart-healthy fats   [embed]https://vimeo.com/327584671[/embed]     [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up on Monday Motivation" ]...

Monday Motivation: Cardiometabolic Health and Prevention

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin said this to promote fire safety. But we like to use this in terms of overall health We're focusing on Cardiometabolic disease because it affects 1 in 3 people and it's something that can be prevented with routine maintenance and a change of lifestyle behaviors. [embed]https://vimeo.com/326312463[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up on Monday Motivation!" ] ...