Metabolic Syndrome also known as Syndrome X. But contracting Syndrome X does not make you a        member of the X-Men. It makes you more susceptible to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and host of other circulatory and metabolic conditions. To know more about metabolic syndrome, click here. Below are some tips that you can do right away and take charge of your health.

1) Exercise and losing  weight

Losing weight must be the primary aim for anyone with metabolic syndrome and exercising is the way to go. As metabolic syndrome is an effect of long term storage of unused energy as fat and insulin inefficiency, the trick here is to take charge of your food calorie intake and rev up your energy expenditure.

So the type of exercise I recommend is weight exercise. If you do not have weights or do not have the time to go to the gym, body weight exercise is a good alternative. Weight exercise gives you a raise in body metabolism for hours even after you are done with it. The good thing is the exercise takes you only 20-30 minutes, four days a week.

Basic weight exercise movements should help you in achieving your desired weight level. Try different variations of squats ( the best for revving up energy expenditure) and push ups. Also invest in a chin up bar and elastic band so that you can do your exercise at home. ( my advice is to invest in a personal trainer at your nearby gym or fitness center to learn the basics of weight exercise so that you do not hurt yourself while doing it with a wrong posture and as an encouragement for you to stay on track with your exercise regimen)

2) Reduce the Whites Get rid of the whites fast!

They are the next worst thing to the white powder drug addicts are addicted to.

White salt, White sugar, white rice, and white flour!

Bleached, refined and devoid of any natural nutrients (beware of the “fortified with Vitamin B stuff”… it does not work the way natural vitamins do). It is just an utter waste of money by just consuming them.

3) Try eating THIS way (challenge for Asians)

Go fruits first, then veggies, meat next, then rice. You will find that you will be consuming less simple carbohydrates in no time. Too much simple carbohydrates in your daily diet spikes your sugar level at an consistent rate then converts it to fat if not used, contributing to metabolic syndrome.

Consuming too much simple carbohydrates increases your body’s production of insulin. If the body develops insulin resistance as a result, consistently high sugar levels kicks in and eventually develops into diabetes mellitus.

4) Take care of your gut

The digestive system consumes most of the available energy we have if we are consuming the standard modern diet which is low on enzymes and fiber.

Charge up your digestive abilities by consuming more raw natural foods rich in enzymes or alternatively take enzymes supplements. Probiotics also promotes a healthier gut.

I also would like to point out the importance of repairing the villi of our small intestines. Most allergies can be traced to damaged villies, where larger particles of undigested proteins accidentally enters our bloodstream and results in allergies.

I recommend polysaccharidepolypeptide (Alpha-PSP) to promote the repair of the small intestines. Alpha PSP also provides the source of cell ATP energy production, encourage intestinal flora balance, promotes proper production of insulin and antioxidants in the body and within the cell for DNA protection.

5) Detoxification

Despite our best efforts to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible, we cannot avoid the massive amount of environmental toxins surrounding us. It’s everywhere. Studies suggest that your home’s interior is even more toxic than the outdoors! Even the clothes you wear are toxic. The shampoo you use contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals (unless you re using organic products). So what can we do about it?


Any kind of detox, as long as, it is safe and does not use drugs and chemicals to excite the body to remove the toxins. E.g laxative for constipation. There are so many options available, colon hydrotherapy, chelation, toxin removal foot plasters, detox spa bath, scrubs, and fiber supplements made from natural ingredients.

I recommend a FIR spa system to remove the fat soluble toxins from our body. Fat soluble toxins are generally toxic chemicals that we have contact with or consumed unknowingly(pesticides). If we were to discharge these toxins through our feces and urine it will damage our kidneys and liver in the long run. The safest route to eliminate these toxins are through our sweat glands from the lymphatic system.

The plus point is we can do this everyday, safely and it promotes cardiovascular conditioning and weight management too!

p.s. Look forward to your comments! 😉