Heartiness Approach leads you on a path away from Metabolic Syndrome....
To encourage a better way to eat, exercise, play, sleep and live.
Food is a joy in life. The reality is that food is the center of our relaxation, entertainment, business, and life. The more we eat, drink and share with our friends, family and colleagues the more we connect.
Big business is built around food because that is where the money is spent. Today we have more diabetes, heart disease and obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, the GERD than ever before. We pop a pill and go on with our lifestyle.
These diseases were not as prevalent thirty years ago. Yes we have food that is "supersized" and yes our portions are larger at restaurants, but do we really eat that much more than we used too.
Think about it. We can blame a lot of causes. Is it a lack of self control? Many people may lack self control but babies and children are obese and have diabetes. They are not at fault. Forty year old people are in the emergency rooms with heart attacks.
There must be something more. There is! The type of food we eat now is the big problem. The ingredients in the food we eat now cause the illness.
Heartiness Approach is taking on Metabolic Syndrome. What is it, you ask?
“The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and pre-diabetes, abdominal obesity, changes in cholesterol and high blood pressure. For a person to be defined as having the metabolic syndrome, the new definition requires they have central obesity (Belly Fat), plus two of the following four additional factors: raised triglycerides (TG), reduced HDL-cholesterol, raised blood pressure or raised fasting plasma glucose level.”
International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
IDF recommends that primary management for the metabolic syndrome is healthy lifestyle promotion.
- moderate calorie restriction (to achieve a 5–10 per cent loss of body weight in the first year)
- moderate increase in physical activity
- change in dietary composition
The American Heart Association, The World Health Organization and many others join the International Diabetic Federation in stating that these illness could diminish with healthy lifestyle changes.
Where as we will teach people of all ages, our focus is on people over 50 years of age, especially people with symptoms of the Metabolic Syndrome.
Heartiness Approach is not a magic pill, not a handful of supplements and we don’t have all the answers (no one does), but we have enough to help you turn your health around.
Our bodies are very resilient and can suffer abuse for many years, even decades before they show symptoms and then disease. BUT, they are just as resilient in recovery, healing and repair.
You are not too old. You can turn it around.
Much of the abuse can be forgiven by our bodies when we change our lifestyle.
This is not just a cute saying that we try to do and then throw up our hands and move on to something else.
Lifestyle change is a true medical, emotional, physical, nutritional change that must take place if you want the reward of future years with healthy living.
What we put in our body really does matter. Food is the fuel for our cells giving us our ability to move, to think, to walk, to grow, and to live.
There are products that we have been eating for years that are wrong for our body.
With the food revolution, some of the fraudulent practices of promoting poor food, methods of preparation and growing methods, have been exposed and changes are slowly being made. Food grown in overworked soil in mono-crops, with GMO seeds and showered with insecticides is the food that is available to us in cans, boxes, frozen food and fresh food. Animals living in over-crowded non-natural habitat have been brought to the attention of the world. New words like Natural, Enriched, Fortified and Organic have surfaced and some have meaning while others are just a marketing ploy.
Numberless diets have us eat high protein, high carbohydrates, gluten free, wheat free, meat free, vegetable free, saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, good fats, bad fats, partially-hydrogenated fats, Trans-fat, oils, fructose, sugar substitutes, soy, high cholesterol, low cholesterol, cleansing, juices, counting points, counting calories, and labels, labels, labels.
Our objective is healthiness. If losing weight is your only objective, you will just gain it back when you return to your former habits. We offer you this challenge to find a way to make Heartiness Approach a part of your life even though it may mean large changes in your own current lifestyle. This is a great journey.