Metabolic Health

Only 12.2 % of adults in the USA are found to be metabolically healthy per 2019 report published by The National Library of Medicine.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has the responsibility to produce health statistics for our nation. Their findings are being used to determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases. The data for this survey was collected and analyzed from the years between 2009 until 2016. (1)

Metabolic health was defined as having optimal levels of waist circumference (WC <102/88 cm for men/women), glucose (fasting glucose <100 mg/dL and hemoglobin A1c <5.7%), blood pressure (systolic <120 and diastolic <80 mmHg), triglycerides (<150 mg/dL) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (≥40/50 mg/dl for men/women) and not taking any related medication. (1)

As a result, “Metabolic Syndrome is defined by the occurrence of 3 of the five conditions mentioned above. Affects approximately 47million Americans and it is associated with a major increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality”. (2)

As disturbing as they are in nature, these statistics are not written in stone. It doesn’t imply that there is no way around it, and most certainly, it doesn’t mean that you are left without any alternatives but taking that extra one or more medications each day.

At Project of Health, you will find a partnership, in which we will dig together for the root cause of what makes you unwell. I will make therapeutic food plans with targeted nutrients to bring your body in a state of balance. I will address your sleeping patterns, stress, relationships, exercise and movement, and firstly, use food as medicine.

We will start our journey in this program with a thorough health history, medical symptoms questionnaires, and labs you have available from your latest doctor visits and check-ups. Once you join this program, you will find support through your customized portal, the platform where we will correspond, follow trends of what works for you, and what doesn’t, ask questions and guidance.

Whether you need to balance your blood sugar or lipid levels, blood pressure readings, and/or loose excess weight around your waist, each case is unique, therefore your goals should be shaped by your needs. It’s not impossible, and with your determination, the right guidance and will, you can achieve each goal.

If you are you ready for a change and choose a more thoughtful, natural way honoring your unique body and readiness to change, Project of Health might be just what you were looking for. If you have exhausted every other healing modality with fair to no results, then please feel free to contact me and let’s get your journey to health and optimal wellness started.

References:

  1. Araújo, J., Cai, J., & Stevens, J. (2019). Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2016. Metabolic syndrome and related disorders, 17(1), 46-52.
  2. Fanti, Maura et al. “Time-Restricted Eating, Intermittent Fasting, and Fasting-Mimicking Diets in Weight Loss.” Current obesity reports vol. 10,2 (2021): 70-80.         doi:10.1007/s13679-021-00424-2

Biljana Sofronijoska Rece

Weight Loss Centers, Nutritionists, Dietitians

RDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Las Vegas
The Institute for Functional Medicine. Certified Practitioner.

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