Food is Medicine

The quote, “Let food be thy medicine” is one that we firmly believe at Metabolic Balance. The foods you put in your body every day is one of the most important things that impacts your well-being. Many chronic health conditions are associated with inflammation and one of the strongest drivers of inflammation is poor nutrition. Eating well and eating the right foods can reduce inflammation and therefore improve your health.

To learn more about how Metabolic Balance can help food be your medicine connect with us over Facebook or visit our website.

World Asthma Day

Did you know that today is World Asthma Day?

World Asthma Day (WAD) takes place each year on the first Tuesday in May. It was started by the Global Initiative for Asthma in 1998 to raise awareness and educate people about asthma.

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the lungs and can vary in severity. In patients with asthma, their lungs and airways are inflamed making it difficult to move air in and out of the lungs.

During this global pandemic, those with asthma are at an even greater risk. For those with asthma it is important to eat a diet that helps minimize or reduce inflammation in the body. An optimized diet (i.e. Metabolic Balance!) full of whole foods, complete proteins, and free of artificial ingredients can do just that. For those of us without asthma let us make sure we offer support and care to those with this condition.

For more information visit: https://www.aaaai.org/

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Did You Know that Poor Nutrition Can Promote Inflammation?

Poor nutrition is a major cause of chronic inflammation, stated in numerous recent studies. In particular, it’s increasingly apparent that many conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and rheumatism are more closely related to inflammation than it was discussed only a few years ago. A major cause of inflammatory processes in the body is a poor diet or malnutrition. A diet rich in ‘bad’ fats such as saturated fats and trans fats and high in simple sugars (basically the average western diet) is increasingly shown to promote chronic inflammation. This is in direct contrast to fiber, antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, healthy fats in fish and nuts plus beneficial oils, such as olive oil, which all have a natural anti-inflammatory effect. These recommendations correlate with Metabolic Balance and why reducing inflammation is one of the key benefits experienced by many of our clients.

Find a certified Metabolic Balance Coach to create a nutrition plan that will show your anti-inflammatory foods in a tailor-made meal plan!

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