February is National Heart Awareness month, and one of the best things you can do for your heart is to shed those extra pounds of fat.
Sometimes we get caught up “isolating” our health goals and treat everything as a separate process. I can tell you it’s a whole lot easier to focus on the root cause, as multiple health issues can fall like dominos.
For instance, extra body fat and heart disease often have a major factor in common, excessive insulin production. Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, the state of elevated insulin levels, train your body to store fat, and not burn it.
Insulin resistance is the root of what’s known as metabolic syndrome; dramatically increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, resistant weight loss, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and many other “modern day diseases” that can be prevented and managed through lifestyle strategies such as diet, exercise and natural supplements.