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Pare Down your Apple Shape

Dec 22, 2011 12:41AM ● By Kris Maki, WHNP

Take the belly fat quiz:

  1. Do you have central obesity or an apple body shape?

  2. Do you have elevated blood pressure?

  3. Do you have abnormal blood sugar or insulin levels?

  4. Do you have elevated triglycerides?

  5. Do you have high LDL (bad) cholesterol and or low HDL (good) cholesterol?

If you answered yes to 3 or more of the questions above, then you may have Metabolic Syndrome; a combination of conditions that increase the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It is never too late to take action, even if you’re passed the middle age mark!

Consult a physician and ask for a solution that centers on therapeutic lifestyle changes such as healthy nutrition, nutritional products, exercise, and stress management. Look for a program that addresses weight loss and underlying factors like blood sugar and the inflammation process. By committing to a program of support and lifestyle changes, you will begin the process of attaining increased energy, healthy habits, decreased inflammation and an improved lifestyle.


Kris Maki, Restoration Medicine/Lifestyle Medicine, offers the First Line Therapy program to address Metabolic Syndrome. Restoration Medicine is located in Merritt Island. Call 321-305-6254 or visit for more information.

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