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Why Metabolic Balance

Arthritis (Osteo, rheumatoid)

Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness. Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints. In some types of other organs are also affected.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance helps in reducing inflammation and in balancing the acid alkaline ratio, providing your body with adequate necessary nutrients which are assimilated in the body. Fat cells produce inflammatory markers. The Metabolic Balance nutrition program helps to reduce or shrink the fat cells, thus reducing the pro- inflammatory substances produced.

Acidity (Hyperacidity/ GERD/ reflux issues)

Hyperacidity is also known as Acid Dyspepsia and is a medical condition in which the stomach secretes a lot of acids. Excess acids may be due to medications, stress and spicy foods. What you eat and the way you eat are some of the important factors on which Hyperacidity depends. People who skip their meals and do not eat at the proper time are more prone to hyperactivity. Mixing of proteins also results in hyperacidity and reflux issues.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance helps in resolving the condition. The food recommended keeps the acid-alkaline ratio in check. The five hours gap and the water intake further aids in system correction.  Moreover, the program allows one protein at each meal and discourages the use of multiple proteins at the same meal ( eg having curd and beans together) which leads to better digestion and reduces the chances of excess acidic waste production.

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swells and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

How MB can help

Obesity reduces the capacity of lungs, particularly by reducing the expiratory reserve volume. The increase in alkalinity also helps reduce asthma symptoms. Metabolic Balance reduces the inflammation helps in balancing the hormones and reduces obesity.

 

Allergies

An allergy is a highly sensitive reaction of the body to certain substances, such as pollen, that are present in amounts that do not affect most people. Common indications of allergies include sneezing, skin rashes, itchiness, and runny nose.

How MB can help

Allergies are the side effects of a weak immune system, food allergens basically attack food proteins. The Metabolic Balance program matches the blood chemistry with food chemistry and helps an individual to know which proteins work for him and thus will reduce the chances of allergies. Metabolic Balance works with different proteins in different mealtime which provides all essential amino acids, and helps in balancing hormones reduces inflammation and increases immunity. With renewed immunity body fights with different allergies. Also, as the acidity in the body is reduced with one protein at each meal, alkaline vegetables, and adequate water, it helps bring down the allergies.

Bowel disorders (IBS)

Irregular Bowel Syndrome is a common gastrointestinal disorder that causes pain in the stomach, wind, diarrhea and constipation.

How MB can help

The nutrition-related factors are closely related to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic Balance helps because the diet is very closely linked to the blood chemistry of the client. Thus, the client gets to eat the proteins which match his/ her system in the correct amounts and ensure that the intestinal lining is healed and the system works efficiently. Also, the adequate intake of fiber and variety in the food groups,  reduces constipation and strengthens the gut.

 

Constipation

This is a condition in which there is a difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces.

How MB can help

Depending upon age, sex, height an adult should get 25-31g of fiber everyday. Also water is very important key to keep digestion clear, In the Metabolic Balance program, the food plan is balanced with enough fibre and water. The food  and the 5 hours gap between the meals- help to keep the PH balance and reduces constipation. Also customized nutrition helps to develop good gut bacteria which further helps in digestive issue.

Cancer

Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the part of the body, and can invade nearby tissue.

How MB can help

Being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for cancer. Chronically elevated levels of insulin have also shown to increase cancer risk of colon, prostate, pancreas ad breast. Losing weight decreases inflammation and thus also the cancer risk. The Metabolic Balance program advocates a balanced diet that helps to regulate insulin and aids weight loss. It also helps to give adequate nutrition so that the person does not have elevated insulin levels but has good energy and immunity. The five hours gap, water intake also insure and alkaline environment wherein cancer cells cannot survive.

 

Childhood Obesity

This is a condition in which the weight is well above the average for a child’s height and age.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance Program is developed for children 8 years and above. The program helps in normalizing the child’s weight by giving them proper nourishment and giving them good lifestyle suggestions- such as a three-meal pattern and an activity routine that they can carry on for life. The food recommended ensures that the child’s hormones are balanced, their growth is proper, they have good energy and immunity to protect them from diseases. The program helps reduce the chances of insulin resistance and prediabetes/ diabetes in children.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder caused by an excessive amount of blood sugar over a prolonged period of time either due to Insulin resistance or Insulin Insufficiency.

How MB can help

Diet has a crucial role to play in managing diabetes and associated conditions. A balanced three-meal pattern along with a comprehensive understanding of the Metabolic Balance program rules can help Diabetics manage their blood sugar levels and weight in a sustainable way. Metabolic Balance can aid in optimizing insulin levels in the system and also decrease hunger levels and symptoms of hypoglycemia in Diabetics. The complex grains such as rye, barley etc along with protein and fats at each meal ensure that the glycemic load of the food is low and will not cause sugar spikes or dips. The Metabolic Balance program has helped diabetics to reduce their medication and balance nutrient deficiencies by carefully selecting foods that are optimally matched to their needs. This also helps to avoid the complications related to diabetes.

Pre-diabetes

Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar is higher than it should be, but it’s not high enough to be full-blown diabetes.It constitutes of two conditions, Impaired glucose tolerance i.e higher than normal (140-199mg/dl) Blood Sugar following a meal and Impaired Fasting Glucose which is higher than normal Blood sugar(100-125mg/dl) on an empty stomach.

How MB can help

The correct choices of protein which match your body system combined with right proportions of the proteins, complex carbohydrates and fats help to balance the blood sugar levels and manage insulin production in the body. Gradually, a person with the three balanced meals of the Metabolic Balance program and regular physical activity, is able to manage the fasting blood sugar and reverse the signs of pre diabetes.

 

Insulin resistance

Insulin is a hormone produced by the Pancreas which is critical for the body’s use of glucose as energy. Insulin resistance (IR) is a condition in which the body’s cells become resistant to the effects of insulin. That is, the normal response to a given amount of insulin is reduced. Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome often have Insulin resistance. It can also lead to other metabolic conditions like Abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, PCOS in women and Type 2 Diabetes. The physiological symptoms of Insulin resistance include appearance of velvety dark patches and thickening of the skin and raised skin tags around the neck, armpits and groin area. If you notice any of these signs, make sure to correct your diet and meet your doctor.

How MB can help

Chronic inflammation and excess weight can lead to insulin resistance which can be the starting point of Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolic Balance diet can help fix the early signs and symptoms of Diabetes and insulin resistance. With 8-10% reduction in body weight and waist circumference , one can keep the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes at bay. The increase in insulin sensitivity also helps to restore the basic complexion in the darkened skin areas such as back of the neck, armpits etc. It even helps resolve the skin pigmentation which happened due to the insulin fluctuations in the body.

Bone health (Osteoporosis, Osteopenia)

Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Osteopenia is a condition in which the bone mineral density is lower than normal. Osteopenia can progress to Osteoporosis if preventive steps are not taken.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance with its balanced nutrition plan, provides adequate supply of the macro and micro nutrients. The reduction in the acidic condition and availability of good protein, calcium, phosphorus etc ensures that our bones remain healthy and strong.

 

Depression

A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance with its food recommendation help to restore proper macro and micro nutrients to the body aiding in better energy. The insulin regulation help in the renewed sense of energy and better self confidence.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) also known as impotence is a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity.

How MB can help

Elevated insulin in the body impacts the production of the hormone DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone). Low levels of DHEA are associated with a higher risk for Erectile dysfunction in men. Metabolic Balance helps in balancing the insulin hormone which then stimulates the DHEA  hormone that has been shown to improve the libido in women and to help ED in man. The nourishment provided with the recommended balanced diet helps to fulfill the amino acid requirement of the body for proper production of the hormones and enzymes.

 

Fungal infections

Fungal infection is an overgrowth of yeast/ fungus. Fungus is present in the skin and near the mucous membrane. If too much of it collects, it causes candidiasis. Presence of  extra sugars allow the yeast to colonize at unhealthy levels. When blood glucose levels are high the body excretes the extra sugar in mucus, sweat and urine. Yeast feeds on sugar making the skin, genital areas and feet more prone to the infections.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance with its balance three meals reduces the sugar spikes in the body. The recommended foods such as complex carbohydrates and proteins- allow slow release of sugar. Due to the non-availability of high sugars, the fungus cannot thrive and the person is relieved. Moreover, the Metabolic balance food plan encourages water intake and keeps the body alkaline, thus discouraging any kind of infection.

Flatulence

Flatulence is basically excessive gas that is present in the intestinal tract.

How MB can help

The Metabolic Balance program advocates the proper time to eat and chew your food well. Eating in a hurry and under stress may lead to the gulping of food, which may cause indigestion and flatulence. also promotes proper chewing thus reduces gases and flatulence. The balanced diet helps to reduce the traces of free radicals, gases, and acidity and clears up the gut and maintain healthy gut enzymes. 

 

Gout

Gout is a disease in which defective metabolism of uric acid causes arthritis, specially the smaller bones of the feet, deposition of chalk stones, and episodes of acute pain.

How MB can help

People who have gout should reduce the consumption of foods that are high in purines- red meat, seafood, fruit juices, sugar-sweetened drinks and alcohol. The Metabolic Balance programs give proper suggestions based on one’s blood analysis about the types and amounts of proteins they should consume. The three meal pattern not only ensures proper flushing of toxins but also helps to fulfill the requirement of proteins, suggested at each meal. Adequate water intake also helps to improve kidney function, so that excess uric acid can be flushed out. The program allows one fruit at each meal thus helping in controlling the amount of fructose. The consumption of fruit juices and sweetened drinks is discouraged so that the uric acid levels can be controlled well in time.

Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a general term for conditions affecting the heart and/or blood vessels. It is usually associated with a build up of fatty deposits of cholesterol inside the arteries and an increased risk of blood clots.

How MB can help

Elevated insulin leads to production of high cholesterol. The three meal pattern ensures insulin regulation and thus controls cholesterol production.  The five-hour gap between the meals also gives the body rest and enough time for fat burning. Insulin regulation also helps reduce the unnecessary blood clotting and promotes fibrinolysis (breaking down of clots). Adequate water intake ensures good blood flow in the body. Metabolic Balance with its adequate proteins, complex carbohydrates and omega 3 fatty acids helps to reduce inflammation, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

 

Hyper acidity

Hyper acidity is also known as Acid Dyspepsia and is a medical condition in which the stomach secretes a lot of acids. What you eat and the way you eat are some of the important factors on which Hyper acidity depends. Spicy, oily and fried foods cause the problems of acidity. People who skip their meals and do not eat at the proper time are more prone to hyperactivity. Metabolic Balance helps in resolving the condition.

How MB can help

Metabolic balance focuses on inclusion of more alkaline foods and giving a proper 5 hours gap between meals, thus reducing the acidity episodes. Adequate hydration also makes sure that the reflux does not occur and a person is able to eat stress free. Moreover, the proteins allowed on the plan are the ones which the body requires thus reducing the chances of excess acidic waste production.

Headaches/ Migraines

Continuous pain in the head that causes worry or difficulty resulting in feeling like your head is splitting. It is very bothersome. A migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.

How MB can help

Proper eating timings, nutritious food, good water intake all contribute to diminish the headache frequency and make the individual healthy. Metabolic Balance with its varied food options enables us to cover the macro & micronutrient deficiencies. The food items such as almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, legumes, fresh fruits ad vegetables give us nutrients like magnesium, manganese, selenium etc which help nourish the body and reduce and cure the episodes of migraines.

 

Hair loss / Hair fall

An average person normally loses up to 100 strands every day. If a person is losing more than this, there might be several reasons for it. Besides aging, the most common reason for hair fall may be crash dietings and nutritional deficiencies (Protein, Iron, Zinc and vitamins). Proteins are the building blocks of our body including our hair, and inadequate consumption of food items rich in proteins ( legumes, nuts, seeds, cheese, eggs etc)  may contribute to thin hair and hair loss.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance is a tailor-made plan where the food chemistry matches the blood chemistry, and thus the protein and vitamin deficiencies are sorted out.  Each meal in the program is well balanced with adequate proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, fats etc. to nourish the body and take care of its macro and micronutrient requirements.

 

Insomnia

Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired. Insomnia is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood.

How MB can help

The Metabolic Balance program manages insulin thus aiding proper production of melatonin hormone (sleep wake cycle hormone). Once the system correction starts and the body starts responding better, the sleep and energy levels of a person improve immensely.

 

Infertility

Infertility is a disease of a reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve the clinical pregnancy after 12 month or regular unprotected sexual intercourse. It can be caused by many reasons damaged Fallopian tube,hormonal imbalance,stress, PCOS/ PCOD, obesity etc. When stress from cortisol increases, body faces the imbalance in hormones and can’t maintain a fertile state. The hormone in the gut and the rest of the body go haywire.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance works with healthy proteins and balance nutrition which work on insulin and reduces inflammation restores the hormonal health required in fertility. The regulation of insulin leads to proper production of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)– the mother of all sex hormones. As the body produces these hormones in adequate amounts as per the requirement, the chances of fertility in both males (betterment of sperm quality) and females (PCOS etc) is increased.  Overall, the healthy food recommendations provided by the Metabolic Balance program helps the body with its macro and micro nutrient requirements, thus helping the males and females have a healthy body which is also a pre-requisite for healthy family life.

Liver issues / Fatty Liver

Fatty liver, hepatic steatosis, is a term that describes the build up of fat in the liver. Studies have shown that a 5% reduction in BMI is accompanied by 25% reduction in liver fat.

 

 

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance helps by improving the liver through an adequate amount of hydration and proper nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Controlling the eating time, gives the body enough time to take rest and cleanse the system timely. Also, as one of the rules states that we need to finish our food before 9 pm and not to have anything after that, makes sure that the body gets enough time for rejuvenation and liver cleansing.

 

Migraine

A migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance with its varied protein options enables us to cover the micronutrient deficiencies. Proper eating timings, nutritious food, good water intake all contribute to diminish the headache frequency and make the individual healthy.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of medical conditions present simultaneously in a patient, high Blood Pressure and an excess of abdominal fat, that increases a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

How MB can help

Metabolic Balance helps by eating a healthy diet and improving your cholesterol, insulin resistance and blood pressure. Metabolic Balance emphasizes “GOOD” FATS, with a balance of carbohydrates and proteins.