The Holidays are meant to be spent enjoying good food and great company, not worrying about calories and cholesterol. Unfortunately, many of us suffer from cardiovascular issues, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity. This year instead of having to pass on the stuffing, or worse – having to depend on pharma drugs, let’s use nature’s medicine to protect our health!
What better way to give thanks than to treat the heart and body with a little extra love? My friends at Biostem Wellness and Dr. Dave’s Best have partnered to bring us the best quality natural heart and metabolic health products on the market. Balancing the over-indulgences of the holidays and reversing the symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome.
The Healthy Heart SuperDuo – Fish Oil and Met191
Wild Red Fish Oil – The Benefits of Omega 3.
One of the contributing factors to the widespread health issues seen in North America is the imbalance between healthy and unhealthy fats. The proper ratio of Omega 3 to 6 is 1:2, however the Standard American Diet, heavily based on fried, fast, boxed and processed foods is closer to 1:20, which means that North Americans consume about 25% more pro-inflammatory fats leading to a variety of diseases and illnesses. Since many of us are deficient in the healthy fats, supplementing with a quality fish oil is extremely beneficial.
The omega-3 fats in fish oil have a positive effect on HDL cholesterol levels and have been shown to be more cost friendly and effective than Statins, with the additional benefit of being safe to consume. While Statins do produce lower cholesterol levels, they only treat symptoms by simply blocking cholesterol. Alternative to a band-aid solution, fish oils promote healthy cholesterol levels while also attending to the root cause: inflammation.
The Best Fish Oil on the market – Dr. Dave’s Best Wild Red Pollock Oil
This product derives it’s fish oil from Genuine Alaska Pollock which is a sustainably sourced wild species that consumes a natural diet. It is extremely nutritious, low in fat, carbohydrates and cholesterol and is a wonderful source of protein and minerals. This type of fish is low in mercury and other contaminants found in seafood. With Alaska Pollock being regularly tested for environmental toxins and heavy metals, as well as the extra filtration process used, there is no need to worry when consuming Dr. Dave’s best!
Met 191 – A healthy, safe and effective way to manage cholesterol and Metabolic Syndrome
Millions of North Americans take Fortamet or Metformin to manage their diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity. Although this drug may be effective at managing blood sugar levels, it doesn’t come without a cost. Many people experience serious side effects such as abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, shallow breathing, lowered thyroid function, depleted immune function, kidney disease and death. I don’t know about you, but if a common side effect includes my organs shutting down or DEATH, I’ll pass thanks.
Biostem Wellness and Dr. Dave’s Best had a vision to create a natural health product that would be safe to consume and provide excellent results in treating associated symptoms and repercussions of elevated cholesterol and metabolic complications.
Met 191 is made up of two unique and powerful plant extracts: Berberine and Picrorhiza kurroa root extract.
How Berberine is Beneficial for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
Berberine is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most powerful supplements in the world.
It affects a crucial enzyme in the body (AMPK) which regulates blood sugar, fat absorption, energy metabolism as well as cellular health.
Taking Berberine produces a similar effect on the body as exercise and positively influences the hormones leptin and adiponectin. In addition, Berberine is therapeutic for diabetics as it improves insulin sensitivity, stimulates the uptake of glucose into the cells and reduces the production of glucose in the liver.
Furthermore, Berberine is a wonderful supplement for heart health. It functions by reducing apolipoprotein B (a risk factor of heart disease), has a favourable effect on cholesterol levels and triglycerides, increases blood flow, protects against atherosclerosis and manages blood sugar levels.
The addition of Picrorhiza hurroa to Met 191 makes this product one of the most interesting natural health products. This ancient herb, used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayuredic healing is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent and liver tonic. It has the ability to modulate the immune system and liver enzyme levels which supports and strengthens the utility of the Berberine. When combined, Berberine and Picrorhiza hurroa supercharge the system, serve the organs and even boost the body’s ability to burn fat!
Dr. Dave’s Best Wild Red Fish Oil and Met 191 is a duo to be reckoned with! For the holidays as well as the rest of the year, let’s bring some extra love to our hearts and give thanks for health, happiness (and all the turkey, stuffing and pie our hearts desire)! To get the goodies, shop here!!
While we’re talking food, here is one of my favorite healthy holiday recipes:
- 1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen, not canned)
- ½ cup beets
- 1 small orange
- 1 tsp. ginger
- Peel the beets and orange, grate the ginger
- Add everything into a pot and cook it slowly with a bit of water
- *If you wish to make it sweeter, add some honey or maple syrup.