In the following podcast video article, Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Daniel (Danny) Alvarado, owner of PUSH Fitness Center in El Paso, TX, discuss the three points of weight loss. Excess weight and obesity are associated with metabolic syndrome and a variety of other health issues. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing diabetes, stroke, and diabetes, among other complications. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how weight loss can be a safe and effective way to improve metabolic syndrome as well as overall health and wellness. Decreasing or eliminating sugar and carbohydrate consumption, increasing the consumption of proteins, “good” fats, and vegetables, as well as engaging and participating in exercise and physical activity can ultimately help promote weight loss to improve metabolic syndrome and a variety of other health issues. Furthermore, Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how they can help people with excess weight and obesity achieve their weight loss goals by encouraging and motivating them through every step of the way. Weight loss is essential for people with metabolic syndrome to achieve overall health and wellness. – Podcast Insight
[00:00:10] OK, guys, we’re going to be talking with Daniel Alvarado today regarding the PUSH Fitness podcast, but we’re gonna be discussing specifically a very important topic that is very important to so many people. Weight loss. Weight loss is a very complex subject matter. But one of the things I wanted to discuss with Danny specifically and we’re going to share today a lot about weight loss and the complications and even getting to the metabolic issues are the reasons for weight loss and the points of weight loss. Daniel, how you doing, buddy? Great. Thank you. Hey, bud hey, I got a question for you. This weight loss program. When did you first start it here at PUSH? How long ago did you start it?
[00:00:51] It’s been over six years, though, we started in, we initially got a lot of people that just wanted to be fit, but then we started getting a lot more, we started noticing that our demographic…
[00:01:07] I wanted to reach a bigger demographic and that meant more to people that, you know, more in the obesity range, type 2 or 3 obese. People that usually are willing to go to bigger gyms or global gyms because, you know, they feel awkward, they feel embarrassed, things like that so I saw the need for that. And I wanted to kind of capture that need and try to fulfill it as best as I could. So that’s when I initially started moving towards that route to reach a bigger, broader audience.
[00:01:39] What do you think when you talk about the emotional components of people when they’re very concerned about the environments that they work in?
[00:01:46] What’s different? I can tell you what’s different because I know. I’ve been here and I’ve lived in this gym for a long time.
[00:01:52] But tell me, what is it that you strive to have the people feel when they’re here, when they first come to see you and all in that connection with weight loss? A sense of achievement, a sense of accomplishment, a certain sense of “I can”, when they’ve maybe told themselves or others have told them that they can’t, that they’re too far off, their goals are unattainable.
[00:02:14] Because, you know, a lot of people, some people do have 100 – 200 pounds to lose. And that is, I guess if you have to compare, it is like saying, oh, you know, I want to save for a million dollars. Right, that’s kind of how it is. You know, it’s a huge number. And that’s how I think people can relate to 300 pounds of losing a hundred pounds. It’s hard to see beyond what you see in the mirror. And plus, it’s hard to see beyond seeing that every single day. Usually, it takes about for bigger, for a somewhat similar average person about six weeks to see some results. If they can get over that hump then that’s when they see the biggest changes. For a lot of other bigger people…
[00:02:58] It takes a little bit longer, it can take up to three months. So imagine three months of seeing the same person and the same being with us, not seeing a lot of results that can be discouraging and unmotivating, so to speak.
[00:03:14] You know, there’s a point when someone, I happen to be privy to sometimes communications as they come through because people look for me to see how to get to you. What the oddity is that these individuals that need the weight loss if you notice, they trigger a lot in the a.m. hours, you know, early morning hours when they’re just fed up. What do you think it is that makes them say, you know what, enough, I need help?
[00:03:39] And let’s, from other patients here or your clients, have shared with you, what is that moment that made them come in?
[00:03:47] What was that moment that tricked?
[00:03:50] You know there are numerous examples. I’ve gotten to the point where, like, I’ve had a person say I can’t tie my shoes. I’ve had a person say I can’t go up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. I’ve gotten a person that has said that I’ve gotten, you know, kind of stuck in the car. A person that people have laughed at them for getting off of the sofa. And they’ve had to kind of like wiggle or rock themselves up. It’s numerous amount of things that go on and the list goes on and on. But each person has their own story to tell, so to speak, their own reason for coming in. Some people come in because they’ve always been told, by a significant other, that they were not good enough or they’re not this or that and they want to do it for themselves. That’s probably one of the best reasons is why you want to change your lifestyle is for yourself. And that should always be the first and foremost reason because…
[00:04:53] Social media will come and go. People liking, not liking your pictures will come and go.
[00:04:59] But what you tell yourself, your spouse, about yourself every single day, that’s the most important factor, because there are gonna be times where you’re going to have to encourage yourself. There’s not going to be people around you, applauding you. Telling you that you can do this or things like that. You know, there’s gonna be times when you have to write things down, say, I can encourage myself because I want to be in a state, a better place for myself or my kids or for my family. And that reason for going forward has to be bigger than all the other, not obvious reasons.
[00:05:34] The individuals you have working here, along with your close-knit team. They follow your philosophy and they really make people feel comfortable. You know, I send my clients and my patients to you to help with the rehab component. And I got to tell you, they all feel so welcome. I got to tell you, thank you for doing that, because it makes a big difference. It really, really does, because I have never heard anyone say because it’s a scary moment when you go to a box when you go to a place that you’re not used to. Are you going to be judged? What other kinds of things do you do to make people feel comfortable in this place in terms of like kind of like onboarding or kind of when they get on, you know, kind of like that?
[00:06:13] I guess trying to learn a little bit more about them. What they do for a living, their personal life. Their family, kids, married, not married, where they went to school, you know, their childhood. Do they have a father, mother, a broken family, a good family? All of those things play into effect because you’re asking them beyond just what you initially see.
[00:06:38] You know, you come in. You see seem for an hour. You don’t see em twenty-three hours of the day. So you have to trust that they’re going to trust you enough to make the best decisions when you’re not around them, to eat the right foods, to eat the best, to make the most conscious decisions. So you try to instill that relationship with them. Just how, I guess, how you would with a best friend or girlfriend, fiancee, wife. You know, you establish trust so that even when you’re not around. They’re respecting what you’re asking of them.
[00:07:10] Yeah. You know, when someone kind of backslides or kind of makes a bad decision or maybe for a little window of time, even for a week, they lose control. What do you talk to them about in terms of like, you know, to assure them that not only is that a process to get through, but it’s natural and…
[00:07:29] And what do you do? What do you tell them when they kind of like go, maybe south in the plan, so to speak?
[00:07:36] Just do not give up. There are setbacks in every aspect of life, but if every single one of us gave up when there is a setback, then there wouldn’t be anything new. There wouldn’t be new businesses, new technology, new ways of doing things.
[00:07:50] There’s always a resilient factor of understanding to push through when things get bad and things are always going to get bad. That’s what makes things the best. I mean, any and everything the most innovative minds are. And I mean, innovative ideas are created through adverse conditions because you’re forced to. You know, either in blunt terms die or figure out a way of evolving and getting out, you know. A butterfly can die in a cocoon. Or they can evolve and flourish into a butterfly and fly away.
[00:08:30] But there is a conscious choice of how you will survive and how you will adapt to this world in this environment.
[00:08:39] And it’s very poignant. You know, we all are human. And I guess, having the permission to be kind to yourself, you know, to be okay with yourself, to make some bad decisions. I got to tell you on a personal note, man, sometimes I do heavy workouts. And myself, specifically, I know darn well when I do legs, man. I go home and I just can’t stop eating.
[00:09:01] If I got that, arroz con pollo, man, I just go crazy in that stuff. You’re gonna talk about today a little bit about the three points of weight loss. Tell me what your idea is of a three-point weight loss system.
[00:09:14] Well, I think first, the reason why you wanna lose weight or change is the reason why, why you’re doing it. Is it just to better your health? Is it just to get from point A to point B? Is it just because you’re tired of buying new clothes and having to throw old clothes because they don’t fit anymore? Is it because you have a knee injury, a lower back injury, because you threw your back out, because you want to play more with your kids? The reason why is the initial reason to start and it’s got to be a greater reason than just your, you know, I just want to look good for this person or that because that’s very short-lived, there’s gotta be a bigger reason, an ultimate reason as to why you want to do, the reason why you want to lose weight or why you want to change. If I’m saving money, I’m just saving money just to save money. It might be a little fickle but I’m saving money to buy a house or to buy a car because I don’t have one or things like that. Those are concrete lasting goals because you have something attainable to shoot for.
[00:10:22] No, no, no. I was just so, you know, the I guess the mental preparation is required.
[00:10:29] I guess you know when you say I’m going to lose weight or eat, any change in life, any redirect of life, you have to have a plan. Right.
[00:10:39] So when you were mentioning that some people that I see, they suffer from a lot of disorders. And one of the very common ones that we discuss in a different show is metabolic syndrome. When people are just fed up, they feel sick. They have high blood pressure, high blood sugar. Their cholesterol is high. Their triglycerides are high.
[00:11:01] They just feel cruddy. So that’s one component. But before that happens, there has to be some mental preparation. And how do you go about kind of mentally preparing them when they say, you know what, it’s going to get hard.
[00:11:13] It’s going to be intense. And as they get like, go through the process, what do you kind of, what would you give them to anticipate?
[00:11:21] Helping them understand that they’re a little bit more mature in life and understand that they can do the same things that they used to do when they were 20, 24, 28 or things like that. You know, I have a lot of people who say, you know, I only ate a hard-boiled egg for lunch and then nothing for the morning and then nothing a night. Well, you can’t get away with that when you’re older because your body’s demanding more, your metabolic rate is decreasing. So it’s going to tell your mind that you’re not eating enough and you don’t have enough to survive. So it’s going to store more fat. So what worked? When you’re 15, 16, 17, you can live off of what water and a candy bar are very different because physiological changes in the body keep you from losing that way as you once did before. You have to come in reality that everything in life changes from the time you’re five, 10, 15, 18, 21, you know when you’re 14. Everybody is required to pay rent or work nine to five, things like that. But what happens now at 34, 35 if you don’t do that? I mean, living at home with your mom or you know, so things change. You have to understand, if things change in the real world, things gotta change in the physiological world as well. And coming to terms with that is gonna be more susceptible to you reaching your goals than you not living in the real world. Where I guess you do this as in this, expecting the same results. You know, you can’t expect change if you keep doing the same thing over and over.
[00:12:56] That moment when, I guess, the moment when you look in the mirror, when you open your heart up and you say I’m done, I’m done with this kind of life.
[00:13:04] And I make that change.
[00:13:09] You know, for me, I always tell people the hardest part of getting into the fitness center or into the gym where the environment is different is really there are a million reasons why not to.
[00:13:18] Until you put that key in that car and boom, go and just you’re there, at that point, it’s over. You make it happen. Tell me a bit about the mindset that someone has to have regarding the beginning process and the challenges that they have to kind of supersede. As for the mind and, because a lot of people don’t talk about that and we deal with that every day.
[00:13:38] Yeah. I don’t think what’s funny is that I think. I think people don’t understand that, like when you make a change, you’re ready to make a change. It’s almost like everything around you tries to disrupt you. And you think, “this isn’t worth it”. Only the best things in life come with. I think.
[00:14:04] Not necessarily adversity, but just a positive attitude, perspective on things. You know, you think that everything is gonna sabotage you. You can see it as sabotage.
[00:14:16] Or you can perceive it as just a way to go around you. And you have to take a detour. Just a detour in two minutes. Don’t wrap yourself around it so much.
[00:14:30] The universe is against me and everybody hates me. You keep taking that route. Yeah, the universe is gonna be against you and you’re gonna think that everyone is gonna be against you for the rest of your life. But if you can just kind of like kick the bucket out of the way.
[00:14:44] And I almost tripped on it, but just kicked it out of the way. We go forward and kind of take things, kind of lightly, understand that you know…
[00:14:54] A flat tire is not that GOD or anybody else hates you it’s just a flat tire, you know.
[00:15:02] Right. Right. That’s all it is. You know, your car breaking down is sometimes just the car breaking down or just things that are out of your control.
[00:15:11] There’s not so much thought that you have to put into it. You just kind of have to keep moving forward and progressing.
[00:15:19] I know. Sounds kind of like, oh, it’s easy for you to say. No, it’s not easy for me to say because I deal with that on a daily basis myself, you know, behind the curtains of understanding that whether I want to smile or don’t I have a job to do of motivating and helping people as best as I can.
[00:15:35] So once that 5 a.m. hits, I got to put all my emotions aside and do what I have to do as best as I can for that day. Because people depend on me.
[00:15:44] So no, it’s not the easiest thing for me, but the best thing for me to do is keep progressing forward. Keep moving forward. Because if I stay where I’m at, I will never make any progress forward.
[00:15:57] Plain and simple. To that point.
[00:16:01] Daniel, I have always told my patients, if when you’re going to change your life, just do it, just do it, push through your ideas. And there’s a school of thought that says, hey, you shouldn’t tell people what you’re gonna do, just do it. I like that school of thought because sometimes when you tell people certain things they kind of deal, someone out there will get in the way to give you a vulnerability or expose a place or crack where you can, you’ll delay what you do.
[00:16:33] So I tell people when you, just do it, it seems kind of crazy, but just do it. Go and make it happen. You know, and I know sometimes when those people call, it’s almost they’ve gotten an inspiration at that moment. And I want them to know that this place is ready to hold them. I already talked to them. It was ready to share with them. The process of changing. And that’s a really cool thing. What kind of minds do people have to have in order instead of being able to have the resilience or and push through in this process?
[00:17:10] You just have to have a willing mind. I think a lot of people think that you have to have a strong perfect mind. No negativity. Only positive, you know. You know, things like that, you know…
[00:17:24] Bluntly say, positive crap doesn’t always work.
[00:17:26] You know, you just got to be consciously aware that you have to have a willing mind more than a positive mind sometimes.
[00:17:33] Sometimes you have to say, you know, this sucks, like this sucks. It just sucks. You know, it’s in the sense of like where, you know, we pray to God when we need something and when he doesn’t answer.
[00:17:49] Wouldn’t you rather have a friend that tells you, dude I’m just asking for you to help me out. As opposed to a friend that only comes around when you need something or when things are good. That would suck. Would you be my friend if I only talk to you when I’m in a good mood? Nah. Well, you wouldn’t, right. You don’t come over here and tell me like I need some help man, can you help me out a little bit. Right. Yeah. Yeah. You know, let’s do it together. But as opposed to a person that goes around the corner, cowers and pops up his head. You know what, things are good. It doesn’t work that way. Like, you know, get in my face a little bit.
[00:18:27] And the thing is, a willingness to move forward is to be a lot stronger than just a strong mind that says it never has any negative thoughts. I gotta agree with you.
[00:18:36] I can tell you that a lot of people don’t talk about the mindsets, those people that have a positive mindset. I’ll give you an example of a positive mindset versus one that’s kind of interesting. Those people live longer. They also have positive things that happen to them more often. I sometimes have people come into my office and they’re bent on it. I mean, they’re really in a lot of pain.
[00:18:58] And there’s some that you could see they’re, like what I remember, Mr. Snuffleupagus and Sesame Street. Oh, dear. Oh, hi. And I see the husband. Oh, dear. And I’m going, Jesus, man. This is very intense.
[00:19:10] And then I got some people that are just in horrible pain. And I go, oh, man, look what’s going on. He goes and I go, oh, that’s pretty bad. And then they respond with a smile. And I go, Yeah, right. Right. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Right. Right. I’m messed up. Huh. And somehow I feel that those patients with like, you know, like that. Yeah. I messed up and I’m here. Right. Right. Yeah, They really do well. I mean they just have the, I guess, the okay-ness with it not to be so hard on themselves to be. Cause I find that you said. Yeah. Right. Right, right doc. I’m messed up. Oh yeah. You are messed up. And I’m like OK look at the bones broken. Yeah right. Look at that. What are we going to do about it? Right.
[00:19:50] And those people are the ones that actually somehow the ethos, God, as it aligns everything for you, pushes the things to allow you to heal properly and opens people and attracts the people to you to help you in the next journey of your life.
[00:20:09] Right. Exactly. So the mindset is it’s got to be a thing. I noticed that sometimes some people realize and I’m we’re being open as we can here. We realize that the number one thing that will determine your ability to gain weight or not gain weight is pre-destined in the genetic code. And many times it is and sometimes it’s environmental. But in terms of that, sometimes the family is involved.
[00:20:34] When you deal with families that are involved in the weight loss process, how do you incorporate it and how do you prepare the individual to understand the importance of or not of the family? Well, I mean, I think that varies from person to person and family. Some families don’t have the support from the significant others.
[00:21:00] And unfortunately, there’s got to be a way that no matter what you hear, you’ve got to keep moving forward with respect to the other person, obviously. But I think the more direct you are in moving forward your goals are going to be altered or anything like that. I think people will fall and will see that you have something good going for you. They want to be a part of something that can and will be moving forward. And in that, I think you’ll create enough new roles and people will start falling and driving through, but you can revert back. It’s like if you like Girl Scout Cookies, you like mints. And I like Lemonheads. Right. What are they called?
[00:21:49] I hate them because I love them so much. Yeah. I find myself, I hate these things.
[00:21:55] I just need the wrappers in my hand. Instead of me trying to convince you, like to eat Lemonheads with me. You know, I’m going to just eat my Lemonheads and not say anything.
[00:22:06] And if you choose to come over here and see because they look good, then you will or you’ll just leave me alone and we’ll eat together. Different, you know what I mean? You know, the family sometimes gets in the way. I mean, I gotta tell you, the family gets in the way. My daughter. She looks at me like the village idiot. Right. So, you know, Dad, you don’t know nuts about nutrition. And I’m like, whatever. Of course, I know. But Danny says something. And all of a sudden she’s like, oh, well, you shouldn’t eat that. I’ve been saying that since the beginning of time because family sometimes sabotages. And as much as we want to believe it, it’s always there. In certain situations you just have to do it on your own, just get it done, make it happen, because sometimes, you know, it’s the family that sits there and sits there looking in front of you.
[00:22:45] And if they’re not involved in the weight loss program, then what happens is sometimes they’re the ones with the Cheetos and the salsa that, you know, you love and they’re going like, come on, sit down.
[00:22:55] Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. But you have to make a conscious choice of saying I will choose to be like them or they will choose to be like me. Yes. You don’t have to go, oh, I have to get out of the house and I have to go over here and you don’t have to meet those drastic changes. You just have to be consciously aware. Look, you’re either going to be like I or I’m going to be like you. It’s one or the other. Right. Right. So who is gonna be the strong one and the healthiest one? And that’s where you said that that stage. And I think it’s a positive role model. I mean, it’s not negative, right?
[00:23:29] No, no. And I think that to the extent of which you can create your solidity and your thought process, that I’m going to change my life, then those that love you will say, you know what? I’m going to support you. And then they understand that when they go shopping. Food choices have to be different. And it works together. But it has to be a solid decision, because once you were solid, then you’re the anchor that the kites can hang onto, because otherwise, if you’re wishy-washy, well, then you’ll be eating the tacos and the salsa and the things you shouldn’t eat at the late evening hours. Yeah. Everybody else. Yeah.
[00:23:57] But I think with that family dynamic, it comes with respect and support for each other. You know, if you like mountain biking. But I don’t. But I never try mountain biking, that’s…
[00:24:11] That’s kind of dismissing what you like. That’s still disrespectful, you know what I mean? So finding a balance and how to bring together in each other’s interests and hobbies, I think it’s crucial in any family dynamic.
[00:24:26] You know, you mentioned, there’s always that word, there’s a new word called detoxification in your life. But we’ve kind of come to use a new word, biotransformation, and detox. This is biotransformation of the human soul and the body, huh? As you transform, you detox it and you biotransform your life, right? And so when you transcend that reality, you have to decide on certain goals that you have to do. How do you talk to people regarding kind of like how to set the goals and how do you help them in that process? How does it work? Cause I know how you did to me. You got me looking good. So.
[00:25:01] Well, I think you had to give them measurable goals, attainable goals. If you tell them you’ve got to lose 100 pounds. Well, yes I gotta lose a hundred pounds. But how do we start? Do you know? Every Monday the goal is to lose one pound.
[00:25:22] All right.
[00:25:23] Well see that’s attainable, it’s motivating. But if I tell you to lose 20 pounds, first of all, it’s unhealthy. Second of all, that’s not very long-lasting because a lot of it is waterways. That’s how these gimmicks work. Can anybody lose 8 to 14 pounds in 14 days because it’s water? Each carb retains about .75 ounces of water. So if you eliminate carbs, guess what, you just lost eight to 10 pounds in a span of 10 days. It’s not rocket science, it’s just simple physiology? It’s where the body works. People get caught up in all these gimmicks. But after that, then people get discouraged because they don’t see any weight loss after. And the reason being is because that’s when the real work comes in. So you gotta tell people the blunt and truth and reality of it. For longevity and health attainable reasons, one to three pounds every week is attainable. If you lose more, great, you lose less than a pound then we got to reassess some things. But one to three is consistent, you know, small, consistent discipline habits on a daily basis for a long period of time will give you those desired results. We’re you’re looking for that quick fix. Like, everyone is looking to get rich quick tomorrow? You know, it’s very short-lived. And you’re gonna be disappointed, discouraged every single time.
[00:26:53] To your point of the weight loss, the sudden weight loss, the physiology behind that is very well-known. Insulin is the source of water retention. Insulin requires glucose. When glucose stimulates, insulin pops. And when insulin pops, what happens is it rises attempting to lower the blood sugar. So when you eat a lot of carbs, insulin pops and it forces the kidneys to hold sodium. Sodium…
[00:27:19] As we know, holds water. And when sodium holds water, that’s what happens. Now there are a lot of people that do fasting diets or real quick diets. They stop the carbohydrates. The carbohydrates diminish insulin. The insulin releases the sodium and the water just comes off. Right. So many times you can see the effects. But what we’re talking about is long-term stuff. The stuff that when you got to dig in when your body starts playing hormonal games with you and it holds. The psychology regarding weight retention and weight loss, that requires a mind and a set of goals that are firm. How do you tell people how do you share with people? Just, you know what? We hit a wall. You know what? You lost eight pounds. Now it’s on, OK. Now it’s on. Now we are gonna do it at that point. What’s the psychology behind it? Did we help them here? And then what do we do here? On a daily basis, texting them, talking to them, you know, one, two, three times a day on the weekends. When we don’t see them. Do you do that Danny? Do you talk to them? Do people call you? You text them back?
[00:28:23] I mean, I try as best as I can. I wish I could do it all day long. Just, I mean, I don’t have time. And I have to be, you know, conservative of my family time, my personal time as well and give that respect to, you know, to my significant other. But as best as I can, I try to help people as much as I can, even in and out of the office.
[00:28:41] Truth be said, you always answer. You always answer. No. I mean, ever since I’ve had any of my clients call you, you’re on. So maybe in the rare situation.
[00:28:51] But I know you do. So that is very important. Let me ask you.
[00:28:56] Longevity issues. You mentioned weight loss and how it is kind of linked to longevity. What does that mean?
[00:29:03] Well, I mean, the longer you keep damaging the way your body uptakes insulin, the more reason you’re gonna have to be insulin-dependent. Diabetic. Diabetes 1, diabetes 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, things like that. What a lot of people don’t understand is say people eat low fat and regular vegan foods. A lot of people don’t account for the high carbohydrate intake and things like that. So if you don’t account for that. Your body regardless would turn that to fat. So you’re still prone to diabetes and heart attack. So you’re vegan. We see you eating these carbs. But you say you’re internally healthy, but your exterior doesn’t show that. That doesn’t coincide. It doesn’t make sense. And so you got to find the route to balance otherwise you’re gonna keep hitting the wall. So these new things you have as far as plant-based things that are very good as long as they’re done in moderation and you’re measuring your waist on a daily basis…
[00:30:13] Because if you don’t, I mean, you’re still internally at risk for so many health and adverse conditions that your body can’t physically tell. So the next thing is, if you go high fat and then all these high saturated, trans fats, no carbs, you’re still at a high risk of heart disease. So, you asked me, what I do? You gotta find a balance that works for your physical type and you have to keep adjusting, just like with everything else, as far as your daily life, your daily work, your uptake of the house. The way you clean your yard. Everything changes because over time, the whole environment, all of us around us change. Nothing stays the same. We evolve. So we have to adapt. So your adaptability to be better for the long-term has to be on a daily and weekly basis of how you see yourself and your physical lifestyle. Danny, what we’re doing here is, it seems like we’re having a conversation regarding weight loss, but we’re really having a conversation about saving lives. Right?
[00:31:24] This is a saving lives session because at one point what you’ve described, you said high triglycerides, high trans fats. You said belly fat. High blood pressure. High blood glucose.
[00:31:37] And then the waist measurements. Right. Well, if you have just two, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes or diabetic levels of blood glucose or what they call glucose, usually the A1C is a 5.6 or above. You know, just three of what I’ve just said, there’s five, you have what they call mild metabolic syndrome. And when we’re seeing people here in metabolic syndrome, the fastest way to get them back is through diet and activities.
[00:32:07] And that’s what we’re doing. Saving people’s lives because you could have a stroke or a heart attack. What do you do when people workout for a couple of weeks and they kind of sense it? How do they feel?
[00:32:18] They feel great, a lot more energy, they can sleep better. They can breathe better.
[00:32:24] They’re in better moods. Their endorphins are high. All around, just their overall improvement…
[00:32:31] Self well-being is improved, so everybody can see more of that as opposed to just seeing the harder aspect.
[00:32:38] And, oh man, I have such a long way to go and just focus on just like the now, that would allow them I think to achieve their goals a lot more readily.
[00:32:48] Yeah, you know what? I gotta tell you, we’re gonna go deep into this week by week.
[00:32:53] I want you guys to know that we’re gonna be discussing a different topic and this weightloss topic is a real deep one. We’re gonna go and break it down in a much more analytical way because we’re gonna save people’s lives. El Paso suffers from, you know, some of these, even in the early 90s, I remember it being called the fattest, sweatiest, town in the United States. And if you want to look it up, look fattest, sweatiest, town, El Paso and look it up on the Internet, you’ll find it. When they actually reported the government actually pointed to El Paso as one of the unhealthiest towns. We don’t have that issue anymore because we have a lot of gyms, a lot of fitness going on, but we still have remnants of it. And if we can save people’s lives. We’re going to save our prodigies, our children’s lives are gonna be better. If there’s anything that we can give our kids is a great example of what we can do for ourselves. And that, in essence, helps perpetuate future generations of healthy people. I got to tell you, I’m very proud of being part of this whole dynamics and I look forward to it. Any other points that you want to let people know before we close up for today.
[00:33:55] No. Other than just decide to make a change and it doesn’t have to be a big change and just make a small change. One little small change can change your life.
[00:34:04] Big changes. God bless, guys. And we wish you the best too.
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Podcast: Metabolic Syndrome Explained
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that can ultimately increase the risk of developing a variety of health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, among other problems. Central obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, and low HDL are the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. Having at least three of the five risk factors may suggest the presence of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja explain the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, in further detail, as they recommend diet and lifestyle modification advice and guidelines to help people with metabolic syndrome improve their overall health and wellness. From eating fiber and staying hydrated to exercise and better sleep, Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Mario Ruja discuss how diet and lifestyle modifications can help improve the 5 risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome to ultimately prevent the risk of developing a variety of other health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. – Podcast Insight
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Food Sensitivity for the IgG & IgA Immune Response
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