Insulin resistance is a medical condition where the cells do not absorb sufficient amounts of glucose from the bloodstream, which in turn leads to constant high blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance very often occurs with obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. This package of health conditions is often referred to as “metabolic syndrome”, and is a major risk factor for kidney failure and heart disease.
Edema is a condition where the legs and feet swell, and is usually a symptom of kidney failure, and may result due to obesity. Edema is due to an abundance of fluids that build up under the skin within the soft tissue. Edema can be caused by things like organ failure, varicose veins, and an inactive lifestyle.
Edema and Kidney Failure
Kidney failure can often be a side effect of obesity and insulin resistance, and the result can be that the things like protein is not filtered properly and the salt levels in the body may become imbalanced. When the salt levels are too high, the body starts retaining water and it may cause edema.
- Try to eliminate carbohydrates as far as possible from your diet, especially refined carbohydrates (see the Manna Diet)
- Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help control blood glucose levels and to help reduce insulin levels.
- Make sure to drink at least 1.5 liters of water each day.
- Try to exercise at least 3 times a week, but consult with your medical practitioner before exercising if you struggle with obesity or insulin resistance.
As people with edema generally suffer with acidity, we also recommend the Manna PH Balance to excrete excess uric acid from the body.