Restoring Lifelong Metabolic Health with Evidence-Based Solutions

What is metabolism and metabolic health?


What is metabolism and metabolic health?

The meaning of metabolism is often mistaken as “calorie burn”. In actual fact, metabolism means the chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life.

This involves certain substances being broken down (catabolism) to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life are being build up (anabolism). These processes in our body pertains to cell respiration, cell mitosis, tissue and organ remodelling etc.

When we say energy metabolism, it means citric acid cycle, beta-oxidation, glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, lipolysis, lipogenesis, ketosis etc. These energy processes are subsets of total metabolism. Therefore, this term - metabolic health - means that your metabolism is functioning properly in its different aspects. Based on this scientific platform, it also becomes clear that metabolic health requires multiple interventions / solutions, not simply diet or exercise alone.

Your metabolic health status can be measured scientifically through clinical markers, for e.g. - blood sugar, blood lipids, blood pressure, bone mass, lean muscle mass, body fat percentage, Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR), brain / heart / liver / kidney / immune function tests and PSA level. Having metabolic health means that you can proactively protect yourself against the metabolic syndrome (such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, kidney disease, inflammatory disorders, premature ageing, colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer).