Affordable two-nutrient combo beats metabolic syndrome

Right now, millions of Americans are at risk for a condition that many of them have never even heard of.

Sure, if they're honest with themselves, most of them know they're not exactly healthy. They're carrying around some extra pounds or are even obese, and all their key numbers -- from triglycerides to blood pressure to blood sugar -- are headed in the wrong direction.

But as long as they don't have diabetes or heart disease, they assume they're in the clear.

Don't make that mistake, my friend.

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that sets the stage for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more -- and if you're at risk for it, then you're absolutely NOT in the clear.

You may not have the disease -- yet -- but it's coming.

The key markers of metabolic syndrome include fasting glucose above 100 mg/dL, triglycerides at 150 milligrams per deciliter or higher, high blood pressure and cholesterol and a waistline that passes 40 inches for men or 35 for women.

If you're not among the 80 million Americans who already have this condition, it's time to stop it before it starts.

And you CAN stop it -- but only if you take action today, starting with making sure you're getting the right nutrients.

Don't count on your multivitamin alone to deliver everything you need.

While it's a good start, most multis fall short in several essentials -- including the most important minerals needed by anyone facing metabolic syndrome: calcium and magnesium.

These two minerals power some of the most basic functions in your body, and a new study shows how getting even the recommended levels can slash your risk of metabolic syndrome.

For women, just hitting the bare minimums -- a little more than 300 mg per day of magnesium and between 1,000 and 1,200 mg of calcium -- can stop the condition from developing.

Men need a little more, but not much. The same level of calcium combined with about 400 mg of magnesium will also slash the risk of metabolic syndrome, according to the study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

That's in line with a previous study, which found that every 100 mg boost in magnesium cuts the risk of metabolic syndrome by 17 percent.

Be careful here and don't just take as much as you can and assume it's better. Too much calcium can be as bad as too little, and can even block the absorption of magnesium.

And remember: it really doesn't matter how much calcium and magnesium you get if you continue with the same bad habits that put you at risk for metabolic syndrome in the first place.

If you don't make some other changes too, you may as well not even bother.

So along with taking your multi and boosting your calcium and magnesium to optimal levels, focus on eliminating processed foods and improving your overall diet.

And there's no diet on the planet that's better for beating metabolic syndrome than a back-to-basics Mediterranean lifestyle rich in whole, fresh foods.

Make the switch to Mediterranean today, you'll not only stop the condition... you can actually cure it if you have it. Read more about it in this free report from my House Calls archives.