Category Archives: Insulin Resistance

Is Fasting Neuroprotective?

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Is White Bread as Unhealthy as Sugar?

Sugar has been evidenced to have a number of detrimental effects on health. In particular, consuming sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity, and this can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The reason that sugar is … Continue reading

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Is Glucose Metabolism Dysfunction In Depression?

Stress is a significant factor in the development of depression. Evidence suggests that depressive symptoms are accompanied by real and detectable physiological changes. These changes may be caused by the stress hormone cortisol. One problem that may occur following chronic … Continue reading

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The Best Ways To Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity is defined as the ability of the hormone insulin to activate its receptor to facilitate the uptake of glucose into cells. Insulin sensitivity declines for a number of reasons, including age, diet quality and exercise levels. No one … Continue reading

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Chromium For Insulin Sensitivity

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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Advanced Glycation End Products in Foods: Insulin Sensitivity

Western food is highly processed. Often it contains high amounts of sugar, salt and fat and these make the foods incredibly palatable. During the processing of foods which can include heating and the addition of chemicals, a number of changes … Continue reading

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Beans, Peas and Lentils: Weight Loss Foods

Pulses are the non-oil seeds of leguminous plants. Pulses that are common in the diet include lentils, chickpeas, beans and dry peas. Pulses have been suggested to aid in weight control, particularly in those who have developed insulin resistance. A … Continue reading

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Vanadyl Sulphate: Effective Insulin Sensitiser

Vanadium is an essential mineral required in humans for the correct function of the insulin system. In particular, vanadium in the diet may be required to maintain the sensitivity of the cells to insulin. Controversy exists as to the amount … Continue reading

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Essential Fatty Acids Protect From Insulin Resistance

One of the main problems with the Western diet is that it lacks a source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Studies show that fish oils provide a large range of health effects to Westerners consuming a typical Western diet and … Continue reading

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