Category Archives: Insulin Resistance

Soft Drink: The Hypertension Ticking Time Bomb?

Evidence is accumulating in the nutritional literature to show that sugar sweetened soft drinks are detrimental to the health. In particular, soft drink provide too much refined sugar (often sucrose or high fructose corn syrup) in too short a time … Continue reading

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Vanadyl Sulfate For Weight Loss?

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Food Patterns Associated with Metabolic Syndrome: The Low Fibre Diet

Poor quality food is a significant driver of insulin resistance, which in turn increases the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. It is the development of the metabolic syndrome that is the cause of the obesity disease that we currently … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Lowers Blood Glucose Levels

Most animals can synthesise vitamin C from glucose. However, humans are missing the L-gluconolactone enzyme required for this reaction. As a result humans are dependent on their diet in order to supply adequate vitamin C. Because vitamin C is synthesised … Continue reading

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Exercise and Insulin Resistance

In animals, exposure to stressors results in the stress reaction, and this reaction includes a series of hormonal and neuronal changes. In particular, adrenaline and cortisol are released, and this increases alertness as well as the supply of energy for … Continue reading

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Sleep Loss and Insulin Resistance

Stress can come in many different forms and the perception of stress can be highly subjective. For this reason, what appears to be a stressor for one individual can be discounted as a stressor for another. For example, common daily … Continue reading

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Antioxidants and Obesity: Cure or Treatment

It is becoming increasingly evidenced that obesity is associated with oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can be thought of as a condition whereby the antioxidant defences of the body become diminished through a prolonged and exaggerated production of free radicals. It … Continue reading

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Oxidative Stress and Insulin Resistance

It should always be remembered that the weight gain comes in two forms. Firstly there is the weight gain that is seen in healthy individuals. Such weight gain usually comes and goes over time as activity and nutritional habits change, … Continue reading

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Mushrooms Can Reverse Insulin Resistance

Mushrooms are a rich source of a number of nutrients being reasonable high in both protein and carbohydrate. Mushrooms are not plants, but belong to a separate kingdom, fungus. Because of this they possess some unique chemicals that may have … Continue reading

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Foods Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that centre on the development of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is damaging because it leads to an inability to correctly regulate blood glucose levels, and also causes downstream metabolic problems that … Continue reading

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