Category Archives: Insulin

Why Do Carbohydrate Foods Make You Tired?

Many people are aware that high carbohydrate foods can make them drowsy. The reason for this is well understood and relates to the way that carbohydrate foods cause the release of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for … 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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Meal Frequency, Insulin and Weight Loss

Insulin is an anabolic hormone. This means it causes the storage of substrates in tissue. Chronic high insulin levels are detrimental because they cause an increased storage of fatty acids in adipose tissue, and at the same time, glucagon levels … Continue reading

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Creatine and Insulin

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The Detrimental Metabolic Effects of Creatine

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Chromium For Insulin Sensitivity

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Don’t Forget, Amino Acids Cause Insulin Release Too

It is widely known that carbohydrates cause the release of insulin. It is perhaps less widely known that certain amino acids also cause a significant release of insulin from the pancreas. As with carbohydrates, amino acids require insulin to enter … Continue reading

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Chromium As A Treatment for Depression

Chromium is an essential trace mineral required for human health. Current studies suggest that the chromium intake of Western countries is too low and many individuals are at risk of subclinical deficiencies. This relates to the poor quality of the … Continue reading

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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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