Insulin Resources

Insulin is a hormone involved in the metabolic processes that convert the food we eat into the fuel our bodies need to survive. As the master fuel-supply hormone, insulin’s main functions are to regulate the amount of blood sugar (glucose) that flows into the body’s cells to create energy, and to communicate the need to refuel.

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INSULIN

Excess insulin puts the body into fat-making mode, but people who are not obese may develop insulin resistance by consuming a high-carb diet.

adrenaline dominance

BOOK REVIEW – ADRENALINE DOMINANCE

As glucose releases, insulin releases. The timing and types of foods ingested can make significant changes in the presentation of excess adrenaline.

blood sugar and the aging brain

BLOOD SUGAR AND THE AGING BRAIN

High normal-fasting blood sugar levels may be associated with brain wasting, particularly in areas relevant to aging.

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DIABETES

Insulin regulates conversion of sugars and starches in the bloodstream into glucose, and is required to converting what we eat and drink into fuel for our bodies.

diabetes and osteoporosis

DIABETES AND OSTEOPOROSIS

An increase in osteopenia and bone fracture risk, coupled with decreased bone mineral density, is well-documented in diabetics with little or no insulin production.

diabetes and testosterone

DIABETES AND TESTOSTERONE

Insulin-dependent diabetic women with no menstrual cycle were found to have lower levels of testosterone than cycling diabetic and non-diabetic women.

BOOK REVIEW – THE END OF ALZHEIMER’S

Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes all involve abnormally high levels of insulin that may cause problems in the brain.

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BOOK REVIEW – HEART ATTACKS, HEART FAILURE AND DIABETES

Progesterone’s contributions to a lifetime of overall health and well-being are numerous. This book outlines the effects of progesterone throughout each life stage.

dietary fat benefits hormones

HOW DIETARY FAT BENEFITS HORMONES

Low-fat dieting creates system imbalances within the body by initially increasing insulin levels, in turn causing a cascade of hormone imbalances.

pcos and hormones

PCOS AND HORMONES

PCOS patients commonly suffer from insulin resistance, where the body is not sensitive to insulin spikes after the consumption of food.

PCOS

POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

One theory as to the underlying cause of PCOS insulin resistance may set off a chain reaction that throws the hormones out of balance.

premature balding in men

PREMATURE BALDING IN MEN

Insulin resistance causes cells to have trouble absorbing glucose, causing sugar to buildup in the blood. High insulin levels may contribute to early onset balding.

progesterone key to stabilizing insulin levels

PROGESTERONE IS KEY TO STABILIZING INSULIN LEVELS

Dr Michael E. Platt believes that the primary cause of high insulin is declining progesterone, a hormone predominantly involved in controlling and stabilizing insulin.

BOOK REVIEW – VENUS ON FIRE, MARS ON ICE

The brain is particularly sensitive to fluctuations in blood sugar, altering our moods, decision-making abilities, and other aspects of behavior.

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WEIGHT

People with insulin resistance require higher insulin levels to maintain metabolism, but this may be accompanied by weight gain.

why we get fat

BOOK REVIEW – WHY WE GET FAT

The higher the level of insulin, the greater the tendency to store fat. The trigger for increasing insulin is the type of food we eat.

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