Unfortunately many people are chasing the wrong criminal when it comes to improving health outcomes.
The medical literature is exploding with the dangers of insulin resistance in the increase of cardiovascular disease and other disease entities.
It is reported that chronic insulin resistance is also associated with various types of cancer such as colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer.
Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don't respond well to insulin and can't use glucose from your blood for energy. To make up for it, your pancreas makes more insulin. Over time, your blood sugar levels go up, and dysregulation in blood sugar and insulin lead to inflammation throughout the body.
Some signs of insulin resistance include:
Effective Treatment for Insulin Resistance
-Carbohydrates such as simple sugars, refined grains and too many starchy vegetables should be avoided as they stimulate insulin secretion. They should be replaced with higher protein containing foods and non starchy vegetables.
-Ensure adequate vitamin D intake
-Aerobic and resistance training--High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been found to be superior to low intensity cardio. Of course I suggest that people completely out of shape to work their way up to HIIT. Start out slow. Some exercise is better than none.
-Get adequate sleep.
-Reduce stress- meditation is recommended.
-Get adequate magnesium intake.
-Berberine supplementation can be helpful if not contraindicated.
I highly recommend one take insulin resistance very serious. The implications in being associated with increased cardiovascular disease and cancer is overwhelming. The following robust list of peer reviewed citations should be reviewed. Above is a good starting point in reversing insulin resistance, and you may consider working with a qualified nutritionist to further help you achieve your goals.
Note: The above is for information purposes only and should not replace any guidance given by your Dr. Please consult with your Dr before making any changes to your diet or adding in supplements.
Original Article written with
Compliments from Functional Medicine University www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com
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