What Is INSULIN RESISTANCE?
Alternative Medicine|August 2021
Have you heard of insulin resistance? One in three Americans suffer from this blood sugar-related syndrome, which can cause serious health issues including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer.
Isaac Eliaz

Insulin resistance is a condition where the insulin hormone in our bodies cannot effectively regulate our blood glucose levels. Insulin resistance occurs when your body’s cells ignore insulin’s signals to absorb the circulating glucose, which then builds up in your bloodstream and triggers more insulin production. This increase in insulin and glucose can lead to many serious health problems and increase the aging process.

The exact causes of insulin resistance are complex and still being investigated, but we do know that it can be influenced by chronically high blood sugar levels, as well as other factors like genetics, diet, lack of exercise, poor sleep, and environmental toxins.

SYMPTOMS OF INSULIN RESISTANCE

Do you have insulin resistance? Your body speaks to you and gives you signals every day as to how it is doing. These signs of insulin resistance may be a warning:

  • Having trouble losing weight, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

  • High blood sugar levels, which can lead to diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

  • Blurred vision or other eye problems, such as cataracts or glaucoma.

  • Erectile dysfunction in men (or impotence).

  • Infertility in women.

  • Insomnia, especially for those with diabetes

DIET FOR INSULIN RESISTANCE

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