Insulin is a hormone that prevents sugar from building up too high in your blood. For example, if you consume too many carbs and your blood sugar rises too high, insulin comes in and removes it to help keep the blood sugars at a constant level. Normally, sugar is used as fuel in the body. But, with insulin resistance, sugar is converted into fat. One of the purposes of insulin is to prevent fat-burning and encourage fat-storing. Learn how to test your insulin resistance in this Educational Video How to Test for Insulin Resistance
There are more ways to measure your insulin resistance, including without a blood test. You can use your waist-height ratio, which you can find out right at home. This is much more accurate than just weighing yourself.
See video for more information Test Without a Blood Test
We have a page so you can understand Insulin Resistance. With the amount of sugar and carbs (sugar molecules hooked together) it is a problem for many people. Learn more about this.
See Insulin Resistance
Losing weight is not the way to get healthy, but Build Health and You can Lose weight
What’s the secret – you change from burning sugar and carbs for energy to burning fat for energy. Makes a big change in your health. Do you know that if you eat too many carbs, the body will take the excess and turn it to fat?
Read about the Ketogenic Diet
Insulin is necessary, but too much Insulin due to high amounts of sugar and carbs leads to Insulin Resistance and eventually to diabetes if not addressed properly. There is good evidence that high amounts of insulin in the blood leads to coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and many other problems.
Cutting down on insulin by eating fats, protein and veggies will not only cut so much insulin in the blood stream but will also get insulin resistant cells to be insulin sensitive – a good thing.
There is a lot written about this. Most often the Ketogenic Diet is considered a way to lose weight – but so much more. The theory you don’t get healthy by losing weight, you get Healthy to Lose Weight.
But even if you aren’t overweight, building health is a good thing.
Read more about Insulin Resistance
And Insulin does a Lot more than Lower Blood Glucose
Sometimes reading about health challenges you get the idea that it is just something that happens and you have to be vigilant in order to catch the problem early enough to do something about it. Or you can read how it is genetic so there really isn’t anything you can do about?
True? I think not.
There are 3 ways to create bad health.
1) Put something into the body that will cause the body to malfunction. This can be toxins from the environment, the foods you eat and the air you breathe or added chemicals to cleaning supplies, tooth paste, cosmetics, etc. etc. etc. etc.
2) Not give the body what it needs to function properly. The body needs 40 nutrients every day that it cannot make. It has to come from the food and drink that is consumed. That is why we say to build health – eat for your health, not your taste buds.
3) Stress. No, don’t reach for a chemical fix, but stress produces too much cortisol, pushes too much insulin into the body, unbalances hormones and exhausts the adrenals, etc. etc.
Yes, there is something you can do about it. You can work on building good health. Actually, that is why this website was created.
” Concerned with the amount of degenerative diseases and other illnesses that occur due to nutritional deficiencies caused by faulty diet, www. mcvitamins.com was created in 1999.”
Read: Toxins for a list of toxins found in the environment. Check your labels.
Read: What is a Healthy Diet?
Read: What is Stressing You Out?
Read: Adrenal Fatigue
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