Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance – Causes and the Benefits of Eating a Low-Carb Diet

High Carb Foods and Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a common medical condition and is extremely prominent in the overweight population. When someone is insulin resistant, their body no longer makes full use of the insulin produced by their pancreas. Insulin resistance is the reason why when some of us try to diet by reducing our calories but continuing to eat carbohydrates, we feel horrible and either don't lose weight or sometimes even gain weight. If you are insulin resistant, consumption of high levels of carbohydrates will cause your blood sugars to rise and will stimulate your pancreas to produce more insulin.

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Beginning Or Restarting A Low-Carb Diet

Beginning Or Restarting A Low Carb Diet

Perhaps you splurged over the holidays and are now having a difficult time getting back on track with your low carb WOE (Way Of Eating). Or, perhaps, you looked in the mirror and decided, "It's time to lose that weight!" And after considerable research, you have decided to go the low carb route. Regardless of your reasons, here you are, confronting the Dreaded Diet!

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Alzheimer’s Dementia: Shining the Spotlight on Coconut Oil & Ketones

Coconuts and Coconut Oil

In the past few years, scientists have discovered that a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia is insulin resistance. In fact, some researchers are now referring to Alzheimer’s Disease as type 3 diabetes, an illness which affects only the brain. People who suffer from this condition are unable to accept glucose into their brain cells (neurons) and as a result, those cells starve. In her first column for CarbSmart, Vicki Cash, RN, BSN, examines the use of coconut oil as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.

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