Health Articles — Insulin Resistance

Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation Are you ready to transform your health and achieve the success you've been longing for? I'm here to guide you through the journey and help you reach your goals. Hi, I'm Melissa Callaghan, a Bachelor qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist specialising in reducing metabolic inflammation that leads to heart disease and diabetes as well as improving gut health, mental health, and balancing hormones. At my clinic, Pinnacle Naturopathy, we have helped numerous patients overcome their health challenges and regain control of their lives. Today, I want to share with you...

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Insulin Resistance & PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome This is the most common condition affecting women of reproductive age. It is present in 12-21% of women but it is believed that up to 70% of women who actually have the condition remain undiagnosed. As many women go through life undiagnosed it is important to see if you can relate to the signs and symptoms.  So, let us talk about PCOS What is it? This is a tricky question to answer because it is a syndrome, which means that there are many categories grouped together under one umbrella. This also makes it...

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Pre Diabetes and Insulin resistance - Carbs vs Fats

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  ____________________________________________________________________________   Have you been told that you are on the path to diabetes or maybe that you already are pre diabetic? Have you also been told that you just need to change your food or you'll end up on medication? You've tried but nothing you do is sustainable and you end up putting all of the weight you lost back on again.  This is because you still need to get to the root cause of diabetes.  Most people will tell you that insulin resistance is the root cause of diabetes and they are partly correct but insulin isn't...

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Insulin Resistance

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Insulin Resistance What is insulin resistance? It is a condition where the liver, muscle, and fat cells stop responding to instructions from a hormone called insulin to take glucose from the blood and use it for energy. The result is excess levels of glucose stay in the blood causing inflammation and damage.What is glucose?Glucose is sugar, a blood sugar. When carbohydrates are eaten, they are broken down into their simplest form and sent to the liver for processing. Some of the glucose is sent to the blood while the rest gets stored away in the liver and muscles...

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