Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance Questions

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all, I've been paleo off and on for about a year, but strictly gluten free since I began. Within the last few weeks I've really gotten much stricter about macros, whole foods, soaking any nuts/seeds I eat, etc, and I have some questions... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · April 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I would say it's the move away from all non-paleo food. If a person comes to paleo from a meat-avoidant lifestyle, she feels better for a while...say, 6 months? At some point, however, the body tells us very clearly what it wants. I think we... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

So I went to the organic store and saw this little box contaning about 100 tiny licorice pellets. It's sugar-free, gluten-free and made with only one ingredient : 100% licorice extract. So it's not exactly a candy : they taste really strong and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Well if they aren't sweetened them I'm to assume they are low carb, unless you know otherwise. That being said, No, eating a low carb snack will not delay any progress you've made on a low carb diet, since the snack is, well, low carb. Eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I'm really struggling with headaches, feeling low energy and not being able to think clearly and would really appreciate some thoughtful perspective on what you all think I should try next. Very quick history: I used to eat mostly carbs in my... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I'm a big believer in VLC for treating insulin resistance (it has helped me immensely!), but I agree you may need to back off a little to give your body time to adjust. I'd take the carbs up between 50 and 100 total using starchy veggies and... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

is it normal for my blood glucose to rise to 150 after a meal only of protein, fat and veggies? I???m not eating VLC, I eat veggies, one/two servings of fruit and one sweet potato. Should I be concerned? Why does this happen? I though this... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Blood glucose spikes are normal after eating.

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by 1097 · about 20 hours ago

So, hello everyone! I've been busting around the boards suggesting people not be afraid of carbs, and that's kind of funny. Because just last thursday I started confining my carb count to 75 per day in a final stretch-style attempt to literally... (more)

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

Most of the time I eat lower-carb. 2 meals per day, <40g per meal from veggies and the occasional nuts/legumes. I do periodic carb-ups sometimes timed around workouts, sometimes the night before, and sometimes just because. I have no... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · September 01, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Just keep an eye on your blood sugar. A cheap glucose meter from walmart is under $20. Depending on the individual, a glucose bolus can be terribly harmful. Once serum glucose goes over 140, serious and most likely permanent damage is being... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

My Dr. (a naturalist/endocrinologist) ran my labs, discovered I do not make the chemicals needed for my thyroid to function due to lack of iodine. Placed me on iodine supplements, then said my cholesterol is high, and my cortisol levels are too... (more)

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Ciara 0 · August 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Can I just say be careful with Iodine supplements unless your Dr did a 24 hour iodine urine output test/challenge you could be taking the wrong thing especially if you are TPO antibody positive...( you really need to find this out). Just because... (more)

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by 333 · about 20 hours ago

I have been eating lots of protein, avoiding carbs and sugars fairly well, and adding magnesium to help with insulin resistance and (ergo) weight loss. Now I remember why I quit taking it the last time I tried this miracle macro mineral. The scale... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 20, 2013 at 3:33 AM

It is definitely not bone density, as the difference would be minuscule. It's probably excess water. Any increase in the alkaline minerals such as potassium, sodium or magnesium will cause the body to hold a little more water in the cells to... (more)

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by 50 · about 20 hours ago

I am pretty convinced the the American diet of too many grains and fully of antinutrients has made so many people defficient leading to so many health problems with obesity and skin. What I don't understand is if these anti-nutrients leach... (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · June 02, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Soaking, sprouting, and cooking removes the lectins but apparently not all of the phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of the minerals in the grains and other food that the grains come into contact with in the digestive tract. Fermentation... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hello, this is my first question here :) Anyway, can you guys recomend some good paleo friendly shake options - nothing to sugary since I have insulin resistance and I'm looking to lose some weight. Thanks Everyone! Julia

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Janknitz 0 · May 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I make it up as I go along. The base is usually coconut milk or almond milk and crushed ice, then I add some instant (decaf!) coffee crystals, cinnamon, almond butter, sometimes protein powder or an egg (yes, pastured and RAW). Sometimes I'll... (more)

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by 103 · about 20 hours ago

Hi I was told recently that grapefruit juice helps with insulin resistance? Has anyone else been told this before?

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I just found out it can really mess with medications, which, well, who knew??

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by 100 · about 20 hours ago

Made the mistake of going too low carb and stubbornly sticking with it for a year despite rapid weight gain. Just realized that my symptoms (lack of energy, cold extremities and puffy face) was from a sluggish thyroid. Even have slight darkening... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · April 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Um, go to a doctor and ask for a thyroid panel blood test. Make sure it includes free T3 beside TSH and the other usual stuff. If you think you have serious problems with your thyroid, get the hard data, don't rely on "it seems my symptoms could... (more)

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by 125 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, can someone provide a complete noob desription in laymans terms as to why carbs make us fat and how paleo can help? In particular how do we become insulin resistant? I've read a few descriptions but it's made me confused (maybe i'm a bit... (more)

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Mash 0 · March 18, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I had the morning off so thought I would answer this. Carbohydrates don't directly make you fat any more then consuming any macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein, fat) can directly make you fat. What you need to understand though is that the... (more)

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by 10 · about 20 hours ago

Hello there Paleo Hackers - I went VLC on the Paleo Diet 1 year ago and I loved it, save for one symptom: very dry skin. My hands looked like scales, I got dandruff, and I developed painful cracks at the corner of my mouth (Angular cheilitis). I... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Dry skin can be a sign of not eating enough PUFAs.

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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

I am on the Paleo to get health and to lose weight. I know that certain foods should be avoided to help, such as high fructose fruits. I was wondering if is okay to eat tomatoes when on the paleo, having a few a day, some for lunch and some for... (more)

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Eric_13 0 · January 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I don't think that tomatoes are a problem as far as weight loss - no one gets/stays overweight due to too many tomatoes. Even being insulin resistant and having struggled with weight loss for more than 9 years, I don't think it's necessary to... (more)

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by 10994 · about 20 hours ago

There is an easy-read version at the bottom. Part 1 is summarized below and the full text can be found here. I basically say that insulin resistance is bad. I show 30-ish epidemiological studies correlating insulin resistance with: Hair... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · December 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I would agree that improving body composition is the ultimate hack. Hands down I agree. I'm almost 23 years old now, but when I was 12-15 years, I was extremely depressed, had terrible self esteem, body dismorphia, and severe anorexia. In my third... (more)

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by 10994 · about 20 hours ago

This question is important to me and I plan on giving it a bounty after the necessary waiting time passes (48 hrs), please tell me what you think. Have I found the ultimate Health Hack? When this question is through I hope to convince you that... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · December 09, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Yes it is, and I have been saying this since the first day I signed up here. It is why I am adamantly opposed to high fat, ketogenic diets as they do not increase insulin sensitivity. Aside from probably exacerbating insulin resistance, they don't... (more)

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by 825 · about 20 hours ago

I've lost weight effortlessly on a very low carb diet, but I have liver disease and feel awful on that type of eating plan. I also can't tolerate more than 20 grams of carbs per meal. Obviously, I need calories from fat or carbs but can't tolerate... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Tubers, fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables equaling greater than 50g and bellow whatever level leaves you with ill effect (150g is a good enough starting point to work from).

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by 15400 · about 20 hours ago

I watched this video: The Battle of the Diets and around 42:00 the professor explained that people with insulin resistance did better on LC diet, but people with insulin sensitivity did better on higher carb diets. What is the difference... (more)

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Gareth_1 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Insulin resistance is a condition where your body does not respond to insulin and insulin sensitivity is the degree to which cells respond to insulin.

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by 298 · about 20 hours ago

I've been searching for, but could not find any research-based proofs on the role of chromium supplements and their effects on increasing insulin sensitivity in humans. Are there any? I know that there was some controversy as to the fact that... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I've been supplementing with Chromium Polynicotinate. When I first started Paleo, I noticed it did help with any sugar cravings I had (not sure if placebo or not, but it's still an effect). Here is writeup on it with some links to studies.... (more)

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by 20 · about 20 hours ago

Hey, I wasn't sure what to title this post as. Basically I'm wondering what the best diet is for someone with diabetes type 2, they used to take injections but now have drugs instead. This person is overweight with various other ailments. ... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 04, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Dieticians and doctors routinely tell diabetics that they "need" the carbs so that they won't become hypoglycemic. This is because they have them on so much medication that hypoglycemia becomes an issue. Eliminate the carbs and blood sugars... (more)

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by 1213 · about 21 hours ago

After I came across Chris Kresser's article (here), I bought a glucometer and strips and checked out my BG according to his protocol. The first two days, everything was gravy. Fasting BG is around 79, and the highest I saw it hit was 116 1 hr... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · July 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

My first recommendation is to stay away from the Waffle House. My second recommendation is to experiment on yourself. It is very possible that you created physiological insulin resistance by being low-carb. You can flesh it out by experimenting... (more)

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by 11254 · about 21 hours ago

I finally went into see a doctor and had some tests done. I'll find out what those tests say on the 23rd, but they called me back in to do one of those tests where you drink some orange flavored glucose containing drink because I had a high... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · July 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Depending on how long it's been since you started increasing your carb intake, the result of the glucose tolerance test may not truly reflect what your body can do since losing the weight. Check this out for more info: ... (more)

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by 4413 · about 21 hours ago

I know there are other threads on this topic and I have read a lot of them. I just wonder if there is anything more current than this article from 2007 to help me understand this. Perhaps its still current and valid.... (more)

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Big_Kitty 0 · June 19, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Increase your carbohydrate (ie,acceptable starches) intake. By avoiding carbohydrates you are decreasing your insulin sensitivity by not giving your body a chance to adapt and process this macronutrient. Think: Would you become a more efficient... (more)

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by 4413 · about 21 hours ago

I was eating very low carb and high protein, high healthy fat and for the first time ever my fasting blood glucose was too high (98) and so was my insulin (9.0). I got some advice here and from my nutritionist and ND and added more sodium and a... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I've had a similar experience. For a while, I was overweight and was a Type 1/2 Diabetic for 9 years, Insulin-dependent with a poor, high-carb diet for 6 years. After of now, I'm in great shape and have been Paleo for almost 2 years, eating a... (more)

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