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by 45 · about 7 hours ago

In February, I gave in to supplements and began taking 50mg zinc daily. My skin looked amazing: acne disappeared and skin became smooth. In May I stopped taking the pills because I don't think this form of zinc is healthy. I began eating 200... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

what kind of "acne" are we talking? Is it all over your body and face? cheeks, forehead, mouth area, neck or body? Concentrated in one or two of those areas more than others? Is your acne pustules? cysts? small bumps that are not visible until... (more)

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by 10994 · about 7 hours ago

And if not then why is it associated with nearly every modern Neolithic disease? Well I've looked around and it seems that most diseases or illnesses have a root in insulin resistance or leptin resistance, if you don't believe me post an... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 31, 2013 at 4:54 AM

I don't disagree with your statement, but I'd posit that you can't prove it and it may likely not be the root cause. One other possibility is that the root cause is leaky gut, which causes both an inflammatory and autoimmune response which can... (more)

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by 2407 · about 7 hours ago

Just wanna carb reload spent fuel only. Weights don't actually use that much as far as I can tell. I'm 6'1 152lbs 10% BF presently. I'm figuring 1.5g carbs per lbs lean body mass.

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CD 0 · January 25, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Technically speaking, muscles can store about 15 g/kg (note this is muscle not lean mass) Additionally your liver can produce up to 200g glucose/day via GNG (assuming sufficient fat/protein/etc). 200g is a maximal estimate, in reality not... (more)

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by 540 · about 7 hours ago

I am a 29 year old female, 100lbs overweight, PCOS with insulin resistance and high free testosterone (taking Metformin and Spironolactone - ugh), severe gluten intolerance (negative celiac genetic test but plenty of gut damage confirmed by an... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I have been exactly where you are. I am so glad you are here. (My qualifications: lost 140lbs on paleo, periods have normalized, acne is gone, taking no medications anymore) Corn is a grain, even non-GMO corn. Avoid it like the plague. It comes... (more)

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by 78 · about 7 hours ago

Looking at this quickly I want to say VLC or LC paleo. BUUUT as is known VLC or LC actually induces insulin resistance long-term. Which is an issue, because even after busting my butt on a VLC or low-carb and losing/gaining 60 pounds either way... (more)

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Baba 0 · December 14, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Get yourself a meter. Blood glucose in the nineties is not bad if you don't spike it, so measure post-prandial levels - they will tell you if your diet is good for you. And I do hope you like sardines, because given the circumstance you should eat... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 21 year old female with severe insulin resistance. I'm a "healthy" weight (5'1 and 108 lbs) but I have PCOS and acne, hair loss, excess hair, etc. My endocrinologist said that insulin stimulates the ovaries to secrete testosterone. My... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 03, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Pretty much any kind of exercise/physcial activity will improve glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity. But as for what is best by test: 1) Walking. Study after study show improved insulin resistance when T2 diabetics are put on a walking... (more)

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by 2407 · about 8 hours ago

I've read in several posts here that in ketosis, the muscles become insulin resistant to spare glucose for the brain. I've also read that prolonged ketogenic diets increase insulin resistance. I've also read that such diets are good for... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 08, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Low-carbohydrate diets generally help reduce the harmful form of insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes, abdominal obesity and PCOS. However, a very low carb intake can also induce a non-harmful and reversible form of insulin... (more)

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by 50 · about 8 hours ago

I was born in 1962 in the UK. We ate normal healthy food - meat & home grown veg (but also homemade cakes!). I was the only fat person in a slim family. I was the fat kid at school (in the 60s and 70s when child obesity didn't exist). I... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 08, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I wrote this post a long time ago about insulin resistance: https://sites.google.com/site/themikelinks/home/what-s-up-with-insulin-resistance It's totally possible to be born insulin resistant, or at least in a hyperinsulinemic state which will... (more)

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by 16131 · about 8 hours ago

John Keifer has written some articles about this. It's basically timing resistance exercise and carbs to synchronize with natural insulin sensitivity fluctuations throughout the day. If I understand correctly, here's how it works: You are less... (more)

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paleo12 0 · July 22, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Carb Back-loading has been highly effective for me. I follow a low carb morning, have a meal around 1pm with little carbohydrates. Then I weight train around 3, drinking a large gatorade during training to really bumps my insulin and gives my... (more)

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by 6157 · about 8 hours ago

The idea that insulin resistance is a primary cause of Neolithic disease is a pretty popular one in Paleo/Primal circles. We also have Gary Taubes to thank for his exposition of the carbohydrate hypothesis that refined grains and sugars are the... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 22, 2010 at 10:40 PM

I think it's helpful to point out that insulin resistance does not always lead to overweight. This seems to be a trend recently, and not necessarily a bad one. Right along with Masterjohn's recent post, there's Stephan's most recent post,... (more)

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by 45 · October 30, 2014 at 4:51 AM

I'm 23, female, and I've had a very low sex drive for the past five years. It used to be quite high. I think things started going downhill when I developed binge eating disorder and depression at age 17. I'm insulin resistant and I wonder if... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I think it may depend on your weight. Get your BMI down to about 22 or something like that and you might feel sexy again. Also get enough sleep. Read porn or erotica - lots of women do. However does it matter if it's low? You're 23 so quite young... (more)

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by 3521 · October 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

A reduction in carbohydrate or an increase in fat? Would simply increasing carbohydrate solve physiological insulin resistance or would you need to reduce fat?

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Jeff__1 0 · June 27, 2012 at 7:05 AM

A reduction in carbs. Your body does this in order to allow glucose to be used by the brain.

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by 260 · October 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Insulin resistant people are top heavy apples. Studies say that due to an insufficiency of pancreatic beta cells the body loses the ability to regulate insulin and therefore become diabetic. Most obese people are prediabetic and most skinny fat... (more)

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miked_2 0 · May 15, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Cutting your blood sugar (especially a chronic level of sugar, i.e, snacking all day) definitely can't hurt. I don't put much faith in herbs and things though. I don't know enough about that herb you suggest to comment, but I still would... (more)

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by 5 · October 29, 2014 at 4:02 AM

I've been looking for support from someone who is also Paleo with insulin resistance for awhile now. Everyone harps to me about switching to low carb, but doesn't understand, I've been low carb for years now! I was diagnosed with hypertension in... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I would recommend adding back in some carbs. Some in the Paleo community demonize carbohydrates, but they are not evil. Also, some people do not respond as well to VLC. it can have an affect on hormone production as well. I would not go back... (more)

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by 287 · October 29, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Do all people who are or were once fat have insulin resistance? I think my struggle is in my head.. I'm 18 and about 30lbs overweight, and I don't know if I'm insulin resistant....I overeat, but its mainly a response to emotions/thoughts...my body... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Do you know if you're okay with wheat, or is it possible wheat is part of your problem? I have a long yo-yo history so I've been overweight/obese more than I've been lean. Needless to say, even on easygoing paleo I feel the best ever. I don't... (more)

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by 18635 · October 28, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Study title is: Comparison of Aerobic Versus Resistance Exercise Training on Metabolic Syndrome (from the Studies of a Targeted Risk Reduction Intervention Through Defined Exercise ??? STRRIDE-AR/RT) in American Journal of Cardiology 2011.... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · December 28, 2011 at 1:29 AM

Actually, there was some discussion about this research before. My response: Yes, the types and combinations of exercise done in those with some medical issues and those with belly fat, can make a difference. I happen to think that this is... (more)

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by 106 · October 28, 2014 at 3:11 AM

For instance, would there have been a difference in me eating a grain-heavy diet at age 12 and eating a similar diet at age 20? At 12 I had a flat stomach, but at 20 I had a little gut (I was skinnyfat). Basically, my question is: Was my body... (more)

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damaged_justice 0 · March 27, 2011 at 6:41 PM

IR appears to happen naturally to some extent as part of the aging process, even in hunter-gatherer populations or those avoiding the "neolithic agents of disease". Hard to tell with current societies so horribly skewed by generations of eating... (more)

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by 457 · October 27, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I have been reading Paleo for Athletes and it seems to be driven more towards running and endurance sports than resistance training and I know this question has been asked be to be honest, some of the answers are too scientific and I just cant... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 01, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Well, if we're to ignore the technobabble, really the only thing I can say is you have to experiment on yourself and see how different amount of carbs affect your body and your path towards your goals. You need to give it enough time (probably on... (more)

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by 90 · October 26, 2014 at 3:45 AM

"Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity " Here's an interesting study - forget about the Glycemic Index, as... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · July 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

This is not a study, it's a hypothesis. The full text is available as a PDF download and I think it's well worth a read. Here's the author's conclusion: The increased storage life and convenience of some of our oldest agricultural products... (more)

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