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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
"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)
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)
A reduction in carbohydrate or an increase in fat? Would simply increasing carbohydrate solve physiological insulin resistance or would you need to reduce fat?
A reduction in carbs. Your body does this in order to allow glucose to be used by the brain.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)