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by 5 · July 12, 2013 at 07:34 PM

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 07:09 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 45 · June 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

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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daz 0 · June 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

(repost of my answer from Jun 22 2013 which got lost during PH site issues) At a guess (& it is just a guess), acne in your case may be due to excess copper. & by supplementing 50 mg zinc per day, you drove your copper levels down... (more)

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by 45 · June 19, 2013 at 09:09 PM

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 08:09 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 287 · June 04, 2013 at 10:50 PM

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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sarah_79 0 · March 30, 2013 at 05:24 PM

Nope, they don't. I am about 30lbs overweight and I have type 1 diabetes and need to inject insulin as my body makes none. I eat healthy and exercise often and I used a very limited amount of insulin to control my blood sugars compared to someone... (more)

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by 10937 · January 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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 04:54 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 2401 · January 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM

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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Rob_20 0 · January 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM

It's a shame Llye Mcdonald charges so much for his books. http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f15/glycogen-repletion-advice-1100501/ He should look at those Steam game sales where the companies have greater profits selling at 2 dollars than at 60... (more)

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by 541 · July 26, 2013 at 07:32 PM

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 04:51 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 · December 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

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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BigPapaChakra 0 · December 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I would recommend getting an accurate Postprandial glucose test. No harm in getting some markers/guidline. If you find you can tolerate carbs fairly well, then you might want to incorporate some more "healthy carbs" (and I use that term loosely).... (more)

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by 90 · May 25, 2013 at 02:30 PM

"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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marcus_volke 0 · May 25, 2013 at 02:30 PM

It is likely that the overall effects of specific carbohydrate foods on gut flora and systemic inflammation are key to the obesity epedemic. The novel concept of acellular carbohydrates is a new piece to the puzzle, however there are other... (more)

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by 10 · July 03, 2012 at 01:54 PM

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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Michael_17 0 · July 03, 2012 at 09:49 AM

High intensity interval training is linked with increasing insulin sensitity, you may want to look into that...

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by 3512 · June 27, 2012 at 07:05 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 07:05 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 2401 · January 19, 2013 at 05:11 AM

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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Rozi_Days 0 · June 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM

Besides general weight gain, insulin resistance is associated with abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and low HDL ("good cholesterol"). These conditions are part of a constellation of problems called metabolic syndrome... (more)

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by 260 · June 21, 2012 at 05:49 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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Crowlover_ 0 · June 21, 2012 at 05:49 AM

Vivian can you please give us a follow up here. I am dealing with VERY similiar issues and diet is pristine. ARGgggggggg

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by 18427 · January 04, 2012 at 02:14 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. ePublish... (more)

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dav 0 · December 28, 2011 at 07:53 AM

"RT expends fewer calories in each duration of exercise session than does AT" If this study included people who walked a lot and had little body fat, things might look very different. But perhaps for the overweight, sedentary... (more)

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by 50 · November 25, 2011 at 11:50 PM

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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hal__ 0 · November 25, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I echo Aravind in that it will not be possible to understand your insulin resistance without working you up extensively. However, it is very clear there is a lot of variation in "endogenous" insulin resistance. Check out this article where kids... (more)

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by 15964 · November 07, 2012 at 09:50 PM

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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raydawg 0 · November 07, 2012 at 09:50 PM

I wonder if this is the mechanism that causes people who lose sleep to be equivalent to diabetics in terms of insulin resistance. Something in sleep resets receptor sensitivity? Might just be the overnight intermittent fasting, but then again,... (more)

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by 438 · July 29, 2011 at 06:57 PM

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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xjhues 0 · July 29, 2011 at 06:57 PM

miked is right imo. you have to try it yourself to see if it works for you. i started vlc and it didn't work for me. i had to keep adding good carbs until i found the level that balanced lc with functioning well and feeling good

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by 106 · November 25, 2011 at 11:52 PM

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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hal__ 0 · November 25, 2011 at 11:52 PM

There is a wide variation in insulin resistance, and it can occur in people who look skinny, without visible fat. check out this article South Asian children are more insulin resistant than white children BMJ 2002; 324 doi:... (more)

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by 6164 · November 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM

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)