Why Insulin Resistance is a Big Deal. The Medical Community refers to this condition as Pre-Diabetic. Their plan is to wait until it becomes full-blown Diabetes to lock you into to a life-time of Insulin dependence. They won’t tell you any different. But Pre-Diabetes is very reversible. It’s bad for business.
Insulin Resistance is very treatable and correctable. These are some facts about insulin resistance:
- It is falsely stereotyped as Female, Fat and Forty.
- Men need breast support because of it.
- Fast food franchises make millions off of it.
- Infertility is a result of it.
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is caused from it.
- It’s the number one factor for men with low testosterone.
- It makes us fat.
- Quality of life is affected by it.
One in four Americans has Insulin Resistance (IR). Unfortunately, many people don’t notice and correct Insulin Resistance until it’s too late. Patients may not realize that Insulin Resistance is a major contributor to several complex disease processes, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Many people with IR never get diabetes; however, the health risks are severe. Damage to our bodies begins with even the slightest irregularities in insulin and blood sugar. There is an insulin receptor site responsible for energy, growth, and repair on every cell in your body. At Wellness Alternatives, we explain it to our patients like this, “Insulin is the key that allows glucose through the receptor site into the cell.” Patients often complain of fatigue. When the goal of maintaining an equal level of blood sugar throughout the day is met, patients often remark “I never knew I could have this much energy!”
Symptoms are frequently attributed to other more “popular” conditions like Hypothyroidism and aging. Some symptoms of Insulin Resistance are: low energy, sugar cravings, inability to lose weight, inappropriate hunger, migrating aches and pains, and fatigue after meals. (Surprisingly, 28% of adult patients with IR are within normal weight parameters.) Clinical nutrition alone will fail to correct Insulin Resistance. The physician at Wellness Alternatives practice Integrative Functional Medicine and emphasize there are several “Must Do’s” for the person with Insulin Resistance. A few are:
- Eat within your carbohydrate tolerance.
- Support the pancreas, liver detoxification, and reduce inflammation.
- Examine Adrenal health and other associated metabolic factors.
Wellness Alternatives specializes in Functional Medicine and managing health issues related to the ill effects of stress, hormone dysregulation, improper nutrition, and sedentary lifestyle. For more information about reversing Insulin Resistance and controlling the quality of your life, call for your consultation today. 530-615-4083.