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Insulin resistance may be making you fat

Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin.Β For many years, scientists and nutritionists have preached that weight loss comes down to a simple equation: kilojoules in versus kilojoules out. While this principle is true to an extent, there are a number of increasingly common hormonal shifts that …

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Explained Clearly

The intention of this post isΒ to compare the two very different metabolic states “nutritional ketosis” and “diabetic ketoacidosis”, andΒ try to clarify the main concept of DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a very simple explanation. Just to make sure we are talking about two different metabolic states, the main difference between them is: Benign dietary ketosis is a controlled, insulin regulated process …

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Diabetes Mellitus: Understanding the Core Concepts

Β ou may know that Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism that results in high blood glucose, other metabolic disturbances and if uncontrolled, long-term mainly vascular damage and dysfunction. However, to gain insight into the holistic management of diabetes it is essential to have a good understanding of the Core Concepts involved. Diabetes is a common, …

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