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Diabetes and Depression

There appears to be a relationship between diabetes and depression but at this stage the mechanism through which it is established remains unknown. Nevertheless, the incidence of depression in people with diabetes occurs with twice the prevalence compared to the … Continue reading

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Coffee May Help to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

A recent meta-analysis (review of many studies) has been published in the journal, Diabetes Care, and states that consuming any type of coffee may help to reverse type 2 diabetes!1 This includes both caffeinated and de-caffeinated coffee. It is interesting … Continue reading

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Saffron – Nature’s Miracle Spice

The healing properties of plants have been known to ancient civilisations for centuries. In fact, many modern pharmaceutical drugs are based on versions of naturally occurring compounds found in plants. For example, salicylic acid is found in the plant meadowsweet … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Mitochondrial Function

The relationship between insulin resistance and mitochondrial function is certainly an interesting one. Mitochondria are the ‘engine rooms’ of all body cells (except red blood cells). They are located in the cytoplasm of cells and have the primary function of … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Testosterone

There appears to be an inverse correlation between insulin resistance and testosterone levels in men whereby when insulin resistance increases testosterone levels decrease and vice versa. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes have lower testosterone levels than non-diabetic men.1,2 It … Continue reading

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Medication for Insulin Resistance and/or Diabetes

There are many types of medication for insulin resistance or more specifically, diabetes. Doctors generally won’t prescribe medications if someone has the early stages of insulin resistance. However, when the condition progresses and someone becomes diabetic, then medication will be … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Stress

Insulin resistance and stress are closely related since stress causes insulin resistance. It does so primarily through its stimulation of cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone. Stress is simply a part of life and the stress response, which includes stress … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep and Insulin Resistance

It appears that sleep deprivation or lack of sleep and insulin resistance are strongly correlated. And there are several reasons why sleep deprivation leads to insulin resistance. In this article we will examine the mechanisms behind why a lack of … Continue reading

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Chromium and Insulin Resistance

Here’s what you need to know about chromium and insulin resistance if you have the condition. Chromium is an essential mineral whose function is to assist carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. This makes it particularly important for people … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Carbohydrate Intake

There is definitely a strong link between insulin resistance and carbohydrate intake whereby a high carbohydrate intake has a greater likelihood of causing insulin resistance.1,2 However, this doesn’t mean that someone with insulin resistance should cut all the carbohydrates out … Continue reading

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