Hormones rule your world! They control your weight, your metabolism, your fertility and how well you age. Hormones are chemical messengers carrying instructions, through your blood, from one cell to another.
The main hormones people are aware of are released from the thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands and reproductive organs.
Over the past 50 years , the incidence of Type 2 diabetes (in which too much insulin is produced) has rocketed, in parallel with the incidence of obesity. Having diabetes can lead to heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. At the core of a lot of health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, migraines and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is Insulin Resistance.
Insulin resistance is getting more recognition now as it is linked in with low carbohydrate diets and intermittent fasting. It is part of the picture as to why there is such an increase in Type 2 diabetes and obesity worldwide.
I have been studying this area of health for the past number of years and advocate a way of living which includes controlling carbohydrates, reducing the amount of times we eat in a day and managing stress in order to improve insulin’s impact on our health.
If you have been diagnosed as being pre-diabetic or are struggling to lose weight, I can help you create a customised nutrition plan which helps reduce insulin resistance and creates a much healthier lifestyle.