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Insulin Imbalances

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Insulin imbalances can be the cause of becoming overweight and obesity. When we eat food, glucose from the digestive breakdown of the food is absorbes into your gut and blood. The body takes what it requites and then produces insulin to lower glucose levels back to normal, converting the excess glucose into a compund called glycogen which is stored by the liver.

What are insulin imbalances?

In an ideal situation, wherein a well-balanced, healthy diet is followed the above process works perfectly. However with excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates, in particular sugary foods, the balance becomes disrupted and things start to go wrong.
As a result, your body will have to produce larger amounts of insulin to break-down the excess sugar. Eventually, your body becomes resistant to the insulin, when this happens rather than converting the excess glucose into glycogen, it turns into fat.

As we have seen our bodies are capable of regulating the production of insulin, and converting glucose to glycogen, however, things do go wrong. If you recognise three of more of the symptoms mentioned below you may be suffering from glucose intolerance:

  • Constantly thirsty
  • Excessive sweating
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Feeling sleepy or falling asleep during the day
  • High consumption of caffeine, chocolate or cigarettes
  • Irritability without frequent meals
  • Difficulty in getting out of bed in the mornings
  • When insulin imbalances strike home it can be compared to a dog chasing its tail; the more unstable your

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