X
Treating Insulin Resistance Naturally

Treating Insulin Resistance Naturally

Insulin & Insulin Resistance

Insulin is the hormone made by our pancreas which helps glucose in the blood enter our muscle, fat, and liver cells where it’s used for energy. We get glucose from the food we eat, and once it’s slowly absorbed into our cells, our insulin levels drop back to a baseline. When we consume more food than what our cells need, we store the excess glucose as glycogen. When these stores are full, we then go on to store it as adipose tissue (fat cells).

Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body's cells become resistant to these effects of insulin. It is triggered by an increase in fat mass around the abdomen (visceral adiposity).

Risk Factors For Insulin Resistance

  • Overeating
  • A diet high in processed and refined foods
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Oestrogen dominance
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Excess fat mass around the midline (visceral fat) in overweight individuals
  • Metabolic syndrome (a combination of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and visceral fat)
  • A family history of type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease

Natural Treatments for Insulin Resistance

  • Try intermittent fasting. There are studies which indicate fasting for extended periods can boost cell sensitivity to insulin.

  • Increase fibre intake. Options include psyllium, flaxseed, hemp seeds, chia seeds, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and legumes.

  • Avoid refined carbohydrates like white breads, pasta and pastries. When consuming complex carbs, opt only for small amounts of non-starchy varieties.

  • Ensure meals include adequate protein and quality fats for more stable blood sugars between meals. You can choose from wild-caught oily fish, free range poultry and eggs, organic grass-fed meats, non-GM organic tempeh, ½ cup of legumes, nuts, seeds, avocado, and cold-pressed oils.

  • Have wholesome, balanced main meals and avoid snacking.

  • Limit fruit consumption. Fruits contain carbohydrates that are broken down into sugars, so they can raise your insulin levels. If you must have fruit, berries are your best option since they contain the least sugar. Avoid mangoes, pomegranate, bananas, and cherries.

  • Avoid ALL sugars, particularly refined, high-fructose corn syrups. Read labels to be sure.

  • Get regular exercise or engage in any activity that reduces fatty acid deposits in the body. Aerobic exercise is especially effective at reducing visceral adiposity, so go out for a brisk walk, jog or run three to four times a week.

  • Consider the use of natural herbs that help stabilise blood sugars and reduce improper fatty acid synthesis. (Please see Recommended Insulin Resistance Supplements below.)

Find out about Happy Weight

Recommended Insulin Resistance Supplements

  • An antioxidant complex will help prevent degeneration of beta cells in the pancreas.

  • Herbal medicine formulations such as Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Berberine, Bitter Melon and Gymnema Sylvestre are known to reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Gymnema is an ingredient in Happy Hormones.

  • Nutritional support in the form of chromium picolinate, lipoic acid, and magnesium is recommended to improve insulin resistance. These supplements also help protect against diabetic complications and facilitate normal carbohydrate metabolism.

 

For more information on how to achieve a happy weight and improve your health, join our private Happy Weight Facebook group and sign up for our FREE 28-Day Happy Weight Challenge.

 

 

Take the 28 Day
Happy Weight Challenge
Find out more
Join the Conversation

Join our private community group to chat with other women and get support and feedback about the Happy Hormones program.

Join Group
★ Reviews

Our Customer Reviews

1785 reviews
95%
(1693)
3%
(61)
1%
(9)
0%
(5)
1%
(17)
Amazing help

Thank you for for creating Happy Hormones! This product together with the liva detox have been an immense help to my well being this year. This is the first of many repeat orders I will be making. Since I began using these products in January this year my hot flushes and mood swings have gone, my cycle is regular again and my premenstrual symptoms are almost non existent. I have managed to lose 6kg. I Highly recommend these products and always tell my friends and family about them 😊💛

Just Take It !!!

Please find below, my video review.
With thanks
Ruth 😊

Thank you Ruth. Really appreciate your comments and video.
Fingers Crossed

Just did my first order of Happy Hormones... I hope it works! 🙏

I have suffered from dry skin for a long time now no amount of lotions or potions that I have used have fixed my problem,but I have now found that the dryness has gone thanks to happy hormones!! I feel less irritable also! Can’t wait for my next lot to arrive!! Highly recommended product!

First time

In the hope of overcoming urinary problems and pain in the liver area. I am still sceptical and certainly hope this proves me wrong.