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Weight and Metabolism

How to Test for Insulin Resistance: Your Comprehensive Guide


Knowing which test to order for insulin resistance can be confusing and even misleading. This article summarizes with accuracy which are the best tests to order to know definitively if you have insulin resistance and risks for metabolic conditions like diabetes.

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The Discomfort behind Comfort Foods


Have you ever eaten a high fat, high carbohydrate meal and felt almost immediately like the world was a better place? Now, what if I told you to give all of those things up? Even though you know that avoiding a cheesecake binge is healthier for you, I bet that…

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Almost all of you are losing energy because of this!


We have gone through a number of ways in which your energy can be stolen throughout the day, but blood sugar dysregulation is one of the most common that I see in my patients. What is blood sugar dysregulation? Your blood sugar level is kept within a health normal range…

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8 Silent Signs You Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)- Reader’s Digest


About 7 million U.S. women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which results when excess insulin increases the production of androgens (male hormones). It’s the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age—as many as one in 10 will develop PCOS—yet shockingly, it’s estimated that more than half don’t know…

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What is Detoxification?


Detoxification is a term that can be confusing. Sarah Wilson gives us more information on what it actually is - how to avoid fads and how to protect your health from exposure to environmental toxicity.

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Metabolism, the Microbiome, Berberine and Metformin


Dr. Fiona goes into some of the underlying mechanisms of how the microbiome affects our metabolic health. The drug, Metformin, illustrates this connection through it's antibiotic effects.

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Why Male Factor Infertility Matters


Although commonly overlooked, male factor infertility may be identified in as many as 40% of couples that have been trying to conceive for over 1 year. For many men, this is a difficult diagnosis to receive. But aside from being a set back towards time to conception, male factor infertility…

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What Causes PCOS – Lipotoxicity and Inflammation


Learn more about the underlying cause of PCOS - the dysfunction of our fat cells - not often thought as functional - they are actually an endocrine organ that has a profound effect on our entire bodies. Women with PCOS have fundamental differences in the ways that the fat cells…

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A New Way to Lose Weight with PCOS


Many women with PCOS find it particularly challenging to lose weight. However, there are ways of making attempts at weight loss more successful, such as deliberate timing of meals and focus on meal composition.

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Gluten causes Leptin Resistance


Gluten has been linked to a 50% increase in leptin resistance at concentrations found in human blood after eating a typical gluten-containing meal. If you are trying to lose weight its crucial to eliminate gluten or it will likely be a stumbling block to progress.

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