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Weight and Metabolism

Green Tea Extract Proves Better Than Metformin for Metabolic Markers in Women


Green tea continues to prove itself as a healing powerhouse. A lot of women with PCOS take Metformin to manage their insulin resistance, but a simpler solution proves to be even better. In a recent study, green tea extract was shown to outperform Metformin in both lipid profile and glycemic control. 120…

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect on the Brain Reduces Impulse Control


A lot of people struggle to lose weight while dieting, and a new study may have determined why. The study was on artificial sweeteners and how they affect the brain, and the results were quite shocking. There are countless diet soft drinks that are marketed to dieters specifically because of…

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In Lean PCOS, Insulin Resistance is Often Missed, as Illustrated by This Study on the Microbiome


A new study just released on gut microbiome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) showed some fascinating results: it showed that women with PCOS have fewer types of gut bacteria AND very different microbiomes than women who don’t have the condition. This study concluded that this effect was due to testosterone, rather…

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How Walnuts affect Insulin Levels


In a recent study, 28 subjects with high body mass index (but without diabetes), were chosen to test the effect that walnuts have on the body. Specifically, the study focused on why these nuts in particular are linked to better metabolic health. Two types of meals were selected for the…

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Dairy Products, and Their Link to Insulin Resistance


When most people think about low-fat dairy products, they don’t immediately think of a correlation with insulin resistance. After all, fat-free yogurt and kefir are touted as ideal health foods, especially if people want to lose weight, right? Well, not so right. A recent Iranian study, which followed 1,205 participants for…

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How to Test for Insulin Resistance: Your Comprehensive Guide


Knowing which test to order for insulin resistance can be confusing and negative tests for diabetes can be 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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