Articles on Weight and Metabolism
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.
Metabolic Acne Part 2- Diet and Nutritional Interventions In the last article we discussed how
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.
Learn more about the underlying causes 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 function.
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.
If you’re a woman with PCOS, you may have noticed that your hunger is different than that of women who do not have this disorder. A recent study has provided MRI imaging of the brains of women with PCOS, suggesting that there is a biological reason for the hunger experienced by insulin resistant women with PCOS.