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Doctor insights on: Natural Remedies For Insulin Resistance

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Home remedies for insulin resistance?

Home remedies for insulin resistance?

Low carb diet: Eat a diet that is lower in carbohydrates and avoid simple sugars. To improve insulin sensitivity, get regular cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Moran
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Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Definition)

Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar. This results from obesity and often causes higher blood sugar levels. The early stage of Insulin resistance, known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes, is potentially reversible with significant weight loss (at least 7 percent). However, without weight loss, Type 2 Diabetes generally results, often causing severe damage to arteries and ...Read more


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Which sports is good for cure insulin resistance?

Which sports is good for cure insulin resistance?

Any sports: Any sports which give you a good exercise and help to reduce your weight ...Read more

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Natural medicine for pcos?

Natural medicine for pcos?

Healthy weight loss: A low glycemic index diet for all patients with pcos can improve fertility according to a large harvard study by dr chavarro and colleagues. He outlines this diet in his book "the fertility diet". If you are overweight, healthy weight loss may be all you need to start ovulating regularly. A supplement - inositol - may also be helpful. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be herbal natural solution for diabetese?

Can there be herbal natural solution for diabetese?

No and yes: No! there is no herbal solution for diabetes, and none that even help. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Yes! there is a natural solution -- it's education, diet, exercise, weight loss, good medical advice, monitoring, prevention, control of BP and lipids, regularizing blood sugar -- it's a very natural thing to do, to save your life. ...Read more

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Is there research using peptides like igf to improve insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics?

Is there research using peptides like igf to improve insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics?

Yes: Igf-1 is a potent glucose lowering agent , in fact the new Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) and NovoLog have alterations in one of the Insulin components that were derived from the observation that when igf-i was injected through the skin it lowered the sugar faster than regular insulin. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative to treat diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance problems?

Are there any alternative to treat diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance problems?

Lifestyle change : Even for patients on medication for diabetes or metabolic syndrome, a healthy diet accompanied by weight loss, exercise, and quality sleep (or treated obstructive sleep apnea), is the key to getting back on track. For those already on medication, doctors may even be able to decrease doses once the effects of lifestyle change start happening. A healthy lifestyle involves a lifelong commitment. ...Read more

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What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

Breakfast: The important thing is not to skip breakfast. Low glycemic diet is important. Omega 3 rather than omega 6, trans fats and saturated fats are important. Fruit, veggies and protein should be an important part of any meal. Also, a morning and afternoon snack with a bit less less food at your meals, ie spread the calories around can also help. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse insulin resistance?

Are there any ways to reverse insulin resistance?

Yes: Weight reduction, some medications help with Insulin resistance (actos, metformin), correction of exacerbating factors - thyroid disorder, adrenal dysfunction. For most people the key is weight reduction. ...Read more

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Is there a quick, natural (Without insulin or prescriptions) way to lower glucose levels when elevated?

Is there a quick, natural (Without insulin or prescriptions) way to lower glucose levels when elevated?

Yes: In a word, exercise. Remember your muscle tissues require glucose as energy to contract. If you have a mildly elevated blood sugar, exercise will reduce the level of blood sugar within 30 minutes to an hour. No matter what your diabetes treatment is, you can utilize exercise to reduce blood sugar. Try it now. Check your blood sugar, walk one hour, then recheck. See the difference? ...Read more

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Which natural remedies help with gastroparesis?

Which natural remedies help with gastroparesis?

Diet...: I have answered questions re this topic elsewhere. Please search though my answers. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

Lifestyle changes: There really isn't one exceptional herb or supplement for pcos. There are many options but they must be combined with the proper diet and exercise for maximal effect. Pcos and weight loss should be treated in a holistic, integrative way, looking at the whole picture and getting at the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies work to reverse baldness?

Which natural remedies work to reverse baldness?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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Will chromium help in insulin resistance?

May be, but hardly: Any one is deficient in chromium. While chromium does influence Insulin resistance, any body eating anywhere near a normal diet is not likely to be deficient. See this site for more information. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/chromium-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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How to treat acne with food supplements and natural remedies ?

How to treat acne with food supplements and natural remedies ?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a grave personal and professional problem. It's manageable with benzoyl peroxide and prescription-strength rx's from your doctor. If someone is forcing you to use "natural" / non-evidence-based remedies because of a misguided fear of real science, you have my sympathy and you have a right to be very angry. Hope you get help now. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to cure diabetes insipidus?

Are there any natural ways to cure diabetes insipidus?

Need medication: It is important to determine the cause of diabetes insipidus. It involves the absense of a pituitary hormone. Common causes are head trauma, pituitary tumors, surgery. Kidney diabetes insipidus (nephrogenic) can be caused by certain drugs, such as lithium. If your doctor knows the cause, then treating the cause can sometimes reverse it. But usually treatment with DDAVP (desmopressin) is essential. ...Read more

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Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which i must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies are good for blood pressure?

Which natural remedies are good for blood pressure?

Blood pressure : There are many natural approaches to blood pressure, but there are a lot of variables. For example, your age, the number of BP medications you're already on, your weight, etc. There is an 8-wk acupuncture program, studied and published through harvard medical school several years ago, that showed sustained lowering of BP for mild-to-moderate conditions without using medications. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more