2017-04-26 06:02


• Insulin in the blood prevents you any access to burn fat as fuel.

Insulins main function is to open up the cells to store glucose but if there is too much insulin in the blood, these cells get tired being bathed in insulin all the time and then become resistant. The next time the insulin wants to store glucose, the cells refuse it, so the sugar and insulin stays in the blood stream.

It also causes low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), because it drives the blood sugar levels too low.

Our brains need a certain amount of glucose to function and when the levels are too low, we cannot function properly. We can’t think normal, cannot concentrate, feel tired, irritable or sleepy, because the brain is not fed.

• Glucose backing up in the blood stream and the body converting the glucose to fat.

Glucose starts to back up in the blood stream but the body can manage this for a certain time by turning the glucose into fat.

This is not a natural pathway but it is forced to happen (fat build-up in the blood.) High triglycerides are almost always linked to a high carbohydrate diet.

This progression is normally the front-runner of type 2 diabetes where the build-up of glucose in the blood forces the pancreas to produce more insulin until the pancreas can’t cope anymore.

• Oestrogen levels cause fat gain and this creates extra fat cells.

It can be tough trying to lose weight when you have Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Many women with PCOS are insulin resistant which makes it easy for them to gain weight and difficult to lose.

Most PCOS sufferers are overweight or obese but women of normal weight and even lean females can also suffer from this insidious condition.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome can be a silent killer. Since the symptoms of PCOS can vary so widely from woman to woman, doctors very often misdiagnose the condition.

• Metabolic syndrome is also a cause of weight gain. This condition has different symptoms, which are hormonal problems such as:

• High oestrogen and high testosterone which cause women to become bald and get facial hair, while men grow breasts and get a beer belly.

• Oestrogen also causes weight gain, which develop fat cells.

• Fat cells manufacture their own oestrogen, which causes weight gain – a vicious circle.

Article by Duzimed Laser Clinic, 352 Burger Street, 033 345 1919 extension 209.

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