How to Get Insulin Sensitive & Reduce Risks of Major Metabolic Disorders

Practical lifestyle solutions, health benefits of eliminating insulin resistance, and having an insulin-sensitive body

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Insulin Resistance and Sensitivity in a Nutshell

Our health heavily depends on the functioning of metabolism. As I posted several articles about insulin resistance within fat loss and healthy weight management perspectives, my subscribers want to know more about insulin’s impact and the risk factors on metabolic disorders. Thus, insulin sensitivity is not just for fat loss but also to reduce the risks of metabolic diseases such as type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and some cancers.

Regular readers of my articles asked me to simplify insulin resistance and sensitivity as they find this topic too confusing. Therefore, in this post, I explain five lifestyle factors in the simplest possible terms to convey my critical insulin resistance and sensitivity messages. I have written numerous research-based articles, which can be found in my publication. In this article, I will not cite scientific papers in this post. Instead, I simply share my perspectives based on experience and the prior reviews of scientific papers.

Insulin resistance means the body needs more insulin to regulate blood sugar. After a while, when fat stores grow too much, the cells cannot get insulin signals anymore. Ironically, the body keeps creating more. And finally, insulin-resistant people experience metabolic diseases such as type II diabetes. Insulin sensitivity is about diminishing insulin resistance. The cells healthily respond to insulin signals when the body is insulin sensitive. Therefore, the risk of metabolic disorders is significantly reduced.

Here are the five broad lifestyle factors to become insulin sensitive and prevent insulin resistance for a healthy and happy life.

From my experience, the optimal way to gain insulin sensitivity is to achieve a fat-adapted state. I provided practical guidance on getting fat-adapted with simple lifestyle choices in this article: Three Practical Tips to Become Fat-Adapted and Shorten Waistline.

Thank you for reading my perspectives. I wish you a happy and healthy life. If you enjoyed this story, you may also check my collection including personal stories profiling interesting people in my social circles giving perspectives into solving various life challenges.

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Please note that this story is not health advice. I shared my personal experience for information only. If you have symptoms of fatigue, please consult your health care professionals.

About the Author

Meet Dr Mehmet Yildiz
Owner and chief editor of Illumination Integrated

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