Insulin Resistance

Condition Description

A cluster of abnormalities associated with high insulin levels in response to high carbohydrate intake

Common Symptoms

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertension
  • Adult-onset diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stroke

Underlying Causes

  • Excessive carbohydrate intake
  • Aging
  • Medications such as steroids
  • External administration of insulin for treatment of diabetes

Traditional Approach

  • Medically treat complications arising from Insulin Resistance such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes or stroke
  • Metformin
  • Gastric bypass or gastric banding for obesity

EHC Approach

  • Improve diet by reducing carbohydrate intake and reducing/eliminating processed or junk food
  • Increase intake of vegetables and protein
  • Exercise and weight management
  • Supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids through flax or fish oil

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