Hormones and Metabolism

Increase Metabolism – Ways to Speed Up Metabolic Rate

Most of us think of energy production when we discuss metabolism. This is where cells break down nutrients to release energy which can then be used for keeping the entire body functioning. It is one aspect of metabolism. The rate at which this our body produces energy is known as the metabolic rate and it varies from one >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Insulin Resistance and How to Treat It

Insulin resistance is a growing concern across the globe as it can be one of the key factors that may lead to diabetes, heart disease and strokes. It affects about 3 out of 100 Americans. Worldwide as many as 25% of adults have metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is a component thereby leading to elevated blood >> Read More ...

Overweight and Obese Definitions, Causes, Dangers

Being overweight or obese is associated with a range of health complications. It is well publicized that these weight aberrations contributes to some of the most common diseases that leads to death across the globe, especially cardiovascular diseases. Understanding what being overweight or obese means, how it occurs and >> Read More ...

Warning Signs Of Diabetes And Early Symptoms

A newly published report in 2014 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that diabetes now affects almost 10% of the American population. This is not significantly different from previous figures. What is concerning though is that 1 out of 4 of diabetic Americans are not even aware that they have the disease. >> Read More ...

10 Facts About The HbA1C (A1C) Blood Test

If you are a diabetic or have recently been diagnosed, then you will be familiar with the HbA1C test. It is one of the most effective methods of monitoring glucose control in diabetes management. Insurance companies may also request this test before covering a diabetic and there is good reason that it is the test of choice >> Read More ...

Avoid The Winter Weight Gain And Shed The Fat For Summer

As summer approaches up north, it is time to change your wardrobe for something less warm and bulky. Most of us opt for summer clothing that is lighter and often more revealing which means the the unflattering bulges will show quite easily. But is it your imagination or is there really an extra bulge or two that you did >> Read More ...

How To Boost Your Metabolism Without Drugs

When we talk about metabolism, most of the time we are referring to body’s metabolic rate. This is the rate at which the cells ‘burn’ food to produce energy which is measured in calories. The metabolic rate is influenced by a number of different factors in the body but most of us think of the thyroid >> Read More ...

Tests For Measuring Blood Glucose Levels

Glucose is the simple carbohydrate that is used for energy production. It can be consumed directly or more complex carbohydrates can be broken down into glucose. While other nutrients play different roles in the body, both fats and proteins can also be converted into simple carbohydrates if it is needed for energy. Glucose >> Read More ...
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