Insulin resistance is a growing health condition where the pancreas does not work as it should; producing less or less effective insulin. It is one of the greatest factors for developing type-2 diabetes and many people do not even know they have it.
Recent studies suggest that the female hormone known as “estrogen” might play a big role in fighting against insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance can be identified from chronic high blood sugar levels, where the liver, muscle, and fat cells become insensitive and unresponsive to the insulin in the body. This means that the pancreas has to produce more and more insulin in order to keep blood sugar levels normal, and eventually the body’s insulin has no effect at all and type-2 diabetes and other serious health risks are a high likelihood.
Estrogen, produced mainly in the ovaries, is a steroid hormone but the production from the ovaries declines around menopause. There is some rather compelling evidence to link the development of insulin resistance to a decrease in estrogen, as countless women develop insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes during and after menopause.
Insulin resistance can be extremely dangerous to our health as it comes with various health risk factors like:
- Excess weight, usually around the tummy.
- A BMI above 25.
- In women, developing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Healthy eating habits are always a great idea. Try the Manna Diet, because this low GI diet is more than a diet, but a healthy lifestyle which can be on for the rest of your life.
Get in at least 30 minutes of exercise, 4 times a week. Make sure to combine cardio workouts with weigh training in order to burn fat and tone your muscles.
We recommend the Manna Blood Sugar Support to reduce insulin production and also reduce and control blood sugar levels. We also recommend taking the Manna Menopause Support to increase estrogen the natural way, which can help to reduce insulin production.