What is Insulin Resistance?

A happy pancreas makes insulin, and this is a good thing, because insulin is the key that unlocks our cells and helps them absorb nutrients. Also, when blood sugar is high, it’s the job of insulin to lower it to a safe level. But when the pancreas is constantly called upon to release insulin toContinue reading “What is Insulin Resistance?”

What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is the condition of running your body on ketones (fat fuel). A ketogenic diet puts the body into a state of ketosis. Ketones are enzymes that provide fat to power our cells instead of sugar. To get into ketosis one must lower their carbohydrate consumption. When carbohydrates are lowered, insulin, a powerful hormone producedContinue reading “What is Ketosis?”

What is Insulin?

The insulin I am referring to is the hormone made in the pancreas; not the injected insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas; and it is the main anabolic (building) hormone in the body. Insulin controls the change of food (carbohydrates, fats and protein) to energy by supporting the absorption of glucose (sugar)Continue reading “What is Insulin?”