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The problem with too much insulin

A noticeable sign that you might have an issue with insulin is belly fat. This, however, does not mean that all slim, flat-bellied people get off scot-free. If not caught early enough, high insulin can ultimately result in poor health. Before your blood sugar starts to reach diabetic levels, insulin rises first. It is the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” that warns one of imminent danger. The build-up of insulin in your blood stream indicates, metabolically speaking, things are no longer working as they should. If left untreated, high levels of insulin develops into insulin resistance (a pre-diabetic state) and, eventually could result in full-blown type 2 diabetes. Read the rest of this entry

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Fat people: Victims or Gluttons?

A really large person squishes themselves down the narrow aisle of the movie theatre looking for their seat. What is the first thought that goes through your mind? Do you smile up at them invitingly? Or do you cast your eyes down and start praying that they walk past you and sit down next to the poor shmuck a few seats down?

The truth is, no-one wants to sit next to a fat person. Not in an aeroplane, a bus or in a movie theatre. You just know that your personal space is going to be invaded by their ample girth. The thing is, even if this discrimination goes on behind their backs, fat people are acutely aware of the prejudice, wherever they go. Read the rest of this entry