Interestingly, individuals’ metabolize nutrients, generate energy and filter the by-products of these processes differently. Dietary choices, activity level, lifestyle and behavior choices cumulatively impact the body’s metabolism greatly. Insulin, one of the body’s anabolic (building) hormone regulators, is released in response to circulating glucose levels, more commonly referred to as blood sugar. Insulin affects virtually every cell in the body and most organs, because of how it is related to energy production. Insulin shuttles glucose into the cells via cellular receptors expediting metabolic processes that support energy. Insulin regulates the amount of blood sugar in cells and the amount circulating in the blood stream by triggering the body to store sugar as fat.

Excess production of insulin from consuming glucose at a rate higher than it is burned for energy increases insulin’s role as an agent for fat storage.

Critical factors causing erratic blood sugar and metabolic disturbance are:

  • Consuming too many convenience foods (processed foods, pre-cooked & fast food)
  • Inadequate physical activity
  • Irregular eating patterns (skipping meals especially breakfast , yo-yo dieting, binging)
    Imbalanced meals–Eating mostly salty, sugary and fatty meals that are high in refined
    carbohydrates and have low nutrient density, low fat, low protein, low complex carbohydrates
    Habitually eating according to these factors can cause dysglycemia; a state of chronically dysregulated blood sugar, which overtime, can exacerbate into Metabolic Syndrome also known as Insulin Resistance.

Signs of Metabolic Disturbance:

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Fatigue, especially after meals
  • Irregular menses
  • Hyperglycemia/NIDDM
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Carbohydrate cravings
  • Mood Swings
  • Loss of muscle


Disregarding signs, symptoms, behavior, dietary choices, genetic predisposition and environmental factors which contribute insulin resistance can lead to severe health disturbances and disease. Disruption of metabolic cascades of circulating glucose effect upwards of 55% of Americans clearly identifying Metabolic Syndrome as major player in promoting unhealthy weight gain, obesity, diabetes and inflammatory conditions.

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