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How To Know if You Are Insulin Resistant

A recent study showed that 85% of Americans might be insulin resistant. Insulin resistance can lead to

everything from migraine headaches to fatty liver disease, high blood pressure and dementia, not to

forget diabetes and kidney disease, just to name a few.


Every year, 10 million people die of cancer. 20 million people die of heart disease around the world.

Another 50 million have Alzheimer’s disease and almost half a billion people globally have diabetes.

40% of adults worldwide are considered overweight or obese. Furthermore, almost half of men over 45 have lower-than-optimal testosterone levels and almost 10% of women experience menstrual

irregularities or infertility.

What do all of these disorders have in common? INSULIN RESISTANCE. Insulin resistance is the most

common health disorder worldwide.

According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of cases of insulin resistance worldwide has doubled in the last three decades and will likely double again in less than two more.

There are documented reports of insulin-resistant 4 year-olds. It is estimated that up to 10% of North

American children are insulin-resistant.


How do you know if you know if you are insulin-resistant?

Do you have high blood pressure?

Do you have more fat around your belly that you would like?

Are your triglycerides high?

Do you have skin tags?

Anyone else in your family have insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes?

Do you have polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS) for women or erectile dysfunction for men?

Do you retain water easily?

If you answered “yes” to one question, you most likely have insulin resistance. Two or more “yes’s” is

almost a guarantee.


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