The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
The Relationship Between Melatonin and Insulin

The Relationship Between Melatonin and Insulin

Hormones are responsible for regulating your body and all its various functions  – metabolism, sleep, growth, and reproduction, to name a few. No single hormone works in isolation. Your hormones interact with each other to regulate your internal environment and...

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The Way Cortisol Impacts Insulin

The Way Cortisol Impacts Insulin

“Stressed” is “desserts” spelled backwards. The astonishing irony is not lost here. Work, finances, health, relationships, are just a few of the many stressors that tend to pile up on our already full plates. As counterintuitive as it may sound, stress is an essential...

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Insulin’s Affect on Hormones

Insulin’s Affect on Hormones

Hormones are unique chemical messengers created by glands within the endocrine or hormonal system. When in proper balance, all the hormones in your body participate in a carefully orchestrated dance. When in sync, this dance is responsible for regulating hunger,...

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Balancing Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance

Balancing Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance

While we are all familiar with blood sugar and insulin resistance being a part of diabetes, but they can also play a role in health far before diabetes develops. It usually starts with insulin resistance, then blood sugars start to increase. It looks like this. When...

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Understanding Insulin Resistance

While the idea of blood sugar balance and insulin resistance are typically only discussed with diabetes, they are the underlying cause of much hormonal imbalance. While insulin is a hormone, it orchestrates what happens with the other hormones in the body including...

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Diet for Your Thyroid

Diet for Your Thyroid

Having a healthy thyroid is the key to maintaining a well-functioning metabolism and feeling your absolute best. When your thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland located in your neck, isn’t working right you can feel downright lousy. The reason for this is that the...

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