Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of Viewpoints, our monthly
We at Insulite Laboratories believe that every woman has the right to bear a
child should she so wish and if there is no risk to her health by becoming
pregnant. That's why one of our key aims is to reverse the effects of Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - a leading cause of female infertility as well as a
severely increased risk factor for Pre-Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome
X), which can lead to cardiovascular disease.
PCOS is the most common female endocrine (hormonal) disorder and affects up to
10% of all women of childbearing age. By creating excess testosterone and
upsetting the delicate balance of a woman's hormones, PCOS can prevent ovulation,
thereby making pregnancy impossible.
An underlying cause of PCOS is often the glucose and insulin disorder called
Insulin Resistance, which is also strongly linked to excess weight and obesity.
The Insulite PCOS System is the first, comprehensive approach that
scientifically addresses the causes of PCOS and Insulin Resistance on 6 specific
levels, enhanced with an extensive support network.
Our goal is to treat the whole person and not mislead women that one "miracle
pill" will reverse PCOS. Research does not substantiate the claim of a single
cure. So we developed the Insulite PCOS System to address the cause of this
condition by reversing Insulin Resistance via a multi-level program that
includes a nutritious diet and regular exercise.
We want to help women overcome PCOS. So we are delighted, therefore, to have
received this message from one of our overseas clients.
"I have been a sufferer of PCOS since I was 14 and I have never had regular
periods. I had been on Dianette for a large majority of the time since diagnosis
and, as well as having very, very infrequent periods, I also suffered very badly
"I decided to come off Dianette in November 2004 to see if my periods would
return naturally and if my skin would clear up without medical intervention. We
also decided that if I should happen to become pregnant, it would not be a bad
thing. But after a year I had still not done so, nor had my periods returned.
"I started taking the Insulite PCOS System in early November 2005 after hearing
about you through the Internet and by the end of December I was pregnant.
"I am just thrilled that I have been so lucky and don’t know what I would have
done if I hadn't discovered Insulite. I want to thank you all very much for
helping me achieve my wish."
- Katie McKay
We would never give women false hope and we cannot emphasize too strongly that
results will vary between individuals who take the Insulite PCOS System.
But we are thrilled to have helped Katie.
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the
belief in a thing makes it happen.”
Have faith in your ability to achieve a dream.
REVERSING INSULIN RESISTANCE MAY HELP
TO WARD OFF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Controlling insulin levels in the body could help to lower the risk of
developing Alzheimer's Disease, the condition that causes a serious decline in
(1) Brain Work - The Neuroscience Newsletter
A new study reports that abnormally high levels of insulin, which can be
triggered by the hormone imbalance known as Insulin Resistance, causes the
release of a protein called beta-amyloid and increases the likelihood of the
onset of Alzheimer's (1).
In an experiment, Dr Suzanne Craft and colleagues at the Veterans Affairs Puget
Sound Health Care System in Seattle gave healthy volunteers either saline or
insulin intravenously for 105 minutes and then took blood or cerebral spinal
fluid samples. During insulin infusions, researchers recreated the physiological
impact of Insulin Resistance by also giving dextrose to volunteers so the extra
insulin would not deplete their blood sugar.
The amount of beta-amyloid protein was higher in both the cerebral spinal fluid
and plasma after treatment with insulin, as were inflammatory proteins that are
also associated with Alzheimer's. The effect was greater in volunteers who were
heavier and older.
Insulin Resistance is an underlying cause of a variety of conditions associated
with Alzheimer's. These include excess weight and obesity as well as the cluster
of increased risks for cardiovascular disease leading to a heart attack or
stroke called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X).
Also linked is Pre-Diabetes, which, if ignored, can become irreversible Type 2
Diabetes. This latter condition significantly increases the chance of blindness,
amputation, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Dr. Craft's study did not show what would happen in people who are exposed to
excess insulin for years. But it did highlight a strong link between elevated
insulin and the proteins connected with brain degeneration.
"The good news," said Dr. Craft, "is it also suggests that treating Insulin
Resistance might reduce the risk of Alzheimer's Disease or delay its onset."
Click here to read about a system that can reverse Insulin Resistance and excess
weight and obesity.
WOMEN WITH PCOS ARE AT GREATER RISK
FOR METABOLIC SYNDROME
Women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), one of the most
common causes of female infertility in the U.S., also have more chance of developing
Research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,
published by The Endocrine Society, shows that Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X),
a cluster of increased risk factors for a heart attack or stroke, is more
prevalent in women with PCOS (1).
Women with both Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS also exhibit greater hormonal and
menstrual cycle irregularity than women with just PCOS.
“These findings indicate that women with PCOS should automatically be screened
for Metabolic Syndrome to prevent the risk of early-onset cardiovascular
disease," said senior study author Dr. John Nestler, Professor of Medicine at
the Medical College of Virginia.
After reviewing medical charts for 161 women, study investigators identified 106
women (46 women with PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome, plus 60 women with PCOS alone)
for participation and analysis.
The study revealed that women with PCOS are nearly twice as likely to have
Metabolic Syndrome in comparison with women without PCOS in the general
population. Women demonstrating the characteristics of both PCOS and Metabolic
Syndrome were found to also have more severe Insulin Resistance.
The symptoms of PCOS can vary widely from woman to woman. In addition to
infertility, the symptoms can include irregular or completely absent periods,
cysts (water-filled sacs) on the ovaries, excessive facial or body hair, male
pattern hair loss in women, obesity, acne, skin tags and brown skin patches,
general tiredness and reduced sex drive.
(1) Study Finds that Women with PCOS are at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
The Endocrine Society: News: Press Release April 2005
Click here to read about systems that can reverse PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome
|WEIGHT LOSS: MYTH OR FACT???
Myth: Weight loss has to be substantial to achieve health
Not true. Even small weight changes can have a major impact on your health and
quality of life.
The American Medical Association published results of a 4-year study in which
overweight women who lost as few as 5 lbs completed everyday activities more
easily and complained of fewer aches and pains.
Men, too, can benefit from small amounts of weight loss.
The effect is most pronounced among the obese. A 12-year study published by the
International Obesity Task Force, an agency working with the World Health
Organization (WHO), showed that weight loss of only 10-20 lbs among overweight
women with obesity-related diseases led to a 20% drop in total mortality, a 50%
reduction in mortality from obesity-related cancers and a 40% reduction in
Weight loss also improved their depression, anxiety, psychosocial functioning, mood and
quality of life.
|CONSULT DR. MARY
Q. How is Insulin Resistance associated with Atherosclerosis, a risk
factor for cardiovascular disease?
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which deposits of plaque, consisting of fatty
substances, calcium and a clotting factor called fibrin, build up in the large
and medium arteries, causing them to become thick and hardened. This condition
increases your risks of developing a heart attack or stroke.
According to a recent study, the glucose and insulin disorder called Insulin
Resistance can facilitate the onset of atherosclerosis by causing your body to
process glucose and lipids improperly. (1)
This may result in high levels of free radicals - molecules that can cause
inflammation, resulting in damage to the walls of blood vessels and the
development of atherosclerosis.
Insulin Resistance can also lead to decreased levels of nitric oxide (NO), which
are released by the body to relax coronary and peripheral arteries. Low levels
of NO further exacerbate cardiovascular problems by causing arteries to
constrict, which decreases blood flow and increases blood pressure.
This results in a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, though reversing
Insulin Resistance can greatly reduce the chance of having a a heart attack or stroke.
(1) Cersosimo E,
Insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction: the road map to cardiovascular
Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2006 Feb 28
|INSULITE LABORATORIES MEDICAL
& ADVISORY BOARD
Our Medical & Advisory Board is comprised of health, nutrition and
exercise specialists who contribute to product research and development. They
also provide oversight for information included in our web sites, newsletters,
weekly health support messages and Insulite System materials.
Selected Members provide support, information and guidance to all individuals
who contact Insulite Laboratories with questions about their Insulin-Resistance
related disorders and implementation of the various Insulite Systems.
Insulite Laboratories recognizes that our clients enjoy a much higher success
rate when they receive support for their lifestyle changes. The Board is also an
educational resource for healthcare professionals who advocate Insulite
Laboratories Systems for their patients and clients.
This month we feature Board member Dr. Ha Dang:
Ha Dang, ND
As Assistant Medical Director of Insulite Laboratories, Dr. Dang is closely
involved in our support program by helping clients with their inquiries on a
wide range of Insulin Resistance-related conditions like Polycystic Ovarian
She gained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of
California and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in
"What attracted me to Insulite Laboratories," says Dr. Dang, "is the commitment
shown first and foremost to healing people.
"The Insulite Systems are created to address Insulin Resistance, which, if left
untreated, can result in many chronic illnesses, such as PCOS, Metabolic
Syndrome and Pre- and Type II Diabetes. It's vitally important that we confront
Insulin Resistance so we can help people prevent these insidious other
conditions from ever occurring.
"I am so lucky to be in a position where I am able to offer help to clients
while, at the same time, learning from them on a daily basis. It's my commitment
and hope that we will be able to improve the health and lifestyle of as many
people as we can."
If you have a question for Dr. Dang or another member of our Medical & Advisory
team about your health, or to find out if any of the Insulite Systems are
recommended for you, please email Insulite Laboratories at email@example.com
Have You Been Diagnosed with Excess Weight or Obesity?
If You Have, We're Glad You've Found Us.
We're Here to Support You Every Step Of The Way As You Transform Your Health
Insulite Laboratories is committed to giving you a better understanding
of excess weight and obesity and its underlying cause, Insulin Resistance.
So we are very pleased to announce the introduction next month of the Insulite System
for Excess Weight and Obesity, which has been scientifically-formulated to
help reverse Insulin Resistance and reduce your weight.
If neglected, excess weight and obesity may lead to a variety of disorders,
including the cluster of increased risks for cardiovascular disease called
Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X), which can result in a heart attack or
Weight problems can also play a major role in the onset of Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of female infertility as well as
irregular periods, skin conditions like acne, excess facial and body hair
and male pattern baldness in women.
Another condition linked to excess weight and obesity is reversible
Pre-Diabetes. If neglected, this condition often results in the onset of
Type 2 Diabetes, which can only be managed for the rest of a person's life
and may require daily injections of insulin. Type 2 Diabetes is a major
increased risk factor for blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart
disease and erectile dysfunction (ED).
The Insulite System for Excess Weight and Obesity includes a
scientifically-designed combination of nutrients which are primarily
designed to increase the number of insulin receptors on the surface of each
As a result, cells can absorb blood glucose through the receptor sites more
efficiently for conversion to energy, thereby reducing levels of circulating
glucose. A decrease in elevated blood glucose lowers the secretion of
insulin, which are both major underlying causes of excess weight gain and
obesity. When insulin and glucose are in balance, weight loss is
See next month's Viewpoints for more details.
|DID YOU KNOW?
A SENSE OF LONELINESS CAN RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE
Feelings of isolation and loneliness can lead to high blood pressure.
Surprising results in a study by the University of Chicago showed that a
group of people over 50 who admitted being lonely had their blood
pressure levels affected by loneliness just as strongly as more
notorious culprits like obesity and lack of exercise.
The loneliness effect can be linked to a variety of reasons, including
stress hormones, disturbed sleep and changes in circumstances such as
divorce or the death of a spouse or partner.
"We need to plan for our social future, just like we plan for our
financial future," said Chris Segrin, a loneliness researcher and head
of the Department of Communications at Arizona University.
That includes maintaining old friendships. "One of the big mistakes
people make is that, starting when they get married, they drastically
cut down on their social networks," said Mr. Segrin.
"But when a spouse dies or you get divorced, it's vital to have other
relationships. People sabotage their futures by putting their social
eggs in one basket."
Loneliness often becomes a vicious cycle as people lose confidence in
their ability to make satisfying social connections. When people become
lonely and isolated, their social skills tend to atrophy from misuse.
One result can be the development of a habit of staying home alone, with
a person brooding and becoming even more lonely and depressed.
Some people are genetically prone to loneliness, regardless of life's
circumstances. These are the type that feel lonely in crowded classrooms
and workplaces and even within their own families. By sharp contrast,
some people rarely feel lonely and positively enjoy time alone.
"People need be aware of their own set points for loneliness, to know if
they are prone to this problem, " said John Cacioppo, co-author of the
University of Chicago report.
He suggests several courses of action. One is that lonely people should
make a big effort to have contact with others, preferably while doing
things they enjoy, whether it's going to church or playing poker. A
small group of friends with shared interests can make a big difference.
Another tip is not to take imperfections in people and blow them up out
of all proportions, thereby preventing those people from becoming
One piece of good news for older adults is they often thrive on fewer
close relationships than younger people seem to need.
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to
- Theodore Roosevelt
Don't forget that, with determination,
success can be just around the corner
INSULITE LIFESTYLE: TIPS
DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT A DAY OFF FROM "EXERCISING"
It's perfectly natural to want a break from aerobic exercise every now
and again. There's absolutely no need to beat yourself up for feeling like
an occasional break from that energetic fitness DVD.
A change is as good as a rest, as the old saying has it, and a variation in
your usual routine can be really refreshing. But "a day off" needn't be a
reason to skip all forms of activity.
The first thing to do is decide to get out of the house and achieve
something, whether it's taking the dog for a good walk or strolling through
a shopping mall or having a swim or going ice-skating.
Now and again, everyone has that feeling of not wanting to get out from
under the bed covers, especially after a hard week at work.
Just be certain, if you've been exercising regularly, that you're not
experiencing symptoms of dehydration. This latter condition can bring on
fatigue but is easily cured by drinking a few glasses of water or juice.
Taking a day off and doing nothing strenuous is a good idea if you are
suffering from any persistent aches or pains. If you have been experiencing
some nagging sensations, your body may well be trying to tell you something.
And that message could be "ease up before you develop a more serious
See if a few days of low key activity ease the pain. If not, consult an
exercise specialist or your doctor before returning to your usual regime.
melons are a perfect early taste of summer and packed with nutritional
is by far the most familiar. There are more than fifty varieties, which come
round or oval-shaped with red, orange and yellow flesh.
Terms like muskmelon and cantaloupe can be confusing and are often
interchangeable. However, muskmelons usually have prominent ribs and are
often covered with a dense net or corky web on the skin. They tend to have
higher sugar content and a more musky flavor.
Cantaloupes, on the other hand, have no ribs and feature a lighter netting
with less sugar content. The true cantaloupe is a French melon called
Charentais, which is light green with a very light netting.
Other melons to look out for include:
Casaba - pale yellow, deeply wrinkled skin with white, sweet flesh.
Crenshaw - oblong with buttercup yellow rind and salmon-colored flesh that
is sweet and spicy.
Honeydew - large and round, creamy white or yellow-green rind, pale green,
highly sweet flesh.
Juan Canary - canary yellow when ripe, with white flesh.
Persian - similar to muskmelon but larger and greener.
Santa Clause - the "Christmas melon" and a foot-long, oblong with green and
gold stripes, mildly sweet
Sharlyn - sweet with netted, greenish-orange flesh.
Melons are not only naturally sweet and refreshing - they are also highly
nutritious. These fruits are good sources of potassium and vitamin C, while
melons with orange flesh are exceptional sources of beta-carotene.
Cantaloupe is the most nutritious of all. It has at least three times more
vitamin C (70% of the RDA for men and women), 10 times more beta-carotene
and a third more potassium than most other melons. Two-thirds of a
cup of cubed cantaloupe provides three-quarters of the RDA of Vitamin A for
women and over two-thirds of the RDA for men. And all this with less than a
gram of fat.
The flesh of uncut melons will become juicier and softer if left at room
temperature for one to two days before eating. Once ripened (or cut), melons
should be refrigerated and used within a few days. Enclose them in plastic
bags (or in a bowl or on a plate with a vinyl bowl cover) to protect other
produce in the refrigerator from the ethylene gas that the melons give off.
Also, since ripe melons are very fragrant, the aroma of the cut fruit can
penetrate other foods.
Melons have no starch reserves to convert to sugar, so they will not become
sweeter once they are picked from the vine. Many melons are harvested at
their peak sweetness, the point at which they 'slip' easily from the stem.
But, if harvested early, when the fruit is firmer, it will remain less sweet
because sugars are pumping into the fruit up until they are fully ripe. An
immature melon picked from the vine will not fully ripen but a mature, ripe
melon will continue the ripening process becoming softer and juicier after
Because some melons will inevitably be picked too early, it is important to
know a ripe one when you see one. Since melons differ from each other quite
a bit, only a few general rules apply to choosing a ripe fruit.
should be regular; i.e. symmetrically round, oval or oblong.
The rind should be free of cracks, soft spots or dark bruises. A slight
softness (but still firm, not soggy) is often a sign of ripeness.
In the case of cantaloupe, the blossom end will be slightly soft when at
peak ripeness and a flowery fragrance will be apparent.
Casabas should have a deeply furrowed rind that is golden yellow, not green.
Crenshaws should also be yellow, not green.
Honeydews should be pale, creamy yellow, not a harsh greenish white. Tiny
flecks on the rind are a sign of sweetness.
Watermelons shouldn't be too shiny or too dull, but just right with a waxy
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well on the way to reversing your Insulin Resistance and preventing its related
conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Metabolic Syndrome
(Syndrome X) and Pre-Diabetes. You are also taking important steps to achieving your desired weight loss goal
and the healthy lifestyle you deserve.
Remember that persistence is crucial.
We at Insulite Laboratories are
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