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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be able to eat almost anything they like, and never have to worry about belly fat or fat around their hips and thighs? Are they exceptionally blessed, or do they secretly do something to keep the fat away? If they are secretly doing something, wouldn’t you want to know about it so you can also get that toned body you truly desire?

Actually, some people are born with a genetic makeup that helps them burn fat quickly. They have a high metabolism (the chemical processes that convert food into energy.) Thus, they can eat whatever they like and never grow fat. For the rest of us (a good MAJORITY of us,) access to information (and more importantly, application) like this can make the difference between burning fat effortlessly and struggling to keep fit.

Armed with this information, you can choose to lower your metabolism, or make a conscious decision to force your metabolism to function at optimum capacity. And today you are going to learn one of the most factors that can lead to a sustained increase in metabolism.

Hormonal imbalance

A prolonged state of hormonal imbalance is one of the reasons why you have accumulated body fat that is difficult to control. Hormones, by the way, are chemical substances produced (by cells or glands in the body) and sent out to stimulate or help control how the cells and organs of the other body parts work. Hormones can have a wide range of effects on the body. Like causing mood swings, regulating the metabolism, controlling the reproductive cycle, inducing hunger and cravings, and stimulating or inhibiting growth, as in the case of childbirth or menopause.

Today we are concerned with the hormones that play an important role in the determination of the metabolism. And the good news is that, unlike some other hormones, you can directly control the hormones that make you fat.

Insulin

The job of insulin in the body is to signal the fat cells in the body to clean up the excess glucose (or blood sugar) in the blood, convert it into fat, and store it for future energy needs. So, anytime you eat, insulin is produced by the pancreas in response to your rising blood sugar. The amount of insulin generated is dependent on what you eat and how much you eat.

If your diet is high in simple carbohydrates (like table sugar, cakes and white flour products, fruit juices, soft drinks, rice, potato, and bread,) this means that you are dumping large amounts of glucose into your bloodstream. All the excess sugar is thus collected and stored away, making the person get fatter. As the years go by, the body gets used to high insulin signals and the accumulation of blood sugar.

And the problem is that the more you put sugar in your bloodstream, the harder the pancreas needs to work to pump out enough insulin to mop up the excess glucose. What happens when you constantly load your system with carbohydrates (simple carbohydrates especially) is that the fat cells begin to ignore the insulin, and the body would need even more insulin to keep removing the sugar from the blood. This leads to a state of insulin resistance by the cells, and can lead to diabetes and some chronic illnesses.

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Glucagon

While all of this is going on, the body’s glucagon level drops. Glucagon is the hormone that does the exact opposite of what insulin does. It encourages fat the cells to give up their fat and produce energy (instead of storing them.) And this is what you want to achieve as you seek to lose weight. Just remember that if your insulin level is high, glucagon is underproduced.

So, to maintain a balance, promote health, and make for natural fat-burning, you have to avoid eating lots of carbohydrates (mostly simple carbohydrates.) This will make you retain maximum sensitivity to insulin production, and help maintain the right glucagon levels that help you burn fat.

The bottom line is that, when you consume too many simple sugars, you literally switch off your body’s fat-burning mechanism. Continue in this trend, and you could develop insulin resistance and weaken your ability to burn fat. And to get things back to normal, you have to cut down on the simple carbohydrates and allow your body to rebalance itself. When this happens, you increase your metabolism and burn fat naturally.

Cortisol

Cortisol is another of the hormone that you want to keep under control if you wish to keep your metabolism high. Cortisol is also called the stress hormone because it is released into the bloodstream when you are feeling stressed. It’s job, just like insulin is to instruct the fat cells to store fat. Interestingly, the instructions have more effect on the fat cells found in the abdomen.

This means that raised cortisol levels may be one of the major contributing factors to increased belly fat. But more worrisome is its effect on overall health. Cortisol promotes the accumulation of fat in the liver and this is one of the reasons responsible for insulin resistance.

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Another downside to cortisol production is that it inhibits the production of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain, that is partly responsible for regulating brain functions like appetite, the mood, sleep, and memory. When you are stressed, your serotonin levels drop, while cortisol level increases, making you crave sugary foods to relax you and make you content. Unfortunately, these foods only increase blood sugar and insulin.

The best way to escape this cycle is to manage the stress in your life. Stress comes in many forms (emotional stress, family stress, social stress, change stress, chemical stress, environmental stress, etc.) and you want to avoid as much of them as possible. Stress management is one important factor when trying to control body fat. If you can’t get a hold on stress, the hormones get skewed, resulting to excess fat accumulation.

Another way to combat cortisol accumulation is to boost your testosterone (an important hormone that does so many good things, including turning fat into muscle, and helping us to positively handle stress) by exercising regularly. When you do strenuous exercise, you reduce the production of cortisol and encourage muscle tissue production. This helps to block the storage of fat and encourage fat burning. In fact, excessive cortisol levels can promote the breakdown of muscle tissue. So it’s one against the other, and you want to engage in activities that keep your cortisol level as low as possible.

In summary, hormones play a major role in weight regulation. Insulin needs to kept at a steady level by reducing consumption of simple carbohydrates. This increases glucagon levels and results in fat-burning. At the same token, reduce stress in your life, and exercise regularly to reduce cortisol and increase muscle formation. These simple changes balance the hormones and increase metabolism. Our weight management program, clean 9 offers one of best ways to balance the hormones and set the foundation for effective weight loss and healthy living.

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Experts in the medical field are gradually warming up to the fact (and rightfully so) that natural supplementation can indeed help reverse conditions like diabetes. An example is the result of the findings reported in the online library Wiley.com review article of March 23, 2016.

According to the study, supplementation with aloe vera may help improve HbA1c levels (a measure of glucose control over the previous 2 –3 months) in people with Type 2 diabetes and reduce fasting plasma glucose levels in those with prediabetes.

HbA1c, otherwise known as hemoglobin A1C or glycosylated hemoglobin, is an indicator of a person’s blood glucose control over the previous 2 – 3 months. Hemoglobin is the protein in our red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues. And while they perform this function, the glucose in the bloodstream can bind to the hemoglobin molecules and impair their functions. Which is one of the reasons why diabetics are prone to eye, kidney and nerve diseases.

Prediabetes is the stage where you have your blood glucose levels elevated, but not yet up to the diabetic range. This patient is said to have Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT). To detect if you are prediabetic, you may have to run either a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG) or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). But you may want to start by checking your Body Mass Index (BMI).

This is an internationally accepted formula for measuring overweight individuals, and it is a product of your overall weight and height. The BMI is defined as the body weight in kilograms(kg) divided by the square of your height in meters (m).

Mathematically expressed thus:

Body Weight in kg ÷ Height in m2

So if you want to know your BMI, you should weigh yourself on a scale and record your weight in Kilograms.

Then, take a tape calibrated in meters and ask someone to help measure your height, then also record it in meters.

Assuming you weigh 85kg, and your height is 1.95 meters, this is how you calculate it.

Multiply your height by itself, i.e 1.95m x 1.95m = 3.80(m2). Then use this height result to divide your weight.

In this example your weight is 85kg (i.e. 85kg ÷ 3.80m2 = 22.37)

According to proven and acceptable Health Standards…

Normal Weight BMI range is 20 – 25kg/m2

Over-Weight BMI range is 25 – 29.9Kg/m2

Obesity BMI range is anything greater than 30kg/m2

From the above example, a woman can weigh 85kg and still be normal and not over-weight considering that she is tall, whereas another shorter woman with the same 85kg may be overweight. This measurement is thus important, as studies have also shown that people with blood glucose levels in the prediabetes range go on to develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Plus the condition also raises the risk of having a heart attack or stroke by as much as 50%.

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How does aloe vera help out?

Before we get into that, let’s discuss aloe vera briefly. This plant has been used for thousands of years as a form of herbal medicine and is still relevant today as you may notice it is being incorporated in so many health care and personal products.

This shouldn’t be surprising as aloe vera possesses great curative and nutritive properties that include pain inhibition, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties, healing of the nervous, muscular and body tissues, replacing the skin cells and clearing blood clots, antibiotic properties, cell regeneration, energizer, digestive tract enhancement, detoxification, skin re-hydration, nutritional properties, and much more.

Back to our research study:

The researchers conducted a meta-analysis (an analysis of data from several studies) to evaluate the effect of aloe vera on blood sugar levels. Eight random clinical trials were done, and it included a total of 470 people with Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. They set out to find out the effect of aloe vera on blood sugar versus the placebo effect (inactive treatment) or no treatment.

At the end of the research period, when they compared the difference between the final HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose values, of the treatment group and the control group, the result was that the aloe vera supplementation reduced HbA1c and slightly lowered fasting plasma glucose levels in the people with Type 2 diabetes. And in the prediabetics, aloe vera supplementation did not increase their HbA1c, and it reduced their fasting plasma glucose levels.

The research thus concluded that: “The current evidence suggests a possible effect of aloe vera on glycemic (blood sugar) control in prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes,”

“However,” they concluded, “given the poor quality of the limited evidence available, and the considerable heterogeneity seen in the study results, well-designed, well-powered randomized controlled trials using standardized preparations are needed to better quantify any beneficial effects and their clinical relevance. Various components of Aloe vera and appropriate dosage should be further explored. HbA1c and postprandial glucose should be commonly assessed and reported. Long-term benefit and safety remains to be determined.”

And this is where I want to differ.

Aloe vera is a miracle plant, no doubt about that, but what do you say when evidence abound that clinically tested aloe vera gel (in combination with some other equally effective herbal supplements) have been used to reverse Type 2 diabetes, and assist greatly in the treatment of the other types of diabetes like these testimonies outline:

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“My name is Hamisu from Kano. I waited for 5months before sending in this testimony just to be sure that I am indeed totally free from diabetes. I engaged GLUCOFIT, VITOFIT and Fit One. And this is 5 months now. I have been free. My sugar level has stabilized at 4.3mmol to 4.9mmol. My protruded tommy is almost flat. These forever living products are working wonders. I have since been referring all my diabetic friends to you. Thank you” – Hamisu.

“I bought GLUCOFIT and VITOFIT in October 2015. At that time my blood sugar was 21mmol and I had lost every sexual urge. My manhood had practically stopped working. I took your supplements for 30days. By the tenth day my blood sugar had gone down to 7.3 mmol. By October ending I tested and it was 4.2mmol. The most amazing part of the whole thing was that I became sexually active again and my wife is so thankful to God for using you and these supplements to restore me back to sound health. I am now referring people to you. Thank you very very much.” – Linus from Calabar.

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“Good afternoon sir. I must thank you for the complimentary products you sent to me. I am deeply grateful. I bought a pack of Glucofit for my mother 2weeks ago and I must say that the product is improving her condition. Her sugar level was 14.3mmol before she commenced the GlucoFit therapy. As I am sending this sms to, her sugar level has dropped to 8.1mmol. This improvement is remarkable. I must also add that her fingers that used to shake uncontrollably are now stable. I am certain that by the time she is through with the 30days usage, her condition would have improved again. Thank for this job well done.” – AYO ADE. Lagos, NIGERIA.

Glucofit is my number 1 recommendation for prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes (management) and the other types of diabetes. You can continue with your regular medication, but if you want the natural approach to getting your sugar levels back to normal in the shortest time, you need to get Glucofit. It is jam-packed with aloe vera and contains a bunch of other natural herbs that will quickly re-set your metabolism. Click here for access to Glucofit.

Bonus tip:

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Natural supplementation is the key to long-term health, as the use of herbs and plants is the closest we can get to resetting our body systems to natural. What you wouldn’t find in foods today (for obvious reasons) you will find in scientifically controlled and produced dietary supplements.

And, unlike the assumption of our research group, the ingredients of Glucofit have been clinically tested and certified by several international medical bodies to be 100% natural and safe. Click here to access Glucofit.

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Diabetes-FatigueIf you have diabetes, then you must be observing states of extreme tiredness and exhaustion that wouldn’t disappear even after you have taken enough rest and sleep. The reasons for these states are not far-fetched.

Your high blood sugar levels – either from a lack of insulin or insulin resistance – affects the ability of your body to get and utilize glucose to meet your energy needs. If you are on insulin medication, your lack of energy could be due to your low blood glucose levels. A blood glucose test would determine whether your extreme fatigue is caused by high or low sugar levels. However, this article will proffer some viable options to getting your energy back.

One of the downsides to this is that this lack of energy makes it very difficult to do the things you usually do, and when you try them, you get easily worn out and gasping for energy and rest. This is not an enviable situation. It can even get to the point where you feel low and depressed. This point of mental fatigue is not good because it can also wear out your mind and make recovery very slow and tedious.

How does diabetes make you tired?

A high blood glucose can make your blood thicker than usual and slow down circulation. This means that the body cells would be unable to get the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. If you have been observing these states, then your glucose levels are highest when you feel more dazed and weakest. On the other hand, your blood sugar is low, and you don’t have enough fuel for the cells to use in doing their work. The bottom line is that there is either too much or too little (hypoglycemia) sugar for the body cells, which is why you tire out too easily.

Let me also note here that besides diabetes, some other factors may be responsible for your extreme tiredness. But you want to work on stabilizing your sugar levels first. The factors are Sleep Apnea, otherwise called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, this is a condition where you don’t get adequate, uninterrupted and sufficient sleep. This condition can worsen diabetes and cause insulin resistance. People that snore or have anything similar that obstructs their sleep have this problem.

Anemia is another of the other conditions that may make you excessively tired. Anemia is the lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, and it is common for diabetics. The next condition is a low or high thyroid. The thyroid hormone affects insulin function and insulin can affect the thyroid gland as well. Too little or too much thyroid activity can worsen diabetes.

Low testosterone is another of the conditions that can make diabetics extremely exhausted. Testosterone is an essential hormone that controls sexual activity, especially in men. And just like the thyroid, diabetes links to low testosterone, and men with low testosterone are more likely to later develop diabetes. The point to note here is that testosterone helps the body to take up more sugar in response to insulin, and an insufficient supply can lead to states of low sexual urge and energy, depression and fatigue.

Next is chronic infections. It is not uncommon for diabetics to experience urinary tract and vaginal infections due to frequency and nature of their urine. Improper emptying of the bladder and the extra sugar content increases the risk of infections. There is also oral infections (common with diabetes), which make blood glucose hard to control, all of them leading to fatigue and tiredness.

How To Get Your Energy Back

Get Your Energy levels Up

A good starting point would be to immediately respond to the factors that make you extremely tired and fatigued. We talked about your blood sugar levels, it is the first place to start. Find out if your body needs more or less and ensure proper supply. Our Glucofit blood sugar level control can help stabilize your blood sugar levels naturally and restore your energy level.

For the other factors, you need to get adequate sleep and rest. Ensure you put in all the conditions that would enable you sleep well and sound. You don’t want an interrupted sleeping pattern, and you want to sleep when you should be sleeping and know that it one of the best ways for your body to heal itself. So make sure you put everything in place and let your mind know that your body needs the sleep.

Drinking plenty of water is another great therapy because dehydration may be one of the reasons you are fatigued. Water is great therapy, and you must start a sufficient-water-drinking routine if you aren’t drinking enough water. Another remedy to excessive fatigue is to soak in some sunlight. Sunlight would provide some nice amount of nutrients that can help boost your metabolism and provide energy.

Dietary supplements are also good for you. Because excessive tiredness could also mean that you are not getting (or your body is not processing) adequate nutrition. So in addition to working on your diet – eat foods high in vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and healthy fats, and avoid high sugar foods, and processed and refined flour food and products – you also want to ensure your body get adequate nutrition from natural herb supplements. Glucofit can also help you get a good and essential dose of 30-days nutrients supply and set you on the path to higher, better and useful energy levels. Here’s the access link for Glucofit.

Bonus tip:

In conclusion, I want to let you know that you can get back to higher and better energy levels (with your diabetic condition) if you first identify the cause and take adequate steps. Lifestyle changes like sleep, and regular exercise can help balance your hormones, improve insulin resistance and give you back your energy. And while you are it, don’t underestimate the power of adequate nutrition. Eat well, eat right, and take nutritional supplements. Glucofit can help you reverse your diabetes within a short period of time while it provides your body the necessary and adequate nutrition

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