When it comes to diabetes people blame genetics or faulty lifestyle. Those certainly are contributing factors, but there is evidence showing that the cause may be also found in the environment.
Disruption of sugar regulation is an extremely common problem in our society. Diabetes T2 is the final result of being in such state for many years. However, insulin resistance can be spotted years before diabetes is diagnosed. This can be done by paying attention to prediabetes symptoms, Many people ignore these warning signs thinking they have nothing to do with disrupted sugar metabolism.
Warning signs of prediabetes
For example, women who are not able to lose weight are frequently suffering from disrupted sugar metabolism. Weight gain is usually blamed on poor food choices when it should be blamed on excessive insulin levels that prevent weight loss.
Unless insulin goes down and stays down you have very slim chances to get slim, because as long as insulin is high the body gets a signal to store fat. That is regardless of the amount of food consumed.
Many women who cannot lose weight will try really hard cutting calories, exercising, and using low carb foods, yet for many this is still not enough. So, where is the problem?
Electromagnetic field disrupts healthy homeostasis
The problem with weight may lye where you least expect it– in light bulbs. The new energy-efficient light bulbs (compact fluorescent) seem to be a serious suspect in promoting sugar dysregulation. They were shown to produce disruption of electromagnetic field in the environment, which consequently caused changes in our physiology.
Apparently these light bulbs produce “dirty electricity”. Dirty electricity contributes to blood sugar increase in people who are in their vicinity.
Dr. Magda Havas from Trent University has conducted a study on health effects of “dirty electricity”, which she presented on CBC “Be Green”. The effect of “dirty electricity” goes beyond disruption of blood sugar, it also aggravates neurological symptoms and asthma.
If you are a diabetic, pre-diabetic or have trouble losing weight you may want to avoid compact fluorescent bulbs. Instead use the old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, or if you want to save on electricity and can afford it, look at switching to LEDs instead. LEDs do not produce “dirty electricity” and do not seem to affect blood sugar. Well, maybe now you can explain why you have harder time with weight loss over winter months.