Dietary Fiber And Insulin Resistance

Dietary Fiber And Insulin Resistance

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Dietary Fiber And Insulin Resistance
POST SUMMARY: What this means for you… It can be tricky to get good fiber without the insulin-spiking starches. In general, as you’re choosing good vegetables (i.e. any leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and many more that have low glycemic loads) to eat with your fatty meals, you’re getting a good amount of fiber. If you […]
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Visceral Fat – The Real Problem

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Visceral Fat – The Real Problem
Excess Abdominal Fat is Not Only Ugly, but Extremely Dangerous to Your Health – This is More Than a Vanity Issue! The difference between subcutaneous fat and the more deadly “visceral fat”… Plus the simple steps to REMOVE this fat permanently by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer author of best-selling programs: The Truth […]
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3 Not-So-Sweet Insulin Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

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3 Not-So-Sweet Insulin Effects of Artificial Sweeteners
POST SUMMARY: What this means for you… We all enjoy eating sweets. Thankfully, there are many good treats available sweetened with stevia, xylitol, erythritol, and others that have no effect on your insulin levels. Start slowly though—some sweeteners take some time getting used (they can give you gas or diarrhea at first). Even still, consider […]
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Insulin Resistance And The Foods We Eat

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Insulin Resistance And The Foods We Eat
POST SUMMARY: What this means for you… If you suspect you have insulin resistance, or may someday, you need to scrutinize the type and amount of carbohydrates you’re eating. Try replacing the starchiest (e.g. bread) with natural fatty foods (e.g. an egg or avocado, or a handful of olives). Start with breakfast. Start today. If […]
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Too Much Insulin Causes Insulin Resistance

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Too Much Insulin Causes Insulin Resistance
POST SUMMARY: What this means for you… Be sure to get your insulin checked on your next wellness visit or check-up. If it’s above ~6-7 IU/ml, make the necessary dietary changes to lower your insulin. As always, remember that dietary fat is the one nutrient that does not increase insulin production in your body. Let […]
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The Culprit Identified

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The Culprit Identified
If you were alive in the mid-twentieth century, you probably always heard the word diabetes as part of a phrase – sugar diabetes. At that time, the cause of Type II diabetes (as it came to be called) was thought to be consuming an excess amount of sugar. In fact, that was partially correct. Consuming […]
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Why Sugar Sometimes Isn’t Sugar

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Why Sugar Sometimes Isn’t Sugar
In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that food industry labels use many different names for sugar. The intent appears to be a) avoiding the generic label ‘sugar’ as the first ingredient by breaking up the different types of sugar, and b) misleading those who don’t know all those different names mean sugar. However, there’s […]
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The Type II Diabetes Spectrum, Part II

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The Type II Diabetes Spectrum, Part II
Dr. Jason Fung, in his book The Obesity Code, suggests that the medical profession, the diet industry, and indeed the US Government, have been guilty of doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The classic advice for both diabetes and weight loss is eat less, move more. While some doctors […]
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The Type II Diabetes Spectrum, Part I

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The Type II Diabetes Spectrum, Part I
To understand how to reverse diabetes, we must first understand how it happens. In this case, we must distinguish between Type I diabetes (or ‘true’ diabetes), and Type II. A bit of history: what we now know as Type II diabetes has been known by other names for centuries, and was previously successfully treated by […]
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