Avoid Insulin Resistance And Manage Diabetes – Naturally
Insulin resistance occurs when the cell (specifically liver, muscle and fat cells, liver losing sensitivity first, then muscle and then fat cells) loses responsiveness to the insulin receptor site . Your body adds more and more insulin to store fat. Over time, the pancreas gives up leading to type II diabetes.
In type II diabetes, your body does not produce enough insulin and/or the cells are insulin resistant, causing too much sugar to remain in the blood.
Insulin is necessary for your body to use sugar. Sugar is the basic fuel for your cells in the body, and insulin transports sugar from the blood to the cells.
A fasting blood sugar level above 100-125 mg/dL is not a sign of diabetes, but it can be a sign of insulin resistance and is above normal levels. The optimal serum glucose range is 80 to 95. Fasting serum insulin levels should be below 10.
Controlling your insulin levels with diet/nutrition, lifestyle modifications, exercise, and supplements is a powerful anti-aging strategy and a must for health, vitality, longevity, and weight loss. fat.
Insulin Resistance Symptoms and Conditions:
- Brain confusion and inability to concentrate
- High triglycerides. Optimal range: 70-110 mg/dL. (40 to 60% of total cholesterol). This can only be determined with a fasting test. Triglycerides are a component of fat stored in tissues. A decrease in HDL with high triglycerides is a more important indicator of heart disease risk than total cholesterol above 200 mg/dL. Triglycerides are often increased with dysinsulinism (syndrome X/metabolic syndrome), alcoholism (GGT/GGTP also usually increased) and diabetes.
- Excess fat around your abdomen or shoulder blade
- Intestinal bloating
- Low levels of HDL. Optimal range: Men – above 55 mg/dL. Females – above 60 mg/dL. Must be > 25% of total cholesterol. The most effective way to > HDL is > exercise.
- Drowsiness and fatigue
- Type II diabetes
When glucose (sugar) builds up in the blood instead of entering cells, it can cause problems:
- Higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease (in diabetes, hyperinsulinemia doubles the risk of AD compared to people without diabetes).
- Over time, high blood sugar damages your eyes, kidneys, nerves, or heart.
ALL hormones work synergistically with each other. The hormone over which you have the most control is insulin. This is regulated by your diet.
What causes insulin resistance and diabetes?
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Calorie restriction, skipping meals, diet pills and a crap diet of fast foods, canned, canned or microwaved foods. Unbalanced meals, high in carbohydrates, high in sugar and low in fat and protein.
- Drink soft drinks and fruit juices.
- Elevated lypogenic enzymes (fat storage) and decreased lypolytic enzymes (fat burning)
- Lack of quality sleep
- Stress and altered hormonal levels. Years of high adrenaline and/or cortisol levels due to poor diet and lifestyle habits.
DIET AND NUTRITION for insulin resistance/type II diabetes:
- Fruits allowed in moderation include: tomatoes, avocados, berries, grapefruits, lemons, limes
- Avoid agave syrup, HFCS, Nutra Sweet products and aspartame as they can trigger diabetes and obesity.
- Cut carbs and increase protein. Eat organic protein, non-starchy vegetables, and fats (fats slow the insulin spike)
- Eliminate all canned, canned and microwave foods.
- Eliminate all refined carbohydrates, grains, dairy products, fast acting sugars (fruit juices, soft drinks, high glycemic fruits and starches), hydrogenated fats, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco).
- Lemon and lime juice reduce the insulin index of the meal due to flavonoids.
- If it’s not running in the field, swimming, flying or not green – don’t eat it!
- Small mini-meals 5 to 7 times a day. Include smart fats and proteins with every meal.
- Sweeten with stevia, an herb, instead of sugar. Stevia will not raise blood sugar.
ADDITIONAL NUTRIENTS for Insulin Resistance/Type II Diabetes:
- Vitamin D – Bio D Mulsion Forte
- R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (reduces glucose levels by up to 30%)
- Omega-3 fish oil with 400 IU mixed tocopherols
- Bio-Glycozyme Forte (to be used in case of hypoglycaemia)
- GlucoBalance (use with high triglycerides and blood sugar levels)
- ADHS (consider with increased glucose or triglycerides, adrenocortical hyperfunction.
- Research and clinical feedback indicate that 7 Keto-DHEA is often effective in helping to improve increased glucose levels. Additionally, 7-keto DHEA will not convert androgens to estrogen.
- Silymarin, an antioxidant that can improve liver function (especially insulin-resistant liver cells) and blood sugar levels, has shown great promise in the effort to fully restore insulin sensitivity.
- Deficiencies in zinc, magnesium and potassium lead to insulin resistance.
- Improves insulin sensitivity: CoQ 10, L-Carnitine, Taurine, L-Arginine, Glutathione
ADDITIONAL HERBS for insulin resistance/diabetes:
Fenugreek/Flaxseed Potion for Diabetes and Insulin Resistance:
Take on an empty stomach first thing in the morning
1 T freshly ground fenugreek seeds
1 T. freshly ground flax seeds
1 T. Liquid Chlorophyll
16 ounces of water
- Gymnema Sylvestre before meals helps repair the pancreas and damage the liver and kidneys. Studies show it can help repair damage to the pancreas, as well as reduce the amount of insulin many diabetics need to maintain normal blood sugar levels. There is also research showing that it can lower triglyceride levels and help with weight loss.
- bitter gourd
- Banaba Tree Extract
- Grape seed extract
- Cinnamon – add to coffee with organic heavy cream to make you more insulin sensitive. Coffee contains polyphenols that protect you from diabetes.
- Tea: Green tea, Pau d’arco, Astragalus, Burdock, Fenugreek
LIFESTYLE Protocol for Insulin Resistance/Type II Diabetes:
- Ensure a healthy intestinal flora. Consider a CDSA (complete digestive stool analysis).
- Go to bed at 10 p.m. and do not get up before 6 a.m. Lack of sleep disrupts the lipid profile, glucose metabolism, androgen production and blood pressure, the immune system and memory.
- Glucose levels are influenced by carbohydrate intake, stress, glandular and liver function. Serum glucose: Optimal range – 80-95 mg/dL. 105 and > = adrenal problems
- Monitor blood sugar at least twice a day and before eating. If you exercise, you will need to test your blood sugar more frequently.
- Obtain fasting serum glucose and insulin levels.
- Eliminate food allergies with increased or decreased blood sugar.
- Eliminate heavy metal fillers, pesticides, other xenobiotics and inoculations. These can be the site of pancreatic dysfunction leading to diabetes or hypoglycemia.
- Take care of your eyes – Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. This can lead to retinopathy and other eye problems such as cataracts.
EXERCISE Protocol for Insulin Resistance/Type II Diabetes:
- Start some form of exercise routine. Walking is great for diabetes. A daily 3 mph brisk walk lowers the risk of diabetes by 50%!
- Strength training is far superior to steady-state aerobic exercise in preventing obesity and improving insulin resistance. Steady-state aerobic exercise cortisol levels and insulin levels.
- The power of being active should never be underestimated: from a short five-minute walk to forty-five-minute strength training sessions, everything counts to reduce and eliminate the pre-diabetes syndrome (resistance to insulin).