Reactive Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, And Carbohydrates: What Is The Connection?
Reactive Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, and Carbohydrates: What Is The Connection? Reactive hypoglycemia impacts millions and seems to be correlated with other underlying metabolic problems, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Why do all of these various diseases cluster together? And what can this observation tell us about the fundamental reasons why we suffer from chronic diseases and why we get fat? KEY POINT: Dietary carbohydrates appear to be able to cause insulin resistance and reactive hypoglycemia. Traditional thinking about the relationship between overweight and disease tells us that any solutions for obesity must be compatible with the Caloric Balance Hypothesis. This, again, is the idea that the calories we eat and burn regulate our fat tissue. Caloric Balance does not give us a plausible biological mechanism by which accumulating a positive caloric balance puts us at risk for conditions like insulin resistance and reactive hypoglycemia. And this is a crucial point. Unless you suggest a way that calories themselves -- units of energy -- somehow can cause disease, the theory is an incomplete theory, at best. On the other hand, the Lipophilia Hyp Continue reading >>