What Causes Insulin Resistance?
I became insulin resistant because I thought orange juice and grape juice and breakfast cereals and flavored low-fat yogurt were all healthy foods. I was a sugar eating machine without realizing it thanks to today’s processed foods. I became diabetic. We can make an excellent guess at the cause of insulin resistance because we ran the experiment in the US when fruit juices were invented by the Welch brothers and then we declared fat was bad and carbs were good, so we loaded up the food supply with added sugar to compensate for the fat reduction. Now we have an epidemic. As a society, we are insulin resistant because we are drowning our bodies in blood sugar for most of the day forcing insulin to be pumped out all the time in high doses and sometimes in very large spikes (like for addressing refined carbs). We flock to processed foods that taste good, we add fructose to foods which causes metabolic damage and causes us to eat more sugary foods (because it bypasses certain signalling). This happens because we artificially manipuated our food supply. We went from natural foods to processed foods in a tiny time scale, giving our biology no time to adapt. We fail to educate people tha Continue reading >>