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Insulin Resistance | Fat Loss At Fifty

Insulin Resistance | Fat Loss At Fifty

How the Low Carb, High Fat Lifestyle Rescued Me from My Genetic CurseDiabetes Earlier this month, Brian, my life partner shared his story with you. He was able to turn his health around. More importantly, he has added many years to his life. But Im the lucky one because I get to spend those years with him. One of the people who helped to keep Brian motivated was his good friend, Steve. I think it made things easier at work, having someone else who was living a low carb lifestyle. These men are an absolute inspiration and I am very proud of them! I asked Steve if he would share his testimony with my readers. Below is his story. How the Low Carb, High Fat Lifestyle Rescued Me from My Genetic CurseDiabetes If youve taken the time to read Brians testimonial prior to my own, Ive already been introduced. Brian and I are coworkers and friends. Craft beer drinking buddies, although weve reduced that pastime considerably since we both discovered the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) way of life. Even though we see each other every workday, we stumbled upon LCHF independently and, coincidentally, right around the same time. Having Brian and Wendy to bounce around ideas, experiences and discoveries has been a tremendous advantage for me and, I feel, to them, as well. So when Wendy asked if Id be interested in sharing my testimonial, I was more than excited to oblige. I feel Ive found a tremendous secret. I say secret because the info every person struggling with weight, high blood sugars and diabetes should know is kept hidden by Big Pharma, our government and others around the world. The food pyramid, which the mainstream authorities have recently replaced with the Plate, are guidelines that fail to incorporate important scientific research that bears out the truth about nutrition that c Continue reading >>

Dr Jason Fung – A New Paradigm Of Insulin Resistance

Dr Jason Fung – A New Paradigm Of Insulin Resistance

Dr. Jason Fung looks at how to reverse Type 2 Diabetes using a Low Carb Diet in conjunction with Intermittent Fasting. Here’s the latest release from Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 conference. Presentation slides are available here to download in PDF format Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those suffering from the two big epidemics of modern times: obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Fung uses innovative solutions to these problems, realizing that conventional treatments are not that effective in helping people. Please subscribe to Denver’s Diet Doctor: Join our Low Carb Conferences FB group: All the Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 conference related posts can be found here: Continue reading >>

Hyperinsulinemia And Insulin Resistance: Scope Of The Problem

Hyperinsulinemia And Insulin Resistance: Scope Of The Problem

Jason Fung Department of Medicine, Scarborough Hospital, CanadaAmy Berger Nutrition Institute, University of Bridgeport, United States Fung J, Berger A. Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance: Scope of the Problem. Journal of Insulin Resistance. 2016;1(1), a18. Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance: Scope of the Problem Copyright: 2016. The Author(s). Licensee: AOSIS.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution,and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. At the beginning of the 20th century, infectious agents were the major causes of disease. The top three causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal infections. As a result of improved public sanitation and breakthrough developments in antimicrobial agents, these once formidable illnesses are now more rare and easily treated. In the 21st century, acute infectious diseases have been replaced by cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer and diabetic complications as the most common causes of death. The explosion of knowledge in genetics led to the discovery of many diseases that resulted from single genetic mutations. However, many modern, non-infectious chronic illnesses the so-called diseases of civilisation do not fit the one gene, one disease paradigm. Genetics obviously plays a role in susceptibility to disease, but just as obviously, the meteoric rise of these modern diseases cannot be the result of genetics alone. Rather than unlucky genes, these conditions result from metabolic processes and cellular physiology derailed by poor diet, disrupted circadian rhythms, poor stress management, inadequate physical activity and other parameters by which modern lifesty Continue reading >>

Ever Heard Of Of Dr. Jason Fung?

Ever Heard Of Of Dr. Jason Fung?

I've been following Dr. Jason Fung, Nephrologist, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His research and reports into Type 2 diabetes is both interesting and amazing. I started reading about LCHF diets as well as Ketogenic diets. Have tried both but to no avail. I was taking 50 unites of Lantus at night and then my doctor wanted me to take 20 units in the morning. My weight has skyrocted to such an extent that I'm afraid to step on the scale. As I watched my weight balloon and my efforts to stop it based on diet and exercise fail miserably I decided to stop the insulin, cold turkey. No side effects. My BG levels did go up but I am not in the area of trying to follow Dr. Fung's teachings on intermittent fasting and weight loss. I have over 100 lbs to lose but that is because I have been taking insulin for 5 yrs and saw no reason to continue taking it. I encourage everyone with Type 2 diabetes to go to Dr. Fung's website and read up on his findings and reports on treating Type 2 diabetes and it is definitely not with insulin! Go to: D.D. Family Getting much harder to control D.D. Family type 2 since January 27th, 2016 I have and will likely be in the minority here, I am not a fan of his. D.D. Family T2 since 2005, Control via LCHF/Exercise, No Meds I have and will likely be in the minority here, I am not a fan of his. Actually, I think you're probably in the majority. Fasting for most people is just too hard, or at least they think it is, or they consider it to be dangerous, or simply not necessary. I have heard of Dr. Fung, and I probably put into practice a lot of his recommendations, though not because he recommended it, but just I discovered on my own how great fasting is for controlling my diabetes. I wouldn't say I'm an actual fan of him, but simply that much of what he says a Continue reading >>

The Complete Guide To Fasting: A Special Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

The Complete Guide To Fasting: A Special Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

Fasting is the oldest dietary intervention in the world. Modern science confirms it can have a profoundly beneficial influence on your health, including efficient weight loss, reversal of type 2 diabetes and more Fasting and starvation are not the same. Fasting is voluntary and you can start or stop at any time while starvation is forced with no alternatives Contrary to popular belief, water fasting is safe for most people. Groups that should NOT fast include those who are underweight or malnourished, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women By Dr. Mercola Fasting is one of the oldest dietary interventions in the world, and modern science confirms it can have a profoundly beneficial influence on your health. Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with a practice in Canada, has written an important landmark book on this topic. "The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting," co-authored with Jimmy Moore, details how to implement fasting and overcome some of the most common challenges that might arise, including persistent fears and myths associated with extended water fasting. For the first decade of his practice, Fung was — like most doctors — conventionally oriented. As a kidney specialist, many of his patients had type 2 diabetes as the primary cause of their kidney failure. Fasting Helps Reverse Diabetes — And Related Health Conditions It became clear to him that the conventional treatment of type 2 diabetes was seriously flawed. Despite patients' best efforts to manage their diabetes, taking their insulin and following the recommended diet and so on, they would still end up with complications such as kidney disease, requiring dialysis, or they'd need amputations, or they'd go blind. "As Continue reading >>

How To Reverse Insulin Resistance At Midlife

How To Reverse Insulin Resistance At Midlife

Insulin resistance has become a huge problem in our culture and it can lead to many of the chronic health problems we see today, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It is also linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid problems, muscle loss, fat gain, fatty liver, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and other cancers as well. And, insulin resistance has even been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, did you know that insulin resistance can also cause many of the symptoms most women attribute to menopause? It’s true. Insulin has a cascading effect on all of your hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When insulin isn’t doing its job, it’s nearly impossible to reduce the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats. It also makes weight loss very difficult. Jason Fung, M.D. – who you can listen to on my radio show, Flourish – has done much research in the area of insulin control. His work shows that getting insulin in balance can be the key to getting your hormones and your health back in balance. What is Insulin and How Does It Work? Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. Its main job is to manage how your body uses glucose for energy. When blood sugar levels rise after a meal, your pancreas releases insulin to help your body’s cells — especially cells in the liver and muscles — absorb glucose. Your liver converts stored glucose to glycogen for future use. When blood sugar levels are too low, your pancreas releases a hormone called glucagon. Glucagon forces the liver to convert glycogen back to glucose, which causes your blood sugar to rise. You always have low levels of insulin circulating in your body. When insulin is out of balance, the result is abnormal blood sugar Continue reading >>

#223: Jason Fung, Md: Intermittent Fasting To Balance Leptin And Insulin Resistance

#223: Jason Fung, Md: Intermittent Fasting To Balance Leptin And Insulin Resistance

You are here: Home / Blood Sugar / #223: Jason Fung, MD: Intermittent Fasting to Balance Leptin and Insulin Resistance #223: Jason Fung, MD: Intermittent Fasting to Balance Leptin and Insulin Resistance Get Early Access to Interviews and Additional Bonus Content? Become a High Intensity Health Insider and Access Bonus Content This episode is sponsored by Health IQ , an insurance company that helps health conscious people like you get lower rates on life insurance. Get a free quote: www.healthiq.com/hih The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Dr. Fung is recognized as one of the worlds leading experts on fasting for weight loss and diabetes reversal, and his work has been featured in outlets such as the Atlantic, the New York Post, Forbes, the Daily Mail, and Fox News. He is the author of several books, including The Complete Guide to Fasting (co-authored with Jimmy Moore) and the bestselling The Obesity Code. 04:03 The Calories notion is false. To determine calories, scientists burn a piece of something and see how much energy is produced from it. Your body does not measure calories and does not respond to it. 100 calories of broccoli is not the same as 100 calories of doughnuts. 13:54 We have a mechanism in our body that determines how fat we get. Your body vigorously defends this set weight. If you get too fat, your body tries to burn off the extra calories until you return to their set weight. If you lose too much weight, your body burns less. In the 1960s no one exercised, but weight was stable in a good range. 17:50 Insulin makes you gain fat. If your fat cells expand to a certain point, they will generate leptin. Leptin goes into the brain and signals that we are too fat and turns down appetite. As you eat less, insulin goes down. 08:29 We now stim Continue reading >>

A ‘cure’ For Type 2 Diabetes: Dr Jason Fung’s 2 Easy Steps

A ‘cure’ For Type 2 Diabetes: Dr Jason Fung’s 2 Easy Steps

Are you a type 2 diabetic, pre-diabetic or have a family history of diabetes? If so, this is one of the most important blogs you’ll ever read. It’s by Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung. He doesn’t tell patients that type 2 diabetes is chronic, progressive and incurable. He says that is actually a ‘big, fat lie’. Fung had a Damascene moment a few years ago. He realised he was giving his diabetic, obese patients the wrong treatment. He was prescribing insulin according to orthodox medical protocols. He was making his patients fatter and sicker. Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance, Fung says. In other words, it’s a disease of excess insulin. It is a dietary disease, he says, and you can’t cure dietary disease with drugs. Here’s a shortened version of Fung’s blog with a link to the full version. – Marika Sboros By Jason Fung* Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association almost proudly proclaims this on its website. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But it’s actually a great big lie: Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. This is great news for the more than 50% of American adults who are diagnosed pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognizing this truth is the crucial first step in reversing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Actually, it something most people already instinctively recognized to be true. Suppose your friend is diagnosed as diabetic, then works hard to lose 50 pounds. He takes himself off all his medications and his blood sugars are now normal. What would you say to him? Probably something like “Great job. You’re really taking care of yourself. Keep it up!” What yo Continue reading >>

What Is Insulin Resistance? | Real Meal Revolution

What Is Insulin Resistance? | Real Meal Revolution

Posted at 11:34h in by Real Meal Revolution Insulin resistance is a condition whereby the cells of your body dont respond properly to the hormone insulin. It is directly associated with type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes,prediabetes and obesity, however, one can be insulin resistant without being obese. Insulins job is push blood sugar (glucose) into the cells (any cells) to be used as fuel. Once the cells have been fuelled, insulin pushes the remaining blood sugar to the fat cells to be stored as back-up fuel (fat). In a healthy person, most of the blood sugar would be burned up in a short period of time which would reduce the need for your body to store any of it as fat. In the case of is insulin resistance, the cells resist the insulin and essentially reject the fuel that is on offer. As a response, the body then produces more and more insulin, supposedly to try and force the blood sugar out of the blood and into any cells that will take it (pretty much only the fat cells). This ends in too much insulin flowing through the blood which is called hyperinsulinemia (too-much-insulin-itis), and it comes with a bouquet of nasty symptoms like: The three most important symptoms in the list are weight gain, fatigue and inflammation. Weight gain when cells resist the insulin and reject the fuel, insulin drives the blood sugar to the fat cells. If the cycle repeats itself, which it does constantly in those with insulin resistance, you end up storing any excess blood sugar as fat. In other words anything you eat or do that raises your blood sugar will make you fat. Fatigue With all of this fuel getting stored as fat, and being used as fuel, the body ends up operating without easy access to fuel. That makes you feel tired and look lazy. Its not you. Its your insulin resistanc Continue reading >>

18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps

18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps

18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from Livin La Vida Low-Carb teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fungs Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questionssend an email to Jimmy at [email protected] . And if youre not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE . Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Fung dig deep into fasting in Episode 18. JIMMY AND DR. ADAM NALLYS KETO LIVING SUPPLEMENTS Heres what Jimmy and Dr. Fung talked about in Episode 18: KEY QUOTE: If you think that calories cause obesity you can test this with a feeding study. What you find is that it always comes down to insulin. Dr. Jason Fung WORLDS 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER HOT TOPIC: How fasting helps specifically KEY QUOTE: Weve been taught that we should eat 6 times a day. The evidence for this and that breakfast that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is just not there.. Dr. Jason Fung Continue reading >>

#223: Jason Fung, Md: Intermittent Fasting To Balance Leptin And Insulin Resistance

#223: Jason Fung, Md: Intermittent Fasting To Balance Leptin And Insulin Resistance

Discover Acast+ About Podcasters Advertisers News #223: Jason Fung, MD: Intermittent Fasting to Balance Leptin and Insulin Resistance Jason Fung, MD came back on the show to discuss more details about balancing insulin and leptin resistance (Our first episode published ~ 18 months ago has been watched some 1.65 million times, so I thought you might like this version 2.0.) Watch that here: Somnifix.com, the worlds only hypoallergenic mouth tape, studied by Harvard Scientists. Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like weightlifters, cyclist, keto dieters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Get a Free Quote: As a society, our frequent snacks and multiple daily meals have jacked up our insulin levels way higher than our feast/famine-based metabolic framework is programed for. As a result, diabetes and obesity are skyrocketing across the globe-even in children, says Dr. Fung. The solution is not always a low-carb, high-fat diet, he says. Compressing the "feeding window" and going for longer periods of time between meals is. In brief, even a higher-carb diet-if eaten in a compressed feeding window-can drop baseline levels of insulin such that fat is being burned, not stored-as is the case when one snacks and eats frequently. Watch the video: Continue reading >>

Interview With Dr Jason Fung About Insulin Resistance.

Interview With Dr Jason Fung About Insulin Resistance.

Interview with Dr Jason Fung About Insulin Resistance. Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Insulin Resistance: Why is it so important for weight loss and blood sugars. There is a lot of talk about insulin resistanceI am sure a lot of you are confused about what it really means and how it relates to your own issues with high blood sugars, excess weight (especially midriff weight) and hormone balance. It is almost unbelievable that modern medicine has not been able to really connect the dots between the presence of insulin resistance and the consumption of sugar and carbohydrates, especially refined, processed ones. In this enlightening interview with Dr Jason Fung, author of The Obesity Code and a true expert on the subject, we finally get some clarity on the real causes and effects of insulin resistance, and even better we get some concrete ideas on how to tackle the problem! Links of resources discussed in the video: I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I went to the University of Toronto at age 17 to begin studies in Biochemistry. By 23, I completed medical school at the U of T, and began my Internal Medicine residency there. Finishing my specialty of Internal Medicine, I chose Nephrology (kidney disease) as my sub-specialty. I returned to Toronto in 2001 to start my career in Nephrology, where I still have both an office and hospital practice. Type 2 diabetes is by far and away the leading cause of kidney disease, and I treat many hundreds of patients with this disease. Many also have obesity. By the early 2010s my interest in nutrition, combined with my professional focus on obesity and T2D had led me directly to the diabesity puzzle. For Augusts interview I am super excited to bring you Kelly Bejelly published author and genius behind the blog Continue reading >>

7 Steps To Reverse Insulin Resistance

7 Steps To Reverse Insulin Resistance

Reversing Insulin Resistance Most medical doctors today will tell you that your condition is managed not reversed. This isn’t true. With effort and determination you absolutely can change the outcome. So, now that you’ve read the signs of insulin resistance, it’s time to make a decision about what role you will play in your future. Will you be the victim? Or will you take personal responsibility and get to work? If you chose the latter, it’s time to take action with the following steps: Step 1: Overhaul the Diet Eliminate sugar: Sugar rapidly spikes the blood sugar. Sodas and other sugary beverages are the worst culprits. These enter the blood stream rapidly and can cause extreme elevations in blood glucose. Processed foods are loaded with sugar, so read labels well (or only eat foods without labels). Keep in mind that they know you’re getting smarter, so beware of ingredient splitting and multiple names for the sweet stuff. Even though natural sweeteners like raw honey, coconut sugar and maple syrup have other nutritive qualities, they will still jack up your blood sugar. Your best options are to switch to stevia, xylitol, yacon syrup, or erythritol. Eliminate Grains: Grains, especially gluten containing grains like wheat, are high in carbs which are broken down into sugar within a few minutes of consumption. Gluten can cause intestinal inflammation which affects hormones like cortisol and leptin, and can lead to spikes in blood sugar. Ounce for ounce, grains raise blood sugar higher than table sugar. Eliminate Alcohol: Alcohol can dangerously increase blood sugar and lead to liver toxicity. Beer and sweet liquors are high in carbohydrates and should be avoided. Use Medium-Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA): MCFA’s found in coconut and red palm oil can help balance b Continue reading >>

18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps

18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps

18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps 18: Dr. Jason Fung On Fatty Liver, Fructose, Insulin Resistance, And How Fasting Helps Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from Livin La Vida Low-Carb teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fungs Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questionssend an email to Jimmy at [email protected] . And if youre not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE . Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Fung dig deep into fasting in Episode 18. JIMMY AND DR. ADAM NALLYS KETO LIVING SUPPLEMENTS Heres what Jimmy and Dr. Fung talked about in Episode 18: KEY QUOTE: If you think that calories cause obesity you can test this with a feeding study. What you find is that it always comes down to insulin. Dr. Jason Fung WORLDS 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship HOT TOPIC: Fatty liver, HOT TOPIC: Fructose, HOT TOPIC: Insulin resistance HOT TOPIC: How fasting helps specifically KEY QUOTE: We've been taught that we should eat 6 times a day. The evidence for this and that breakfa Continue reading >>

What, Exactly, Is Insulin Resistance? – T2d 23

What, Exactly, Is Insulin Resistance? – T2d 23

A New Paradigm of Insulin Resistance What exactly is insulin resistance? One of insulin’s jobs is to help move glucose from the blood into the cells for energy. When blood glucose remains elevated despite normal or high levels of insulin, this is called insulin resistance. The cells are resisting insulin’s pleas to take up glucose. But why is this happening? What causes insulin resistance? The current paradigm of understanding insulin resistance is the ‘lock and key’ model. The hormone insulin acts upon a cell surface receptor to do its job. The insulin receptor is like a lock keeping the gates to the cell closed. Insulin is like the proper key. When inserted, the gate opens to let glucose from the blood inside the cell for energy. Once you remove the key (insulin), the gate closes back up and blood glucose can no longer enter the cell. During the phenomenon of insulin resistance, we imagine that the lock and key no longer fit together very well. The key (insulin) only partially opens the lock (receptor) and not very easily. Glucose cannot pass through the gate normally, and as a result, less gets into the cell. The blood glucose piles up outside the gate, becoming detectable as the clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is made. Because the cell has less glucose inside, this has been described as a state of ‘internal starvation’. The body’s knee-jerk reaction is to increase insulin production. Since each key works efficiently, the body compensates by producing more keys than usual. This hyperinsulinemia ensures that enough glucose gets into the cells to meet its energy requirement. A nice, neat theory. Too bad it has no basis in reality. First, is the problem the key (insulin), or the lock (insulin receptor)? It’s quite easy these days to determine the m Continue reading >>

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