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Ketosis And Insulin Resistance

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How do you measure your health? Is it by your weight, your blood pressure, your cholesterol profile, or maybe all of them? According to Dr. Brian Lenzkes, theres one critical health marker you should pay attention to (but probably dont): insulin sensitivity. Dr. Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor who focuses on clinical nutrition and helps his patients through lifestyle and nutrition changes. He also happens to be one of todays guests. Brian believes mainstream nutrition advice has made people so worried about fat and cholesterol that they dont pay attention to the damage carbs do to their body. Insulin resistance what happens when you lose insulin sensitivity is a direct result of eating too many carbs and too many meals per day, and its a precursor for diabetes and heart disease. However, most people dont know they have it until its too late. The CDC director admits that over a third of U.S. adults have prediabetes (which involves insulin resistance), and most of them have no idea. The worst part is, by the time youre insulin resistant, its harder to turn your metabolism back to normal. When you're insulin resistant, everything changes. It's kind of like instead of having t

008: Boosting Insulin Sensitivity And Workout Performance With A Ketogenic Diet Rachel Gregory And Dr. Brian Lenzkes

Is it by your weight, your blood pressure, your cholesterol profile, or maybe all of them? According to Dr. Brian Lenzkes, theres one critical health marker you should pay attention to (but probably dont): insulin sensitivity. Dr. Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor who focuses on clinical nutrition and helps his patients through lifestyle and nutrition changes. He also happens to be one of todays guests. Brian believes mainstream nutrition advice has made people so worried about fat and cholesterol that they dont pay attention to the damage carbs do to their body. Insulin resistance what happens when you lose insulin sensitivity is a direct result of eating too many carbs and too many meals per day, and its a precursor for diabetes and heart disease. However, most people dont know they have it until its too late. The CDC director admits that over a third of U.S. adults have prediabetes (which involves insulin resistance), and most of them haveno idea. The worst part is, by the time youre insulin resistant, its harder to turn your metabolism back to normal. Today Dr. Lenzkes explains why insulin sensitivity matters and how you can optimize yours with a ketogenic diet or a low c Continue reading >>

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  1. Fry

    To my knowledge this has been demonstrated in mice. Mice that were not necessarily fed a healthy diet and that are mice and not as likely to eat that kind of diet like humans are in nature, for the past hundred thousand years.
    However of all the studies in humans, while there have been some negative ones showing arterial stiffness or other issues, there have been none, that I know of, showing the diet to cause insulin resistance and several that showed increased insulin sensitivity.
    I have read that while in ketosis one will develop insulin resistance but it is a temporary and necessary response by your body to ensure that your brain gets enough glucose and, most importantly, that this resistance is completely reversible and sensitivity will go back up if/when one started eating carbs again.

    Does anyone know? Studies? Science?

  2. brownfat

    Blood glucose tracking can give a good sense of changing insulin resistance. If over time on the diet your fasted bg is falling and/or your post prandial bg rise to a particular food diminishes then you are likely becoming more insulin sensitive. Fasting should help.

  3. VLC.MD

    A foundational principle of low carb diets is that they lower insulin resistance in humans.

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What is INSULIN RESISTANCE? What does INSULIN RESISTANCE mean? INSULIN RESISTANCE meaning - INSULIN RESISTANCE definition - INSULIN RESISTANCE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Insulin resistance (IR) is a pathological condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The body produces insulin when glucose starts to be released into the bloodstream from the digestion of carbohydrates in the diet. Normally this insulin response triggers glucose being taken into body cells, to be used for energy, and inhibits the body from using fat for energy. The concentration of glucose in the blood decreases as a result, staying within the normal range even when a large amount of carbohydrates is consumed. When the body produces insulin under conditions of insulin resistance, the cells are resistant to the insulin and are unable to use it as effectively, leading to high blood sugar. Beta cells in the pancreas subsequently increase their production of insulin, further contributing to a high blood insulin level. This often remains undetected and can contribute to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or laten

Insulin Resistance And Skin Health

2018-02-21T09:25:00+00:00 By Rebecca McCusker | News | One major reason to embark on the ketogenic diet is to manage insulin levels, which can make or break a persons general health status. Our bodies need insulin to deliver energy to our cells. Once carbs are broken down into glucose by the digestive tract and absorbed into the bloodstream, insulin allows our bodys cells to use glucose as energy. Insulin resistance happens when glucose builds up in the blood, and the bodys cells cant respond normally, leading to high blood sugar and other conditions such as prediabetes. Its helpful to know the first warning signs of insulin resistance, which is often displayed on our bodys largest organ, the skin. How can insulin resistance showon the skin? One of the first ways that physicians and patients alike can spotinsulin resistance is by recognizing how it manifests on the skin. In fact, these skin conditions may lead to more positive outcomes for patients, because they may allow doctors to recognize insulin resistance earlier than they otherwise would have. Skin tags aresmall growths that usually appear on the neck, upper chest, underarms, and eyelids. They are typically harmless and pai Continue reading >>

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    Are there any Type 2 diabetics who have been on ketogenic diet long enough to become "Fit"? Someone who might work out, has great bloodwork, NO MORE insulin resistance or medication, ext. does anyone here that fits this profile "carb cycle"?? (for example do you eat a keto diet all the time and pick one day a month -or every 2 months- to eat "some" carbs you otherwise would not eat on a keto diet. I'm wondering if a diabetic (who has reversed insulin resistance) can eat carbs """ONCE a month"""? If so, what do you eat? homemade bread or store bought pasta? if you do any of this do you have normal blood sugar after "one" high carb meal? do your workouts feel great? do you get back into ketosis easy after one meal or even one day of eating carbs? have you tested these carb days with and without exercise? what type of exercise do you do, if any? Thank you for reading all these questions! I hope to find someone who can help that has first hand experience and knowledge from testing. thank you again!
    Note: I know the ketogenic diet reverses insulin resistance and people no longer need meds, but I am wondering has anyone has done this "reversed" their diabetes and then tried to eat carbs for one day. Does the blood sugar get bad after one meal? does it stay normal for a day? be it carbs from extra veggies, carbs from store-bought bread, homemade bread, pasta, almond flour, potatoes... I am curious about all types of carbs and how the blood sugar acts differently to each of these types of carbs.

  2. taedrin

    Not first hand knowledge, but...
    From what I understand, a ketogenic diet will actually increase insulin resistance (temporarily). This is an adaptive response by your body to conserve glucose for organs which cannot survive off of ketone bodies alone. So someone who suddenly eats carbs while they are in ketosis will actually have worse blood sugar than someone who is not in ketosis. This is why people are supposed to eat a carb heavy diet for 3 days before a OGTT - to make sure that their insulin response is properly turned for a diet heavy in carbohydrates. The main advantage of a ketogenic diet is that it is easier to manage your blood glucose when you body needs less of it for survival (due to it using ketone bodies as fuel instead).
    Furthermore, diabetes is permanent. It cannot be cured with today's medicinal knowledge. When people say they have "reversed" their diabetes, they are actually saying that they have reversed their high blood sugar and are able to manage their diabetes with diet and exercise alone without insulin or other drugs. If they revert to their old lifestyle, their blood sugars will return. Ergo, their diabetes never "went away" - it was always there, they were just managing it through lifestyle choices.
    Please also note that diabetes is a spectrum - especially T2. Some people with diabetes only have problems when they have a lot of excess body fat. These people might be able to enjoy carbohydrates again if they lose weight. Other people with diabetes will have problems no matter how much they diet or how much they exercise - these people will never be able to enjoy carbohydrates in significant amounts without insulin.

  3. marshmallowandcoffee

    Furthermore, diabetes is permanent. It cannot be cured with today's medicinal knowledge. When people say they have "reversed" their diabetes, they are actually saying that they have reversed their high blood sugar and are able to manage their diabetes with diet and exercise alone without insulin or other drugs. If they revert to their old lifestyle, their blood sugars will return. Ergo, their diabetes never "went away" - it was always there, they were just managing it through lifestyle choices.
    Thank you for this! it really bothers me that reversal is a word even medical professionals use. Managing your symptoms =/= reversing the illness. I much prefer to call it remission because the symptoms come back when you stop managing diabetes, whether that's an insulin dependent diabetic stopping their insulin or a low carbing diabetic resuming their old eating habits.

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What Causes Antibiotic Resistance | What Is Antibiotic Resistance | How To Stop Antibiotic Resistance - Bacterial Resistance - Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. It is estimated that 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections and this figure is set to rise with experts predicting that in just over 30 years antibiotic resistance will kill more people than cancer and diabetes combined. Antibiotics help ward off infections during chemotherapy, caesarean sections and other surgery. They also treat serious bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, but they are being used for everyday viral infections, such as colds or flu, where they are not effective. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. The overuse of antibiotics in recent years means they're becoming less effective and has led to the emergence of "superbugs". These are strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to many different ty

Insulin Resistance & Ketosispart One

A few tips and tricks to incorporating a healthy lifestyle Well. As promisedIve finally collected some of my thoughts on this process Ive been going through. I hope it answers some of your questions. Chances are it will raise some new ones for some of you, which I hope to be able to answer. Here goes nothing. Ive taken my time writing this post for a variety of reasons. One, I wanted to be sure I had a firm grasp on the process that Ive been going through for the past 9 weeks. Two, I wanted to understand the science behind it. I hate fad diets. In fact, I actually HATE the word, diet. I believe in lifestyle changes; in sustainability. If a crazy attempt at weight loss isnt sustainable. I wont endorse it. End of story. Lastly, I wanted to wait and see how my body responded to this process before I gave you the full rundown. I can tell you honestly, I feel like this lifestyle might be the answer to many problems, weight loss issues, & overall health concerns for a lot of you. Im still in the thick of it, no question, but I want to share at least this first part of my journey. Lets fast forward to about ten weeks ago. I made an appointment to see my doctor, which is unusual in and of Continue reading >>

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    Are there any Type 2 diabetics who have been on ketogenic diet long enough to become "Fit"? Someone who might work out, has great bloodwork, NO MORE insulin resistance or medication, ext. does anyone here that fits this profile "carb cycle"?? (for example do you eat a keto diet all the time and pick one day a month -or every 2 months- to eat "some" carbs you otherwise would not eat on a keto diet. I'm wondering if a diabetic (who has reversed insulin resistance) can eat carbs """ONCE a month"""? If so, what do you eat? homemade bread or store bought pasta? if you do any of this do you have normal blood sugar after "one" high carb meal? do your workouts feel great? do you get back into ketosis easy after one meal or even one day of eating carbs? have you tested these carb days with and without exercise? what type of exercise do you do, if any? Thank you for reading all these questions! I hope to find someone who can help that has first hand experience and knowledge from testing. thank you again!
    Note: I know the ketogenic diet reverses insulin resistance and people no longer need meds, but I am wondering has anyone has done this "reversed" their diabetes and then tried to eat carbs for one day. Does the blood sugar get bad after one meal? does it stay normal for a day? be it carbs from extra veggies, carbs from store-bought bread, homemade bread, pasta, almond flour, potatoes... I am curious about all types of carbs and how the blood sugar acts differently to each of these types of carbs.

  2. taedrin

    Not first hand knowledge, but...
    From what I understand, a ketogenic diet will actually increase insulin resistance (temporarily). This is an adaptive response by your body to conserve glucose for organs which cannot survive off of ketone bodies alone. So someone who suddenly eats carbs while they are in ketosis will actually have worse blood sugar than someone who is not in ketosis. This is why people are supposed to eat a carb heavy diet for 3 days before a OGTT - to make sure that their insulin response is properly turned for a diet heavy in carbohydrates. The main advantage of a ketogenic diet is that it is easier to manage your blood glucose when you body needs less of it for survival (due to it using ketone bodies as fuel instead).
    Furthermore, diabetes is permanent. It cannot be cured with today's medicinal knowledge. When people say they have "reversed" their diabetes, they are actually saying that they have reversed their high blood sugar and are able to manage their diabetes with diet and exercise alone without insulin or other drugs. If they revert to their old lifestyle, their blood sugars will return. Ergo, their diabetes never "went away" - it was always there, they were just managing it through lifestyle choices.
    Please also note that diabetes is a spectrum - especially T2. Some people with diabetes only have problems when they have a lot of excess body fat. These people might be able to enjoy carbohydrates again if they lose weight. Other people with diabetes will have problems no matter how much they diet or how much they exercise - these people will never be able to enjoy carbohydrates in significant amounts without insulin.

  3. marshmallowandcoffee

    Furthermore, diabetes is permanent. It cannot be cured with today's medicinal knowledge. When people say they have "reversed" their diabetes, they are actually saying that they have reversed their high blood sugar and are able to manage their diabetes with diet and exercise alone without insulin or other drugs. If they revert to their old lifestyle, their blood sugars will return. Ergo, their diabetes never "went away" - it was always there, they were just managing it through lifestyle choices.
    Thank you for this! it really bothers me that reversal is a word even medical professionals use. Managing your symptoms =/= reversing the illness. I much prefer to call it remission because the symptoms come back when you stop managing diabetes, whether that's an insulin dependent diabetic stopping their insulin or a low carbing diabetic resuming their old eating habits.

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