Chronic diseases have reached epidemic levels and are continually climbing. Tens of millions are dying each year from cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia, diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Insulin Resistance is at the root of many of these chronic diseases – especially type 2 diabetes and prediabetes!
The REAL reason for high rates of illness and obesity:
- Insulin Resistance
- Poor gut health
- Inadequate detoxification pathways
Insulin Resistance is NOT just about Diabetes!
What does insulin do, and how do we become insulin resistant?
This illustration of how insulin allows glucose into the cell is true for muscle cells (which use 80% of our glucose intake) and fat cells. The remaining cells in the body do not need insulin to allow glucose into the cell – glucose can simply transport directly in. However, the insulin is still necessary for all of those cells and the instructor for what the cell is to USE the glucose for. Glucose can be converted to energy, stored as glycogen, or stored as fat. Insulin tells the cell what to do based on needed energy and glycogen stores (we can only store so much). Everything else gets stored as fat.
How do I know if I am insulin resistant? What does this resistance do in the body?
Optimal health is reliant on nutrients – which requires a healthy gut.
Toxins and byproducts must be removed!
Restoring Insulin Sensitivity, Gut Health, and Detoxification Pathways
Without these three core areas, optimal health is out of reach. It all starts with proper nutrition and is finished with holistic lifestyle strategies. I am here to guide you in creating your own path to optimal health.
- Joana Araújo, Jianwen Cai, and June Stevens.Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.Feb 2019.46-52.http://doi.org/10.1089/met.2018.0105