It's just one thing causing metabolic dysfunction
Remember when I shared with you that only 6.8% of adults in the United States are metabolically healthy, meaning that over 90% of us have high blood pressure, weight gain (especially around the midsection), high triglycerides, high blood sugar, pre-diabetes/diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or any other slew of chronic diseases? Kind of depressing isn't it? Especially when people incorrectly believe that it's hereditary or just something that happens as we get older. Kind of takes the hope away, doesn't it? Like, if it's hereditary or just something that happens, then I can't do anything about it, so why bother? We just get sicker and heavier as we get older and we get progressively worse until we ... well we die.
But what if you could do something? What if it wasn't hereditary (which it's not) or wasn't something you just had to accept because you're getting older (which you don't)? Would you want to learn more? Would you be willing to do whatever was necessary so that could enjoy your "golden" years?
Well, guess what? Every single one of these symptoms, of poor metabolic health, is caused by ONE THING. One underlying cause that's leading to this worldwide metabolic dysfunction epidemic that is slowly and painfully killing us right now.The one thing that is causing all of this dysfunction is insulin resistance.
If you've been following my blog or social media posts, you've heard the term. If you're new to this space, let me explain. When the cells of your liver, fat, brain, muscles, pancreas, and other organs stop listening to the hormone insulin, you gain weight and sugar/glucose builds up in your blood. This is what leads to metabolic dysfunction.
The good news is that insulin resistance is completely reversible. Completely.
The bad news is that there isn't a pill you can pop or a medication you can inject to make it happen.
- It takes work.
- It takes behavior change.
- It takes forgetting what you thought you knew about health and nutrition and learning something "new to you".
- It's believing that you're worth it.
- It's believing that you have control of your health and how live your remaining years.
- It's understanding that whether you are 25 years old or 75 years old, you don't know how many days you have left so you are never too young or too old to start.
- It's understanding that medicating symptoms or operating on organs that are or have lost function, is not treating the cause of the problem.
So what can you do?
- Determine if you have insulin resistance and how severe it is.
- Find out what is causing your insulin resistance
- Address the root cause and restore metabolic health.
While 99% of those doctors practicing conventional (and even functional) medicine, will never test your insulin, to determine if you have insulin resistance and/or hyperinsulinemia, you need to test your insulin.
What should your numbers be?
- Fasting insulin: around 5 or less
- Fasting glucose: less than 85
If you don't make time for your health,
you'll be forced to make time for your illness.