Insulin resistance is a protective mechanism that has been activated because there is a frequent presence of the hormone insulin in the bloodstream. Because most of the cells are already at full capacity with glucose and additional glucose may wreak metabolic havoc, the cells will now downregulate their insulin receptor. This downregulation will now allow the cells to resist the actions of insulin, which will now keep out glucose while increasing the amount in the bloodstream.
What activates insulin resistance
- Consuming processed foods/ the Standard American Diet
- Drinking sodas, juices, and other caloric beverages
- Frequent eating
- Lack of movement
- Remaining insulin dominate for the majority of a 24hr period.
Number #3 is a biggie because every time you eat anything, you will increase insulin. Decreasing the number of insulin spikes is critical in reversing insulin resistance.
Enter Fasting, but there are levels to this. Fasting in a particular manner based on your situation is key to decreasing the number of insulin spikes, which is critical in reversing insulin resistance and also causing weight loss.
Steps you can take to reverse insulin resistance :
It's hard to improve something that you have yet to identify. Therefore I recommend knowing a few numbers to accurately asses your situation. There are multiple tests that you can have done, however, the one test I recommend you have done at the very least is the 2-hr Oral glucose tolerance test. This test is the most sensitive test available to identify insulin resistance and is also very helpful to assess the function of insulin secretion from the pancreas.
These are the additional labs that I run on my patients to assess their level of insulin resistance:
- Hgb A1C: Optimal Range: < 5.3 percent
- Fasting blood sugar: Optimal Range: 75 to 85 mg/dL
- Serum insulin: Optimal Range: < 3 ulU/mL
- Triglycerides: Optimal Range: < 100 mg/dL
- HDL: Optimal Range: 59 to 100 mg/dL
Next- 8 Tips to reverse IR
- 1. Intermittent Fasting
- Stop Snacking
- Eat an 80% plant-based whole food diet
- Decrease process foods
- Eat potassium and magnesium-rich diet which decreases the need for insulin
- Sip on green tea during your fast. EGCG is a compound in green tea, EGCG has demonstrated a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. Our Fast-T is the best on the market for this purpose.
- Take herbs, spices or natural supplements that will either decrease the need for insulin or help to reduce blood glucose levels
Chromium decreases the need for insulin
Alpha-lipoic acid balances blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance. -Take magnesium.
Chromium improves blood sugar receptor function
Vitamin E. fat-soluble tocopherol increases insulin sensitivity.
Cinnamon has also been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D- Low D levels have also been linked to metabolic syndrome.
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