Initiating the process to reverse type 2 diabetes
Muscles and Veggies is based in the Fayetteville Arkansas area. Being in the state of Arkansas, I see more people with this disease or with the development of this disease than with any other medical condition or condition. Let's face it, country people like the country "eatin". Working in two main gym locations in northwest Arkansas, I constantly see people entering the gym because they have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. More and more of them were put in charge of my client for personal training. This made me immerse myself in the investigation of insulin resistance and diabetes from a functional medicine perspective. Immediately I was surprised that it could be so simple, and even better that very few doctors were talking about it. Maybe it's because there's not much money in prescribing low carb diets, weight lifting and fasting …. That said, I've found 3 modalities that create the fastest insulin sensitivity:
Nutrition n. 1
# 2 Muscle construction
# 3 Fasting
At the beginning of this process, I recommend that people try to start lowering the amount of carbohydrates to a daily intake of about 150 g of carbohydrates from whole foods. While cutting all forms of added grains and sugars. The sources of carbohydrates come from vegetables such as green vegetables, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, beets, nuts and berries. As you make this transition, moving away from hundreds of carbohydrates per day, up to 150 g per day, we move forward to get people to consume less than 100 g of carbohydrates per day. Finding a protein threshold is also very helpful in lowering the blood sugar level to normal levels. Too much protein has the ability to create glucose rating sugars. Basically, it's really simple. If people have high glucose levels, why would they keep adding more glucose? Simply, it is logical that we eliminate glucose, so that the insulin does not have to rise to match the blood glucose level. Therefore, your glucose falls, your insulin falls, which makes you more sensitive to insulin. Eventually, you can enter a state of ketosis and get even more benefits than simply lowering your blood sugar with what you eat.
Another way to create insulin sensitivity is to activate and use our muscles in the form of resistance training. Many people would not be diabetic if they used their muscles constantly. That's why you see construction workers who may be overweight but are not yet diabetic. They use their muscles enough to absorb a bit of sugar in their blood so it does not stay around the bloodstream. Then, by taking a sedentary person and activating their muscles, then we begin to activate the ability of the muscles to absorb glucose in the muscles. After all, part of the insulin resistance is that the muscles become resistant to insulin and refuse to absorb the sugar because they have not been burned through the sugar they naturally store in muscle tissue.
Now, to correctly explain the insulin resistance in the human body, you must understand that we are facing a storage problem. And the hormone that does all the storage is insulin. If the cells are too full, the cell that is already full can not absorb the glucose that enters the bloodstream. So, basically, glucose simply hangs up because it has nowhere to go. So by eliminating carbohydrates, we do not give the body too much glucose to be around the blood. And by activating the muscles through resistance training, we can begin to absorb and burn glucose in the muscle. Finally, we can clear the space of all our cells by removing the energy for the times that were properly stored there in the first place … FLOATING. Yes, we are biologically configured to fast regularly. The body is an efficient work of art in the form in which, logically, it stores energy for later when it may be a moment for its necessity (that is, there is no food entering). Then, by taking advantage of fasting, we eliminate the fat from the cells of our entire body. In this way, we have effectively clarified the space for storage in the future, so that there is no glucose surrounding the blood and causing diabetic neuropathy or other complications. And there are so many other fasting benefits that come along with just treating and reversing type 2 diabetes.
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