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Fasting Training: How to Avoid Insulin Resistance- Thomas DeLauer …
Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas and the pancreas contains clusters of cells called islets. The beta cells inside the islets make insulin and release it into the blood. Insulin plays an important role in metabolism – The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates into glucose. Insulin helps cells through the body to absorb glucose and use it as energy. Insulin helps the muscle, fat and liver cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream, reducing blood glucose levels. Glucose levels are tightly controlled by insulin so that the rate of glucose production by the liver is matched by the rate of cell usage. Insulin helps muscle, fat and liver cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream, lowering blood glucose levels (allowing glucose, amino acids and creatine to enter the muscles)
In insulin resistance, muscle, fat and liver cells do not respond adequately to insulin and can not readily absorb glucose from the bloodstream. The body has to produce greater amounts to keep blood glucose levels within a normal range. In other words, a person's body will not produce enough insulin to meet their needs because the body's cells have become resistant to insulin. The cells are not as sensitive to insulin and do not "allow" enough blood glucose in the cells – glucose remains in the bloodstream, causing high blood glucose levels.
A study published in the Journal of Diabetes and Complications examined the prevalence of insulin resistance in the United States during the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2002. It was found that 32.2% of the US population may be resistant to insulin.
Main cause of insulin resistance:
Insulin is released when the body has just been fed, which stops body burn from stored fat – also works on fat cells similar to how it works in muscle cells, opens them for storage. This can be caused by metabolites of fatty acids that accumulate inside the muscle cells, called "intramyocellular fat", which interrupts the signaling pathways necessary for the insulin to function. Insulin is closely associated with obesity and weight gain, but may also result in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. (3)
When insulin is lowered, your body does not get the message to replenish fat and glycogen – it means that you are insulin sensitive and your body only requires a small amount of insulin to deposit glucose into your cells. Insulin sensitivity not only promotes weight loss but also promotes healthy brain, artery and pancreatic cells as they are no longer exposed to high blood sugar levels over an extended period of time. High blood pressure (which can result from insulin resistance) puts strain on your heart, increasing your risk of angina, hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart attack, and heart failure.
Ways to Reduce Insulin Resistance:
– Lower your caloric intake (and carbohydrates)
– Exercise that burns glycogen and leaves muscles empty (training fast to +)
– Yes. and Ketosis
Magnesium improves and helps to correct insulin sensitivity because an intracellular enzyme, called tyrosine kinase, requires magnesium to allow insulin to exert its blood sugar lowering effects.
Study of the effects of magnesium measured in non-diabetics with metabolic syndrome. Doctors followed 234 participants with three of the five symptoms of metabolic syndrome; abdominal obesity, high blood pressure or high fasting blood sugar, high triglycerides or low HDL levels. After 12 months, only one in four met the recommended daily amount of magnesium ranging from 320 mg to 420 mg per day. Compared with those who have less, those who got more magnesium were 71 percent less likely to have insulin resistance.
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5) Invert Insulin Resistance – The History of Insulin Magnesium. (North Dakota.). Retrieved from
Video credits to Thomas DeLauer YouTube channel