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Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2020-03-12
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You may have already heard the term “insulin
resistance,” as it has been widely discussed by doctors and the media.
But did you know that you can reduce or reverse it in the vast
majority of people?
Insulin resistance, i.e., the inability of the
body’s cells, especially liver, muscle, and brain, to respond to
insulin and allow blood sugar to enter cells, drives numerous abnormal
health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary
heart disease, fatty liver, Alzheimer’s dementia, and cancer. It
is therefore a driving force behind so many modern and common chronic health conditions.
You can recognize insulin resistance because it:
The conventional medical response to even flagrant
levels of insulin resistance? Mostly do nothing except to deal with overt
consequences such as high blood sugar in the diabetic range (126 mg/dl
or higher) or high triglycerides (400 mg/dl or higher). Some prescribe
a class of drugs called glitazones or thiazolidinediones that modestly
reduce insulin resistance but have been plagued with problems such as weight
gain, massive fluid retention, and congestive heart failure. The original
drug in its class, troglitazone, was withdrawn from the market due to
cases of liver damage, but pioglitazone (Actos) and rosiglitazone (Avandia)
remain on the market. Rosiglitazone has also been associated with increased
risk for heart attack. But that’s it: That is as far as
conventional efforts go to reduce or reverse insulin resistance.
Yet there are SO many steps you can take to reverse
insulin resistance and thereby reduce or eliminate risk for all those
diseases from type 2 diabetes to dementia. This is not
speculation—the evidence is overwhelming. Among the steps you
can take include:
These strategies also enjoy a powerful synergy.
Correcting iodine deficiency/hypothyroidism, for example, helps reduce
visceral fat and metabolic endotoxemia. I call the powerful synergy
that emerges from these efforts the
“2 + 2 = 11” effect.
Do these strategies look familiar to you? They should,
because they are the six basic strategic components of the Wheat Belly and
Undoctored programs. This is a big part of the reason why these programs are
so spectacularly effective in reducing blood sugar, reducing blood pressure,
reducing triglycerides, reversing fatty liver, and reducing or reversing
insulin resistance. The list of strategies in my programs are not a random
hodgepodge of nutritional supplements; they were careful and thoughtfully
picked and crafted to achieve specific effects, addressing nutrient deficiencies
or, in the case of the microbiome, addressing disruptions that are painfully
common in modern life. And you can appreciate that we go way beyond
diet to achieve these benefits—diet alone is powerful, but not enough.
If you are new to my programs, there are a number of
ways you can get started confidently by:
Reading the latest Revised
& Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly—updated with the full
program outlined in detail, condensing the information of all preceding books
Reading the Undoctored
book and joining the Undoctored Inner Circle—if
additional support is desired
Joining my next Wheat
Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Challenge that begins Wednesday,
March 18th 2020