I have been trying to get dLife to publish an article about the research and principles behind The Metabolism Miracle for YEARS in an effort to help save the health and well-being of the 80.6 million Americans with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. This morning, I received an email from a patient of mine (thanks, Gail) and there is the article, in black and white…dLife finally published the article complete with all the precepts of The Metabolism Miracle!
Unfortunately, the sole credit for the research findings and article’s information and content was given to someone else, but hey….at least the medical community is beginning to peek out from under the rock and acknowledge that for millions of people with Met B, weight and health are not a product of “calories in – calories out.”
The following are excerpts from the actual article (MM followers and those who read my blogs, interviews, articles, news stories….I realize these excerpts are right from the pages of my work).
1. Calories are calories, weight-loss gurus tell us, and to lose weight you need to “eat less, exercise more.” Right? Maybe not.
2. 2. Fine and Feinman have built a case that calories are not always equal, that some types of calories are more likely than others to be converted to fat. Their thinking is controversial because it goes against the grain of what most doctors and dietitians have been taught and preached to their patients. (again, from the book)
3. 3. Applied to the calorie equation, some people’s bodies will respond differently (metabolism-wise) to 500 calories of sugar than they will to 500 calories of protein. Obviously, this idea has enormous significance for people who’s goal is weight loss.
4. 4. It’s in the Insulin
5. 5. Our bodies’ responses are influenced by insulin, a potent hormone. The body secretes insulin (or a person takes insulin) to move glucose from the bloodstream into cells, where it’s either burned for energy or stored as fat. Sugary foods and other processed carbohydrates — think breads, chips, pretzels, white rice and pastas — can trigger a sharp spike in blood glucose levels. That spike is followed by a big jump in insulin (or a big dose of insulin). This is especially true in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, who tend to have high insulin levels. Too much insulin secretion leads to insulin resistance
6. 6. Research tells us that excess insulin also sets the stage for inflammation, has been linked to breast cancer risk, and promotes the accumulation of belly fat. This fat-promoting effect is insulin is well known. In fact, people typically gain weight after they start insulin injections. If all calories were equal, weight loss would be equal on strictly followed low-calorie diets. But such diets, while usually low in fat, tend to be high in carbohydrates — the very foods that increase insulin secretion
7. 7. Fine and Feinman contend that controlling insulin secretion is the key to losing weight
8. 8. Journal of the American Medical Association backs them up: Researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston reported that people with elevated insulin levels were more likely to lose weight on a higher protein, lower carb diet, instead of a traditional low-calorie and high-carb diet. The reason? Fish, chicken, and other quality protein sources barely increase insulin levels. The researchers conclude that the variability in how people lose weight may be partially due to differences in insulin response. And they say that, among people with compromised insulin function, low-glycemic eating may be the best way to achieve weight loss. Regardless of insulin function, they say, eating this way has beneficial effects on cholesterol.
I would now ask dLife to print a follow up article and report on the solution to this massive problem. The only program that is built to match the bodies of 80.6 million Americans with hyperinsulinism..The Metabolism Miracle. For the health and well-being of the millions who have the genes for Metabolism B, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes, dlife should do the right thing. And now… back to work writing The Diabetes Miracle.