This is the way it goes when connecting the dots between obesity, low levels of Vitamin D, and type 2 diabetes:
Over 60% of people who struggle with their weight and/or are obese have a genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance. They have midline fat deposits (belly fat/back fat), elevated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood sugar aberrations. They also have low HDL and Vitamin D. Yes…over 60% of those who are struggling with weight have high insulin, insulin resistance, and low Vitamin D.
Why? Because insulin imbalance is genetically mediated and is triggered by lifestyle stressors such as: physical inactivity, high carbohydrate intake, high levels of stress, chronic pain, illness, or take medications that raise blood sugar like steroidal based drugs.
Once insulin begins to over-release, fat begins to build on the body, between the organs, in the liver, and in the bloodstream (LDL and trigs). Insulin is a fat gain hormone. Fat cells grown and their receptors become insensitive to insulin. This causes the pancreas to release still more insulin. Fat cells get fatter and the pancreas continues to over-release. Over time, the pancreas fatigue, produces inadequate insulin, blood sugar rises, and pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes is diagnosed.
Did you realize that Vitamin D is a pro-hormone? When insulin levels are “off” other hormonal levels in the body are “off” including Vitamin D, sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone), adrenal hormones like cortisol, and sometimes thyroid hormone.
So this becomes another “which came first, the chicken or the egg” scenario. I have worked with people with uncontrolled Met B for over 30 years. I can assure you that the genetic predisposition to insulin imbalance comes first, lifestyle/environmental stressors turn hyper-insulinism “on”, the person becomes overweight or obese from excess fat gain hormone, and Vitamin D (a hormone) becomes deficient. In time, the pancreas fatigues and diabetes occurs.
When insulin is balanced, the following health issues improve or normalize with little to no medication:
fasting insulin levels
type 2 diabetes
poor short term memory
breast, colon, skin, prostate, ovarian cancers
reproductive infertility/hormonal imbalances
Research studies make proclamations on a daily basis. The links are already proven, and the program that regulates all these health issues already exists in The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle. Spread the word, pass it along…it’s time to take health into our own hands. Instead of band aiding with prescriptions, let’s get the root of these health issues and heal from within.