Sunday Reading and Watercooler Conversation: The 25 Medical Conditions that are LINKED by the same COMMON DENOMINATOR


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Identify and  Fix the common denominator and you can prevent, control, or reverse these conditions without prescription medications.  Plus, you will regain energy, focus, concentration, a more stable mood, and self confidence.


This common denominator is rarely (if ever) discussed by the medical community.  Diane Kress’ mission is two-fold:

To pass along the knowledge of the common bond  that links  the top diseases and conditions we will face  in our lifetimes.

And… To provide a solution to prevent, control, or cure these conditions.

Please Pass this article along to your family, friends, coworkers, MD’s , medical specialists, health care providers,  and all your contacts.


This article will save money spent on medications and medical visits, frustration about getting sicker and needing more medications, time spent “trying to get healthy” without addressing the root of your particular illness, and can even save your life.


Which comes first; a stroke or depression?  NIH funded research says depression.  Diane Kress says this study addresses only the tip of the iceberg.  Let Diane Kress the iceberg and expose its core….

It’s true that depression and stroke are closely linked….but that information is the tip of an iceberg and the NIH study provides no information about how to stop prevent, control, or stop LINKED medical conditions that have one common denominator.    My article will give you the whole picture and a solution to this epic epidemic.

The Latest NIH Study Results:

Today’s  study came to the conclusion that depression comes before stroke and that people over age 50 who are  depressed have a 50% greater risk of stroke than those without depression.

These statistics may be true….but they are only telling part of the story.  I will help clarify the whole story and give you a solution so you can make changes starting today that will decrease your risk of depression, stroke…..and about 20 other disease states and medical conditions.

I was fascinated with the conclusion that whether a person has stable high depression symptoms or remitted depression without symptoms (no current depression symptoms)…simply by having had depression, people are at a greater risk for stroke than people with no history of depression.  (For those over age 50 who currently have symptoms of depression stroke risk increases by 50%).


Directly from the study report on

“The researchers noted that biological mechanisms driving the depression-stroke link could be long term — such as the impact on risk factors like hypertension and atherosclerosis, or short term — such as cerebrovascular reactivity or atrial fibrillation.  “Further research should continue to examine possible mediators of the relationship between depressive symptoms and stroke.”

While many health provider networks have begun to integrate cardiovascular, diabetes and depression care with interdisciplinary teams of health professionals, many individual clinicians still do not recognize the importance of depression as a risk factor for other health conditions.


And after reading these study results, I  actually screamed aloud


It’s great that the NIH is funding studies that are giving people a glimpse into the interrelationships between certain disease conditions.  Let me save the NIH time and research money:


The following 25 medical conditions or diseases have a common denominator that you were not aware of….. Until Now



Visceral fat (abdominal fat that builds around the stomach and between organs)

NAFLD (non-alcohol related fatty liver disease)

Sleep Apnea


Cardiovascular disease



Heart Attack


Elevated cholesterol

Elevated triglycerides

Low Vitamin D levels

High Fasting insulin (8 or over)

Metabolic Syndrome

Insulin Resistance


Pre diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Type 2 diabetes


Cancer (breast, colon, skin, uterine, ovaries, prostate)

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

Pancreatitis (non -alcohol related)


The Common Denominator, Root of the Problem, and Core issue that impacts these 25 medical conditions and illnesses is:



The common denominator for all these conditions and disease states = insulin imbalance.  If we focused on balancing and normalizing insulin, 65% of the adult US population would either eliminate or control these conditions on as little medication as possible and many would not need medication.


The common denominator of my “top 25 diseases” is insulin imbalance.  The type of metabolism that causes insulin imbalance is genetically- mediated and environmental- stress driven.  Insulin imbalance is progressive and, unless stopped in its tracks, will contribute to one or many of the top 25 diseases.  Control the insulin imbalance and prevent, control, or cure the insulin related disease.

65% of the adult US population has the genes for this fat- producing metabolism.  Only 35% of the US adult population escapes insulin imbalance; it’s simply not in their genes.

In this short article, the reader can learn everything needed to diagnose Metabolism B and the simple lifestyle plan that controls this type of metabolism.


Metabolism B

You may be familiar with the terms metabolic syndrome or syndrome X.  I wanted to make understanding the type of metabolism you have easy; so I call the 2 different types of metabolism:  Metabolism A and Metabolism B.


Metabolism A:  Normal insulin production throughout life. 35% of the US adult population has Met A.

Metabolism B:  Having the genetic predisposition to imbalanced/uncontrolled insulin that develops progressively in the face of environmental stressors.  65% of the adult US population has Met B.


Stressors that increase tripping the gene for Met B:

 Over 65% of the population is born with the genetic predisposition to metabolic syndrome or Metabolism B.  Turning on the gene for Met B follows a progressive path.  The older you become and the more environmental stressors you experience during your life, the increased risk of turning on the gene for Metabolism B and acquiring the top 20 health conditions and complications


The Stressors.

Increasing Age

Hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, lactation, peri- menopause, menopause, thyroid disease)

Inactivity or sedentary lifestyle

Excessive carbohydrate intake (“good” and “bad carbs” count)

Emotional Stress




Certain medications (OCA’s, beta blockers, prednisone, etc)

If a person has the genes for Metabolism B, an accumulation of these stressors makes the likelihood of the onset and progression of Met B to include some or most medical conditions related to insulin imbalance.   If a person can minimize these stressors, the likelihood of becoming obese, overweight, and diabetic decreases.

You cannot erase genes, but you can help impact their impact on health.

Remember, at the core of the top 10 disease/conditions listed earlier is INSULIN IMBALANCE. 


How do you know if you have Met B?

One way is to have FASTING lab work to identify (through your objective labs) if you have Met B.  These labs are typically drawn during a routine physical exam and should be checked on  an annual basis*:

Fasting lab work that includes:



Total Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol


Vitamin D

You can ask your physician for the following routine labs to gain all the information you need for your diagnosis:

Metabolic panel

Lipid profile

Vitamin D level

*If you take medication for controlling any of these labs, realize that your numbers are artificially “treated” with medication.  So, if you take medication for glucose or A1C, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, or Vitamin D….you can automatically put a check-mark for Met B.

When your labs return, make sure to get your own copy.  Look for the listed labs on your results, and check your labs against the following Met B target zones as these values indicate you do have Met B:

These are the labs and lab ranges that indicate Metabolism B

Glucose:  Under 70 or over 85 equals Met B

A1C (hemoglobin A1C):  Under 5.3 or over 5.6 equals Met B

Total cholesterol: Over 199 can equal Met B

LDL cholesterol: Over 99 equals Met B

HDL cholesterol:  Under 45 equals Met B

Triglycerides: Over 99 equals Met B

Vitamin D: Under 40 equals Met B

******If you have one or several of the 25 conditions/diseases linked to insulin imbalance, insist on these labs.  If you can convince your MD to order fasting insulin, and your results are 8 or above, you are absolutely over-producing insulin!



The Symptoms of Uncontrolled Met B


If you don’t have lab work or your lab work clearly indicates uncontrolled Met B, check to see if you have the following Met B symptoms:

  1. Chronic fatigue: Waking up tired, getting woozy on your commute to work, after lunch, late afternoon, and after dinner.
  2. Over-loving and a strong preference for carbohydrate foods: Bagels, pizza, burritos, French Fries, ice cream, chips, pretzels, snack crackers, pasta, rice, cookies, candy, desserts, fruit, potatoes, corn, etc.
  3. Poor short term memory, difficulty focusing and remembering, racing thoughts and/or brain fog.
  4. Short fuse, bad temper, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks
  5. Mild depression, lack of motivation, lack of drive
  6. Sleep issues: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Mind races when you get up during the night.
  7. Very easy and quick weight gain.
  8. Increasing belly fat, back fat, love handles, muffin top
  9. Increasing aches and pains. Feel older than your age.  Joint pain and stiffness.  Headaches.
  10. Alcohol has a greater impact.
  11. Caffeine has less of an impact. You can drink a double espresso and go to sleep soon afterward.
  12. Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), yeast infections, lack of desire to initiate sex.
  13. Blurry vision that comes and goes, night driving problems, light sensitivity, teary eyes/dry eyes.


Based on your fasting lab work and your symptoms, it is easy to diagnosis Metabolism B.  Over 65% of the adult population has uncontrolled Met B and is NOT being treated appropriately.  As a result, 65% of the adult population is getting heavier, sicker, and requiring more prescription medications with higher doses.  Out of every 10 people, 6.5 will develop pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes in their lifetime and will become overweight or obese.

If uncontrolled Met B is not treated with the correct lifestyle, all efforts for weight loss and to get and stay healthy are in vain.


An understandable explanation of Metabolism B

After years of research in medical nutrition therapy for those who were overweight or obese and slowly –but- surely developing the same host of 25 medical conditions….I came to the conclusion that every body is not  created the same in terms of underlying metabolism.  Some bodies can have success on a low calorie diet with increased activity (less than 35% of the population).  These people have normal insulin all of their lives.  I call this type of physiology; Metabolism A.

But, the overwhelming majority of the population develops a progressive INSULIN IMBALANCE.  The majority of overweight people don’t have success with long term weight and fat loss when they decrease calories and try to eat less…But they DO have long term success with weight/fat loss and improving the 25 medical conditions when they normalize their insulin!

Insulin is a fat gain hormone.  Met B’s begin to overproduce the fat gain hormone and begin to build excess fat on their body (belly fat), in their blood (LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), between and on their vital organs (visceral fat), and in their liver (NAFLD).  Met B’s are FATTY because of progressive excess INSULIN PRODUCTION.

We  must normalize insulin to decrease fat on the body…all areas of the body: belly fat, back fat, scale weight and inches lost, improved cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, Vitamin D and much more.

The “calories in/calories out” diet we’ve been told to follow  to lose weight was never  based on normalizing insulin; it’s only based on reducing calorie intake and increasing activity.  If a diet does not normalize insulin, the DIET fails for over 65% of the population.



For those with uncontrolled Met B (excess insulin production and fat gain),   the solution is clearly detailed in The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE


The Conclusion

The Metabolism Miracle program works, EVERY TIME.  It is a lifetime lifestyle.  There are no tricks, smoke and mirrors or gimmicks.  It is the real deal.  Everyone in the US (and around the world) who is struggling with weight and weight related health issues, medical conditions, and illnesses needs to be tested for Met B.  They can use the lab work approach to diagnosis or the physical symptoms diagnosis or both.

You can find the books at the sites listed below.  They are all available in paperback and as e-books. If you want to bulk purchase these books (at half the cost) for your organization, hospital, house of worship, group, or institution, contact

Diane Kress speaks the truth using her own name on everything she writes and allows no advertising on her blog or websites….so she can “tell it like it is.”  Trust Diane Kress for “state of the science” information on metabolic syndrome,  no gimmick weight/fat loss, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, GERD, cancer prevention.

book picture metabolism miracle The Metabolism Miracle:

The Metabolism Miracle is Diane Kress’ breakthrough book that explains the phenomenon of Metabolism B.  In May 2015, the National Institutes of Health published a study that concludes: different types of metabolism require different types of diet/lifestyle to promote long term weight loss.  The Metabolism Miracle provides the first and only scientifically- proven, effective, understandable diet and lifestyle plan that precisely matches the metabolic needs of the 65% of US adults who struggle to lose weight and keep it off. The book details the signs, symptoms, health history, and lab work that qualifies as Metabolism B AND provides the only diet/lifestyle that treats insulin imbalance with 3 easy “Steps”.  Regain control of weight and health…permanently; The Metabolism Miracleis  New York Times Bestseller and is licensed in 8 languages.

book picture of cookbookThe Metabolism Miracle Cookbook:

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook contains over 150 recipes designed to seamlessly match the metabolic needs of those with Met B who are living The Metabolism Miraclelifestyle. .

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook provides recipes for appetizers, soups, beverages, salads, entrees, side dishes, breads, and desserts.  Each recipe is clearly labeled to show the “Step” of The Metabolism Miracle it matches.  Quick, delicious, healthy recipes make home cooking for The Metabolism Miracle program a breeze.  All recipes can be enjoyed by the entire family!

metabolism miracle updateThe Metabolism Miracle Update:  (Brand new!)

This e-book contains all updates to the flagship book; The Metabolism Miracle.   The program can be followed with the original book, but these tweaks are helpful and are recommended for inclusion by long term followers of the program.

 diabetes miracleThe DiabeteMiracle: Permanently/dp/0738216011/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=03YM32PQDQ2W877F1JTM

The Diabetes Miracle is Diane Kress’ most detailed work to date.  When anyone with uncontrolled Met B does not normalize insulin, he will progress  to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  In addition to his elevated blood sugar, he will continue to gain weight and body fat AND experience elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and decreases in Vitamin D and HDL (good cholesterol).

Many people are overwhelmed by a diagnosis of pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Diane Kress uses her understandable writing style and wealth of “state of the science” research to explain the disease process AND provide the diet and lifestyle that controls your weight and weight -related health issues.  A must read for everyone who has pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  The Diabetes Miracle is the only resource you will ever need for pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.


miracle-villeThe Interactive Support Group for Followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle:

In 2011, Diane Kress opened the online subscription support site,,  for followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle.  Now, with over 2300 members, Diane has provided a location for MM’rs and DM’rs to find support and find the accurate information they need to follow the programs.  All information is screened for accuracy.  There are recipes, forums, videos, chat capability, access to the site’s moderator, and frequent visits by Diane Kress!


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Like and follow Diane on social media sites and follow her blog on .  Diane Kress speaks the truth using her own name on everything she writes and allows no advertising on her blog or websites….so she can “tell it like it is.”  Trust Diane Kress for state of the science information on metabolic syndrome, real weight/fat loss for the overweight and obese, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes



About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Email:
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