I sometimes wonder if the reason over 60% of Americans who suffer with overweight, obesity, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension are NOT informed about a major cause of their conditions is because no medication can be researched, developed and sold to correct this situation. As a result, no money can be generated from telling the whole truth.
By withholding this information, more than 60% of adults will never gain control of their weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, or overall health. And over time, the situation will get worse as more and more medications will be required.
My New Years message to all those who suffer from overweight, obesity, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension is in this article.
American Medical Associations have never reported to the general public that 50% of your blood glucose, insulin release, and fat gain is due to a very normal automatic response built into the human body: glycogen release from the liver. If your A1C, weight, blood pressure, liver enzymes, insulin level is high….50% of those elevated labs are due to ignoring the impact of a normal survival response built into your body.
You are not the reason your recent dieting attempts have failed….lack of this valid information and an incorrect dieting style is!
In italics is MedPageToday’s recent article for Endocrinologists about the most expensive condition in the US: DIABETES. There is also information about a major research study on diabetes that had to be retracted.
After the italicized article, please read my commentary that is also posted on MEDPAGETODAY.com
EndoBreak: Most Expensive Condition in the U.S.; Diabetes ‘Breakthrough’ Retracted http://www.medpagetoday.com/Endocrinology/GeneralEndocrinology/62305?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2016-12-31&eun=g809389d0r&pos=3 by Kristen Monaco
Followed by ischemic heart disease and lower back and neck pain, diabetes takes the top spot as the costliest health condition, according to a recent study. Healthcare spending for diabetes cost the U.S. approximately $101.4 billion in 2013. (Journal of the American Medical Association)
Douglas Melton, PhD, of Harvard University, retracted his popular 2013 paper from the journal Cell earlier this week. The original study, which claimed that betatrophin could aid in the production of beta cells in mice for the novel treatment of diabetes, was eventually debunked by several follow-up studies. (Retraction Watch)
“In many cases, willpower is invoked as a way to modify behavior. But if we don’t understand the underlying physical basis for that behavior, it’s difficult to say that willpower alone can solve it,” said the senior author of a study, Alexxai V. Kravitz, PhD, of the NIH, in a press release. His new mouse study found that lack of physical activity was associated with different dopamine signaling rather than excess body fat. (Cell Metabolism)
Last week, the American Thyroid Association received the 2016 American Society of Association Executives “Power of A” Silver Award for the association’s professional guidelines and comprehensive patient information on thyroid conditions. (Newswise)
A new study found that consumers of the typical American diet had less diverse microbiota than those who ate a “restricted, plant-rich” diet, potentially making the switch to a healthier diet less successful. “We hope that microbes identified using approaches such as those described in this study may one day be used as next-generation probiotics. Our microbes provide another way of underscoring how we humans are connected to one another as members of a larger community,” said the senior author, Jeffrey Gordon, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis, in a press release. (Cell Metabolism)
X-ray crystallography of estrogen receptors was used in a new study to examine how endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) affect the body. “Our novel approach offers a framework for understanding the diverse effects of environmental estrogens and other endocrine disruptors, furthering efforts to develop improved breast cancer therapies,” said the lead author, Jerome Nwachukwu, PhD, of The Scripps Research Institute, in a press release. (Cell Chemical Biology)
Bisphenol S (BPS), a common replacement for bisphenol A (BPA), was linked to neural changes resulting in altered behavior among mothers in a recent mouse study. Some behavioral differences observed included increased nesting and infanticide. (Endocrinology)
A $12 million NIH research grant was awarded to Penn Medicine to create the Human Pancreas Analysis Program, concentrated on analyzing pancreatic tissue in diabetics. (Newswise)
Due to mixed research on the relationship between antibiotics and obesity, a new study analyzed the association between a prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) in children for the primary prevention of urinary tract infections over 2 years. The study found no significant link between weight gain and the antibiotic. (JAMA Pediatrics)
Leydig cell transplantation was successful in a recent mouse study for the treatment of male hypogonadism by converting cells into testosterone-producing cells. “This alternative source of Leydig cells will be of great significance for basic research and provides the attractive prospect of clinical application in the field of regenerative medicine,” said the senior co-author, Yadong Huang, PhD, of Jinan University, in a press release. (Stem Cell Reports)
COMMENT BY DIANE KRESS, RD CDE:
I can only dream that NIH would bestow a grant for the study of The Metabolism Miracle in connection with prevention and control of obesity, overweight, metabolic syndrome, pre diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
There is a “lifestyle modification program” that enables marked control of blood glucose for those diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, overweight/obesity, pre diabetes, and type 2 diabetes within one week of the start of the program.
The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition by Diane Kress was designed and tested over a 10 year period before it was released to the public in 2009.
The program’s focus is on the unique metabolism of those who are destined to begin overproduction of insulin in response to a rise in blood glucose. This propensity to insulin imbalance and insulin resistance is part genetic and part environmental stress. The eventual uptick in blood glucose occurs from over response of insulin release caused by the carbohydrate content of foods and from liver glycogen release.
When a person waits over 5 hours to replace dietary carbohydrate, the liver is responsible for releasing glycogen stores into the blood stream. Either the person fuels the body/brain or the liver fuels the body/brain.
It’s well known that when a person consumes carbohydrate foods, blood glucose rises.
The public at large remains unaware that when they wait over 5 hours to ingest carbohydrate, their blood glucose naturally rises from hepatic glycogen release. (This is a normal survival mechanism).
Over 60% of adults will eventually develop insulin imbalance and insulin resistance. Their insulin’s response to a rise in blood glucose begins as over-production or insulin. Insulin is a FAT GAIN hormone and most adults eventually over-produce insulin. Most adults with insulin imbalance experience their blood glucose plummeting from excess insulin release as they gain fat from either carbohydrate intake OR liver glycogen release. The majority of adults eventually gain fat when they eat carb and also gain fat when they don’t eat.
To date, diet recommendations have ignored the major impact of normal liver glycogen release when meals are skipped, delayed, or during the night during sleep. 50% of a person’s blood glucose average (hemoglobin A1C) is determined by liver intervention.
Metformin (the #1 prescribed first line medication for hyperglycemia and PCOS) is designed to decrease the liver’s impact on blood glucose. Metformin does its best work when taken at bedtime with a small snack. Five hours after the last carbohydrate grams are ingested, the liver automatically takes control. Most people are unaware that their fasting glucose reading is determined by liver glycogen release. Many people erroneously believe if they don’t eat after dinner, their fasting reading will improve. They are surprised that consuming the right snack at bedtime actually improves their fasting blood glucose.
Ignoring the liver’s survival mechanism is one of the major reasons that diets for metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes fail.
The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition begins with 8 weeks of a lower carb diet that enables the liver to decrease glycogen release. The first Step is not a traditional low carb diet. Step 1 provides enough carb to block liver release between meals and the right amount of carb grams to decrease liver release during sleep and between meals. Fasting blood glucose typically normalizes within 5 days.
After 8 weeks on Step 1, resting the pancreas and liver, Step 2 enables the addition of 11-20 net carb grams within one hour of wake up. at meals, bedtime, and between meals that will exceed 5 hours. This is the right amount of net carb to fuel 4-5 hours without over-triggering insulin release and to keep the liver from over releasing glycogen stores. Very well- balanced Step allows lower glycemic whole grains, fruit, yogurt, legumes, lots of veggies, as well as leaner protein and heart healthy fat.
When desired weight and labs are reached and maintained with Step 2, most people are taking little or no medication for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or hyperglycemia, have lost pounds equal to inches (have lost fat on the body, in the blood, and fatty liver stores), enjoy improved Vitamin D levels, have normalized insulin release, and enjoy increased energy, focus, concentration, and improved mood and sleep.
At this time, Step 3 starts and continues…..keeping the person at their desired weight, in control of blood glucose, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other symptoms.
If, over time, a person veers off Step 3, they can return to Step 1 to rest and rehab their insulin imbalance. 6 weeks of Step 1, 6 weeks of Step 2, and back to Step 3 (well-balanced diet for a lifetime of great health and normal weight).
Endocrinologists, MD’s, PA’s, NP’s,…..give your patients the proper diet/exercise advice in 2017 and set yourself free. The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition is available through bookstores or Amazon.com. You will see objective results in your patients’ lab work, scale weight, body fat percentage, clothing size and they will report subjective improvement in sleep, focus, concentration, mood, and energy level.
The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition will teach your patients EVERYTHING they need to know regarding diet and exercise and you can get back to your focus on their medical care…..
Endocrinologists, primary care physicians, prescribing PA’s, and NP’s can obtain 1 free copy of The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition by contacting Diane Kress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to pass this article along to your MD to make him/her aware of the program and the chance to get a free copy for reference.
Also, There is a Metabolism Miracle online support group for your patients who begin and live the program. http://www.Miracle-Ville.com provides 100% accurate information and support. They can even directly ask the program developer and author, Diane Kress, RD CDE questions about their individual case.