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)
Low Vitamin D levels
High Fasting insulin (8 or over)
Type 2 diabetes
Cancer (breast, colon, skin, uterine, ovaries, prostate)
Pancreatitis (non -alcohol related)
What is the Common Denominator, The Core Problem, The Root of the Problem that links 25 medical conditions?
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.
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
Hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, lactation, peri- menopause, menopause, thyroid disease)
Inactivity or sedentary lifestyle
Excessive carbohydrate intake (“good” and “bad carbs” count)
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:
You can ask your physician for the following routine labs to gain all the information you need for your diagnosis:
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
Signs and symptoms
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:
Chronic fatigue: Waking up tired, getting woozy on your commute to work, after lunch, late afternoon, and after dinner.
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.
Poor short term memory, difficulty focusing and remembering, racing thoughts and/or brain fog.
Short fuse, bad temper, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks
Mild depression, lack of motivation, lack of drive
Sleep issues: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Mind races when you get up during the night.
Very easy and quick weight gain.
Increasing belly fat, back fat, love handles, muffin top
Increasing aches and pains. Feel older than your age. Joint pain and stiffness. Headaches.
Alcohol has a greater impact.
Caffeine has less of an impact. You can drink a double espresso and go to sleep soon afterward.
Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), yeast infections, lack of desire to initiate sex.
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.
In understandable language, an explanation of Met 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
On Amazon and available in book stores: https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1489082111&sr=8-1