When too much insulin sensitivity Backfire ;
Dr. Richard Maurer, ND
The title, “When too much insulin sensitivity is counterproductive,” reminds me of a favorite quote by Mark Twain
“too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”
I love going to conferences and PaleoFx recently spoke with Robb Wolf In his podcast where we continue a conversation from a panel of the two we were in. On the issue of insulin resistance (RI) we agreed that the term is a bit old fashioned, but I was in my arms and defend the valuable description. IR and its sensitivity to alter insulin ego allow us to understand the metabolic health and performance, simply, the more it moves towards insulin sensitivity infrared, the longer and healthier, it is likely to live . But actually?
first Definitions: Insulin resistance is strictly defined in the conventional medical lexicon as elevated fasting blood sugar (glucose). By itself, this test does not indicate insulin resistance half the time in my experience-exercise, coffee, anxiety, and a number of medications all can raise blood glucose fasting. In Code Blood: Discover the secrets of their metabolism , I define insulin resistance.
“Insulin is the principal hormone that responds to what you eat You release insulin when eating carbohydrates and to a lesser extent protein insulin signals for storage of sugars, and the manufacture and storage of fat;. but also helps cells absorption of proteins and magnesium During. many generations, his body has evolved to favor the ability to create and store a bit more, leaving a little extra glucose behind, and by storing extra fat for energy in the future. more than 40 percent of people in the United States, rather than having blue eyes-store as much excess fat and sugar is causing blood pressure, blood sugar, weight gain, and abnormal lipid a blood constellation of symptoms driven by the process of insulin resistance “.
The mere definition of insulin resistance challenges me to move insulin sensitivity , which is defined as the body’s ability to use glucose and clear your torrent blood quickly and efficiently without excessive insulin by the pancreas. In my own life, with a strong family history of type 2 diabetes, work to stay in insulin-sensitive side of the continuum. I maintain a diet rich in low fat exercise regularly with extenuating carbohydrate and high intensity interval training circuits. I feel good, in fact, I feel my best. But it is possible that too much of a good thing is too much? What if insulin levels are too low or kept low for too long?
insulin sensitivity, if carried to extremes, can reduce fasting insulin levels below detectable limits (<2uIU / mL). It is a well established, decades-old finding in tuned athletes. But at what cost? When insulin is too low, your body does not get so hard to replenish fat and glycogen message. While the former helps keep looking ripped abs, the latter prevents glycogen replenishment that helps prepare for the next sustained aerobic exercise. And while high insulin prevents the catabolism of fat (burning fat for energy), a very low insulin can lead to such rapid catabolism of fat, adequate body fat is difficult to maintain. It is as if your muscles are sponges, a good sponge to retain water (glucose) until sponge that does not have sufficient holding power release the water (glucose, glycogen and fat deposits) too easily-a-tightening. These same sponges do not absorb leaking and replace water and time. So how can we keep our muscles and acting as a set with peak performance of sponges?
I found two tests that evaluate the efficacy when insulin sensitivity has gone too far. One is fasting insulin, if it is below detectable limits [<2 uIU / ml (<12 pmol / L)], and do not have hyperglycemia, which are probably too sensitive to insulin. The other test is the TG: HDL ratio this ratio should be 0.5-1.5. Most athletes are in the low range, but below 0.5, there is probably very little fat to provide energy circulating derived from the right fat. These tests are simple and inexpensive, you can visit http://thebloodcode.com links to the tests done in your area.
So congratulations if they are not insulin resistant! But if you are too sensitive to insulin, consider the cycling food high in carbohydrates in your daily or weekly routine. Put probably need training meals additions such as sweet potato or rice-no complex but easy to digest carbohydrates to temporarily push the levels of inulin for a few hours. And as for the appointment of Mark Twain, I do not know about whiskey, but too much of anything? Yes, you can be too.
Dr. Richard Maurer is a licensed naturopathic physician who, after practicing in an environment primary care for twenty years, now offers a unique perspective on health and metabolic recovery. Dr. Maurer puts you in the driver’s seat of your health and wellness, helping to decipher the results of blood tests to determine the habits of diet and fitness reverse and prevent metabolic diseases, such as pre and type 2 diabetes , weight gain and hypothyroidism problems. His recent book, Code Blood: Discover the secrets of their metabolism  provides the tools to understand and act on the analysis of key blood and measurements of skinfold to define your personalized diet, Fitness and nutritional needs to regain health and vitality of disease reversal is only the beginning.
Your personal and familial tendency to type 2 diabetes what motivates people to regain their metabolism “sweet spot” through diet, health habits and nutritional self-guided tested.
Dr. Maurer is the past president of the Association of Maine naturopathic doctors and performs regularly at medical conferences such as Weston Price Foundation, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and popular PaleoF ( x) and health. He lives in Maine with his wife Alexandra where they raised three children.
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