GAINING ENERGY AND LOSING FAT:

THE STORY BEHIND INSULIN THAT YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR WON’T TELL YOU !!!


Everybody wants more energy and most of us want to shed unwanted fat. Today I want to share with you a metabolic condition, which–due to the Standard American Diet (SAD)–most Americans have to some degree. This condition is called:

INSULIN RESISTANCE


It saps us of energy, increases fat production (cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL), alters our metabolism, can lead to type 2 diabetes and essentially changes our entire physiology…especially our brains!

What is metabolism? Simply put, it is this: We eat food and food gets converted to energy. That’s metabolism!

Once in the body our food gets broken down into mainly glucose. Glucose is the major energy source for all of our cells and is the ONLY energy source for our brains. Our brains consume about 30% of our entire glucose intake. It is by far the most metabolically active organ in our body. So if we have a problem with glucose metabolism, guess which organ feels it the most? That’s right…THE BRAIN!!!

Is it any wonder then, that brain-based conditions like DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, MEMORY LOSS, ALZHEIMER’S and so on are so much on the rise and so heavily marketed to by the big pharmaceutical companies? One just needs to watch TV at night to see all the dozens of commercials for anti-depressants and anxiety medications.

Okay; here’s how it works:

We eat our food and drink what we drink and hopefully we absorb it (yes, proper absorption is essential for good metabolism) and it gets broken down into glucose and sent into the bloodstream. Glucose in the blood is USELESS. Let me repeat that …glucose in the blood is USELESS! It must get into the cells where it’s converted to ATP, which is the ultimate energy source for our bodies. This conversion only takes place IN THE CELLS. Glucose outside of our cells (in the blood) is like gasoline NOT in the tank of our car or coal NOT in the furnace.

As we eat and drink the levels of glucose in the blood will rise . There is a part of our brain that senses this and signals the pancreas to secrete the hormone INSULIN. WHY? Because insulin’s job is to push glucose into the cells where it can be converted to energy (ATP) and everybody is happy!

Now: here’s where things go wrong. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HAS GLUCOSE LEVELS THAT ARE WAY TOO HIGH! (I’ll explain the reason later. There’s more to it than you think…)

Why is this a problem, you ask? (Now, pay attention—it is crucial for your health that you understand this part!)

CHRONICALLY HIGH LEVELS OF GLUCOSE = CHRONICALLY HIGH LEVELS OF INSULIN.


Chronically high levels of insulin are bad, bad, bad for your body and especially bad for your BRAIN. Why? Great question–here are the answers your MD will not tell you!

High levels of insulin do the following:

  1. Eventually your cells will stop listening to insulin! It’s like this…. Pretend that you work for me. Everyday you come into work I scream and yell at you and scream and yell (you can’t quit because you need the job). Eventually, what would you do? You would TUNE ME OUT or STOP LISTENING TO ME ALTOGETHER, right? Well, that’s what your body does to insulin (or any hormone, for that matter) when it is chronically high. It stops listening to it!

THIS IS INSULIN RESISTANCE!


So, what happens then? Well, Glucose continues to build up in the blood and it’s not getting into the cells. What happens to the energy levels of the cells? It DROPS. Your cells fatigue–especially brain cells! Why? Because they require a LOT of glucose, and when they don’t get enough, you get conditions such as brain fog, depression, anxiety, memory loss, lack of sleep—sound like anyone you know?

And…what is the medical approach to this problem? First, they are going to wait until your fasting blood glucose creeps up to about 126 or higher and then GIVE YOU MORE INSULIN or some other drug like metformin . Think about that…I mean really think about that. THAT’S LIKE ME SHOUTING AT YOU HARDER. It may work for awhile but then you get used to that and I have to shout EVEN LOUDER…I hope you get the point.

Listen to me… the day you go on insulin, get out a big red Sharpie and circle that day on the calendar–BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!

Unless…unless…stay with me now….you get to the root cause of WHY your blood glucose is so high (to be explained later).

So now you have the extra glucose in the blood and your body has to do something with it…well, guess what it does? It makes that glucose into fat. Yep. It’s called lipogenesis.
Cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDLs start forming in the blood. Again, what is the �?modern medicine’ answer to this? ANOTHER DRUG! Yep, usually a cholesterol–lowering drug known as a statin drug. You know it as Crestor or Lipitor etc. (just watch TV for the others). I’m not even going to tell you the side-effects of these drugs (well, if you get muscle cramps or your hands/feet are tingling/burning, I might…that’s a hint).

Now get this… guess what your body requires when it is forming these bad fats?

A LOT OF ENERGY!


When you get fatigued after meals or crave sugar or coffee—COULD THIS BE WHY?
So not only are you not getting glucose into the cells (which causes fatigue of the cells) you are also tired from this process of lipogenesis. A double-whammy energy-theft!
Wait…it gets even better…during lipogenesis a hormone called leptin stops working. What does leptin do? It tells your brain when you are full!!! Ever wonder why so many of us over-eat?!
Seriously, is your medical doctor telling you this stuff as he’s writing your prescription?

  1. High levels of insulin create inflammation throughout the body. That’s right.

On a blood test, inflammatory markers such as C-Reactive Protein, homocysteine and fibrinogen are going to be high (that’s if your MD is even checking these…).

So you wonder why your spine, knees, hips, shoulders etc. are achy all the time? You can take all the meds you want or get PT or adjusted by your chiropractor but until you remove inflammation from high insulin, relief will be temporary.

  1. High insulin is bad, bad, bad for your brain. Among other things, it causes the pituitary gland (in your brain) to excite your adrenal glands too much. Your adrenal glands are your stress glands–they release a very important hormone called cortisol. What does cortisol do? You’re not going to believe this…it INCREASES BLOOD GLUCOSE! Yep. Which then causes higher levels of insulin, which causes more insulin resistance, which causes higher levels of cortisol, which increases blood glucose, which causes higher levels of insulin, which causes…well you get the picture, right?

Here’s where it gets complicated, but trust me when I tell you: you do NOT want high levels of cortisol. Why? Well, beyond what I just told you, it suppresses your thyroid function (just when you thought you couldn’t get any more fatigued). This leads to weight gain, suppresses your immune system, makes you more susceptible to colds/flu, gut infections…and a lot of other bad stuff.


So, let’s talk about what’s causing all this high blood glucose. Wouldn’t that be nice to know so we could remove the cause, instead of just dealing with the consequences?

  • Poor Diet Duh! We all know this one–but do we really? Are you sure? I have Five Specific Rules which, if every patient follows, will dramatically reduce their blood sugar levels. I will share these with you when we talk.
  • Over-Stimulation Of The Adrenal Glands Remember these guys? They secrete the dreaded cortisol which increases blood glucose. What stimulates these glands?
  • Stress: Emotional, Chemical, Physical. Things like:
  • Poor Diet: Hmmm…there it is again. What are those Five Specific Rules?
  • Alcohol, Nicotine, Caffeine: Need I say more?
  • Food Sensitivities: This is when your immune system mistakenly attacks foods that you eat. The most common culprits are Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, and Egg. In fact– if you have a food sensitivity and continue to consume that food YOU WILL NEVER EVER EVER get your blood glucose under control. Period.
  • Hidden Gut Infections. If you have a chronic bacterial, parasitic, yeast/fungal or viral infection, this will stress your adrenal glands so hard that you will NEVER get cortisol/glucose/insulin under control. Ever.
  • Anemia. Your cells aren’t getting enough oxygen. We gotta fix that.
  • Heavy metal toxicity. I don’t mean music. Lead, Mercury, Iron, Copper.
  • Too Much Exercise. Hernh?!…but I thought I was supposed to exercise? How much is too much? The answer is very simple and I have it!

The list could go on and on, but those are the common ones.

  1. Improperly-functioning thyroid gland
  2. Poorly-functioning liver
  3. Reduced gut function

Does your medical doctor check all this?

How will you know if you have these problems? PROPER TESTING!!! Have you been told your lab work is �?normal’ and �?you’re OK’? I don’t go by lab ranges because they are t o o w i d e, and they’re determined by the average patient that came to that lab in the last year. Let me ask you–what types of people generally go to labs: sick or well? Hmmm…so I go by tighter functional ranges that catch illness before they are out of control. For example, the functional range for fasting blood glucose is 85-100.

I will leave no stone unturned to get to the root cause of your insulin resistance.
I order a complete (and I mean complete) blood-chemistry test and determine problems based on functional ranges. I’ll test your adrenal glands: I’ll thoroughly test your gut for infections and food sensitivities. First and foremost, I’ll remove the causes. I will take you by the hand (only if you allow me!) and teach you what you need to do. Then, to change your metabolism back to normal (or as close as possible) I will provide specific scientifically-proven and state-of-the-art nutrients for a period of time (based on your lab findings, not guesswork!) until we achieve the necessary corrective metabolic shifts.

When it comes to your health, you have a choice. To follow an insurance-driven medical system and take no responsibility for your health except taking your drugs…OR…you can choose to learn the underlying reasons for your health issues and be accountable and responsible to do everything you can do to take care of yourself.
It is my goal and mission in life to teach and empower as many people as I can on how to take care of our beautifully-designed and amazingly resilient bodies.

To learn more about Type II Diabetes simply fill out the request for my FREE REPORT and I will send it to you.

Dr. Leo R. Minsky