Intermittent Fasting (reposted from Aug 2016)

In searching for the solution to Insulin Resistance I ran across the concept of the Intermittent Fast. The guy who’s most prominent in this is Dr. Jason Fung. Here’s Dr Fung’s YouTube channel.

He’s got quite a few videos. One of the better ones is about an half hour long.

The points in the video are:

  1. T2D is reversible – it doesn’t have to be chronic and progressive.
  2. There are examples of people who have stopped being diabetic (via diet, weight loss, etc).
  3. Drugs only treat the symptom not the disease.
  4. T2D is a disease of too much Insulin Resistance.
  5. Treatments are targeted at blood sugar not Insulin Resistance (Metformin being an exception albeit temporary in effect).
  6. The blood sugar isn’t the problem, it is the insulin levels that are the problem.
  7. In 10 years, you are at 100 units of insulin (that’s me).
  8. Never actually treated insulin resistance.
  9. Patients who reversed their disease did so by fixing their insulin resistance.
  10. Giving insulin to a T2D is like giving alcohol to an alcoholic.
  11. Scenario: start insulin, gain 15-20 lbs. Complain to MD who says “go exercise”. It was the insulin which caused the weight gain.
  12. Disease of too much sugar. Cut out the sugar/refined carbs. Stop taking sugar.
  13. Fasting is the most effective way to lower insulin.
  14. LC will lower sugar but not necessarily insulin. Sugar will drop but not necessarily insulin.
  15. Fasting – body will start burning sugar. After that body will start burning fat.
  16. People fast around the world through their entire lives – most major religions.
  17. Insulin levels drop during a fast.  Burn off sugar from your system. Does both at once.
  18. Fasting is not harmful. You don’t enter starvation mode. The metabolism increases during the fast.

Great video. Next post I take a look at my own person experience at this.

 

Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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