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