Hey, Dr. Berg here. I’m going to talk about insulin resistance. I’m going to make it really, really simple,
so just track with me. Here’s what happens. Your pancreas, which is located in the left,
lower quadrant, right by your rib cage, makes a hormone called insulin and insulin responds
to sugar. In other words it’s triggered by a sugar or
anything that turns into sugar, so anything sweet and anything, like even refined grains
can trigger insulin, and it kicks in there and it goes into your cells. Then, what it does is it removes the sugar
from your blood, so that’s the purpose is to lower the sugar. Normally, in our blood, we need about 100
milligrams per deciliter, and basically what that means is you can just take and focus
on the 100, so when you get your sugar test and your blood should be like a 100. The goal is to make it 100. Anything higher is bad. Anything lower is bad. We need a 100. When it’s at 100, you’re at your mental best. You’re feeling the best but when it goes high,
you get what’s called diabetes, so diabetes is the high sugar situation. When the blood sugars go low, that’s hypo-sugar
or hypoglycemia, okay. That’s kind of a pre-diabetes state. When I was twelve, I had hypoglycemia. I remember skipping a meal and feeling really
dizzy and irritable and cranky, playing outside and I don’t know what it was but, of course,
I was living on pure sugar. I would raid the cupboards and eat pure sugar
all the time. That’s really what causes hypoglycemia because
what happens is you eat all this sugar and we get this hyper reactive, high insulin state,
which is going to like take a sledge hammer and push that sugar right down, so we’re going
to have low sugar, irritable, cranky, craving, dizzy, all those things. Now what happens over a period of time, when
you’re hypoglycemic over a period of time, your body doesn’t like that so it’s going
to say, “Stop,” so it’s going to try to protect itself and it’s going to turn off the receptor,
the thing that receives, so it’s going to ignore that insulin response, so it’s not
going to receive it anymore. Someone’s talking but no one’s listening,
and that’s called a down grade or a blocked receptor, so it doesn’t receive as much as
it did before, and that’s what insulin resistance is because it’s your body, your cells are
resistant. It’s inhibiting this absorption because it’s
saying, “Dude, why do you keep eating sugar. Would you please stop?” What happens when this happens is it forces
insulin to go higher because it’s compensating, it’s on a feedback loop here, so insulin resistance
forces your body to make make more insulin to create the same effect because without
this insulin, this sugar stays high and your body does not like that, so it has to lower
it somehow, so it’s just going to wear the pancreas out. Diabetes is really a situation where you have
high sugar and it won’t come down to 100. We already passed the hypoglycemic thing. We’re, type II diabetes is insulin resistance
and because of the, you’ve been eating too much sugar. When this becomes like that, your body protects
you and several things happen as a consequence, in addition to jacking up more insulin. Number two, you’re going to be hungry. Why? Because insulin has a few other purposes. It not only lowers the sugar in your blood
but it also helps you absorb the nutrition in your cells, so the nutrients, fatty acids,
proteins, vitamins, so without insulin you can’t get the nutrition in your cells, so
guess what you’re going … You’re going to be hungry all the time. You’re not going to be satisfied. You eat but it doesn’t really go in, so you
have this fat person that’s starving to death. You can’t get healthy like that, and then
you’re also going to crave carbs like crazy. Just so you know, if you’re craving carbs
or sweets, it is literally impossible to burn fat, so every time that you’re craving, you’re
not burning any fat. Don’t worry. I’ll show you how to fix that. We’ve got cravings, hunger and decreased nutrition,
and that’s why, over a period of time, diabetics end up with all sorts of health problems. They go blind. They get their feet start getting, destructive
nerves, so it’s called peripheral neuropathy and they get tingly in the feet and the hands,
and they just kind of go down hill. Then also, this condition is going to prevent
the storage of sugar. It’s called glycogen, which basically is a
stored sugar in your liver and your muscles, so we need that to live off of when we’re
sleeping, between meals, and so if we can’t store the sugar as much anymore, what happens
is we end up having all sorts of problems with storing more fat, if we’re not storing
sugar we have to store more fat so you’re going to keep getting fatter and fatter and
fatter. Also, in between the meals, because you can’t
have a storage of sugar, you’re going to have too many highs and too many lows, so it’s
going to come up and down too much. It’s the storage of that sugar that maintains
a nice level sugar, and especially noted with you get up in the morning, after not eating
for eight hours. There’s a couple things I want to cover. Let’s go back to this sugar. We need 100 milligrams per deciliter. That would equal about five grams of sugar. That’s like a heaping teaspoon of sugar in
your entire body, on an average person, they only need a teaspoon of sugar but not consuming
sugar, but from the food that converts to the sugar, even protein and fat can convert
to sugar, so we need about one teaspoon of sugar. We don’t need more than that. Check this out. An eight ounce, typical can of soda, an eight
ounce typical glass of orange juice, is about thirty-nine teaspoons of sugar. Okay, so now we went from five to thirty-nine. That’s a tremendous stress on the pancreas. Oh my gosh. What you’re doing is you’re just wearing the
thing out. It’s creating whiplash of your pancreas, and
because the pancreas has two parts, one is a hormone part and the other is an enzyme
part, called the exocrine gland, you’re going to start having all sorts of digestive problems,
including possible pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas. Tension in your upper digestive system, bloating
for sure, maybe even pain that goes around in your back, undigested proteins. You can’t digest protein anymore. All sorts of bowel problems, I mean you name
it. It creates a lot of problems. Now, the body is trying to protect itself
from too much insulin so it’s going to block the resistance, the receptor, create more
resistance in there, and then the sugar’s going to go high, so apparently the body is
going to protect the cell and not necessarily the blood. That’s why the blood starts filling up with
sugar and that’s where you get all this extra fat and triglycerides and cholesterol. In other words, triglycerides are blood fats,
and because the cell can’t absorb nutrition anymore or protein or fat, it’s going to dump
around the rest of the body as, in the blood as blood fats, out of post tissue and cholesterol. Those are the effects of this situation. We’ve got this hypoglycemia thing, which is
high sugar, and then the receptor becomes resistant so it doesn’t absorb it anymore. That’s type II diabetes, that creates all
sorts of problems, and then down the road you end up with diabetes type I and in type
I the pancreas is already asleep. It can’t produce this anymore, so now you
have to be injected because the sugars are going higher and higher and higher and your
insulin can’t keep up to lower them. Yes, there are other causes of diabetes type
I, auto-immune, but the question is what causes auto-immune, that’s another video. The point is that type I diabetes is the worst
situation because now you completely ran out of this whole situation and now you have to
be injected or take insulin. What do we do about this? What can be done? Well, there’s a couple things you can do. Number one, we need to lower insulin. We need to lower insulin. That has to be a primary goal. Doctors do not emphasize this enough. What they do is they give you insulin. They don’t put enough attention on the diet. They don’t realize that in a diabetic situation,
in a hypoglycemic situation, if the person’s craving, they should not be consuming any
sugars, zero. Don’t give the person recommendations like
everything in moderation. That would be very bad, zero sugars. They can do substitute sugars like Zilotol,
Stevia but they can’t afford to continue to eat more sugar or juice, so number one we
avoid things that trigger insulin, and then we also can increase other things too, primarily
potassium. Why? Because potassium will help lower insulin,
help you store sugar and you want to get it from the food, so you would need to consume
at least seven to ten cups of vegetable or the Cal Shake I recommend because it has all
the potassium in it, you can make it. I show you how to, on my website, how to make
that. Seven to ten cup of vegetable to get your
potassium that will also really help cravings because it’s going to lower insulin. Number two, you want to increase vitamin B1
but really, the other B complex is vitamins too but I recommend getting this, not from
a pill, but from nutritional yeast. Why? Because nutritional yeast is a great form
of natural B vitamins that will greatly assist in lowering insulin. Why? Because when you consume all this sugar, you’re
actually dumping all your B vitamins and your potassium out through the urine, up to fifteen
times more than if you didn’t have this problem, so you’re losing all this. Don’t worry. Consuming nutritional yeast won’t give you
a yeast infection. All right. The last thing I want to recommend would be
protein. Because protein is a nutrient and it’s blocked
from the cell, you’re probably going to be deficient in protein so you need to have protein
especially for breakfast, okay. That’s very important because if you don’t,
then at the end of the day your blood sugars are going to be so far off that you’re going
to need, the need for insulin and medication is going to be much, much greater. I hope I helped you understand this and one
last point. Insulin stops fat burning, in the presence
of insulin you will not burn fat, so the goal is to lower insulin and to a normal level. I hope this helped. See you in the next video.
Have you ever been worried that you or
someone you may know, has type 2 diabetes? well in this video we’re gonna look at
what signs to look out for and what to do about it so in today’s episode we’re
going to talk about the process of blood sugars and the insulin response so we can get a better understanding of the entire process and then we’re going to talk about the signs of diabetes and we’re going to do it in this order so when we eat foods like carbohydrate it’s broken down into glucose which is then absorbed into our bloodstream which increases our blood sugar levels your body knows that high blood sugar levels are dangerous so it produces and secretes insulin from the pancreas and this insulin goes into the bloodstream
and takes out excess sugar from our blood and stores it in the liver, in the muscle and in the fat cells and I hope that made sense so that was the normal process which allows blood sugars to maintain a normal level but the problem in type 2 diabetes is that your cells become desensitised to insulin which in the medical world we call that insulin resistance so the normal process we just
spoke about isn’t happening and this is because insulin is constantly elevated in our body and it’s because of many different reasons one of which is eating too many sugary foods now that we understand the basics of type 2 diabetes let’s look at the sign the signs that should be triggering you to speak to your GP now take these seriously as early diagnosis and treatment can prevent many future complications so
let’s begin the first sign is increased urination
much more so than normal because your sugar levels are so high not all of it can be reabsorbed and some glucose ends up in your urine which ends up drawing more water next is increased thirst and this works hand-in-hand with the increased urination so you’re weeing more and your body needs more water and it all comes down to osmosis and the sugar in your urine we won’t go into that because you haven’t got all day blurred vision which is a loss of sharpness in one or both eyes so when our blood sugar levels are too high it causes swelling of our lens now imagine if my camera lens was
swollen the image would also be blurry and if this persists over time it can
actually cause something called diabetic retinopathy and it’s actually very problematic and if it’s undiagnosed and untreated it can cause blindness the next sign is something called diabetic neuropathy which is nerve related and it happens most commonly in the hands, feet, arms or legs and the symptoms that you get are tingling and numbness feeling and sometimes even pain a reduced ability to heal wounds quickly so why does this happen? well again it all comes down to the increased blood sugar levels and this leads to poorer circulation so less blood with oxygen and nutrients can reach the site that’s damaged to promote healing it’s so cold so cold and lastly
reoccurring fungal thrush infections in the genital region, the mouth and certain areas of the skin now I’ve left the symptoms of this in the description below so feel free to check it out diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems so take these signs very seriously and also read the description below because I’ve added additional signs which I didn’t have time to fit in the video any of these signs should be triggering you to speak to your GP so don’t risk it hopefully it won’t be diabetes but always remember that early diagnosis and treatment can prevent many future complications I hope you found this information useful and please help spread the word to friends and family by liking, sharing and tagging hey guys thanks for watching this week’s video make sure to click that like, follow or subscribe button now to stay up to date with new weekly videos go Nadia go, go go go to speak to your GP take these seriously as (LAUGHTER) our lens now imagine if my camera lens was swollen the image would also be blurry (LAUGHTER), can’t speak!
Hey! In this video, I’m going
to show you the Top 10 foods that does NOT affect your blood sugar. These are both healthy,
beneficial and of course perfect for people with both types of Diabetes.
Before we get started I just wanted to share
a quick little tip for you who are just starting out with eating healthier and different and
that have a hard time getting rid of all the carbohydrates. A great thing with protein
and fat is that it slows down the conversion from food to blood sugar which means if you’re
still eating carbohydrates -even though I recommend trying to get rid of as much as
possible- you can add fat and protein to your meal to slow down the absorption of the carbohydrates
which means you will not get as strong peak in the blood sugar as you would have with
the carbohydrates alone.
Now that said, it still will affect your blood sugar but just for you who hasn’t started
out or have a 100% commitment, it’s a step in the right direction.
NOW, let’s look at those Top 10 foods that does not affect the blood sugar. Bare in mind
that this list has no specific order and the first or last one doesn’t mean they’re the
best or healthiest.
Ok, so number 1: Onion & Garlic. Is very healthy and beneficial
and is actually the food that has less pesticides and chemicals on them of the conventional
food (if you feel that organic is too expensive) which makes it cheaper and easier to buy since
it’s not that big difference between the organic ones.
So, garlic is really awesome for TONS of stuff.
It helps for example with: High cholesterol
Poor digestion Diabetes and Blood sugar of course
Yeast infections Boost immune system
Increase absorption of iron and zinc Antioxidants
Cold and flu It’s anti-fungal
Parasites Allergies and so on.
Back in the ol’ days, I’m talking like hundreds
and thousands of years, this was used a lot by doctors since already then, they knew how
great garlic was.
Onions are a very good source of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary
fiber. In addition, they contain good amounts of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K.
It’s also a great help for the liver.
Leafy greens. This is the most important part of my meals.
Leafy greens are so healthy, full of micronutrients like vitamins and minerals, are very beneficial
for the body in so many ways and they are alkaline which supports a tremendous amount
of health, especially in this world where almost all “normal” food is so acid for our
bodies. This is just pure superfood with no effect
on the blood sugar.
Number 3: Fatty seeds.
Healthy seeds full of healthy fats like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds
and alfalfa seeds are super healthy and are very high in fat and protein and have either
no carbs or low amount and almost exclusively all of those carbs are dietary fiber and according
to my experiences with seeds and also according to nutritiondata.self.com which is a huge
database with food and their nutrition, these seeds have no Glycemic load which is a number
that measure how much it effects the blood sugar.
So next time you put cereal in your yogurt,
replace it with some great seeds or just eat them as they are as snacks.
Avocados. This is truly my candy throughout the day! It’s delicious, can be used in many
ways and easy to prepare and eat, have as a snack or whatever you want. Avocado is full
of healthy vitamins and minerals as well and also have a great amount of the healthy fatty
acids Omega 3 and 6. It’s also full of Vitamin A, C, E, K, B6,
Folate and it’s also anti-inflammatory.
Ok, so number 5: Coconut. If you eat the raw meat, cocoflakes
or the coconut oil, you will not have to worry about your blood sugar since Coconut has a
high amount of fat and most of the carbs are dietary fiber and it has basically no Glycemic
load at all. I always use coconut oil if I cook something (which is very rarely) and
I also just eat it as it is or use it for baking raw desserts of some sort.
Number 6 is nuts.
Nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts or almonds are super high in healthy fats and proteins
as well, barely any carb (which again is just dietary fiber) and is very anti-inflammatory.
Short said: Nuts are healthy, great snacks that doesn’t mess with your blood sugar. Just
be little more careful with the cashew as they tend to have more carbs but again, it’s
nothing like a glass of juice or a snickers bar but I’ve seen a little raise in my blood
sugar with cashew when I really go nuts and eat like 100-200grams of it which makes sense
since the Glycemic load is 11 per 100gram and over 15 it is classified as affecting
the blood sugar so it’s close but the other ones are no problem.
Herbs. Basil, cilantro, oregano, mint, lemon balm and so on are very good because they
have basically no macronutrients, which is the proteins, the fat and the carbs, but instead
a lot of vitamins and minerals so they have no effect on the blood sugar but gives great
taste to food and have healthy vitamins and minerals and a lot of cleansing and healing
properties. Make sure they are organic and fresh or do as I do, plant your own!
Eggs. A great source of the very essential vitamin B12 and good amount of protein and
fat. No effect on the blood sugar and a great way to start the day and they’re easy to cook
and cheap as well. What not to love? Just be careful not to eat too much since eggs
are a dairy product which makes our body acids so compensate with an avocado and some salad
to it, that’s what I do for breakfast and I love it!
Again, this is top 10 foods that doesn’t affect the blood sugar and even though you might
know I promote a very high alkaline diet, for some people or in some times, you have
to use some dairy products and that’s ok, as long as it’s not more than the alkaline
food and not too often. So here goes number 9 which is Butter and cheese. And I’m talking
real real butter without any additives, that is high in fat and is just.. pure butter!
Cheese is harder to mess around with but even though, the animals that the cheese is made
from can have been treated badly and been fed growth hormones which of course affects
the outcome of the cheese products so make sure it’s organic here as well.
the last but not least, number 10 is:
Oils. Oils are 100% fat and you got to be very delicate
and careful with what you choose. I only use organic coconut oil, organic cold pressed
extra virgin olive oil or organic hemp oil. I always make sure that it’s organic, high
quality and nothing bogus in it because using normal conventional sunflower oil, or palm
oil and all those other mixes are just pure crap and bottles of chemical shit storm, frankly
But the good ones are fantastic to have on your food to spice up the flavor or to cook
if you have to and of course my favorite, make your own pesto!
So now, you’ve been going through the Top
10 Foods that doesn’t affect the blood sugar and you also saw what health benefits and
properties they have. So a quick recap:
Number 1: Onions and garlic – great body cleansers in
so many ways
Number 2: Leafy greens, these are just made for everything
and is truly superfood.
Number 3: Seeds. Can be used in several ways, full of
great fats and vitamins & minerals.
Number 4: Avocado. My personal favorite that is the
perfect snack or side dish to any meal
Number 5: Coconut. Full of fat, delicious flavor and
comes in many ways and forms like oils, fat, flakes, flour and so on.
Nuts. Great snack and replacement for candy and great to have instead of cereal or granola
in your yogurt or milk.
Number 7: Herbs. Mostly full of micronutrients instead
of protein, fats and carbs and of course spice up the food and make it more alive and has
many ways to benefit the body and your overall health.
Eggs. Perfect for breakfast, a lot of uses in baking and cooking and a great source of
the essential Vitamin B12.
Number 9: Butter and cheese. Acid for the body so keep
it in moderation but as you know has many uses in our lives and cheese is delicious
to frikkin’ everything in my opinion. Full of fat, no problems for the blood sugar.
And number 10 which is oils that we also have
great use for in our kitchen.
And as I always recommend, keep everything you buy as local, as clean from chemicals
and as organic as possible and even consider growing your own in your garden, it’s really
not that hard and I will make a video about that in the future but until then, Google
can offer you
a lot of help.
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Benji Jones: Wait, how zoomed-in are you? The internet is good for many things, but providing trusted
advice on natural remedies is definitely not one of them, especially when it comes
to apple cider vinegar. A quick Google search will show you that people use it for everything
from cleaning their teeth to curing yeast infections. So if people on the internet are doing it, it’s worth trying, right? Definitely wrong. Because not only is there little evidence to support most of the uses
for apple cider vinegar, but some of them are
straight-up bad for you. Apple cider vinegar is
basically just fermented juice. Yeast turns the sugars in
apple juice into alcohol, and bacteria then turns that alcohol into acetic acid, the chemical linked to most of cider vinegar’s alleged benefits. But here’s the thing: This process isn’t unique
to apple cider vinegar. In fact, acetic acid is
in all types of vinegar, from white wine to balsamic. The main thing that makes
cider vinegar different is that it might be easier to swallow than a straight-up swig of balsamic. And if you are so
inclined to gulp it down, there’s at least one benefit
you can look forward to. Research shows that drinking
cider vinegar after a meal may help lower your blood-sugar levels. Edwin McDonald: So studies
have demonstrated that when people eat a high-starch
meal and follow it with a little bit of apple cider vinegar, the blood sugars after eating those meals may not go up as much compared
to when you eat placebo. Jones: That’s doctor and
trained chef Edwin McDonald. He says that ingesting as little as 20 grams of apple cider vinegar has been shown to slow the release of food from your stomach into your intestines. That’s where your body breaks down starches like pasta into sugars, and as a result… McDonald: You’re not gonna
absorb those sugars as quickly. So when you don’t absorb
sugars as quickly, your insulin levels
really don’t rise as much, and your blood sugar doesn’t rise as much. Jones: And that’s great news for anyone who’s diabetic or pre-diabetic. Now, despite what you read online, it probably won’t help you lose weight. McDonald: I also run a
weight-management clinic, and this question comes up all the time. Jones: But lowering your blood
sugar after a meal is just about the only benefit of
drinking apple cider vinegar. Research does suggest that acetic acid can slow down the accumulation of body fat and prevent metabolic
disorders in mice and rats. But there’s little evidence that it has the same effect on humans. In one weight-loss
experiment, 30 volunteers drank two tablespoons of
either apple cider vinegar, malt vinegar, or a placebo drink, twice a day, for two months straight, and none of them lost weight. In an older study with a similar design, participants did lose weight, but only about a third
of a pound each week, which McDonald says isn’t much. But if not for weight loss, what about using cider
vinegar to whiten your teeth? McDonald: I caution people against that. Jones: That’s because
cider vinegar is an acid. In fact, most brands have a pH between 2 and 3, which is similar to stomach acid, so swishing it around in your mouth can over time wear down the
enamel around your teeth, leaving them feeling rough to the touch and more susceptible
to cavities and decay. Yikes. Then there are the people who use apple cider vinegar as
a shampoo replacement. And as it turns out, there’s actually a pretty good reason for that. Because cider vinegar is so
acidic, Dr. McDonald says it can kill some of the microbes
that make your hair stink, and it can also limit the population of a type of fungus that
can lead to dandruff. But there’s a flip side. Because cider vinegar is so acidic, it can also burn or irritate your scalp. So you should always dilute it with water. Oh, and despite what you read online, cider vinegar is not
effective against head lice. In fact, one study found
that among six home remedies that people use to eliminate lice, like olive oil and mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar is
the least effective. None of them worked though. The claims of what apple
cider vinegar can do don’t stop there. Just keep in mind that at
least for now, none of them is supported by a large
body of scientific research. Now, of course, we’re
not talking about taste. When it comes to cooking,
there’s no uncertainty: Apple cider vinegar is delicious. I use it all the time when making dressing, pickles, and sauces. Yes, I cook. I just don’t walk away from meals thinking I’ve just swallowed
some ultimate cure-all.