How To Prevent Diabetes. Are You At Risk? (#1 Health Threat EVER!)

How To Prevent Diabetes. Are You At Risk? (#1 Health Threat EVER!)

August 17, 2019 97 By William Morgan


how to prevent diabetes in this video
you will learn not only how to prevent
diabetes but also how to prevent the
earlier versions called pre-diabetes and
insulin resistance diabetes is the
greatest medical threat the world has
ever seen but it is preventable and even
reversible more than one-third the
population today has insulin resistance
also known as pre-diabetes and seven out
of eight people are heading in that
direction but as big a problem as
diabetes is an even bigger problem is
that as far as prevention is concerned
they’re measuring the wrong thing and
the standard treatment for diabetes and
pre-diabetes and insulin resistance at
best can solve one problem but in the
process they create another problem that
can be just as severe this may be the
greatest health issue that we are facing
today because it is so widespread and so
misunderstood but before we’re done
today you will understand the mechanisms
involved and you will know how to
prevent and even reverse diabetes coming
right up
I’m doctor Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor
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so it is well known that these are huge
huge problems today and I got these
numbers from some publications from the
American Diabetes Association that today
in the United States we have 30 million
diabetics and on top of that there’s 8
million who are undiagnosed we have 86
million pre-diabetics and pre-diabetic
means that if you don’t change something
you’re most likely going to have
diabetes in about five years or so and
90% of those people do not know that
they have it if we want to go a little
further then we can also say that even
if you’re not officially in the criteria
for pre-diabetes anyone who is
overweight is probably most likely
having some degree of insulin resistance
and is heading in that direction and 87%
of population in the US would account
about 250 million people so that’s the
scope of this problem that the 30
million that are diagnosed that’s just
the tip of the iceberg and even so those
thirty million accounts for one out of
five healthcare dollars the diabetes
healthcare is 20% of the total
healthcare diabetes related costs and
when we take the older population in
Medicare it’s one out of three Medicare
dollars so we’re all paying for this
indirectly through lost production
through suffering through increased
health in health insurance costs and
through taxes on the Medicare so it’s
not just a human suffering but if these
30 million grow into several hundred
million then it’s going to be a huge
huge financial problem as well today
each day we will get
forty six hundred and sixty new
diagnosed cases of diabetes we will have
two hundred and ninety five amputations
today and we will have a hundred and
thirty seven new cases of kidney failure
that will be end-stage and required
dialysis for the rest of their life but
then some people say that well you keep
telling us to eat less carbs but in Asia
they eat lots of carbs their whole diets
are based on on rice and they don’t have
any diabetes well that’s a myth think
again that was true while food was
scarce but today when food is less
scarce the two countries that are
growing the fastest are India and China
which are traditionally very dependent
on rice and carbohydrates so today
there’s almost three times as many
diabetics in India as there are in the
US and in China there’s almost four
times as many diabetics there are four
hundred and fifteen million diabetics in
the world today and in China they’re
getting close to 50% pre-diabetes so
this is not a limited problem it’s not a
cultural it’s the fact that we eat too
many carbohydrates and because food is
no longer scarce then those
carbohydrates are creating insulin
resistance and diabetes we can eat a
certain amount or a fairly large amount
of carbohydrates as long as food is
scarce because if there’s enough time to
the next meal then we’re gonna store
some food and we’re gonna burn off the
food before the next meal but more food
is no longer scarce carbohydrate is not
a food that we can tolerate some of you
have seen this but for those who are new
we’ll just do a quick review that the
mechanism of developing diabetes and
insulin resistance is sugar and when we
say sugar we mean all forms of
carbohydrate because grain and rice and
potato
they are starches and starch is only ten
minutes
away from becoming sugar it has very
very high impact on blood sugar and
therefore very high impact on insulin so
sugar in all its forms drive insulin
when insulin goes up and it goes up
frequently and it goes up to high levels
frequently then that insulin is going to
store excess fuel into the cell when the
cell can’t handle anymore the cell
becomes insulin resistant because it
says I can’t handle any more fuel
diabetes is nothing but and we’re
talking type-2 diabetes of course is
nothing but a late stage development of
insulin resistance it is an adaptation
and we’ve talked about that in some
other videos we’ll give you a link and
some references at the end the
authorities are very aware of this
problem of the scope of the problem so
they’re creating more and more campaigns
to inform the public of how big a
problem this is so I’ve got these
numbers from a couple of those
publications and each time they say join
us to learn how to fight this costly
disease come and learn how to combat
this costly disease at diabetes org
slash Congress published by the American
Diabetes Association and that’s all good
and well that they’re trying to inform
but what are they trying to do what is
the end goal what is the treatment well
unfortunately the treatment consists of
eating more sugar and exercising and
they tell you to lose weight and then
they tell you to take medication that
will make you gain weight and everyone
who has been on metformin or insulin for
a while knows that it will make you gain
weight that’s what insulin does it’s a
storage hormone and they confuse it
because they tell you to lose the weight
they’ve seen skinny people have less
diabetes but they get it backwards the
fat is not causing the insulin
resistance the insulin resistance is
causing the weight gain so when you take
medication
that will drive the fuel into the cell
you’re increasing insulin resistance
you’re increasing weight and you’re
making it impossible to reverse this
process as a result I’ve had many many
people come through my office and say
that oh yeah I have diabetes but it is
okay it is being managed I’m seeing a
doctor he has it under control and under
control means that they’re suppressing
blood sugar and in the process this
person can look forward to living ten
years shorter have more complications
and spent two hundred and fifty thousand
dollars in the treatment of their
disease if they get diagnosed by age 50
until the time they die that
unfortunately is what it means to manage
the disease so how can the problem be so
misunderstood and the main reason is
that we think diabetes type 1 and type 2
are the same thing when they are total
opposites and we need to realize that
even though there are 415 million people
and they’re expecting that to double in
a few decades this disease or this
adaptation this condition did not exist
150 200 years ago when they discovered
diabetes when they first started talking
about diabetes they talked about some
mysterious thing where the blood sugar
was incredibly high and all of those
cases were type 1 that was when some
process had destroyed the pancreas and
they had lost the ability to make
insulin and if you don’t have insulin
you can’t get the blood sugar out of the
bloodstream anything you eat gets into
the bloodstream but it can’t get out and
now the blood sugar is go sky-high and
they get really high blood sugar and
they have no insulin so in that case in
type 1 diabetes insulin will save their
life it is absolutely necessary but then
they think that type 2 diabetes is the
same
thing type 1 is kind of a disease if you
want to call it that because something
is broken type 2 is not a disease
nothing’s broken it’s all working we’re
just pushing the system into an
impossible place so type 2 diabetes also
has very high blood sugar
but unlike type 1 type 2s have a lot
of insulin they have too much so when we
treat it with insulin we make the
problem worse
so these are two completely different
things one requires insulin one should
never have any more and here’s the
problem with focusing on the blood sugar
thinking that the blood sugar is the
problem blood glucose blood sugar is
actively controlled your body goes
through an incredible amount of effort
to keep the blood sugar within a certain
range it really really loves to have it
between 80 to 120 anything above that it
will pump out and it will store for
future use when blood sugar goes down we
can retrieve it convert it into blood
sugar and energy so our entire fuel
economy in the body the physiology
around energy is around keeping the
blood sugar within a certain level
storing the excess retrieving it when
it’s too low but keeping it in there
it’s a managed variable so when we
measure it we measure it after it has
been controlled it only tells us if it’s
being controlled or if it has failed it
doesn’t tell us where it’s heading so as
an analogy right now in Georgia it is
very very warm we’re in July and in
the American South it’s been averaging
about 95 degrees Fahrenheit everyday
that’s about 35 degrees Celsius for
those of you or abroad and let’s say
that someone asked us could you do a
little study could you measure your
temperature in Georgia because we want
to figure out how
much air conditioning how much
electricity were going to need to keep
it comfortable inside so okay I’d be I’d
be glad to I’ll measure the temperature
so then I measured the temperature and I
get it back to them and I said well I
measured 72 degrees it was 22 degrees
Celsius 72 degrees Fahrenheit and they
say that’s impossible where did you
measure and I said in my living room
that’s where it’s comfortable that’s
where the the temperature has been
controlled okay do you see how
ridiculous it is to measure a variable
that has already been altered that’s
what we’re doing with glucose when we’re
measuring the glucose we want to measure
the factors that influence the glucose
we want to measure the insulin we want
to measure how hard does the body have
to work at controlling that glucose so
here’s how insulin resistance develops
we talked about the mechanism sugar
insulin the cell starts resisting that’s
insulin resistance but how do we measure
that well let’s say in year one we
measure glucose and we measure insulin
and they’re well balanced we have
balance between where insulin sensitive
then five years later we measure again
and the glucose is the same because it’s
a controlled variable that the body has
suppressed it it’s working to keep it
there
but insulin went up to double so the
cells are becoming resistant because it
takes twice as much insulin to manage
the blood sugar and then five years
later the glucose is still the same but
it takes three times more so if we only
measure glucose we’re not getting any
useful information it’s like measuring
the inside of the living room to figure
out how hot it is outside okay we’re not
getting relevant information you can’t
measure the suppressed
variable you have to change you have to
measure the variable that is change
based on the demand and the effort so
next we want to understand something
very very important that there really
two problems and traditional diabetes
care handles one and creates more of the
other so the two problems are on the one
hand blood glucose elevated blood
glucose and on the other hand elevated
insulin resistance because these have
different effects they cause different
problems so if we let the blood glucose
run rampant then we’re going to have
what’s called micro vascular disease or
micro vessel disease that means the tiny
tiny blood vessels in the body they’re
gonna swell and get inflamed and they’re
gonna have problems which is going to
cause blindness because we have lots of
small blood vessels in the retina in the
eye we’re going to have kidney problems
kidney disease because we have lots and
lots of tiny blood vessels in the
filtering apparatus of the kidney and
we’re gonna have neuropathy because
there’s lots of little blood vessels
around the fine nerve endings in hands
and fingers especially it is super super
important to control the blood sugar
because otherwise we’re gonna get all of
these things but we have to understand
that in controlling the blood sugar if
we control the blood sugar through
medication we are pushing the extra fuel
into the cell who is already overloaded
it doesn’t want it so now we are
increasing the insulin resistance and in
doing that we are creating what’s called
metabolic syndrome and metabolic
syndrome is everything else that people
die from which is increased blood
pressure cholesterol chronic
inflammation cardiovascular disease
stroke and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
disease neurodegenerative diseases
dementia so we have two different
packages of problems and treating one
will create the other so you have a
different choices you can keep eating
like you’re eating and not get the
treatment and now you’re gonna have the
blindness kidney problems and neuropathy
or you can keep eating like you’re doing
and take the treatment suppress control
the blood sugar and get metabolic
syndrome and you keep your fingers and
toes but you get stroke cardiovascular
disease and Alzheimer’s or there is
another option and that is you don’t
keep eating the way you have been you
don’t follow the general guidelines of
eating 300 grams of carbohydrate in
times of food abundance but you change
something in order to prevent this we
have to first understand the mechanism
that it’s about insulin there is there
are factors that increase insulin and
there are factors that allow insulin to
drop down and those factors that
increase our sugar more sugar increases
insulin higher frequency of meals
increases insulin that’s so obvious you
eat something that drives blood sugar
then you’re going to get insulin the
more often you do that the more
frequently you’re gonna put a burst of
insulin into the system the less time
the system is going to have to recover
so the opposite of that the factors that
decrease insulin then is to do the exact
opposite you reduce the sugar you reduce
the carbohydrates that means low carb
high fat diets / keto that means
reducing the frequency of meals
intermittent fasting and then you want
to learn a little bit more about the
factors that are contributing to blood
sugar such as stress that if you’re
stressed all the time you’re going to
make
cortisol cortisol increases blood sugar
which will drive insulin and also drive
insulin resistance and then we have this
last thing and I recently did a video
you’re welcome to check that out about
exercise because exercise can work both
ways that you do want to increase your
exercise it is a good thing but you want
to increase the type of exercise that
does not increase cortisol because if
you exercise a lot that increases
cortisol you’ll actually be driving
insulin resistance while you’re trying
to reverse it so you have to understand
this and then you have to measure the
variable that matters which is insulin
the insulin is going to change
relatively soon compared to the glucose
you could measure insulin and find out
in the very early stages how where you
are on the insulin resistance we’ve got
some videos on that as well on Homa ir
and you could save yourself ten years of
not having to reverse something and
backtrack you can actually prevent it by
measuring it and addressing it early if
you already have diabetes if you’re
already diabetic what do you do you
don’t do anything different you measure
you see where you are you understand the
mechanism and you reverse the adaptation
you reverse that mechanism and you may
have to do more to reverse it you
probably have to do more to reverse it
than you did then someone who just needs
to prevent it because you have more
momentum you have more degeneration it’s
been going on longer you have less
reserves there’s more habit in the body
and so on and so on but it doesn’t
really change anything the principles
hold it’s the same and once you apply
them you can start measuring and see if
it’s working if it is great if it’s not
do more cut the carbs further increase
the time of fasting
and as long as you apply these
principles it will work so unlike the
medical model where they treat one thing
and create the other when you do this
you improve both because you’re
addressing the root cause you’re not
doing a cover-up you’re not trying to
push the body from one place to the
other you’re allowing it to do what it’s
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