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October 22, 2020

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 3

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Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 3 Insulin Resistance

Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN

Insulin is a very important hormone in the body. When the cells in your body are ignoring the signal to transport glucose, the body's main source of fuel, from the bloodstream into muscle and other tissues, then you’re experiencing insulin resistance, the driving factor that leads to type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.

The great news is, you can actually reverse the effects of insulin resistance!

Join Dr. Dicken Weatherby and Beth Ellen DiLugio as they explain what insulin resistance is all about and why it is a concern. They’ll also dive deep into the biology and physiology of insulin, the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance, as well as the individual biomarkers. They will also provide the steps you’ll need to reverse its effects!

Diabetes and insulin resistance are completely preventable! Make sure you tune into today’s episode to find out how!

Episode Highlights:

  • The biochemistry and physiology of insulin
  • The causative factors that can get down the road to diabetes and insulin resistance
  • What is insulin resistance? Why is it a concern?
  • What happens when there is too much insulin in your body?
  • The individual biomarkers for assessing insulin resistance
  • The relationship between fasting insulin and insulin resistance
  • What is alpha hydroxybutyrate?
  • HOMA2 and QUICKI
  • What can you do to reverse the effects of insulin resistance

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