Obese woman in bikiniIt is easier and simpler to define the true nature of adult-onset (Type II) diabetes by identifying what it is not, instead of what it is. It is NOT a genetically-inherited condition that you have no control over. It is NOT a failure of willpower. You are NOT a glutton or a sloth or a sugar addict. You are simply a human being with a metabolic engine that is in need of repair, due to years of consuming highly processed foods that have become a staple in the American diet since World War II. You are guilty of nothing more than being the victim of nutritional misinformation that has been heavily influenced by decades of economic and political pressures, not cutting-edge hard science.

The scientifically-established role of insulin and leptin as the master hormones of blood sugar regulation and fat metabolism has been obscured by the processed food industry’s campaign to steer Americans away from healthy fats and protein that promote satiety and a lean body, while advocating a low-fat high carbohydrate diet which accomplishes the exact opposite. Even when well-intentioned consumers try to make healthier choices at the supermarket, their good intentions are sabotaged by the clever marketing of highly profitable hyper-palatable unhealthy foods that are advertised as “healthy” by the food giants.

Diabesity = Diabetes + Obesity

Type II Diabetes and Diabesity (short for diabetes and obesity) is a condition precipitated by multiple dietary and lifestyle factors, which then leads to the further perpetuation and exacerbation of an unhealthy diet and lifestyle through the diabetic disregulation of hormones and neurotransmitters. It is truly an example of the proverbial dog chasing its own tail! When you become obese, you become diabetic. And when you become diabetic, you become obese and stay obese because of a phenomenon known as insulin resistance, i.e. your fat cells become “deaf” to the messages sent by your pancreas via insulin to tell your brain that you are full and that you should stop eating. The role of insulin is not to regulate blood sugar, it is to remove toxic amounts of glucose from the bloodstream. Anyone consuming a Standard American Diet (SAD) has a toxic amount of glucose in their blood because the average American consumes at least 23 teaspoons worth of sugar in the form of carbohydrates on a typical day, yet the human body only requires less than 2 teaspoons worth of sugar in the bloodstream at any given time for healthy functioning. Any sugar above this amount is stored as additional body fat in the form of triglycerides and in the arteries as calcified plaque. The trick to reversing Diabesity is to step out of this vicious cycle of insulin resistance and fat accumulation with a legitimate recipe for healthy living, a process that is accomplished at both the front end and back end of the problem.

Can Type II Diabetes be Reversed?

The true cure for Diabesity is to repair the metabolic dysfunction caused by an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, thus healing the hormonal and neurological imbalances that compel the diabetic individual to ramp up the very behaviors that made them obese and diabetic in the first place. This cycle of frustration leads many people who are pre-diabetic and diabetic to throw in the towel and accept what they believe is their “fate”, many of whom go on to become Insulin-Dependent Type II diabetics who must inject themselves before every meal. By this point, most diabetics are also having to deal with the many devastating consequences of diabetes: heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy, a veritable cascade of deteriorating health.

The good news is that all of the above can be reversed through the science of Functional Medicine and Nutrigenomics, a cutting-edge revolution in nutritional therapies for reversing Type II Diabetes without pharmacological interventions. Call us today and get started right away on reclaiming and optimizing your health!