The Gutsy Health Podcast

Insulin - The Root Cause of Disease

May 17, 2021

Episode 86: Gutsy Health Podcast 

 

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Show Summary: “When glucose goes up, it can kill you.”

 

Essentially, human metabolism is fueled by two energy sources, those are glucose and fat. But too much intake, especially of glucose, puts your health at risk. That's where insulin comes in, which keeps your blood glucose within the normal range.

 

Every cell responds to insulin differently. So if a person has insulin resistance, it means that some of his cells are resistant (ex. muscle). While, some are sensitive as they were (ex. cells in the ovaries or on the adrenal gland), which sends the wrong signal to the body to produce more hormones and causes a vast dysfunction.

 

In this episode with Dr. Benjamin Bikman, the author of the book Why We Get Sick, they break the misconception about insulin resistance. They also discuss why monitoring your insulin (not just your glucose) can be your lifesaver....

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Sugars' Many Forms and Triggers — The “Perfect” Root Beer Float

Feb 16, 2021

Episode 75: Gutsy Health Podcast 

 

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Show Summary: "We allow people to consume as much sugar as possible without them recognizing it and, it leads to a lifetime of health issues."

Sugary foods are yummy and inviting, but they are also addicting and dangerous. Its availability in the market without any limitations makes it accessible to everyone without recognizing the harm in the long run. Almost all foods contain sugar, but not all are aware of properly looking at the label or nutritional facts.

However, your cells, your body, and your brain use sugar as energy. So the question is, is sugar good or bad?

In this episode, Juanique, shares a story about Tristin's craving for root beer float and how it triggered their Instagram followers' curiosity about its sugar content. Together with Gina Worful,  a registered dietitian and master of human nutrition, they discuss:

  • What the body's threshold for sugar intake is 
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