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Sarah Hallberg - low carb, higher fat diet for Type 2 diabetes.
We learn that insulin resistance is carbohydrate toxicity in a TEDx session with Sarah Hallberg, MD, who specializes in diabetes care.
Don’t follow the rules for better health? That is what Sarah Hallberg tells us is what we need to do to resolve insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. The recommendations are a trap keeping people in the insulin resistant state when the solution is not more insulin or diabetes medications, the solution is stop eating carbs.
Dr. Hallberg recommends more fats to make up the calorie difference, similar to my recommendation, rather than going higher in protein. In my opinion high protein diets may eventually be hard on kidney health even if it is okay initially.
Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU (Youtube)
Fiber and fat help slow digestion and give a fuller, more satisfied feeling after eating.
Bitter tasting nutrients also help with satiety and are largely removed from processed foods. Citrus bioflavonoids have been found helpful for improving Metabolic Syndrome and insulin resistance.
Ignoring the current guidelines is good advice - the current recommendations are not working and are often harmful instead.
Since I wouldn’t want to leave Retinoic Acid/retinoid medications out of this post, ;-):
“Conclusion: 13-cis-Retinoic acid likely causes insulin resistance through its role as an agonist of retinoid A and X receptors. Although elevated levels of serum triglycerides are well documented with use of this drug, to the best of our knowledge this is the first report of a patient in whom polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition known to be associated with insulin resistance, manifested during isotretinoin therapy.” (2)
Retinoic acid (9-cis) is the agonist of retinoid X receptors and retinoic acid receptors.
“The retinoid X receptor (RXR) is a vitamin A receptor that often partners with other important receptors inside the cells; including retinoic acid receptors, vitamin D receptors, thyroid hormone receptors, and PPARs. As a result, it has several important roles in energy production, immune responses, development and skin health. Types of Retinoid X Receptors There are three main sub-types of retinoid X receptors: RXR-α, RXR-β, and RXR-γ.” (3)
The Retinoid X receptors are involved in membrane and gut health, and help balance Th1 and Th2 immune cell production. Reducing Th17 immune cells can help reduce autoimmune problems. The receptors are also involved in energy metabolism for better use of energy, and they have a role in the prevention of obesity.
Natural Activators of Retinoid X Receptors
3) Helps Prevent Obesity
“The retinoid X receptors are involved in metabolic transmission pathways that reduce the risk of obesity when properly activated .
Laboratory animals without RXR-α in their livers eat less but weigh more compared to healthy animals .
When the guidance is to take a medication for the rest of your life - seek a second or third opinion.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.
Sarah Hallberg, Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines, TEDxPurdueU, Youtube.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da1vvigy5tQ
Pham T, Scofield RH. 13-cis-Retinoic acid (isotretinoin) unmasking of clinical polycystic ovary syndrome. Endocr Pract. 2007 Nov-Dec;13(7):776-9. doi: 10.4158/EP.13.7.776. PMID: 18194936. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18194936/