Let’s talk about insulin and what happens when there’s too much of it in our system 🍩😬...
Insulin is the hormone released from our pancreas when blood glucose levels rise (and also some amino acids), and facilitates the uptake of glucose from the blood and into our cells. When ample glucose is available, there is no need for the body to make ketones, and in fact insulin is the hormone that suppresses ketone production. However, if we reduce insulin levels through carbohydrate restriction, fasting, or calorie restriction, ketone production (ketogenesis) is able to take place. Whether your goal is to enter ketosis or not, chronically over elevated circulating glucose and insulin, otherwise known as hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, respectively, are common underlying links to various metabolic diseases, even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Overexposure to insulin can result in something called insulin resistance, where the body no longer responds to insulin properly and as a consequence releases more creating a vicious cycle, potentially leading to Type-2 Diabetes, along with other metabolic diseases. Some doctors even refer to Alzheimer’s Disease as Type-3 Diabetes, due to its strong link to insulin resistance. The ketogenic diet has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and many of the symptoms associated with insulin resistance, which has a broad spectrum impact on overall health.
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