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Metabolic Syndrome: Gateway to Diabetes

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: You may be able to decrease your risk of diabetes.
Air Date: 12/30/16
Duration: 26:57
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Dr. Jacob TeitelbaumJacob Teitelbaum, M.D., Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network, is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the world.

He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic!Pain Free, 1,2,3!, Beat Sugar Addiction Now!Real Cause Real CureThe Fatigue and Fibromyalgia SolutionThe Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction, and the popular free smartphone app Cures A-Z. He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET. 

Dr. Teitelbaum appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and FoxNewsHealth. 
Metabolic Syndrome: Gateway to Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, over 29 million Americans have diabetes. An additional 86 million have pre-diabetes. Thirty-five percent of Americans have metabolic syndrome.

The good news is that diabetes risk can be reversed or avoided in some cases.

Metabolic syndrome is the earliest stage. Your body becomes resistant to insulin. Insulin tells your body to use the sugar from your food to go into the cells. When the insulin isn’t working properly, the sugar gets directed to fat cells.

Early Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Spare tire around middle
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Recommendation to start taking statins
All of these signs indicate you’re starting to become insulin resistant. These things happen before your blood sugar rises since your body is trying to adapt. You’ll see a reversal of these symptoms after treatment.

First, reduce sugar and increase fiber. Men need to increase testosterone and women need to reduce testosterone. Then, optimize the thyroid by seeing a holistic doctor. You may be able to take some iodine to aid your thyroid. Next, only eat when you’re hungry. Be sure to get enough sleep. Finally, get exercise in the sunshine. Exercise is important and so is vitamin D.

Herbal supplements may help you. Hintonia latiflora can help balance blood sugar. A multivitamin with 200-300 milligrams of magnesium can help reduce risk of metabolic syndrome. Berberine increases insulin sensitivity. Taking 200-500 milligrams two to three times a day before meals can be beneficial.

If you require a diabetes medication, consider Metformin with vitamin B12. Children with type-1 diabetes should take insulin as prescribed.

Sugar is as addictive as cocaine. Eighteen percent of our calories come from sugar. Cut out sodas and fruit juices. Have dessert here and there, but eliminate sugar from your main dishes. Two bites of dessert is usually enough before the taste buds are saturated. It’s important to beat the sugar addiction.

Four Drives for Sugar Addiction
  1. You reach for sugar when you’re tired. Sugar becomes your energy loan shark.
  2. You get irritable when you’re hungry. Your adrenals are low.
  3. You have nasal congestion, post nasal drip, sinusitis, IBS or constipation. You may have candida sending out a signal for food.
  4. You’re going through menopause or perimenopause. Irritability, anxiety and depression might make you reach for sugar. A bio-identical hormone or herbal anxiety supplement may ease your issues.
Listen in as Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how you can reverse metabolic syndrome.
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