6 Best Secrets To Reverse Insulin Resistance Naturally & Change Your Life

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How to reverse insulin resistance. Is
that even something that can be done? A
lot of conditions traditionally are
viewed as irreversible oftentimes when
people get a diagnosis of diabetes then
they hear that oh you’re gonna take this
medication and you’re gonna take it for
the rest of your life and it’s probably
gonna get worse and the same thing with
blood pressure and and many other things
that are considered chronic but I think
the problem is that most doctors don’t
understand the mechanism properly and
they also assume that people are
incapable or unwilling to do the
necessary changes to reverse the
condition what they are forgetting is
that the body is not stupid it is not
random the body is very very intelligent
and if something gets out of balance
it’s because we are pushing the body out
of balance we have introduced something
we have done something to create that
imbalance and the body is just doing
what it’s supposed to so if we change
some things to undo what we did to
create the imbalance the body will
follow suit and the body will establish
balance and the body will heal but that
is almost an unknown concept because
once you go and you get your medication
that you’re often told that you’ll be on
it forever
but by the time you finish watching this
video you will understand enough that
you know more than most doctors about
insulin resistance and you will know
that it can be helped and you know how
to do it coming right up
I’m doctor Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor
and a former Olympic decathlete and if
you want to truly master health by
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miss anything it can be a little
discouraging to try to research how to
get healthy on the internet because 99%
of the information is about disease it’s
about how to treat disease how to treat
symptoms what conditions are called
there’s very little information on how
to actually get healthy to understand
the mechanisms and to understand how to
improve them so when I typed in insulin
resistance the first thing that pops up
is that it says resistance to the
hormone insulin resulting in increasing
blood sugar and on the surface that
statement looks reasonable but it’s
backwards because it’s assuming it says
resistance to the hormone insulin who is
resisting well it’s the cells of the
body and now we’re assuming that those
cells are stupid and they’re just not
doing what they’re supposed to and
because they’re being resistant that’s
why the blood sugar increases that’s
backwards it’s the constant high blood
sugar that results in the cells becoming
resistant but if we don’t realize that
then we’re always going to treat the end
result as the problem next statement is
that treatment can help but insulin
resistance can’t be cured then they say
it’s a chronic condition it’s a lifelong
condition in other words take your pill
and don’t ever stop and finally they
throw in their clever two cents at the
end weight loss and exercise can help
reduce insulin resistance so let’s talk
about this but we’re going to come back
to this but first we’re going to give
you a different picture a different
analogy of how this really were
when we eat something it is absorbed in
the bloodstream that’s the purpose we
eat something it is broken down absorbed
in the blood and then the fat the
protein and the carbohydrates are
absorbed into the bloodstream for fuel
and building blocks carbohydrates create
the strongest insulin response because
they’ve raised blood sugar the most when
blood sugar goes up insulin comes in
insulin is released to assist to guide
the blood sugar in out of the
bloodstream and into the cell that’s the
purpose of insulin when we eat protein
it creates a mild to moderate insulin
response and when we eat fat then it
creates almost zero insulin response in
itself so even though all food creates
an insulin response we’re gonna focus on
carbs because they create a many times
stronger insulin response we eat some
carbohydrates and they create blood
sugar so we’re gonna represent the whole
vascular system the whole volume of
blood with this container think of it as
a jug and it can only hold so much and
in the case of blood sugar even though
the blood volume is relatively high it
can only hold about one teaspoon at a
time the excess needs to get into the
cells as quickly as possible and that’s
where insulin comes in then the cells
receive the blood sugar and if the cell
uses what it needs to out of that
glucose out of that sugar it converts
the rest into glycogen and then fat so
again think of these as containers and
the cells can hold a whole lot more than
the blood the blood can only hold like I
said a teaspoon which is 20 calories the
cells can hold about 1,500 calories of
glycogen and they can hold hundreds of
thousands of calories of
but that’s the sequence of things
if we eat a lot of carbs and we fill up
the blood sugar and then the blood sugar
spills over and think of these as hoses
so here’s a little pipeline coming from
the blood sugar and it’s dumping the
sugar into the cell by the time this
container is full then it has to start
converting the sugar to glycogen and the
sugar into fat and then the fat
eventually starts spilling over and gets
stored so this starts often in the liver
and then by the time those cells are
full and it’s called fatty liver then
they start spilling out words and that’s
where they spill into the surrounding
tissue and you get this belly fat you
get a large belly you get most of your
weight on the midsection that’s a result
of this process now yeah not everyone
who has insulin resistance gains weight
but for the most part people do so when
they say that the cell is resistant to
the hormone insulin that’s like blaming
the container for being full we we have
this mountain of carbs and we’re
creating these pipelines and we’re
filling up the cells and the the jug can
only hold a gallon but we’re trying to
get two gallons in there and we’re
blaming the container because it becomes
resistant it starts saying hey I’m full
I don’t want anymore I can’t hold
anymore and that’s why the blood sugar
increase is because it has no place to
go but when we look at this it sounds
like the problem is the cell resisting
insulin and that results in the
increasing blood sugar when it’s the
other way around
it’s the excess of carbs that were
dumping into the blood sugar that is
filling up the container the container
can only do so much when it’s full its
full
all right so let’s look at the next
statement treatment can help what does
that mean
what is treatment so first of all they
got the picture backwards they think the
blood sugar is the problem rather than
the cells or the carbs so treatment
consists only exclusively of trying to
lower the blood sugar so now they can do
that with metformin they can do it with
different drugs to make the cell more
insulin sensitive to tell the cell hey
stop resisting
so we’re tricking the cell into
accepting more but it doesn’t solve the
problem because the cell is still full
so all we’re doing is with treatment
that’s like adding more hoses adding
more pipelines adding some some
pressurized hoses so we can force more
stuff into that cell it’s already
bloating it’s already bursting at the
seams but we got if we think the blood
sugar is the problem then we’re just
going to keep trying to empty the blood
sugar container into the cells whatever
it takes just force it more and more and
more and eventually when we’ve asked the
body to make so much insulin that we
reach a point where the pancreas can’t
keep up now we start injecting insulin
which again is just making adding more
hoses more pipeline pushing more and
more stuff into that poor cell that’s
already full the jug is full it’s been
overflowing for years and all we can
think to do is to push more stuff into
that cell and that’s what treatment
consists of so treatment when they say
treatment can help what they mean is
that we can do things to lower the blood
sugar we can pump enough insulin or
enough medication to lower that blood
sugar paying no attention to what’s
going on over here paying no attention
to the fact that now as a result we
raise the blood
we increase the abdominal obesity we
create cardiovascular disease we raise
triglycerides we create metabolic
syndrome as a result of forcing the
blood sugar into the cell never for once
thinking that maybe we shouldn’t put so
many carbs into the blood sugar and if
we understand them what the treatment is
and what they consider help is then of
course insulin resistance can’t be cured
because we’re ignoring the source of the
problem and the end result of the
problem we’re just looking at the
intermediary and defining that as the
problem and of course if we ignore the
cause then it’s going to be a chronic
and lifelong condition and I don’t know
if I’m gonna laugh or cry
every time I see this last statement
weight loss and exercise can help reduce
insulin resistance that yes exercise is
a good thing do it do it a lot the
exercising muscle is less insulin
resistant so it is one small component
but exercise in itself has virtually no
effect unless you start reversing the
abuse of the system the chronic loading
overloading of the system but when they
say things like weight loss can help
reduce insulin resistance they’re
falling into the trap of thinking that
weight causes the problems weight is the
result of the problem so it’s like it’s
not very helpful it’s like telling
someone if you want a long life then
don’t die if you want to live a really
really long time
you should consider avoiding death if
you avoid dying then you live longer see
it’s it’s a circular reasoning that’s so
obvious it’s ridiculous
but so often we hear that oh if you just
lose some weight what they’re telling
you there is that if you would only have
some character if you would only eat
less calories you would lose weight and
they’re forgetting the bigger picture
they don’t understand that there’s a
reason the body is holding on to the
weight called insulin resistance there
is a reason that you get hungry called
insulin resistance there’s a reason that
your body prefers to store away the fat
in the cells rather than using them for
fuel called insulin resistance so again
they get it totally totally backwards
and we need to start understanding that
this is an overloading problem it is not
a blood sugar problem and what are we
overloading we’re overloading the things
that stimulate insulin so if you
understand this model then you can see
how every one of these statements is
backwards and ignorant and ignorant not
meaning stupid just uninformed they’ve
got the wrong paradigm they’ve got the
wrong picture and I never really
understood how horrendous the official
guidelines are I’ve always quoted these
numbers I’ve read through a glance that
the USDA the recommended guidelines for
food and I’ve quoted these numbers that
all on a 2,000 calorie diet you should
eat they claim that you should eat 300
grams of carbs which is 60 percent of
your caloric intake from carbs and if
you look at any food label if you look
at the very bottom when they recommend
this much fat and this much carbs etc it
says 300 grams of carbs on a 2,000
calorie diet and that’s an unbelievably
high number but it doesn’t even tell the
truth about how bad that is so number
one they recommend 60% carbs but then
I studied the official guidelines a
little closer and in there it also
speaks about two cups of fruit per day
because everyone knows how good have to
eat fruits and vegetables fruits and
vegetables fruits and vegetables yes
plant food is good to a point but they
say two cups of fruit and it should be
fresh frozen canned or juiced or dried
so if you take a combination of all
those and you have two cups of fruit
that’s about 75 grams of sugar per day
just from the fruit and yes it’s a
little more natural than the table sugar
but it’s still sugar and half of that is
still fructose and half of that is still
going to Jam those cells in the liver
and create a fatty liver if you’re not
insulin resistant if you never had
processed foods then yes you could
probably eat some fruit I think you
should eat fresh fruit I don’t think you
should eat 2 cups every day but you
could definitely have some fruit but by
the time you have insulin resistance and
you eat fruit with a total of 75 grams
of sugar per day that’s the death
sentence to that liver it is not going
to recover on that load then they tell
you to eat 3 cups of dairy per day and
of course nonfat dairy and not the fat
is the only thing that would slow down
the insulin response a little bit but
now that we have nonfat fat-free dairy
now there’s only protein and sugar which
stimulate insulin if we had the whole
fat dairy or if we had cream or
half-and-half or sour cream then the fat
would slow down the sugar absorption a
bit and it would actually be a better
food so 3 cups of dairy it’s about 40
grams of milk sugar so we don’t get the
fructose in there but it’s still gonna
have sugar to spike the blood sugar and
then they say that old table sugar
sugar that’s not a good thing so you
want to eat less than 10% of your total
caloric intake from sugar added sugar so
10% is 200 calories or 50 grams of sugar
so if you add that up that’s a hundred
and sixty-five grams of sugar per day
and you have not eaten any candy bars or
any ice cream or any soda astonishing
numbers it completely blew my mind when
I looked closer at those numbers and no
wonder we’re in the shape that we’re in
so if you understand this model that
it’s not a blood sugar problem
it’s an overloading problem it’s
pressurizing it’s just pushing more and
more stuff into the cells and that when
we push with primarily carbs then we
trigger insulin and insulin is the
storage it’s the pushing hormone then it
becomes pretty obvious that all we have
to do is do the opposite of this those
cells would start burning off all that
stored fuel if they got a chance if we
stopped doing the things that trigger
insulin we would give that cell a chance
to stop overflowing so the first thing
you want to do is to cut out sugar and
why because sugar is 50% glucose 50%
fructose the glucose increases blood
sugar stimulates insulin the fructose
jams up the liver and remember this
represents all the body cells but
primarily the liver because it’s the
metabolic factory and it’s the first
place that gets all the food and it’s
the only place that can process the
fructose which is 50% of all that sugar
so cut sugar then you want to reduce
your carbs and so often we hear oh
donate sugar but eat complex carbs eat
bread and pasta and rice
well they don’t under
and when they say that that there is no
difference in the blood sugar response
there’s like that much difference
because the complex carbs the starches
they’re just like long strings of sugar
molecules and it takes the body minutes
not hours it takes minutes for the body
to start breaking up those chains and
turning that complex carb turning that
complex chain into individual sugars so
complex carbs are an average about 10 15
minutes away from becoming sugar and
that’s why the rice and the bread and
the potatoes have about the same impact
on blood sugar as pure table sugar so
complex carbs they’re a fallacy if you
think that they’re gonna help reduce
this this problem
the next thing you want to do is to eat
fewer meals so if you do this six times
a day if you’re eating food a trigger
insulin you raise your blood sugar
you’re filling up the pipeline you’re
pushing stuff into the cell if you do
that six times a day every couple of
hours while you’re awake you’re not
giving that cell a chance to undo the
overloading insulin is pushing it in and
it needs time to start burning through
some of those reserves some of those
stores they’re there the fuel is packed
everywhere but they never get a chance
to burn anything off because there’s
always more coming in and that’s what
happens when you eat three meals a day
with snacks and and you have little
bites of things along your day so you
want to eat fewer meals and another word
for that is intermittent fasting so it
suggests if you eat three meals with
snacks then start cutting the sugar
start cutting the carbs and then as you
ink
your protein in fat you won’t be so
hungry and you can eliminate those
snacks then as you go this take this a
little bit further you’ll find that you
probably won’t be so hungry even for
three meals three meals will seem like a
lot and whichever meal you don’t feel
like eating just skip it for most people
that is breakfast and but whatever works
for you just give it a try and then you
eat probably twice a day and then you
start putting those two meals closer
together so first you might eat at noon
and at 8:00 in the evening so then you
have eight hours between the meals and
that means you’re fasting for sixteen
hours between dinner and lunch then you
because you can push that a few hours
and if you now have the dinner you push
it back to six o’clock you have a six
hour feeding window and an 18 hour
fasting window so the longer you go
between meals the more you give those
cells a chance to start using up some of
that stored fuel number four exercise
exercise is a good thing it increases
the cell’s opportunity to burn through
some of the fuel but it also increases
the insulin sensitivity of the muscles
the working muscle does not require any
or nearly as much insulin to get the
glucose into the cell because the
working muscle is kind of sucking the
glucose out of the bloodstream so
exercise is a good thing I’ve done some
videos on that so you can look into more
detail number five you want to de-stress
so many people today are stressed and
what happens with stress is you’re in a
fight flight situation and the body is
going to do everything it can to raise
blood sugar to give you enough fuel to
handle the fight and when blood sugar
goes up so does insulin so stress and
cortisol actually increases insulin
resistance directly
do some meditation do some breathing
exercises whatever it takes get some
exercise chill out whatever it takes
this might seem a bit harsh but do the
opposite of the recommended guidelines
whatever the USDA and the Mayo Clinic
and all those people say pretty much do
the opposite because in their guidelines
they tell you to eat 165 grams of sugar
every day and that is not gonna get you
healthy that is not going to reduce your
insulin resistance there is no amount of
exercise that is going to create a
permanent solution this is kind of what
they tried with The Biggest Loser and
the vast majority of those people any
any one of those people who can’t keep
working out six seven hours a day gained
all the weight back because they crash
their metabolism they didn’t reduce
their insulin resistance they lowered
their basal metabolic rate and they lost
the weight as long as they could put the
system put their body into an emergency
of just exercising all day long and
starving it everything works for a while
but if you can’t maintain it and if you
can’t help that cell become less insulin
resistant then the intervention is
temporary so insulin resistance is
reversible once you’ve been severely
insulin resistant you’ll probably have a
tendency to go in that direction for the
rest of your life but it doesn’t mean
that you have to be insulin resistant
it just means you can probably never pig
out completely like some people can but
then that doesn’t mean those people are
healthy either because thin people get
lupus and arthritis and diabetes and
heart disease too so we have to not look
at the weight or any of the symptoms we
have to look at what is health what does
the body require to be healthy if you’re
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they think they still the solution is to
jam more stuff into the cells instead of
less and helping the body burn through
some of that thanks for watching

100 comments

  1. Learn more about Blood Sugar and ways to help lower your blood sugars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea4du9Cuwq0&list=PLpTTF6wMDLR6CaYJ5dM3AhXbIynbNvTli

  2. The weight and the high blood pressure taking metformin is what is stressing me out. Fasting is easy, no counting, nothing to buy.

  3. WELL WHAT DOES THE BODY REQUIRE TO EAT TO LIVE. I DONT EAT MEAT AND I LAUGH THROUGH THE VIDEOS WHERE KETO BROS ARE MEASURING THEIR FAT AND CUTS OF MEAT AND WRAPPING BACON AROUND EVERYTHING. AND IM COOKING SPINACH AND ONION AND ZUCHINI. DO YOU HAVE A VIDEO ON PAIRING AMINO ACIDS, I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THAT. YOU KNOW FASTING TEACHES U THAT WE EAT TOO MUCH. HOW MANY CALORIES OF EACH? WHAT ABOUT RESTING BMI?

  4. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Omggggg I have been dealing with this thorn in my side for 30 yrs and this is the best breakdown and wisdom to finally getting rid of this thorn Omggggg. I lost my dad, my fiancé, a cousin and an ex within this past year. I must admit there demise has saved me from mine.
    Even as a life and health coach I have coached several how to reverse and lose weight. If they can’t accept this must be a lifestyle change and not a diet then I’m not their coach. Thank you thank you thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. I discovered i was producing too much Insulin and now understand why the weight goes on and is stored. .I am lowering my sugar intake to 0 and carbs are limited. I have never felt so good.

  6. There is no other words to say than to thank you so much. May our good God bless you with good health long life and good things in this world. Thank you again

  7. My doctor told me exactly what you said you will be on metformen for the rest of your life and it will in time get worse well he nearly killed me no l said no way his idea sounded wrong to me, l started healthy eating intermittent fasting no more sugar junk food carbs, a miracle happened no more diabetes no more high blood pressure. Why didn’t he tell me to get of sugar eat healthy he never even mentioned it he actually told me to eat large amounts of fruit breads grain pasta yes he nearly killed me l call him and others like him pill doctors they seem to think there is a pill for everything wrong

  8. All this information is a life saver for me. I been a carb addict all my life. Finally at age 52 the carbs have taken a toll on my liver,pancreas,gallbladder and stomach. I have gone 10 days with no breads,potatoes and pasta or sugar. I am eating mostly salads and juicing kale,spinach and broccoli. Thanks Dr ekberg for your wisdom.

  9. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I finally got over the confusion about the meaning of "Insulin Resistance"…!!!.. Now, I know why the term "Insulin Resistance" sounded stupid. There is no such thing. It is "Sugar Resistance" by the cells that already have too much Sugar. The "Insulin" is only the Delivery Agent. So, when describing diabetes as a problem of insufficient "Insulin" is like blaming the UPS for not having enough Delivery Trucks..!!! ..Now, if you order less product "Sugar", there is no need for additional Delivery Trucks "Insulin"…..And when the Doctors and the pharmaceuticals keep giving you meds is like providing additional Delivery Trucks for your body to collect more Trash….!!!

  10. My husband is 74 years old and has been a diabetic since he was 45 The treatment he received only made him worse so he has been trying to go off all his medication. He was quite successful but then his sugar started to go high again . So he is at a loss to know what to do next.If you had some advice it would be appreciated.

  11. Dr. sten Ekberg if someone a diabetic person age 29(male)height:5.10
    weight 67kg already living with underweight should he follow this guideline?cause cutting of carb leading to excessive weight loss for me

  12. Several years ago they came out with natural carb blockers. Would that make a difference in blood sugar problems? Thanks.

  13. This is a wonderful breakdown of insulin resistance and the blood sugar. Thank you so much and I am already not eating carbs but now I will take a closer look at the fruit that I eat due to the fructose. Thank you so much.

  14. Im going to cure my type 2 diabetes. You're right on the money..i posted this video on my FB page. Maybe it will sink into someone else's brain…

  15. You are amazing. Appreciate your forthright delivery of critical information. Thank you.

  16. May the Almighty God who created heaven and earth bless you and your entire household for giving some us the very important information for free. I could see u have a pure heart to assist some of the doctors have been taken advantage.

  17. Excellent presentation, easy to understand. First time I've seen any of your videos. I shared this video and will be watching the rest of them. Thank you.

  18. I am really lucky to come across your channel..I finally found answers to my questions : many people unfortunately are misinformed about how our metabolism work and respond to our dietary habits …But not anymore with your explanations Dr.Sten . THANKS

  19. Thank you for this wonderful information. You re a fantastic speaker, you made me understand very clearly. God bless you Doctor

  20. I'd like to take a moment to thank you for the informative, educational videos in particular this video. I enjoy watching all of your videos, but this one really set forth my ability to digest (:-) the true reasoning behind obesity and its relationships to diseases/weight gain. Thanks again for your fabulous presentations! Respectfully, Lina

  21. Hi dr ekberg, if i'll cut the amount carbs and sugers as you suggested, which feul my body gets? is cutting the fuel won't cause me hunger -> stress -> gluconeogenesis -> muscle mass breakdown which might cause lower BMR? -> burning less calories & gaining more fat? during that cutting process, which feul my body has and which one it will prefer to use? wait for your answer, and thank's for your time

  22. Dr. Ekberg I ( was ) consider my self have good eating habits. When I was in my 20,s till 60,s I,ve been eating lots of carbs, not knowing it,s to much sugar for me. A few yrs, back the ( nurspractitioner whom,s I,ve been seeing as my healthcare provider ) told me I,m at the borderline for diabetic. I was stunned big time..! I an Asian and eating lots of rice..! And I need to have my blood test again soon. I,ve founded this new type of rice called berry rice, I believe it a bit better than brown rice. Honestly I don’t know how much it,s better than the brown rice. I do eat less rice now..! It,s still the carb..! Pl. if you can tell us ( me ) more about brown rice vs. berry rice..! Most of Asian mkt have these rice..! And thank you for making us ( me ) understand your educating easier..! I,m learning and there is so much to learn..!

  23. So what do I do when my blood sugar goes down and then goes too low? I am trying to do (at least) intermittent fasting. My sugar went down to 65 but I did not catch it till 5AM. I had half to cup of 1% milk and it went above 70 but it is now 71 and I do not want to eat…but will probably need to…. this happens more than I would like it to admit. I have been diabetic #2 4 over 30 years. Was up to 282 (only 5'0ft) in 2010 and now at 175….

  24. In 2004 I was diagnose with type 2 diabetes, 6 months later I was introduced to Metformin 3 months later I was also introduced to ActRapid Insulin. As time went by they've increase my Metformin dose to 2000mg per day and ended up taking 3 shots of insulin per day. In 2016 I was so fed up with my health as is declined. Limb soreness, numbness and joint aches and pains. The light finally came on and I took it upon myself to do it myself and so I completely took sugar out of my diet and no junk food. no fast foods, I ate a very minimal amount of fruit because it has sugar. I then did a liver cleanse using herbal alternatives. I also slowly transitioned from Metformin to a natural substance and ended up not having anymore insulin injections. I have astonished my diabetic educator and my GP and now I am sugar free and while I gave up sugar, the body took away the body fat. I was 115Kg and now 87Kg and my body stabled itself at 87Kg.
    It's the sugar that's the main poison in the body. I now have only 1 meal per day but it's all nutritious meals. My diet since 2016 and lifestyle has changed for the better. I am now 60 and feel better than when I was in my 30's. I exercise weight training 3 times a week and I walk each night. I sleep well and I found that sleep is also important for Human Growth Hormones and not eating in the morning helps to keep HGH up and insulin down. Eating eggs help to fuel Testosterone as cholesterol helps Testosterone levels rise and at my age this is very important especially when I want to build muscle and get fit.

  25. Astonishing presentation.
    Thank you very much Dr.
    I think I will never miss carbs again after hearing these informations.
    Thanks again

  26. Thank you sooo so much for the very detailed information that you have given on this subject it is this kind of information that people need to get.thank you

  27. I am underweight and badly wanting to gain weight but I am getting sick of eating more carb. Intermittent fasting is just amazing, it gives me energy. A lot!
    But it drains my weight very fast.
    I have tried adding more fat and protein, cutting sugar totally and doing at most 90-100gr of carb daily. These just made me extremely full and get no appetite for the next meal. And I keep losing weight. Getting worse if I workout. May end up with low blood sugar and low blood pressure the next day.
    Following a healthy diet, I have no clue of between being an energetic corps-alike guy or a dragging not-very-corps-alike one. Doing USDA, definitely ends me up at medicines. Severely clueless now

  28. Dr Sten Ekberg …thank you very much for your very simple explaination yet very informative. I have seen hundreds of videos about this subject but honestly speaking to me your is the BEST!! I am a type 2 diabetic patient and I have been reducing my carb and sugar intake for the past 6 months. In doing so I have lost 12 kg and my blood sugar reduced to 6.5 at the moment (formerly 7 – 8). Besides that I also doing regular exercises (walking around 10 K steps daily , resistant exercise and sometime rope skippings). I thought of temporarily stop taking my medication for 1 month to see the outcome of my diet & exercise programme..Dr Sten, Can I try this? Please advise. TQ

  29. I totally get the point about Insulin , I’ve been fasting since 2016 , sometimes on Keto, OMAD, low carb , gaining weight lately despite fasting at least 18 hrs … I get full and I’m not eating enough , I think I’m eating around 800-1000 cals a day … so my metabolism despite de fasting and low carb is slowed down. How can I fix it … help please !

  30. Excellent and succinct video on insulin resistance! I want every single one of my DM II and pre-diabetic patients to see this!

  31. Thanks dr, very clear explanation and calm but bold (and of course correct statements against usda). I took a nutrition class at university and the prof was saying that if you pay enough, fda can say cow urine is good for something. Five years later, fox news appeared saying that there is some proof that cow urine reduces blood sugar. Go figure how corrupt fda is. As a side note, have to tell also how I’m amazed by ramadan for 30 days of fasting and how it helps to renew the body if done correctly…

  32. Your long lecture, not too many people understand
    try to do less talk and tell patient what they can eat and can't eat

  33. Great explanation. 55 years ago my very good Dr said if you want to control weight you limit to 60g of carb a day. He put me on a strict diet and i lost the weight. Weight loss is much harder as you age and I believe the reason is that the foods you ate as a teen or child no longer apply as you age. Nobody is making videos about diets based on stages of life and thats whats badly needed. Even in that teen diet of 60g a day, maybe as you age it drops to 50g, then 30g, and maybe other foods are supposed to be dumped entirely like proteins which are needed for growth when young but not so much later. Im looking at myself at 65 and wondering why people my age are bigger and bigger and my idea is that they are sticking to the same diet as they always ate. Im not a Dr, just observing. Would it be horribly sad to permanently give up rice, pasta, potatoes and bread by 50 years old? Yes sure, but what if that made all the difference to weight and overall health and increased your life 10 years?

  34. If you have IR, and you need to manage with low carbs/sugar, can you never go back to eating more or you will become IR again? Honestly, just curious if you have to be low carb forever?

  35. So, taking a medication to force our cells to take in more, to the point of stuffing it full…..doesn’t that damage the cell ? If I filled a balloon enough, it would burst. Can our cells burst like that ?

  36. Thank you, for this great information. I am type 2 (on insulin) diabetic, which had been way out of control. Started Keto 6 months ago my blood sugar is pretty much perfect, my goal is to be free of insulin for good. Just wanted to say even though I was diagnosed 10 years ago, I never really fully understood how it all happens, now I know and understand 😄

  37. In cold weather, after eating a sausage and cheese pizza, my body seems to generate plenty of body heat so I don't feel chilly in cold weather. Does anyone know if that is carbs generating body heat? Am trying cauliflaur crust pizza instead to reduce weight gain. Conventional pizza is not on my diet due to weight gain

  38. I suspect Flow and perfusion of the blood may be hindered by carbohydrate toxicity. The liver and kidneys being the highest flow in the body. Which comes first insulin resistance or flow and perfusion resistance?

  39. Thank you, Dr. Ekberg. I've been diagnosed with diabetes 2 since 2002. Over a couple of years, I noticed that the information my doctor's were giving me didn't add up. It makes me so angry that I was given the wrong information for so many years. My doctor's just kept pushing prescriptions at me and I was getting worse. At one point with these meds., my heart was racing, I couldn't breath and was shaking and vomiting every night. My doctors said "oh, you'll get use to it." I just walked out of his office and never saw him again. Carbs are killing us and no one is telling us the truth. We need to get this crucial information out to everyone. Pharmaceutical companies are becoming fat rats at the cost of our wellbeing and our lives.

  40. Thank you so much..I have tried all sorts of diets and lost weight too..but never felt this good being on keto n intermittent fasting..I do get a carb attack ever 10 days lol but I am working on it,and thats why this video was so helpful, in alerting my brain cells on how insulin works. This was so easy to understand.

  41. So grateful. I'm skinny, healthy 'basically' but have the drooping fat hanging around the waist and under the arms. Now I know where to start. The video from Dr Berg took me to your site the first time. Today is a good day. Just to know where to start makes me feel that I'm already half way for my cure. I've been butchered by ignorance but with luck by going opposite from doctors recommendation like lipitor, hormone replacement ….I have maintained pretty good health with acupressure, qi gong and Tai chi but the diet is a bit messed up. Thank you for the valuable heap of information.

  42. Thank you, I am pre- Diabetic, Fatty Liver, Hypothyroidism , Alopecia with a myriad other problems. Your video is very detailed and helps us that have insulin resistant to better comprehend our problem.

  43. Is it not also down to eating too much fat which is transported into the cells also? I understood that insulin also opens the cells to allow fat to enter too so if you eat a lot of fat then there is little room left for the carbs.

  44. I started watching your channel about 2 weeks ago. I have watched this video several times within these 2 weeks and it has helped me to finally get results.At first I didn’t realize the importance of counting the carbs. I think I have had a breakthrough in such a short time. My bp has regulated itself in just 2 days of watching my carbs intake and drinking the magnesium Calm drink. I am very grateful. Thank you. I plan to continue this fight against insulin resistance. I also do Keto and IF.

  45. Thank you so much for the very informative and scientific explanation for insulin resistance. Much better than the other YouTube videos that explain the symptoms but not explaining the causes thoroughly like you did!

  46. When a label says net carbs does that mean anything? Is that the actul amount of carbs that is going to affect the glucose in our blood?

  47. If I follow this way of eating / living, for a prolonged period of time, will I ever be able to eat something like a Snickers bar, ( does have fat) and be able to see that it processes normally, by spiking my blood sugar and then lowering bg to normal levels?

  48. Dr. Ekberg just discovered yiur channel. I'm not new to Keto/LC but I really enjoy all that you cover in your videos. I'd like to know your thoughts on sleeve gastrictomy and absorption When only the stomach and no part of the intestines were reduced

  49. genius explanation – thank you so much – it saves the world
    i would very like to meet you in person

  50. I would love to hear from the people that gave your video a “Thumbs Down” because it must be money related or just brainwashed!!!

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