That “spare” tire around your waist that people jokingly talk about is one of the surest signs of declining health through Insulin Resistance which can lead to Diabetes. Called visceral fat, this dangerous thick waist is a sign of impending Type 2 Diabetes and a sign that fat is also building up around your internal organs. This is not news to most people. There is strong evidence today that proteins and hormones released by insulin problems cause inflammation which damages arteries and liver function at the same time it negatively effects the way you break down sugars and fats. What is news to most people is that abnormal insulin and leptin are the twin sisters of Diabetes and Obesity. You see, leptin is a hormone that tells you when to stop eating. If it doesn’t, then you will keep eating without a sense of being full. Some people literally eat themselves to death. Leptin is responsible for signaling insulin to bind with receptor sites and when this goes amiss then you can not only become insulin resistant but obese in the process. The only known ways to stabilize insulin and leptin balance is through diet and exercise. Wow, imagine that. Just take care of yourself by exercising discipline in your life.

ARE YOU AT RISK?

MALES: Waist over 40 inches is considered Obesity. Ideal waist measurement is under 36 inches or under.

FEMALES: Waist over 37 inches is considered Obesity.  Ideal waist measurement is 33 inches or under.

**Keys to the kingdom of healthy blood sugar and body fat  are (1) eliminating grains, starches, and potatoes which all turn into sugar (2) eliminating sugars including and especially the dangerous high fructose corn syrups and so called “diet” foods and drinks which actually make you gain weight by increasing your appetite

JETTISON YOUR INNER FAT:

(1) Get plenty of high quality sleep

(2) Exercise regularly and intensely (but be sure to measure your heart rate and make sure it is within your ability)

(3) Reduce stress

(4) Optimize Vitamin D levels

(5) Eat organic

Kevin Patterson MD, in his article “Diseases of Affluence” states, ” No country in the world has the resources to continue to treat Diabetics the way they are being treated now, if the prevalence rates increase at the rates they are increasing.” The CDC estimates that by 2050 1 in 3 American Adults will be Type 2 Diabetics and presently 1 in 4 is either Diabetic or pre-Diabetic.

If you have wondered if chiropractic can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we are your primary care wellness provider. If you have Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, or Diabetes, we can help. Call us today at (303) 986-7600 and find out how. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Evergreen Colorado.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

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Chicago Tribune February 10, 2011

“cortical control areas, broad swaths of gray matter that surround the hypothalamus – respond quite differently to the infusion of fructose than they did to glucose. Across the limited regions of the brain they scanned, glucose significantly raised the level of neural activity for about 20 minutes following the infusion. Fructose had the opposite effect causing activity in the same areas to drop and stay low for about 20 minutes following the infusion.”

Glucose and fructose are both simple sugars but there is a huge difference in how the body processes them.

The Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics “Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism”, March 2011 also concludes that functional MRI reveals that the effects of fructose are opposite those of glucose. Not to put to fine a point on it, but fructose base soft drinks cause DECREASED brain function.

In New York, they have recently given public service announcements warning about the dangers of excessive soda consumption. Most experts on this subject agree that the rise of Obesity and Diabetes in this country is in large part due to high fructose corn syrup (HIFS) which is not natural fructose . The number 1 source of calories in America is fructose SODA! And not far behind are condiments, baked foods, and packaged foods. Fructose has a detrimental impact on 2 hormones that impact satiety and hunger (leptin and ghrelin). This is why even so called “diet” drinks really yield  the opposite of what people think they are drinking them for – namely, they increase fat storage as well as food intake. Imagine the irony of overweight people reaching for “diet”  sodas 3 or 4 times per day and thinking that they are losing weight when, in fact, they are doing the opposite. Fructose is metabolized to fat faster than any other sugar promoting adipose fat in the abdominal area.

Here are some of the adverse side effects of high fructose corn syrup:

(1) Liver Disease (2) Obesity (3) Diabetes (4) Cardiovascular Disease (5) High Blood Pressure (6) Elevated Trigycerides (7) Elevated LDL (bad cholesterol) (8) Gout (9) Arthritis (10) Cancer

You can stop using HIFS but it’s difficult when the food industry puts it in EVERYTHING because it’s cheap and makes food taste better. At Brown CNC we give you a diet and lifestyle regimen for stabilizing blood sugar to prevent the diseases listed above.  We are your primary care wellness clinic.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor