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

October 12, 2019

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
understanding how the body really works make sure that you subscribe and hit
that notification bell so that you don’t 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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because so many people out there need this the vast majority of the Western
world is insulin resistant and they still think it’s a blood sugar problem
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

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  • Reply Dr. Sten Ekberg May 31, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Learn more about Blood Sugar and ways to help lower your blood sugars.

  • Reply Gaby Finnell July 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    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 !

  • Reply MDIblueray M. July 27, 2019 at 2:03 am

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

  • Reply Lez Mckay July 27, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Loved your explanation

  • Reply Hasan Mehmud July 27, 2019 at 6:57 pm

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

  • Reply Ultimate Health Way July 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    thank you

  • Reply Trumpet Dinopup July 28, 2019 at 1:11 am

    How do Japanese do so well on lean fish & rice & noodles?

  • Reply Marciano July 28, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Best video ever,thanx Dr Sten.

  • Reply Mahmoud July 28, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Very informative ..thx

  • Reply cvcoco July 28, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    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?

  • Reply GreenDrink Guy July 28, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Your clarity +common sense are much appreciated +so rare in the world of Western medicine.

  • Reply Julia Cantley July 28, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    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?

  • Reply Pattie McDonough July 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    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 ?

  • Reply ken donlan July 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    right on

  • Reply Kay Marl July 29, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    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 😄

  • Reply Ricky Pyle July 30, 2019 at 1:54 am

    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

  • Reply TheGameHead360 July 30, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Thank you for this informative video, it's very helpful, and you made it very easy to understand 🙂

  • Reply Great News July 30, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I just fixed my insulin resistance by following the method in this video, it works!

  • Reply Hank Nelson July 30, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    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?

  • Reply K C July 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Before they say, eat 6 times a daynow they say have less. This is getting confusing. 2 different messages

  • Reply William Garcia July 30, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Great video! Thank you!

  • Reply samuel adel July 30, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you Doctor , wanna know if oats is good , and helpful in this system?

  • Reply Sharon Girl July 31, 2019 at 3:09 am

    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.

  • Reply shilpa chadha July 31, 2019 at 8:39 am

    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.

  • Reply Ha Phan July 31, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    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.

  • Reply victor Batista August 1, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Thank you so much for this awesome information.

  • Reply Geo Guitar August 1, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Makes perfect sense now. Thank you.

  • Reply Mwadi ya Kin-Malebo August 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jill B August 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    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.

  • Reply magocybernetico August 2, 2019 at 3:20 am

    so what are the best fruits?

  • Reply CSI August 3, 2019 at 9:20 am

    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.

  • Reply Mona Kealah August 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    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!

  • Reply Junaid Ali August 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    165 Grams of Sugar =
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  • Reply Sol Raat KaBa August 7, 2019 at 3:04 am

    What about supplements?

  • Reply Janet Carter August 9, 2019 at 2:16 am

    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?

  • Reply Janet Carter August 9, 2019 at 2:21 am

    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?

  • Reply Maria Morris August 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    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

  • Reply Giannelli Giuseppina August 10, 2019 at 6:14 pm

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

  • Reply Tammy Harper August 10, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I would love to see you and Dr. Ken Berry do a video together.

  • Reply Alma Dunn August 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm

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

  • Reply Susan Green August 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I 💙 your videos and the logic explanations how the body works.

  • Reply Joe EOS Rx August 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Very powerful!

  • Reply fbifido fbifido August 12, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Like your diagram, but would have loved to see the liver & kidney part as well.

  • Reply Micaela Kaibni Raen August 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Good information

  • Reply Leonie Taylor August 13, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Doc I thank you I truly truly thank you, knowledge is power.

  • Reply Joe EOS Rx August 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Excellent, excellent! One thing I would like to have seen you address in this video is that carbs cause hunger. The brain responds to the narcotic-like sugar in the “addiction lobe” and rewards us. As soon as the fast burning sugar levels drop the brain tells us we are hungry. Yes, I hyperbolically made up the the addition lobe, but I know you can make sense of my meaning. Please explain these brain effects correctly so that we have yet an even better understanding of what is going on. Only those of us whom have successfully reduced carbs understand that hunger disappears once excess carbs are out of the system. Thank you so much for what you are doing!

  • Reply D. A. Rhine August 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I've been on keto for over 4weeks now and have previously done low carb and also keto at one time. My joint pain and heartburn etc has vanished. However, being over 50 my weight loss feels slow. 13lbs thus far. My issue is this seems so very complicated. I might get my carbs right but eat too much fat or protein. I may get fat right but then not enough protein. It is becoming very frustrating. Add to that, IMF and worrying about exercise and I'm about to throw in the towel! If it weren't for how good my body feels, I'd have stopped out of frustration. How do we make this simpler? How can we make it so the diet itself doesn't discourage people, me, from living this way?

  • Reply Carlos Camacho August 15, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you very much. This is the best way to explain what IR is I ever heard in life. Congratulation Dr. Ekberg for the simplicity and your sistematic way you approuch the problem. I love it.

  • Reply sabin cioflec August 16, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Simply not true. If this was the case how come potato based diets, rice based diets, okinawa diet can reverse insulin resistance and diabetes? How do you explain the blue zones? How come canada just updated their guidelines for a plant based diet that has the most epidemiological evidence? Glucose is the preferred fuel, just because the mitochondria isn't working properly that doesn't mean the fuel is broken, but the "engine" . And for that u need autophagy, fasting is one way but u need to lower protein intake too to not activate mtor.

  • Reply risky725 August 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Great video…I'm a 57 male, always have been athletic…but in many recent years, a couch potato. I went to doc end of February, with TC at 240, HDL at 35, TG at 220, LDL150 and fasting BG at 110. I was 40-45 lbs overweight. He wanted to put me on a statin and metformin immediately. I refused and told him to give me a chance to correct myself. I followed Dr Ekberg among others and started a low carb (<50g/day), med fat and med protein way of eating, cut out sugar, wheat, and most grains, and started eating in only an 8 hour window on March 1. Also started exercising 3 x week with weights, along with hiking on the weekends. How did I start the exercise change? By walking 30 mins a day. Yes, I have cheated plenty with vodka and ice cream on certain weekends. Here I am today, lost the 45 lbs, brought my fasting BG to between 71 and 79 consistently, lost my pot belly, lost my man boobs, and toned up everywhere. Feeling better than I ever have, and I am not starving, and my bloodwork is now: TC 190, HDL at 74, TG at 80, LDL 105. No matter what I eat, my BG won't crack the high 80's. I have since fired my doctor and found one who actually knows the body, not just a script pad! PLEASE, if you are struggling with weight and/or IR, you MUST cut out the crap carbs and sugar! You can do it! LISTEN TO DR. EKBERG'S ADVICE!

  • Reply Alex mojtaba August 19, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I watched a lot of videos about dieting etc.. your videos are simply the best,easiest to understand and more educational than all the others I recommend you to many of my friends and all think the same
    Thank you so much can’t wait to see more videos 😊

  • Reply eddie brune August 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    The very last part made me worry……. is there a chance that i will never be thin, whatever i will do?

  • Reply Julia Figueroa August 22, 2019 at 12:03 am

    My husband is diabetic and I am doing almost everything you recommend. I need advise on how to help him gain weight, he is a super skinny diabetic. Thanking you in advance

  • Reply kaylee vazquez August 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Wow so incredibly thorough in these videos. Excellent videos

  • Reply Obe Slasher August 22, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Why do Doctors, want unwell people? I thought people became Doctors to help and to cure. I have seen much of this in my short 50 years of living. However, I don't understand it. Is it that they don't know any better? Or do they truly not care? Or do they just want ill people for job security? What do you think?

  • Reply Gheorghe Falcaru August 25, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    It couldn't be clearer and easier to understand! I have started restructuring since I found your channel and I have great results already and this at only 10 already. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Gheorghe Falcaru August 25, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I meant 10 days already!

  • Reply Kathy MahoneStreet August 26, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Thanks so much!

  • Reply Eric J Byas August 26, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Dr. Sten Ekberg is very good. He's the real deal I totally understand what I didn't before, even on my level. Thanks Doc.!

  • Reply Friendo August 28, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I am very thankful that I found this great God's gift to this world no other than Dr. Sten Ekberg. Everything he said is on point and with complete explanation. You got a new subscriber Doc. Thanks again. You are truly our guide in promoting health and wellness.

  • Reply María del Carmen GARCÍA NIETO August 28, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Excellent and clear way to present this critical information. Thank you Dr. Ekberg!

  • Reply Karen griffin August 28, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Wow … the first time I've ever really understood insulin resistance. Thank you so much!

  • Reply Dauid Arieh Ben Israel August 28, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I have watched a couple of your videos. You have a gift for making things very clear and simple. Thank the Most High daily for it. Subscribed.


  • Reply Gee B August 29, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Great and real info..most important message "Do the opposite of USDA instructions."

  • Reply Kongmany Thiphakhinkeo August 29, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Dr. Ekberg, you are truly awesome!! Thank you for explaining this whole ordeal in to a way that's so easy and relatable; and your pace is perfect and wording is simple to understand!! THANK YOU AND THANK YOU!! 🙏🙏👍👍💝💝

  • Reply skinnygirlzerofive 1234 August 31, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Hi Dr Ekberg Love your videos! Do you have any idea if endometriosis is also connected to Insulin resistance? I'm sick of taking my pills and hoping that my new life style with keto and IF will help that too. God bless you. 🙏💞

  • Reply Linda August 31, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    My brother is Type 1 diabetic and can’t get regulated. Always feels sick etc . Please do a video on type 1 ❤️🙏

  • Reply Яuяal Squiяяel September 1, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I have trouble believing there is truly such a high level of ignorance among doctors. These USDA guidelines strike me as deliberate obfuscation and misguidance. Why? Good question. Perhaps they want us to be fat, lethargic, dull-witted, and slow, constantly dependent on an ever increasing supply of pharmaceuticals.

  • Reply Tampubolon evelyn September 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I m a doctor anesthesia in indonesia….pre diabets. I will try your advice brother. I will send the report

  • Reply Tampubolon evelyn September 1, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    How about if my window time to eat 9 am and 03. 00 pm. And fast for 18 hours. Becouse my work need to break fast and i think is same with our cycardian rhtym of hormone.

  • Reply Nomin Kh September 2, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    I am so happy that finally find that someone who did not shut their mouth by the bloody Medicine companies. Literally people just focus on the money rather than the health,even the Health Authorities….. Thank you so much for being there and let our eyes open Dr.Sten, god bless you, wish you all the best. You are such an wonderful human being, thank you so much.

  • Reply kidpoker007 September 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I have same issue and 2 weeks ago I had some my best morning reading in high 80”s then for no apparent reason started having readings again in low 100’s My after meal readings at night 1 and 2 hours now stay in the 90’s this is the only number that’s out of whack

  • Reply ke d September 4, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Now, it makes sense! It is other way around!

  • Reply Martha Gamboa September 5, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Love this Dr thanks ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Linda Roberts September 10, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Thank you for explaining this in this way. It totally makes since now. I have listened to others, but you have explained it the best way for me. Thank you so much!! I get it now. Hopefully I can get off the drugs.

  • Reply ironjohnlad September 11, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Brilliant. I have already reversed Type 2 Diabetes and lost 2 1/2 stone in weight thanks to going on a GPS Diet ( no grains potatoes and sugar) as well as fasting, thanks to Dr Jason Fung. Your explanation is clear and adds to my knowledge and understanding. Thank you. People like you and Dr Fung are saving lives with your free advice.

  • Reply lizabethc1960 September 13, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Even with IF my blood sugars stay high, anywhere from 150 up. Even on clean keto, I've lost over 40 pounds since Feb but now I'm stuck. I do take 20mg of Prednisone a day for autoimmune syndrome (SLE, RA, OA, fibro). Is there any more natural alternative to the steroids? Or steps I can take to up the benefits of keto?

  • Reply Anette Carlström September 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for really great video! Will share 😍

  • Reply Flametree September 17, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you. You've made this topic idiot proof. You've cleared up some of the misinformation. I realize now this is a lifelong condition.

  • Reply Brit Reed September 18, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Keep it coming.
    Love your videos! 👍🏼

  • Reply giovanni rossi September 18, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Hello doctor your videos are really awesome. Stay away from carb OK… But what about the low GI food. Insulin response should be low meaning that all carbs are not equal . right? would you do a video on this? A Fan from Belgium

  • Reply gino cuomo September 19, 2019 at 2:59 am

    This is outrageous. I don't believe that the authorities are not aware of these
    facts. They need to be held responsible for the crime of damaging the populations life.
    Let's take action to bring the authorities under control.

  • Reply Mic Well September 19, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Proof of it is ….the government wants to kill you off….

  • Reply Ulvia September 20, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I had cut sugar, carbohydrates, do intermittent fasting, also do sauna.
    Lost 41 pounds, but most importantly, my inflammation is gone.
    My persistent heartburn gone.
    Less headaches. Pains gone. Better sleep. So many benefits.
    Also, my uncontrollable appetite, sugar cravings are gone.
    Eat about 2 times from 12 to 6 pm.
    Sometimes only eat once.
    Today started exercise routine, want to move.

  • Reply Farron1960 September 20, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I'm 59, type 2, about 75 lbs still to loose, doing keto which has really helped my blood sugar levels and weight loss, about 3 times a week I do 16-8 intermittent fasting. All ways 12-12 I.F. To keep my fat to protein to carb ratio correct, should I eat something even if I'm NOT hungry? I rearly don't eat after 7 pm. Very few snacks. Maybe two or 3 days a week I eat breakfast, most days I don't. advise needed.

  • Reply Victor Sebastian September 22, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    What do you think about the idea that type 2 diabetes is NOT caused by excess of carbohydrates ingestion but by eating too much proteins? They say that proteins are metabolized first, leaving no room for carbohydrates to enter the cells thus they remain in the blood.

  • Reply Dang Coppock September 23, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Dr, Ekberg thank you sir. For your explaining this subjects and help ( all of ) us to understand. You are fantastic..! ❤️👏👏👏

  • Reply Julio C Rodriguez September 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Hello Sir. Wondering if you have an advice to treat a Narrow angles with elevated intraocular presumes, perhaps a massage on the eye or any foods or herb that may work, I’m taking A/C carbamide SP.

  • Reply bennie35lt RTF September 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you again 🙂

  • Reply Zeeshan haider Zeeshan September 25, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Best explanation thanks 🙏 Dr sb

  • Reply M Jones September 26, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Since measuring insulin at home is difficult, can you use GKI as a replacement? Ketones stop in the presence of insulin, so a GKI indicating ketosis should indicate insulin is low?

  • Reply Johnny BGood September 30, 2019 at 9:19 am

    يجب علينا تدمير دولة إسرائيل

  • Reply Ed Benton October 4, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Absolutely the best explanation I have ever herd.

  • Reply Anjali Patil October 4, 2019 at 10:45 am

    thanks sir. I want to know as you pointed out whether blood pressure is reversible.please guide me for blood pressure

  • Reply 2Timone7 October 4, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    "I'll remove the symptom, but not the cause."  -Dr. Frank-N-Furter, RHPS

  • Reply Maddesty October 5, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Thank you for taking your time in saving peoples health.

  • Reply Lost Forever October 5, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Love you Doc I'll link you up with all my clients. Thank you

  • Reply TD2304 October 7, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Please do a video on PCOS as this is a major symptom of it and offer more great advice about it from a holistic point of view!

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  • Reply Sai Paulovkin October 11, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Do you have a diet or tips for women Wirth gestational diabetes? I can get it diet controlled with post prandial blood sugars but my fasting always seems to be on low 100s and not low 90s.

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