What is Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a condition where the cells in the muscles, fat, and liver struggle to respond to insulin, requiring extra insulin to take up glucose for energy. As a result, the pancreas becomes overworked and can no longer keep up with the insulin demands, leading to an increase in blood glucose levels. Unfortunately, high insulin levels can contribute to several metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, hypertension, PCOS, obesity, dyslipidemia, dementia, and others.

The traditional approach to treat insulin resistance is by adding more insulin, which creates a constant state of hyperinsulinemia. This approach often involves using medication to increase exogenous insulin or tricking the body into producing more insulin or accepting glucose despite insulin resistance. Unfortunately, this approach only exacerbates the problem, turning it into a chronic, progressive disease.

The good news is that it is possible to stop and even reverse this cycle..

Dr. Benjamin Bikman on Insulin Resistance:

Dr. Benjamin Bikman, a leading expert on insulin resistance, states that only 12% of US adults are metabolically fit, meaning that 88% are metabolically unwell.

One interesting fact is that insulin can significantly slow down the basic metabolic rate.

As keto coaches, we can help you understand the best strategies to improve your metabolic health and combat insulin resistance. By following a ketogenic diet and adopting healthy lifestyle habits, we can help you improve your metabolic health and prevent diabetic complications. Contact us now to schedule a free introductory talk with one of our coaches.

Dr. Benjamin Bikman - 'Insulin at the Center: A New/Old Paradigm for Metabolic Syndrome'