#31 – 3 Fundamental Root Causes of Insulin Resistance

This episode takes a fresh look at the 3 fundamental molecular root causes of insulin resistance using some familiar storylines from prior episodes combined with some new story hooks to help you understand the science of insulin resistance. We cover the following: Quick review of insulin…


#30 – Protein, Fasting, Ketosis, and Insulin Resistance

This episode digs deep into protein and more specifically amino acids (protein building blocks) and their role in metabolism, weight control, insulin resistance, and overall health. We cover some of the following: Quick overview of mitochondrial metabolism Introducing protein and amino acids…


#10 – The Liver’s Key Role in Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

It's time to introduce the liver into our metabolic framework and understand how it interacts with fat and muscle. We'll discuss: The metabolic triad of glucose, fat and muscle How the liver regulates glucose with extraordinary precision Understanding metabolism when fed, fasted, and in…


#6 – Molecular Root Cause for Insulin Resistance

We laid the groundwork for understanding the root cause of insulin resistance in prior episodes, and now we have reached a major climax in this saga where we discuss one of the molecular root causes for this condition.  There will be some James Bond references and an explanation of insulin…


Carb Trafficking, Body Fat Storage, and Insulin Resistance

SOME BACKGROUND After taking a bit of a hiatus over the summer from writing posts, I'm now back with a vengeance delivering this detailed post on carb trafficking and insulin resistance.  Whenever applicable, I'm going to end my posts with a Children's Corner section reflecting the experience of my…


#5 – Insulin Lock and Key Model of Metabolism

This episode will explain the important interaction between insulin, insulin receptor, and a key protein called IRS (insulin receptor substrate).  I'll use a simple lock and key model to simplify how these molecules interact and serve as an important doorway to metabolism.  Understanding the…


Insulin Training and Glucose Variability

Background I know in prior writings I mentioned how I've been tracking my health less and living more spontaneously by intuition.  Wearing trackers and doing frequent blood tests for over a decade has given me a strong sense of when my metabolism and energy are off, so now I just mostly pay…


How I Overcame Resistance and Met My Idol

Background An unexpected dream meeting took place for me last week and I wanted to share it with you since I hope it may influence your life in some positive way. I’m an amateur guitar player and through tough times and the rigors of medical training, I would listen often to CDs of my all time…


Insulin: The Primary Reason South Asians Are High Risk

Introduction If someone were to ask me to answer in one word the primary reason South Asians have a high risk of heart disease, diabetes, excess body fat, fatigue, and a number of other health conditions...my answer would be insulin.  Insulin is the hormone wreaking havoc on my South Asian…


Is Your Liver Fat? The Rising Incidence of Fatty Liver in Adults and Kids

Updated June 2024 Background This post was originally prompted by a blog reader who was concerned about her 10-year-old son developing fatty liver. I've updated it further after a viral instagram post here where I highlighted the case of a 20 year old who developed fatty liver with almost daily…


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