06 Dec Fat and Insulin Resistance
Dr. Esselstyn’s life long work on coronary heart disease shows that the plaque actually builds up within the walls of the arteries starting as far back as in the womb if the mother is consuming a high fat diet. Eventually, some 40 years later, the inner “endothelial” wall of the artery breaks open and causes either a heart attack or a stroke. If your endothelial wall somehow holds up, in due time, the arteries will harden, also known as atherosclerosis, and heart disease will set in. Heart disease can easily be reversed however, when the plaques are still soft. Once they harden it becomes much harder. Either way it would still be worth trying a dietary change for 3-4 months before taking your chances with a bi-pass. And even if you choose surgery, if nothing changes in your diet, the plaques will develop again.
Fat also has an effect on insulin resistance. I will cover this extensively in the healing section but for now understand that the higher your fat intake the higher your insulin resistance.
The reason for this is that fat easily gets absorbed into the cells and stored as fuel. When the cells are full of fuel, they tell the insulin receptors not to let anymore fuel in. Glucose therefore gets blocked and cannot be transported into the cells. This is referred to as insulin resistance and why you end up with high blood sugars. Does that makes sense?
Within just a few weeks of changing my diet my insulin needs dropped by 40% and I was eating 10-15 pieces of fruit a day. Even I was blown away. I cover exactly how much fat is needed in the transition section but let’s have a look now at best and worst sources.
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Wishing you the best of health,