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Microblog: Why Beta Cells Matter for Insulin Resistance

Microblog: Why Beta Cells Matter for Insulin Resistance

Watch the clip here.

Watch the full interview here.

When eating a low carb diet, eating full carbs once a week is probably not ideal.

🥩One of the reasons we need to be consistent with a carnivore, keto diet is for metabolic improvements.

🎙Dr. Arthur Agatston is the founder of the Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) score for heart health and the creator of the South Beach diet.

🩸He explains in our chat that we can reduce insulin resistant blood markers pretty quickly but that doesn’t mean we are no longer insulin resistant.

⚠️This is why measuring optimal health with bloodwork alone is NOT ideal.

⚠️We need our beta cells (in our pancreas) that produce insulin to better function.

🌟Always get to root cause.

🚨When we eat low carb but high fat daily and then have an off-plan day of 300+ grams of carbs, we are taxing the pancreas to produce a lot of insulin at once.

🚨The body doesn’t utilize the 300 grams in one day as effectively as if the 300 grams were spread throughout 7 days (about 42 grams daily).

🚨42 grams daily may not help you reduce your insulin resistance markers enough and this is where you have to figure out what makes sense for you.

🐟I chose to eat strict plant-free, meat-only carnivore for 4 years so I can improve standard blood markers (glucose, hbA1C, fasting insulin, LP-IR).

🧪As I healed, I reintroduced plants here and there to test for resiliency (and to see if I could mentally handle it).

❤️‍🩹I choose to eat meat-only carnivore on most days but I never eat over 100 grams of carbs a day as I know my beta cells will take much longer to heal.

🍟Full carb days may be okay for some people.
But not for everyone.

⛑Consider your illness, your weight, age, metabolic health and familial history before making the decision.

📺Check out the full YT episode: https://youtu.be/nGifsbBHf0A

🎙NwJ Podcast: https://nutritionwithjudy.buzzsprout.com/1848795/10317351-on-a-mission-to-prevent-heart-disease-south-beach-diet-creator-dr-arthur-agatston

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