If you recall, I reported my blood work results to you on May 20, 2016 and promised to update in 6 months. I apologize for the long delay but I just had new blood work done. Sorry.
My main concern, back then, was the unacceptably high, to me at least, fasted insulin reading. It was:
As I explained then, my fasted insulin range had always been 5-8 mmIU/mL.
Although, my fasted insulin was still in the safe zone, 2.6 to 25, and other indicators of inflammation were very acceptable, I was curious as to why mine had come out “too high”. Was it because of:
- Too much fructose in the morning;
- Too much sitting; or
- The 1-2 glasses of Raki I enjoyed in the evening?
Well, I’m very pleased to report that my new fasted insulin reading is:
How did I do this? That’s what I’m going to explain.
Before the explanation, I would like to stress the fact that I’m not doing this to “pat myself on the back” or to show off; I’m sharing this with you because it is concrete evidence that what you eat and DON’T EAT are what determine your overall health.
All I did was stop consuming my very fructose abundant breakfast.
As you can see in the May 20, 2016 post, every morning I had a huge bowl of fruits and spices (no problem with spices) and a fruit smoothie. Both are pictured below.
Well, I stopped doing this; now I only have the bowl of fruit on Saturdays and no smoothie at all. I occasionally have small servings of fruit in the morning.
I did nothing about points 2 and 3 listed above.
Even though fruits contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, what makes them sweet is FRUCTOSE.
The body metabolizes fructose the same way that it metabolizes alcohol. So, fructose can lead to:
- High triglyceride levels
- Fatty liver
- Chronic insulin resistance
and more. Please re-read the posts on insulin resistance.
During my last blood work, I saw that “fasted insulin” was not on the list and I had to pay a little extra to have it included. After the results are in, you go to an MD, who looks them over and comments on the results. This gentleman’s remark when he saw that I had asked for fasted insulin was “well, I guess this is very popular these days”; a good summary of how allopathic doctors view health. Try to find functional medical practitioners, if you want to remain healthy my friends.
Prof. Dr. Canan Karatay, probably one of the few “Functional Medicine” practitioners in Turkey, advises that one consume NO FRUIT at all; you can get all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants contained in fruits from a wise selection of vegetables, particularly dark green leafed ones.
Even thought I warn them. I still see friends and relatives consuming huge amounts of fruit after dinner. THIS IS VERY UNHEALTHY.
That’s it my friends, see you next time.