Tag Archives: N+S

33 N+S Insulin resistance protects the cell from the toxic levels of glucose that the insulin is trying to shove in.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “We accept that excessive glucose in the blood is harmful, but why wouldn’t this also be toxic in the tissues of the body, too? Insulin doesn’t actually get rid of the glucose but moves … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

32 N+S Healthy, young, lean men can be made insulin resistant simply by administering insulin – which causes insulin resistance.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “Experimentally, the constant infusion of insulin into a group of normal, healthy, non-diabetic volunteers can easily induce insulin resistance. Within days, insulin sensitivity drops by 20 to 40 percent. The implications are simply staggering. … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

31 N+S “How does hyperinsulinemia lead to insulin resistance?

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “How does hyperinsulinemia lead to insulin resistance?” Remember that insulin unlocks the gate that allows glucose to enter the cell. Under conditions of persistently and abnormally high insulin, glucose enters the cell far in … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

30 N+S Imagine our body is a sugar bowl.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “The Sugar Bowl” – At its very core, T2DM can be understood as too much glucose and too much insulin. The solution becomes immediately obvious. We must lower the insulin and lower the glucose. The … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

29 N+S FACT: TYPE 2 DIABETES IS CAUSED BY TOO MUCH SUGAR

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “FACT: TYPE 2 DIABETES IS CAUSED BY TOO MUCH SUGAR AT ITS VERY core, type 2 diabetes can be understood as a disease caused by too much insulin, which our bodies secrete when we … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

28 N+S Weight loss comes down to understanding the hormonal roots of obesity.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “The simple truth is that weight loss comes down to understanding the hormonal roots of obesity. Insulin is the main driver. Obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric imbalance. There are not one, but … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

27 N+S The Mediterranean Diet

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): “Widely acknowledged as healthy, the Mediterranean diet is high in oleic acid, the monounsaturated fats contained in olive oil. Olives are native to the Mediterranean region, and olive oil was being produced as early … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

25 N+S Fat is stored energy and muscle is functional tissue. Fat is burned first.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “Breakdown of muscle tissue happens only at extremely low levels of body fat—approximately 4 percent—which is not something most people need to worry about. At this point, there is no further body fat to … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

24 N+S The hormonal adaptations to fasting were not allowed to happen.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “There are, in fact, no species of animal, humans included, that have evolved to require three meals a day, everyday. It’s unclear to me where this myth originated. Daily caloric restriction does, in fact, … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment

23 N+S Diets fail because of their constancy.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “THE ONE CRUCIAL aspect that differentiates fasting from other diets is its intermittent nature. Diets fail because of their constancy. The defining characteristic of life on Earth is homeostasis. Any constant stimulus will eventually … Continue reading

Posted in IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting, N+S Fung | Tagged | Leave a comment