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High Insulin Largest Physical Factor for Most Diseases

This link will provide you with an 18-page study that is the most current summary of insulin's effects on your health. It is written by one of the world's top researchers in Paleolithic Nutrition, Dr. Loren Cordain. He attended my lecture in Portland last week and I had a chance to meet with him and he shared this article with me. This is a great scientific follow-up to Dr. Rosedale's classic and well received insulin lecture.

Diseases of insulin resistance represent far and away the major health problems not only in the United States but in all of western civilization. Insulin resistance is the common denominator in most chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Although refined sugars and cereals are common foods in current societies, they were eaten sparingly or not at all in the 17th and 18th centuries and only started to become available after the industrial revolution.

This increase has caused a host of problems. One overlooked one is the increased height and earlier age of menstruation as a number of studies have conclusively linked this to the amount of sucrose consumed. The amount of sugar consumed also appears strongly related to the need to wear glasses for myopic vision. The scourge of youths, acne, also appears clearly related to grain and sugar use. Interestingly, another skin problem, skin tags, appears to be related to insulin resistance. Many patients had asked me what caused them and up until reading this article I had no idea that they were related to grains and sugars, but I am certainly not surprised.

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 136 (2003) 95?112 PDF full journal article

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