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Learn about the metabolic health processes behind the development and reversal of Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease of energy overload.
You get energy from food, and if you don’t use it, you store it as fat.
If you store too much fat, you overwhelm your body’s healthy storage and fat spills over to places it does not belong.
Unhealthy abdominal or belly fat grows, and throughout your body, fat enters cells and disrupts their function.
Healthy Fat Storage
Insulin Resistance & Rising Insulin Levels
This ectopic fat significantly affects your muscle and liver cells, making them resistant to insulin, your energy storage and building hormone.
To overcome this insulin resistance, your pancreas releases more insulin.
More insulin leads to more energy storage, and high insulin levels inhibit your ability to burn fat, worsening the problem.
Since you can store fat but cannot burn it, you live with the frustration of gaining weight and being hungry.
Fat Burning Locked
Too Much Insulin
Declining Pancreatic Function & Diabetes
Eventually, even the pancreas is affected by ectopic fat, losing its ability to synthesize more insulin.
High insulin levels plateau and then begin to fall, and your blood glucose now begins to rise.
When glucose levels are mildly abnormal (pre-diabetic), over half of the cells that produce insulin are damaged. By the time diabetes is diagnosed, over 80% of these cells no longer work properly.
This metabolic ‘vicious cycle’ of energy overload leading to insulin resistance and eventually abnormal blood sugars on average takes 10 to 15 years to unfold.
Progression Over 10-15 Years
Insulin levels (—) rise for several years as insulin resistance increases.
When pancreatic function is unable to produce enough insulin, insulin levels drop and glucose levels (- -) begin to rise.
Traditionally diabetes has been viewed as a chronic progressive disease that can be managed, slowed perhaps, but not reversed.
An emerging body of evidence suggests otherwise.
You can reverse Type 2 Diabetes if you lose enough fat to reverse the process.
Research tells us that 1lb of fat in the liver drives insulin resistance, and if we can lose this, we can reverse our diabetes.
Is this reversible?
4+2 Diabetes Reversal Strategy
The 4+2 Diabetes Reversal Strategy leverages these insights, aligning your behaviours to maximize your ability to reverse diabetes.
Unlike ‘diets’ or ‘meal replacement’ approaches, our approach focuses on creating a new set of sustainable habits that, built over time, allow you to lose weight, reverse diabetes, and be healthier.
Our program will teach you the 4+2 Diabetes Reversal Strategy, focusing on 6 key lifestyle behaviours, involving diet, sleep, light exercise, stress reduction, and more to manage insulin and restore fat burning.