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KETOSIS AND ADDICTION RECOVERY (The Dangers of Sugar, High Insulin, and Diabetes)

Released Sunday, 11th July 2021
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In this episode POP Buchanan shares a powerup talk from Dr. Eric Berg. In this talk Dr. Eric Berg will discuss the biggest thing that is missing from addiction recovery. If you’re recovering from alcohol, for example, you have to realize that alcohol acts like a carbohydrate in the body. However, alcohol itself isn’t a carbohydrate, which means that you’ll have the fluctuations of blood sugar issues.   The symptoms of these blood sugar highs and lows are: • Anxiety • Exhaustion • Moodiness • Cravings • Dizziness • Confusion  When you are at something like alcoholics anonymous, for example, you are going to replace alcohol with carbs and sugars—think doughnuts, cookies, and sweetened coffee.  What we’re really dealing with are nutrient deficiencies. Addictive substances pull nutrients out of your tissues.   As your blood sugar fluctuates, you develop something called insulin resistance. When you have insulin resistance, you have a difficult time absorbing nutrients in the first place.   So not only is the alcohol (or other substance) causing nutrient deficiencies directly, it also causes nutrient deficiencies by contributing to insulin resistance.   The best things to help combat these problems are:  • Keto • Intermittent fasting • MCT oil • Nutritional yeast • Trace minerals • Vitamin C ----- 
FULL VIDEO ( https://youtu.be/AupL5gTil8o ) ABOUT DR. BERG: ( https://bit.ly/39LCWg8 ) Disclaimer: This podcast is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. ALL INFORMATION USED UNDER FAIR USE LAW
What is the Ketogenic Diet or Ketosis?  • Ketosis means you're in a state of fat burning.  • When you get into ketosis and fat burning, the fat breaks down into what are called ketones. The body can use ketones as an alternative fuel source. This is a much better fuel source than sugar fuel.   • The healthy ketogenic diet is a version of the regular ketogenic diet based on a principle where you have to "get healthy first, then lose the weight." "Get healthy" refers to eating healthy, high-quality foods that provide all of the nutrients your body needs.   What is Intermittent Fasting?  • Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating and not eating. Instead of doing 3-6 meals a day plus snacking, you're eating less frequently. This is important because every time you eat, you raise a hormone called insulin. Too much insulin is very dangerous in the body. With the healthy keto diet and intermittent fasting, we're reducing the excess insulin.   How to Lower Insulin?  • Consume fewer carbohydrates (sugar, refined carbs, grains, pasta, cereal, biscuits, waffles, juice, alcohol, etc.)  • Eat less frequently   Symptoms of High Insulin: • Belly fat  • High blood pressure  • High cholesterol  • Fatigue (especially after eating) • Decreased cognitive function (lack of focus, poor memory)  • Moodiness (irritable, depressed, grouchy) • Cravings • You're hungry all of the time (especially in-between meals)  Benefits of the Healthy Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting: • Weight loss  • Reduced inflammation  • Supports cognitive function  • Supports mood • Making the body function better

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