We all know that we need INSULIN to bring sugar into our cells. We know that people without the ability to produce INSULIN develop a disease called DIABETES and that they die young.
It would seem that INSULIN is good. But, like Money, it can also be bad.
TOO MUCH INSULIN
Everyone dreams of having a fortune. Millions of people take their last dollar and buy a Lottery Ticket, in the vain hope that they will win a huge amount of money. One can see them at the counters where lottery tickets are sold, puzzling over which number will win! Or, they write their magic number on the card, knowing that if they buy the same number everyday, eventually, THEY MUST WIN! Of course, their logic is correct, but that day may take millions of years to arrive.
If they do win, according to all the studies, the money does not help them. They generally end up destitute with their lives in tatters. Strangely enough, INSULIN has the same effect.
Too much insulin damages the body!
WHAT HAPPENS WITH TOO MUCH INSULIN?
1. It makes you fat.
2. It causes strokes and heart attacks.
3. It raises your blood pressure.
4. It changes good fats to bad fats.
5. It shortens your life.
HOW DOES IT DO IT?
THE FUNDAMENTAL FUNCTION OF INSULIN IS TO USE SUGAR FOR ENERGY!
Here is an excerpt from the University of Colorado:
From a whole body perspective, insulin has a fat-sparing effect. Not only does it drive most cells to preferentially oxidize carbohydrates instead of fatty acids for energy, insulin indirectly stimulates accumulation of fat in adipose tissue.
The consequence: You become fatter.
INSULIN AND THE KIDNEYS
Insulin working with another hormone causes the kidneys to re-absorb sodium. The re-absorption of sodium retains water which inflates the volume of blood in the circulation. This increased volume causes high blood pressure.
Here is an excerpt from DIABETES, of the American Diabetic Association:
Because insulin shows an antinatriuretic effect in healthy humans, insulin therapy resulting in circulating hyperinsulinemia may lead to sodium retention and in turn to hypertension in individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).
INSULIN AND THE LIVER
Insulin affects the liver cells and increases the level of LDL. the bad cholesterol. It also increases the quantity of triglycerides.
An easy way to determine whether your insulin is high is by dividing the triglycerides by the HDL (GOOD CHOLESTEROL). If the result is 4 or greater your insulin level is high.
INSULIN AND ARTERIES
As we have seen above, high insulin increases fats and blood pressure. This combination causes a deposition of fat on the inner walls of the arteries. This deposition increases with time and ultimately blocks the blood flow in the artery. The result: Stroke and Heart attacks.
Eating high caloric foods, “Fast Foods” and foods which stimulate the secretion of insulin (High Glycemic Foods) causes a a constant state of high insulin in the blood stream. INSULIN RESISTANCE develops, and, with that, diabetes.
This is very hard for most people: reduction of food intake and exercise.
At one time, people were poor and hungry and had to work hard. Diabetes was extremely rare. Society is moving in that direction. Perhaps, you should just wait?