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515. Symptoms to Watch For In Insulin Resistance Part 1

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Dr. Martin: Well good morning, everyone. And welcome to another live, start of another week and hope you're having a great start to this week. [00:00:30] So this morning, what I do, I want to do a little bit of teaching on blood sugar. And as I've said to you many, many a time, your body will do everything it can to regulate your blood sugar. And insulin's job is first of all, to start taking your sugar out of your blood. So if, you empty your blood two [00:01:00] seconds after you have a muffin, your blood sugar will be up. I talked to you about steel-cut oats, your sugar will up to 21. But insulin's job is not ... You can't leave it there, because that's very dangerous. Sugar is very toxic in your bloodstream. Don't let anybody tell you that you need sugar, that your body absolutely can't live without sugar.

And listen, listen to what I'm going to say. As we get into some of these symptoms [00:01:30] and your body will tell you, if you listen, that you've got a condition called insulin resistance, which your cells are going, "You know what? I don't want to see your insulin around me. Don't come near me. I'm tired of you. We got a bad relationship." It's like having a neighbor next door that you're sick and tired of. Your cells can become like that but remember this now, blood sugar is tightly, tightly [00:02:00] regulated, tightly regulated, for it not to go too high and for it not to go too low. And I answered the question on Friday, question and answer Friday about, well, if our sugar goes too low, why is it that we need sugar? Well, temporarily you need sugar. But the idea is, if your sugars go too low, you got a problem with insulin. It's whether it's hyperglycemia [00:02:30] or hypoglycemia, it doesn't matter. It's the same cause. These are signs that you're a carboholic.

And the other day we talked about, what are the signs of insulin resistance? Well, we're going to talk about that even more, but what happens in your blood, I look at blood work that you sent me or whatever, to look for insulin resistance. We used to see it [00:03:00] in the office all the time. But since I'm not practicing, if you want to know if you have insulin resistance, we're going to talk about that today. Some of the signs, but let me just say this about your blood work. If your triglycerides are high, you're a carboholic. It's as simple as that. If your triglycerides are high and your HDL is low, it's a teeter-totter. If [00:03:30] triglycerides go up, HDL goes down. HDL goes up triglyceride. But what controls that, is food.

So all I'm saying is this, don't fool yourself because your body will do everything it can to keep your blood sugars regulated. But that doesn't mean you're healthy. Oh doc, my blood sugar is good. Yeah, but the last thing, the last thing to happen is [00:04:00] that your blood sugar is out of control because your body will do everything it can. Now, remember, as far as carboholics, people have to remember this, if you have a bowl of pasta, you're having a bowl of sugar, it's going to be sugar in five seconds. If you're having a bowl of cereal, hot or cold, it's going to be sugar in five seconds. You're having a bowl of rice, [00:04:30] don't fool yourself. Well yeah, but Dr. Martin it's wild rice. I don't care what kind of race it is. I don't care if it's brown, white, green, it doesn't matter. You have to understand how your body operates. It's going to turn that carbohydrate into sugar rapidly. And a lot of people think, "Well, you know what? I like it." You have a bowl of corn, same thing, same [00:05:00] thing. It's going to be sugar rapidly. And what it means is you're not meant to live on those things, you're not.

So now I want to talk about some of the symptoms that your body is struggling now to keep you in these ranges. We call them polyuria, polyphagia, polydipsia. What is that? Polyuria, is you're going to [00:05:30] the bathroom more frequently. And I don't know if Diane [Pronovost 00:05:35] is on with us this morning. I didn't see her name, but we always laugh about ... Men, when you get older as a man, you're often going to the bathroom more often. It's called that prostate, we laugh about that, the Pronovosts and the Martins, we laugh about the prostate. You get over 50 as a man, your prostate starts [00:06:00] to swell. It's almost normal, but you're frequently going to the washroom. Ladies, what causes that? What causes polyuria. Well, your body you see, your kidneys, your kidneys we'll do everything they can to get rid of that excess sugar. And so your kidneys are very important to get rid of excess sugar. You're going to pee it out. Guess what it does? You go for [00:06:30] a pee much more frequently. So that's just something to keep in your mind. I never used to pee like that.

Well, it's amazing what happens, this is one of the reasons we wanted the reset because your body will appreciate the fact that it doesn't always have to go a 100 miles an hour to try and get rid of extra sugar in your bloodstream, polyuria. Polyphagia, you know what that is? Hunger. Because the blood [00:07:00] sugars are fluctuating, they go high. You're eating carbs, they go high, way up. And then what goes up must come down. You get polyphagia, you're hungry. You're hungry, And you just eat. And of course, we always talked about that with the Chinese food. You have Chinese food and then a couple hours later, you're hungry. You're not getting enough protein in your diet. You're not getting enough fat in your diet. You're [00:07:30] burning crappy carbohydrates. You burn crappy carbohydrates, you're going to get a dirty fuel. You get a dirty fuel your body's going to be starving for more nutrients all the time. And you're going to get much more fluctuation.

So polydipsia, polyuria, you're hungry. You're urinating. And you're thirsty, polydipsia. You're thirsty all [00:08:00] the time. Think of what your kidneys are doing and you'll understand this. So it's not dehydration per se, although it could be but your kidneys are very involved in getting rid of sugar. You had a bowl of cereal, your kidneys go crazy because there's sugar in the bloodstream. And yes, insulin is out, out, out and taking it. But what if your cells are resistant to insulin, you need more insulin and your body's smart. It will do everything [00:08:30] to regulate that blood sugar. Kidneys over work and you dry up. Why? You need more water. You need volume. Your kidneys are working very hard. Your kidneys need water. So they'll take water from everywhere, you're thirsty.

So commonly, and I remember memorizing this when I was in school. Diabetes signs or polyuria, [00:09:00] polydipsia, polyphagia. Remember diabetes is the last thing to happen. So you might have these three things happening, thirsty, and your body is saying, "Hello, hello, please take care. Turn this ship around. Don't wait to you're a diabetic." So think about that for a minute. If the kidneys have to do that, it'll draw fluid [00:09:30] from your skin. Your skin can dry out. A lot of people they don't realize it. They think they have some form of eczema or whatever on the skin, very dry around their elbows and their ankles, and their heels. You get those cracks in the heel and even around the mouth, very dry. And I tell a lot of people, "Look, your kidneys are overworking. They're trying to help in the regulation of your blood sugar." [00:10:00] You don't know it because you might take your blood sugar. You take the test of your blood sugar and your blood sugar is normal. Oh, it's not high. It's not seven. I know, but everything else is compensating. Blood sugar is the last thing to happen. High or low. It's usually high in our society today, but it can be low. Where do they get hypoglycemia? So dryness, [00:10:30] skin.

Because I talk about this a lot, it's because people ask me this all the time. What about doc, my dry eyes? I get real dry eyes. Well, I'll tell you high DHA is the best thing I've ever found, but that can be a sign ... Your body will take that water, the fluid out of your eyeballs even. It don't care. You see your body is so unbelievable, [00:11:00] how it is made, when it needs water to be sent to the kidneys. You're drinking the water, but even so it'll dry out. It'll dry you up. Like the prune, like a prune. It will dry up. So you see dry, dry skin. The lady asked me the other day, online, very dry mouth. Your body is drawing, your kidneys have to draw that [00:11:30] fluid. Interesting, isn't it?

You see, when I was in practice, I was an eye baller. You know what I mean by that? I observed people. I used to look at them. They'd come in and, if you were shy with me, I mean, you had to get over it very quick. Because number one, I asked you a lot of questions. See, I'm always asking questions. Well, you didn't even come into my office without filling out a questionnaire. And people, "Why did you ask [00:12:00] me that 10 times?" Because I didn't want to know. And especially men, they're liars. Anything wrong? Nope. How you feeling? Good. That's a man. They're liars, liars pants on fires, most of them. Why are you here? My wife. That was typical, but I was an observant guy. I learned like that. I learned that from my father. Observe, ask questions. I'd look at people's skin. [00:12:30] I'd look at their pallor. I'd look at their texture of their skin, it told me a lot of stuff. The skin is just a window, it's an organ to look at the other. You get itchy and dry and whatever. It can be a lot of things, but it usually meant insulin resistance. So you see where I was coming from? You see where I was coming from? That's me. That's how I operate.

[00:13:00] Now, so dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin, thirsty all the time. You got to be careful about that. A lot of times, when you do the reset, all these things get better. All these things get better because you're not eating crappy carbohydrates that turn into sugar instantly. And your body has to go into a war in order to regulate that. Let me give you a couple of others. [00:13:30] Fatigue, how does that happen? Well look, your body gets tired. Your kidneys are overworking. Your pancreas is over. Your cells are overworking. They're going, "You insulin, get out of here. I'm so tired of seeing your face. Why are you coming all the time to see me." And your cells don't get that energy that they need. They're getting crappy, fuel, dirty fuel. [00:14:00] I gassed up yesterday and there was four blends, if I'm not mistaken, 93, 91. I can't remember, 88 or 87. You're not a car. You'll operate. I've told you this story.

I had a car and I remember bringing it in for service and the service manager came out, "Dr. Martin, what do you want done?" He looked at [00:14:30] me like you're putting the right fuel in this car right? I said, "Yes." He said, "Make sure, because this engine was made for 93 or 94 octane, nothing less. Did you hear me? You mean I can't put 91 in there?" He said, "No, don't put 91 in there. You're going to ruin the engine." I said, "Okay. Okay. Okay." I think I'd put 91 in a few times. [00:15:00] I can't remember, but all I can tell you guys, that's your body. Yeah, it'll take 88. It'll take a bowl of rice. It will turn it into energy, it has no choice. But that doesn't mean it's good for you. Oh, Dr. Martin, I'm having cereal every morning. Because if I don't have cereal, I won't go to the bathroom. I know, I know what you're saying, [00:15:30] but it doesn't make it right, your body has to compensate for that dirty fuel. Your energy, chronically low energy. A lot of times it's that dirty fuel.

Your body will operate, like I said, your body is fearfully, wonderfully made. It's amazing how it operates, but it doesn't mean it's the best thing for you. No, because the fluctuations of sugar and like I said, at the end of the day, [00:16:00] 99% of people for a long period of their life will have regulated blood sugar. Your body will do everything it can to do it. And then they become, "Ah doc, now I'm a diabetic." Well, holy moly, you've really been a diabetic for the last 10, 15 years, you just didn't know it. If you'd have given me your triglycerides, if I would've seen your waist circumference, if I would've seen your HDL, I [00:16:30] could have told you years ago, you're in trouble. And it all has to do with food.

I was talking to an oncologist on the weekend, smart guy and people look at me like, well oncology, yeah. Great, smart. But they have trouble putting together that cancer in food, they don't talk about that. Cancer, [00:17:00] or you get a cardiologist, heart disease. Alzheimer's even diabetes for heaven's sakes. They often send you to a dietician and you know what? You need a balanced diet. Are you kidding me? The last thing you need is a balanced diet. You don't need a balanced diet. That is the mantra of the food industry that sponsors the [00:17:30] schools and God loved them. I understand why they're doing it. The CEO better get sales, but it doesn't make it right for your body. Come with me to the grocery store and about 90% of it, I tell you don't touch it with a 10 foot pole. It's not the right fuel for your body. I would tell you to stay out in the produce aisles and live there, live in the eggs, meat, and cheese division. [00:18:00] And when you're off the reset some fruits, some, not much and veggies. Live out there, don't live anywhere else. I can't handle half of these keto foods that come in packages.

You know what your body wants? Fuel, the right fuel. It wants 94. It wants 99 actually, jet fuel. That's what eggs, meat and cheese are. You have bacon in the morning, you're getting jet fuel. [00:18:30] I'm having a steak tonight, jet fuel because otherwise your body might start to display things that you've got insulin resistance. And that is at the root. It is at the root of cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes, the top four diseases. And I'm telling you, it has a big effect on auto immune, [00:19:00] a big effect. One of the things you often see with the dry mouth is you get little white corners on your mouth. I don't mean my beard here. I'm talking about white corners on the mouth. That's often candida because you like your sugar too much and your body yeast will take off. You know me, I talk about yeast all the time, but nobody else talks about it [00:19:30] because you feed it, you feed the bears and they take over. So you got it? You got it? Okay.

So some of the things I want you to watch for, dry skin, dry eyes, dry mouth, thirsty all the time. Polyuria, meaning you're going to the washroom. And polyphagia, you're hungry. Dry itchy skin, [00:20:00] itchy skin, cracked skin. Eyeballs, talked about it. Fatigue, digestive issues. See one of the things that happens and this has to do with two things. I talked to you about candida, candida will overgrow with carbohydrates. You're feeding. It wants simple sugars. So if you have a bowl of cereal, you're feeding yeast. If you're having a bowl of rice, I love rice by the way. I went [00:20:30] over to China, this is years ago. Is it 20 years ago now? Not quite, but I went over to China. See this Canadian face here, I'm looking for Canadian, Chinese food or American. You got any chicken fried rice? They didn't have any of that. They had rice, but they didn't have chicken fried rice. That's what I like, I remember that, oh my. [00:21:00] I'm a fussy guy. I want a Chinese food, but I don't mean made in China.

So digestive issues a lot of times, can be an overgrowth of candida. A lot of people don't realize that. The other thing it can be, when your sugars are fluctuating all the time, it can affect your vagus nerve. You know what your vagus nerve is? Not, Las Vegas. It's your 10th [00:21:30] cranial nerve. It connects your brain to your stomach. You ever get the butterflies? You're nervous. I got the butterflies. Well, that's your cranial nerve. That's your 10th cranial nerve. It's your vagus nerve. It's connecting your emotions from your brain to your gut. There's a big connection there. It's your 10th cranial nerve. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, not when it's your vagus nerve because it'll go stomach, the brain and brain to stomach. [00:22:00] And that can be affected.

You see, sugar can be very destructive when it's fluctuating, your body will do everything it can, when you're a carboholic, a lot of times you can get digestive issues. We've talked about your body screaming at you, when you got acid reflux, you're eating too many carbs, acid reflux. Yeah, it's just a sign, [00:22:30] stomach, bowel, it's connected. It's connected, oftentimes. Now you can have other things, but I tell you this is why the diet works so well, give it a chance to fix up your digestive system. When you're not eating any sugars, your digestive system is on a holiday because when you are eating like the 99% fuel, eggs, meat, and cheese, 99% [00:23:00] fuel. It's jet fuel, your digestive system ... You know what? It's like, it's on the beach and just enjoying itself. It doesn't have to do a lot of work. Food is coming in, there's so much nutrients. They're getting into the bloodstream to feed your body, to feed your cells. And there's not a lot of waste. Oh, Dr. Martin, if I didn't go to the bathroom every day ... [00:23:30] Why do you got to go to the bathroom every day? Well look, you want to have a big stool, just eat a lot of carbs because most of it's got to go in the toilet. That really irritates your digestive track.

It's the opposite of what ... You need, fiber, fiber, fiber. You know how many times I hear that? What about my fiber? Brought to you by the cereal companies. I remember when they started [00:24:00] it. Well, you need All-Bran in order to go to the bathroom. No, you don't, fiber is overrated. Most of it is insoluble. You know what insoluble means? Your body don't even need it. It's going to go in the toilet. Oh yeah, but it cleans me out, anyway.

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