It has now emerged from a wide range of studies based on many different scientific disciplines that the common factor in T2D, obesity and the chronic diseases is a high level of insulin in the blood. The posh term for this is “hyperinsulinaemia”.
Although a small amount of insulin is essential, excessive quantities are effectively “corrosive” and can damage the various internal organs. In response to this the organs develop a condition known as “insulin resistance” which acts as a protective measure.
Unfortunately, this comes at a cost because the insulin resistance can result in inflammation. This, in turn, may trigger a series of events that ultimately leads to a serious chronic disease.
Switching to low carb is highly effective
There is absolutely no doubt that the excessive amount of insulin is the direct result of a habitual diet, which contains a high content of sugar and foods that contain starch such as rice, pasta, potatoes and bread/flour.
Sugar and starch are the predominant carbohydrates present in the human diet. The starch consists of a long chain of sugars joined together. During digestion, the individual sugars are released. These are absorbed into the blood and stimulate the production of insulin by the pancreas.
It follows from this that switching to a diet that is low in sugar and starchy foods is an effective preventive measure for T2D and the associated diseases/conditions.
In fact, we now have reliable research and numerous case histories demonstrating that this approach can successfully reverse the symptoms and, in some cases, effect a complete cure.