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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the most important blood test which measures insulin resistance called HOMA-IR or Homeostatic Model Assessment. It measures fasting glucose and fasting insulin. The problem with measuring just glucose you can’t see what is happening with insulin.
What is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin resistance is one of the most common problem and it is behind every health problem especially with a chronic disease. The endocrine system is the superior communication system where it follows a feedback communication loop. Insulin resistance is a protective mechanism where it protects the body from too much insulin. It can cause a fatty liver which can also cause more insulin resistance and that it creates a viscous cycle.
What Causes Too Much Insulin?
1. Too many refined carbohydrates, sugar, starches, etc.
2. Frequent eating
3. Fatty liver
4. Insulin Resistance
2 Important Things to Fix
1. High Insulin
2. Chronic High Levels
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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video 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. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.