Dr. Alex Jimenez, El Paso's Chiropractor
I hope you have enjoyed our blog posts on various health, nutritional and injury related topics. Please don't hesitate in calling us or myself if you have questions when the need to seek care arises. Call the office or myself. Office 915-850-0900 - Cell 915-540-8444 Great Regards. Dr. J

Insulin Resistance: Causes & Solutions

Insulin resistance is held reliable for more degenerative health diseases than any other metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance is linked to obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, artery diseases, cancer, arthritis, pain, and other neurodegenerative diseases. The standard American diet puts grains and carbohydrates as the base of a meal, when in fact this is leading to a huge epidemic. 

What Is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is when the human body does not respond normally to insulin. This leads to the inability of glucose to enter the cell, resulting in glucose building up in the blood. The amount of glucose in the blood directly correlates to your risk factor of developing chronic health conditions. In fact, for ever

Insulin resistance is held reliable for more degenerative health diseases than any other metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance is linked to obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, artery diseases, cancer, arthritis, pain, and other neurodegenerative diseases. The standard American diet puts grains and carbohydrates as the base of a meal, when in fact this is leading to a huge epidemic. 

What Is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is when the human body does not respond normally to insulin. This leads to the inability of glucose to enter the cell, resulting in glucose building up in the blood. The amount of glucose in the blood directly correlates to your risk factor of developing chronic health conditions. In fact, for every 1% your hemoglobin A1C goes up, your risk for cancer goes up by 18%. 

On top of insulin resistance being a factor that contributes to poor health, being insulin resistant increases fat cells. Lipoprotein lipase is a protein that “opens the door” to a fat cell. When this door opens, energy is being pushed into the cell, but at the same time insulin up-regulates another gene. This gene is referred to as hormone-sensitive lipase and is responsible for “closing the door”. Essentially, when you have high amounts of insulin being produced you are storing fat cells. 

Causes

The cause of insulin resistance are: 

  • Sugar
  • Fructose 
  • Refined Carbohydrates
  • Foods containing a high glycemic index 
  • Trans Fatty Acids 
  • Decreased Omega 3s 
  • Wheat 
  • Alcohol 

Solutions

For starters, balancing the ratio between omega 3s and omega 6s is critical. Great Plain Laboratories provides us with a Omega-3 Complex test that provides health care practitioners with your ratio. An example of the test can be seen below. 

The best way to combat insulin resistance is to stop the sugar, stop the refined carbohydrates, and wheat. Additionally, there are all-natural supplements that have been proven to help increase glucose regulation. Cinnamon is an excellent addition to add to daily foods as it sharpens the sensitivity to an insulin receptor.  

However, one diet that has been shown to quickly reduce insulin resistance and improve overall health is the ketogenic diet. This diet cuts out sugars and carbs, leaving your body to obtain energy from the fat cells that were created and stored during times of high insulin. 

Lastly, drink water! Switching out all other liquids to water will improve total body health tremendously. It has been found that the average overweight American consumes up to 760 calories a day in sugary drinks. By ditching the energy drink, coffee with creams and sugars, sports drink, or whatever else you are consuming to water, the body will be able to detox and get rid of many unnecessary calories. Additionally, switching all your drinks to water will improve hydration and the functioning of your body’s metabolic pathways, down to the cellular level. 

 

Insulin resistance is a HUGE problem. So many people are insulin resistant which leads to a variety of other chronic health conditions. Taking the steps now to reduce your risk of insulin resistance will improve your overall health and significantly decrease your chances of developing a chronic disease later down the road. Start taking action, even if it is just switching out all drinks for water. -Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach

The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, and nervous health issues or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health protocols to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. To further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900

 

References: 

Murphy, Dan. “FDMT531A: Insulin Resistance: Causes, Consequences and Solutions.” Functional Medicine University. 2020, www. Functionalmedicineuniversity. com/members/966.cfm.

Again, I Welcome You 👊🏻.

Our Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive, cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, practical strength training, and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training and Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to effective rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high-performance exercises and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapist and trainers to provide high-level competitive athletes the possibilities to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousands of El Pasoans over the last three decades allowing us to restore our patients’ health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, un-wanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, a positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

Join us in improving your health for you and your family.

It’s all about: LIVING, LOVING & MATTERING! 🍎

Welcome & God Bless

EL PASO LOCATIONS

Central:
6440 Gateway East, Ste B
Phone: 915-850-0900

East Side:
11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste 128
Phone: 915-412-6677

Clinic Location 1

Address: 11860 Vista Del Sol Dr Suite 128
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
EmailSend Email
Webwww.DrAlexJimenez.com

Clinic Location 2

Address: 6440 Gateway East, Building B
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 850-0900
EmailSend Email
Webwww.ElPasoBackClinic.com

Clinic Location 3

Address: 1700 N Zaragoza Rd # 117
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone: (915) 850-0900
EmailSend Email
Webwww.ChiropracticScientist.com

Push As Rx Crossfit & Rehab

Address: 6440 Gateway East, Building B
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
EmailSend Email
Webwww.PushAsRx.com

Push 24/7

Address: 1700 E Cliff Dr
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone
: (915) 412-6677
EmailSend Email
Webwww.PushAsRx.com

🔴 Rated Top El Paso Doctor & Specialist by ✔️ RateMD* | Years 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Top Rated Chiropractor El Paso

EVENTS REGISTRATION: Live Events & Webinars* ❗️

(Come Join Us & Register Today)

No Events Found

Call (915) 850-0900 Today!