How Do I Know If I Have Insulin Resistance
What are the two most important blood tests to predict your health and health future?
I, at the current moment, believe they are fasting insulin.....should be no surprise there and vitamin D.
A healthy insulin level is below 5....3 are even better.
A healthy vitamin D level is above 60....the higher the better.
As it turns out, insulin and vitamin D are extremely tightly related with an inverse relationship.
This means as one goes up, the other goes down.
So, if your insulin level is high and vitamin D high, or vice versa, then something is already started to move in the wrong direction.
If you have a high insulin a low vitamin D level then your body is not well.
It doesn't matter how you look or feel, your system is insulin resistant and the chronic disease ball is rolling.
Many practitioners here in the pacific northwest where there is little sunlight all year round see clients taking tons of vitamin D and yet it still tests low.
The same is true in CA, FL, TX, AZ, and other very sunny states where people get tons of sun exposure and yet still have low vitamin D test levels.
They have an insulin issue.....and therefore their vitamin D WILL NOT go up.....it can't....insulin is holding it down.....and there is a reason for that, but that is another post.
What's the solution?
Take vitamin D?
Sure, I do. But more importantly, live an insulin-friendly lifestyle and if that ball is rolling for you or your family, TAKE ACTION NOW!
This process can be reversed, but it takes more than most people understand and usually needs a long-term plan. We start at 6 months as an example.
Test, don't guess my friends!
We can do better!
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