How fast can you go from Not that bad to Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, or Obesity?

fruits can cause harm

Less than six months, and by eating what most people consider healthy. Fruit.

Not excessively, the RDA of fruit each day for six months.

That’s what happened according to the study, “The effect of a fruit-rich diet on liver biomarkers, insulin resistance, and lipid profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized clinical trial.”

Fructose, the sugar in fruit, is the number one contributor to our modern-day health crisis.

Following the recommended allowance of the United States government, American heart disease, American Diabetes Association, and the NIH of fruit each day caused the following:

  • Obesity (gaining 5.7 points in BMI)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Worsening fatty liver
  • Raised LDL
  • Worsening Metabolic Syndrome
  • Decreased HDL
  • Tripled insulin resistance scores

Statistically, a 5.7 shift in BMI is 33 lb, and all the negative biomarkers took the participants from high-end average weight to obesity, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome right into type 2 diabetes and made their fatty liver worse in all measures in six months.

Insulin resistance is a spectrum that leads to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and the resulting fatty liver.

We quickly metabolize fructose in the liver into visceral fat and hold it there in preparation for action. So do other healthy animals. 

Bears get metabolic syndrome preparing to hibernate, birds get metabolic syndrome preparing for migration, and fish get metabolic syndrome preparing to go dormant for a season.

Modern-day humans get metabolic syndrome preparing for fasting for the winter, but we never use it. If visceral fat stays there chronically, it will cause more metabolic stress and health issues until it rots us from the inside out.

Alcohol uses the fructose pathway for metabolism, leading to fatty liver and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the number one liver condition in the world. Alcohol and fructose are metabolized the same way in our body, except one gets a buzz, and both cause fatty liver. 

In that sense, it’s no different than giving your children a beer when you hand them juice. It’s just as bad for their body but worse because they won’t pass out if they drink too much juice.

The good news is that the visceral and liver fat burns off quickly with fasting and intensity workouts, and you can spot-burn it, unlike the fat on your belly or thighs.

To date, fasting and intensity exercises are the only things that have been shown to reverse fatty liver. 

The correct combination of intensity training and a progressive fasting rotation calendar over six months can change every lab test, biomarker, and health parameter available for the better. If you need help, message me.

In today’s world, there’s no way around it. Fructose is toxic and drives metabolic and chronic diseases no matter how you look physically. More people with Metabolic Syndrome are at average weight than morbidly obese in the U.S.

Now you have a choice for yourself, but your kids don’t. 

You will determine their metabolic health future. Choose Wisely.

We can do better!

Dr. Don