by Glen Depke
So who wants to live a long, healthy and happy life into their 100's?
Now I know what some of you are thinking, "I don't want to live that long." Even if you do not have a goal of becoming a centurion, don't you want to live a long, healthy, vibrant and healthy life regardless of what age you check out? Of course you do!
Since becoming a centurion is a goal of mine (actually 105 years old is my goal), I have done much research on those that live past 100. Interestingly enough, there are so many differences. Some drink, some do not. Some eat a lot of vegetables, some don't eat many at all. Some work out, some do not. Some abstain from alcohol consumption, some drink. Some have never smoked, while others smoke until the day they die.
How can there be so many differences and is there a factor that unites all of them? Well, there is one factor that is consistent.
They have all figured out or stumbled upon what works to maintain a low insulin level. This is a huge key for overall healthy, happy and vibrant longevity.
Do you know what is even more interesting than this?
Typically speaking, most conventional docs never even assess insulin levels. Most are only looking at glucose for all the answers with blood sugar. The problem with this though, is that glucose can remain somewhat normal for long durations of time while insulin levels are going off the charts. You don't want your insulin levels off the charts.
So what's off the charts though?
Even if you are lucky enough to have a doc that is looking at insulin, the conventional ranges are necessarily getting you on track. Most labs will suggest that your insulin levels need to be less than 12 and perhaps suggest that 10-11 is an intermediate risk. Often it is suggested that optimal would be somewhere between 3-9.
Let's take this a step further though.
To me, it is important to look at insulin per individual rather than an overall picture. Remember, we are all biochemically different and labs as well as most else require this approach. When I am looking at insulin levels, I always take into account the persons Nutritional ID. Basically this is your biochemical individual need for nutrition. When I look at your Nutritional ID, I would then assess insulin differently for each.
Protein Type insulin as <=2
Mixed Type insulin as 3/4
Veggie Type insulin as 5/6
So to know your optimal insulin level, it is imperative to understand your Nutritional ID. Follow this link to assess your Nutritional ID.
Once you know your Nutritional ID, you can make a proper assessment of your insulin levels. If your insulin is above the optimal level, you can simply eliminate the caution foods or secondary foods from your Nutritional ID meal plan as a way to assist in finding this optimal insulin level. There is a quick and easy way to get your Nutritional ID meal plan at price of less than $10.00. Use this link to get your basic Nutritional ID meal plan and begin the journey toward an optimal insulin level.
So one thing that is important though is to ask your doctor to check insulin the next time you are having a blood draw. If you do not have a blood draw coming up soon, your not comfortable asking your doctor for this or if you do not regularly visit a doctor, you can use outside services to assess insulin for yourself. You can visit Walk-In Lab to order your insulin test online and they will direct you to a blood draw location in your area. This test is only $29.00 yet vitally important for your health, happiness and longevity. Walk-In Lab is an incredible online company that puts testing at your finger tips without breaking the bank.
So what health challenges arise from excessive levels of insulin?
Once you read this list below, it will be easier to recognize the importance of understanding your Nutritional ID and finding your own personal optimal level of insulin.
|Excessive Insulin production accelerates the Aging Process.|
|Elevated Insulin levels can cause Colon Cancer.|
|Elevated Insulin levels can cause Endometrial Cancer.|
|Excessive Insulin production causes a build-up of Cholesterol deposits.|
|Hypoglycemia can be caused by Insulin over-compensating for high Blood Sugar levels and lowering Blood Sugar to the extent that Hypoglycemia results.|
|Excessive endogenous production or release of Insulin can cause Insulin Resistance (via a negative feedback mechanism).|
|Elevated Insulin levels increase the risk of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.|
|Excessive Insulin production increases the production of endogenous Triglycerides that are stored in Adipose Tissue and contribute to Obesity:|
|Excessive Insulin production or release causes the down-regulation of Beta-3 Adrenergic Receptors, causing them to become less sensitive to stimulation by their Agonists) - this process may explain the ability of excessive Insulin to cause Obesity.|
Insulin Activates these Potentially Toxic Substances
|Insulin activates Delta-5 Desaturase.|
Insulin Interferes with these Substances
|Excessive Insulin production or release inhibits the release of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone).|