The pancreas produces insulin. When you eat high amounts of sugar or simple carbs, your pancreas puts out more and more insulin, your muscles and other tissues grow tolerant to the insulin. Insulin then no longer helps the sugar to get into the muscle so well, and the blood sugar rises – prediabetes, or frank diabetes. High-fat meals may also poison the pancreas, keeping it from producing appropriate amounts of insulin, also leading to high blood sugar and diabetes. Diabetes and high sugars damage blood vessels, and cause heart attack, stroke, memory loss, impotence. etc.
Eating low-glycemic index foods lessens the high blood sugars after meals, reduces strain on the pancreas. Doing weight training builds muscle, which helps to “suck up” any excess sugar running around.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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