Are Your Food Allergies Making You Fat?

The gut, the immune system and detoxification system are connected. There’s powerful evidence that addressing food allergens  can address weight gain and illness can help you shed pounds.

We  know that inflammation from any cause — bacteria, food, a high-sugar, high-fat diet — will produce insulin resistance, leading to higher insulin levels. And since insulin is a fat storage hormone, you store more fat — mostly around the belly.

We know know that food allergens can also create weight gain.

Foods that cause allergies can damage the gut and  that in turn causes inflammation. This can lead to a leaky gut, allowing food particles to be exposed to the gut’s immune system. This then triggers a system-wide immune response, leading to inflammation all over the body and producing obesity by increasing insulin resistance. Our highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet – plus many drugs like antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatories, acid-blockers, and hormones – completely alters the bacterial ecosystem in the gut, leading to breakdown, inflammation, and a leaky gut.

What is Diabesity?

Diabesity   is the continuum of health problems ranging from mild blood sugar imbalance, insulin resistance and overweight to diabetes and obesity.

It describes the link between obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.  It is a constellation of signs that includes:

  • abdominal obesity (i.e. “spare tire” syndrome);
  • abnormal blood lipids
  • high blood pressure;
  • high blood sugar (fasting above 100 mg/dL, Hb1Ac above 5.5);
  • systemic inflammation; and,
  • a tendency to form blood clots.

Learn all about the science of DIABESITY and how to avoid it on my FREE webinar this Thursday June 7 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)

Thursday, June 7th, 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern

Presenter:  Dr. Karen Wolfe, Title:  “The Science of  my Low-Glycemic Weight Managment Program”


Type 3 Diabetes

Most people do not even know that there is a type 3 diabetes

During a study done by the Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School, the researchers discovered that the hormone insulin was not only released from the pancreas but from the brain as well. This discovery is how diabetes and Alzheimer’s became linked. When the brain does not produce enough insulin, the cells begin to die.

Because type 3 diabetes was only discovered in 2005, there is not a long list of symptoms like there is with type 1 and 2 diabetes. In fact, there are very few symptoms of type 3 diabetes. Memory loss, confusion and dementia are the only known symptoms at this point and those symptoms were derived from the newly discovered link to Alzheimers. The diagnosis of type 3 diabetes is done by a functional MRI scan of the brain and often times in older people type 3 diabetes is missed because of the aging process