Conditions such as gout, diabetes, heart attacks, obesity, and sleep apnea may seem unrelated at first glance. However, when we dive deeper, we discover a shared root cause that unites them: insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance, a metabolic condition where the body's cells become less responsive to insulin, plays a central role in the development of these seemingly disparate health issues. But if you do the research, it's the common denominator, that connects what looks to be unrelated issues.
Consider someone who has had a heart attack and they receive focused care from a cardiologist. While the immediate concern is the cardiovascular event, a broader lens reveals that insulin resistance is often at the core of this crisis. The same applies to someone who has diabetes, obesity, and even conditions like gout, sleep apnea, PCOS, and the list goes on — all can be traced back to the common root of insulin resistance.
As a Functional Nutritionist, my approach is to connect the dots between these seemingly unrelated conditions. By recognizing the shared root cause, we shift the narrative from isolated conditions to a comprehensive understanding of health. Rather than addressing each condition independently, we address the body's inability to regulate insulin, which will create a more effective and integrated strategy for long term health and wellness.
Understanding and addressing insulin resistance will provide a more comprehensive perspective to all conditions listed in the tree. It also allows us to appreciate the interconnectedness of these health challenges while addressing the root cause, which will lead to far better outcomes and long lasting well-being.