12 Days to Diabetes

The human body is remarkable in its resilience, but when our physiology heads south, it does it in a bad way, taking every system with it.  Clearly, diabetes is the most powerful and important thing that human physiology rails against.  Nothing is as important as living an anti-diabetic lifestyle.

Do this and your risk of all chronic diseases will fall.  It’s that simple.  There is not an “anti-heart disease diet” or an “anti-cancer” diet–they are all “anti-diabetic” diets.  Our bodies are very well adapted for surviving well under famine conditions.  However, drop our physiologies into a world loaded with low value calories and we go to hell in a handbasket.  But just how fast can this occur?

This particular study gives us some insight into just how quick we can ruin good health.  Researchers took healthy volunteers and added a high-calorie diet, sedentary lifestyle, and administration of steroids for 12 days.  Twelve days.  Just under two weeks (but thankfully, less than the time of a typical vacation or all you can eat cruise…).

The subjects in the study had altered glucose responses and altered incretin responses to these changes.  So what does this really mean?  It means that healthy subjects, without any risk factors for diabetes, can be pushed strongly towards diabetes in a very short time frame.  This is NOT GENETICS, this is lifestyle.  Period.

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.