Everyone can loose weight, keeping it off is the problem.
Dr. George Kukurin
Chiropractic Neurologist Hello, I'm Dr. George Kukurin and I am licensed
to practice chiropractic by the by the State of Pennsylvania. I have been studying
and practicing alternative medicine methods for over 20 years. I have a keen interest
in conditions of the nervous system, because I am a former faculty member of the
Post Graduate Neurology Department of Parker College. I’m also one of a select few
Arizona chiropractic physicians who are Diplomats of the American Chiropractic Academy
of Neurology. I have treated thousands of patients suffering from all types of conditions
of the nervous system. I have post-graduate education from the Harvard Medical School,
Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. I have even traveled to Russian to learn laser
acupuncture and to Mexico to study nerve regeneration treatments.
2415 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh (South Side) PA 15203
The Ideal Protein Diet Program
<<<(continued from the previous page) The higher the amount of insulin in your body,
the better your body becomes at storing fat. If you are like me and have trouble
maintaining a healthy weight, you probably have high levels of insulin circulating
in your blood. Here is the second thing you probably didn’t know, people with pre-diabetes
and type two diabetes (the type associated with obesity and adult onset) actually
have high levels of insulin in their blood stream. Did you catch this contradiction?The job of insulin is to clear sugar out of the blood, but pre-diabetics and type-two
diabetics have both too much sugar and too much insulin in their blood. How can this
be and what does it have to do with your ability to loose weight?
Insulin resistance: Under normal conditions, when we eat, our blood sugar rises,
this signals our pancreas to release insulin. Insulin functions to move sugar out
of the blood and into either the muscles to be burned for energy or into adipose
tissue to be stored as fat. For insulin to do its job, it must bind to a receptor
(the insulin receptor) on the surface of the cell. There are insulin receptors on
the surface of most cells. For those of us who tend to carry extra weight, often
the insulin receptors on the muscle cells are dysfunctional. They either don’t bind
insulin or if they do, they don’t react strongly to insulin and suck blood sugar
into the muscle to be burned. The net result is that blood sugar stays elevated.
Why is this a bad thing? Well we know that sugar in the blood causes insulin to
be released from the pancreas. Under normal conditions, insulin is released into
the blood, this causes blood sugar to move into the cells which in turn lowers blood
sugar and this in turn inhibits the release of more insulin from the pancreas. The
drop in circulating insulin keeps the sensitivity of insulin receptors within a normal
range. But in insulin resistance, insulin does not do a good job of lower blood
sugar. The chronically elevated blood sugar keeps signaling the pancreas to release
more insulin. With chronically elevated levels of blood insulin, the body down-regulates
the insulin receptors. This means that in the presence of too much insulin, the insulin
receptors become lazy and less active. This in turn allows the blood sugar to stay
elevated which causes the pancreas to release more and more insulin which further
desensitizes the insulin receptors. This downward spiral is what leads to diabetes.
The metabolism of sugar (carbohydrates) becomes more and more dysfunctional until
the patient can no longer clear sugar from the blood and he or she then develops
type-two adult onset diabetes.