Hormone Series – Part VII: Insulin

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Insulin is a powerful hormone which comes from the pancreas gland. Insulin is vital to converting progesterone to testosterone and testosterone to estrogen.

Diabetes is the lack of insulin doing its job of transporting and storing glucose (sugar) inside the cell to be utilized as energy. Instead, the glucose cannot enter the cell because insulin will not transport it.

There is a tragic epidemic being ignored today involving obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol or triglycerides – it is called Syndrome X. It affects the young, the middle aged, and the old. It is a reflection of the processed foods we eat, our lack of dietary restrictions and the fact that these foods contain little or no nutrients.

Without insulin carrying on its function, cholesterol and triglycerides build up in the liver. They in turn create fat, clogging blood vessels, and in turn cause high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and heart disease. Too much insulin causes inflammation and “AGES” you. Advance Glycation End productS (AGES). Excess sugar creates “AGES” that bind collagen causing wrinkles as well as “free-radicals.” Free-radicals can in turn cause cancer. This is why diabetes and high levels of insulin are associated with a shortened life span if left unchecked.

Maintaining correct insulin balance through proper diet and exercise is a critical component of the Baucom Institute’s longevity and life enhancement program.