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Diabetes And Blood Pressure

December 10, 2019


Diabetes and blood pressure coexist
together. The connection between hypertension diabetes has now been
revealed thanks to new scientific evidence. Is excessive salt intake and
weight gain to be blamed? Today you will know and understand the underlying
mechanism behind both conditions. Many diabetics have been given the wrong
treatment for decades which only aggravates both conditions concurrently.
Once armed with today’s knowledge, many of you could have the possibility of
simultaneously reversing both your diabetes and high blood pressure while
becoming drug free. How amazing is that. But before we begin let me welcome all
of you Resilient Diabetics out there this is the channel we turn ordinary
struggling diabetics into extraordinary well controlled diabetics. If you don’t
know who I am, and you are brand new to this channel I welcome you. My name is
Jay Sampat and I became an insulin dependent diabetic a little over 6 years
ago due to an autoimmune attack which caused the destruction of my pancreas as
a result of a severe gluten allergy attack. So basically I am the proud owner
of a pancreas that’s gone on a permanent and lifelong vacation. So not only am I a
diabetic just like you where we will be walking that walk and talking that talk
together but I do also have a university of bachelor science degree in Nutrition
Dietetics and that does come in very handy in discussing all the intricacies
of being a diabetic. The unique information presented today will only be
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me. As with all my videos this should not be considered personal medical advice.
This is my interpretation of the latest research. If you want medical advice
please always consult your physician. About seventy five million American
adults have high blood pressure. So that is roughly one in every three adults. But
what is absolutely shocking but even more interesting approximately 84
million American adults, more than one in three have pre-diabetes. And 90% of those
with pre-diabetes don’t even know they have it yet. Wouldn’t you now like to
know the common connection between both? High blood pressure is the second
biggest known global risk factor for disease. And our stodgy health care
experts blame one of three main reasons for the explosion of blood pressure. And
if you’ve been your doctor’s office what’s the very first thing they do?
They’ll take your blood pressure and then generally give that first piece of
advice, you’re going to watch your salt intake. Well so then it’s the salt right?
Or the newer doctor state high blood pressure is simply the aging of the
circulatory system, as the heart has to pump harder and harder to maintain blood
flow through those stiffed arteries. So then it’s aging right? Then the third
reason they state you have high blood pressure they’ll blame the weight. So
the diet speech then ensues. So it’s time to lose weight? Well they’re
partially right about all three. For example studies do show that for every
20 pounds you lose you can drop systolic pressure by 5 to 20 points. No one’s
really going to argue with that. Regardless of the cause, and in the
meantime, the doctors will state well we’ve got to bring that blood pressure
down. So, the doctors then prescribe blood pressure medications. Science is about
asking questions. Does all of this really make a lot of
sense. How does weight affect blood pressure physiologically or at the
cellular level. How do you account for those with high blood pressure issues
who are not old, who are not fat or overweight, or consume high amounts of
these highly processed salt Laden foods? So the million-dollar
question is it possible that some aspect of diet if altered is the true
determiner of blood pressure? In order to answer that question, which we will today,
we will first address the main question. What is the link between diabetes and
blood pressure? So let’s tackle what science has shown us as the cause of
diabetes and then you will understand the connection. So to begin we first have
to rewind and understand how the human body was fueled and fed prior to the
1900s. One must understand the human body was first designed to move and to be
active. It is built hardwired into our DNA we move and we were in motion all
day long. And that physical activity was expanded to gain and acquire one thing,
our food. So basically one ate accordingly to fuel the body for the
whole day. And what types of foods sustain mankind from day one,
nutrient-rich, protein rich foods. Past generations had to hunt and to gather or
in modern society they had to walk to work, they had to walk home, they had a
tender at the farm. They had to physically work throughout the day
without any of the modern comforts. What’s more, they only ate once to twice
a day. Hard manual labor was the cornerstone for mankind from day one.
From the second one got it from bed till they went to sleep they were in motion.
Prior generations did not get up eat that quote/unquote healthy bowl of
oatmeal, whole milk, juice, all carbohydrates. Then get
into the car, drive to work, take the elevator up, only them to eat more
carbohydrates snacks and drinks. Sit in front of the computer for a few hours,
get back into the car, and then go have lunch somewhere. Eat some more
carbohydrates like a sandwich with some kind of chips, carbs, a drink, carbs go back
to work probably have another snack. And then drive home for another heavy carb
laden dinner, sit on the couch watch a little TV while eating some more
carbohydrates as a snack or dessert. So our healthcare experts out there still
promote the excessive carbohydrate consumption even the healthy ones, in a
society that is no longer in motion or is physically active. And if you have not
noticed that also includes our children too. Not only is everything our children
exposed to essentially pure sugar but they are less active than any other
generation. This is our tipping point as a society! So essentially what is the
body to do with all that extra carbohydrates coming in day after day
when the body’s fuel stores are full because there’s no physical activity. And
does it matter if those carbohydrates are quote-unquote healthy ones like
whole grains if one is not using it for direct energy. And this is where the
lessons on diabetes begins, regardless of type. Once carbohydrates are consumed in
excess, and it does not matter whether it’s coming from a can of soda or a bowl
of rice or whole grain breads the body now has to find a place to store it
because it’s not being used due to inactivity. The body’s fuel stores are
full. So what does that lead to, yes a metabolic disorder called diabetes. And
this disorder simply revolves around two things, sugars or glucose and insulin
production, as I will now physiologically explain. Glucose is
one of the fuels the body can use for energy and the pancreas produces a
hormone called insulin. Insulin drives the glucose from the bloodstream into
the cells to be either used directly as a immediate energy or if consumed in excess to be converted to fats known as triglycerides for future stores. These
triglycerides are then stored in a number of locations depending on one’s
genes. And this is the bomb drop the radical new research has just revealed.
The excessive carbs we are eating both the quote-unquote good ones like the
whole grains, the starches like sweet potatoes, and even the bad ones like
packaged refined carbohydrates and sodas are being converted into these
triglycerides by the body’s liver. And they can be stored in one of two
locations. The first is subcutaneously. These are
the fats directly underneath the skin that can be seen. These are the fats that
can be pinched by your fingers, and ironically it’s the healthy way of fat
storage that does not cause insulin resistance or much health issues. It just
looks unattractive. Just to reiterate, these fats or triglycerides are not
coming from the fats we eat but from the excessive carbohydrates being consumed
and then converted by our bodies. In the case of the full-blown type 2 diabetic
fats are now being stored where it cannot be seen, which is inside the liver,
deep within the muscle tissues, and in between all the body organs, not
subcutaneously underneath the skin. This phenomenon explains why many
pre-diabetics do not look diabetic they are not fat or obese in any way some are
even very skinny. These unseen fats deep inside the body then cause what’s known
as insulin resistance. Meaning the insulin the body produces fails at
driving glucose into those cells to be used for energy thus glucose then floats
around in higher in higher amounts damaging the body’s nerves and small
vessels from the inside out. The pancreas that also has to compensate by producing
more and more insulin. Thus you now have high amounts of
insulin floating around the blood with a condition called hyperinsulinemia.
Clinical studies have shown about 50% of hypertensive individuals have hyperinsulinemia or glucose intolerance. Whereas 80% of patients with type 2 diabetes
have hypertension. So our high carbohydrate science experiment that
we’ve been running for decades is now coming to fruition. We have gone from
eating once or twice a day, where the body would get breaks from insulin to
now eating five to eight times a day. We now have breakfast and then snacks,
and then lunch and then snacks, and then dinner and then more snacks. And each one of those meals have high amounts of carbohydrates thus keeping insulin
chronically elevated throughout the day. And most importantly as I’ve explained
in previous episodes, even the healthy carbohydrates our esteemed experts keep
suggesting are also the culprits. They want to continually blame junk food. Say
you have one large apple for that in between snack. Once digested and absorbed into the bloodstream that Apple will have the exact same amounts of sugar as
in a can of soda. But what is worse it will also require the same high amounts
of insulin levels to cover all those sugars. So now that you’re armed with
this knowledge what is the connection to high blood pressure? I’m glad you asked.
Well it all revolves around insulin. insulin can be both inflammatory and
anti-inflammatory at the exact same time depending on the amounts. In the right
amounts it can exert a vaso-relaxation or the relaxation of blood vessels or an
anti-inflammatory effect. Whereas in the state of insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia the high circulating insulin then results
in a vasoconstriction or the stiffening or the hardening of the arteries which
then can no longer stretch. But science has taken this a step further and just
answer the million-dollar question. Where is the real cause of blood pressure
issues stemming from? The primary action of insulin on sodium balance is actually
exerted on the kidneys. When insulin can no longer bring down blood sugars the
kidneys then sacrifice itself as a final and last resort to protect the rest of
the body from the toxic amounts of sugars damaging everything. And it does
this through one of two ways. First, it will try and dump out as much of the
excessive sugars into the urine. But during that process the sugars are
physically and mechanically tearing apart all those tiny delicate filtration
systems the kidneys possess. The kidneys through a process of survival are also
reabsorbing all of the sodium in the blood back into the body. What science
has just found out is that high circulating insulin sends a signal to
the kidneys to hoard sodium. Evidence is accumulating that insulin is a
hypertensive factor in humans. The involved mechanism is a sodium retaining
effect. High insulin equates to sodium retention which then in turn creates
fluid buildup in the body. All of that fluid plus the excessive insulin which
then constricts and stiffens our blood vessels then adds exponentially to the
problem. So what is one of the treatments we are all given when blood pressure
issues arrive? Well lower your salt intake. But as you now know salt is not
really the underlying issue it is the excessive amounts of insulin, from what?
The resistance issues due to excessive amounts of sugars, starches, carbohydrates eaten, both the good and the bad. But on the other side of the equation and due
to other genetic conditions which do not involve diet, blood pressure issues are
very serious and for many do require medications which do save
lives. Your doctor’s main job is to treat the condition with medications, not to
find a cure for you. That is actually your job. I find it funny how you may be
given blood pressure medications that could make your feet swell with edema.
Then you’re given diuretics or water pills to get rid of that fluid. But the
diuretic sometimes caused gout. But don’t worry about that, there’s medications for
the gout too. It’s a cycle of madness if you ask me. That diuretic on top of the
blood pressure medications may sometimes add fuel to the fire.
You could aggravate the condition by making it worse. These diuretics could
then cause the body to lose other key electrolytes and potassium which then
create an imbalance which leads to another host of other health issues. So
you can see now, we are not quite solving the problem with medications. When the
real culprit is sugars, and high circulating insulin levels. This is one
of the reasons I highly recommend the consumption of above ground I’ll say it
again, above-ground, non starchy cruciferous vegetables as one of your
carbohydrate sources. Not only do these vegetables have the least amount of
carbs, but also have the highest density of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to
offset the damaging effects of aging. But most importantly out of all the
carbohydrates consumable, they require the least amount of insulin. What will be the
first thing you notice when you drop your carbs, especially those starchy
carbs and those refined carbs. You will start peeing like crazy. It’s a natural
diuretic effect that will come into play. And for many of us really, really active
diabetics, we actually have to add salt back into our diets when insulin levels
are kept very low and well controlled, otherwise we start to cramp. Once you’ve
made a big step by lowering circulating insulin levels will your body then start
the process of healing itself from both the diabetic complications and the
high blood pressure, all at the same time! And now you know how and why. To end
some of this confusion for you. I will set up a playlist with a multitude of videos
that will cover the foods and the carbs I do recommend and why. The carbs that
not only keep my a1c test in the low fives, but just importantly have me using
the least amounts of insulin so my blood sugars remain flat-line and controlled.
Then that keeps this old diabetic feeling strong, and energetic and vibrant
all day long. If you’re on a desktop or laptop use that mouse to click that
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Bye for now.

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