Build Your Body’s Access to Abundant Energy

Increase Insulin Sensitivity with Step 6 of

Dr. Lavine’s Ten Step Program to Conquer Chronic Illness

Insulin is one of your body’s best friends.  It’s the sin­gle hor­mone most respon­si­ble for build­ing healthy tis­sue, gain­ing mus­cle, tap­ping the ener­gy of the glu­cose in your blood, and block­ing the pro­tein in your body from being bro­ken down for use as a back-up fuel source.

But the dis­tor­tions of today’s lifestyle con­spire to make insulin’s job hard­er.

Poor diet, stress, tox­ic expo­sure, seden­tary lifestyle and weight gain all lead to reduced sen­si­tiv­i­ty of your body cells to the effects of insulin – insulin resis­tance.

Insulin resis­tance is one of the core imbal­ances con­tribut­ing to today’s epi­dem­ic of degen­er­a­tive dis­eases – car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, can­cer, arthri­tis, demen­tia, chron­ic pain, and the like.

Insulin resis­tance, if it pro­gress­es far enough, has anoth­er name – Type 2 Dia­betes.

How do you reverse the damage done by the modern lifestyle and rebuild your body’s sensitivity to insulin?

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the arc of Dr. Lavine’s Ten Step Pro­gram to Con­quer Chron­ic Ill­ness, you’ve already made major strides toward increas­ing insulin sen­si­tiv­i­ty.  In Step 3 – Restore Lean Mus­cle – you engaged one of the most potent trig­gers to insulin sen­si­ti­za­tion — weight train­ing.

If all has been going accord­ing to plan, you’ve already found that your mus­cles are get­ting stronger and that the lev­el of resis­tance and num­ber of rep­e­ti­tions you can com­plete is increas­ing.  Per­haps you’ve also incor­po­rat­ed a wider range of mus­cle groups into your reg­u­lar work­out reg­i­men.

Keep up the good work.

Now, with Step 6, you’ll use oth­er tools to help insulin do its job in your body’s cells.

Here are a four of them.

  1. Cut out sug­ar, corn syrup, and oth­er sweet­en­ers.  You don’t need them.  And don’t sub­sti­tute arti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers for sug­ar, either.  They’re even worse for you.  Hon­ey, maple syrup, agave, and oth­er alter­na­tives are only slight­ly bet­ter.
  2. Get rid of “trans” fats.  That means no hydro­genat­ed veg­etable oils.  Lots of baked prod­ucts – every­thing from crack­ers to cook­ies – have them.  They don’t exist in nature.  Do you think your body has evolved enzyme sys­tems to process them?
  3. Improve bal­ance between omega-3 and omega-6 fat­ty acids.  Boost­ing your intake of healthy omega-3 fats by eat­ing fresh, oily fish and tak­ing a fish oil sup­ple­ment can help, but usu­al­ly it’s not enough.  You also have to severe­ly cut down your intake of corn oil, saf­flower oil, sun­flower oil, and the like.  And fried foods?  Unless you’ve made them your­self, you can be near­ly cer­tain they’ve been pre­pared with evil fats.
  4. Use the proven pow­er of spe­cif­ic herbs that boost insulin sen­si­tiv­i­ty.  Two of them you can start with:  green tea and cinnamon.A cup of brewed green tea is a healthy drink, and there are sup­ple­ments that can give you a dai­ly tea dose, too.  Fresh­ly-ground pow­dered cin­na­mon can be added to a lot of foods, but herbal sup­ple­ments with cin­na­mon extract can also be a handy way to get what you need.

Ready to take charge of your pro­gram to regain health?  Find out more about Dr. Lavine’s Ten Step Pro­gram to Con­quer Chron­ic Ill­ness.


About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website,, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.

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