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42. Diabetes with Dr. Mona Morstein

Episode Summary

Diabetes is an epidemic. More than 10% of Americans have diabetes and one-third of adults have pre-diabetes. To demystify diabetes, today’s guest is Dr. Mona Morstein. Dr. Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty years, was Chair of Nutrition, a professor of Gastroenterology and Clinical Supervisor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is an expert in diabetes. In fact, she wrote the book on it, “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach For Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.” 

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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:30] What is Type 1  diabetes
  • [04:30] What is type 2 diabetes 
  • [07:25] Other types of diabetes 
  • [10:00] Why is diabetes increasing in the population
  • [15:35] Dr. Morstein’s approach to treating diabetes compared to a conventional approach
  • [19:40] Is testing for environmental factors and nutritional deficiency important
  • [24:00] How some medications can deplete nutrients 
  • [30:33] Way to naturally improve insulin resistance 
  • [34:40] Does Alzheimer’s and dementia cause insulin resistance 
  • [40:00] Dr. Morstein’s parting words

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94. Using Food as Medicine

94. Using Food as Medicine

In general, a whole food, unprocessed diet that emphasizes healthy protein and fats, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes, and lean meats or fish, is consistently linked to better health. But, you may be wondering, how specifically do healthy foods work their magic?

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