Danielle Hamilton | Fix Your Gut, Regulate Your Blood Sugar & Allow Your Body to Heal KKP: 283

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Today, I am blessed to have here with me Danielle Hamilton. In February of 2018, Danielle adopted a real-food, low-carb, high fat (keto) diet and began incorporating fasting (intermittent and prolonged). She can maintain a comfortable weight, and her skin is flawless. Danielle's periods are regular, and her PMS & cramps vanished. Danielle doesn't even bloat before my period anymore!

After graduating as an NTP, Danielle decided that her mission is to help women discover and improve their blood sugar issues. Research suggests that 1 out of 3 adults has prediabetes. Of this group, 9 out of 10 don't know they have it. 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

Danielle's mission is to help women uncover and improve their blood sugar issues so they can feel their best and live long and healthy lives.

In this episode, Danielle reveals the inspiration behind her career as a health practitioner. Danielle started following a ketogenic lifestyle with fasting after suffering from severe allergies, ear infections, eczema, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Fortunately, Danielle was able to reverse her symptoms, including PCOS, completely. Danielle reveals why fasting will be crucial to making insulin hormones more sensitive. Plus, we chat about ditching industrial seed oils, processed carbs, and stress. Tune in as we talk about the importance your gallbladder has on your digestive process.

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[00:25] Why Danielle Decided To Become A Health Practitioner

  • Growing up, Danielle would eat the standard American diet, she loved processed carbs, and she loved breakfast foods.
  • Sadly, Danielle was always spitting up - she had eczema, ear infections and needed to get her tonsils out.
  • After removing her tonsils, Danielle developed tons of allergies and asthma. Sadly, she didn’t realize that tonsils were part of her immune system.
  • Unfortunately, Danielle was getting five allergy shots three times a week! Plus, she was taking numerous medications and was on multiple inhalers.
  • Danielle recommends reading The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet: https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Solution-Original-Human-Diet/dp/0982565844/benazadi-20
  • Eventually, Danielle realized that she had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • So, she started eating keto and fasting and reversed her PCOS, allergies, and asthma.

[09:55] Why Fasting Is Crucial To Making Insulin Hormones More Sensitive

  • Our bodies become resistant to things really fast.
  • When there are insulin levels in the blood, your body is becoming resistant to it.
  • Intermittent fasting is a really great way to help to lower insulin levels.
  • That way, you can become more sensitive to insulin.
  • Fasting is the number one way to improve our insulin sensitivity.

[13:10] How Industrial Seed Oils Are Contributing To Insulin Resistance

  • Industrial seed oils are directly causing insulin resistance.
  • Here are the oils to look out for:
    • Vegetable Oils
    • Soy
    • Sunflower
    • Corn
    • Canola
    • Safflower
    • Cottonseed
    • Grapeseed
    • Rice Bran
  • They will cause your body to have insulin resistance and also block your body's own fat burning.
  • As the fats become part of us, then they interfere with the body's ability to burn its own body fat.
  • A lot of people are stuck because they have this toxic body fat from seed oils.

[14:50] Why You Should Steer Away From Processed Carbs

  • The more you process a carbohydrate, the more likely it is to spike your blood sugar because you’re removing the fiber.
  • It’s better to eat fruit than a smoothie. In a smoothie, you have really pulverized that fiber.
  • Any sort of carbohydrate that is has been processed is really going to spike your sugar.
  • Plus, carbs are addictive.

[17:30] The Problem With Snacking & Why It Could Be Damaging Your Health

  • There is no such thing as a healthy snack.
  • However, if you are working on actively healing your reactive hypoglycemia, you may need to eat more frequently.
  • Most of the time, snack foods are high in carbohydrates.
  • Even if your snacks are not high in carbs, then it will affect your blood sugar.
  • Danielle says it’s better to have a dessert than it is to have a snack.
  • Your body is not meant to digest food all day.

[21:55] Building Muscle Will Be Critical For Insulin Sensitivity

  • When you build muscle, it becomes like a sink for insulin and glucose.
  • Muscles are some of the first tissues and cells in the body to become insulin resistant after the fat cells.
  • Muscle building activities are really good for insulin sensitivity because it creates more space.
  • The intensity of the workout is really helpful for insulin sensitivity as well.
  • Working out to fatigue is going to be something to help to build muscles and burn up all the excess glucose.

[23:30] How To Improve Insulin Sensitivity With Relaxation And Meditation

  • Stress will undo whatever you do nutritionally.
  • Stress will cause cortisol. Then, cortisol will make you insulin resistant.
  • Chronic stress will elevate blood sugar over time.
  • So, set boundaries and cut relationships with toxic people.
  • However, if you can’t change your circumstances, then you need to find time to get your body out of stress.
  • Danielle loves to do breathing exercises.

[34:10] How Does Improving Sleep Help With Improving Your Glucose And Insulin Levels?

  • If you’re tired, you will automatically gravitate to higher glucose and carb-filled foods.
  • Also, if you have insulin resistance and glucose dysregulation, you're going to have a hard time sleeping.
  • So, it is a very multi-dimensional approach to improving your sleep.
  • Tape your mouth, make sure your room is dark and improve your bedtime routine.
  • Lastly, get outside in the morning and get sunshine on your face.

[37:00] About The Amazing Gallbladder And Its Relationship With Fat Digestion

  • We need digestion to work beautifully to see benefits in our health.
  • The liver is dripping bile into our gallbladder.
  • When meals come, we have a good amount of bile. The bile will act as dish soap. Its job is to emulsify the fats, so we can actually absorb them.
  • If we are not breaking fats down, we can't absorb them.
  • Do you have chronic constipation? Do greasy meals kind of run right through you? Those are all signs that your gallbladder needs some love and support, and attention.
  • Stay calm at meals and chew your food to have a really good digestive experience and digestive process.

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

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Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.

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