Insulin Resistance – Dr. Jamie Gilliam

Insulin Resistance – Dr. Jamie Gilliam

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June 17, 2024 by *Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam

In this insightful episode, Dr. Jamie Gilliam explores the complex topic of insulin resistance, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Dr. Gilliam breaks down the science behind insulin resistance, its causes, symptoms, and strategies for management and prevention.

Key Topics Covered:

What is Insulin Resistance?

Explanation of insulin’s role in the body.
How insulin resistance develops.
The physiological mechanisms that contribute to this condition.

Causes and Risk Factors:

Genetic predisposition and family history.
Lifestyle factors such as diet and physical inactivity.
The impact of hormonal imbalances, stress, and certain medical conditions.

Symptoms and Diagnosis:

Early signs of insulin resistance, including increased hunger, fatigue, cognitive decline.
The importance of routine screening and the various tests used to diagnose.
How insulin resistance is often asymptomatic and discovered through related health issues.

Health Implications:

The connection between insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease.
Potential complications like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and increased risk of stroke.
How insulin resistance can impact weight management and overall health.

Management and Prevention:

Lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes to increase insulin sensitivity.
The role of regular physical activity in improving insulin sensitivity.
Medical treatments and medications that can help manage insulin resistance.
The importance of weight management, stress reduction, and adequate sleep.

Long-term Strategies for Better Health:

Developing a sustainable and balanced approach to diet and exercise.
The benefits of regular monitoring to manage insulin resistance.

Join Dr. Jamie Gilliam as she provides a thorough understanding of insulin resistance, offering practical advice and strategies to help you manage and prevent this condition. Whether you’re at risk, recently diagnosed, or looking to support a loved one, this episode delivers essential information to empower you on your health journey.

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~ More About Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam ~ 

Dr. Jamie Gilliam is the founder of JG Wellness Clinic, where they specialize in addressing various health concerns, with a focus on thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalances within the endocrine system, autoimmune diseases, and assisting patients striving to achieve weight loss goals. Dr. Jamie holds a PhD in Integrative Medicine and an MS in Exercise Science. Jamie is also a devoted mother to seven children.

Jamie’s personal health challenges with thyroid cancer, cervical cancer, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, and Lupus, caused her to realize that the conventional healthcare system is flawed. Tired of being sick and tired, she decided to navigate a different path.

In her pursuit of better health, Jamie explored alternative approaches to healthcare that emphasized healing rather than merely treating symptoms. Her dissatisfaction with the status quo led her to the decision to further her education and pursue a career in Integrative Medicine. This choice was rooted in her realization that many individuals are dealing with health issues but are not receiving the level of care and attention they need within the traditional healthcare system.

Through her work at JG Wellness Clinic, Dr. Jamie is dedicated to treating the whole person. She gives patients a voice and ensures patients are heard. She offers patients a comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare, and Jamie encourages her patients to play an active role in their healthcare decisions.

To get more of Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here:

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