By Jules Allen, Functional Medicine Practitioner

Belly Fat and the number one fat making hormone: Insulin

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Belly Fat and the number one fat making hormone: Insulin

Course description

Creeping weight gain and belly fat are more than just uncomfortable and unsightly.  They are an indication of increasing Insulin Resistance that may lead to Diabetes as well as increase risks of many life threatening diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer. While Type 2 diabetes used to be a condition only affecting adults, even children as young as 8 are being diagnosed with T2D nowadays and the growing numbers are cause for serious concern. While we are fortunate to have the internet at our disposal, most of us are too busy to search for articles to help us understand how Insulin acts on a cellular level, that may lead to belly fat and more serious health conditions. If you answer yes to questions such as: 1. My belly is larger than my hips. 2. I crave foods, especially in the afternoon 3. I get a mid afternoon slump 4. I, or a family member have been diagnosed with diabetes Then this course is for you.  So many life threatening disease can be avoided with sugar management and for most of us, it is not because we are unwilling to make changes, it is because we simply do not know what changes to make, that we simply give up. Belly Fat and the Number 1 Fat Making Hormone: Insulin, will explain exactly what Insulin's role is in a healthy body and how this can go awry. This course will explain how Insulin has a prominent role in making us fat and what steps we can take, even if we have already been diagnosed with Diabetes, in minimizing or reversing the deleterious impact on our body.  In so doing, our 'fat making' processes will slow down to become manageable and even disappear.  Specifically this course will: 1. Address the first indicator of Insulin Resistance, Belly Fat and give you an understanding of why sugars and Insulin contribute, plus tools to begin the process of reducing you belly AND resucing risks of other chronic diseases associated with an enlarging belly. Insulin is the number 1 player in this process. Increase your understanding of Insulin in a normal body and why 'just enough' Insulin is essential for life itself Explain how a poor diet gradually increases cellular mismanagement of Insulin without us knowing this is happening, except for  growing, stubborn middle fat List serious health dangers associated with Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Explain what habits we may have that exacerbate the growing Insulin resistance Explain What to change for greatest Impact. Give downloadable PDF's for easy reference and increased understanding Why take this Course? The only way to begin to reduce stubborn Middle Fat and turn your health around is to start at grass roots.  Crash diets, off the shelf powders and quick detox solutions, as well as calorie cutting, simply do not work,  Extra hours at the gym, while beneficial in other ways, do not result in weight loss, nor do they affect cellular health, if they are not accompanied by changes in Insulin management. The single biggest change that will impact on health and longevity is to change INSULIN IMPACT in the body.  The negative spiral to our mood as well as to our health starts with the small and creeping changes that happen slowly, leading to weight gain, depression and exhaustion. Insulin is at the root of all these problems.  As with everything, increasing understanding of why something happens, arms us with information about what to change as well as increases our sustainability when we make these changes.  The course will explain why Insulin  and sugars are at the root.  It will show you where sugar hides in foods we would NEVER suspect so we can make choices to avoid those foods and this course will Show you what foods are the biggest culprits in weight gain and these are not only the sweet foods. Plus, this course will show you why making adjustments as to when we eat and how often we eat, also impacts on our insulin management and weight gain..

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Course overview - 14

  • Hello and Introduction

  • What will you get out and who is the course for?

  • Info on diabetes, statistics and insulin resistance

  • Food groups and how they affect insulin

  • I have belly fat but do I have insulin resistance

  • Insulin. What is this hormone

  • Do I need to be scared of my belly fat?

  • Additional dangers of Insulin Resistance

  • First impactful change to influence insulin

  • Another Impactful change

  • Tricks to reduce insulin

  • Hidden sugars and dangers associated

  • Added dangers of sugars

  • Thanks and Goodbye

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Jules Allen
Jules AllenFunctional Medicine Practitioner
I trained initially as a podiatrist and then went on to do a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication. I  have a private podiatry practice, specializing in diabetic and arthritic patients, but added to that, while in practice, I studied Exercise Science (SA), Health and Nutrition (UK), and Functional Medicine (USA), with a special interest in genetics.  Functional medicine looks at the interplay between our genes, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and stress and how that relates to health and chronic, non- communicable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and ageing. My sub- studies include genetics, pain management, detoxification, gut management, energy management, hormone and sexual health. I am concerned at the downward spiral in health care and believe strongly that much of our health status lies within our own power.  Education is everything, but most of us do not have the time to sift through this information, to establish what will work for us, in our own unique context. I have lectured for the Institute of Neuroscience, private corporations and at small workshops.  I am committed to empowering people, so they are informed and can make health choices that will impact positively on their life and vitality. I also consult on a one-on-one basis, and remain in frequent... sometimes daily... contact with my clients, as they negotiate the changes they need to make, in order to gain, or sustain, health. I lecture extensively on topics such as: Understanding Belly Fat    Insulin and mental acuity    Breast health and cancer    Genetics and risk of non-communicable disease    Genetics and breast cancer    Avoiding NHI    Depression and neurotransmitter health    Power of genetics    Gut health and the microbiome    How to lose weight    Reducing pain    Benefits of fasting and intermittent fasting