The True Cause of Heart Disease: A Conversation with Dr. Aseem Malhotra
The way you eat, how much you exercise, how you manage stress and your exposure to environmental toxins all contribute to things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and of course, heart disease.
In the United States, over 80 million adults suffer pre-diabetes. Although the condition can be reversed through diet and exercise, 70% of these pre-diabetics will develop full-blown type 2 diabetes . Most do not have the expertise, experience, or even motivation to actively monitor and reverse illness. There are many variables to consider; even vitamin D3 has been correlated to pre-diabetic and diabetic outcomes .
We do possess the power to reverse diabetes. A 2016 study in the Journal of Diabetes Research and Therapy reports that diet, exercise, drugs, and lifestyle factors can effectively regulate and reverse type 3 diabetes and the accelerated aging associated with chronic illness . The metabolic abnormalities of muscle insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes can be normalized through energy restriction . Unfortunately, lifestyle changes and routines are not easy to integrate.
Medication non-adherence in type 2 diabetes may be as high as 65% in the first year of treatment – in other words, patients have a very difficult time managing their own treatment. This impairs optimal glycemic control and illness outcomes . The use of a digital device to help patients manage diabetes has been seen to reduce hemoglobin A1c and improve glycemic control . Personalized, full-time care and accountability results in exponential magnitudes of improvement.