More on the Science of Insulin Sensitivity

In 2008, I made two lifestyle changes that improved my insulin sensitivity. First, I replaced my long cardio sessions with resistance training and intervals, then I eliminated sugar, grains, and vegetable oils from my diet.

These changes in exercise and nutrition normalized my blood sugar, insulin levels, and dopamine sensitivity which caused a positive cycle of changes in my behavior.

I became that person who eats, exercises, and performs well in daily life.

Are you like me? Were you told that you weren’t performing up to your potential in school? Did you struggle with your weight and motivation from childhood?

For the past 15 years since I was able to achieve insulin sensitivity my levels of creativity, productivity, health, and happiness transformed to allow a good life. I am far from perfect, and I still fall into sadness and lethargy if I’m not careful, but I continue to be inspired to share my keys to a happy healthy life, especially when emerging science confirms my experience.

I hope you will read the article linked below in order to get a better understanding of the mechanism of insulin sensitivity.

International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Volume 18, Issue 7, May 2015, pyv014,

“Food addiction is a debated topic in neuroscience. Evidence suggests diabetes is related to reduced basal dopamine levels in the nucleus accumbens, similar to persons with drug addiction.”

“In healthy individuals, diminished insulin sensitivity is related to less endogenous dopamine at dopamine D2/3 receptor in the ventral striatum. Moreover, acute dopamine depletion reduces insulin sensitivity. These findings may have important implications for neuropsychiatric populations with metabolic abnormalities.”

When you become aware of the science that affects your behavior, you can have confidence that lifestyle changes are worth the effort.

Back in 2008, I started feeling better in a matter of days, and in four weeks the changes in my health and happiness even became apparent to the people around me. My hope for anyone who sees my videos and reads my blog, is that better health and happiness will be theirs soon.

Be well, Catherine Gordon






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