TYPE II DIABETES AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION & INFERTILITY
The statistics on TYPE II DIABETES are astounding. According to a recent study (HERE), in the state of California --- a state whose climate makes it downright easy to exercise and eat fresh produce year round when compared to the rest of the country --- well over one half of all adults have either diabetes or pre-diabetes. And for all intents and purposes, pre-diabetes (aka Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome --- INSULIN RESISTANCE, BLOOD SUGAR DYSREGULATION, ABDOMINAL OBESITY, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE) means that you are a diabetic who has not crossed the threshold of being "officially" diagnosed as such. Many a time I have shown you that blood sugar dysregulation is the root cause of both inflammation (HERE), as well as the vast majority of the health issues (diseases) facing modern Americans, and increasingly (thanks to us exporting our crappy diets), the rest of the world. Two significant problems with blood sugar dysregulation have to do with sex --- SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION and INFERTILITY.
It's fascinating to me just how many couples I see in my clinic who are unable to get pregnant. While it's true that I have seen any number of women get pregnant after chiropractic adjustments (HERE'S THE MECHANISM), in the 25 years I have been in practice, it is becoming less and less likely this will happen (HERE'S WHY). Mostly it has to do with INFLAMMATION, which I showed you in the paragraph above, is the root of most of our most common health problems. In fact, there is an entire industry that revolves around this increasingly common problem (IVF). And this does not even begin to touch on the issue of libido. One thing we know for sure about sex drive is that it correlates inversely with two health problems that are almost always joined at the hip --- the Siamese twins of ill health; type II diabetes and obesity. Before I show you how to solve the majority of cases of both problems on your own, I want to hit you with some studies in no particular order (everything is cherry-picked due to constraints on both time and space) concerning the topic of today's post.
All this is great information, but I know what you're thinking. What about that point where the rubber meets the road? How in the world can both men and women go about fixing sexual dysfunction and infertility? As is almost always the case, drugs are rarely a good or long-term solution.
What sort of diet and exercise to I recommend? Firstly, remember that what you eat is infinitely more important that what or how much exercise you do (HERE). I had a patient come in the other day whose entire family, elderly parents included, had gone PALEO. The grandfather, who has struggled with jacked blood sugar for years, despite any number of DIABETES DRUGS, dropped his blood sugar over 100 points in 3 days. Read that again, because it was not a misprint. It's all about glycemic control via controlling inflammation. And don't forget the STRENGTH TRAINING as well. If you want to see a template on what it might take to get your schwerve back or even get pregnant, HERE is the link ---- critical if you are not only overweight and struggling with PCOS, but DEPRESSED and ADDICTED TO SUGAR AND JUNK CARBS as well.
Rest assured that sugar consumption and obestity are not the only cause(s) of sexual dysfunction, infertility, and particularly PCOS. Many studies do mention "genetics" as a etiological factor. However, it is critical to realize that raw genetics --- your genes --- do not determine your health nearly as much as you have been led to believe. Otherwise the Human Genome Project would have actually accomplished what it claimed it would accomplish when it began 25 years ago --- ridding human kind of sickness and disease. The truth is, EPIGENETICS is largely what determines your genetic expression, and if you don't understand this, it's critical you click the link and read the short post.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).