posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 12:34 AM
I was 12.5 on A1c test 4 months ago. Two weeks ago I was 6.5...near normal, but my cholesterol doubled and triglycerides were off the chart. As soon
as I fix one thing, another goes out of whack.
One thing in my history has always been consistent. As soon as I leave the states for a few weeks, my numbers normalize, I feel better and I begin to
lose weight. I lost over 30 pounds in 5 weeks while I was in eastern Europe a few years back. I've had these experiences for 20 years now.
Until a few weeks ago I was sure it was the food that we have here in the states. To some degree it is but there are also skinny people here that eat
as bad as anyone.
I recently began reading about the studies on gut bacteria and their effect on how the body works. It seems that skinny people have different flora in
the intestinal tract than fat people. Studies show that mice injected with the cultures from obese people's digestive tracts become obese as well.
There are many studies on the subject and a few decent articles. I finally found a book on the issue as well and am fairly confident that gut
organisms do affect the way the body works. I've been on steady probiotics as well as using fermented foods (kimchi and saurkraut) for a few weeks and
feel more energetic. My blood sugars are up a bit on fasting but well within normal. My cholesterol and triglycerides are reducing.
I've been making my own lactic fermented products for years but always relied on environmental cultures. I went down to the Korean market and got
kimchi there and use it for a starter now. It seems to make a difference. Korea is the skinniest developed country so I figure what better place to
get a good set of skinny bugs to have a skinny gut?
Type 2? Been there, got the t-shirt, painful nerve endings and numb toes to go along with it.
I also bought another 300 pounds of weights and started 5x5 training.
I'm not giving up.
edit on 21-9-2013 by badgerprints because: (no reason given)