Friday

Six rounds, 21 – 18 – 15 – 12 – 9  – 6 for time of:

Deadlift, 185#/120# (35% of 1RM)
Wall ball shots, 20#/14#

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Buddy Zac has a future so bright, he's gotta wear shades.

Hyperinsulinemia

Whoa there… how many syllables does hyperinsulinemia have?  Seriously, that's a mouthful – but what exactly does that big word mean?

Well let's start from the top: hyper.  The hyper prefix indicates an excess amount.  Too much insulin in this case.  Insulin is the hormone release by the pancreas in response to ingestion of carbohydrates.  It allows glucose into the cell to be used as fuel by the body.  Polishing our long fancy word off is the suffix emia.  When emia is used as a suffix, it means blood, or refers to the presence of a substance in the blood.  In this case it refers to too much insulin in the blood.  Shit.

Well what's so wrong with a little extra insulin in the blood stream?  Over time, whether it be through your genes or through poor dietary choices, your cells become resistant to insulin.  This causes your poor old pancreas to release larger quantities of insulin in order to get that sweet glucose into the cells.  Research is being published daily linking hyperinsulinemia to vast number of diseases, many of which you may know someone to have.  For instance: obesity, high blood pressure, high triglyceride count, immune disorders, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, hyper inflammatory states, and Alzheimer's disease too name a few.

What's truly remarkable about this fancy word and all the diseases associated with it is that it can be reversed.  How?  By eating a diet rich in lean proteins, heart healthy fats, and low glycemic impact carbohydrates you can effectively restore an insulin sensitivity.  Not only should the carbs be low glycemic load, but they should be limited to amounts that ensure a healthy insulin response.   

Curious as to what certain foods glycemic loads are?  Check out the Nutrition Data website.  Want more information?  Contact us, as we'd be glad to help.

Comments

  1. Great post. Many times we forget that eating white bread and bread products is straight sugar. Just about everything we eat is sugar. Thanks for the reminder and great site!

  2. Ro Ro :

    When I get insulin in my blood I do something like “Angie.” at 220 lbs. of bodyweight, I think the bleedout through my hands is sufficient to set me back at zero! Just kidding… great post, it made me rethink my coffee choice from mocha to the “shot in the dark” that y’all taught me.
    Just stopping by to make sure y’all checked out Matt Chan’s movie debut on the Games Site! Good job stud – think you’re made for this http://games2009.crossfit.com/thegames/deadlift-event.html Can’t wait to see y’all in January.
    Ro

  3. bk :

    bk as rx’d 15:46

  4. Carol :

    Great movie interview. Very Proud of you Matt

  5. CC :

    Thanks Ro Ro – The interview was exciting. Can’t wait for the whole movie.
    BK – nice job we’ll be posting links to our class results soon and you’ll be able to compare.
    Thanks GMALW, appreciate the props and of course don’t want oto forget mom. Love you mom!!!
    CC

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