Dr. Ali’s Insulin-Wise Breakfast for Weight Loss
Majid Ali, M.D.
Insulin Is the Fattening Hormone.
One Cannot lose Weight Healthfully in the Presence of Insulin Toxicity
Dr. Ali’s Breakfasts Are Ideas, Not Products
Why Consider My Insulin-Wise Weight Loss Breakfast
Because they are:
- Quick to prepare
- Anti-weight gain and anti-obesity
- Anti-insulin toxicity and anti-diabetes
- Low cost
- Easy to personalize
Preparing Insulin-Smart Breakfast for Two
(I suggest this spicy smoothie breakfast for three or four days a week, and consider an egg omelette or spicy yogurt breakfast on the remaining days of the week.)
- I use a wide-mouthed glass or plastic bottle as a blender. It is easy to wash after use.
- I add the following to the bottle (details given below):
2.1 Three large heaping tablespoons of a protein powder
2.2 One large heaping tablespoon of lecithin
2.3 One large heaping tablespoon of ground flaxseed
2.4 One teaspoonful of turmeric powder
2.5 One-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2.6 One-half teaspoon of one of the following in powder form: ginger root,
2.7 I then add 20 ounces of water and mix by shaking the bottle
2.8 I then add 16 ounces of bottled organic vegetable juice (Very Veggie is
our preferred brand) and shake the bottle again.
2.9 My wife and I drink this spicy smoothie in 4 to 6 -ounce portions.
Personalizing Insulin-Smart Breakfasts
All recipes for insulin-smart breakfasts can be personalized for taste or convenience. For example, for insulin-smart spicy smoothie, following are some suggestions:
- Add more water
- Add a small amount of lemon juice
- Add an ounce or more of seltzer water
- Decrease or increase the amount of any spice by instinct
- Experiment with other spices, such as cardimum ( usually a pinch or two)
- Drinking the Spicy Smoothie in portions of choice ( three ounces, four ounces, less, more)
- Drinking Spicy Smoothie at different times of the day. Try four ounces at mid-afternoon and see it affects your energy level, for example
- Try modifying recipes for spicy omelettes and yogurt the same way.
Solutions for After-Taste Problem ELCOME!
The problem of after-taste with my recommended breakfast is very uncommon. If it does happen, here are some suggestions:
- Take a glass of water thirty minutes after the breakfast
- Use a sugarless mint lozenge after the breakfast smoothie
- Gargle with sesame oil for a minute or two
- Try to find the culprit be excluding spices, two at a time.
WELCOME! Protein Options for Preparing spicy smoothie
- A protein powder containing 90 of calories in proteins derived from eggs and milk
- A protein powder containing 90 of calories in proteins derived from whey
- A protein powder containing 90 of calories in proteins derived from soy proteins of plant-based proteins
Healthy Oil Options for Adding to Breakfast Smoothies LCOME!
The flaxseed in the protein drink may be replaced by one of the following oils: olive, safflower, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, avocado, and almond.
The flaxseed oil in the protein drink may be replaced by one of the following oils: olive, safflower, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, avocado, and almond.
Nutritional Supplements Taken With Breakfast
I take my morning nutrient supplements with this spicy smoothie, usually doing some bouncing exercise with it.
Please test the above recipes, experience their benefits, and then experiment with them and improve them by personalizing them aa suggested above.
There is never a valid reason for missing a breakfast. My patients taught me this lesson so well that I seldom complete a visit with patients without asking about their breakfasts.
Goals of Dr. Ali’s Breakfasts
A wholesome breakfast — in my view — should serve the following goals:
- It should set the stage for an active, vigorous, and healthful day with sustained energy.
- It should support the functions of the bowel, liver, hormone organs, brain, and other tissue.
- It should sustain the long-term goals of healthful aging and preventing diabetes, degeneratory disorders, such as heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and others.
With those goals in mind, the following objectives of a breakfast seem desirable to me:
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Celebrating Small Successes, Not Sweating Small Missteps
Many patients tell me they missed their breakfast because they were not hungry. I explain that was so because their metabolic rhythm has been disrupted. Rising at 7 am following a dinner at 8 pm the evening before, of course, means a fasting of 11 hours. Fasting means hypoglycemia and acidosis. Extending that period for another two or three or more hours essentially sets a person up for major hypoglycemic-hyperglycemic shifts that trigger insulin and adrenergic roller coasters. In individuals with neurotransmitter volatility — persons with predisposition for anxiety, sadness, or depression — extension of fasting can trigger any or all of those symptoms. For others without such vulnerability, it is really a matter of time until they also succumb to undue tiredness or mood difficulties caused by glucose-insulin-adrenaline-neurotransmitter shifts.
What Is Insulin? ELCOME!
It is a hormone produced by pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach which lowers the blood glucose level by driving glucose into the cells.
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How Does Insulin Work?
Insulin hormone preserves health in many ways. Specifically, its metabolic, energy-regulating, vascular, growth-maitaining, and diverse other effects include:
1. Facilitation of entry of glucose into cells.
2. Breakdown of glucose to produce ATP energy.
3. Storage of energy into the liver and muscles.
4. Conversion of glucose into fats and proteins.
5. Serve as a signaling molecule for multiple growth reactions.
How Does Insulin Toxcity Develop?
The Crank and Crank-Shaft Model of Insulin Toxicity
In my book entitled “Dr. Ali’s Plan for Reversing Diabetes,” I illustrated the insulin/insulin receptor dysfunction with a crank/crank-shaft analogy. This book is available at
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Text from the book for the Crank and Crank Shaft Model:The cell membranes become resistant to insulin when they become chemicalized—plasticized, so to speak—and hardened, immobilizing the insulin receptors embedded in the membranes. The insulin receptor is a protein that criss-crosses the cell membrane like a cord. One of the consequences of grease buildup on cell membranes is that insulin receptor becomes turned and twisted, literally and figuratively. In a previous paper, I offered the analogy of a crank and a crank-shaft to explain insulin resistance. I visualize insulin as a crank—a device that transmits rotary motion—and the insulin receptor protein as a crank-shaft embedded in the cell membrane.receptor protein as a crank-shaft embedded in the cell membranes.
Is hyperinsulinism the same state as insulin toxicity?
Yes. I coin the term insulin toxicity to replace hyperinsulinism because it tells the story well, while most people do not know what blood insulin level does hyperinsulinism begin.
How Do I Live Insulin-Healthy Life?
How Do I Become Insulin-wise and Live a Healthy Life?
Read, read, and read about insulin, health, and healing until you love reading about it.
Some Crucial Questions
* How much time do you spend talking about insulin with your patients?
* For chronic ailments, I talk about oxygen and insulin, and then about the bowel and the liver.
* How about spirituality?
As soon as I think the patients is ready for it. Spiritual openness is what matters most, but most patients want to talk about their diseases first.
* You say diabetes is an insulin problem, not and a sugar problem. What do you really mean by this?
- Diabetes is not a sugar problem
- Two examples of healthy insulin and glucose (sugar) profiles
- One example of insulin and glucose profiles of an individual with diabetes, before and after diabetes reversal
- What is insulin intelligence
- Metabolic Actions of Insulin Hormone
- How does insulin toxicity (hyperinsulinism) develop)?
- Oxygen Model of Insulin Toxicity
Why Is It Important Not to Consider Diabetes to Be a Sugar Problem?
Diabetes is not a sugar problem. Diabetes can neither be prevented nor reversed by focusing on blood glucose (sugar) levels. To reverse diabetes, we need “Insulin Intelligence,”which requires the study of the subject with healing literacy, not with disease literacy or drug literacy. Please study Table 3 for the insulin and glucose profiles of the man who reversed diabetes by making his insulin work. Closely examine his falling insulin level accompanied by his falling blood glucose levels with passing months. But first for comparison study, I offer two ideal insulin profiles presented in Tables 1 and 2.
What Is A1c Test?
It is a blood test which indicates the average of blood glucose levels for about 90 days before the blood sample is drawn.
In my experience, A1c test is not reliable for screening for diabetes, nor for insulin toxicity. It is a good test for knowing how effective the treatment for diabetes and/or insulin toxicity is.
An A1c value of 5.5% indicated excellent blood glucose levels. A value of 6 means poor control of diabetes. A value of 6.5 means very poor control A value of ten means an urgent need for improved treatment. I consider values of 12 and over to indicate medical emergencies.
Is Fasting Blood Glucose Level a Good Screening Test for diabetes?
No. I have seen this test to unreliable in too many cases. I have seen patient with diabetes show a fasting blood glucose level of less than 95, which is considered negative for the disease. I have also seen patient who had fasting glucoe level of over 100 who did not have diabetes when a full 3-hour test was done.
At What Blood Glucose Level Is Diabetes Diagnosed?
When the blood glucose level is 200 or over in the 2-hr blood sample drawn following a test load of 75 grams of glucose taken by mouth (as a syrup.
At What Blood Glucose Level Is Prediabetes Diagnosed?
When the blood glucose level is 200 or over in the 1-hr blood sample drawn following a test load of 75 grams of glucose taken by mouth (as a syrup.
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To Be Insulin-Wise, One Must First Be Bowel-Wise.
The Seed-Feed-and-Occasionally-Weed-Way to Reverse Chronic Inflammatory, Immune, and Infectious Diseases
Seeding is the repopulation of the gut with microflora that have been destroyed by indiscriminate use of antibiotics or crowded out by the unrestrained proliferation of yeast and bacterial organisms such as the Proteus and Pseudomonas species. The “guardian angel bacteria” for bowel ecology belong to the Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species. Some other species also play protective roles. In health, these organisms provide the necessary counterbalance to the growth of yeast and pathogenic bacterial organisms. Beyond this, these organisms produce several molecules that play critical roles in our molecular defense systems.
Feeding is the use of some growth factors that the normal bowel flora require to flourish. These include biotin, pantetheine, Vitamin B12 and others. We clinicians have used Vitamin B12 for decades with good clinical results (to the great chagrin of those “academicians” who considered it quackery because they couldn’t understand how this vitamin could ever help anybody except those with pernicious anemia). One of the principal mechanisms by which vitamin B12 exerts its myriad beneficial effects is by serving as a “growth hormone” for health-preserving bowel flora. Of course, this vitamin has several other essential roles. It plays a role in the citric acid cycle (the main molecular pathway for energy generation where it facilitates the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA) and is essential for cell maturation. Further, Vitamin B12 benefits many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders unassociated with anemia or macrocytosis (N Eng J Med 318:1720; 1988).
Occasional weeding is the use of several natural substances that are known to suppress the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and yeasts. During initial treatment, I frequently use oral nystatin or fluoconazole (Diflucan) for short periods of two to three weeks, partly for diagnostic and partly for therapeutic reasons (how a person with one of the ABE states responds to these agents is useful in assessing the degree of damage to bowel ecology). Extensive clinical experience has convinced me that long-term clinical results are far superior when the use of drugs is kept to a minimum.
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Examples of Insulin Detox
|Table 1. Ideal Insulin Profile (Peak Value, 18 uIU/mL) of a 60-yr-old 5′ 7″ Male Film-maker weighing 147 lbs. Without Health Problems and Interested in Healthfl Aging. His Three “Secrets to Health” Are: Beautiful Thoughts, Diet, and Exercise.”
|An Example of Reversing Diabetes
WELCOME! The Crank-Crank Shift Model of Insulin Toxicity
In my book entitled “Dr. Ali’s Plan for Reversing Diabetes,” I illustrated the insulin/insulin receptor dysfunction with a crank/crank-shaft analogy. Below is some text from that book (available at http://www.majidali.com). The cell membranes become resistant to insulin when they become chemicalized—plasticized, so to speak—and hardened, immobilizing the insulin receptors embedded in the membranes. The insulin receptor is a protein that criss-crosses the cell membrane like a cord. One of the consequences of grease buildup on cell membranes is that insulin receptor becomes turned and twisted, literally and figuratively. In a previous paper, I offered the analogy of a crank and a crank-shaft to explain insulin resistance. I visualize insulin as a crank—a device that transmits rotary motion—and the insulin receptor protein as a crank-shaft embedded in the cell membrane.receptor protein as a crank-shaft embedded in the cell membranes.
WELCOME! Metabolic Actions of Insulin Hormone
Insulin hormone preserves health in many ways. Specifically, it has metabolic, vascular, and signaling roles, including:
☞ Facilitation of the entry of glucose in cells;
☞ The breakdown of glucose to produce energy in cells;
☞ Storage of glucose in the liver;
☞ Conversion of glucose into fatty acids;
☞ Activation of specific enzymes involved with protein metabolism; and
☞ Changes in vascular reactivity (compliance).
Insulin-Wise Living With Insulin Intelligence ELCOME!
I introduce term Insulin Intelligence for a clear working understanding of molecular biology of insulin which is necessary for preventing and reversing diabetes of all types. Specifically, it includes a deep knowledge of energetic, metabolic, signaling and other functions of insulin. To foster Insulin Intelligence, I include in this article brief outlines of Oxygen Model of Insulin Toxicity and The Crank-Crank-Shaft Model of Insulin Dysfunction. Before that, below in the simplest possible words, I offer the core of my dietary guidelines for normalizing insulin homeostasis.
Five Things to Remember
- Sugar in any form increases insulin toxicity
- Healthy fats are insulin-friendly.
- Healthy proteins are insulin-friendly.
- All carbohydrates in excess are insulin unfriendly.
- Vegetables are insulin-friendly.
- Insulin in excess (insulin toxicity) is fattening and inflaming.
W Oxygen Models of Insulin Toxicity and Diabetes Type 2
I proposed my Oxygen Models of Insulin Toxicity and Diabetes as unifying models that recognize disturbances of oxygen functions as the fundamental commonality of all elements that cause dysfunctional insulin signaling, hyperinsulinism (excess insulin), insulin resistance (inability of the insulin receptor to respond to insulin), and the biochemical and clinical consequences of insulin dysfunction.
Models in Science Are Proposed to:
- Offer workable simplicity to reduce complexities of natural phenomena;
- Explain such phenomena;
- Predict natural phenomena hitherto unrecognized.
Models in medicine are tested, validated, or refuted with ongoing scientific observation. In clinical medicine, I add a fourth criterion for a model’s validity: it must facilitate health and healing. How does my Oxygen Model of Insulin Toxicity stand up to these criteria? I leave that to the readers’ faculty of considering the evidence which I present in a large series of my articles on http/:VUIM.org and in my insulin channels on my YouTube Science, Health, and Healing Encyclopedia.
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