Do you crave sugary foods like candy, cereals and pumpkin-spice lattes even though they are making you sick? As discussed in previous podcasts, our primitive brain encourages us to eat by releasing feel-good neurotransmitters, such as dopamine. Highly processed foods that concentrate nutrients cause an exaggerated dopamine release, which makes us overemphasize the importance of these foods. This is especially true when we consume sugar. During this podcast, Dr. Vaughn discusses how our brains learn to crave certain foods and how food manufacturers use research to exploit this biology.
The second episode in a 3-part series on the basics of diabetes. During this episode, Dr. Vaughn discusses the pathophysiology (disease process) of diabetes including the roles of glucose, insulin and how current management approaches using pills and injections may worsen the disease state. Although this episode is full of science, Dr. Vaughn provides simple explanations and analogies to explain these very important concepts. Ultimately, this discussion leads to the conclusion that treating insulin resistance with more insulin is the wrong approach medically. In the next and final episode in this 3-part series, Dr. Vaughn introduces her naturally healthy approach to resolving diabetes without medications or injections .
Affecting nearly 100 million people and consuming 1 in 4 health care dollars in America, diabetes and prediabetes is an epidemic. People with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation and much more. During the first episode in this 3-part series, Dr. Vaughn introduces diabetes and discusses risk factors, incidence, complications and financial implications. Parts 2 and 3 focus on the pathophysiology of diabetes and Dr. Vaughn’s recommendations for resolving diabetes without pills or injections.