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42. Diabetes with Dr. Mona Morstein

Episode Summary

Diabetes is an epidemic. More than 10% of Americans have diabetes and one-third of adults have pre-diabetes. To demystify diabetes, today’s guest is Dr. Mona Morstein. Dr. Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty years, was Chair of Nutrition, a professor of Gastroenterology and Clinical Supervisor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is an expert in diabetes. In fact, she wrote the book on it, “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach For Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.” 

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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:30] What is Type 1  diabetes
  • [04:30] What is type 2 diabetes 
  • [07:25] Other types of diabetes 
  • [10:00] Why is diabetes increasing in the population
  • [15:35] Dr. Morstein’s approach to treating diabetes compared to a conventional approach
  • [19:40] Is testing for environmental factors and nutritional deficiency important
  • [24:00] How some medications can deplete nutrients 
  • [30:33] Way to naturally improve insulin resistance 
  • [34:40] Does Alzheimer’s and dementia cause insulin resistance 
  • [40:00] Dr. Morstein’s parting words

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