Welcome to the first episode of the insulin360 podcast.
The insulin360 podcast aims to take a global approach to metabolic health issues, interviewing experts not only about diet and exercise but also about a range of other physical, psycho-emotional and energetic issues that impact insulin issues and metabolic health.
In this episode I introduce the podcast, talk about the history of insulin and highlight some milestones in scientific research along the way. I also touch on how ancient medical systems like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine would view insulin issues and finish up by looking at some of the basic physiology of insulin: where it is produced, how it acts on cells and some of the key actions on different tissues as well as the different between good metabolic health and metabolic dysfunction and how insulin issues can set the stage for chronic disease later down the line.
0:00 Introduction1:24 Why did I start the podcast? Insulin dysfunction and metabolic health10:15 A brief look at the history of insulin12:35 The first written record on insulin issues in Ancient Egypt13:12 The first mention of a sedentary lifestyle being linked to obesity and Type II29:30 An example from Traditional Chinese Medicine35:44 A look at the basic physiology around insulin52:30 Wrapping it up
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In the first episode I introduce the podcast and spend a bit of time delving into the history of insulin as well as some basic physiology.
1:24 Why did I start the podcast? Insulin dysfunction and metabolic health
10:15 A brief look at the history of insulin
12:35 The first written record on insulin issues in Ancient Egypt
13:12 The first mention of a sedentary lifestyle being linked to obesity and Type II
29:30 An example from Traditional Chinese Medicine
35:44 A look at the basic physiology around insulin
52:30 Wrapping it up
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