Mastering Blood Sugar

The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Autoimmunity with Dr. Brad Gorski

September 02, 2020 Dr. Brian Mowll Season 1 Episode 34
Mastering Blood Sugar
The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Autoimmunity with Dr. Brad Gorski
Show Notes

Dr. Brad Gorski has a passion for helping others eliminate autoimmunity. People with autoimmune disease suffer from symptoms for years before they get answers. Eliminating his own autoimmune disease led him to a system of customized health coaching that is impacting those with autoimmune problems.

We are in the infancy of understanding autoimmunity. As far as the ties between autoimmunity and diabetes, Dr. Brad says that once you develop type 2 diabetes, you have a high chance of developing a thyroid issue. Our nutrition is terrible, and it’s damaging our gut. In order to get well, we need to have our nutrition in place.

To help decipher your inflammation, look at your blood test and check your C-Reactive Protein (CRP) numbers. These protein levels should be under one, according to Dr. Brad. If you have high levels of CRP, that means there are toxin issues. Also, understand your omega-6 and omega-3 ratio – it should be about 4:1 depending on your risk factors. Fat is necessary to buffer inflammation.

Food is not always the best medicine. We all do not need the same nutrition plan. Our immunity is based on our gut bacteria, and all of our gut bacteria is unique. So, it doesn’t make sense that one nutrition plan would work for everyone equally. You can be eating foods that are “good,” yet they are making you sick.

To heal his body, Dr. Brad used fasting. To help heal the gut, you can start with little types of fasting. Within four days of fasting, you can regenerate your entire immune system. Fasting will change gut bacteria and immunity. Plus, our body needs that energy to heal. Dr. Brad uses fasting with almost all of his patients.

When you’re autoimmune, you want to rule out toxins first. For Dr. Brad, mold pushed him over the edge. Heavy metals are another thing that your body can be sensitive to; they will continuously stress the system and build up over time. Toxins will bioaccumulate and eventually wreak havoc on the body.

Stay tuned as Dr. Brad gives his advice for someone with type 2 diabetes.

 Key Takeaways:

[ 0:40 ] About Dr. Brad Gorski
 [ 7:50 ] Autoimmune components of diabetes  
 [ 11:00 ] How to decrease inflammation  
 [ 15:40 ] Testing omega levels
 [ 18:00 ] Food is not always the best medicine
 [ 19:50 ] How to heal the gut
 [ 23:20 ] Healing autoimmune conditions  
 [ 31:30 ] Advice for someone with type 2 diabetes

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