“My passion is to help people get back the Stamina they lost, the Ambition they once had, the Vitality they are missing in their lives, the Energy to perform at their highest level and the Desire to live their best life.”
Former osteopathic surgeon, he realized he was only fixing the tail end of a problem in many cases and wanted to help the whole person. He was and is interested in prevention and strengthening a person from gut and immune system to muscles and bones.
Our conversation went wide and deep in a few instances, like diabetes.
‘I recognize that we can do amazing things in the system, but what we are not good at is treating the things like diabetes, like osteoporosis, because the system just isn't designed to help deal with these things that have a broad cause.”
Pharmaceuticals for things like dementia, diabetes, and osteoporosis are not very effective but a whole person approach that includes coaching and education about lifestyle, etc is effective and can send that sick person back in the direction of health. Something meds will never do.
Doug shares the truth about diabetes, that it is not a blood sugar problem, it's an insulin problem. An intolerance for carbohydrates and processed foods results in chronic elevation of insulin due to increased blood sugar.
The drugs mostly treat bringing blood sugar down by increasing insulin, but you already have high insulin, right? So now we're actually making the problem worse by increasing the levels of insulin.
Lowered blood sugar is a good thing, you lower your risk of small vessel problems, retinopathy, kidney problems and feet issues.
Insulin however is a big vessel problem—dementia, stroke, heart disease.
Oh and it will make you gain weight.
· We went through the importance of real thyroid testing (Not just TSH) if you have symptoms.