Episode #398 – Blood Sugar, Insulin and Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Brian Mowll

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I interview Dr Brian Mowll and we discuss key strategies to stabilize blood sugar, improve insulin resistance, burn fat for fuel and reduce inflammation.

  • 04:43 What is blood sugar and how does our body count regulate that?
  • 07:40 Understanding why we get ‘hangry’
  • 09:15 What are AGEs?
  • 09:55 How can someone develop insulin resistance? 
  • 12:15 What happens when we eat protein or fat in terms of insulin release?
  • 13:40 Understanding insulin’s job(s)
  • 14:22 What is insulin resistance? 
  • 16:23 How elevated cortisol levels can lead to insulin resistance.
  • 20:28 Understanding how pre-diabetes can lead to diabetes
  • 23:25 Why pre-diabetes should be taken as seriously as Type 2 Diabetes
  • 26:20 Findings from a Lancet study reclassifying diabetes
  • 29:10 The importance of a Diabetes antibody test
  • 33:35 What can support you from a nutrition perspective if you have diabetes?
  • 38:27 Can vegetable oils impact your insulin sensitivity?
  • 40:08 How inflammation is the #1 cause of insulin resistance
  • 43:11 Can you try intermittent fasting if you are diabetic? 
  • 47:50 Is your body metabolically fit? 
  • 48:30 What other lifestyle activities are important for reversing your insulin resistance? 
  • 51:40 How a lack of quality sleep can lead to dysbiosis in the gut
  • 52:30 What nutrients and supplements does Dr. Mowll recommend?
  • 55:45 What is biotin?
  • 58:15 Indian gooseberry and bergamot as a remedy for diabetes
  • 1:00:00 Gymnema to reduce your sugar cravings!

How do you reduce inflammation in your body and help it heal better? Today’s episode covers everything you need to know about blood sugar, diabetes, pre-diabetes, and chronic inflammation. 

To unpack these important topics is Dr. Brian Mowll,  the founder and medical director of SweetLife® Diabetes Health Centers who serves clients worldwide as The Diabetes Coach™. Dr. Mowll helps people with all forms of diabetes properly manage their complex health conditions. 

What is blood sugar? What is hypoglycemia? What can happen in our body when we have low blood sugar – or when it gets too high? What are AGEs and how can someone develop insulin resistance?

Dr. Mowll answers these questions – and more – in a fascinating oversight of blood sugar, insulin, and insulin resistance that will surely appeal to anyone struggling with diabetes or chronic inflammation. 

If you know of someone struggling with inflammation, please share this episode with them as we believe that this content has the power to change lives! Please join us.


“When we look at the blood sugar it’s really important because it is our most readily available source of glucose to burn for fuel.”   

-Dr. Brian Mowll

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