Despite advances in medicine, increasingly technical surgical procedures, and significant amounts of time and money spent on research, modern health has steadily declined. We consistently see higher rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, among other illnesses.


Hyperinsulinism is an overproduction of insulin (AKA “storage hormone”) from the beta cells of our pancreas into the bloodstream. Our body requires tight regulation of blood sugar or glucose in the blood (not too low or too high) in order to function optimally. In order to keep the blood sugar levels from getting too high, the pancreas will produce insulin.

One of the many important jobs of insulin is getting excess sugar or glucose out of the blood and “store” it into the body’s cells to be utilised as energy.

Chronically elevated blood sugar leads to a high demand for insulin and ultimately a condition knows as insulin resistance. When we are insulin resistant our body will begin to store excess glucose as fat.

We also know hyperinsulinism is one of the main culprits behind type II diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, fertility problems, and mood disorders.

Pick any disease you can think of and google it with “hyperinsulinism” and you’ll likely find a connection. If we can understand and avoid the eating habits that trigger a state of hyperinsulinism, we can drastically reduce our chances of falling victim to many of the chronic diseases exploding across the globe.

The Problem

Our contemporary diets are full of processed and refined foods along with grains, cereal, rice, pasta, sodas, and sweets that are extremely high in carbohydrates.

  • These foods are often very toxic and contain artificial flavors, harmful additives and are extremely low in vitamins and minerals.
  • These foods are cheaply made and utilize many of the staple crops that are subsidized by the government: soy, wheat, and corn (which are mostly genetically modified).
  • These are the foods you are likely to see pop up in commercials. We’ve been conditioned to eat them and because of their high sugar content, can be very addictive. This is good for the food industry but bad for our health.

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When we consistently consume carbohydrate-rich foods (like in the SAD) we are bombarding our systems with sugar, as carbohydrates break down into simple sugars.

FYI…A breakfast of orange juice, oatmeal and toast = sugar, sugar and more sugar once it is broken down.

This way of eating will constantly drive our blood sugar levels up, requiring our bodies to work overtime producing insulin in a desperate attempt to maintain blood sugar levels in the optimal range.

Blood sugar levels that are chronically elevated cause damage in many of the body’s tissues including the nervous system, liver, pancreas, kidneys and blood vessels.

In other words, chronically elevated insulin levels create systemic inflammation, which leads to disease.

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The Solution

Focus on getting carbohydrates from nutrient-dense whole food sources with less sugar and more vitamins and minerals, such as vegetables and a little fruit.

Avoid carbohydrate-rich foods such as grains, dairy, sugar, and processed foods.  Also make efforts to eat animal-based protein and healthy fats at every meal to stimulate a glucagon response, which will help balance out your metabolism.


  • Glucagon is a hormone that also helps to regulate your blood sugar and counter-balance the effects of insulin.
  • Glucagon is stimulated by the ingestion of protein and will release sugar or glucose back into the bloodstream when levels are too low.
  • Glucagon is known as a “fat-burning” hormone that allows you to break down stored fat and stored liver glycogen to be utilized as energy.

This is one of the important reasons to consume animal-based protein at each meal. This good help with burning off that extra body fat.

One important thing to know, however, is if you have abundant insulin floating around it will inhibit glucagon’s fat-burning powers. You will have a hard time losing weight if you don’t ditch the sugar and insulin-spiking foods. Think of insulin as a “fat-storing” hormone that helps to clear the bloodstream of sugar when levels are too high.

Not All Carbohydrates Are Created Equal

Carbohydrates are present in:

vegetables -> fruit -> grains and starches -> fake, processed, & refined food

As we travel through this list from vegetables to fake food, we generally notice an increase in carbohydrate density and a reduction in the healthy vitamins and minerals the body needs to thrive.

Not only are these fake and processed foods richer in sugar, they also get converted more rapidly into the bloodstream as glucose, thus causing our bodies to produce more insulin and as a consequence chronically store more fat.

This is especially the case for liquid carbohydrates and manufactured foods as they have been stripped of fiber which helps slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream. And while wheat often gets promoted to being a complex carbohydrate rich in fiber.

It’s important to note that modern wheat is a complex carbohydrate called amylopectin A. This type of complex carbohydrate is a form that is easily digested and gets converted to glucose extremely rapidly into the bloodstream. Eating two slices of whole wheat bread will spike your blood sugar as much as a Snickers bar will.


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Jesslyn Lim

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

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