Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Welcome to the Mastering Blood Sugar podcast! This is episode one, with Ron Rosedale. Your host is Dr. Brian Mowll, the diabetes coach. He is a certified and master-licensed diabetes educator and IFM certified functional medicine practitioner. Each week, Dr. Brian Mowll will bring you an inspiring health or lifestyle expert to help you learn to boost your metabolism, lose weight, and master your blood sugar with natural, drug-free strategies.
Today, Dr. Brian Mowll interviews one of his early mentors in natural diabetes care and reversal — Dr. Ron Rosedale. Dr. Rosedale is an internationally-known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine, whose work with diabetics is truly groundbreaking. Very few physicians have had such consistent success in helping diabetics to eliminate or reduce their need for insulin and to reduce heart disease — both without drugs or surgery. Dr. Rosedale was the founder of the Rosedale Center and co-founder of the Colorado Center for Metabolic Medicine in Boulder, Colorado, and founder of the Carolina Center for Metabolic Medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. Through these centers, he has helped thousands suffering from so-called incurable diseases to regain their health. One of Dr. Rosedale’s life goals is to wipe out type 2 diabetes in this country as a model for the world. He’s also written a book called The Rosedale Diet that has proven treatment methods for diabetes, cardiovascular health, arthritis, osteoporosis, and other chronic diseases of aging.
In this interview today, Dr. Rosedale gives us a better understanding of the hormonal control of blood sugar and metabolism. He explains mTOR and how it relates to aging, cancer, and diabetes. He also teaches how to become better fat-burners and why he would rather have a patient with diabetes than a common cold, as well as his methods to reverse type 2 diabetes. He explains what the ACCORD trial taught us about aggressive diabetes treatment with medications. Dr. Rosedale also explains how we can optimize our genes for optimal health; why a ‘ketogenic’ diet is a terrible name for the low-carb, high-fat diet, and why we shouldn’t chase ketones; and his optimal diet for someone with diabetes or blood sugar problems.