Episode - Overcoming Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes with Dr. Beverly Yates

EPISODE 113

Overcoming Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes with Dr. Beverly Yates

“I think of the whole hormonal system as a spiderweb. If you pluck one little strand on the web, you’ll see the whole thing kind of quiver.” – Dr. Beverly Yates

When the thyroid is not functioning optimally and left untreated, you start to see a cascading effect on other systems. Whether it’s thyroid autoimmunity, hypothyroidism, or hyperthyroidism, we’ll often see accompanying issues with cortisol and the adrenal system and knock-on effects on insulin and blood sugar levels. The good news is that working on one or two usually yields the result and lowers the threshold risk for the others.

Today, I’m excited to be joined by Dr. Beverly Yates ND, a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Beverly is the nation’s leader in online type 2 diabetes care, and her virtual practice has programs and supplements to help people lower their blood sugar naturally, at home, without ever having to step foot in a clinic. Dr. Yates is on a mission to help 3 Million people heal from type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

In this conversation, Dr. Beverly and I discuss her background and her mission to help people with diabetes, the consequences of unmanaged type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, practical tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the need for self-care and prioritizing one’s health, the interconnectedness of the thyroid and adrenal systems, and more. Enjoy the episode!

 

About Dr. Beverly Yates

Dr. Beverly Yates ND is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She is the nation’s leader in online type 2 diabetes care. Her virtual practice has programs and supplements to help people lower their blood sugar naturally, at home, without ever having to step foot in a clinic.

Dr. Yates is on a mission to help 3 Million people heal from type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

She used her background in MIT Electrical Engineering and work as a Systems Engineer in Silicon Valley to create effective online programs for people with diabetes to achieve blood sugar control and live the life they love.

Dr. Yates is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in diabetes and heart disease. She is a published author of Heart Health for Black Women: A Natural Approach to Healing and Preventing Heart Disease, and co-author of multiple books, including with Jack Canfield, The Soul of Success, Vol. 2.

Dr. Yates is writing a new book on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, based on her Yates Protocol, focusing on 5 Practical, Enjoyable Steps to Reversing Type 2 and Prediabetes and Living the Life You Love.

Dr. Yates has been featured in numerous media outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Black News Channel, Fox, Sirius XM, MindBodyGreen, Essence Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Women’s World, Readers Digest, Rodale Press, and more.

 

During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Dr. Beverly’s background and her focus on helping people with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Consequences of unmanaged type 2 diabetes
  • Recognizing that insulin resistance is a warning sign
  • When to consider using a continuous glucose monitor
  • Key blood markers and how they relate to each other
  • What your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level tells us
  • Dr. Beverly’s five-step protocol for managing diabetes
  • Nutrition and meal timing strategies to help balance your blood sugar levels
  • Remembering the importance of sleep in the healing process
  • Why it’s worth incorporating both cardiovascular exercise and resistance training
  • Dr. Beverly’s approach to supplementation
  • Why self-care should be your primary responsibility
  • Dr. Beverly’s take on berberine and metformin
  • The interconnectedness of the hormonal system
  • How imbalances in the thyroid and adrenal systems can contribute to insulin resistance

 

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